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By Mindy Nicewonger, University of California Irvine
Thinking back to the daily life at South Pole sometimes feels like a dream. However, the hundreds of pictures I took and the 500+ meters of ice core sitting in the archive freezer at the National Ice Core Laboratory prove that it really happened.