Two LAPD officers and a Marine stand watch over the body of LAPD Officer Joshua Cullins, who was killed in Afghanistan's Helmand province while serving with the Marine Corps. He worked with explosive ordinance and was killed by an insurgent bomb on Oct. 18, 2010.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles TimesLink
Spokane, Wash., firefighters remove their hoses from the third floor of the Houston Apartments on Oct. 31, 2010. Eight-five residents in 29 units were safely evacuated during the three-alarm fire.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Colin Mulvany / THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEWLink
Bryan Cummings, 25, of Santa Monica does his morning workout on the rings on a warm Tuesday morning. The former Marine says he keeps trying to get better on the rings but it takes lots of practice.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
A fox roams the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Nov. 2, 2010.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOLLY RILEY / ReutersLink
A giant food fight involving more than 25,000 tomatoes in takes place Golden Square. The tomato fight, which was organized by MTV, was aimed to re-create the Spanish 'tomatina' food-throwing contest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty ImagesLink
Balinese men dressed in warrior outfits observe a cremation ceremony for the late Cokorda Gede Purta Nindia, a member of the Peliatan royal family, following a procession leading to the royal cremation ceremony on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali. Hundreds of Balinese men carried a platform of bamboo with an effigy of a giant bull that contained the body of Cokorda, who died Aug. 20 at the age of 71.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Firdia LIsnawati / Associated PressLink
A vegetable vendor sleeps in his roadside shop. Inflation in India has emerged as a major concern and is driven by rising food prices, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADNAN ABIDI / ReutersLink
A man puts flowers on the lid of a wall tomb at the General Cemetery on Tuesday, the Day of the Dead.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSE CABEZAS / AFPLink
A construction worker at the site of the Jordan Gate project, a pair of 43-story towers that will be one of the tallest skyscrapers in Jordan. The project is expected to be complete in 2011.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUHAMMAD HAMED / ReutersLink
Emergency workers at the scene of a gas explosion that ripped through a row of houses. British police were searching for survivors of the explosion that caused the collapse of four terraced houses. Police and fire brigade rescue teams used sniffer dogs to search under the rubble of the former council homes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Greater Manchester Fire Service / HANDOUT / Greater Manchester Fire ServiceLink
Melese, 2, collects an 'I Voted' sticker from his mother, Julie Light-Orr, at a polling place at Venice Beach. After a long bitter campaigns, Americans cast their votes Tuesday in elections that could sweep Democrats from power in Congress and slam the brakes on President Obama's legislative agenda.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUCY NICHOLSON / ReutersLink
Pakistani students of an Islamic seminary enjoy a swing ride at a park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anjum Naveed / Associated PressLink
Fishermen prepare for the traditional fish haul of the Velky Spolsky pond. Fishermen fish mostly for carp, which are served as a traditional Czech meal for Christmas Eve dinner.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petr David Josek / Associated PressLink
Tsunami victims rush to get relief goods from an Indonesian military helicopter in the Malakopak district of South Pagai Island, a part of the Mentawai islands. Indonesian tsunami survivors complained they are being forced to scavenge for wild roots because aid had not arrived a week after the wave crushed their remote villages.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUTANTA ADITYA / AFPLink
Anti-terrorism police take a mail bomb suspect, not named by police, to a public prosecutor's office. Eight embassies in Athens were the intended targets of mail bomb attacks Monday and Tuesday. French President Nicholas Sarkozy was also targeted with a package that was intercepted.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Giannakouris / Associated PressLink
Iraqis grieve over a coffin during a funeral service at a church in Baghdad for the victims of the Syrian Catholic cathedral carnage in which more than 40 Christians, including two priests, were killed during a hostage drama with Al Qaeda gunmen.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFPLink
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