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Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano puts on spectacular show

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View of the Popocatepetl volcano, near Puebla, 120 km east from Mexico City. The volcano put on a spectacular show Saturday, spewing out a huge, billowing cloud of ash and steam eight kilometers (five miles) high, but creating little danger, officials said.

PUEBLA, Mexico (AFP) - Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano put on a spectacular show Saturday, spewing out a huge, billowing cloud of ash and steam eight kilometers (five miles) high, but creating little danger, officials said.

"Judging by the altitude, it is the biggest smoke cloud we've seen in the past seven years," Popocatepetl Operation Plan director Ramon Pena told AFP.

The column of smoke, ash and steam rising from Popocatepetl's crater was expected to fall within the next few hours over several Puebla state towns and villages, Pena said.

The 5,452-meter (17,900-foot) Popocatepetl awoke from from a dormant state in 1994 and since then has been cordoned off by the Mexican army who keep civilians at a prudent 12-kilometer (7.5 mile) distance.

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