9 dead, 2 missing in Mont Blanc summer avalanche

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FILE - In this June 1, 2005 file picture the "Mont Maudit", center, and the "Mont Blanc" main peak, right rear, are photographed at 4,808 meters above sea level 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, File)