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In pictures: 43 dead after Russian jet carrying hockey team crashes

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A Russian jet carrying local hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crashed Wednesday while taking off in western Russia, killing 36 people and leaving one critically injured, officials said.

Locomotiv Yaroslavl

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Rescuers seen at the crash site of Russian Yak-42 jet near the city of Yaroslavl, on the Volga River about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011.

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Rescuers work at the crash site of a Russian Yak-42 jet near the city of Yaroslavl, on the Volga River about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011.

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Rescuers work at the crash site of Russian Yak-42 jet near the city of Yaroslavl, on the Volga River about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011.

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Rescuers work at the crash site of Russian Yak-42 jet near the city of Yaroslavl, on the Volga River about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011.

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Wreckage of Russian Yak-42 jet, carrying a top ice hockey team, seen near the city of Yaroslavl, on the Volga River about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011.

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Emergency workers search the wreckage of a plane that crashed near the Russian city of Yaroslavl September 7, 2011.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev lays flowers at the site of a plane crash on the bank of the Tushna River near the city of Yaroslavl, 300 kilometres northeast of Moscow, on Sept. 8, 2011.

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A boy throws a scarf of his team colours onto the flowers placed in front of the Arena-2000 stadium, the home venue of Russian ice hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the city of Yaroslavl.

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People cry in front of the Arena-2000 stadium, the home venue of Russian ice hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslav in the city of Yaroslavl.

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A woman mourns in front of the Arena-2000 stadium, the home venue of Russian ice hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the city of Yaroslavl, 300 kilometres northeast of Moscow.

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A hockey stick and flowers lie in front of the Czech embassy in Moscow on Sept. 8, 2011. Among those killed when a plane carrying the Russian hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crashed were three Czech stars – Jan Marek, Josef Vasicek and Karel Rachunek.

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