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 An Indonesian man watches as Mount Merapi erupts in Hargobinangun, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. Indonesia's most dangerous volcano...
 People watch Mount Merapi spewing volcanic materials in Deles, Central Java, Indonesia, early Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. Indonesia's most dangerous vol...
 In this late Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010 photo, lava glows at the crater of Mount Merapi as seen from Deles, Central Java, Indonesia. Indonesia's most dang...
 A villager reacts as she flees her home following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010.  I...
 Volunteers evacuate a sick man from his house following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 20...
 Villagers flee their homes following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, WedNesday, Nov. 3, 2010.  Indonesia is e...
 An Indonesian man watches as Mount Merapi erupts in Kepuharjo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. Indonesia's most dangerous volcano is ...
 Villagers board a truck as they evacuate their homes following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov...
 Indonesian soldiers evacuate villagers from their homes following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, ...
 Villagers board a truck as they evacuate their homes following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov...
 Volunteers help a sick elderly man to board a truck during an evacuation following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indon...
 Residents walk to a temporary shelter as they flee their homes following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wedn...
 Indonesian soldiers evacuate villagers from their homes following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, WedNesday, ...
 Villagers flee their homes on motorcycles following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Klaten, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010.  Indonesia's dead...
 Villagers flee their homes following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, WedNesday, Nov. 3, 2010. Indonesia's dea...
 Villagers sit at a temporary shelter as they flee their homes following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wedne...
 Villagers flee their homes on a truck following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Klaten, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010.  Indonesia's deadly v...
 Indonesian soldiers evacuate villagers from their homes following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, ...

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An Indonesian man watches as Mount Merapi erupts in Hargobinangun, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. Indonesia's most dangerous volcano...

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People watch Mount Merapi spewing volcanic materials in Deles, Central Java, Indonesia, early Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. Indonesia's most dangerous vol...

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In this late Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010 photo, lava glows at the crater of Mount Merapi as seen from Deles, Central Java, Indonesia. Indonesia's most dang...

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A villager reacts as she flees her home following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. I...

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Volunteers evacuate a sick man from his house following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 20...

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Villagers flee their homes following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, WedNesday, Nov. 3, 2010. Indonesia is e...

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An Indonesian man watches as Mount Merapi erupts in Kepuharjo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. Indonesia's most dangerous volcano is ...

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Villagers board a truck as they evacuate their homes following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov...

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Indonesian soldiers evacuate villagers from their homes following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, ...

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Villagers board a truck as they evacuate their homes following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov...

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Volunteers help a sick elderly man to board a truck during an evacuation following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indon...

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Residents walk to a temporary shelter as they flee their homes following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wedn...

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Indonesian soldiers evacuate villagers from their homes following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, WedNesday, ...

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Villagers flee their homes on motorcycles following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Klaten, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. Indonesia's dead...

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Villagers flee their homes following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, WedNesday, Nov. 3, 2010. Indonesia's dea...

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Villagers sit at a temporary shelter as they flee their homes following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wedne...

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Villagers flee their homes on a truck following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Klaten, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. Indonesia's deadly v...

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Indonesian soldiers evacuate villagers from their homes following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, ...

Money to help tens of thousands of villagers displaced by a deadly volcano will run out soon unless the government declares a natural disaster.
Djarot Nugroho, a top disaster management official, said Wednesday there are only enough funds to support refugees for another five days.
He spoke hours after Mount Merapi erupted with its biggest blast yet, shooting searing ash miles (kilometers) into the air and sending panicked refugees fleeing from camps near the base.
No new casualties were reported immediately after the booming explosion.
More than 70,000 villagers have been evacuated from the 9,700-foot (3,000-meter) Mount Merapi's once-fertile slopes since it began erupting just over a week ago.