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Blanket of ash surrounds Philippine volcano

Farmer Jack Imperial, 49, poses for a portrait in his pineapple plantation covered with ash from the erupting Taal Volcano, in Tagaytay, Philippines, January 15. Imperial said he feared that the hot ash had harmed his crop and made it inedible. He used to sell his pineapples, in slices, chunks and juice, at a small stall frequented by tourists beside his house. But the tourists have disappeared and tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from a danger zone around Taal.    
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Farmer Jack Imperial, 49, poses for a portrait in his pineapple plantation covered with ash from the erupting Taal Volcano, in Tagaytay, Philippines, January 15. Imperial said he feared that the hot ash had harmed his crop and made it inedible. He...more

Farmer Jack Imperial, 49, poses for a portrait in his pineapple plantation covered with ash from the erupting Taal Volcano, in Tagaytay, Philippines, January 15. Imperial said he feared that the hot ash had harmed his crop and made it inedible. He used to sell his pineapples, in slices, chunks and juice, at a small stall frequented by tourists beside his house. But the tourists have disappeared and tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from a danger zone around Taal. REUTERS/Adrian Portugal
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A bird sits atop a roof covered with ashes from the erupting Taal Volcano evacuates in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 13.  REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A bird sits atop a roof covered with ashes from the erupting Taal Volcano evacuates in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A bird sits atop a roof covered with ashes from the erupting Taal Volcano evacuates in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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A basketball court is blanketed with volcanic ash in a resort near the erupting Taal Volcano in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A basketball court is blanketed with volcanic ash in a resort near the erupting Taal Volcano in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A basketball court is blanketed with volcanic ash in a resort near the erupting Taal Volcano in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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A man walks on a road blanketed with volcanic ash from the erupting Taal Volcano in Tagaytay, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A man walks on a road blanketed with volcanic ash from the erupting Taal Volcano in Tagaytay, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A man walks on a road blanketed with volcanic ash from the erupting Taal Volcano in Tagaytay, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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A team of volunteers takes care of dogs rescued from the homes of residents who have evacuated due to the erupting Taal Volcano in Batangas, Philippines, January 15. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A team of volunteers takes care of dogs rescued from the homes of residents who have evacuated due to the erupting Taal Volcano in Batangas, Philippines, January 15. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A team of volunteers takes care of dogs rescued from the homes of residents who have evacuated due to the erupting Taal Volcano in Batangas, Philippines, January 15. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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A dog left in a garage covered with ashes barks nearby the erupting Taal Volcano in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A dog left in a garage covered with ashes barks nearby the erupting Taal Volcano in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A dog left in a garage covered with ashes barks nearby the erupting Taal Volcano in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Residents affected by the Taal Volcano eruption rest in an evacuation center in Santo Tomas, Batangas, Philippines, January 15. Nearly 40,000 people have been evacuated from near the Philippine volcano that could erupt violently at any moment.   
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Residents affected by the Taal Volcano eruption rest in an evacuation center in Santo Tomas, Batangas, Philippines, January 15. Nearly 40,000 people have been evacuated from near the Philippine volcano that could erupt violently at any moment. ...more

