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Nyiragongo volcano glows at night

2010-08-31 01:49:40 GMT2010-08-31 09:49:40 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A lava lake with a diameter of 300 meters (500 feet) glows at night in the crater of Nyiragongo volcano near Goma in eastern of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Aug. 30, 2010. The 3175m (10,400 ft) Nyiragongo erupted in 2002, killing nearly 50 people and forcing some 400,000 Goma residents to flee their homes as lava oozed through the city center, destroying about 15 per cent of the town.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

A Congolese soldier and guard for Virunga National Park carries his weapon along the rim of the smouldering crater of Nyiragongo volcano near Goma in eastern Congo, August 30, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

A lava lake with a diameter of 300 meters (500 feet) glows at night in the crater of Nyiragongo volcano near Goma in eastern of the Democratic Republic ofCongo(DRC), Aug. 30, 2010. The 3175m (10,400 ft) Nyiragongo erupted in 2002, killing nearly 50 people and forcing some 400,000 Goma residents to flee their homes as lava oozed through the city center, destroying about 15 per cent of the town.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

A lava lake with a diameter of 300 meters (500 feet) glows at night in the crater of Nyiragongo volcano near Goma in eastern of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Aug. 30, 2010. The 3175m (10,400 ft) Nyiragongo erupted in 2002, killing nearly 50 people and forcing some 400,000 Goma residents to flee their homes as lava oozed through the city center, destroying about 15 percent of the town.

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