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Egypt hot air balloon tragedy

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Japanese travel agent Okumura Hatsuko, bottom right, and Luxor's Govornor Ezzat Saad, bottom left, lay flowers to pay respect to Japanese tourists that died from a hot air balloon accident, in Luxor, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. A hot air balloon carrying tourists over Egypt's ancient city of Luxor caught fire on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 and some passengers trying to escape the flames leaped to their deaths before the craft crashed in a sugar cane field. At least 19 tourists were killed in one of the world's deadliest ballooning accidents. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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A hot air balloon flying over Egypt's ancient city of Luxor caught fire and crashed into a sugar cane field on Feb. 26, killing 19 foreign tourists in one of the world's deadliest ballooning accidents and handing a new blow to Egypt's ailing tourism industry.

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