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May 18, 2012 at 5:46 PM

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Looking back on Mount St. Helens' eruption


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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