The eruption of Mayon volcano in the Philippines (9 photos)

Tens of thousands of villagers in the Philippines have been forced to flee their homes after Mayon Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the country rooted shining pillar of lava and ash high into the sky.

Lava flows out of the crater of Mayon volcano cone height of 2462 meters. The picture was taken in Legaspi, Albay province, southeast of Manila on Dec. 15. Authorities began evacuating thousands of villagers who live next to the most active volcano in the Philippines after the Tuesday of the volcano threw ash and lava began to trickle. (Charism Sayat / AFP - Getty Images)

Villagers living on the slopes of Mayon volcano ride in a military vehicle after being evacuated from their homes in Camalig, Albay province, December 15th. Soldiers and police evacuated more than 50,000 people from the "danger zone" five miles around the foothills of the Mayon volcano. (Erik de Castro / Reuters)

Lava cascade flows down the slopes of Mayon volcano December 15th. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology assess the danger Mayon volcano in three points out of five. This means that complete eruption is likely in the near future. (Dennis M. Sabangan / EPA)


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