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As Bali volcano shudders, 48,000 people flee

Officials worry about impact on one of Asia's most popular destinations

A truck drives toward Mount Agung on the resort island of Bali, Indonesia on Sept. 25.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- As many as 48,000 people have been evacuated from their homes around Mount Agung on Indonesia's popular island of Bali, as authorities say it is on the brink of eruption for the first time in more than 50 years.

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