Chinese astronauts return to Earth

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, China's first female astronaut Liu Yang waves as she comes out of the re-entry capsule of Shenzhou-9 spacecraft in Siziwang Banner of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Friday, June 29, 2012. Liu and two other crew members emerged smiling from the capsule that returned safely to earth Friday from a 13-day mission to an orbiting module that is a prototype for a future space station. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Wang Jianmin) NO SALES

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China's first female astronaut and two other crew members emerged smiling from a capsule that returned safely to Earth on June 29 from a 13-day mission to an orbiting module that is a prototype for a future space station.

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