The Mount Agung volcano spews smoke and ash.
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JAKARTA: Australian Tiarna Thompson had her dream Bali wedding all set, but there was one thing she did not count on: a volcano threatening its first major eruption in half a century.The volcano's rumblings in the past week have pounded Bali's lucrative tourism industry and its wider economy, squeezing everyone from wedding planners and dive shops to hotels and even some farmers duped into selling livestock at cut-rate prices.Indonesia's Tourism Minister Arief Yahya warned this week that Bali could lose up to 9 trillion rupiah ($665 million) in visitor-related revenue if Agung's activity doesn't die down before the end of the year.Bali's main international airport was shut for almost three days from Monday as towering columns of volcanic ash and smoke made flying dangerous, sparking travel chaos and stranding about 120,000 tourists.It reopened late Wednesday, but mostly for tourists departing the island, not arriving.Another volcano, Mount Sinabung on Sumatra island, has been active and at the highest alert level since 2013 .
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