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Mother ship of China's manned submersible returns


16:22, August 23, 2011

The "Xiangyanghong 09" scientific exploration ship moored to its berth at a port in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Aug. 23, 2011. The scientific exploration ship returned to Qingdao Tuesday. The "Xiangyanghong 09" was the mother ship of China's manned submersible, the Jiaolong, during the time when the submersible carried out test dive missions in July and August. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

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