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Oct. 29, 2010, 7:59 a.m.
Police officers in gas masks walk around a village that was hit by pyroclastic flows

Photo: Trisnadi/AP

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Mount Merapi erupts

Police officers in gas masks walk around a village hit by a fast-moving current of super hot gas from the Mount Merapi eruption in Kinahrejo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia on Oct. 27.

A volcanic eruption and a tsunami killed scores of people hundreds of miles apart in Indonesia, all spasms from the Pacific Ring of Fire, home of at least 75 percent of the Earth's active and dormant volcanoes.