Aftermath of Mexico fireworks market blast

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A woman walks amid the remains of houses destroyed in an explosion at the San Pablito fireworks market outside the Mexican capital on Tuesday, in Tultepec, Mexico. (Edgard Garrido/REUTERS)

A woman walks amid the remains of houses destroyed in an explosion at the San Pablito fireworks market outside the Mexican capital on Tuesday, in Tultepec, Mexico. (Edgard Garrido/REUTERS)

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A massive explosion gutted Mexico’s biggest fireworks market, killing at least 29 people and injuring 70. The conflagration, in the suburb of Tultepec, set off a quickfire series of multicoloured blasts and a vast cloud of smoke yesterday that hung over Mexico City. (Edgard Garrido/REUTERS)

A massive explosion gutted Mexico’s biggest fireworks market, killing at least 29 people and injuring 70. The conflagration, in the suburb of Tultepec, set off a quickfire series of multicoloured blasts and a vast cloud of smoke yesterday that hung over Mexico City. (Edgard Garrido/REUTERS)

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Rescuers and survivors work amid the smouldering ruins left after the blast. (Israel Gutiérrez R./AFP)

Rescuers and survivors work amid the smouldering ruins left after the blast. (Israel Gutiérrez R./AFP)

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A victim of a blast in a fireworks market, flattened by a huge blast. The market was packed at the time with customers buying pyrotechnics for traditional end-of-year festivities. (Israel Gutiérrez/AFP)

A victim of a blast in a fireworks market, flattened by a huge blast. The market was packed at the time with customers buying pyrotechnics for traditional end-of-year festivities. (Israel Gutiérrez/AFP)

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Fire fighters put out smoldering embers amid the debris left by a huge blast that occurred in a fireworks market in Mexico City. (Israel Gutiérrez/AFP)

Fire fighters put out smoldering embers amid the debris left by a huge blast that occurred in a fireworks market in Mexico City. (Israel Gutiérrez/AFP)

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Firefighters and rescue workers remove debris from the scorched ground of Mexico's best-known fireworks market after an explosion ripped through it. (Eduardo Verdugo/AP)

Firefighters and rescue workers remove debris from the scorched ground of Mexico's best-known fireworks market after an explosion ripped through it. (Eduardo Verdugo/AP)

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People look inside a burnt vehicle after the explosion. (Edgard Garrido/REUTERS)

People look inside a burnt vehicle after the explosion. (Edgard Garrido/REUTERS)

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Rescue workers and local residents search amid the debris left after the blast. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP)

Rescue workers and local residents search amid the debris left after the blast. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP)

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Locals join the rescue workers to douse the embers amid the debris after the blast. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP)

Locals join the rescue workers to douse the embers amid the debris after the blast. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP)

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Rescue workers put out smoldering embers after the blast. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP)

Rescue workers put out smoldering embers after the blast. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP)

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A boy takes his helmet off as he pauses to take a break during the rescue operation. (Eduardo Verdugo/AP)

A boy takes his helmet off as he pauses to take a break during the rescue operation. (Eduardo Verdugo/AP)

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People search for goods and chattels amid the debris after the blast. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP)

People search for goods and chattels amid the debris after the blast. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP)

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Soldiers and rescuers move a scaffolding during the rescue operations. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP)

Soldiers and rescuers move a scaffolding during the rescue operations. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP)

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Firefighters work amid the debris during the search operation. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP)

Firefighters work amid the debris during the search operation. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP)

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