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People attend the launch of an Ariane-5 rocket, carrying two... News PhotoAriane V,Attending,Carrying,Communication,Europe,Exploding,French Guiana,French Overseas Territory,Kourou,People,Rocket,Science and Technology,Space,Space Exploration,Space Mission,Taking Off,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPPeople attend the launch of an Ariane-5 rocket, carrying two telecommunication satellites and blasting off from the European space centre of Kourou, French Guiana on August 2, 2012. It will eventually place into orbit two geostationary telecommunication satellites -- Intelsat-20 for international satellite operator Intelsat, and HYLAS 2 for European operator Avanti Communications. Intelsat-20, which weighs more than six tonnes, will provide a large number of telecommunication, video, telephone and data transmission services in Europe, the Middle East, Russia and Asia. AFP PHOTO JEROME VALLETTE (Photo credit should read JEROME VALLETTE/AFP/GettyImages)