Russian ship frees itself from ice in Antarctic

In this photo taken in March 2006 the Captain Khlebnikov icebreaker seen in the Russia's Pacific port of Vladivostok, about 6,400 km (4,000 miles) east of Moscow. A Russian shipping company says that its icebreaker, the Captain Khlebnikov, carrying over 100 tourists, scientists and journalists, including a BBC camera crew, on an Antarctic cruise has got stuck in ice. The ship is waiting for a stronger wind to begin moving, Russian news agencies reported. (AP Photo) (AP Photo)

November 20, 2009 7:34:58 AM PST
A Russian cruise ship that has been struggling through a huge mass of sea ice for days has finally reached open water off Antarctica.

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