The country’s most active volcano spewed ash and lava over the southern city of Kagoshima on Sunday. It was the 500th time the volcano had erupted this year.
Aug. 19, 2013 City officials clean pavement covered by ash after the Sakurajima volcano erupted Sunday afternoon in Kagoshima, on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. The nearby volcano spewed a record-high smoke plume into the sky. Kyodo News via AP Buy Photo