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Photos of the day - May 24, 2006

A firefighting plane sprays the cargo section at the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday. A huge fire engulfed the cargo section of Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport, temporarily disrupting air traffic and causing thousands of people to flee. Three people suffered smoke inhalation but there were no other casualties in the blaze which spewed thick black smoke high into the air. Authorities gave various possible causes for the fire, including a spark from a welder's torch or a short-circuit.