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Photos: Fatal hot air balloon crash

Updated 9:53 AM ET, Tue February 26, 2013
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Egyptians inspect the site where a hot air balloon exploded over the city of Luxor on Tuesday, February 26. Eighteen tourists were killed when the balloon dropped almost 1,000 feet (about 300 meters), authorities said. Three people were injured. STRinger/AFP/Getty Images
A security officer and a rescue official examine the wreckage in the ancient city on February 26. It was the deadliest hot air balloon accident in the world in at least 20 years. STRINGER/REUTERS /LANDOV
Egyptians check out the scene of the explosion. STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images
An ambulance crew carries the body of a tourist who died in the crash. STRINGER/REUTERS /LANDOV
Egyptian medics carry a body on a stretcher. Stringer/EPA/Landov
A body gets loaded onto an ambulance. STRINGER/REUTERS /LANDOV