Spectacular scenes continue at Europe's tallest active volcano.
Mount Etna, the active volcano on the east coast of Sicily, continued to erupt on 4 March, emitting a 12-km high plume of smoke and ash into the sky.
The north-eastern city of Catania, along with a number of other towns and villages, was covered in a layer of ash and lapilli.
However Catania airport remained operational, with a south-easterly breeze sweeping the ash cloud over the city, reports Italian news agency ANSA.
Europe's tallest active volcano, which has been erupting intermittently since 16 February, also spewed out a fresh lava flow today, ANSA reports. Photo Strettoweb.com.
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Italy: Mount Etna emits 12 km high ash plume into sky
Mt Etna, 95031 Adrano, Province of Catania, Italy