Photo Gallery: Iceland Eruption

  • British passengers board HMS Albion on April 20 in Santander, Spain. The Royal Navy's ship, carrying service personnel home from Afghanistan, stopped to collect approximately 200 British citizens who were left stranded when their flights were canceled because of volcanic ash.
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    British passengers board HMS Albion on April 20 in Santander, Spain. The Royal Navy's ship, carrying service personnel home from Afghanistan, stopped to collect approximately 200 British citizens who were left stranded when their flights were canceled because of volcanic ash.
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  • Smoke and ash from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano blow across a field April 19 near Nupur, Iceland.
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    Smoke and ash from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano blow across a field April 19 near Nupur, Iceland.
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  • A farm worker loads a truck with discarded fresh roses at a flower exporter's farm April 19 in Naivasha, Kenya. Kenya's flower exports are wilting under the economic burden of European airspace closures, leaving growers facing huge losses. These flowers had been packed and were ready to export but are now going to compost.
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    A farm worker loads a truck with discarded fresh roses at a flower exporter's farm April 19 in Naivasha, Kenya. Kenya's flower exports are wilting under the economic burden of European airspace closures, leaving growers facing huge losses. These flowers had been packed and were ready to export but are now going to compost.
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  • Lava erupts from the volcano under Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier on April 19.  Europe began to emerge from a volcanic cloud Monday, allowing limited air traffic to resume and giving hope to millions of travelers stranded around the world.
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    Lava erupts from the volcano under Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier on April 19. Europe began to emerge from a volcanic cloud Monday, allowing limited air traffic to resume and giving hope to millions of travelers stranded around the world.
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  • A family from Reading, England, embraces after getting bus tickets to France at the bus station in Barcelona, Spain, on April 19. The family had been stranded in Barcelona since April 15.
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    A family from Reading, England, embraces after getting bus tickets to France at the bus station in Barcelona, Spain, on April 19. The family had been stranded in Barcelona since April 15.
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  • Men labor to remove volcanic ash from the roof of a house, in Seljavellir, Iceland,  April 18.
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    Men labor to remove volcanic ash from the roof of a house, in Seljavellir, Iceland, April 18.
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  • Passengers wait to buy tickets at Termini central train station in Rome on April 18. Stranded airline travelers are turning to alternative transportation in attempts to get home.
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    Passengers wait to buy tickets at Termini central train station in Rome on April 18. Stranded airline travelers are turning to alternative transportation in attempts to get home.
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  • The Icelandic volcano that has kept much of Europe land-bound is far from finished spitting out its grit, and it offered up new mini-eruptions April 17.
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    The Icelandic volcano that has kept much of Europe land-bound is far from finished spitting out its grit, and it offered up new mini-eruptions April 17.
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  • Farmers team up to rescue cattle from exposure to the toxic volcanic ash at a farm in Nupur, Iceland, April 17.
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    Farmers team up to rescue cattle from exposure to the toxic volcanic ash at a farm in Nupur, Iceland, April 17.
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  • Ice chunks carried downstream by floodwaters caused by volcanic activity lie on the Markarfljot riverbank April 16, about 75 miles east of Iceland's capital of Reykjavik.
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    Ice chunks carried downstream by floodwaters caused by volcanic activity lie on the Markarfljot riverbank April 16, about 75 miles east of Iceland's capital of Reykjavik.
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  • Men near Myrdalssandur, Iceland, wrap a house vent in plastic film on April 16 to prevent the entry of airborne volcanic ash. Winds pushed the ash plume south and east across Britain, Ireland, and Scandinavia into the heart of Europe.
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    Men near Myrdalssandur, Iceland, wrap a house vent in plastic film on April 16 to prevent the entry of airborne volcanic ash. Winds pushed the ash plume south and east across Britain, Ireland, and Scandinavia into the heart of Europe.
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  • Footprints in volcanic ash in eastern Iceland, left by scientists who collected samples to send to labs.
