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Monday, 4 November, 2002, 18:37 GMT
In pictures: Ecuador volcano
Ecuador's Reventador volcano began spewing ash on Sunday, blanketing the capital of Quito and disrupting the country's transport system.

No injuries were reported from the eruption of the 3,562m (11,775-foot) high volcano.

Reventador volcano spewing ash
The cloud of ash rising from Reventador was almost nine miles high

Quito
Quito's streets filled with white ash when the volcano erupted 95km (59 miles) away

Street of Quito
The ash fell like snow, limiting visibility

Quito residents crossing road with faces covered
Some residents found difficulty breathing...

Girl sells masks on Colon Av. in Quito, Ecuador
... and street traders were quick to spot a business opportunity

Mariscal Sucre Airport in Quito
The local airport was closed as flights in and out of the capital were cancelled
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