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PHOTOS: Italy’s Mount Etna erupts, spews lava and ash

Jaclyn Giovis Jan 13, 2011

Italy’s Mount Etna stirred back to life overnight Wednesday, but only for a short while.

According to the Associated Press, the eruption spewed lava into the air and down the volcano’s slopes. A cloud of ash filled the night sky. The activity lasted about two hours, and nobody was injured, the AP reported.

Etna is Europe’s most active volcano. It’s been dormant since 1992.

Here are some amazing photos from the event:

AP Photo

AP Photo

Flickr:gnuckx

Flickr: gnuckx

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