Popocatepetl volcano erupts near Mexico City

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image "><span></span></div><span class="caption-text">The main church in the town of San Damian Texoloc, Mexico stands in front of the Popocatepetl volcano as is spews ash and vapor early Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Last Saturday, Mexico&#39;s National Center for Disaster Prevention raised the volcano alert from Stage 2 Yellow to Stage 3 Yellow, the final step before a Red alert, when possible evacuations could be ordered after the Popocatepetl volcano spit out a cloud of ash and vapor 2 miles &#40;3 kilometers&#41; high over several days of eruptions. &#40;AP Photo&#47;J. Guadalupe Perez&#41; (AP Photo&#47; J. Guadalupe Perez)</span></div>
July 12, 2013 6:40:55 AM PDT