Tourists dead in Egyptian balloon crash

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A hot air balloon flying over Luxor caught fire, killing at least 19 foreign tourists in one of the world's deadliest ballooning accidents. (Feb. 26, 20133)

This photo made available by Christopher Michel shows
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This photo made available by Christopher Michel shows the launch site near Luxor in Egypt, shortly prior to a hot air balloon explosion which killed at least 19 tourists. (Feb. 26, 2013).

Egyptians gather at the site of a balloon
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Egyptians gather at the site of a balloon crash where the remains of the burned gondola are seen, outside al-Dhabaa village, just west of the city of Luxor, 320 miles south of Cairo, Egypt. (Feb. 26, 2013)

Rescue workers and civilians search for bodies at
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Rescue workers and civilians search for bodies at the scene of a balloon crash outside al-Dhabaa village, just west of the city of Luxor, 320 miles south of Cairo, Egypt. (Feb. 26, 2013)

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Rescue workers inspect the scene of a balloon
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Rescue workers inspect the scene of a balloon crash outside al-Dhabaa village, just west of the city of Luxor, 510 kilometers (320 miles) south of Cairo, Egypt. (Feb. 26, 2013)

Egyptians gather near the scene of a balloon
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Egyptians gather near the scene of a balloon crash outside al-Dhabaa village, just west of the city of Luxor, 320 miles south of Cairo, Egypt. (Feb. 26, 2013)

Officials from the Kuoni Travel Group, from right,
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Officials from the Kuoni Travel Group, from right, Assistant Manager of Group Tour Paul Chan, General Manager of Sales, Marketing and Distribution Raymond Ng and Customer Services Manager Coral Kwok open a press conference in Hong Kong about an accident on their Egypt tour. (Feb. 26, 2013)

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