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Meteorite explodes over Russia, more than 1,000 injured

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Trail of a meteorite crossing the early morning sky above the city of Kamensk-Uralsky February 15, 2013, is seen in this still image taken from video footage from a dashboard journey recorder and obtained by REUTERS TV. REUTERS/Amateur video via Reuters TV

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The trail of a falling object is seen above a residential apartment block in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk, in this still image taken from video shot on February 15, 2013. REUTERS/OOO Spetszakaz

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Russian police work near an ice hole, said by the Interior Ministry department for Chelyabinsk region to be the point of impact of a meteor seen earlier in the Urals region, at lake Chebarkul some 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Chelyabinsk February 15, 2013. REUTERS/Chelyabinsk region Interior Ministry/Handout

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The trail of a falling object is seen above the Urals city of Chelyabinsk February 15, 2013, in this picture provided by www.chelyabinsk.ru. REUTERS/www.chelyabinsk.ru/Handout

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Russian police work near an ice hole, said by the Interior Ministry department for Chelyabinsk region to be the point of impact of a meteor seen earlier in the Urals region, at lake Chebarkul some 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Chelyabinsk February 15, 2013. REUTERS/Chelyabinsk region Interior Ministry/Handout

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A handout infra-red image taken by EUMETSAT Meteosat-9 geostationary satellite shows the thermal impact of the meteor that was seen near Chelyabinsk in Russia February 15, 2013. REUTERS/Copyright 2013 EUMETSAT/Handout

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A ruler is used to examine fragments said by the Interior Ministry department for Chelyabinsk region to be from a meteor, near an ice hole on lake Chebarkul some 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Chelyabinsk February 15, 2013. REUTERS/Chelyabinsk region Interior Ministry/Handout

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Workers repair damage caused after a meteorite passed above the Urals city of Chelyabinsk February 15, 2013. REUTERS/Yevgeni Yemeldinov

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Damage caused after a meteorite passed above the Urals city of Chelyabinsk, is seen in this picture provided by www.chelyabinsk.ru and taken February 15, 2013. REUTERS/www.chelyabinsk.ru/Handout

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Damage caused after a meteorite passed above the Urals city of Chelyabinsk February 15, 2013. REUTERS/www.chelyabinsk.ru/Handout

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A handout image from the SEVIRI instrument aboard Meteosat-10 geostationary satellite of EUMELSAT shows the vapour trail left by the meteor that was seen near Chelyabinsk in Russia February 15, 2013. REUTERS/Copyright 2013 EUMETSAT/Handout

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Damage caused after a meteorite passed above the Urals city of Chelyabinsk February 15, 2013. REUTERS/www.chelyabinsk.ru/Handout

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The trail of a falling object is seen above the Urals city of Chelyabinsk, in this view from a residential apartment February 15, 2013. REUTERS/Igor Lyapustin

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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 Chelyabinsk February 15, 2013. REUTERS/Andrei Kuzmin

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A man removes shards of glass from the frame of a broken window following sightings of a falling object in the sky in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk February 15, 2013. REUTERS/Andrei Kuzmin

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People look at damage to a shop following sightings of falling objects in the sky in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk February 15, 2013. REUTERS/Andrei Kuzmin

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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 February 15, 2013. REUTERS/OOO Spetszakaz

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