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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

Fish die as result of weather change in Agam...epa04130698 An Indonesian boy looks at dead fish in Maninjau lake, Agam regency, West Sumatra province, Indonesia, 18 March 2013. The mass death of the fish is apparently caused by a sudden change of weather condition according to fishery officials.

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An Indonesian boy looks at dead fish in Maninjau lake in West Sumatra, Indonesia. The mass death is caused by a sudden change of weather conditions, according to fishery officials. 

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.

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.

TOPSHOTS This picture taken in Karo on N...TOPSHOTS This picture taken in Karo on November 19, 2013 shows Sinabung volcano spewing volcanic ash and hot smoke in Karo. Mount Sinabung on western Sumatra island, which has been erupting on and off since mid-September, shot volcanic ash around 10,000 metres into the air, according to Indonesia's Mitigation Agency (BNPB) on November 19. AFP PHOTO / SUTANTA ADITYASUTANTA ADITYA/AFP/Getty Images

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Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash and hot smoke in western Sumatra, Indonesia

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

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.

Activists with faces painted to resemble tigers, take part in a protest against the trade in Sumatran tigers on Global Tiger Day, in Jakarta.

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Activists, with faces painted to resemble tigers, take part in a protest against the trade in Sumatran tigers on Global Tiger Day, in Jakarta