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May 18, 2012 at 5:46 PM

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Looking back on Mount St. Helens' eruption


AP and THE SEATTLE TIMES

The 32nd anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens is Friday, May 18, 2012. Clockwise from top left: In this May 20, 1980 file photo, a camper containing two victims of the Mount St. Helens eruption sits amidst the gray landscape about 8 miles from the mountain in Washington state. Markings in the volcanic ash in front of and behind the camper were left by a helicopter and a searcher who found the victims on Tuesday, May 20, 1980. (AP); A huge mud flow and splintered trees are on the flanks of Mount St. Helens above the South Fork of the Toutle River. (Rick Perry / The Seattle Times); In this 1980 photo, a worker at an auto dealership in Moscow, Idaho uses a blower to remove ash from the eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington state, more than 350 miles away, from a car. (AP); For many months after the eruption, Ralph Killian, a Lewis county logger, repeatedly searched the devastation for signs of his missing son and daughter-in-law. (Chris Johns / The Seattle Times); In this May 20, 1980 file photo, trees knocked down by the May18,1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens are shown along a logging road near the south fork of the Toutle River in Washington state. (Rick Perry / The Seattle Times);

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