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Ground crew members move a solar powered plane into a hangar after it landed at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Chongqing early Tuesday after a 20-hour, 1,375-kilometer (854 mile) flight from Mandalay, Myanmar, on the fifth leg of the plane's attempt to circumnavigate the globe. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT



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