Meteorite hits Russia; a 1,000 injured

The trail of a falling object is seen above the Urals city of Chelyabinsk, in this view from a residential apartment. (REUTERS)

A police officer standing near a six-metre (20-foot) hole in the ice of a frozen lake, reportedly the site of a meteor fall, outside the town of Chebakul in the Chelyabinsk region. Divers scoured today  the bottom of a Russian lake for fragments of a meteorite that plunged to Earth in a blinding fireball whose shockwave injured 1,200 people and damaged thousands of homes. (AFP)

A small object laying near a ruler at the edge of a six-metre (20-foot) hole in the ice of a frozen lake, reportedly the site of a meteor fall, outside the town of Chebakul in the Chelyabinsk region. (AFP)

A meteorite trail is seen above a residential apartment block in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk. (AFP)

The trail of a falling object is seen above a residential apartment block in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk, in this still image taken from video shot. (REUTERS)

The trail of a falling object is seen above the Urals city of Chelyabinsk. (REUTERS)

A man removes shards of glass from the frame of a broken window following sightings of a falling object in the sky in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk. (REUTERS)

Broken windows and debris are seen inside a sports hall following sightings of a falling object in the sky in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk. (REUTERS)

A man identifying himself as Viktor poses for a photograph after receiving treatment for injuries sustained from a shock wave that followed after a falling object was sighted in the sky in the Urals region, at an emergency room in a hospital in Chelyabinsk. (REUTERS)

A meteor streaked across the sky of Russia’s Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions. (AP)

Workers repair damaged electric power circuit outside a zinc factory building with about 600 square meters (6000 square feet) of a roof collapsed after a meteorite exploded over in Chelyabinsk. (AP)

Damage caused after a meteorite passed above the Urals city of Chelyabinsk. (REUTERS)

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