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In pictures: Anguish and despair as hundreds killed in Turkey mining disaster

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Rescuers carry a miner who sustained injuries after a mine explosion, to an ambulance in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa May 14, 2014. Rescuers pulled more dead and injured from the coal mine in western Turkey on Wednesday more than 12 hours after an explosion, bringing the death toll to 201 in the nation's worst mining disaster for decades. Hundreds more were still believed to be trapped in the mine in Soma, around 120 km (75 miles) northeast of the Aegean coastal city of Izmir. The explosion, which triggered a fire, occurred shortly after 3 p.m. (1200 GMT) on Tuesday.

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Relatives of miners react as they wait in front of a coal mine in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa early May 14, 2014.

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An injured miner is carried to an ambulance after being rescued from a coal mine he was trapped in, in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa early May 14, 2014.

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Relatives of miners who were killed or injured in a mine explosion react as rescuers work in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa May 14, 2014.

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Miners carefully carry a rescued miner hours after an explosion and fire at a coal mine, in Soma, in western Turkey, late Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

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Two miners look around after being rescued hours 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, late Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

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An injured miner is carried into a hospital in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa May 13, 2014.

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The body of miner is carried to an ambulance in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa May 14, 2014.

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A miner hugs a relative in front of a coal mine site in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa May 14, 2014.

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Relatives of miners who are trapped in a coal mine wait in front of the site in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa May 14, 2014.

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Relatives try to get information outside a local hospital after an explosion and fire at a coal mine in Soma, in western Turkey, Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

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