Greenland's ice: beauty and threat

Associated Press
In this July 19, 2011 photo, with the Jakobshavn ice fjord visible in the background, a researcher loads gear onto a helicopter retrieving him and his team from a site near the edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet, outside Ilulissat, Greenland. Across Greenland's vast white landscape, teams of researchers from around the world are searching for clues to the potential effects of global warming on Greenland's ice. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Greenland's Inuit people have countless terms in their language to describe ice in all its varieties. This gallery of photographs by AP's Brennan Linsley likewise is something of a visual vocabulary for the striking and beautiful forms ice takes on and around the giant Arctic island.

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