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Iceland's Beautiful Explosives

The Eyjafjallajokull volcano may be dangerous and inconvenient — and impossible to pronounce — but it's also very pretty:

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Tourists gather to watch lava spurt in the volcanic eruption on March 27, 2010. Halldor Kolbiens/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tourists gather to watch lava spurt

Tourists gather to watch lava spurt in the volcanic eruption on March 27, 2010.

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Lava spurts from the site of a volcanic eruption at the Fimmvorduhals volcano near the Eyjafjallajokull glacier  east of Reykjakic on March 27, 2010. Halldor Kolbiens/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lava spurts from an explosive volcano

Lava spurts from the site of a volcanic eruption at the Fimmvorduhals volcano near the Eyjafjallajokull glacier  east of Reykjakic on March 27, 2010.

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Smoke billows from an erupting volcano by the Eyjafjallajokull glacier on April 14, 2010. Arni Saeberg/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Smoke billows from a volcano

Smoke billows from an erupting volcano by the Eyjafjallajokull glacier on April 14, 2010.

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