Soyuz spacecraft makes rare night landing

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Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, center, U.S. astronaut Sunita Williams, above, and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide,  crew members of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, gesture prior to the launch of the Soyuz-FG  rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur Cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan, Sunday, July 15, 2012.  (AP Photo/Vyacheslav Oseledko, Pool)

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A Russian Soyuz space capsule made a rare nighttime landing in the frigid steppes of Kazakhstan early Nov. 19, returning three astronauts to Earth after a four-month voyage to the International Space Station.

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