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Mountain climbers put on the coffin of their colleagues Ludovic... News PhotoAvalanche,Birthplace,Ceremony,Chamonix,Climbing,Coffin,Colleague,Death,Emergencies and Disasters,Europe,Flag,France,French Culture,Haute-Savoie,Horizontal,Material,Memorial,Mountain,Mountain Climbing,Moving Activity,Nepal,Paying,Tibetan Culture,VictimPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPMountain climbers put on the coffin of their colleagues Ludovic Challeat and Fabrice Priez, climbing material and Tibetan flags, during a memorial ceremony to pay tribute to the victims of the last week avalanche on Nepal's Manaslu mountain, on October 2, 2012, in Chamonix, that is considered the birthplace of European alpinism and the home of most of the French climbers killed. The four French -- two guides and two clients -- were among eight people killed after an avalanche swept through their camp on the side of the 8,156-metre (26,759-foot) Himalayan mountain, just hours before the alpinists were to make an attempt to reach the peak's summit. At left, the portrait of the climber Remy Lecluse, still missing. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT (Photo credit should read JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/GettyImages)