A photo released by the Australian Antarctic Division on Thursday shows a rescue worker, left, directing passengers who spent Christmas and New Year trapped on the icebound Russian research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy in Antarctica after they disembarked from a rescue helicopter from the Chinese ship Xue Long, right, after they were airlifted from the ice in a dramatic rescue mission. The Chinese helicopter, which landed on a makeshift landing pad next to the marooned ship, ferried the scientists, tourists and journalists in groups of 12 to an Australian government supply ship, the Aurora Australis.Jan 05, 2014


Photo: AFP / Jessica Fitzpatrick / Australian Antarctic Division

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