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Tuesday 30 September 2014

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An undersea volcano is seen erupting off the coast of Tonga, sending plumes of steam, ash and smoke up to 100 metres into the air. The volcano, which is situated approximately 6 miles off of the main Tongan island of Tongatapu, is one of around 36 undersea volcanos clustered in the area. There is currently no danger to residents of the island as the gases are blown offshore, residents noted the eruptions began after a series of sharp earthquakes were felt in the capital. Photo: Dana Stephenson, Getty Images
Flames light up the Cape Town skyline as fires rage on Table Mountain in mid-March
Animal party organizers Rima Parikh (L) and Yasmin Waskow (R) pose with a fully grown miniature horse called 'Willow' at the 'Woofstock 90210' pet show in Beverly Hills, California. The pair work for the Shazdehs Party Planning company who specialize in organizing party events for the pampered animals of Los Angeles. Photo: Mark Ralston, Getty Images

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