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An emergency vehicle stands by near the runway as space shuttle Discovery lands at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Wednesday, March 9, 2011. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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An emergency vehicle stands by near the runway as space shuttle Discovery lands at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Wednesday, March 9, 2011. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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