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These 9 photos show the widespread destruction caused by Indonesia's massive volcanic eruption
Friday, February 14th, 2014

A spectacular volcanic eruption in Indonesia has killed two people and forced mass evacuations, disrupting long-haul flights and closing international airports Friday.

Mount Kelud, considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes on the main island of Java, spewed red-hot ash and rocks high into the air late Thursday night just hours after its alert status was raised.

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A resident evacuates under a massive plume of hot ash clouds spewing from Mount Kelud volcano as seen from Malang district in East Java province on Feb. 14, 2014.

(AMAN ROCHMAN - AFP/Getty Images)
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A massive plume of hot ash clouds spew from Mount Kelud volcano as seen from Malang district in East Java province on Feb. 14, 2014.

(AMAN ROCHMAN - AFP/Getty Images)
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Residents are being evacuated by a Indonesian military truck in Malang, East Java province, on Feb. 14, 2014 moment after Mount Kelud erupted.

(AMAN ROCHMAN - AFP/Getty Images)
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A child cries in the evacuation center in Malang district during the eruption of Mount Kelud volcano in East Java province on Feb. 14, 2014.

(AMAN ROCHMAN - AFP/Getty Images)
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Indonesian airport personnel inspect volcanic ash covered planes and the airport of Yogyakarta about 124 miles west of the Mount Kelud volcano in East Java province following its eruption on Feb. 14, 2014.

(NINOY - AFP/Getty Images)
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Indonesian police distribute face masks to residents on the streets of Malang, East Java province, on Feb. 14, 2014, as volcanic ash covered the city following an eruption by Mount Kelud, considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes on densely populated Java.

(AMAN ROCHMAN - AFP/Getty Images)
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A resident clears volcanic ash on the road of Kediri in East Java province following the eruption of Mount Kelud volcano on Feb. 14, 2014.

(JUNI KRISWANTO - AFP/Getty Images)
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Residents are transported to an evacuation center Kediri in East Java province following the eruption of Mount Kelud volcano on Feb. 14, 2014.

(JUNI KRISWANTO - AFP/Getty Images)
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Volcanic ash blankets Yogyakarta in Central Java about 124 miles west of the Mount Kelud volcano in East Java province on Feb. 14, 2014.

(SURYO WIBOWO - AFP/Getty Images)
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