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Erupting Chilean Volcano A Fearsome Sight
Spectacular lightning displays, stunning power, and mountains of ash.
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June 6: Lightning strikes over the Puyehue volcano, over 500 miles south of Santiago, Chile. Authorities have evacuated about 3,500 people in the nearby area. The volcano was calm on Monday, two days after raining down ash and forcing thousands to flee, although the cloud of soot it had belched out still darkened skies as far away as Argentina. (AP Photo/Francisco Negroni, AgenciaUno) 

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June 5: A column of smoke and volcanic lightning are seen over the Puyehue volcano, over 500 miles south of Santiago, Chile. Authorities have evacuated about 600 people in the nearby area. The volcano was calm on Sunday, one day after raining down ash and forcing thousands to flee, although the cloud of soot it had belched out still darkened skies as far away as Argentina. (AP Photo/Francisco Negroni, AgenciaUno) 

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June 5: A column of smoke and volcanic lightning are seen over the Puyehue volcano, over 500 miles south of Santiago, Chile. Authorities have evacuated about 600 people in the nearby area. The volcano was calm on Sunday, one day after raining down ash and forcing thousands to flee, although the cloud of soot it had belched out still darkened skies as far away as Argentina. (AP Photo/Francisco Negroni, AgenciaUno) 

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June 6: Residents of Rininahue look at a plume of smoke and ash merging from the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Rininahue near Lago Ranco, over 500 miles south of Santiago, Chile. Authorities have evacuated about 3,500 people in the nearby area. The volcano was calm on Monday, two days after raining down ash and forcing thousands to flee, although the cloud of soot it had belched out still darkened skies as far away as Argentina. (AP Photo/Carlos Succo)

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June 5: Authorities have evacuated about 600 people in the nearby area. The volcano was calm on Sunday, one day after raining down ash and forcing thousands to flee, although the cloud of soot it had belched out still darkened skies as far away as Argentina. (AP Photo/Francisco Negroni, AgenciaUno)

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June 6: A boy riding his bike looks at a plume of smoke and ash merging from the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Rininahue near Lago Ranco, over 500 miles south of Santiago, Chile. Authorities have evacuated about 3,500 people in the nearby area. The volcano was calm on Monday, two days after raining down ash and forcing thousands to flee, although the cloud of soot it had belched out still darkened skies as far away as Argentina. (AP Photo/Carlos Succo)

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June 5: A column of smoke and volcanic lightning are seen over the Puyehue volcano, over 500 miles south of Santiago, Chile. (AP Photo/Francisco Negroni, AgenciaUno) 

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June 5: Authorities have evacuated about 600 people in the nearby area. The volcano was calm on Sunday, one day after raining down ash and forcing thousands to flee, although the cloud of soot it had belched out still darkened skies as far away as Argentina. (AP Photo/Francisco Negroni, AgenciaUno) 

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A plane dusted in volcanic ash sits grounded at the San Carlos de Bariloche airport, southern Argentina, Tuesday June 7, 2011. The wind carried volcanic ash across the Andes to Argentina resulting in the closing of six airports, and the cancellation of flights in the capital city. The Puyehue volcano, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday. (AP Photo/Alfredo Leiva)
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A plane is dusted in volcanic ash in San Carlos de Bariloche airport, southern Argentina, Tuesday June 7, 2011. The wind carried volcanic ash across the Andes to Argentina resulting in the closing of six airports, and the cancellation of flights in the capital city. The Puyehue volcano, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday. (AP Photo/Alfredo Leiva)
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A cloud of volcanic ashes and smoke from the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano is seen from Entrelagos, in southern Chile, Friday, June 10, 2011. The volcano erupted Saturday after remaining dormant for decades, causing the evacuation of about 3,500 people in the nearby area and carrying ash across the Andes to Argentina. (AP Photo/Roberto Candia)
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Footprints crisscross the volcanic ash covered international border cross Cardenal Samore after the eruption of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Chile, Wednesday June 8, 2011. The volcano erupted Saturday after remaining dormant for decades, causing the evacuation of about 3,500 people in the nearby area and carrying ash across the Andes to Argentina. (AP Photo/Roberto Candia)
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June 5: Workers use bulldozers to remove volcanic ash that blew in from the erupting Puyehue volcano, into San Carlos de Bariloche, southern Argentina. The volcano, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday. The wind carried ash across the Andes to Argentina, dusting this tourist town which had to close its airport. (AP Photo/Alfredo Leiva)

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June 6: The volcano was calm on Sunday, one day after raining down ash and forcing thousands to flee, although the cloud of soot it had belched out still darkened skies as far away as Argentina. (AP Photo/Francisco Negroni, AgenciaUno)

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A tourist watches volcanic ash float on Nahuel Huapi lake as ash from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano began falling again over San Carlos de Bariloche in southern Argentina, Saturday June 11, 2011. Scientists say the eruption at Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano has diminished, although they warn that ash likely will keep spewing out for at least several more days. (AP Photo/Photo Patagonia)
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June 4: A photo released by NASA of Chiles Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcano was made by the MODI Aqua satellite shortly after the eruption began sahowing the brown plume rising above the clouds. The eruption has forced thousands from their homes, grounded airline flights in southern Argentina and coated ski resorts with a gritty layer of dust instead of snow. (AP Photo/NASA)

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June 5: A man removes volcanic ash from his roof using water from a garden hose in San Carlos de Bariloche, southern Argentina. The Puyehue volcano, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday. The wind carried ash across the Andes to Argentina, dusting this tourist town which had to close its airport. (AP Photo/Alfredo Leiva)

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June 6: Map locates Puyehue volcano in Chile. 

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Dead fish float at the Nilahue river after the eruption of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Rininahue, southern Chile, Wednesday, June 8, 2011. The volcano erupted Saturday after remaining dormant for decades, causing the evacuation of about 3,500 people in the nearby area and carrying ash across the Andes to Argentina. (AP Photo/Carlos Succo)
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Lightning strikes over the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Chile, seen from the international cross border way Cardenal Samore, in southern Chile, Sunday June 12, 2011. The volcano erupted June 4 after remaining dormant for decades. Chilean officials ordered most residents already evacuated from homes near the erupting volcano to stay in shelters and with family and friends Sunday due to the threat of deadly landslides. The ash spread across the Pacific, prompting authorities to suspend flights in Australia and New Zealand. (AP Photo/Alvaro Vidal)
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Erupting Chilean Volcano A Fearsome Sight

Spectacular lightning displays, stunning power, and mountains of ash.

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