A crew member walks in front of the airplane during the 30th anniversary of the maiden flight of the world's largest serially manufactured cargo airplane Antonov An-124 Ruslan in Leipzig, central Germany, Monday, April 8, 2013. The first flight took place in December 1982 and the first exposure to the West followed in 1985 at the Paris Air Show. It was designed by the Antonov design bureau in the Ukrainian SSR, then part of the Soviet Union. In March 2006, the Ruslans Salis GmbH started missions within SALIS (Strategic Airlift Interim Solution) program of NATO and EU. Two of the world biggest airplanes are equal participants of the program and based at the Leipzig airport. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
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