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Chilean volcano ash cloud continues to billow (PHOTOS)

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A Chilean man stands by to watch a cloud of ash from the Puyehue volcano near Osorno, 870 km south of Santiago, Chile.

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Martin Bernetti

The giant volcanic ash cloud billowing out of Chile, that disrupted travelers in the Southern Hemisphere last week, is back again.

An ash cloud resulting from the eruption of Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano has caused travelers agony yet again when it returned to the Tasman Sea. The cloud was caught up in a trough of low pressure and began to approach New Zealand Wednesday.

"It's not moving to the east very quickly so I think we'll have at least a couple - maybe three - days of this," Civil Aviation Authority's meteorological manager, Peter Lechner, told the New Zealand Herald.

The eruption of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano began June 4 in the Chilean Andes Mountains.

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    A Chilean man stands by to watch a cloud of ash from the Puyehue volcano near Osorno, 870 km south of Santiago, Chile.

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    Martin Bernetti

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    A cloud of ash billows from the Puyehue volcano near Osorno, 870 km south of Santiago, Chile.

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    Martin Bernetti

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    The ash cloud from the Puyehue volcano continued to rise Wednesday after it first erupted on June 4.

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    Martin Bernetti

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    A man wears a face mask as he walks on a street due to the ashes of the Puyehue volcano in Lago Ranco, 900 km south of Santiago.

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    Martin Bernetti

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    The cloud from the Puyehue volcano, high in Chile's Andes, disrupted travel across South America, Australia and New Zealand for several days following its eruption on June 4, stranding thousands of travelers.

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    Martin Bernetti