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Giant Antarctic iceberg breaks free

An Antarctic suspense story has come to an end with one of the largest icebergs ever observed breaking off the Larsen C Ice Shelf. The slow-motion breakup was closely monitored by scientists, who say that the 6,000 km² (2,300 mi²) ice floe now adrift in the sea is 190 m (625 ft) thick and represents 10 percent of the shelf.

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