Hundreds of trees float on lake for 40 years by Jassen Todorov (12 images)

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Aerial photos show thousands of trees decimated in the eruption of Mount St Helens 40 years ago still floating in a lake at the volcano's base.
Its eruption on May 18, 1980, was the the deadliest volcanic event in US history, killing 57 people and destroying 250 homes, 47 bridges and 185 miles of roads.
Debris, including a dense forest on the mountain side, also engulfed the 4,000 year old Spirit Lake, totally covering it and killing millions of salmon there.
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