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Libyan rebel fighters claimed to be in control of most of Tripoli on Monday after their lightning advance on the capital heralded the fall of Moammar Kadafi's nearly 42-year regime. Scattered battles were erupting and Kadafi's whereabouts remained unknown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Ponomarev / Associated Press

Demonstrators wave flags of the old kingdom of Libya, used by Libya's National Transitional Council, during a protest against Kadafi outside the Libyan embassy in Ankara.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADEM ALTAN / AFP / Getty Images

Kashmiri Muslim women pray at the Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar during an observance of Martyr Day, which honors Ali, the prophet Muhammad's son-in-law. Ali was killed on the 21st day of the holy month of Ramadan some 1,400 years ago.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAROOQ KHAN / EPA

Josh Redman from South Africa wipes out as fellow countryman Frank Solomon surfs a wave at an offshore reef. Surfers paddling into winter's biggest swells are eligible for the Rebel Sessions Awards, which recognize the best surfing over a season of Cape Town's big waves.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPA

In a satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Irene can be seen reaching hurricane strength as it moves across Puerto Rico towards Hispaniola in the Caribbean. Irene, the first hurricane of the Atlantic storm season, brought torrential rains and winds to Puerto Rico, downing trees and power lines and flooding streets. The expected path will bring Irene through the Bahamas and will likely hit parts of the U.S. East Coast.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Handout / Getty Images

Men walk past tankers, used to carry fuel for NATO forces in Afghanistan, that were attacked by unidentified gunmen on the outskirts of Quetta.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / Reuters

Indian youth in Mumbai make a human pyramid to reach and break the Dahi Handi, an earthen pot filled with yogurt, as they celebrate Janamashtami, the birthday of the Hindu God Krishna.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated Press

A child dressed as the Hindu god Krishna takes part in Janamashtami celebrations to mark the birthday of the Hindu god.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pavel Rahman / Associated Press

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is seen in Washington, D.C, ahead of its dedication next weekend.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charles Dharapak / Associated Press

Pakistani security officials stand guard during a procession to observe the death anniversary of Ali, the son-in-law of the prophet Muhammad, in Karachi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: REHAN KHAN / EPA

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Pictures in the News | August 22, 2011

Vehicles caught in 1920s downpours

In the first photo in the gallery above, vehicles stall at West Vernon and 11th avenues after heavy rains on Feb. 4, 1927, flooded the streets. A similar photo accompanied a...   View Post»

   

Pictures in the News | August 22, 2011

Pictures in the News | August 25, 2014

Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Northern California, where several buildings in downtown Napa were red tagged after a 6.0 earthquake hit the area. Power has been...   View Post»

   

Pictures in the News | August 22, 2011

reFramed: In conversation with Alex Webb

“reFramed” is a feature showcasing fine art photography and vision-forward photojournalism. It is curated by Los Angeles Times staff photographer Barbara Davidson. To...   View Post»

   

The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California on August 29, 2010

62nd Primetime Emmy Awards

Experience a close-up of the energy, the excitement, the anticipation, the glitter and the gold of the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles with Times photographers Kirk...   View Post»

Pictures in the News | August 22, 2011

We begin Monday’s Pictures in the News in Libya, where rebels claimed to be in control of 80% of the capital. Libyan insurgents reported heavy casualties in fierce fighting outside Moammar Kadafi’s compound and other pockets of the city. See photo gallery

Surf’s up in South Africa, where winter swells have made for ideal conditions at an offshore reef in Cape Town. Conditions were not as ideal in the Caribbean, where Irene, the first hurricane of the Atlantic storm season, brought torrential rains and winds to Puerto Rico.

In India, Hindus celebrate Janamashtami, the birthday of the god Krishna. Indian youths make a human pyramid to reach and break an earthen pot filled with yogurt.

Elsewhere, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington gets viewed ahead of its dedication next weekend; Kashmiri Muslim women attend special prayers in observance of Martyr Day in Srinagar; and NATO fuel tankers headed to Afghanistan come under attack in Quetta, Pakistan.

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