Workers protect the stupa from ash

Workers spray liquid solvent to protect the stupa from Mount Merapi's volcanic ash after its eruption in the Magelang district on November 12, 2010. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000157" title="Indonesia" href="/topic/international/indonesia-PLGEO00000157.topic">Indonesia's</a> most active volcano sent clouds of ash high into the sky after a series of major eruptions, with an alert status remaining in force, an official said yesterday. Since Mount Merapi began erupting in late October, a total of 194 people have died, according to yesterday's updated toll, and more than 360,000 people have been forced to live in makeshift camps outside the danger zone.

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Workers spray liquid solvent to protect the stupa from Mount Merapi's volcanic ash after its eruption in the Magelang district on November 12, 2010. Indonesia's most active volcano sent clouds of ash high into the sky after a series of major eruptions, with an alert status remaining in force, an official said yesterday. Since Mount Merapi began erupting in late October, a total of 194 people have died, according to yesterday's updated toll, and more than 360,000 people have been forced to live in makeshift camps outside the danger zone.

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