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Volcano clouds the Pacific sky

Mount Tavurvur erupting in eastern Papua New Guinea on Aug. 29, 2014. (OLIVER BLUETT/AFP/Getty Images)

Mount Tavurvur erupting in eastern Papua New Guinea on Aug. 29, 2014. (OLIVER BLUETT/AFP/Getty Images) SPECIAL_VOLCANO_GETTY/AFP.jpg

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Steam and ash spew from Mount Tavurvur, which erupted Friday in Papua New Guinea, causing communities to be evacuated and some international flights to be diverted. Residents of Rabaul, the provincial capital, were advised to remain indoors, authorities said. The volcano destroyed Rabaul in 1994 when it erupted simultaneously with Mount Vulcan. A resident on a neighboring island recorded the eruption. Watch it at

Volcano clouds the Pacific sky 08/29/14 [Last modified: Friday, August 29, 2014 10:49pm]
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