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A general view of the Vorkutinskaya mine in Russia's northern Komi region is seen in this August 29, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko/Files

A general view of the Vorkutinskaya mine in Russia's northern Komi region is seen in this August 29, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko/Files

A general view of the Vorkutinskaya mine in Russia's northern Komi region is seen in this August 29, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko/Files
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A general view of the Vorkutinskaya mine in Russia's northern Komi region is seen in this August 29, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko/Files

A general view of the Vorkutinskaya mine in Russia's northern Komi region is seen in this August 29, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko/Files

A general view of the Vorkutinskaya mine in Russia's northern Komi region is seen in this August 29, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko/Files
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A general view of the Vorkutinskaya mine in Russia's northern Komi region is seen in this undated file photo provided by Russia's Emergency Ministry. REUTERS/Russian Emergency Ministry/Handout

A general view of the Vorkutinskaya mine in Russia's northern Komi region is seen in this undated file photo provided by Russia's Emergency Ministry. REUTERS/Russian Emergency Ministry/Handout

A general view of the Vorkutinskaya mine in Russia's northern Komi region is seen in this undated file photo provided by Russia's Emergency Ministry. REUTERS/Russian Emergency Ministry/Handout
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