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Nepal avalanche kills 9

An avalanche hit a team of climbers on a high Himalayan peak in Nepal on Sunday, leaving at least nine dead and six others missing, officials said. Many of the climbers were French or German.

Mount Manaslu base camp, where rescuers attend to
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Mount Manaslu base camp, where rescuers attend to the victims of an avalanche that killed at least nine climbers, mostly European, with six climbers unaccounted for. (Sept. 23, 2012)

Rescuers attend to injured victims after an avalanche
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Rescuers attend to injured victims after an avalanche at the base camp of Mount Manaslu in northern Nepal. (Sept. 23, 2012)

An injured victim of an avalanche on Mount
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An injured victim of an avalanche on Mount Manaslu in Nepal is carried to a helicopter after being rescued at the base camp. (Sept. 23, 2012)

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French national Claude Belmas, 52, one of the
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French national Claude Belmas, 52, one of the survivors of an avalanche at Mount Manaslu in northern Nepal, receives treatment at a clinic in Katmandu, Nepal. (Sept. 23, 2012)

French national Armand Manel, 42, one of the
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French national Armand Manel, 42, one of the survivors of an avalanche at Mount Manaslu in northern Nepal, is carried on a wheelchair at a clinic in Katmandu, Nepal. (Sept. 23, 2012)

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