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Russian meteor shower causes blasts, injuries

The trail of a falling object is seen

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) Photo Credit: Getty Images

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)

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)

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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