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Monday, 12 February, 2001, 18:00 GMT
In pictures: Java volcano rumbles on
As Indonesia's most active volcano continues to spit out hot ash and debris, residents living at the foot of Mount Merapi defiantly continue life, wearing masks for protection.


Night scene of Mount Merapi
Lava and hot clouds from Mount Merapi, near Yogyakarta in Java island, leave a dramatic picture in the night sky

Masked residents living near Mount Merapi
Thousands of masks have been distributed but some nearby residents are still waiting for their promised masks

Smoke from Mount Merapi
Activity has subsided but an eruption is still possible

Indonesian woman in refugee camp
Hundreds have been evacuated, including this woman at a refugee camp near Klaten, but many more refuse to leave

Ash on a bike
Ash has fallen everywhere in the vicinity

Mount merapi
Hot clouds have risen up to 2.5km (1.5 miles) on the south-western slopes of the volcano, one of 500 in Indonesia
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