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Some Fliers Still Stranded; Euro Ash Fallout Not Quite Over

Ten days after the skies over Europe were reopened to air travel, many folks aren't home yet.

"There are still 'large numbers' of Britons stuck abroad ... but the true figure is very hard to quantify, the Foreign Office has said," the BBC reports this morning. "Trouble hotspots included Hong Kong, Pakistan, Thailand, and Orlando, Fla."

Earlier this week, it was estimated that 35,000 people from the U.K. still hadn't reached their desinations. But it was hoped all would be home by today. That's not going to happen, according to the BBC.

Thousands of flights to, from and within Europe were canceled, you'll recall, after a volcano in Iceland erupted on April 14 and began spewing ash high into the sky. As the plume wafted over Europe, there was concern that particles in the air could damage jet engines or other parts of aircraft.

James Bader, right, hugs his daugher, Nancy Bader , 8, as his wife, Ursula Allison holds daughter, J i i

The Bader family from London were delayed more than a week in Thailand. (Andy Nelson/Getty Images) hide caption

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James Bader, right, hugs his daugher, Nancy Bader , 8, as his wife, Ursula Allison holds daughter, J

The Bader family from London were delayed more than a week in Thailand. (Andy Nelson/Getty Images)

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