The pall of Eyjafjallajokull
Apr 21, 2010
For a week now, a powerful volcano in Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier has been spewing hundreds of thousands of tonnes of volcanic ash into the troposphere. Thousands of flights were cancelled, millions of travellers stranded and losses of over $1.7 bn sustained by the airline industry. Images of nature's fury and human despair. Photos: AP
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On Saturday a 7.9 magnitude strong earthquake struck Nepal which devastated important historic places. India and some neighbouring countries were also affected. Relief materials from India and other countries were sent to Nepal.