Residents affected by the Taal Volcano eruption rest in an evacuation center in Santo Tomas, Batangas, Philippines, January 15. Nearly 40,000 people have been evacuated from near the Philippine volcano that could erupt violently at any moment. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Fallen branches covered with volcanic ash in a resort near the erupting Taal Volcano, in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Fallen branches covered with volcanic ash in a resort near the erupting Taal Volcano, in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Fallen branches covered with volcanic ash in a resort near the erupting Taal Volcano, in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Cows partly covered by ashes eat grass in a land nearby the erupting Taal Volcano in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Cows partly covered by ashes eat grass in a land nearby the erupting Taal Volcano in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Cows partly covered by ashes eat grass in a land nearby the erupting Taal Volcano in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Inflatables floating on Taal Lake are covered with volcanic ash in a resort near the erupting Taal Volcano in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Inflatables floating on Taal Lake are covered with volcanic ash in a resort near the erupting Taal Volcano in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Inflatables floating on Taal Lake are covered with volcanic ash in a resort near the erupting Taal Volcano in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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A worker carries a fallen branch in a resort blanketed with volcanic ash in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A worker carries a fallen branch in a resort blanketed with volcanic ash in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A worker carries a fallen branch in a resort blanketed with volcanic ash in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Residents affected by the Taal Volcano eruption rest in Padre Pio Shrine, Santo Tomas, Batangas, Philippines, January 15.    REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Residents affected by the Taal Volcano eruption rest in Padre Pio Shrine, Santo Tomas, Batangas, Philippines, January 15. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Residents affected by the Taal Volcano eruption rest in Padre Pio Shrine, Santo Tomas, Batangas, Philippines, January 15. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Residents look at the errupting Taal Volcano in Tagaytay City, Philippines, January 13.   REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Residents look at the errupting Taal Volcano in Tagaytay City, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Residents look at the errupting Taal Volcano in Tagaytay City, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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A ferris wheel is covered with volcanic ash in a park in Tagaytay City, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A ferris wheel is covered with volcanic ash in a park in Tagaytay City, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A ferris wheel is covered with volcanic ash in a park in Tagaytay City, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Lita Manimtim, 52, (in blue) sits with her family in an evacuation center for residents affected by the Taal Volcano eruption in Santo Tomas, Batangas, Philippines, January 15. 
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Lita Manimtim, 52, (in blue) sits with her family in an evacuation center for residents affected by the Taal Volcano eruption in Santo Tomas, Batangas, Philippines, January 15. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Lita Manimtim, 52, (in blue) sits with her family in an evacuation center for residents affected by the Taal Volcano eruption in Santo Tomas, Batangas, Philippines, January 15. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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A logo of a McDonald's store is splattered with mud from volcanic ash in Tagaytay City, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A logo of a McDonald's store is splattered with mud from volcanic ash in Tagaytay City, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A logo of a McDonald's store is splattered with mud from volcanic ash in Tagaytay City, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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People attend a wedding ceremony as Taal Volcano sends out a column of ash in the background in Alfonso, Cavite, Philippines, January 12.    Courtesy of Randolf Evan Photography/Social Media via REUTERS

People attend a wedding ceremony as Taal Volcano sends out a column of ash in the background in Alfonso, Cavite, Philippines, January 12. Courtesy of Randolf Evan Photography/Social Media via REUTERS

People attend a wedding ceremony as Taal Volcano sends out a column of ash in the background in Alfonso, Cavite, Philippines, January 12. Courtesy of Randolf Evan Photography/Social Media via REUTERS
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Trees and houses covered with volcanic ash from the erupting Taal Volcano are pictured in Tagaytay, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Trees and houses covered with volcanic ash from the erupting Taal Volcano are pictured in Tagaytay, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Trees and houses covered with volcanic ash from the erupting Taal Volcano are pictured in Tagaytay, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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A swimming pool is filled with volcanic ash and fallen branches in a closed park in Tagaytay City, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A swimming pool is filled with volcanic ash and fallen branches in a closed park in Tagaytay City, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A swimming pool is filled with volcanic ash and fallen branches in a closed park in Tagaytay City, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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A horse rented out for tourists is left in a park filled with volcanic ash and fallen branches in Tagaytay City, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A horse rented out for tourists is left in a park filled with volcanic ash and fallen branches in Tagaytay City, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A horse rented out for tourists is left in a park filled with volcanic ash and fallen branches in Tagaytay City, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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A swimming pool is filled with volcanic ash and fallen branches in a closed park in Tagaytay City, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A swimming pool is filled with volcanic ash and fallen branches in a closed park in Tagaytay City, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A swimming pool is filled with volcanic ash and fallen branches in a closed park in Tagaytay City, Philippines, January 14. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Residents living near the erupting Taal Volcano evacuate from Lemery, Batangas, Philippines, January 13.   REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Residents living near the erupting Taal Volcano evacuate from Lemery, Batangas, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Residents living near the erupting Taal Volcano evacuate from Lemery, Batangas, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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A volcanic lightning caused by eruption is seen over Tagaytay City, Cavite province, Philippines, January 12. @DERRICKQUIBAEL/via REUTERS

A volcanic lightning caused by eruption is seen over Tagaytay City, Cavite province, Philippines, January 12. @DERRICKQUIBAEL/via REUTERS

A volcanic lightning caused by eruption is seen over Tagaytay City, Cavite province, Philippines, January 12. @DERRICKQUIBAEL/via REUTERS
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Residents living near the erupting Taal Volcano evacuate Agoncillo, Batangas, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Residents living near the erupting Taal Volcano evacuate Agoncillo, Batangas, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Residents living near the erupting Taal Volcano evacuate Agoncillo, Batangas, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Lightning strike in the midst of Taal volcano explosion is seen in Lipa City, Philippines, January 12. Cheslie Andal/via REUTERS

