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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Explosive Silhouette

An early morning car crash into an energy facility gas main triggers an explosion that busted nearby windows and rattled homes for miles. This image shows a person sitting atop his car and talking on the phone less than a mile away while watching the flames from the explosion.

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Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Melvindale, Michigan, United States of America
Copyright: © jerry mendoza