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The trail of a falling object is seen (Credit: Getty Images)

The trail of a falling object is seen above a residential apartment block in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk. A heavy meteor shower rained down on central Russia, and the hurtling space debris smashed windows and injured hundreds of people, officials said. (Feb. 15, 2013)

Russian meteor shower causes blasts, injuries

A meteor that scientists estimate weighed 10 tons streaked at supersonic speed over Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday, setting off blasts that injured nearly 1,000 people and frightened countless more.

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A frame grab from a video captures a meteorite contrail in Russia. (Feb. 15, 2013)

A meteor streaked across the sky of Russia’s
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A meteor streaked across the sky of Russia’s Ural Mountains, causing sharp explosions and reportedly injuring hundreds of people. (Feb. 15, 2013)

A meteorite contrail over Chelyabinsk. (Feb. 15, 2013)
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A meteorite contrail over Chelyabinsk. (Feb. 15, 2013)

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A meteorite contrail is seen over the village
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A meteorite contrail is seen over the village of Bolshoe Sidelnikovo, 30 miles away from Chelyabinsk. A meteor streaked across the sky of Russia's Ural Mountains, causing sharp explosions and reportedly injuring hundreds of people. (Feb. 15, 2013)

The trail of a falling object is seen
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The trail of a falling object is seen above a residential apartment block in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk. A heavy meteor shower rained down on central Russia, and the hurtling space debris smashed windows and injured hundreds of people, officials said. (Feb. 15, 2013)

A circular hole in the ice of Chebarkul
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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. (Feb. 15, 2013)

Workers repair a power line near the wall
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Workers repair a power line near the wall of a local zinc plant which was damaged by a shockwave from a meteor that traveled over the Urals city of Chelyabinsk. A heavy meteor shower rained down on central Russia, and the hurtling space debris smashed windows and injured hundreds of people, officials said. (Feb. 15, 2013)

Workers repair a power line near the wall
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Workers repair a power line near the wall of a local zinc plant which was damaged by a shockwave from a meteor that traveled over the Urals city of Chelyabinsk. (Feb. 15, 2013)

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A view of the wall of a local
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A view of the wall of a local zinc plant that was damaged by a shock wave from a meteor that traveled over the Urals city of Chelyabinsk. (Feb. 15, 2013)

People stand in front of a local shop
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People stand in front of a local shop that was damaged by a shock wave from a meteor that traveled over the Urals city of Chelyabinsk. (Feb. 15, 2013)

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