[SeMissourian.com] Mostly Cloudy ~ 77°F  
River stage: 20.88 ft. Falling
Thursday, July 31, 2014
British citizens wait to board the Pride of Bilbao Ferry, seen in background, Wednesday at Santurtzir, Spain. The ferry carried more than 12,000 stranded travelers home to Spain. A cloud of volcano ash that shut down air travel for days across Europe also led to bluer skies, free of jet exhaust. (Alvaro Barrientos ~ Associated Press)