An Indonesian man stands next to a mosque in the village of Tiga Serangkai in Karo, North Sumatra on Wednesday, as mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash in the distance
Molten lava spills from the crater of Mount Sinabung as seen from Berastepu village in Karo, North Sumatra province, Indonesia, on Wednesday
Ash from Mount Sinabung volcano fills the sky over an abandoned church during another eruption in Karo, in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province on Friday
An Indonesian farmer in Karo district watches the Mount Sinabung volcano erupting. Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes after Indonesia upgraded the threat posed by the volcano on Sumatra island to the highest level.
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.
A villager rides his motorcycle past a damaged tree as Mount Sinabung emits volcanic smoke near Sigarang Garang village in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia
This photo, taken using long exposure, shows star trails over Mount Sinabung as it spews volcanic ash into the air as seen from Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Authorities raised the alert status of the volcano to the highest level on Sunday after a series of eruptions.
Displaced people rest at a shelter in Karo, Indonesia, as the Mount Sinabung volcano continues to erupt. Several thousand people left their homes overnight, taking the total number of those who have fled since the volcano rumbled to life to about 12,300, the national disaster agency said.
Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash and hot smoke in western Sumatra, Indonesia.