Calling your attention to BC-AA--Antarctica-Church At World's End, which will move at 12:01 a.m. EST on Friday, March 6, the third in a series of multi-format stories examining the world's least known continent. The series is the product of a rare two-week journey that an Associated Press team took to Antarctica along with scientists who were looking for hints of pollution and signs of global warming, among other things.

Stories, accompanied by photos, videos and an interactive, will run in English and Spanish. In addition to global warming, the series will explore increasing tourism and the search for strange life forms, among other topics. Along the way, we will introduce readers to some of the unique people who live and work in one of the world's most inhospitable places.


KING GEORGE ISLAND, Antarctica — Valentin Kirilov, a 38-year-old Russian priest for the world's southernmost Eastern Orthodox church who moonlights as a carpenter, rings the bells to call anybody who wants to pray on this sparsely populated Antarctic island. "In the world there's no tranquility and silence. But here, it's quiet enough," Kirilov says from inside the Holy Trinity Church, a tiny white-clapboard building perched precariously on a hill above a smattering of rugged homes for scientists, cooks and other service workers who call this frozen continent home at least part of the year. By Luis Andres Henao. BC-AA--Antarctica-Church At World's End. UPCOMING: 800 words. Photos and video by Natacha Pisarenko.

An updated Interactive will be available Friday in the interactives/2015/antarctica folder.

The AP