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    Mount Shinmoedake erupts, as seen from Takaharu Town, Japan, on Jan. 27. Long exposure photography captures images using a slow shutter speed, letting more light into the camera lens and giving the appearance of slow motion.

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  • Shinmoedake volcano: Japan's explosive geology explained

    Shinmoedake volcano: Japan's explosive geology explained

    Shinmoedake volcano: The Shinmoedake cone on the Kirishima mountain range erupted on Sunday, the largest blast from the volcano in 52 years.

  • Another earthquake shakes Japan, Fukushima evacuated: a nuclear timeline

    Another earthquake shakes Japan, Fukushima evacuated: a nuclear timeline

    A month after the March 11, a 9.0 earthquake triggered a 30-foot tsunami that damaged several nuclear reactors in northeastern Japan, causing the country's worst crisis since World War II, a 7.4 temblor shook the country again.

  • In Pictures Long exposures

    Mount Shinmoedake erupts, as seen from Takaharu Town, Japan, on Jan. 27. Long exposure photography captures images using a slow shutter speed, letting more light into the camera lens and giving the appearance of slow motion.

  • Japan's Shinmoedake volcano eruption prompts increased alert levels

    Japan's Shinmoedake volcano eruption prompts increased alert levels

    Japan's Shinmoedake volcano, known by James Bond aficionados as the lair of one of 007's enemies, scattered thick ash over a wide area, toppled trees, and shattered windows in buildings and cars five miles away.

  • Shinmoedake volcano eruption prompts 1,000 Japanese to seek shelter

    Shinmoedake volcano eruption prompts 1,000 Japanese to seek shelter

    Shinmoedake volcano was still spewing ash Monday, five days after it awoke from a 52-year slumber. More than 1,000 residents of southern Japan were evacuated. Experts said the Shinmoedake volcano lava dome was growing larger inside the volcano's crater

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/28

    An Egyptian anti-government activist kisses a riot police officer following clashes in Cairo. Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters poured into the streets of Egypt, stoning and confronting police who fired back with rubber bullets and tear gas in the most violent and chaotic scenes yet in the challenge to President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 01/27

    Gober, an elderly female Sumatran orangutan who is blind in both eyes due to cataracts, lies down with her twin babies at a rehabilitation center in Sibolangit, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The twins were born on Jan. 21, from two blind parents.