Week in Photos: Etna Erupts, 1st Female Beefeater, More

Week in Photos: Etna Erupts, 1st Female Beefeater, More
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Sicily, Italy, September 4, 2007—Sparks light up the night as Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, spews lava on the island of Sicily. (See a map of Italy).

The eruption sent molten rock nearly 1,000 feet (300 meters) into the air, but the flow did not endanger the villages on the slopes of the mountain.

But volcanic ash did rain down onto several villages, and the airport of Catania was closed for the night as a precaution.

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—Photograph by Antonio Parrinello/Reuters
 
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