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Quebec train explosion

<p>A firefighter stands close to the remains of a train wreckage in Lac Megantic July 8, 2013.  REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger</p>

A firefighter stands close to the remains of a train wreckage in Lac Megantic July 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

A firefighter stands close to the remains of a train wreckage in Lac Megantic July 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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<p>Wagons of the train wreck are seen in Lac Megantic, July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger</p>

Wagons of the train wreck are seen in Lac Megantic, July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

Wagons of the train wreck are seen in Lac Megantic, July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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<p>Debris from the explosion of a train are seen in Lac Megantic, July 9, 2013.  REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger</p>

Debris from the explosion of a train are seen in Lac Megantic, July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

Debris from the explosion of a train are seen in Lac Megantic, July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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<p>A police officer walks amongst axle gear in Lac Megantic, July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger</p>

A police officer walks amongst axle gear in Lac Megantic, July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

A police officer walks amongst axle gear in Lac Megantic, July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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<p>Debris from the explosion of a train are seen in front of a drugstore in Lac Megantic July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger</p>

Debris from the explosion of a train are seen in front of a drugstore in Lac Megantic July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

Debris from the explosion of a train are seen in front of a drugstore in Lac Megantic July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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<p>Fire from a train explosion is seen in Lac Megantic, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Fire from a train explosion is seen in Lac Megantic, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

Fire from a train explosion is seen in Lac Megantic, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>First responders fight burning trains after a train derailment and explosion in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013.     REUTERS/Transportation Safety Board of Canada/Handout via Reuters</p>

First responders fight burning trains after a train derailment and explosion in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Transportation Safety Board of Canada/Handout via Reuters

First responders fight burning trains after a train derailment and explosion in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Transportation Safety Board of Canada/Handout via Reuters

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<p>A police officer walks amongst axle gear in Lac Megantic, Quebec July 9, 2013.  REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger</p>

A police officer walks amongst axle gear in Lac Megantic, Quebec July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

A police officer walks amongst axle gear in Lac Megantic, Quebec July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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<p>The burnt facade of Ariko restaurant is pictured near the train wreck in Lac Megantic, July 9, 2013.  REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger</p>

The burnt facade of Ariko restaurant is pictured near the train wreck in Lac Megantic, July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

The burnt facade of Ariko restaurant is pictured near the train wreck in Lac Megantic, July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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<p>A man console his friend at the Polyvanlente Montignac, the school sheltering the people who were forced to leave their houses after the explosion, in Lac Megantic, July 8, 2013.  REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger</p>

A man console his friend at the Polyvanlente Montignac, the school sheltering the people who were forced to leave their houses after the explosion, in Lac Megantic, July 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

A man console his friend at the Polyvanlente Montignac, the school sheltering the people who were forced to leave their houses after the explosion, in Lac Megantic, July 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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<p>The remains of a burnt train are seen in Lac Megantic, July 8, 2013.   REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger</p>

The remains of a burnt train are seen in Lac Megantic, July 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

The remains of a burnt train are seen in Lac Megantic, July 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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<p>An oil spill from the train wreck flows into lake Megantic at Lac Megantic, July 8, 2013.   REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger</p>

An oil spill from the train wreck flows into lake Megantic at Lac Megantic, July 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

An oil spill from the train wreck flows into lake Megantic at Lac Megantic, July 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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<p>Workers and firefighters work on the remains of downtown Lac Megantic, July 8, 2013.    REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger</p>

Workers and firefighters work on the remains of downtown Lac Megantic, July 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

Workers and firefighters work on the remains of downtown Lac Megantic, July 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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<p>A layer of crude oil lies on the surface of La Chaudiere River as it flows from the town of Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013.    REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>

A layer of crude oil lies on the surface of La Chaudiere River as it flows from the town of Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

A layer of crude oil lies on the surface of La Chaudiere River as it flows from the town of Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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<p>The remains of a home lie in rubble as firefighters continue working on the scene of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013.   REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>

The remains of a home lie in rubble as firefighters continue working on the scene of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

The remains of a home lie in rubble as firefighters continue working on the scene of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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<p>Firefighters work at the scene of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013.    REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>

Firefighters work at the scene of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Firefighters work at the scene of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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<p>Residents and people from nearby towns gather at a lookout point to see the town of Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013.  REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>

Residents and people from nearby towns gather at a lookout point to see the town of Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Residents and people from nearby towns gather at a lookout point to see the town of Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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<p>Firefighters walk past a burnt out vehicle near the train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013.   REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>

Firefighters walk past a burnt out vehicle near the train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Firefighters walk past a burnt out vehicle near the train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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<p>A woman comforts her friend while they sit on the grass at the Polyvalente Montignac, the school sheltering the people who were forced to leave their houses after the explosion, in Lac Megantic, July 7, 2013.  REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger</p>

A woman comforts her friend while they sit on the grass at the Polyvalente Montignac, the school sheltering the people who were forced to leave their houses after the explosion, in Lac Megantic, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

A woman comforts her friend while they sit on the grass at the Polyvalente Montignac, the school sheltering the people who were forced to leave their houses after the explosion, in Lac Megantic, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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<p>Melted siding on a home is seen near the scene of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013.   REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>

