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Thousands of villagers fled after Mount Sinabung's series of volcanic eruptions on Indonesia's Sumatra island, spewing rocks and red-hot ash onto surrounding villages, officials said.

Indonesian farmers rush to harvest crops in the district of Karo as an ash cloud rises during a fresh eruption of the Mount Sinabung volcano. - Photo by AFP
Indonesian farmers rush to harvest crops in the district of Karo as an ash cloud rises during a fresh eruption of the Mount Sinabung volcano. - Photo by AFP
Mount Sinabung spews volcanic materials into the air as it erupts in Karo. - Photo by AP
Mount Sinabung spews volcanic materials into the air as it erupts in Karo. - Photo by AP
A cloud of ash rises from the crater of the Mount Sinabung volcano (back C) during a fresh eruption. - Photo by AFP
A cloud of ash rises from the crater of the Mount Sinabung volcano (back C) during a fresh eruption. - Photo by AFP
A woman and her daughter flee their home as Mount Sinabung erupts. - Photo by AP
A woman and her daughter flee their home as Mount Sinabung erupts. - Photo by AP
Residents leave the district of Karo as an ash cloud rises during a fresh eruption of the Mount Sinabung volcano on September 17, 2013. - Photo by AFP
Residents leave the district of Karo as an ash cloud rises during a fresh eruption of the Mount Sinabung volcano on September 17, 2013. - Photo by AFP
Indonesian police evacuate residents of Karo district. - Photo by AFP
Indonesian police evacuate residents of Karo district. - Photo by AFP

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