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Balloon tragedy in Egypt

<p>The bodies of tourists who died after a hot air balloon crashed lie on the ground in Luxor, February 26, 2013. 
REUTERS/Stringer</p>

The bodies of tourists who died after a hot air balloon crashed lie on the ground in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

The bodies of tourists who died after a hot air balloon crashed lie on the ground in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A resident walks past the wreckage of a hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. 
REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany</p>

A resident walks past the wreckage of a hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A resident walks past the wreckage of a hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

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<p>Egyptian paramedics carry the body of a victim of a hot air balloon accident from a morgue at Luxor's International Hospital to be transferred to the airport, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Egyptian paramedics carry the body of a victim of a hot air balloon accident from a morgue at Luxor's International Hospital to be transferred to the airport, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

Egyptian paramedics carry the body of a victim of a hot air balloon accident from a morgue at Luxor's International Hospital to be transferred to the airport, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Onlookers stand near a shoe belonging to a victim of a hot air balloon crash in Luxor, February 26, 2013. 

REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany</p>

Onlookers stand near a shoe belonging to a victim of a hot air balloon crash in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Onlookers stand near a shoe belonging to a victim of a hot air balloon crash in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

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<p>An ambulance crew transport the body of one of the tourists who died after a hot air balloon crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

An ambulance crew transport the body of one of the tourists who died after a hot air balloon crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

An ambulance crew transport the body of one of the tourists who died after a hot air balloon crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Night watchmen guard the wreckage of a hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. 
REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany</p>

Night watchmen guard the wreckage of a hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Night watchmen guard the wreckage of a hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

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<p>Police and rescue officials lift the bodies of tourists who died after a hot air balloon crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Police and rescue officials lift the bodies of tourists who died after a hot air balloon crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

Police and rescue officials lift the bodies of tourists who died after a hot air balloon crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A night watchman stands guard near the wreckage of a hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. 
REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany</p>

A night watchman stands guard near the wreckage of a hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A night watchman stands guard near the wreckage of a hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

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<p>A man examines the wreckage of a hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A man examines the wreckage of a hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

A man examines the wreckage of a hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>An ambulance crew lift the body of one of the tourists who died after a hot air balloon crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

An ambulance crew lift the body of one of the tourists who died after a hot air balloon crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

An ambulance crew lift the body of one of the tourists who died after a hot air balloon crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Security personnel guard the wreckage of a hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. 
REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany</p>

Security personnel guard the wreckage of a hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Security personnel guard the wreckage of a hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

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<p>The body of one of the tourists who died after a hot air balloon crashed is loaded onto an ambulance in Luxor, February 26, 2013.  REUTERS/Stringer</p>

The body of one of the tourists who died after a hot air balloon crashed is loaded onto an ambulance in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

The body of one of the tourists who died after a hot air balloon crashed is loaded onto an ambulance in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Night watchmen stand guard near the wreckage of a hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. 

REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany</p>

Night watchmen stand guard near the wreckage of a hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Night watchmen stand guard near the wreckage of a hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

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<p>Night watchmen guard the wreckage of a hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. 
REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany</p>

Night watchmen guard the wreckage of a hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Night watchmen guard the wreckage of a hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

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<p>A man looks at a piece of the wreckage of a hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. 
REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany</p>

A man looks at a piece of the wreckage of a hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A man looks at a piece of the wreckage of a hot air balloon that crashed in Luxor, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

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