Photo Gallery: The Long Wait

Photo Gallery: The Long Wait

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Eyjafjallajökull Awakens How an Icelandic Volcano Shut Down Europe's Airspace

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull has brought European aviation to a near-standstill in the worst disruptions since 9/11. Airlines are hemorrhaging money and tens of thousands of passengers are stranded. But if the weather had only been a little different, the whole crisis might never have happened.
Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein.