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Sun 31 May 2015 01:06 PM

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Round-the-world solar plane takes off from Nanjing for Hawaii

The first round-the-world solar-powered flight took off from China on Sunday (May 31).

Round-the-world solar plane takes off from Nanjing for Hawaii
People take pictures as the Swiss-made solar-powered plane Solar Impluse 2 takes off from Nanjing's Lukou International Airport in Nanjing, in China's eastern Jiangsu province, early on May 31, 2015. The revolutionary Solar Impulse 2 aircraft took off early on May 31 for a six-day flight over the Pacific Ocean, the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun. (AFP/Getty Images)

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