Soyuz space capsule carrying Russian-American astronauts lands Saturday AM in Kazakhstan [photos]

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Russian cosmonauts Yevgeny Tarelkin, left, Oleg Novitsky, center, and NASA’s astronaut Kevin Ford pose for a photo at the airport of the Kazakh city of Kostanai after their landing in northern Kazakhstan, Saturday, March 16, 2013. A Soyuz space capsule carrying a Russian-American crew members landed Saturday morning on the steppes of Kazakhstan, safely returning the three men to Earth after a 144-day mission to the International Space Station. The crew members had been scheduled to return on Friday, but the landing was postponed by a day because of bad weather. (AP Photo/Alexander Nemenov, Pool)

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Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky, left, and Yevgeny Tarelkin, second left, are greeted with flowers upon arrival at an airport in Kostanai, Kazakhstan, Saturday, March 16, 2013, after they return to the earth with NASA’s astronaut Kevin Ford, not in the photo, in a Soyuz space capsule.

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NASA’s astronaut Kevin Ford, wearing a Kazakh traditional costume, poses for a photo with Matryoshka wooden doll with his portrait after his return to the earth with Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Yevgeny Tarelkin in a Soyuz space capsule in northern Kazakhstan, at an airport of the Kazakh city of Kostanai, Saturday, March 16, 2013.

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NASA’s astronaut Kevin Ford arrives back to the earth with Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Yevgeny Tarelkin, not in the photo, in a Soyuz space capsule, at an airport of Kazakh city of Kostanai, Saturday, March 16, 2013.

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Russian cosmonauts Yevgeny Tarelkin, left, Oleg Novitsky, center, and NASA’s astronaut Kevin Ford have light moments as they pose for a photo at the airport of the Kazakh city of Kostanai after their landing in northern Kazakhstan, Saturday, March 16, 2013.

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All photos: AP Photo/Alexander Nemenov, Pool

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