Photos Of The Destructive Aftermath Of The Russian Meteor

The 10-ton meteor that struck the Russian city of Chelyabinsk Friday set off a shockwave that caused untold damage to the area and injured nearly 1,000 people.

1. The meteorite’s contrail seen over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk.

2. A photo of the same contrail, taken 50 KM away from Chelyabinsk in the village of Sidelnikvo.

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3. A frame taken from a dashboard camera of a car on a highway outside of Chelyabinsk shows the meteor closer to Earth before impact.

Nasha gazeta, / AP

4. Russian municipal workers repair damaged power circuits outside of a factory. Most of the factory’s roof has collapsed.

Oleg Kargapolov / AP

5. Another shot of the same factory, which is about 930 miles east of Moscow. It’s unclear whether or not the collapse is from the meteor’s shockwave or a subsequent explosion.

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6. Russian scientists are estimating that the meteoroid weighed about 10 tons. When it struck the Earth, it set off explosions that injured nearly 1,000 people.

Handout / Reuters

7. More damage from the city of Chelyabinsk.

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9. A man named Viktor receiving treatment for injuries received from the shockwave.

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