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Mission up to top
Updated: 2004-04-08 01:18

Climbers from Chinese mainland and Taiwan wave goodbye to Lhasa and start their mission to conquer Qomolangma. Of the five climbers in the joint expedition, four are from Taiwan. Of the four, three have never been to Tibet before and two are 57 years old. They plan to climb to the top of Qomolangma by the end of May. [newsphoto]