Buried 400 feet into a mountain, the 'doomsday vault' is keeping the world's seeds safe

Journalists gather near the entrance to the Global Seed Vault in Longyearbyen February 25, 2008. The vault has been built in a mountainside cavern on Spitsbergen Island around 1,000 km (600 miles) from the North Pole to store the world's crop seeds in case of disaster. The official opening will take place February 26.   REUTERS/Bob Strong (NORWAY) - RTR1XK1N

The Doomsday Vault is in one of the world's remotest locations. Image: REUTERS/Bob Strong

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