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Romane Thomas, 6, waits in line with her mother to be evacuated from the Corail-Cesselesse refugee camp ahead of Tropical Storm Tomas, which is expected to bring heavy rain into the area Friday. Thousands of Haitians have taken refuge in the area since the devastating earthquake in January.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Lama Nawang Sampten Lhundrup works on a mandala at the Hammer Museum in Westwood. The mandala represents boundless compassion, purity and clarity. It's believed to have the power to transform negativity and awaken altruism and compassion in the viewer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Federal agents in San Diego made one of the largest marijuana seizures in U.S. history after finding a tunnel connecting warehouses on both sides of California's border with Mexico. The tunnel, 2,400 feet in length, with lighting, ventilation and a rail system, was used to transport more than 20 tons of the drug found on the U.S. side and more than four tons on the Mexican side.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Guillermo Arias / Associated Press

The space shuttle Discovery waits on a launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center after NASA postponed the liftoff until Friday to allow bad weather from an approaching cold front to pass.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Audette / Reuters

Kosovo residents display a Turkish flag during Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to the grand mosque in Pristina.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Armend Nimani / AFP/Getty Images

Fans of CSKA Sofia react during a Europa League Group L soccer match between Rapid Vienna and their team at the Ernst Happel Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ronald Zak / Associated Press

During a rally marking the 31st anniversary of the capture of the U.S. Embassy by Islamist students, an Iranian woman carries an Iranian flag as she passes an anti-U.S. mural on a wall of the former embassy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Behrouz Mehri / AFP/Getty Images

U.S. Army Spc. Jose De La Rosa's helmet reflects his weapon and the barren Afghan terrain as he flies in a helicopter.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Andrews / Reuters

Fans of Rihanna use their mobile phones to photograph the singer as she arrives to turn on the Christmas lights at the Westfield London Shopping Centre in Shepherd's Bush.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lefteris Pitarakis / Associated Press

In an image received at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Thursday, comet Hartley 2 is seen from the NASA Deep Impact spacecraft, which passed within 435 miles of the comet. Hartley 2 is estimated to be 1.4 miles long.


A man is dwarfed by the crowned head of a statue of Jesus being built in western Poland. The 108-foot statue is expected to be completed this month.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kacper Pempel / Reuters

Bernhard Langer of Germany jokingly looks for his ball after hitting an ace on the third hole of round 1 of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship at Harding Park Golf Course.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ezra Shaw / Getty Images

The Italian Frecce Tricolori aerobatic squad performs above the nation's capital during celebrations marking the Italian Army's anniversary.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Max Rossi / Reuters

With a backdrop of the Bernese Overland, Swiss acrobat Freddy Nock successfully walks a fine line 522 feet in length and 81 feet above the ground spanning the towers of the Stadtkirche, left, and the Castle of Thun.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Schneider / AP/Keystone

An Indonesian police officer inspects parts of a Qantas jetliner that was forced to make an emergency landing in Singapore after debris fell from the plane and an engine shut down.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tundra Laksamana / Associated Press

Damage on the left wing of a Qantas Airways A380. The plane, carrying 459 people, had to make an emergency landing in Singapore after debris fell from it and an engine failed.


A laborer smiles as he finishes his shift of unloading coal at a power plant.


A visitor walks past a billboard featuring red wine during the first day of the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair.


Iranian women and schoolgirls show their palms bearing anti-U.S., anti-Israeli and pro-government slogans during a rally outside the former U.S. Embassy as they mark the 31st anniversary of its capture by Islamic students.


Indian artists make an artwork depicting President Obama. Obama is expected to visit India beginning Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajanish Kakade / Associated Press

South Korean monks and Buddhists attend a special service to celebrate next week's G-20 summit in Seoul.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

Ultra-nationalist demonstrators march on National Unity Day. The new holiday, marking the end of the foreign intervention in Russia in 1612, was created in 2005 to replace the traditional Nov. 7 celebration of the 1917 Bolshevik rise to power.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander Zemlianichenko / Associated Press

Kashmiri women pluck saffron flowers at a farm.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mukhtar Khan / Associated Press

A woman walks by China's Shanghai Yuyuan lantern, part of the Seoul Lantern Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

People ride a motorcycle during an ash rain as the Mount Merapi volcano erupts.


Members of the protest group Citizens United occupy the RBS bank during a protest of government social services cuts.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

Nikolay Davydenko runs down a shot from Juan Ignacio Chela in their second-round match at the ATP 500 World Tour Valencia Open tennis tournament.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jasper Juinen / Getty Images

A Myanmar man carries water inside the Mae La refugee camp on the Thai-Myanmar border. Myanmar on Sunday will hold its first election in 20 years, but the vote has been criticized by Western nations as a sham because of the exclusion of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.


Wikileaks founder Julian Assange adjusts his glasses as he leaves a press conference at the Geneva Press Club. Assange called on the United States to open up "instead of covering up" following the website's release of secret U.S. documents allegedly showing abuse in the Iraq war.


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