A member of the rescue team helps to clean the ash off the houses and grass around the town of Kirgjubaejarklaustr 260 km (162 miles) from Reykjavik, Iceland Wedesday May 25 2011 after the Grimsvotn ... more 
A member of the rescue team helps to clean the ash off the houses and grass around the town of Kirgjubaejarklaustr 260 km (162 miles) from Reykjavik, Iceland Wedesday May 25 2011 after the Grimsvotn volcano began erupting on Saturday. The cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland that had forced airport closures in northern Germany blew further north and east on Wednesday afternoon, allowing air traffic to resume as experts said the eruption appeared be winding down. Volcano experts in Iceland said the eruption appeared to be tapering off. Observers at the crater were reporting only steam, said Pall Einarsson, from the University of Iceland. "The worst is over," said Icelandic Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir in a statement, after touring the region around Grimsvotn on Tuesday. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Brynjar Gauti
Wed, May 25, 2011 9:46 AM EDT