Japanese city coated in ash

City officials wearing masks clean the pavement covered by ash Monday morning, Aug. 19, 2013 after the Sakurajima volcano erupted Sunday afternoon in Kagoshima, on the southern Japanese main island of Kyushu. People in the city wore masks and raincoats and used umbrellas to shield themselves from the ash after the eruption. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

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A volcano erupted in southwestern Japan on Sunday afternoon, blanketing a nearby city with a layer of ash. Kagoshima city residents wore masks and raincoats and used umbrellas to cover themselves after the Sakurajima volcano erupted.

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