Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world.

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Lake Baikal is the largest freshwater lake in the world (by volume) and the world's deepest lake. Somewhat crescent shaped, it is in the southern Siberia area of Russia. It is also the oldest lake in the world. It is home to approximately 1,700 to 1,800 endemic plant and animal species.