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Image: A meteor streaked across the sky of Russia’s Ural Mountains on Friday morning.

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Meteor streaks over Siberia

Click through scenes from Russia's Chelyabinsk region, where a huge meteor fireball set off alarms, injured hundreds of people and caused a factory roof to collapse.

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Fire in the sky

A meteor streaks across the sky of Russia’s Ural Mountains on Feb. 15, causing explosions and reportedly injuring hundreds of people.

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Image: A meteor streaked across the sky of Russia’s Ural Mountains on Friday morning.

Streak in the sky

The contrail from a meteoric fireball hangs in the skies over Chelyabinsk in Russia on Feb. 15, 2013, in a photo provided by Chelyabinsk.ru. A rock from outer space streaked over Russia’s Ural Mountains early in the morning, causing sharp explosions. Hundreds of people were injured, mostly by broken glass.

Yekaterina Pustynnikova / Chelyabinsk.ru
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Cosmic contral

The contrail left behind by the Feb. 15 fireball can be seen over the village of Bolshoe Sidelnikovo, 30 miles (50 kilometers) from Chelyabinsk.

Nadezhda Luchinina / E1.ru
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Image: Meteor shower over central Russia

Collapsed wall

Cars drive past the site of a collapsed wall and roof of a zinc plant warehouse in Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15. The destruction was caused by the shock wave from a meteoroid that streaked explosively through the skies above Chelyabinsk in Siberia.

Eugeny Khazheev / EPA
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Image: Damage caused after a meteorite passed above the Urals city of Chelyabinsk

Broken glass

Damage caused after a meteorite passed above the Urals city of Chelyabinskon Feb. 15.

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Aftermath

A meteor trail persists in the skies above a residential apartment block in Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15. The meteor's shock wave smashed windows and sent glass flying, injuring hundreds of people.

Oleg Kargopolov / AFP
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Image: Trail of a falling object is seen above the Urals city of Chelyabinsk

Long trail

The trail of a falling object is seen above Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15, in a picture provided by Chelyabinsk.ru.

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Image: The trail of a falling meteorite is seen in the sky over the city of Chelyabinsk

Under a cloud

Residents of Chelyabinsk went about their business beneath the vapor trail left behind by a falling meteoroid on Feb. 15.

Vyacheslav Nikulin / EPA
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Image: Meteor shower over central Russia

Cosmic crash

A worker removes pieces of broken window glass from a frame in a building in Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15. The shock wave from the meteoroid's explosive fall broke windows and set off car alarms throughout the city. Many of the injuries linked to the blast were caused by shards of flying glass.

Eugeny Khazheev / EPA
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Image: Meteor shower over central Russia

Landing spot

A photo provided by the Russian Interior Ministry's Chelyabinsk regional branch shows people standing near a 26-foot-wide hole in the ice of Chebarkul Lake, reportedly created by a meteorite that fell to Earth on Feb. 15.

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Image: The trail of a falling meteorite is seen in the sky over the city of Chelyabinsk

Left behind

The vapor trail of a falling meteoroid is seen in the sky over the city of Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15.

Vyacheslav Nikulin / EPA
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