It's one of the most hazardous jobs in the world - sulphur mining in Indonesia. Scrambling over a volcano in East Java, the miners are exposed to toxic fumes. Every day they are risking their health and lives - to earn a humble living.
The eruption that lasted two minutes sent ash plumes flying as high as six kilometers. Indonesian authorities had last month raised the alert level for the volcano on the island of Java to one notch above normal.
Officials have not reduced the warning level and a 4-kilometer danger zone remains in place around the crater. But the tens of thousands of travelers left stranded are able to leave the island.
Thousands of foreign tourists are leaving Bali by plane after an airport was reopened. But the Mount Agung volcano continues to rumble.
If you live in the Philippines or Papua New Guinea right now, you'll know the score: Active volcanos can come alive and erupt any time, spewing lava and destruction. Here are some of the world's most dangerous hot spots.
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