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Kilauea lava flow elicits crowds, smiles

Is the volcano goddess Pele smiling?

Volcano videographer Mick Kalber, of Tropical Visions Video, captured this image on video of what appears to be a crooked smiley face in the lava lake at Puu Oo vent on Wednesday, a day after lava reached the ocean from the Puu Oo.

The cracks of bright molten lava in the lake are formed as lava circulates and the black, semi-solid lake surface pulls apart.

At the Kamokuna ocean entry, the sight of the lava falling over a steep ocean cliff to the sea has attracted thousands of visitors.

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