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Icelandic volcano eases but eruptions continue

<p>Smoke billows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokull April 16, 2010. REUTERS/Jon Gustafsson</p>

Smoke billows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokull April 16, 2010. REUTERS/Jon Gustafsson

Smoke billows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokull April 16, 2010. REUTERS/Jon Gustafsson

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<p>Smoke billows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokull April 16, 2010. REUTERS/Jon Gustafsson</p>

Smoke billows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokull April 16, 2010. REUTERS/Jon Gustafsson

Smoke billows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokull April 16, 2010. REUTERS/Jon Gustafsson

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<p>An aerial handout photo from the Icelandic Coast Guard shows a plume of steam rising 22,000 feet (6700 meters) from a crater under about 656 feet (200 metres) of ice at the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in southern Iceland April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Icelandic Coast Guard/Arni Saeberg/Handout</p>

An aerial handout photo from the Icelandic Coast Guard shows a plume of steam rising 22,000 feet (6700 meters) from a crater under about 656 feet (200 metres) of ice at the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in southern Iceland April 14, 2010....more

An aerial handout photo from the Icelandic Coast Guard shows a plume of steam rising 22,000 feet (6700 meters) from a crater under about 656 feet (200 metres) of ice at the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in southern Iceland April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Icelandic Coast Guard/Arni Saeberg/Handout

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<p>Planes are seen grounded on the tarmac at Edinburgh airport April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne</p>

Planes are seen grounded on the tarmac at Edinburgh airport April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Planes are seen grounded on the tarmac at Edinburgh airport April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

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<p>A radar image of the three craters forming the volcano at Eyjafjallajokull is pictured in this handout photo April 16, 2010. REUTERS/Icelandic Coast Guard/Handout</p>

A radar image of the three craters forming the volcano at Eyjafjallajokull is pictured in this handout photo April 16, 2010. REUTERS/Icelandic Coast Guard/Handout

A radar image of the three craters forming the volcano at Eyjafjallajokull is pictured in this handout photo April 16, 2010. REUTERS/Icelandic Coast Guard/Handout

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<p>Passengers queue at the departures area in Madrid Airport April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Andrea Comas</p>

Passengers queue at the departures area in Madrid Airport April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

Passengers queue at the departures area in Madrid Airport April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

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<p>A plume of volcanic ash rises six to 11 kilometres (3.8 to 7 miles) into the atmosphere, from a crater under about 656 feet (200 metres) of ice at the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in southern Iceland April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Jon Gustafsson</p>

A plume of volcanic ash rises six to 11 kilometres (3.8 to 7 miles) into the atmosphere, from a crater under about 656 feet (200 metres) of ice at the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in southern Iceland April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Jon Gustafsson

A plume of volcanic ash rises six to 11 kilometres (3.8 to 7 miles) into the atmosphere, from a crater under about 656 feet (200 metres) of ice at the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in southern Iceland April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Jon Gustafsson

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<p>A passenger waits at the departures area in Madrid Airport April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Andrea Comas</p>

A passenger waits at the departures area in Madrid Airport April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

A passenger waits at the departures area in Madrid Airport April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

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<p>An Icelandic Coast Guard printout of the radar image of the three craters forming the volcano at Eyjafjallajokull, is pictured onboard an aircraft over Iceland April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Ingolfur Juliusson</p>

An Icelandic Coast Guard printout of the radar image of the three craters forming the volcano at Eyjafjallajokull, is pictured onboard an aircraft over Iceland April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Ingolfur Juliusson

An Icelandic Coast Guard printout of the radar image of the three craters forming the volcano at Eyjafjallajokull, is pictured onboard an aircraft over Iceland April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Ingolfur Juliusson

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<p>A passenger (C) gestures as other passengers wait in check-in queues following the cancellation of flights, at Faro airport April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Brito</p>

A passenger (C) gestures as other passengers wait in check-in queues following the cancellation of flights, at Faro airport April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Brito

A passenger (C) gestures as other passengers wait in check-in queues following the cancellation of flights, at Faro airport April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Brito

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<p>A cloud of volcanic ash is seen spreading from the southern side of Iceland (top L) in this handout satellite photograph taken at 0915GMT on Thursday and received from Norway's Met Office in London April 15, 2010. A huge ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano turned the skies of northern Europe into a no-fly zone on Thursday, stranding hundreds of thousands of passengers. The coastlines were superimposed on the photograph by the Met Office. REUTERS/Norwegian Met Office/Handout</p>

A cloud of volcanic ash is seen spreading from the southern side of Iceland (top L) in this handout satellite photograph taken at 0915GMT on Thursday and received from Norway's Met Office in London April 15, 2010. A huge ash cloud from an Icelandic...more

