Guatemala eruption turns to tourist draw

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Lava flows from the Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, as seen from the town of Palin, south of Guatemala City, late Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. The long-simmering volcano exploded with a series of powerful eruptions outside one of Guatemala's most famous tourist attractions on Thursday, hurling thick clouds of ash and spewing rivers of lava down its flanks. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)A terrifying eruption of one of the world's most active volcanoes tapered off Friday into a draw for delighted tourists, who snapped photos from a neighboring colonial city and made plans to take night hikes to see glowing rivers of lava.