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Iceland's volcanic ash clouds

Arabian Business looks at the Eyjafjallajokull ash clouds that have disrupted air traffic across Europe

Iceland's volcanic ash clouds
An aerial photo shows smoke rising from the volcano under a glacier in the Eyjafjallajokull region of Iceland, on Wednesday, April 14, 2010. (Bloomberg Images)
Iceland's volcanic ash clouds
An aerial photo shows smoke rising from the volcano under a glacier in the Eyjafjallajokull region of Iceland, on Wednesday, April 14, 2010. (Bloomberg Images)
Iceland's volcanic ash clouds
An aerial photo shows smoke rising from the volcano under a glacier in the Eyjafjallajokull region of Iceland, on Wednesday, April 14, 2010. (Bloomberg Images)
Iceland's volcanic ash clouds
A river of ash and water produced by a volcano erupting under a glacier destroys roads and bridges in the Eyjafjallajokull region of Iceland, on Wednesday, April 14, 2010.(Bloomberg Images)
Iceland's volcanic ash clouds
An aerial photo shows smoke rising from the volcano under a glacier in the Eyjafjallajokull region of Iceland, on Wednesday, April 14, 2010. (Bloomberg Images)
Iceland's volcanic ash clouds
A river of ash and water produced by a volcano erupting under a glacier destroys roads and bridges in the Eyjafjallajokull region of Iceland, on Wednesday, April 14, 2010.(Bloomberg Images)
Iceland's volcanic ash clouds
An aerial photo shows a mixture of ash and water spewing from the volcano under a glacier in the Eyjafjallajokull region of Iceland, on Wednesday, April 14, 2010. (Bloomberg Images)
Iceland's volcanic ash clouds
The ash plume from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano is visible over the North Atlantic in this image captured by the MODUS instrument on NASA's Terra satellite on Thursday, April 15, 2010. Iceland is obscured by clouds at upper left.(Bloomberg Images)