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Photos of the Day: The Nigerian Plane Graveyard

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 4:53pm
The Associated Press

Workers dismantle an abandoned airplane at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Nigerian aviation officials have begun trying to dismantle and remove the hulks of abandoned aircrafts from airports around this nation with a history of aviation disasters. Officials say there are least 65 abandoned planes at the country's airports, with at least 13 at Lagos' international airport. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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A worker looks out from the fuselage of an abandoned aircraft at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Nigerian aviation officials have begun trying to dismantle and remove the hulks of abandoned airplanes from airports around the country. Officials say there are least 65 abandoned planes at the country's airports, with at least 13 at Lagos' international airport. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

A passenger plane lands as workers dismantle an abandoned aircraft at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Nigerian aviation officials have begun trying to dismantle and remove the hulks of abandoned airplanes from airports around the country. Officials say there are least 65 abandoned planes at the country's airports, with at least 13 at Lagos' international airport. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

A man walks toward a row of abandoned airplanes at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Nigerian aviation officials have begun trying to dismantle and remove the hulks of abandoned aircrafts from airports around this nation with a history of aviation disasters. Officials say there are least 65 abandoned planes at the country's airports, with at least 13 at Lagos' international airport. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

A worker dismantles the wing of an abandoned airplane at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Nigerian aviation officials have begun trying to dismantle and remove the hulks of abandoned aircrafts from airports around this nation with a history of aviation disasters. Officials say there are least 65 abandoned planes at the country's airports, with at least 13 at Lagos' international airport. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

A worker dismantles an abandoned aircraft at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Nigerian aviation officials have begun trying to dismantle and remove the hulks of abandoned airplanes from airports around the country. Officials say there are least 65 abandoned planes at the country's airports, with at least 13 at Lagos' international airport. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

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