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Monday, 21 August, 2000, 18:50 GMT 19:50 UK
In pictures: A tragedy unfolds
The tragedy of the sunken nuclear submarine Kursk gripped the people of Russia, who could only watch along with the rest of the world as the tragedy unfolded:



Kursk
The fated Kursk, seen here with a lining of snow earlier this year, sinks on 12 August

The Mikhail Rudnitsky lowers a rescue capsule
The Mikhail Rudnitsky lowers a rescue capsule - one of many Russian attempts to reach the Kursk


118 men were on board the vessel, built in 1994

Women reading about the Kursk in a Moscow park
The Russian public is gripped by the crisis, and criticism grows over the country's handling of the crisis

Wife and daughter of Russian sailor arrive in Murmansk
Families arrive in Murmansk, tensely awaiting the outcome of the rescue attempts

Norwegian ship Normand Pioneer r
Norwegian ship Normand Pioneer rushes to the scene to help after Russian approval

Norwegian divers work at one of the Kursk hatches
Norwegian divers begin work at one of the Kursk hatches on 20 August, a week after the tragedy began

Sofya Leonova's son, sergeant-major Dmitry Leonov, is on the sunken submarine
Sofya Leonova shows a picture of her son, sergeant-major Dmitry Leonov, who was on the submarine

Families praying
At a rally in Moscow on Sunday 20 August, people hold candles as a tribute to the Kursk crew

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