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Indonesia's Mount Bromo continues to erupt

According to the AP, Mount Bromo in Probolinggo, East Java, has seen a rise in volcanic activity in the past few days as consecutive eruptions spew thick grey plumes into the air. The authorities have set Mount Bromo's status at 'standby', not allowing people to get any closer than about a mile. The 2,329-meter peak is a popular tourist destination. The Mount Bromo explosion in 2004 killed two people, and injured five others. Indonesia has about 500 volcanoes, nearly 130 of them active and 68 classified as dangerous. See more photos of the volcano erupting from Dec. 2010. 

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In this photo made with a slow shutter speed, Mount Bromo is seen spitting volcanic materials, as seen from Cemara Lawang village, East Java, Indonesia, on Friday, March 11, 2011.

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A villager carries her child as Mount Bromo is seen spewing volcanic materials as it erupts in Cemara Lawang village, East Java, Indonesia, on Friday, March 11, 2011.

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Molten magma spews from the top of the mountain during an eruption of Mount Bromo near Ngadisari Village, Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia on March 11, 2011.