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    Footprints in volcanic ash in eastern Iceland, left by scientists who collected samples to send to labs.
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  • The MODIS instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured an ash plume from Eyjafjallajokull volcano over the North Atlantic on April 15.
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    The MODIS instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured an ash plume from Eyjafjallajokull volcano over the North Atlantic on April 15.
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  • People wait for information about their flights at the Sofia airport in Bulgaria on April 16. Volcanic smoke and ash affect pilots' visibility and microscopic debris can cause plane engines to shut down.
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    People wait for information about their flights at the Sofia airport in Bulgaria on April 16. Volcanic smoke and ash affect pilots' visibility and microscopic debris can cause plane engines to shut down.
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  • Smoke and steam hang over the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier on April 14. Volcanic ash drifting across the Atlantic forced the cancellation of flights in Britain and disrupted air traffic across northern Europe, stranding thousands of passengers.
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    Smoke and steam hang over the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier on April 14. Volcanic ash drifting across the Atlantic forced the cancellation of flights in Britain and disrupted air traffic across northern Europe, stranding thousands of passengers.
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  • An image released by Meteosat on April 15 shows a dark cloud of volcanic ash over Iceland. As the ash spreads across northern Europe, it is forcing the closure of huge swaths of international airspace.
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    An image released by Meteosat on April 15 shows a dark cloud of volcanic ash over Iceland. As the ash spreads across northern Europe, it is forcing the closure of huge swaths of international airspace.
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  • A man takes a picture of a road that has been washed away by floodwaters from the melting Eyjafjallajokull glacier, caused by the April 14 eruption.
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    A man takes a picture of a road that has been washed away by floodwaters from the melting Eyjafjallajokull glacier, caused by the April 14 eruption.
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  • Iceland's second volcano eruption in less than a month caused part of the glacier to melt, resulting in heavy flooding and forcing up to 800 people to evacuate.
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    Iceland's second volcano eruption in less than a month caused part of the glacier to melt, resulting in heavy flooding and forcing up to 800 people to evacuate.
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  • Ash from Iceland's latest volcanic eruption has caused the suspension of all London flights, on top of the nearly 300 flights already canceled.
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    Ash from Iceland's latest volcanic eruption has caused the suspension of all London flights, on top of the nearly 300 flights already canceled.
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  • Smoke billows from an erupting volcano near the Eyjafjallajokull glacier on April 14, near Reykjavik.
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    Smoke billows from an erupting volcano near the Eyjafjallajokull glacier on April 14, near Reykjavik.
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  • Lava lights up the night sky at the Fimmvorduhals volcano on March 27.
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    Lava lights up the night sky at the Fimmvorduhals volcano on March 27.
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  • With lava still gushing, a small Icelandic volcano that initially sent hundreds fleeing from their homes has turned into a boon for the island nation's tourism industry, as visitors flock to catch a glimpse of the eruption.
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    With lava still gushing, a small Icelandic volcano that initially sent hundreds fleeing from their homes has turned into a boon for the island nation's tourism industry, as visitors flock to catch a glimpse of the eruption.
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  • Tourists gather to watch lava spurt out of the Fimmvorduhals volcano, near the Eyjafjallajokull glacier.
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    Tourists gather to watch lava spurt out of the Fimmvorduhals volcano, near the Eyjafjallajokull glacier.
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  • The March eruption occurred in an area where there is no glacial ice, which minimized the risk of flooding.
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    The March eruption occurred in an area where there is no glacial ice, which minimized the risk of flooding.
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  • The volcanic eruption on March 21 forced more than 600 people to flee their homes in Iceland.
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    The volcanic eruption on March 21 forced more than 600 people to flee their homes in Iceland.
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  • Smoke and ash spew out of a mountain volcano on March 21, 2010, in the region of the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland.
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    Smoke and ash spew out of a mountain volcano on March 21, 2010, in the region of the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland.
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