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Living in the volcano's shadow

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Thorgerthur Thorkellsdottir swings while walking with her mother, Anna Runoltsdottir, and uncle Petur Runottsson after stopping their work to seal a sheep barn on their farm in Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Thorgerthur Thorkellsdottir swings while walking with her mother, Anna Runoltsdottir, and uncle Petur Runottsson after stopping their work to seal a sheep barn on their farm in Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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A dog waits by a farm road covered in ash from the plume of an erupting volcano near Eyjafjallajokull, April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A dog waits by a farm road covered in ash from the plume of an erupting volcano near Eyjafjallajokull, April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Farmers Benedikt Eythorsson and Thorgrimur Bjarnason work to clean off volcanic ash that accumulated on their barn roof near Eyjafjallajokull, April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Farmers Benedikt Eythorsson and Thorgrimur Bjarnason work to clean off volcanic ash that accumulated on their barn roof near Eyjafjallajokull, April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Ash and steam rise from an erupting volcano near Eyjafjallajokull, April 20, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Ash and steam rise from an erupting volcano near Eyjafjallajokull, April 20, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Farmer Bjarni Thorvaldsson works to clean off volcanic ash that accumulated on a barn roof, near Eyjafjallajokull, April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Farmer Bjarni Thorvaldsson works to clean off volcanic ash that accumulated on a barn roof, near Eyjafjallajokull, April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Volcanic ash from an erupting volcano mixes with water and slides down a barn roof which farmers are working to clear, near Eyjafjallajokull, April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Volcanic ash from an erupting volcano mixes with water and slides down a barn roof which farmers are working to clear, near Eyjafjallajokull, April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Lava spews from a volcano as it erupts near Eyjafjallajokull, April 19, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Lava spews from a volcano as it erupts near Eyjafjallajokull, April 19, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokul, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokul, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Horses fight near the town of Sulfoss, Iceland as a volcano in Eyjafjallajokull erupts April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Horses fight near the town of Sulfoss, Iceland as a volcano in Eyjafjallajokull erupts April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Gudrun Stefanssdottir and Asdis Arnadottir (L) lead their horses along a road after riding to take a closer look at an erupting volcano near Eyjafjallajokull, April 19, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Gudrun Stefanssdottir and Asdis Arnadottir (L) lead their horses along a road after riding to take a closer look at an erupting volcano near Eyjafjallajokull, April 19, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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A woman stands near a waterfall that has been dirtied by ash that has accumulated from the ash plume of an erupting volcano near Eyjafjallajokull, April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman stands near a waterfall that has been dirtied by ash that has accumulated from the ash plume of an erupting volcano near Eyjafjallajokull, April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Smoke billows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokull, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Smoke billows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokull, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Sheep farmer Thorkell Eiriksson carries lumber from a trailer to seal a sheep barn, in case winds shift and volcanic ash from a volcano erupting across the valley lands on his family's farm, in Eyjafjallajokull, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Sheep farmer Thorkell Eiriksson carries lumber from a trailer to seal a sheep barn, in case winds shift and volcanic ash from a volcano erupting across the valley lands on his family's farm, in Eyjafjallajokull, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Thorgerthur Thorkellsdottir walks with her mother Anna Runoltsdottir (R), as Thorkell Eiriksson (L) and his brother-in-law Petur Runottsson work to seal a sheep barn, in case winds shift and volcanic ash from a volcano erupting across the valley lands on their farm, in Eyjafjallajokull, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Thorgerthur Thorkellsdottir walks with her mother Anna Runoltsdottir (R), as Thorkell Eiriksson (L) and his brother-in-law Petur Runottsson work to seal a sheep barn, in case winds shift and volcanic ash from a volcano erupting across the valley lands on their farm, in Eyjafjallajokull, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Farmers Bjarni Thorvaldsson (R) and Thorgrimur Bjarnason repair a hole in a barn roof as they work to clean off volcanic ash that accumulated from an erupting volcano near Eyjafjallajokull, April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Farmers Bjarni Thorvaldsson (R) and Thorgrimur Bjarnason repair a hole in a barn roof as they work to clean off volcanic ash that accumulated from an erupting volcano near Eyjafjallajokull, April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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A ewe and her two lambs are seen in a sheep barn in Eyjafjallajokull, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A ewe and her two lambs are seen in a sheep barn in Eyjafjallajokull, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Thorgerthur Thorkellsdottir plays on a rope swing as her mother Anna Runoltsdottir works to clear a storage area of plastic to increase the size of a sheep barn, in Eyjafjallajokull, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Thorgerthur Thorkellsdottir plays on a rope swing as her mother Anna Runoltsdottir works to clear a storage area of plastic to increase the size of a sheep barn, in Eyjafjallajokull, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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The footprints of a bird and humans are left in ash that has accumulated on the ground from the ash plume of an erupting volcano near Eyjafjallajokull, April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The footprints of a bird and humans are left in ash that has accumulated on the ground from the ash plume of an erupting volcano near Eyjafjallajokull, April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Construction crews repair a road damaged by floods due to glacial melting caused by a volcano in Eyjafjallajokull, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Construction crews repair a road damaged by floods due to glacial melting caused by a volcano in Eyjafjallajokull, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Ashes, smoke, and rocks are thrown skyward as a volcano continues to erupt near Eyjafjallajokull, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Ashes, smoke, and rocks are thrown skyward as a volcano continues to erupt near Eyjafjallajokull, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Thorkell Eiriksson stops his work of sealing a sheep barn to take a closer look at a volcano erupting across the valley from his family's farm in Eyjafjallajokull, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Thorkell Eiriksson stops his work of sealing a sheep barn to take a closer look at a volcano erupting across the valley from his family's farm in Eyjafjallajokull, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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A member of a volunteer rescue force mans a roadblock into Eyjafjoll, April 19, 2010. REUTERS/Ingolfur Juliusson

A member of a volunteer rescue force mans a roadblock into Eyjafjoll, April 19, 2010. REUTERS/Ingolfur Juliusson

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Motorists turn back as they encounter an area of ash fallout in Eyjafjoll, April 19, 2010. REUTERS/Ingolfur Juliusson

Motorists turn back as they encounter an area of ash fallout in Eyjafjoll, April 19, 2010. REUTERS/Ingolfur Juliusson

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The path of a plane is seen over the top of an erupting volcano near Eyjafjallajokull, April 19, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The path of a plane is seen over the top of an erupting volcano near Eyjafjallajokull, April 19, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Farmer Bjarni Thorvaldsson works to clean off volcanic ash that accumulated on a barn roof from an erupting volcano near Eyjafjallajokull, April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Farmer Bjarni Thorvaldsson works to clean off volcanic ash that accumulated on a barn roof from an erupting volcano near Eyjafjallajokull, April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Farmers (from L to R) Bjarni Thorvaldsson, Benedikt Eythorsson, Hans Thorvaldsson and Thorgrimur Bjarnason walk off a roof after cleaning off volcanic ash that accumulated on a barn from an erupting volcano near Eyjafjallajokull, April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Farmers (from L to R) Bjarni Thorvaldsson, Benedikt Eythorsson, Hans Thorvaldsson and Thorgrimur Bjarnason walk off a roof after cleaning off volcanic ash that accumulated on a barn from an erupting volcano near Eyjafjallajokull, April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Ice from a glacial flood triggered by a volcanic eruption is seen as the volcano continues to erupt near Eyjafjallajokull, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Ice from a glacial flood triggered by a volcanic eruption is seen as the volcano continues to erupt near Eyjafjallajokull, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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