Mount Sinabung

Villagers watch as Mount Sinabung releases volcanic material into the air in Tiga Serangkai, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Thursday, June 25, 2015. The volcano has spewed hot lava almost daily since its alert status was raised early this month to the highest level. Thousands of villagers whose homes are in the danger zone have been evacuated since then to safer areas. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

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Villagers watch as Mount Sinabung releases volcanic material into the air in Tiga Serangkai, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The volcano has spewed hot lava almost daily since its alert status was raised early this month to the highest level. Thousands of villagers whose homes are in the danger zone have been evacuated since then to safer areas.

Hot lava flows from the crater of Mount Sinabung as seen from Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia, early Thursday. Mount Sinabung, one of about 130 active volcanoes in the country, has been put at the highest alert level since June 2 due to the growing size of its lava dome.

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Hot lava flows from the crater of Mount Sinabung as seen from Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia, early Thursday

A local farmer pauses her work as Mount Sinabung spews pyroclastic smoke, seen from Tiga Kicat village onWednesday in Sukanalu village, North Sumatra, Indonesia

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A local farmer pauses her work as Mount Sinabung spews pyroclastic smoke, seen from Tiga Kicat village onWednesday in Sukanalu village, North Sumatra, Indonesia

TOPSHOTS In this photograph taken on Oct...TOPSHOTS In this photograph taken on October 30, 2014, a house is in ruins and partly buried by volcanic ash and lava from the eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano seen in the background, as seen from the abandoned Sukameriah village in Karo district located in the volcano's danger zone. Indonesian President Joko Widodo ordered authorities to speed up the relocation of displaced residents during his visit at the evacuation center in Karo district in Sumatra island on October 29, 2014. Sinabung began erupting on September 2013 and in February 2014 an eruption killed about 17 people while more than 33,000 residents were forced to flee their homes.  AFP PHOTO / SUTANTA ADITYASUTANTA ADITYA/AFP/Getty Images

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In this photograph a house is in ruins and partly buried by volcanic ash and lava from the eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano seen in the background, as seen from the abandoned Sukameriah village in Karo district located in the volcano’s danger zone. Indonesian President Joko Widodo ordered authorities to speed up the relocation of displaced residents during his visit at the evacuation center in Karo district in Sumatra island Wednesday 

A woman walks on a road covered with ash following a further eruption of the Mount Sinabung on October 13, 2014 in Berastagi, Karo district, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Mount Sinabung, which has lain dormant for over 400 years, has been intermittently erupting since September 15 last year, killing 15 people and forcing hundreds to flee their homes. According to The National Disaster Mitigation Agency, more than 3,000 residents are still displaced.

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A woman walks on a road covered with ash following a further eruption of the Mount Sinabung on Monday in Berastagi, Karo district, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Scorching lava flow and giant ash clouds released from the crater during the eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano as seen from Karo district located in Sumatra island. Indonesian authorities said pyroclastics flow reached 4.5 kilometers down the slope threatening populated villages whlie ash clouds reached three kilometers to the sky during it latest series of eruption that began on October 5.

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Scorching lava and giant ash clouds spew out as Mount Sinabung volcano erupts, as seen from Karo district in Sumatra island, Indonesia

Mount Sinabung eruption...epa04437808 Mount Sinabung spews hot lava and volcanic ash as it is seen from Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 09 October 2014. Mount Sinabung erupted in the last four days, forcing hundreds of people to flee their home. The 2,460-metre volcano had been dormant for 400 years before it erupted in August 2010.  EPA/DEDY SAHPUTRA

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Mount Sinabung spews lava and volcanic ash in North Sumatra, Indonesia. In the past four days hundreds of people have fled their homes after renewed eruptions. The 2,460-metre volcano, which was dormant for 400 years, began erupting in August 2010. 

Dark giant ash clouds rise from the crater of Mount Sinabung volcano during an eruption on October 8, 2014, as seen from Karo district located on Indonesia's Sumatra island, following an earlier eruption on October 5, 2014.According to authorities hundreds of residents are still housed at evacuation centers as authorities maintains off limit danger zone around Mount Sinabung located in Indonesia's Sumatra island following deadly eruption in early February that killed about 17 people.

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The Mount Sinabung volcano on Sumatra island in Indonesia erupts on Wednesday, following an eruption on Sunday.

A child holds her mother next to piles of paddy seeds as ash and smoke fill the air during an eruption in Mount Sinabung at Tiga Pancur village in Karo district, Indonesia's North Sumatra province.   REUTERS/Beawiharta    REUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures.

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A child holds on to her mother as ash and smoke fill the air during an eruption of Mount Sinabung at Tiga Pancur village in Karo district, in Indonesia‘s North Sumatra province. The volcano started erupting in September, forcing thousands of residents to flee their homes.

Sinabung volcano spews hot ash and lava in Karo on January 14, 2014.

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Mount Sinabung volcano spews hot ash and lava in Karo on Tuesday.

