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Huge sinkhole opens up in E Germany

2010-11-02 02:08:51 GMT2010-11-02 10:08:51 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

An aerial view of a large crater that appeared in the early hours in the central German town of Schmalkalden, November 1, 2010. A huge crater measuring 30 by 40 metres (98 by 131 feet ) has opened up in the middle of a residential estate early in the morning on Monday, according to local police. No one was reported hurt in the incident.(Xinhua/AFP Photo)

The photo shows that a crater that appeared in the early hours in the central German town of Schmalkalden, November 1, 2010. A huge crater measuring 30 by 40 metres has opened up in the middle of a residential estate, according to local police. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)

An aerial view of a large crater that appeared in the early hours in the central German town of Schmalkalden, November 1, 2010. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)

An aerial view of a large crater that appeared in the early hours in the central German town of Schmalkalden, November 1, 2010. A huge crater measuring 30 by 40 metres (98 by 131 feet ) has opened up in the middle of a residential estate early in the morning on Monday, according to local police. No one was reported hurt in the incident.

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