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Mourning For Russian Rescue Workers Killed In Mine Explosion

Mourners attended the funerals on March 4 of five rescue workers and one miner killed in an explosion at the Severnaya coal mine in the Arctic city of Vorkuta. The rescue team had been conducting search operations on February 28 after two earlier explosions ripped through the mine, killing 30 people. The blasts were apparently caused by a sudden spike in methane gas. (Photos by RFE/RL's Petr Shelomovskiy)