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Shinmoedake erupts

<p>Lightning strikes above Shinmoedake peak as it erupts, between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 28, 2011. 

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Lightning strikes above Shinmoedake peak as it erupts, between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 28, 2011. REUTERS/Minami-Nippon Shimbun

Lightning strikes above Shinmoedake peak as it erupts, between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 28, 2011. REUTERS/Minami-Nippon Shimbun

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<p>An aerial view shows volcanic ashes covering over Takaharu town caused by eruption of Shinmoedake peak, between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 29, 2011. 

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An aerial view shows volcanic ashes covering over Takaharu town caused by eruption of Shinmoedake peak, between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 29, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

An aerial view shows volcanic ashes covering over Takaharu town caused by eruption of Shinmoedake peak, between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 29, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 27, 2011. 

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An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>Dome of lava is seen at a eruptive crater at Shinmoedake peak between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 31, 2011. 

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Dome of lava is seen at a eruptive crater at Shinmoedake peak between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 31, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Dome of lava is seen at a eruptive crater at Shinmoedake peak between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 31, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>Local residents take a rest at a gymnasium acting as evecuation center in Takaharu town, Miyazaki prefecture, January 31, 2011. 


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Local residents take a rest at a gymnasium acting as evecuation center in Takaharu town, Miyazaki prefecture, January 31, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Local residents take a rest at a gymnasium acting as evecuation center in Takaharu town, Miyazaki prefecture, January 31, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>Shinmoedake peak erupts between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 28, 2011.

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Shinmoedake peak erupts between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 28, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Shinmoedake peak erupts between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 28, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>Shinmoedake peak erupts, as seen from Takaharu Town Office, in Japan's Miyazaki prefecture, early morning January 27, 2011. 


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Shinmoedake peak erupts, as seen from Takaharu Town Office, in Japan's Miyazaki prefecture, early morning January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Takaharu Town Office

Shinmoedake peak erupts, as seen from Takaharu Town Office, in Japan's Miyazaki prefecture, early morning January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Takaharu Town Office

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<p>Erupting Shinmoedake peak between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, is seen from Kagoshima airport, February 1, 2011. 


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Erupting Shinmoedake peak between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, is seen from Kagoshima airport, February 1, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Erupting Shinmoedake peak between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, is seen from Kagoshima airport, February 1, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 31, 2011. 

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An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 31, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 31, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 27, 2011. 


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An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>People sweep volcanic ashes from erupting Shinmoedake peak in Miyakonojo, in Miyazaki prefecture, January 28, 2011. 


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People sweep volcanic ashes from erupting Shinmoedake peak in Miyakonojo, in Miyazaki prefecture, January 28, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

People sweep volcanic ashes from erupting Shinmoedake peak in Miyakonojo, in Miyazaki prefecture, January 28, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>Shinmoedake peak erupts between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 28, 2011. 

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Shinmoedake peak erupts between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 28, 2011. REUTERS/Shohei Izumi/Yomiuri Shimbun

Shinmoedake peak erupts between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 28, 2011. REUTERS/Shohei Izumi/Yomiuri Shimbun

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<p>An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, southern Japan, January 29, 2011. 

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An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, southern Japan, January 29, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, southern Japan, January 29, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>Cars are covered with volcanic ashes from erupting Shinmoedake peak in Miyakonojo, in Miyazaki prefecture, January 28, 2011. 


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Cars are covered with volcanic ashes from erupting Shinmoedake peak in Miyakonojo, in Miyazaki prefecture, January 28, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Cars are covered with volcanic ashes from erupting Shinmoedake peak in Miyakonojo, in Miyazaki prefecture, January 28, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>Shinmoedake peak erupts, as seen from Takaharu Town Office, Miyazaki prefecture, January 27, 2011. 


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Shinmoedake peak erupts, as seen from Takaharu Town Office, Miyazaki prefecture, January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Takaharu Town Office

Shinmoedake peak erupts, as seen from Takaharu Town Office, Miyazaki prefecture, January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Takaharu Town Office

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<p>An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 28, 2011. 


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An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 28, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 28, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>Shinmoedake peak, a mountain in the Kirishima volcanic range between Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures, erupts as seen from Kirishima, January 26, 2011. 



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Shinmoedake peak, a mountain in the Kirishima volcanic range between Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures, erupts as seen from Kirishima, January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Kirishima City Government Office

Shinmoedake peak, a mountain in the Kirishima volcanic range between Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures, erupts as seen from Kirishima, January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Kirishima City Government Office

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<p>An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 27, 2011.

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An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>A man takes a picture of an erupting Shinmoedake peak from Takaharu town, in Miyazaki prefecture, January 27, 2011. 

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A man takes a picture of an erupting Shinmoedake peak from Takaharu town, in Miyazaki prefecture, January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

A man takes a picture of an erupting Shinmoedake peak from Takaharu town, in Miyazaki prefecture, January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>A view of a dome of lava is seen at a eruptive crater at Shinmoedake peak between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 31, 2011. 

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A view of a dome of lava is seen at a eruptive crater at Shinmoedake peak between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 31, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

A view of a dome of lava is seen at a eruptive crater at Shinmoedake peak between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 31, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>Shinmoedake peak erupts, as seen from Takaharu town, in Miyazaki Prefecture, January 27, 2011. 



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Shinmoedake peak erupts, as seen from Takaharu town, in Miyazaki Prefecture, January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Shinmoedake peak erupts, as seen from Takaharu town, in Miyazaki Prefecture, January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 27, 2011.


REUTERS/Kyodo </p>

An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>Shinmoedake peak, a mountain in the Kirishima volcanic range between Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures, erupts, as seen from Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture, January 26, 2011. 

REUTERS/Kirishima City Government Office</p>

Shinmoedake peak, a mountain in the Kirishima volcanic range between Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures, erupts, as seen from Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture, January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Kirishima City Government Office

Shinmoedake peak, a mountain in the Kirishima volcanic range between Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures, erupts, as seen from Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture, January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Kirishima City Government Office

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