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An Iranian scientist holds a live monkey at an unknown location on... News PhotoAnimal,Business,Horizontal,Iran,Kilometer,Middle East,Monkey,Science and Technology,Scientist,Space Capsule,Space Exploration,Space Mission,SpacewalkPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPAn Iranian scientist holds a live monkey at an unknown location on January 28, 2013, which Iranian news agencies said returned alive after it traveled in a capsule to an altitude of 120 kilometres (75 miles) for a sub-orbital flight. Iran took a 'big step' towards sending astronauts into space by 2020, successfully launching a monkey above the Earth's atmosphere, Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi told state television. AFP PHOTO/IRNA/STR (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)