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In pictures: Ukrainian mine blast

A rescuer prepares to go down to the Zasyadko mine 18 November 2007

A methane explosion at the Zasyadko mine in the eastern Donetsk region of Ukraine has left dozens dead.

A miner's relative cries at the Zasyadko mine, 18 November 2007

Distraught relatives have gathered to wait for news of their loved ones.

Relatives scan lists of those killed in a blast at the Zasyadko mine in Ukraine, 18 November 2007

Some scanned lists of the names of victims.

A doctor comforts the relative of a miner killed in a blast at the Zasyadko mine, Ukraine, on 18 November 2007

Medics were on hand to comfort relatives.

A rescued miner lies inside a pressure chamber in hospital in Donetsk, 18 November

Some of the miners who survived the explosion are in hospital, being treated in pressure chambers.

A rescuer proceeds to the Zasyadko mine, 18 November 2007

Rescuers continue to search for miners who remain missing underground.

The entrance to the Zasyadko mine, 18 November 2007

Ukraine's coal mines are among the most dangerous in the world. A gas leak in September 2006 - also at the Zasyadko mine - killed 13 miners and injured dozens more.

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