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Mount Etna erupts

<p>Smoke rises from Mount Etna as it spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily March 18, 2012. Mount Etna is Europe's tallest and most active volcano. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello  </p>

Smoke rises from Mount Etna as it spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily March 18, 2012. Mount Etna is Europe's tallest and most active volcano. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Smoke rises from Mount Etna as it spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily March 18, 2012. Mount Etna is Europe's tallest and most active volcano. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

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<p>Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily March 18, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello </p>

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily March 18, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily March 18, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

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<p>People look at Mount Etna as it spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily March 18, 2012.  REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello </p>

People look at Mount Etna as it spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily March 18, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

People look at Mount Etna as it spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily March 18, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

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<p>Mount Etna spews volcanic ash during an eruption on the southern Italian island of Sicily March 4, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello</p>

Mount Etna spews volcanic ash during an eruption on the southern Italian island of Sicily March 4, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Mount Etna spews volcanic ash during an eruption on the southern Italian island of Sicily March 4, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

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<p>Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012.  REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello  </p>

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

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<p>Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. 

REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello </p>

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

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<p>Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012.  REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello  </p>

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

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<p>Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012.  REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello</p>

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

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<p>Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012.  REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello  </p>

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

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<p>Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012.  REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello  </p>

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

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<p>Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello  </p>

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

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<p>A highway toll gate is seen as Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello  </p>

A highway toll gate is seen as Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

A highway toll gate is seen as Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

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<p>Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012.  REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello </p>

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

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<p>Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello </p>

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

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<p>Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello </p>

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

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<p>Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello </p>

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily February 9, 2012. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

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