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Pictures: Iceland eruption seen from above

Stunning aerial photos of the volcanic eruption in Iceland on Friday, which caused a brief red alert for flights in the area.
These stunning aerial photos show the volcanic eruption in Iceland on Friday, which caused a brief red alert for flights in the area.
Volcanic eruption in Iceland
Smoke clouds could be seen rising from a crack about one kilometre long in the lava field.
Volcanic eruption in Iceland
There was no ash though, which was good news for planes.
Volcanic eruption in Iceland
Scientists have been watching the area closely because of worries over the nearby Bardarbunga volcano.
Volcanic eruption in Iceland
Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted in 2010, creating loads of ash that caused disruption to air travel across Europe.
Volcanic eruption in Iceland