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Volcanic ash cloud: Where is it now?

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(Read caption) In this aerial image from video made May 8, a renewed column of ash rises from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano. The volcanic ash cloud from Iceland has returned to European airspace, disrupting hundreds of flights.

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After several weeks of relief, the volcanic ash cloud from Iceland has returned to European airspace, disrupting hundreds of flights. Now it's affecting Africa, too.

While Eyjafjallajokull (pronounced ay-yah-FYAH-lah-yer-kuhl) has never stopped spewing ash since its initial April 14 eruption caused a week-long suspension of air traffic in Europe, the resulting cloud had contained itself over the Atlantic Ocean and flights had returned to near normal until the weekend.

After a weekend of flight cancellations throughout Europe and North Africa, airports reopened Monday in Austria, Italy, Germany, Ireland, and Scotland. In Spain, 19 airports were closed over the weekend, and all but five reopened by Tuesday.

IN PICTURES: Iceland volcano


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