We had many compelling volcano images to choose from for this week's The Week in Pictures. This image didn't make the cut because while its texture is interesting the satellite perspective made editors feel like the photo was sideways which made for awkward viewing.
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This high-resolution view of the plume coming out of the Eyjafjoell volcano released by the Nasa Earth Observatory on April 20, 2010 and captured by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASAs Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite. A cloud of charcoal-brown ash covers half the image. A fresh plume of ash rises over the summit, its southern face illuminated by sunlight and its northern face deeply shadowed. The ash column casts a tall shadow onto the snow-covered ground to the north.