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Last Updated: Tuesday, 16 May 2006, 12:25 GMT 13:25 UK
In pictures: Merapi continues rumbling

Mount Merapi on Tuesday

About 200 villagers are still refusing to leave the area of Mount Merapi despite the lava that is continuing to flow down the volcano.

Villagers relax with Mount Merapi in the background

Local workers watch the smoke billowing out of the volcano which is located near the ancient city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

A villager hangs out his washing

Most villagers are still going about their daily business, intent on staying at their homes with their personal belongings.

An elderly woman asleep at a refugee camp

Although some villagers have decided to stay at their homes near the volcano, many have evacuated to refugee camps in Central Java.

A farmer looks at his ash-covered field

Farmers who work near the base of the mountain, are now faced with the problem that their fields are buried under ash.

Tourists look at Mount Merapi in the distance

Tourists in Indonesia watch and wait for any signs of intensifying action.


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