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The lookout of the Ventanas Runtun observatory Carlos Sanchez sweeps... News PhotoAccidents and Disasters,Ash,Banos,Ecuador,Erupting,Natural Disaster,Observatory,Offbeat,Sweeping,Tungurahua Volcano,Vertical,Volcanic Activity,Volcano,Walkie-talkiePhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPThe lookout of the Ventanas Runtun observatory Carlos Sanchez sweeps ashes from th Tungurahua volcano in Banos, on December 20, 2012. Ecuador issued an orange alert -- the second-highest warning level -- for towns near the Tungurahua volcano early this week as its level of activity rose, civil defense officials said. AFP PHOTO / RODRIGO BUENDIA (Photo credit should read RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images)