First passengers board rescue helicopter in Antarctica

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First passengers from Shoklakiy have taken off, now on their way to Aurora Australis http://t.co/PS4uOndHX4

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EXCLUSIVE: First picture of Chinese helicopter evacuation of Akademik Shokalskiy via @loztopham for @guardian http://t.co/9WEFChFy0K

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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.