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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.

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Passengers on stranded Antarctica ship wait for rescue

Images of the passengers on board the Russian ship stranded in freezing waters near Antarctica have been released as they wait to be rescued.

Barbara Tucker, a passenger aboard the stranded vessel, looks at an Adelie penguin off East Antarctica. Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Peacock
Nicole De Losa, a passenger on board the Russian vessel waves to a helicopter sent from the Chinese icebreaker Xue Long (Snow Dragon). Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Peacock
A thin coat of snow covers the deck of the trapped ship. Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Peacock

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