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In pictures: The aftermath of the explosive Quebec train derailment

The wreckage of a train is pictured after an explosion in Lac-Mégantic July 6, 2013. Several people were missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early on Saturday in a fiery blast that destroyed dozens of buildings.

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Firefighters work to put out the flames from a train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013.

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Fire still burns from a train carrying crude oil after a train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013.

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10 kms out of town inspectors and Surete du Quebec inspect the track on which a train carrying crude oil derailed upon entering the town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013.

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The town of Lac Megantic where a train carrying crude oil derailed early morning in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013.

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People stand at the look out to see firefighters fight to put out the flames from a train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013.

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People use binoculars to see the town of Lac-Mégantic where a train carrying crude oil derailed in the centre of town, Quebec, July 6, 2013.

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Firefighters work to put out the flames from a train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013.

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Firefighters work to put out the flames from a train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013.

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An overall view of where a train carrying crude oil derailed in the town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013.

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A Surete du Police officer starts knocking on doors closest to where the fire is spreading from a train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013.

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Smoke billows from the track in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013.

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The downtown core after a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in Lac-Mégantic, July 6, 2013.

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The town of Lac Megantic where a train carrying crude oil derailed early morning in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013.

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The downtown core after a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in Lac-Mégantic, July 6, 2013.

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Smoke billows from the track in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, following the derailment of a train carrying crude oil July 6, 2013.

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Smoke billows in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, following the derailment of a train carrying crude oil July 6, 2013.

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Firefighters work to put out the flames from a train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013.

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Police and inspectors look at the track 10 kms from town from which a train carrying crude oil derailed in the town of Lac-Mégantic, July 6, 2013. Another train on the track beside it was stopped due to the fire.

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Firefighters work to put out the flames from a train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebece, July 6, 2013

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People climbed a hill to watch as smoke billows in the Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, after a train carrying crude oil derailed on July 6, 2013.

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Firefighters work in town to contain the fire from a derailment from a train carrying crude oil in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013.

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Smoke billows from the track in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013.

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The downtown core after a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013.

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A man watches the fire from a train derailment from a look out point in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013.

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Two women hug as they wait for news about family and friends outside a high school where the Red Cross has set up to aid people displaced in town after a train derailed and exploded in Lac-Mégantic, July 6, 2013.

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Fire is seen on Frontenac Street in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, shortly following the derailment of a train carrying crude oil July 6, 2013.

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Firemen continue to battle the blaze from the derailed trains in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013.

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Firemen continue to battle the blaze from the derailed trains in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, July 6, 2013.

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