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Locals stand silhouetted against the erupting Eyjafjallajockull volcano in southern Iceland on March 24.

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Eyjafjallajökull eruption

Locals stand silhouetted against the erupting Eyjafjallajockull volcano in southern Iceland on March 24.

A series of volcanoes erupted over the course of several months in Iceland starting in late March, causing widespread disruption and delays in air travel as ash plumes traveled southward to northern and western Europe.