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Fire in the sky: Nearly 1,100 injured as meteor falls in Russia
A 10-ton meteor streaked at supersonic speed over Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday, setting off blasts that injured nearly 1,100 people and frightened countless more.

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Feb. 15, 2013: A meteorite contrail is seen over Chelyabinsk. A meteor streaked across the sky of Russias Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and reportedly injuring around 1,000 people, including many hurt by broken glass.

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Friday, Feb. 15, 2013: A circular hole in the ice of Chebarkul Lake where a meteor reportedly struck the lake near Chelyabinsk, about 930 miles east of Moscow, Russia.
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Feb. 15, 2013: A meteorite contrail is seen over a vilage of Bolshoe Sidelnikovo 50 km of Chelyabinsk. A meteor streaked across the sky of Russias Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and reportedly injuring around 1,000 people, including many hurt by broken glass.

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Map locates Chelyabinsk, Russia, where a meteor caused explosions in the area.
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Feb. 15, 2013: In this photo taken with a mobile phone camera, a meteorite contrail is seen in Chelyabinsk region. A meteor streaked across the sky of Russias Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and reportedly injuring around 1,000 people, including many hurt by broken glass.

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Feb. 15, 2013: In this photo taken with a mobile phone camera, a meteorite contrail is seen in Chelyabinsk region. A meteor streaked across the sky of Russias Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and reportedly injuring around 1,000 people, including many hurt by broken glass.

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Feb. 15, 2013: In this photo, municipal workers repair a damaged electric power circuit outside a zinc factory building with about 6000 square feet of a roof collapsed after a meteorite exploded over in Chelyabinsk region.

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Feb. 15, 2013: In this photo taken with a mobile phone camera, a meteorite contrail is seen in Chelyabinsk region.

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Feb. 15, 2013: In this photo taken with a mobile phone camera, a minivan passes a zinc factory building with about 6,000 square feet of a roof collapsed in Chelyabinsk.

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Feb. 15, 2013: In this frame grab made from a video done with a dashboard camera, on a highway from Kostanai, Kazakhstan, to Chelyabinsk region, Russia, provided by Nasha Gazeta newspaper, on Friday, a meteorite contrail is seen. (AP Photo/Nasha Gazeta)
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Feb. 15, 2013: In this photo provided by Chelyabinsk.ru, a woman cleans away glass debris from a window after a meteorite explosion over Chelyabinsk region. (AP Photo/ Yevgenia Yemelyanova)
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February 15, 2013: A man identifying himself as Viktor poses for a photograph after receiving treatment for injuries sustained from a shock wave that followed after a falling object was sighted in the sky in the Urals region, at an emergency room in a hospital in Chelyabinskk, Russia.
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February 15, 2013: People look at damage to a shop following sightings of a falling object in the sky in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk, Russia.
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Feb. 15, 2013: In this photo provided by E1.ru a meteorite contrail is seen over a vilage of Bolshoe Sidelnikovo.

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Feb. 15, 2013: Cars pass by a zinc factory building with its roof collapsed in Chelyabinsk, about 930 miles east of Moscow. There was no immediate clarification of whether the collapse was caused by meteorites or by a shock wave from one of the explosions.

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Feb. 15, 2013: A local resident repairs a window broken by a shock wave from a meteor explosion in Chelyabinsk, about 930 miles east of Moscow.

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February 15, 2013: Damage caused after a meteorite passed above the Urals city of Chelyabinsk .
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February 15, 2013: The trail of a falling object is seen above a residential apartment block in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk, in this still image.

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February 15, 2013: Broken windows and debris are seen inside a sports hall following sightings of a falling object in the sky in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk, Russia.
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Fire in the sky: Nearly 1,100 injured as meteor falls in Russia

A 10-ton meteor streaked at supersonic speed over Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday, setting off blasts that injured nearly 1,100 people and frightened countless more.

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