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IN PICTURES: Ever Given chokes Suez Canal

The container ship blocking the Suez Canal has sent shockwaves through global trade as officials stopped all ships entering the channel.

The 400-meter Ever Given, almost as long as the Empire State Building is high, is blocking transit in both directions.

READ: Closure of Suez Canal halts trade worth $9.6 billion a day

Size comparison stranded ship Ever Given
Pictures shows a a backhoe trying to dig out the keel of the Ever Given
Egyptian officials overseeing the rescue operations of cargo ship MV Ever Given
Satellite image of the 400-meter, 224,000-tonne Ever Given container ship blocking the Suez Canal
The cargo ship Ever Given sits with its bow stuck into the wall after it turned sideways blocking traffic
The container ship ran aground after it was hit by strong winds