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Meteorite explodes over Russia, more than 1,000 injured

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

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...more

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

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

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

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...more

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

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

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

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...more

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

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

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

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...more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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