Priest at Baikonur

A Russian Orthodox priest blesses the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft at the launch pad of the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome,

KAZAKHSTAN, BAIKONUR : A Russian Orthodox priest blesses the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft at the launch pad of the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, on December 20, 2011. The launch of the Soyuz TMA-03M with an international crew aboard including US astronaut Donald Pettit, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers, is scheduled on December 21. Credit  AFP/East News

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