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Volcano billows giant plume in Chile

2011-06-07 09:18:56 GMT2011-06-07 17:18:56(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A view of the ash plume above the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos June 5, 2011. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)

Lightning flashes around the ash plume of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos June 5, 2011. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)

Residents living around the region of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano evacuate from their homes June 5, 2011. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)

The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, June 5, 2011, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said.

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