Mount Etna starts 2012 with a huge bang

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Watch Mount Etna erupting!

Europe's most active volcano has kicked off 2012 with a bang.

Mount Etna on the Italian island of Sicily has had its first eruption of 2012, firing lava and volcanic ash in to the sky.

But despite all the impressive fireworks, no damage was done.

Check out this clip to see the impressive volcano in action!