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UPDATED: 09:12, January 19, 2005
Chinese scientists reach Antarctic icecap peak
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The file photo taken in 2002 shows members of Chinese expedition setting up an aerograph device on an icecap in Antarctica. Chinese expedition arrived at the highest icecap peak in Antarctica at 3:16 a.m.(Beijing time), on Jan. 18, 2005, according to the polar expedition office of the State Oceanic Administration (SOA). They are the first humans to reach the peak of Dome A Icecap 4,039 miters above sea level, located at 80:22:00 degrees south latitude and 77:21:11 degrees east longitude.

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The TV-grab photo shows two members of Chinese expedition standing at the highest icecap peak in Antarctica at 3:16 a.m.(Beijing time),on Jan.18, 2005, according to the polar expedition office of the State Oceanic Administration (SOA).

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Chinese Antarctica explorers during their training. File photo taken in September 2004.

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The polar expedition ship Xuelong (Snow Dragon) berths in the harbor of Ushuaia, southern Argentina, Jan. 7, 2005. Members of the Chinese Antarctica research team aboard Xuelong arrived here on Friday and were welcomed by Argentine local government officials and Chinese embassy officials. The Xuelong will stay in Ushuaia for three days for replenishment and then go back to Zhongshan (Dr. Sun Yat-sen) Station, one of the two stations China built on the continent in the 1980s.

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Members of China's 21st Antarctica research team work near their polar expedition ship Xuelong (Snow Dragon) in Antarctica, Jan. 8, 2004.

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Members of Chinese expedition setting up an aerograph device on an icecap in Antarctica (File Photo in 2002). Chinese expedition arrived at the highest icecap peak in Antarctica at 3:16 a.m. (Beijing time), Jan.18, 2005, according to the polar expedition office of the State Oceanic Administration (SOA). They are the first humans to reach the peak of Dome A Icecap 4,039 miters above sea level, located at 80:22:00 degrees south latitude and 77:21:11 degrees east longitude.

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The file photo shows the polar expedition ship Xuelong (Snow Dragon) of China's 21th Antarctica research team.The file photo shows the polar expedition ship Xuelong (Snow Dragon) of China's 21st Antarctica research team.

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The file photo shows a snowmobile transporting provisions for China's 21st Antarctica research team.

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