Melted siding on a home is seen near the scene of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Melted siding on a home is seen near the scene of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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<p>A firefighter works on the scene of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013.    REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>

A firefighter works on the scene of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

A firefighter works on the scene of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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<p>A woman kisses a child on the head while waiting outside the Polyvalente Montignac, the school sheltering the people who were forced to leave their houses after the explosion, in Lac Megantic, July 7, 2013.   REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger</p>

A woman kisses a child on the head while waiting outside the Polyvalente Montignac, the school sheltering the people who were forced to leave their houses after the explosion, in Lac Megantic, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

A woman kisses a child on the head while waiting outside the Polyvalente Montignac, the school sheltering the people who were forced to leave their houses after the explosion, in Lac Megantic, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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<p>People sit outside at the Polyvalente Montignac, the school sheltering the people who were forced to leave their houses after the explosion, in Lac Megantic, July 7, 2013.   REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger</p>

People sit outside at the Polyvalente Montignac, the school sheltering the people who were forced to leave their houses after the explosion, in Lac Megantic, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

People sit outside at the Polyvalente Montignac, the school sheltering the people who were forced to leave their houses after the explosion, in Lac Megantic, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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<p>Firefighters work on the scene of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013.     REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>

Firefighters work on the scene of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Firefighters work on the scene of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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<p>A burnt out vehicle sits near the wreckage of a train car after a train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013.   REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>

A burnt out vehicle sits near the wreckage of a train car after a train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

A burnt out vehicle sits near the wreckage of a train car after a train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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<p>A firefighter works at the site of the train explosion in Lac Megantic, July 7, 2013.   REUTERS/Paul Chiasson/Pool</p>

A firefighter works at the site of the train explosion in Lac Megantic, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Paul Chiasson/Pool

A firefighter works at the site of the train explosion in Lac Megantic, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Paul Chiasson/Pool

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<p>First responders fight burning trains after a train derailment and explosion in Lac-Megantic, Quebec early July 6, 2013, in this picture provided by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. REUTERS/Transportation Safety Board of Canada/Handout via Reuters</p>

First responders fight burning trains after a train derailment and explosion in Lac-Megantic, Quebec early July 6, 2013, in this picture provided by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. REUTERS/Transportation Safety Board of Canada/Handout via...more

First responders fight burning trains after a train derailment and explosion in Lac-Megantic, Quebec early July 6, 2013, in this picture provided by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. REUTERS/Transportation Safety Board of Canada/Handout via Reuters

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<p>First responders fight burning trains after a train derailment and explosion in Lac-Megantic, Quebec early July 6, 2013 in this picture provided by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.    REUTERS/Transportation Safety Board of Canada/Handout via Reuters</p>

First responders fight burning trains after a train derailment and explosion in Lac-Megantic, Quebec early July 6, 2013 in this picture provided by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. REUTERS/Transportation Safety Board of Canada/Handout...more

First responders fight burning trains after a train derailment and explosion in Lac-Megantic, Quebec early July 6, 2013 in this picture provided by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. REUTERS/Transportation Safety Board of Canada/Handout via Reuters

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<p>Firefighters look at a train wagon on fire at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. Canadian police expect the death toll from a fatal fuel train blast in a small Quebec town to be more than the one person confirmed dead so far, a spokesman said on Saturday.  REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger</p>

Firefighters look at a train wagon on fire at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. Canadian police expect the death toll from a fatal fuel train blast in a small Quebec town to be more than the one person confirmed dead so far, a spokesman said on...more

Firefighters look at a train wagon on fire at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. Canadian police expect the death toll from a fatal fuel train blast in a small Quebec town to be more than the one person confirmed dead so far, a spokesman said on Saturday. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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<p>A burning train wagon is seen after an explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger</p>

A burning train wagon is seen after an explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

A burning train wagon is seen after an explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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<p>A firefighter walks past the remains of buildings after a train explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger</p>

A firefighter walks past the remains of buildings after a train explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

A firefighter walks past the remains of buildings after a train explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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<p>The wreckage of a train is pictured after an explosion in Lac Megantic July 6, 2013.   REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger</p>

The wreckage of a train is pictured after an explosion in Lac Megantic July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

The wreckage of a train is pictured after an explosion in Lac Megantic July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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<p>A firefighter walks past a burning train wagon at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013.   REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger</p>

A firefighter walks past a burning train wagon at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

A firefighter walks past a burning train wagon at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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<p>A burning train wagon is seen after an explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013.   REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger</p>

A burning train wagon is seen after an explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

A burning train wagon is seen after an explosion at Lac Megantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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<p>Smoke billows from a fire at the site of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec in this July 6, 2013 aerial handout photo.  REUTERS/Surete du Quebec/Handout</p>

Smoke billows from a fire at the site of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec in this July 6, 2013 aerial handout photo. REUTERS/Surete du Quebec/Handout

Smoke billows from a fire at the site of a train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec in this July 6, 2013 aerial handout photo. REUTERS/Surete du Quebec/Handout

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