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Coal mine disaster in Turkey

Updated 11:28 AM ET, Sat May 17, 2014
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Friends and relatives of dead miners pray at a cemetery on Saturday, May 17. The search for victims of this week's coal mine fire in Soma is now over, with a final death toll of 301, Turkish government officials said Saturday. Oli Scarff/Getty Images
Mourners reach out to touch the coffin of a miner recovered from the Soma mine on May 17. Oli Scarff/Getty Images
A relative offers her prayers next to the grave of a loved one in Soma on Friday, May 16. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP
Family members mourn at the grave of a victim on May 16. Emre Tazegul/AP
A woman attends the burial of victims in Soma on Thursday, May 15. Emre Tazegul/AP
A woman waits on the ground at the disaster scene Wednesday, May 14. Mustafa Kusen/Barcroft Media/Landov
A man weeps over the body of a miner being pulled from the mine in Soma on May 14. Depo Photos/AP
People gather near rows of open graves for victims in Soma on May 14. Depo Photos/AP
A rescue worker prepares stretchers for the search for miners on May 14. TOLGA BOZOGLU/EPA/LANDOV
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, surrounded by security, visits the coal mine on May 14. Hundreds have taken to the streets of Istanbul and Ankara since the disaster in protest of the government and poor safety regulations. Unions have called for strikes across the country on May 15. Emrah Gurel/AP
The crowd reacts as rescue workers carry the body of a miner in Soma on May 14. Emrah Gurel/AP
Miners and relatives wait for news outside the mine on May 14. Ahmet Sik/Getty Images
A family member cries as rescue workers carry a survivor from the mine on May 14. Emrah Gurel/AP
Miners rest after hours of working with the rescue operation on May 14. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images
A miner covers his face after being affected by toxic gas during rescue operations on May 14. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images
Rescue workers carry a miner to an ambulance on May 14. Emre Tazegul/AP
Rescue workers carry a survivor from the mine on May 14. Emrah Gurel/AP
People await news about relatives in front of a Soma hospital on May 14. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images
Rescue workers continue their efforts on May 14. Ozgu Ozdemir/Getty Images
Miners wait outside the mine in the early hours of May 14. Emrah Gurel/AP
Rescuers help carry away a miner on May 14. Ozgu Ozdemir/Getty Images
Relatives try to get information outside a Soma hospital on Tuesday, May 13. Depo Photos/AP
An injured miner gets pulled from the mine on May 13. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images
Rescue workers and relatives gather at the mine on May 13. Cem Oksuz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
An injured miner is carried out by rescue workers. The mine shaft is about two-thirds of a mile -- or 1 kilometer -- underground, a disaster agency said. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images
Miners stand by after the explosion. About 100 rescuers, dozens of ambulances and helicopters were dispatched to the scene. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images
Miners and relatives wait outside the mine on May 13. Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said officials turned an exit pipe "into a clean air pipe," so "there is fresh air being given in places where there is no fire." Cem Oksuz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Turkish women await news of their relatives who are trapped underground. Cem Oksuz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Rescue operations continue at the site of the accident on May 13. Cem Oksuz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
A massive crowd watches as rescuers work into the night. Cem Oksuz /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images