Photos: A look back at the eruption of Mount St. Helens, 40 years ago today
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Photos: A look back at the eruption of Mount St. Helens, 40 years ago today

On May 18, 1980, the Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state exploded, leaving 57 people dead or missing.

Here's a look at images before, during and from the tragic days that followed the eruption:

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