Timothy Magana, 41, gets into the spirit of Wow Fest, an annual Skid Row event that attracts thousands of people who come for a free lunch, free haircuts and makeovers, and free family portraits and hygiene kits. Magana, a prison parolee, is enrolled in a Volunteers of America rehabilitation program at the Weingart Center downtown Los Angeles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
Turkish riot police stand guard during a protest in Istanbul. Newly elected Kurdish lawmakers came under pressure to boycott the Turkish parliament as Ankara faced warnings of renewed bloodshed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A boy flashes the victory sign from a window near the location of a rocket strike in a residential area of Misurata.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ZOHRA BENSEMRA / REUTERSLink
A protester dressed in traditional Greek costume holds a flag that reads 'Not For Sale' during a rally in Athens' Syntagma Square. A group of activists walked more than 150 miles from the town of Sparta, in the southeastern Peloponnese, to the Greek capital to join the protest against government austerity measures.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KATERINA MAVRONA / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
An Indochinese tiger, Mi, carries one of the four cubs she gave birth to at the Hanoi Zoo on April 2, becoming the first tiger at the at the zoo to be born and bred in captivity. Coincidentally, Mi was born on the same day eight years earlier to a tiger confiscated from wildlife traffickers in Vietnam's central province of Thua Thien Hue.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHAM / REUTERSLink
A worker is reflected in the nose cone of an aircraft being worked on at the Northeast Air facility. A new law eliminates sales taxes on aircraft sales and parts beginning July 1 and aviation experts predict an increase in business now that Maine joins other New England states with similar tax exemptions.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pat Wellenbach / Associated PressLink
Spain's Fernando Verdasco competes against Robin Haase of The Netherlands during their men's singles match at Wimbledon.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEON NEAL / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Russia's Elena Vesnina, foreground, plays against compatriot Vera Zvonarevan in their women's singles match on Court Two at Wimbledon.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEON NEAL / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Cattle herd near a river forming part of the Sudd swamplands in Southern Sudan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHIL MOORE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A juvenile male Emperor penguin finds himself on a beach along New Zealand's Kapiti Coast, some 1,900 miles from his Antarctic home. It's only the second sighting of the species in New Zealand and has officials of the country's Department of Conservation monitoring the situation, predicting the animal would eventually depart for the long swim home.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RICHARD GILL / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Boys holding torches stand before a World War II monument while taking part in a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the German invasion of the town of Brest. When Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, the Brest Fortress defenders contained Nazi troops for a month.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Grits / Associated PressLink
Floodwaters spread after water hyacinths clogged the Mindanao River.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay Morales / ReutersLink
A girl carries a basket of fresh-picked chili peppers on her head.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Parivartan Sharma / ReutersLink
A man tries to break the windshield of a government bus set on fire during a street protest against the eviction of people living in the hills near Gauhati. Police resorted to a baton charge and lobbed tear gas shells when the protest turned violent, according to local news reports.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated PressLink
Rain and mud fail to dampen the spirits of a woman carrying her belongings onto the grounds on the opening day of the Glastonbury Festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cathal McNaughton / ReutersLink
Spectators keep their seats as rain delays the start of play on Day 2 of the Wimbledon tennis tournament.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Geoff Caddick / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
A black rhinoceros, its tightly shut eye resembling a knot in a tree trunk, sleeps at the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty ImagesLink
Protesters opposed to plans by the government to reform the collective bargaining system and the euro pact sleep in the street outside Spain's parliament building. Protests over the economic crisis and soaring unemployment began in the capital more than a month ago and fanned out to city squares nationwide as word spread by Twitter and Facebook.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dominique Faget / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
People release Chinese lanterns into the sky during Kupala Night celebrations, marking the shortest night of the year. The holiday is traditionally observed in Poland, Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marek Zakrzewski / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Two women from the Indonesian island of Sumbawa wait in their room after having their eligibility to work abroad checked at a temporary shelter. Indonesian lawmakers are urging the government to stop sending migrant workers to the Middle East, especially Saudi Arabia, after an Indonesian maid convicted of murdering her Saudi employer was beheaded. About 70% of the 1.2 million Indonesians working in Saudi Arabia are domestic helpers, according to officials.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adek Berry / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Members of the Korean Federation of Construction Workers Unions stand together during a rally demanding an improvement in working conditions. About 10,000 workers took part in the rally. Their banners read "[We want to] live as human beings!"
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jo Yong-Hak / ReutersLink
Farmers work in a village paddy as the rice harvest begins in the Mekong Delta.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kham / ReutersLink
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