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This image taken by expedition doctor Andrew Peacock of www.footloosefotography.com on December 31, 2013 shows Ben Maddison and Ben Fisk working to place a wind indicator atop an ice feature near the MV Akademik Shokalskiy (L), still stuck in the ice off East Antarctica, as the ship waits for a possible helicopter rescue. The icebound Russian research vessel prepared to ring in the New Year in remote Antarctica on December 31 as blizzards hampered a helicopter rescue planned after several icebreaking attempts failed. The ship is carrying scientists and tourists who are following the Antarctic path of explorer Douglas Mawson a century ago, details of which at www.spiritofmawson.com, and have been carrying out the same scientific experiments his team conducted during the 1911-1914 Australian Antarctic Expedition — the first large-scale Australian-led scientific expedition to the frozen continent. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE AFP PHOTO / MANDATORY CREDIT: Andrew Peacock / www.footloosefotography.com