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The Virunga Mtns are a chain of volcanoes between Lake Edward & Lake Kivu, along the N border of Rwanda/ the DR of Congo/ Uganda. The mtn range is a branch of the Albertine Rift, a part of the Great Rift Valley, & consists of 8 major volcanos. Most of them are dormant except Nyamuragira & Nyiragongo, both in the DR of Congo

The Dallol volcano in north-east Ethiopia forms part of the Great Rift Valley, the world’s largest rift system, stretching 6,000km from the Red Sea down to Lake Malawi. Up to 75km wide in places, it’s cradled by a series of cliffs, rising from the valley floor to the top of the highest escarpments. Photograph: Pascal Boegli/Getty Images/Flickr Open

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Congo: A Congolese soldier at the Virunga national park looks into a boiling lava lake in the crater of the Nyiragongo volcano Photograph: Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters