In pictures: US, Russian crew lands safely after 173 days stay in space

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Russia's Soyuz MS-02 space capsule carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew members, NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, descends before landing in a remote area outside the town of Dzhezkazgan (Zhezkazgan), Kazakhstan. (/Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool /REUTERS)

Russia's Soyuz MS-02 space capsule carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew members, NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, descends before landing in a remote area outside the town of Dzhezkazgan (Zhezkazgan), Kazakhstan. (/Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool /REUTERS)

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Ground personnel carry International Space Station (ISS) crew member and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough shortly after the landing of Russia's Soyuz MS-02 space capsule near the town of Dzhezkazgan (Zhezkazgan), Kazakhstan. Three space fliers have safely touched down on Earth after almost six months aboard the International Space Station. (Bill Ingalls/NASA / REUTERS)

Ground personnel carry International Space Station (ISS) crew member and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough shortly after the landing of Russia's Soyuz MS-02 space capsule near the town of Dzhezkazgan (Zhezkazgan), Kazakhstan. Three space fliers have safely touched down on Earth after almost six months aboard the International Space Station. (Bill Ingalls/NASA / REUTERS)

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This NASA handout photo shows the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft as it lands with Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Flight Engineers Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos near the town of Zhezkazgan. They have spent 173 days in space during their flight. (Bill Ingalls/NASA / AFP)

This NASA handout photo shows the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft as it lands with Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Flight Engineers Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos near the town of Zhezkazgan. They have spent 173 days in space during their flight. (Bill Ingalls/NASA / AFP)

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Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov of Roscosmos rests in a chair outside the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft just minutes after he, landed. (Bill Ingalls/NASA / AP)

Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov of Roscosmos rests in a chair outside the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft just minutes after he, landed. (Bill Ingalls/NASA / AP)

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Russian cosmonaut Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos rests in a chair outside the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft just minutes after he landed. (Bill Ingalls/NASA / AP)

Russian cosmonaut Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos rests in a chair outside the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft just minutes after he landed. (Bill Ingalls/NASA / AP)

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A Soyuz space capsule hangs beneath its parachute while returning Expedition 50 crewmembers Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko to Earth in Kazakhstan on April 10, 2017. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool /REUTERS)

A Soyuz space capsule hangs beneath its parachute while returning Expedition 50 crewmembers Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko to Earth in Kazakhstan on April 10, 2017. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool /REUTERS)

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he Russian Soyuz capsule carrying the International Space Station’s Expedition 50 crew lands safely in the steppes of Kazakhstan. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool / AFP)

he Russian Soyuz capsule carrying the International Space Station’s Expedition 50 crew lands safely in the steppes of Kazakhstan. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool / AFP)

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NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough (left) and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov (center) and Andrey Borisenko (right) are seen seated shortly after landing their Soyuz spacecraft (Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool / REUTERS)

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough (left) and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov (center) and Andrey Borisenko (right) are seen seated shortly after landing their Soyuz spacecraft (Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool / REUTERS)

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