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Trees were knocked down and burned over hundreds of square km by the Tunguska meteoroid impact. This image is cropped from the original, taken in May 1929 during the Leonid Kulik expedition.

Русский: Ореольный бурелом вокруг места взрыва Тунгусского феномена. Все последние версии - фотография из журнала "Вокруг света" (СССР, Москва, 1931 год). Оригинальное фото сделано в мае 1929.
Date May 1929 (taken) / 1931 (published)
Source (original, black and white version of photo) / Vokrug Sveta, 1931 (current, colour version of photo)
Author ru:Евгений Леонидович Кринов, member of the expedition to the Tunguska event in 1929.
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  1. Евгений Леонидович Кринов (1949-05-22). ТУНГУССКИЙ МЕТЕОРИТ (in Russian). ИЗДАТЕЛЬСТВО АКАДЕМИИ НАУК СССР. Retrieved on 2013-02-26.
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