Sleeping volcano awakens

Chile's Volcano Villarrica has recently entered a more active phase. [10 photos total]

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An aerial view shows smoke and ash rising from Villarrica Volcano, south of Santiago, March 18, 2015. Villarrica Volcano which erupted earlier this month before settling down, has entered a more active phase again, expelling gas and ash into the atmosphere, Chilean authorities said on Wednesday. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Smoke and ash rises from the Villarrica volcano as seen from Pucon town south of Santiago, March 18, 2015. On March 3 a short-lived eruption of ash and rock led to the evacuation of thousands from the nearby area. (REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra) #
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An aerial view shows smoke and ash rising from Villarrica Volcano, south of Santiago March 18, 2015. Villarrica, located near the popular tourist resort of Pucon, is among the most active in South America. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago, March 3, 2015. (REUTERS/Claudia Bucarey) #
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Ash and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago, Chile, March 3, 2015. Chile is on high alert following the eruption of the Villarrica volcano. (REUTERS/Lautaro Salinas) #
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Ash and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago, March 3, 2015. (REUTERS/Lautaro Salinas) #
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An aerial view shows smoke and lava spewing from the Villarrica volcano, south of Santiago, March 3, 2015. (REUTERS/Daniel Basualto) #
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An aerial view shows smoke rising from the Villarrica volcano, south of Santiago, March 3, 2015. (REUTERS/Daniel Basualto) #
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Ash and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago, March 3, 2015. (REUTERS/Lautaro Salinas) #
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Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town south of Santiago, March 3, 2015. (REUTERS/Claudia Bucarey) #

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