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Darren Duarte, right, of NACA, leads Gertrude Bula, 80, Jacqueline Hahn, 90, and Joseph Bula, 51, into Shrine Auditorium where hundreds of of home-owners in distress came to take advantage of loan modification assistance provided by Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Tina, an Asian Elephant, grabs food that area restaurant chefs catered for select animals at the zoo during The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association media preview for their 41st annual "Beastly Ball" fundraiser.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Residents return to a home on Pine Street Court, one of the streets hit hardest by tornadoes that plowed through the area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

April Mitchell-Edmonds hugs her friend Clyde Talley, who lost his home after a tornado touched down in the area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

An Iraqi police officer wears a surgical mask while directing traffic for protection from a heavy sandstorm that blanketed the capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahmad Rubaye / Agence France-Presse

A Somali government soldier patrols the neighborhood around southern Mogadishu's Bakara Market during clashes with Islamist insurgents.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohamed Sheikh Nor / Associated Press

Rebel volunteers crawl through mud during an exercise that's part of the three weeks of military training they'll get before going to the front lines to fight Moammar Kadafi's forces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press

Hermes Cifuentes, left, who calls himself "Brother Hermes," performs an exorcism ritual on Claudia Gaviria, 28, who claims to be possessed by spirits. Cifuentes, 50, says he has performed exorcisms for 20 years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Robayo / Agence France-Presse

A blazing sunset silhouettes residents looking for fish in the shallow waters around Marinduque Island, south of Manila.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Erik de Castro / Reuters

The Italian air force acrobatic team Frecce Tricolori, trailing smoke in the colors of the national flag, flies over the Via dei Fori Imperiali before a parade marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Italian Republic and the 150th anniversary of Italian unification.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ettore Ferrari / ANSA

A teenager strikes a pose while wading in a fountain near the Kremlin. Temperatures have been in the 80s in Moscow this week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yuri Kochetkov / European Pressphoto Agency

The action on the tennis court is reflected in the glass of the press box at Roland Garros Stadium, where Li Na of China defeated Maria Sharapova of Russia, 6-4, 7-5, in the semifinals of the French Open.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christophe Ena / Associated Press

A Hindu priest rotates a traditional oil lamp in a prayer ceremony on the banks of the Ganges River. Allahabad is an important Hindu pilgrimage center and a popular tourist destination.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

A customs officer holds an Indian roofed turtle after authorities intercepted a shipment of smuggled animals at the Bangkok airport. More than 450 turtles and crocodiles worth more than $30,000 were seized.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pornchai Kittiwongsakul / Agence France-Presse

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