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Chile's lava lake volcano

The Villarrica Volcano is seen at night in Chile. Villarrica is one of the most active volcanoes in South America and one of only a few worldwide with an active lava lake within its crater. 

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The Villarrica Volcano is seen at night in Chile. Villarrica is one of the most active volcanoes in South America and one of only a few worldwide with an active lava lake within its crater. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

The Villarrica Volcano is seen at night in Chile. Villarrica is one of the most active volcanoes in South America and one of only a few worldwide with an active lava lake within its crater. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra
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The Villarrica Volcano is seen at night in Chile. Picture taken with long exposure. 

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The Villarrica Volcano is seen at night in Chile. Picture taken with long exposure. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

The Villarrica Volcano is seen at night in Chile. Picture taken with long exposure. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra
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The Villarrica Volcano is seen at night from Pucon town, Chile. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

The Villarrica Volcano is seen at night from Pucon town, Chile. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

The Villarrica Volcano is seen at night from Pucon town, Chile. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra
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The Villarrica volcano is seen under an overcast sky, from Pucon town. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

The Villarrica volcano is seen under an overcast sky, from Pucon town. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

The Villarrica volcano is seen under an overcast sky, from Pucon town. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra
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The Villarrica Volcano is seen partially covered by clouds at Pucon. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

The Villarrica Volcano is seen partially covered by clouds at Pucon. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

The Villarrica Volcano is seen partially covered by clouds at Pucon. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra
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Ash and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago.


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Ash and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago. REUTERS/Lautaro Salinas

Ash and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago. REUTERS/Lautaro Salinas
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The Villarrica Volcano is seen at night in Pucon town.  REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

The Villarrica Volcano is seen at night in Pucon town. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

The Villarrica Volcano is seen at night in Pucon town. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra
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Smoke rises from Villarrica volcano as seen near the town of Pucon. REUTERS/Andres Stapff

Smoke rises from Villarrica volcano as seen near the town of Pucon. REUTERS/Andres Stapff

Smoke rises from Villarrica volcano as seen near the town of Pucon. REUTERS/Andres Stapff
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Ash and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago.  REUTERS/Lautaro Salinas

Ash and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago. REUTERS/Lautaro Salinas

Ash and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago. REUTERS/Lautaro Salinas
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The Villarrica Volcano is seen at night in Pucon town. 

REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

The Villarrica Volcano is seen at night in Pucon town. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

The Villarrica Volcano is seen at night in Pucon town. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra
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The Villarrica Volcano is seen partially covered by clouds at Pucon. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

The Villarrica Volcano is seen partially covered by clouds at Pucon. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

The Villarrica Volcano is seen partially covered by clouds at Pucon. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra
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An aerial view shows smoke and lava spewing from the Villarrica volcano, south of Santiago.  REUTERS/Daniel Basualto

An aerial view shows smoke and lava spewing from the Villarrica volcano, south of Santiago. REUTERS/Daniel Basualto

An aerial view shows smoke and lava spewing from the Villarrica volcano, south of Santiago. REUTERS/Daniel Basualto
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Villarrica Volcano and Trancura river are seen at night.  Picture taken with long exposure. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

Villarrica Volcano and Trancura river are seen at night. Picture taken with long exposure. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

Villarrica Volcano and Trancura river are seen at night. Picture taken with long exposure. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra
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Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago.  REUTERS/Claudia Bucarey

Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago. REUTERS/Claudia Bucarey

Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago. REUTERS/Claudia Bucarey
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The Villarrica Volcano is seen partially covered by clouds at Pucon. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

The Villarrica Volcano is seen partially covered by clouds at Pucon. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

The Villarrica Volcano is seen partially covered by clouds at Pucon. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra
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Ash and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago.  REUTERS/Lautaro Salinas

Ash and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago. REUTERS/Lautaro Salinas

Ash and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago. REUTERS/Lautaro Salinas
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Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town south of Santiago. REUTERS/Claudia Bucarey

Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town south of Santiago. REUTERS/Claudia Bucarey

Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town south of Santiago. REUTERS/Claudia Bucarey
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The Villarrica Volcano is seen partially covered by clouds at Pucon. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

The Villarrica Volcano is seen partially covered by clouds at Pucon. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

The Villarrica Volcano is seen partially covered by clouds at Pucon. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra
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Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago.  REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra
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Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago.  REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra
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