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    Posted July 10, 2013 by
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    Pele's fingers


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     When visiting Hawaii in 2006, Claude Granpey snapped this photo of lava sliding down the Kilauea volcano's coastal flat. He was drawn to this image because of the way the molten mass formed 'a crooked hand, like that of a witch.' His image was featured as CNN's Travel Photo of the Day for October 28, 2013.
    - jccarp, CNN iReport producer

    I’ve visited a good number of volcanoes around the world but my favourite one is definitely Kilauea on Hawaii Big Island. This is where I’ve seen the most extraordinary things, from lava lakes to lava flows. During my last visit to the volcano, I was taking photos when I realised the lava flow in front of me looked like a hand with fingers. These fingers looked a bit crooked, like those of a witch but there is no witch on Hawaii Big Island. I suddenly realised the fingers belonged to Pele - the goddess of fire, lightning, wind, and volcanoes - who was handing out her hand to me!
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