Lightning strike in the midst of Taal volcano explosion is seen in Lipa City, Philippines, January 12. Cheslie Andal/via REUTERS

Lightning strike in the midst of Taal volcano explosion is seen in Lipa City, Philippines, January 12. Cheslie Andal/via REUTERS
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A family living near the errupting Taal Volcano evacuates in Lemery, Batangas City, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A family living near the errupting Taal Volcano evacuates in Lemery, Batangas City, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A family living near the errupting Taal Volcano evacuates in Lemery, Batangas City, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Ashfall after the eruption of the Taal volcano is seen in Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines, January 13. JEROME AUSTRIA ABUAN /via REUTERS

Ashfall after the eruption of the Taal volcano is seen in Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines, January 13. JEROME AUSTRIA ABUAN /via REUTERS

Ashfall after the eruption of the Taal volcano is seen in Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines, January 13. JEROME AUSTRIA ABUAN /via REUTERS
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A volcanic lightning caused by eruption is seen over Tagaytay City, Cavite province, Philippines, January 12.  @DERRICKQUIBAEL/via REUTERS

A volcanic lightning caused by eruption is seen over Tagaytay City, Cavite province, Philippines, January 12. @DERRICKQUIBAEL/via REUTERS

A volcanic lightning caused by eruption is seen over Tagaytay City, Cavite province, Philippines, January 12. @DERRICKQUIBAEL/via REUTERS
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A man walks on a road covered with ashes from the erupting Taal Volcano in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A man walks on a road covered with ashes from the erupting Taal Volcano in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A man walks on a road covered with ashes from the erupting Taal Volcano in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Houses covered with ashes from the erupting Taal Volcano are pictured in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Houses covered with ashes from the erupting Taal Volcano are pictured in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Houses covered with ashes from the erupting Taal Volcano are pictured in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Ashfall after the eruption of the Taal volcano is seen in Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines, January 13. JEROME AUSTRIA ABUAN /via REUTERS

Ashfall after the eruption of the Taal volcano is seen in Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines, January 13. JEROME AUSTRIA ABUAN /via REUTERS

Ashfall after the eruption of the Taal volcano is seen in Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines, January 13. JEROME AUSTRIA ABUAN /via REUTERS
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Police officers guard a road nearby the errupting Taal Volcano in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Police officers guard a road nearby the errupting Taal Volcano in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Police officers guard a road nearby the errupting Taal Volcano in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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A car parked in a house garage is covered with ashes from the erupting Taal Volcano in Agoncillo, Batangas City, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A car parked in a house garage is covered with ashes from the erupting Taal Volcano in Agoncillo, Batangas City, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A car parked in a house garage is covered with ashes from the erupting Taal Volcano in Agoncillo, Batangas City, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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A family living near the errupting Taal Volcano evacuates in Lemery, Batangas City, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A family living near the errupting Taal Volcano evacuates in Lemery, Batangas City, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A family living near the errupting Taal Volcano evacuates in Lemery, Batangas City, Philippines, January 13. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Girls pick out clothes from a pile of donated garments for residents affected by the Taal Volcano eruption in an evacuation center in Santo Tomas, Batangas, Philippines, January 15.   REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Girls pick out clothes from a pile of donated garments for residents affected by the Taal Volcano eruption in an evacuation center in Santo Tomas, Batangas, Philippines, January 15. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Girls pick out clothes from a pile of donated garments for residents affected by the Taal Volcano eruption in an evacuation center in Santo Tomas, Batangas, Philippines, January 15. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Children watch a movie from a projector screen inside a temporary evacuation center for residents affected by Taal Volcano's eruption, in Padre Pio Shrine, Santo Tomas, Batangas, Philippines, January 15. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Children watch a movie from a projector screen inside a temporary evacuation center for residents affected by Taal Volcano's eruption, in Padre Pio Shrine, Santo Tomas, Batangas, Philippines, January 15. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Children watch a movie from a projector screen inside a temporary evacuation center for residents affected by Taal Volcano's eruption, in Padre Pio Shrine, Santo Tomas, Batangas, Philippines, January 15. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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