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In pictures: Java volcano fears

Evacuees on a lorry in East Java

Over 100,000 people living on the slopes of Mount Kelut in East Java, Indonesia, were evacuated earlier this week amid warnings of an eruption.

People wait for water in Bilan village

Many people ignored warnings to leave the area, particularly farmers who wanted to tend their crops.

Young people wearing protective masks

Protective masks were issued after five people were taken to hospital as a result of breathing poisonous gas that was seeping out of the ground.

Officials keeping watch on mountain

Officials have been keeping a close watch on the volcano, which last erupted in 1990.

Men praying after Friday prayers

Friday prayers took place as normal in Blitar, with the area on high alert.

Soldiers look on as an elderly woman gathers up possessions

On Saturday, soldiers were deployed to ensure that people moved out of the danger zone.

A child plays in a tent

Makeshift tents were set to accommodate some of those who had been obliged to leave their homes.

Police man a roadblock

Police have set up roadblocks to prevent people from returning to homes near Mount Kelut.

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