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Helicopter Rescue Begins for Stranded Antarctic Ship

Dozens of passengers aboard a Russian research ship stuck for over a week in the Antarctic ice were preparing to be evacuated Thursday, after a rescue helicopter finally was able to land nearby.Video posted on YouTube by Chris Turney, one of the scientists on the ship, showed a Chinese helicopter landing on the ice near the Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been stranded since Christmas Eve.Fifty-two passengers - including scientists, tourists, and journalists - are waiting to board the...

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