9 dead, 2 missing in Mont Blanc summer avalanche

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FILE - In this June 4, 2010 file picture the glaciated northern flank of "Mont Maudit" and "Mont Blanc" on 4808 meters above sea level, far back, "Bosses" ridge and the "Col du Dome" peak, right, as well as "Arete des Cosmiques" with the "Cosmiques" alpine hut, in the foreground below, is photographed above Chamonix, France. An avalanche in the French Alps on Thursday July 12, 2012 swept six climbers from several European countries to their deaths on a slope leading to Mont Blanc, left at least nine injured and several others unaccounted for, authorities said. Rescuers are searching for the missing. (AP Photo/Keystone/Arno Balzarini)