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Miners carry rescued miner after an explosifire coal mine killed least 17 miners left up 300 workers trapped underground Somwestern

Miners carry a rescued miner after an explosion and fire at a coal mine killed at least 17 miners and left up to 300 workers trapped underground, in Soma, in western Turkey, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. An explosion and fire at the mine killed at least 232 workers, authorities said, in one of the worst mining disasters in Turkish history. Turkey's Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said 787 people were inside the coal mine at the time of the accident. (AP Photo/Depo Photos)

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The worst mining disaster in Turkish history is among the events featured in photos from the Associated Press and Getty Images.

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