Week in Photos: Chess Boxing, Volcano Erupts, More

Week in Photos: Chess Boxing, Volcano Erupts, More
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Anak Krakatau, Indonesia, October 30, 2007—Lava streams and sparks fly from Anak Krakatau, a volcanic cone that stands where the massive volcano Krakatau, or Krakatoa, once shook the world.

Anak Krakatau, whose name means Child of Krakatau, was formed by the large volcano's cataclysmic explosion in 1883, which triggered tsunamis, killed thousands of people, and even altered weather patterns with its gargantuan clouds of ash and smoke.

This week's far calmer eruption seemed tame—even sublime—by comparison, according to local reports.

"Anak Krakatau has been erupting, but it is not dangerous," Saut Simatupang of Indonesia's Centre for Vulcanology told the Reuters news service.

"In fact, it is a sight to see. If the weather is good, you can see a beautiful mountain with lava coming down from its crater and blasting red flames."

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