Passengers rescued from icebound Antarctic ship

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Passengers rescued from icebound Antarctic ship

January 2, 2014 Updated Jan 2, 2014 at 2:23 PM CDT

All 52 passengers trapped for more than a week on an icebound Russian research ship in the Antarctic were rescued when a Chinese helicopter swooped in and plucked them from the ice a dozen at a time.

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