Soyuz spacecraft makes rare night landing

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Members of the ground rescue team carry International Space Station crew member Aki Hoshide, of Japan, center, shortly after landing near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan, on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Hoshide, NASA's Sunita Williams, and Russian astronaut Yury Malenchenko touched down in the dark, chilly expanses of central Kazakhstan onboard a Soyuz capsule Monday after a 125-day stay at the International Space Station.  (AP Photo/Maxim Shipenkov, Pool)

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A Russian Soyuz space capsule made a rare nighttime landing in the frigid steppes of Kazakhstan early Nov. 19, returning three astronauts to Earth after a four-month voyage to the International Space Station.

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