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 Tuesday, 31 December, 2002, 14:38 GMT
In pictures: Stromboli blows its top
Italy's second-most active volcano, Stromboli, is continuing to spew ash, a day after an eruption that injured six people.

Tourists are banned from the island, also called Stromboli, which the volcano towers over.

Clouds of ash hang over the village of Stromboli
Clouds of ash hang over the village of Stromboli, at the foot of the mountain

Lava plunges into the Aegean
Monday's eruption blew the cone off the volcano and sent lava plunging into the Tyrrhenian Sea

Helicopter on outskirts of Ginostra
The Italian navy has drawn up an evacuation plan for the island

Steam rises as lava hits the sea
A large wave created when the landslide hit the sea damaged some boats and houses

Ginostra in more peaceful times
Stromboli's regular minor eruptions are a tourist attraction - this is the biggest even since 1985

Map of the region
The island lies between Naples and Sicily, home of Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna

Lava and ash
Etna has erupted more than once this year
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"After almost two decades of silence an explosion of gas and lava"
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