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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Meteor injures more than 1,200 in Russia

In this photo provided by E1.ru a meteorite contrail is seen over a vilage of Bolshoe Sidelnikovo 50 km of Chelyabinsk. The meteorite streaked across the sky of Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and reportedly injuring over 1,200 people.