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A masked wrestler takes a swig of tequila outside a lucha libre ring in Santa Monica on May 5, 2010.


On Memorial Day, Japanese American veteran Richard Miyasato walks through Evergreen Memorial Park and Crematory in Boyle Heights.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steve Saldivar

Karol Franks went to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad to make this surreal portrait of a friend.


A family packs up and heads home, minus one straggler. "Basically the kid tried to catch up to the family but fell to his knees and collapsed," said photographer Mike Chamness.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Chamness

Seagulls in the sand in Santa Monica.


A woman reserves a handicapped parking spot at UCI Medical Center on March 3.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Randy Ordonez

A gift sent to photographer Richard Haberkern at his Burbank home confuses his dog Rico with its unnatural stillness. "I grew up staring at this mounted fox as a kid, and when my friend passed, the family sent it to me," Haberkern said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Richard Haberkern

Birds flock around a utility pole near Muscatel Avenue and Mission Drive in Rosemead.


A person in mismatched shoes rummages through a trash bin in downtown L.A.


Objects for sale are scattered on the ground at a flea market in Torrance.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francisco Arcaute

Matthieu Grospiron used downtown L.A. as the backdrop for this image of Rose Hill in Montecito Heights.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthieu Grospiron

Steve Cwik was taking photos with his father in Chinatown when he came around a corner and caught him "resting his eyes" on a bench.


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