Australian rescue ship pictured from helicopter

The rescued passengers are now aboard the Australian icebreaker Aurora Australis, seen from the rescue helicopter in the photo below:

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Our wonderful new home - the Aurora Australis (seen from our Chinese rescue helicopter) via @loztopham for @guardian http://t.co/1zkbsn5VOm

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All 52 passengers rescued from ship trapped in Antarctic

An American heavy icebreaker is leaving Australia for Antarctica to rescue more than 120 crew members aboard two vessels trapped in ice near the frozen continent's eastern edge. 52 scientists were rescued from the Russian ship last week.