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Ice breaker Xuelong blocked during Antarctica expedition

2008-11-27 03:58:36 GMT2008-11-27 11:58:36 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

China's ice breaker Xuelong or "Snow Dragon" is blocked by thick ice around the Antarctica during her 25th expedition to Antarctica, on November 24, 2008. An ice detection team was formed on Tuesday to search for new routes due to the thick and condensed ice that stopped the ice breaker. [Xinhua]

Several members of the ice detection team walk on the ice to search for routes while China's ice breaker Xuelong or "Snow Dragon" is blocked by thick ice around the Antarctica during her 25th expedition to Antarctica, on November 24, 2008.[Xinhua]

China's ice breaker Xuelong or "Snow Dragon" is blocked by thick ice around the Antarctica during her 25th expedition to Antarctica, on November 24, 2008. [Xinhua]

A member of ice detection team measures the depth of the snow on ice with a stick while searching for routes for the blocked China's ice breaker Xuelong or "Snow Dragon" during her 25th expedition to Antarctica, on November 24, 2008. [Xinhua]

Several members of the ice detection team walk on the ice to search for routes while China's ice breaker Xuelong or "Snow Dragon" is blocked by thick ice around the Antarctica during her 25th expedition to Antarctica, on November 24, 2008. [Xinhua]

China's ice breaker Xuelong or "Snow Dragon" was blocked by thick ice around the Antarctica during her 25th expedition to Antarctica, on November 24, 2008.

An ice detection team was formed on Tuesday to search for new routes due to the thick and condensed ice that stopped the ice breaker.

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