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China's icebreaker sails among floe ice in the Chukchi Sea

2010-07-22 14:58:02 GMT2010-07-22 22:58:02 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Chinese expedition team members get preparation for a helicopter on the deck of China's icebreaker "Xue Long", or "Snow Dragon", July 22, 2010. The Snow Dragon sailed to sea-ice field in the Chukchi Sea and a helicopter is sent to check floe ice condition. (Xinhua/Zhang Jiansong)

China's icebreaker "Xue Long", or "Snow Dragon", sails among floe ice in the Chukchi Sea, July 22, 2010. The Snow Dragon encountered floe ice in the Chukchi Sea on Thursday. (Xinhua/Zhang Jiansong)

Chinese expedition team members get preparation for a helicopter on the deck of China's icebreaker "Xue Long", or "Snow Dragon", July 22, 2010. The Snow Dragon sailed to sea-ice field in the Chukchi Sea and a helicopter is sent to check floe ice condition. (Xinhua/Zhang Jiansong)

A helicopter takes off from the deck of China's icebreaker "Xue Long", or "Snow Dragon", July 22, 2010. The Snow Dragon sailed to sea-ice field in the Chukchi Sea and a helicopter is sent to check floe ice condition. (Xinhua/Zhang Jiansong)

Chinese expedition team members get preparation for a helicopter on the deck of China's icebreaker "Xue Long", or "Snow Dragon", July 22, 2010. The Snow Dragon sailed to sea-ice field in the Chukchi Sea and a helicopter is sent to check floe ice condition.

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