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In pictures: Thousands evacuate erupting volcano in Spain's Canary Islands

Lava flows behind houses following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park, in this picture taken from Tazacorte, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 20. Lava flowing from the Canary Islands' first volcanic eruption in 50 years has forced the evacuation of 5,500 people and destroyed at least 100 houses, authorities said.  

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Lava flows behind houses following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park, in this picture taken from Tazacorte, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 20. Lava flowing from the Canary Islands' first volcanic eruption in 50...more

Lava flows behind houses following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park, in this picture taken from Tazacorte, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 20. Lava flowing from the Canary Islands' first volcanic eruption in 50 years has forced the evacuation of 5,500 people and destroyed at least 100 houses, authorities said. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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A house burns due to lava from the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at Los Llanos de Aridane, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 20.   
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A house burns due to lava from the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at Los Llanos de Aridane, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 20. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

A house burns due to lava from the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at Los Llanos de Aridane, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 20. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Lava flows next to a house following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Lava flows next to a house following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Lava flows next to a house following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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A couple takes a selfie in front of the erupting volcano, in Los Llanos de Aridane on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A couple takes a selfie in front of the erupting volcano, in Los Llanos de Aridane on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A couple takes a selfie in front of the erupting volcano, in Los Llanos de Aridane on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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Lava rises following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Lava rises following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Lava rises following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Lava reaches a house following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park, in the residential area of Los Campitos at Los Llanos de Aridane, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Lava reaches a house following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park, in the residential area of Los Campitos at Los Llanos de Aridane, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Lava reaches a house following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park, in the residential area of Los Campitos at Los Llanos de Aridane, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Dogs are pictured in cages inside a van as people are evacuated following the eruption of a volcano on the Island of La Palma, in Los Llanos de Aridane, Spain September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Dogs are pictured in cages inside a van as people are evacuated following the eruption of a volcano on the Island of La Palma, in Los Llanos de Aridane, Spain September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Dogs are pictured in cages inside a van as people are evacuated following the eruption of a volcano on the Island of La Palma, in Los Llanos de Aridane, Spain September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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A house burns due to lava from the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park, in the residential area of Los Campitos at Los Llanos de Aridane, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

A house burns due to lava from the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park, in the residential area of Los Campitos at Los Llanos de Aridane, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

A house burns due to lava from the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park, in the residential area of Los Campitos at Los Llanos de Aridane, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Lava flows behind houses following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park, in this picture taken from Tazacorte, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, September 20. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Lava flows behind houses following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park, in this picture taken from Tazacorte, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, September 20. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Lava flows behind houses following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park, in this picture taken from Tazacorte, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, September 20. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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A screen grab from drone footage shows lava flowing following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 20, 2021. Reuters TV/FORTA via REUTERS

A screen grab from drone footage shows lava flowing following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 20, 2021. Reuters TV/FORTA via REUTERS

A screen grab from drone footage shows lava flowing following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 20, 2021. Reuters TV/FORTA via REUTERS
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Residents watch lava following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Residents watch lava following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Residents watch lava following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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A man removes a crucifix as people are evacuated following the eruption of a volcano on the Island of La Palma, in Los Llanos, Spain September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A man removes a crucifix as people are evacuated following the eruption of a volcano on the Island of La Palma, in Los Llanos, Spain September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A man removes a crucifix as people are evacuated following the eruption of a volcano on the Island of La Palma, in Los Llanos, Spain September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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Lava and smoke are seen following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Lava and smoke are seen following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Lava and smoke are seen following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Lava flows downhill following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Lava flows downhill following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Lava flows downhill following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Power lines connecting pylons of high-tension electricity are seen destroyed due to lava from the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park, in the residential area of Los Campitos at Los Llanos de Aridane, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Power lines connecting pylons of high-tension electricity are seen destroyed due to lava from the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park, in the residential area of Los Campitos at Los Llanos de Aridane, on the Canary Island of La...more

Power lines connecting pylons of high-tension electricity are seen destroyed due to lava from the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park, in the residential area of Los Campitos at Los Llanos de Aridane, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Lava flows downhill following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Lava flows downhill following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Lava flows downhill following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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A plume of smoke rises following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

A plume of smoke rises following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

A plume of smoke rises following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Lava flows next to a house following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Lava flows next to a house following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Lava flows next to a house following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Lava flows downhill following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Lava flows downhill following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Lava flows downhill following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Lava and smoke rise following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Lava and smoke rise following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Lava and smoke rise following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Lava pours out of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19.   FORTA/via REUTERS

Lava pours out of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. FORTA/via REUTERS

Lava pours out of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. FORTA/via REUTERS
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A plume of smoke rises following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

A plume of smoke rises following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

A plume of smoke rises following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Lava flows down the hill after a volcanic eruption in La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain, September 19. idafe.com via REUTERS

Lava flows down the hill after a volcanic eruption in La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain, September 19. idafe.com via REUTERS

Lava flows down the hill after a volcanic eruption in La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain, September 19. idafe.com via REUTERS
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Lava and smoke rise following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Lava and smoke rise following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Lava and smoke rise following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Luis Perez, a resident of El Paso, prepares a suitcase with his clothes and necessary things to leave his house in case of an emergency, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Luis Perez, a resident of El Paso, prepares a suitcase with his clothes and necessary things to leave his house in case of an emergency, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Luis Perez, a resident of El Paso, prepares a suitcase with his clothes and necessary things to leave his house in case of an emergency, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Volcano erupts on Spanish island of La Palma, Spain September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Volcano erupts on Spanish island of La Palma, Spain September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Volcano erupts on Spanish island of La Palma, Spain September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Lava flows downhill following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Lava flows downhill following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Lava flows downhill following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Lava pours out of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. FORTA/via REUTERS

Lava pours out of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. FORTA/via REUTERS

Lava pours out of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 19. FORTA/via REUTERS
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An emergency helicopter of the Government of the Canary Islands flies over an area where seismic movements are being felt in El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

An emergency helicopter of the Government of the Canary Islands flies over an area where seismic movements are being felt in El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

An emergency helicopter of the Government of the Canary Islands flies over an area where seismic movements are being felt in El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, September 19. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Tourists take a selfie at the San Antonio Volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, September 17. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Tourists take a selfie at the San Antonio Volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, September 17. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Tourists take a selfie at the San Antonio Volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, September 17. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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