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Sunday 20 April 2014

This week in pictures

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