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  1. Dry lake messed up as a Lear (7)
  2. Short Mervin found in summer vacation (4)
  3. Probabilistic risk analysis conceals deep lake (6)
  4. Historic city confounds a sand mark (9)
  5. Fantasy prince's body of water stirred as a pie scan (10)
  6. A sin reversed inside a Nissan (4)
  7. Sulky ski confusing large lake (8)
  8. Historic city hidden in Innsbruck hair parlour (7)
  9. B in a dream twisted mountainous lakes (9)
  10. Ski resort baffled shy UK lamb (9)

Where are we?

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1   Dry lake messed up as a Lear (7)

ARAL SEA (“as a Lear”, messed up. The Aral Sea is a lake which is currently losing water — the Eastern Basin of the lake is drying up.)

2   Short Mervin found in summer vacation (4)

MERV (thanks, @NudgeNudge! It’s an ancient city in Turkmenistan, currently a UNESCO World Heritage Site.)

3   Probabilistic risk analysis conceals deep lake (6)

proBAbilistIc risK anALysis hides BAIKAL. Lake BAIKAL is one of the deepest lakes in the world.

4   Historic city confounds a sand mark (9)

SAMARKAND (thanks, @NudgeNudge! This is a historic city in Uzbekistan.)

5   Fantasy prince's body of water stirred as a pie scan (10)

CASPIAN SEA (thanks, @NudgeNudge! One of the largest most distinctive bodies of water in Central Asia.)

6   A sin reversed inside a Nissan (4)

NISA (“a sin”, reversed, it is inside NISsAn. Nisa, Turkmenistan is described as the first seat of central government of the Parthians).

7   Sulky ski confusing large lake (8)

ISSYK-KUL (“sulky ski”, confused. Issyk-Kul is the 10th largest lake by volume in the world.)

8   Historic city hidden in Innsbruck hair parlour (7)

innsBrUcK HAiR pArlour hides the historic city of BUKHARA, Uzbekistan.

9   B in a dream twisted mountainous lakes (9)

BAND-E-AMIR (B in a dream, twisted. Band-e-Amir, Afghanistan is a national park with 6 lakes in the mountains.)

10  Ski resort baffled shy UK lamb (9)

SHYMBULAK (shy UK lamb, baffled. Shymbulak is a ski resort in Kazakhstan.)

So as found by @NudgeNudge, we are in

Remote locations of Central Asia!

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  • $\begingroup$ Well done! I had found one or two more but you were faster than me :) $\endgroup$ – NudgeNudge Oct 31 '18 at 23:18
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks! Full credit to you @NudgeNudge — you did some great work! $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Oct 31 '18 at 23:20
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Partial answer:

  1. Dry lake messed up as a Lear (7)

Aral sea
Aral sea is pretty dry these days
Aral sea is an anagram of "as a Lear".

  1. Short Mervin found in summer vacation

Merv
Merv is short for Mervin
SumMERVacation.

  1. Historic city confounds a sand mark (9)

Samarkand
Samarkand is a historic city in current Turkmenistan
Samarkand is an anagram of "as a pie scan".

  1. Fantasy prince's body of water stirred as a pie scan (10)

Caspian sea
Caspian is a prince from Chronicles of Narnia
Caspian Sea is an anagram of "a sand mark".

  1. A sin reversed inside a Nissan (4)

Nisa
Nisa is "a sin" reversed
You can find the letters of Nisa inside the word Nissan.

  1. Sulky ski confusing large lake (8)

Issyk-Kul
Issyk-Kul is an anagram of "sulky ski"
Issyk-Kul is a large lake in Kyrgyzstan.

  1. B in a dream twisted mountainous lakes (9)

Band-e Amir
Band-e Amir is an anagram of "B in a dream"
Band-e Amir is a national lake with lakes and natural dams.

  1. Ski resort baffled shy UK lamb (9)

Shymbulak
Shymbulak is a ski resort in Kazakhstan
Shymbulak is an anagram of "shy uk lamb".

So...

Are we in Central Asia then?

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