PHOTOS Xuelong crosses into Southern Hemisphere on polar expedition

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Xuelong crosses into Southern Hemisphere on polar expedition

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15:27, November 10, 2018

A scientist releases a weather balloon carrying well-wishes from on board Chinese research icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, as the vessel crosses the equator into the Southern Hemisphere on November 9, 2018. Xuelong embarked on China's 35th Antarctica expedition from Shanghai on November 2 and is scheduled to arrive in Hobart, Australia in a week's time before heading to the Zhongshan Station in Antarctica. [Photo: Xinhua]

Scientists celebrate on deck as Chinese research icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, crosses the equator into the Southern Hemisphere on November 9, 2018. Xuelong embarked on China's 35th Antarctica expedition from Shanghai on November 2 and is scheduled to arrive in Hobart, Australia in a week's time before heading to the Zhongshan Station in Antarctica. [Photo: Xinhua]

Scientists compete in a tug-of-war on the decks of Chinese research icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, as the vessel crosses the equator into the Southern Hemisphere on November 9, 2018. Xuelong embarked on China's 35th Antarctica expedition from Shanghai on November 2 and is scheduled to arrive in Hobart, Australia in a week's time before heading to the Zhongshan Station in Antarctica. [Photo: Xinhua]

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