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China's 4th scientific expedition to leave for North Pole on July 1

2010-06-24 10:46:43 GMT2010-06-24 18:46:43 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

The icebreaker "Snow Dragon" docks in the port in Shanghai, east China, June 24, 2010. The "Snow Dragon" will sail to the port city of Xiamen June 25, where China's fourth scientific expedition is scheduled to leave for the North Pole on July 1, and start the 85-day research expedition. (Xinhua/Pei Xin)

A worker conducts the arm of derrick to load goods on the icebreaker "Snow Dragon" in the port in Shanghai, east China, June 24, 2010. The "Snow Dragon" will sail to the port city of Xiamen June 25, where China's fourth scientific expedition is scheduled to leave for the North Pole on July 1, and start the 85-day research expedition. (Xinhua/Pei Xin)

Zhang Jiansong, a reporter with Xinhua, waves to relatives as she participates in China's fourth scientific expedition to the North Pole, on the icebreaker "Snow Dragon" in the port in Shanghai, east China, June 24, 2010. The "Snow Dragon" will sail to the port city of Xiamen June 25, where the expedition team is scheduled to leave for the North Pole on July 1, and start the 85-day research expedition. (Xinhua/Pei Xin)

Members of China's fourth scientific expedition to the North Pole bid farewell to relatives as they step on the icebreaker "Snow Dragon" in the port in Shanghai, east China, June 24, 2010. The "Snow Dragon" will sail to the port city of Xiamen June 25, where the expedition team is scheduled to leave for the North Pole on July 1, and start the 85-day research expedition. (Xinhua/Pei Xin)

The icebreaker "Snow Dragon" docks in the port in Shanghai, east China, June 24, 2010. The "Snow Dragon" will sail to the port city of Xiamen June 25, where China's fourth scientific expedition is scheduled to leave for the North Pole on July 1, and start the 85-day research expedition.

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