In the shadow of Mount Merapi

November 5, 2010

Workers clear trees that had fallen due to lava flows after Mount Merapi volcano erupted at Kuning River, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on November 5, 2010. Your View/Sigid Kurniawan

A cow killed by ash cloud heat from an eruption of Mount Merapi volcano is seen at Argomulyo village in Indonesia's Sleman district of the Indonesia Central Java province November 5, 2010. Your View/Sigid Kurniawan

Soldiers carry a body from Argomulyo village in Indonesia's Sleman district of Central Java province November 5, 2010. Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano erupted with renewed ferocity on Friday, killing another 54 people and blanketing the surrounding area with ash. Ten days of eruptions have now killed nearly 100 people and forced the evacuation of more than 75,000. Your View/Sigid Kurniawan

These three images from Indonesia of the devastation caused by Mount Merapi’s volcanic eruptions stand out in the way they capture the scale of the disaster and how it has affected the livelihood of people on the island.

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