A cloud of volcanic ash is seen spreading from the southern side of Iceland (top L) in this handout satellite photograph taken at 0915GMT on Thursday and received from Norway's Met Office in London April 15, 2010. A huge ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano turned the skies of northern Europe into a no-fly zone on Thursday, stranding hundreds of thousands of passengers. The coastlines were superimposed on the photograph by the Met Office. REUTERS/Norwegian Met Office/Handout

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<p>An aerial handout photo from the Icelandic Coast Guard shows melting ice caused by a volcanic eruption at Eyjafjalla Glacier in southern Iceland April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Icelandic Coast Guard/Arni Saeberg/Handout</p>

An aerial handout photo from the Icelandic Coast Guard shows melting ice caused by a volcanic eruption at Eyjafjalla Glacier in southern Iceland April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Icelandic Coast Guard/Arni Saeberg/Handout

An aerial handout photo from the Icelandic Coast Guard shows melting ice caused by a volcanic eruption at Eyjafjalla Glacier in southern Iceland April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Icelandic Coast Guard/Arni Saeberg/Handout

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<p>An aerial view shows flashfloods consisting of ash and ice coming from the erupting volcano in Eyjafjallajokull April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Ingolfur Juliusson</p>

An aerial view shows flashfloods consisting of ash and ice coming from the erupting volcano in Eyjafjallajokull April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Ingolfur Juliusson

An aerial view shows flashfloods consisting of ash and ice coming from the erupting volcano in Eyjafjallajokull April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Ingolfur Juliusson

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<p>A radar image of the three craters forming the volcano at Eyjafjallajokull is pictured in this handout photo April 16, 2010. REUTERS/Icelandic Coast Guard/Handout</p>

A radar image of the three craters forming the volcano at Eyjafjallajokull is pictured in this handout photo April 16, 2010. REUTERS/Icelandic Coast Guard/Handout

A radar image of the three craters forming the volcano at Eyjafjallajokull is pictured in this handout photo April 16, 2010. REUTERS/Icelandic Coast Guard/Handout

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<p>A screen informs passengers at City Airport that all flights have been cancelled after ash from a volcanic eruption in Iceland caused the UK's airspace to be closed, in London April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Winning</p>

A screen informs passengers at City Airport that all flights have been cancelled after ash from a volcanic eruption in Iceland caused the UK's airspace to be closed, in London April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

A screen informs passengers at City Airport that all flights have been cancelled after ash from a volcanic eruption in Iceland caused the UK's airspace to be closed, in London April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

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<p>An image taken from the RadarVirtuel website shows live air traffic across Europe on Thursday afternoon, April 15, 2010. REUTERS/www.radar-virtuel.com/Google Maps/Handout</p>

An image taken from the RadarVirtuel website shows live air traffic across Europe on Thursday afternoon, April 15, 2010. REUTERS/www.radar-virtuel.com/Google Maps/Handout

An image taken from the RadarVirtuel website shows live air traffic across Europe on Thursday afternoon, April 15, 2010. REUTERS/www.radar-virtuel.com/Google Maps/Handout

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<p>A passenger cries as she queues at the departures area in Madrid Airport April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Andrea Comas</p>

A passenger cries as she queues at the departures area in Madrid Airport April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

A passenger cries as she queues at the departures area in Madrid Airport April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

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<p>An employee of a hotel holds up a sign informing passengers of room vacancy as they stand in line to purchase train tickets, at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos</p>

An employee of a hotel holds up a sign informing passengers of room vacancy as they stand in line to purchase train tickets, at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos

An employee of a hotel holds up a sign informing passengers of room vacancy as they stand in line to purchase train tickets, at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos

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<p>A group of Italian travellers rest on their luggage as they wait in a departure hall of Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos</p>

A group of Italian travellers rest on their luggage as they wait in a departure hall of Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos

A group of Italian travellers rest on their luggage as they wait in a departure hall of Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos

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<p>Stranded passengers sit beside check-in counters at Arlanda Airport, outside Stockholm April 15 ,2010. REUTERS/Pontus Lundahl/Scanpix</p>

Stranded passengers sit beside check-in counters at Arlanda Airport, outside Stockholm April 15 ,2010. REUTERS/Pontus Lundahl/Scanpix

Stranded passengers sit beside check-in counters at Arlanda Airport, outside Stockholm April 15 ,2010. REUTERS/Pontus Lundahl/Scanpix

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<p>A boy does colouring at the departures area in Madrid Airport April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Andrea Comas</p>

A boy does colouring at the departures area in Madrid Airport April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

A boy does colouring at the departures area in Madrid Airport April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

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<p>A passenger looks at an information screen at the departures area in Madrid Airport April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Andrea Comas</p>

A passenger looks at an information screen at the departures area in Madrid Airport April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

A passenger looks at an information screen at the departures area in Madrid Airport April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

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