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Volcanic ash blankets town and lake in Argentina

Officials in the Argentine town of Villa La Angostura have asked for the area to be declared an emergency zone after up to a foot of ash fell in the area, and the Health Ministry has deployed psychologists to counsel anxious residents, Reuters reports.

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A woman walks between a street full of volcanic ash in Villa La Angostura, Argentina, on June 16.

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Cattle stand on the bank of Nahuel Huapi Lake, blanketed with ash from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano, at Villa La Angostura in southern Argentina on June 16.

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Ash from a volcanic eruption in Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain cover parts of the water surface of the Nahuel Huapi Lake in the Argentine resort town of Villa La Angostura on June 16. A volcano across the border in Chile erupted on June 4 after being dormant for decades, sending a towering cloud of ash into the air and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights as far away as Australia.

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A cow is covered by ash from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Villa La Angostura in southern Argentina on June 16.

Read more and view more images of the eruption in our slideshow.