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Guatemalans flock to Pacaya volcano to see lava spill

Whilst a restive Pacaya has proven a popular tourist attraction for those coming into this rural area, for residents it is a threat to their homes and livelihoods.

A group of locals have come together for a procession to Pacaya where they will pray for an end to the eruption as well as for a stop the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pacaya is one of Central America's most active volcanoes, and sits some 28 kilometres (17.4 miles) south of Guatemala City.