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Meteorite Crashes into Russia (PHOTOS)
Meteorite Crashes into Russia (PHOTOS)
May 19, 2024 12:50 PM

Highway from Kazakhstan to Chelyabinsk, Russia

A dashboard camera, on a highway from Kostanai, Kazakhstan, to Chelyabinsk region, Russia on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 shows a meteorite contrail. A meteor streaked across the sky of Russia’s Ural Mountains, causing sharp explosions and injuring dozens of people. (AP Photo/Nasha Gazeta, www.ng.kz)

On Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, a meteor streaked across the Russian sky and crashed into the ground. Hundreds were injured, mostly by broken glass, according to reports.

Police dash cameras and onlookers captured images of the meteor as it descended to Earth, and some images of damage were also sent in. Here are some of the pictures from the area that was given an unpleasant jolt by the meteorite.

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