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In Philippines, Lava and Ash Rise, But Routines of Life Go On

AP photographer Bullit Marquez has been chronicling in dazzling imagery the eruption of one of Asia’s most picturesque volcanoes, Mount Mayon, which has displaced more than 78,000 villagers in the northeastern Philippines.  For nearly two weeks, Mayon, famous for its near-perfect cone shape, has increasingly gushed red-hot lava fountains, belched huge columns of ash and molten rocks into the sky and plunged outlying villages and cities in darkness because of the falling...

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