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ONTD_Political's PotD: December 20, 2010.


Mount Merapi's eruptions | Since its initial eruptions on October 25th, Indonesia's Mount Merapi [spewed] hot gases and ash as far as 5,000 meters into the atmosphere, wreaking havoc on surrounding villages and farms, and disrupting air travel - and more than 140 people have been killed by the eruptions over [just those] two weeks. Hundreds of thousands of residents have been displaced, many of them living in temporary shelters until the Indonesian government reduces the existing 20 km "safe zone", and allows them and their livestock to return.



A farmer stands in a rice field as volcanic material from Mount Merapi erupts, in Klaten, Central Java on November 4, 2010 near Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Over 70,000 people have now been evacuated with the danger zone being extended to over 15km as the volcano continues to spew ash and volcanic material.

(Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)



Mount Merapi volcano spews smoke as seen from Deles village in Klaten, near the ancient city of Yogyakarta, November 1, 2010.

(REUTERS/Dwi Oblo)



Volunteers rescue burned victims of Mount Merapi eruption in Argomulyo village, devastated by deadly hot clouds of volcanic ash early on November 5, 2010.

(SUSANTO/AFP/Getty Images)



Lightning strikes as Mount Merapi erupts, as seen from Ketep village in Magelang, Indonesia's Central Java province November 6, 2010.

(REUTERS/Beawiharta)



A pair of shoes sit covered in volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Merapi in the abandoned village of Kaliadem, Yogyakarta, Indonesia on Nov. 2, 2010.

(AP Photo/Trisnadi)



Survivor Sri Sucirathaasri, 18, stands beside her injured sister Prisca in a hospital in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on Nov. 5, 2010. The hospital at the foot of Indonesia's most volatile volcano is struggling to cope with victims brought in after the mountain's most powerful eruption in a century.

(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)



Villagers gather at the grave of the victims of Mount Merapi eruption for a mass burial at Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010.

(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)



A villager takes a stroll at Ketep village in Magelang, Indonesia's Central Java province, November 6, 2010, as Mount Merapi volcano erupts spewing out towering clouds of hot gas and debris in the background.

(REUTERS/Beawiharta)



A search and rescue team looks for victims at Wukirsari village in Sleman district in the Indonesian Central Java province November 7, 2010.

(REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas)



A kitchen is covered by ash in Cangkringan village off the Indonesia's Central Java province, November 6, 2010.

(REUTERS/Dwi Oblo)



A pet bird, killed during the eruption of Mount Merapi, lies in its cage in the abandoned village of Kaliadem, Yogyakarta, Indonesia on Nov. 2, 2010.

(AP Photo/Trisnadi)



A melted radio-cassette tape recorder sits covered with volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Merapi in the abandoned village of Kaliadem, Yogyakarta, Indonesia on Nov. 1, 2010.

(AP Photo/Trisnadi)






A woman wearing a raincoat, rides a bicycle on an ash-covered road after another eruption of Mount Merapi volcano, in the city of Yogyakarta October 30, 2010.

(REUTERS/Andry Prasetyo)



Villagers flee their homes following another eruption Mount Merapi in Klaten ,Indonesia, Friday, Nov. 5, 2010.

(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)






Residents leave a danger zone as Merapi volcano releases ash clouds above Balerante village, Klaten on November 1, 2010.

(ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)



Indonesian soldiers of Special Force of Kopassus evacuate an elderly woman who refuses to leave her home during an evacuation after a new violent explosion in Umbulharjo, Sleman on October 30, 2010.

(ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)



A woman prays in a temporary shelter at Maguwoharjo Stadium in Yogyakarta, November 5, 2010.

(REUTERS/Beawiharta)



Refugees rummage through second-hand clothes that were distributed at a refugee camp in Yogyakarta, Central Java November 7, 2010.

(REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas)






A farmer walks through his corn field covered in volcanic ash from Mount Merapi eruption in Muntilan, Central Java, Indonesia on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010.

(AP Photo)





...Just wanted to feature photography of a natural disaster that seemed generally neglected over the last 2 months. Will follow up with a related, less depressing picspam in a few hours.

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