L.A. County Sheriff's Deputies Blake Basse, from left, David Brakebush, Steven Marella and Bill Brauberger stand watch over piles of guns seized by the L.A. Police Department and Sheriff's Department on Monday at SA Recycling on Terminal Island in the Port of Los Angeles. Sheriff Lee Baca and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck attended a news conference to discuss the destruction of the guns, which will be crushed and used to make a sculpture called a "peace angel" by artist Lin Evola, who melts shredded guns with nuclear missile casings to cast the sculptures.
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An injured man at the site of a building that collapsed is rushed to a hospital Monday. A five-story residential building collapsed in Lalita Park in New Delhi's Laxmi Nagar area Monday evening. Fire brigade chief R.C. Sharma said at least 30 people died in the accident and 25 to 30 others are trapped under the debris, local media reported.
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Members of the U.S. Park Police arrest a veteran and gay rights activist who had handcuffed himself to the fence of the White House during a protest Monday. Activists staged the protest to call on the Obama administration and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to keep their promises on repealing the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, which prevented gay people from serving openly in the military, during the lame-duck session of Congress.
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New Jersey Devils Coach John MacLean, right, yells toward an official as two fans dressed in yellow taunt him during the first period of the Devils' National Hockey League game against the Boston Bruins on Monday.
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Divers search a lake for three missing people Monday. A teenage girl who had disappeared along with them was rescued Sunday from the basement of a man's home nearby, where she had been found bound and gagged. All four vanished last Wednesday from the girl's home, which was splattered with blood, police said.
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A resident watches smoke billowing from a burning 30-story residential building. At least 42 people were killed in the blaze, whose cause is unknown.
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A newspaper vendor's headline sign reflects concerns on the street as debt-burdened Ireland talks with other European Union governments about how to handle its troubled finances. Irish officials denied they were seeking a lifeline from the EU's bailout fund.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Morrison / Associated PressLink
The winter sun begins to rise over mist that formed over fields on the Somerset Levels.
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Actors of the Moscow Art Theater congratulate their artistic director, Oleg Tabakov, center, during a jubilee party marking his 75th birthday.
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Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) boards an elevator after leaving his House Ethics Committee hearing. Rangel claimed that the proceeding was unfair because he was not allowed time to hire a lawyer or look over the evidence against him.
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Mongolian sumo grand champion Hakuho, center, reacts after he is forced out of the ring on the second day of the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho ended his winning streak at 63 bouts, failing to surpass the legendary Futabayama's all-time mark of 69 consecutive wins, set from 1936 to 1939.
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Luiza Galiulina of Uzbekistan competes on the balance beam in the Women's All-Round Individual Artistic Gymnastics contest at the 16th Asian Games.
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Supporters of presidential candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo face off against riot police after clashes broke out following rival candidate Alpha Conde's declaration of victory. Diallo is threatening to reject the results, alleging voting fraud.
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Workers uncover the grave of 16th century Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe in the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn. An international team of scientists is opening Brahe's tomb in an effort to shed light on his mysterious death.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETR JOSEK / ReutersLink
Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy during the Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated PressLink
Camel sellers drink tea at a sacrificial livestock market ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.
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An Army team carries the case containing the remains of Pfc. Jacob C. Carroll of Clemmons, N.C. Carroll died in Afghanistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jose Luis Magana / Associated PressLink
Japanese businessmen cross a street under rainy skies.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manish Swarup / Associated PressLink
Nick Le Souef inspects a spider in the shop window where he will live with up to 1,000 deadly spiders for the next three weeks to raise money for charity.
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A Proton-M rocket carrying a U.S. communications satellite blasts off from the Baikonur cosmodrome.
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