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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Photos of the Day: November 26, 2013

A woman stands in her field, which has been covered by ash from the 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 kilometers (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.