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Tuesday, 29 February, 2000, 11:45 GMT
Images from the Mayon eruption
Mount Mayon in the central Philippines is continuing to erupt, throwing a huge column of ash miles into the sky and dumping it on surrounding towns and villages.


A resident of Guinobatan begins the task of clearing ash from his roof.


The column of burning ash rises 12km (7.5 miles) into the air as Mayon enters a period of vigorous eruption. Scientists say the activity could continue for weeks.



The volcano is particularly spectacular at night.


A fireman hoses down the street in an effort to get rid of the dust.




Mount Mayon provides an awesome backdrop as this family escapes from the eruption zone. The volcano last erupted in 1993 when 70 villagers lost their lives.



Traffic pollution pales into insignificance.



Getting around is made all the more difficult by the clouds of suffocating ash and dust.


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