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Huge plume of smoke as Mount Etna erupts again

Explosions from Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano, sent a 4 kilometre-high plume of smoke into the sky on Friday.

The lava fountain originated from the south-eastern crater of Etna in the early morning and ended around noon (1100 GMT).

The lava flow did not threaten villages and stopped at a 1,700 metres altitude.