Meteor Strikes Chelyabinsk Region, Injuring Over One Thousand People

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Russia's Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov attends a meeting with... News Photo2013 Russian Meteor Event,Attending,Chelyabinsk,City,Damaged,Destruction,Emergencies and Disasters,Exploding,Horizontal,Journalist,Meeting,Meteor,Meteorite,RussiaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPRussia's Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov attends a meeting with journalists in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk, on February 15, 2013, after he inspected the damage caused by a shockwave from a meteor. The unpredicted meteor strike in central Russia that left today hundreds of people injured, left some Russian officials calling for the creation of a global system of space object defence. AFP PHOTO / 74.RU/ OLEG KARGOPOLOV (Photo credit should read OLEG KARGOPOLOV/AFP/Getty Images)