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La Palma residents climb volcanic ash mountains to return home

Dionisio Leal looks at heaps of ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano surrounding his house as he stands at the window, in Las Manchas neighbourhood on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022.  REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Dionisio Leal looks at heaps of ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano surrounding his house as he stands at the window, in Las Manchas neighbourhood on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Dionisio Leal looks at heaps of ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano surrounding his house as he stands at the window, in Las Manchas neighbourhood on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Juani Garcia cleans up ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano that surrounds her house in the Las Manchas neighbourhood, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 22, 2022.  REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Juani Garcia cleans up ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano that surrounds her house in the Las Manchas neighbourhood, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 22, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Juani Garcia cleans up ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano that surrounds her house in the Las Manchas neighbourhood, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 22, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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A volunteer cleans the ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano at a house in Las Manchas neighbourhood, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022.  REUTERS/Borja Suarez

A volunteer cleans the ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano at a house in Las Manchas neighbourhood, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

A volunteer cleans the ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano at a house in Las Manchas neighbourhood, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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A slide is seen buried in the ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano in the garden of a house, in a neighbourhood of Las Manchas, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, December 16, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

A slide is seen buried in the ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano in the garden of a house, in a neighbourhood of Las Manchas, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, December 16, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

A slide is seen buried in the ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano in the garden of a house, in a neighbourhood of Las Manchas, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, December 16, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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A vehicle is seen buried in the ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano in Las Manchas neighbourhood, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022.  REUTERS/Borja Suarez

A vehicle is seen buried in the ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano in Las Manchas neighbourhood, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

A vehicle is seen buried in the ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano in Las Manchas neighbourhood, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Sabino Leal, 80, a resident of Las Manchas, returns home for the first time since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022.  REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Sabino Leal, 80, a resident of Las Manchas, returns home for the first time since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Sabino Leal, 80, a resident of Las Manchas, returns home for the first time since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Inmaculada Perez and Isa Fuentes, residents of Las Manchas, clean the ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the first day when they returned home following the volcano's eruption, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022.  REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Inmaculada Perez and Isa Fuentes, residents of Las Manchas, clean the ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the first day when they returned home following the volcano's eruption, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022. ...more

Inmaculada Perez and Isa Fuentes, residents of Las Manchas, clean the ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the first day when they returned home following the volcano's eruption, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Sabino Leal, 80, a resident of Las Manchas, returns home for the first time since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022.  REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Sabino Leal, 80, a resident of Las Manchas, returns home for the first time since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Sabino Leal, 80, a resident of Las Manchas, returns home for the first time since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Aerial view of houses in La Laguna, surrounded by Cumbre Vieja volcano lava, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, December 18, 2021.  REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Aerial view of houses in La Laguna, surrounded by Cumbre Vieja volcano lava, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, December 18, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Aerial view of houses in La Laguna, surrounded by Cumbre Vieja volcano lava, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, December 18, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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A vehicle is seen buried under ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano in the garden of a house in the Las Manchas neighbourhood, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 22, 2022.  REUTERS/Borja Suarez

A vehicle is seen buried under ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano in the garden of a house in the Las Manchas neighbourhood, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 22, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

A vehicle is seen buried under ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano in the garden of a house in the Las Manchas neighbourhood, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 22, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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The cemetery of the Las Manchas neighbourhood is partially buried under ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 22, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

The cemetery of the Las Manchas neighbourhood is partially buried under ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 22, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

The cemetery of the Las Manchas neighbourhood is partially buried under ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 22, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Sabino Leal, 80, a resident of Las Manchas, returns home for the first time since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022.  REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Sabino Leal, 80, a resident of Las Manchas, returns home for the first time since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Sabino Leal, 80, a resident of Las Manchas, returns home for the first time since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Sabino Leal, 80, a resident of Las Manchas, returns home for the first time since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022.  REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Sabino Leal, 80, a resident of Las Manchas, returns home for the first time since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Sabino Leal, 80, a resident of Las Manchas, returns home for the first time since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Aerial view of houses in La Laguna, surrounded by Cumbre Vieja volcano lava, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, December 18, 2021.  REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Aerial view of houses in La Laguna, surrounded by Cumbre Vieja volcano lava, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, December 18, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Aerial view of houses in La Laguna, surrounded by Cumbre Vieja volcano lava, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, December 18, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Sabino Leal, 80, a resident of Las Manchas, returns home for the first time since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022.  REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Sabino Leal, 80, a resident of Las Manchas, returns home for the first time since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Sabino Leal, 80, a resident of Las Manchas, returns home for the first time since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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The cemetery of the Las Manchas neighbourhood is partially buried under solidified lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 22, 2022.  REUTERS/Borja Suarez

The cemetery of the Las Manchas neighbourhood is partially buried under solidified lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 22, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

The cemetery of the Las Manchas neighbourhood is partially buried under solidified lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 22, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Aerial view of a banana farm in La Laguna surrounded by lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma. Spain, December 18, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Aerial view of a banana farm in La Laguna surrounded by lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma. Spain, December 18, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Aerial view of a banana farm in La Laguna surrounded by lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma. Spain, December 18, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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A house in the Las Manchas neighbourhood is seen partially buried under ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 22, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

A house in the Las Manchas neighbourhood is seen partially buried under ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 22, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

A house in the Las Manchas neighbourhood is seen partially buried under ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 22, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Aerial view of solidified lava from Cumbre Vieja volcano, spilling over houses in a La Laguna neighbourhood, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, December 18, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Aerial view of solidified lava from Cumbre Vieja volcano, spilling over houses in a La Laguna neighbourhood, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, December 18, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Aerial view of solidified lava from Cumbre Vieja volcano, spilling over houses in a La Laguna neighbourhood, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, December 18, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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80-year-old Sabino Leal, a resident of Las Manchas, returns home for the first time since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022.  REUTERS/Borja Suarez

80-year-old Sabino Leal, a resident of Las Manchas, returns home for the first time since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

80-year-old Sabino Leal, a resident of Las Manchas, returns home for the first time since the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Aerial view of a road in La Laguna, surrounded by Cumbre Vieja volcano lava, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, December 18, 2021.  REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Aerial view of a road in La Laguna, surrounded by Cumbre Vieja volcano lava, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, December 18, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Aerial view of a road in La Laguna, surrounded by Cumbre Vieja volcano lava, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, December 18, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Aerial view of a group of houses surrounded by the lava of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in an exclusion zone in Las Manchas, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, December 17, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Aerial view of a group of houses surrounded by the lava of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in an exclusion zone in Las Manchas, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, December 17, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Aerial view of a group of houses surrounded by the lava of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in an exclusion zone in Las Manchas, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, December 17, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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