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Indonesians return home as volcano calms

November 20, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Thousands of people have returned to their homes on the slopes of Indonesia's Mount Merapi.The volcano has become less active in recent days, so the government there has reduced the official danger zone.

A nearby airport has also reopened.

The death toll from the eruptions is up to 292.

About 270,000 people are still displaced, either because they live within the current danger zone or because their homes were destroyed.


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