A girl stands in the foreground as Mount Sinabung spews pyroclastic smoke on January 8, 2014 in Karo District, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The number of displaced people has increased to 22,000 in Western Indonesia as Mount Sinabung continues to spew ash and smoke after several eruptions since September. Eleven deaths have now been recorded as a result of the eruptions with hundreds more falling ill. Officials expect the number of evacuees to rise as volcanic activity remains high.

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A girl stands in the foreground as Mount Sinabung releases smoke in Karo District, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The number of displaced people has increased to 22,000 in western Indonesia because of the volcano’s eruptions since September 2013.

A pair of abandoned boots lie covered by ash in a field following a further eruption of the Mount Sinabung.

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A pair of ash covered boots lie abandoned in a field following a further eruption of Mount Sinabung, in Karo District, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Villagers start their morning routine as Mount Sinabung releases volcanic materials into the air in Perteguhan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. The 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) volcano has sporadically erupted since September. Authorities extended a danger zone around a rumbling volcano in western Indonesia on Sunday after it spewed blistering gas farther than expected, sending panicked residents streaming down the sides of the mountain.

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Villagers start their morning routine as Mount Sinabung releases volcanic materials into the air in Perteguhan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The 2,600m volcano has sporadically erupted since September 

Indonesian men watch Mount Sinabung spewing volcanic materials during an eruption in Tiga Kicat, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. The 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) volcano has sporadically erupted since September.

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Indonesian men watch Mount Sinabung spewing volcanic materials during an eruption in Tiga Kicat, North Sumatra, Indonesia on Friday. The 2,600 metre volcano has sporadically erupted since last September

A woman works in her field which has been covered by ash from eruption of mount Sinabung in Sigarang Garang village on November 25, 2013 in Karo district, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Mount Sinabung, which has been intermittently erupting since September, erupted eight times in just a few hours on Sunday. Officials have reported of rocks raining down over a large area, forcing thousands to flee their homes. The Indonesian government has called for people living within five kilometres (3.1 miles) of the volcano, on the northern tip of Sumatra Island, to evacuate their homes as the volcanology agency raised the alert level for the volcano to the highest point on a four-stage scale.

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A woman works in a field that has been covered by ash from the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Sigarang Garang village, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Mount Sinabung, which has been erupting intermittently since September, erupted eight times on Sunday.

Mount Sinabung Erupts Again In Indonesia...MEDAN, SUMATRA, INDONESIA - NOVEMBER 15:  A view of mount Sinabung spewing smoke is seen from Tiga Pancur village on November 15, 2013 in Karo district, South Sumatra, Indonesia. Up to 4,300 residents have been evacuated from five villages in North Sumatra due to the volcanic eruptions of Mount Sinabung. The volcano has been erupting for several days, spewinging ash and lava 2.5 miles into the sky.

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A view of Mount Sinabung spewing smoke is seen from Tiga Pancur village on Friday in Karo district, South Sumatra, Indonesia. Up to 4,300 residents have been evacuated from five villages in North Sumatra due to volcanic eruptions. Mount Sinabung has been erupting for several days, spewing ash and lava 2.5 miles into the sky. 

***BESTPIX*** Mount Sinabung Erupts Again In Indonesia...MEDAN, SOUTH SUMATRA, INDONESIA - NOVEMBER 14:  Mount Sinabung spews pyroclastic smoke as seen from Tigapancur village in Karo district on November 14, 2013 in Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia. Up to 4,300 residents have been evacuated from five villages in North Sumatra due to the volcanic eruptions of Mount Sinabung. The volcano has been erupting for several days, spewing ash and lava 2.5 miles into the sky.

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Up to 4,300 residents have been evacuated from five villages in north Sumatra, Indonesia, after volcanic eruptions from Mount Sinabung. Ash and lava travelled more than two miles into the sky.

Villagers harvest potatoes at their field, located just less than four kilometers from mount Sinabung in Karo district on November 14, 2013 in Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia. Up to 4,300 residents have been evacuated from five villages in North Sumatra due to the volcanic eruptions of Mount Sinabung. The volcano has been erupting for several days, spewing ash and lava 2.5 miles into the sky.

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Villagers harvest potatoes on Thursday in a field that is a little less than four kilometers from Mount Sinabung , close to Medan in Sumatra, Indonesia. The volcanic mountain has erupted three times in as many months and up to 4,300 residents have been evacuated from five villages in area

A student walks on a road covered with volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Tiga Nderket, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. The 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) -high volcano has been erupting since Sunday, unleashing volcanic ash high into the sky and forcing the evacuation of villagers living around its slope.

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A student walks on a road covered with volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Tiga Nderket, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The 2,600-metre-high volcano has been erupting since Sunday.

Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash as seen from Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. The 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) -high volcano has been erupting since Sunday, unleashing volcanic ash high into the sky and forcing the evacuation of villagers living around its slope.

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Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash as seen from Tiga Pancur, north Sumatra, Indonesia. The 2,600m-high volcano has been erupting since Sunday, unleashing volcanic ash high into the sky and forcing the evacuation of villagers living around its slopes.