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Mount Merapi Wreaks Devastation in Indonesia
Towering clouds of hot ash began erupting Oct. 26 from the mouth of Mount Merapi, one of the world's most active volcanoes. Eruptions have continued through this week, and scientists worry the worst is yet to come. At least 44 people have died and more than 70,000 are now packed in crowded government camps, where they will stay for weeks, possibly months.
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Escaping the Ash

Nov. 6: Villagers ride on their motorcycle as Mount Merapi spewing volcanic materials in the background in Srumbung, Central Java, Indonesia.

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Surviving the Eruptions

Nov. 5: A man wearing a mask, stands on a public bus on an ash-covered street as ashes from an eruption of Mount Merapi fall in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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Destroyed Villages

Nov. 5: Rescuers search for victims of Mount Merapi eruption in Argomulyo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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Mt. Merapi's Blast

Nov. 4: A villager watchs as volcanic material from the eruption of Mount Merapi burst into the air in Wukirsari, Indonesia.

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Mount Merapi Erupts

Nov. 4 2010: Mount Merapi spews volcanic material as seen from Klaten, Indonesia.

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Residents Watch Eruption

Nov. 4, 2010: Residents watch as volcanic material from Mount Merapi eruption is seen in the background in Klaten, Indonesia.

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Villagers Flee Homes

Nov. 4, 2010: Villagers ride on a truck as they leave their homes on a street covered by volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Merapi in Muntilan, Indonesia.

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Villagers Flee Homes

Nov. 3, 2010: Villagers flee their homes on a truck following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Klaten, Indonesia.

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Mount Merapi Erupts

Nov 2, 2010: Mount Merapi spews volcanic material as it erupts as seen from Pangukrejo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The volcano forced international airlines to cancel flights to nearby airports Tuesday, as fiery lava lit the rumbling mountain's cauldron and plumes of smoke blackened the sky.

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Volcano Glows

Nov. 2, 2010: Lava glows at the crater of Mount Merapi as seen from Deles, Central Java, Indonesia. Indonesia's most dangerous volcano is once again sending searing gas clouds and burning rocks down its scorched flanks.

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Students Ward Off Ash

Nov. 1, 2010: Students wear masks to protect their respiration from the volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Merapi at a junior high school in Hargobinangun, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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Abandoned Village

Oct. 30: A dog sits at an abandoned village covered with volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Merapi in Kepuharjo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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Mount Merapi Wreaks Devastation in Indonesia

Towering clouds of hot ash began erupting Oct. 26 from the mouth of Mount Merapi, one of the world's most active volcanoes. Eruptions have continued through this week, and scientists worry the worst is yet to come. At least 44 people have died and more than 70,000 are now packed in crowded government camps, where they will stay for weeks, possibly months.

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