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A part of the Larsen B ice shelf in Antarctica, after it collapsed with staggering rapidity according to British scientists, is shown here March 8, 2002, from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) ship James Clark Ross. The ice shelf had a surface area of some 3,250 square kilometers (1,250 square miles) and some 200 meters (650 feet) thick, before it collapsed into small icebergs. It is announced Tuesday March 19, 2002, that British scientists noted the changes on satellite images in early March 2002, prompting an aerial survey of the area and this shipborn investigation to obtain photographs and samples for scientific research. (AP Photo/British Antarctic Survey, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT – MAGAZINES OUT – NO SALES