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In pictures: Indonesian volanco erupts

September 17, 2013

An Indonesian student sweeps volcanic ash from the school hallway in Karo district, while Mount Sinabung emits steam and ash. Kharisma Tarigan / AFP Photo
An Indonesian student sweeps volcanic ash from the school hallway in Karo district, while Mount Sinabung emits steam and ash. Kharisma Tarigan / AFP Photo
Mount Sinabung volcano during a fresh eruption today. Thousands of villagers fled after a series of volcanic eruptions on Indonesia's Sumatra island. Ade Sinujai / AFP Photo
Mount Sinabung volcano during a fresh eruption today. Thousands of villagers fled after a series of volcanic eruptions on Indonesia's Sumatra island. Ade Sinujai / AFP Photo
A villager walks under heavy ashfall. Kharisma Tarigan / AFP Photo
A villager walks under heavy ashfall.  Kharisma Tarigan / AFP Photo
Around 1,000 people from six villages were evacuated from their homes to a safe area after the volcano erupted but no casualties have been reported. YT Haryono / Reuters
Around 1,000 people from six villages were evacuated from their homes to a safe area after the volcano erupted but no casualties have been reported. YT Haryono / Reuters
Residents of Karo district leave as an ash cloud rises during a fresh eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano. Ade Sinuhi / AFP Photo
Residents of Karo district leave as an ash cloud rises during a fresh eruption of  Mount Sinabung volcano. Ade Sinuhi / AFP Photo
Thousands of villagers fled after Mount Sinabung's series of volcanic eruptions on Indonesia's Sumatra island, spewing rocks and red-hot ash onto surrounding villages, Ade Sinuhaji /AFP Photo
Thousands of villagers fled after Mount Sinabung's series of volcanic eruptions on Indonesia's Sumatra island, spewing rocks and red-hot ash onto surrounding villages, Ade Sinuhaji /AFP Photo