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Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago. The volcano went quiet on Tuesday after an eruption that sent a plume of ash and lava high into the sky in the early hours put Chile on high alert. 

Villarrica volcano, located near Villarrica 1200 km from Santiago, in southern Chile, which began erupting on March 3, 2015 forcing the evacuation of some 3,000 people in nearby villages. The Villarrica volcano, one of Chile's most active, began erupting around 3:00 am (0600 GMT), prompting authorities to declare a red alert and cancel classes in schools, the National Emergency Office said.

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Villarrica volcano, located near Villarrica 1200 km from Santiago, in southern Chile, which began erupting on Tuesday forcing the evacuation of some 3,000 people in nearby villages

Student protesters clash with riot policemen during a demonstration to demand changes in the Chilean education system, in Santiago

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Student protesters clash with riot policemen (not pictured) during a demonstration in Santiago to demand changes to the Chilean education system

Demonstrator argues with police officer as they gather to protest against Chilean presidential candidate Bachelet of Nueva Mayoria during at Bachelet's campaign event in Santiago...A demonstrator argues with a police officer as they gather to protest against Chilean presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet (not pictured) of Nueva Mayoria (New Majority) during at Bachelet's campaign event in Santiago, November 13, 2013. Chileans go to the polls in the first round of presidential elections on November 17.

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A demonstrator argues with a police officer at a protest against Chilean presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet of Nueva Mayoria (New Majority) during a campaign event in Santiago, capital of Chile.

A student is hit by a jet of water sprayed by riot police during a protest against the government to demand changes in the public state education system, in Santiago

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A student is hit by a jet of water sprayed by riot police during a protest on Wednesday against the government to demand changes in the public state education system, in Santiago. Chilean students have been protesting against what they say is profiteering in the state education system.