El Segundo, CA, — Environmental activist Elise Nabor, dressed as Barbie and driving a skiploader, is stopped by an El Segundo police officer a half-block away from the Mattel headquarters in El Segundo, where fellow Greenpeace activists climbed down the 15-story building and displayed a giant banner protesting the toy company's use of paper packaging material from the Indonesian rain forests.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
This natural-color satellite image, provided by NASA, of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle eruption in Chile shows the ash plume from the volcano as it blows first northeast, then southeast across Argentina toward the Atlantic Ocean.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MODIS / NASALink
Malmo, Sweden — Lightning strikes the 623-foot high Turning Torso building.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHAN NILSSON / AFPLink
Sana, Yemen — Tribesmen loyal to dissident tribal leader Sheik Sadiq Ahmar inspect damage at his house.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD GHARABLI / AFPLink
Tripoli — Smoke rises after a NATO airstrike.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / EPALink
Melbourne — Serbian fans cheer after a flair was lit during a soccer match against Australia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Brownbill / Associated PressLink
Yokohama, Japan — Atsuto Uchida fights for the ball during a soccer match between the Czech Republic and Japan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated PressLink
Haridwar, India — Indian television star and yoga guru Baba Ramdev displays how much weight he has lost from a hunger strike in protest of government corruption.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gurinder Osan / Associated PressLink
Hamburg, Germany — A cygnet -- also known as a baby swan -- sits on the back of an adult on the Outer Alster lake.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MALTE CHRISTIANS / DPALink
Friedrichskoog, Germany — Seal pups enjoy the water at a rescue facility's pool.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Heribert Proepper / Associated PressLink
Yokohama, Japan — A diver feeds a rare 16-foot-long whale shark during training for a feeding show at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO / AFPLink
Martigny, Switzerland — St. Bernards and staff members of the Barry Foundation head to the Great St. Bernard Pass while returning from their winter quarters in Martigny. The dogs will spend the summer on the pass and return to Martigny by the end of the year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT / KEYSTONELink
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