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In Pictures: Iceland's desolate churches

On Thursday, Iceland legalised blasphemy despite opposition from some of the country's churches.

Many of Iceland's churches are dotted around the island in remote spaces. Some are even at the foot of volcanoes.

Here is a selection of some of the most striking.

Kjalvegur

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Grundarfjoerdur

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Eyjafjallajokull - surrounded by volcanic smoke and ash

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Hellnar

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Porolfsell - smoke rises from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano behind

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Pingvellir National Park - the site of the world's first parliament

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