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A fiery lava lake inside a volcanic crater
April 13, 2011

Nyiragongo Lava, Congo

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Cradling one of the world's largest and least studied lava lakes—more than 700 feet across and possibly miles deep—Nyiragongo has twice sent molten rock racing toward residents of Goma.

See more pictures from the April 2011 feature story "The Volcano Next Door."


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Photograph by Carsten Peter, National Geographic

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