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Rescue workers recover the bodies of six people who died following a sled crash on Mount Cermis, northern Italy, early Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. Six Russians were killed and two others were injured late Friday after their snowmobile slammed into a fence and flipped over into a ditch during a night run down an Italian ski slope. (AP Photo/Federico Modica)
Photo by: Federico Modica
Rescue workers recover the bodies of six people who died following a sled crash on Mount Cermis, northern Italy, early Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. Six Russians were killed and two others were injured late Friday after their snowmobile slammed into a fence and flipped over into a ditch during a night run down an Italian ski slope. (AP Photo/Federico Modica)

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