WEEK IN PHOTOS: Glowing Monkeys, Cheese Race, More

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Glowing Monkeys, Cheese Race, More
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Baikonur, Kazakhstan, May 25, 2009--Onlookers gather at the Baikonu Cosmodrome on Monday to see a Russian-built Soyuz rocket that would carry new crew members to join the four already aboard the orbiting International Space Station.

The rocket, carrying a Russian cosmonaut and a Belgian astronaut, launched on Wednesday and is expected to reach the space station on Friday. The mission marks the first time the station will be manned by six permanent crew members. The launch also marks the first time the station's crew will include representatives from all five of the station's international partners: the United States' NASA, Russia's Roskosmos, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, the European Space Agency, and the Canadian Space Agency.
— Photograph by Sergey Ponomarev/AP
 
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