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Investigators work at a hole in the ice of Chebarkul Lake where a meteorite reportedly struck the lake near the town of Chebarkul, 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Chelyabinsk city, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. With a blinding flash and a booming shock wave, a meteor blazed across the western Siberian sky Friday and exploded with the force of 20 atomic bombs, injuring more than 1,000 people as it blasted out windows and spread panic in a city of 1 million. In Chebarkul divers explored the bottom of an ice-crusted lake looking for meteor fragments believed to have fallen there, leaving a six-meter-wide (20-foot-wide) hole. Police kept curious onlookers from venturing out onto the icy lake, where a tent was set up for the divers. (AP Photo/Laura Mills)