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New Yorker Carl Henry, 21, left, has no problem with the chilly morning on the Third Street Promenade while Encino resident Tim Anderson-MacDonald, 22, right, tries to stay warm as they wait for the opening of Desigual. The Spanish apparel company held an undie party, allowing the first 100 people dressed in only their skivvies a one-hour shopping spree for a free two-piece Desigual outfit.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

A Muslim woman shows her henna-decorated hands during "Chand Raat," or "Night of the Moon," traditionally held on the eve of the festival of Eid al-Fitr. Muslims all over the world began Eid al-Fitr celebrations at the sighting of the crescent moon, marking the end of Muslim's holy fasting month of Ramadan.


Robert Harting of Germany celebrates winning the men's discus throw final at the IAAF World Championships.


Parents help their children leave an elementary school as Typhoon Nanmadol brought heavy rains. Taiwan deployed more than 50,000 troops Monday and evacuated thousands of people as the storm pummeled some of the island's most densely populated areas.


Passengers atop an overcrowded train are headed for Jamalpur, Bangladesh. Millions of residents of the capital city of Dhaka are traveling home to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Bangladesh will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday.


Camels stand on the motorway between Misrata and Surt, Libya. Libyan rebels were advancing toward Surt, Moammar Kadafi's hometown and the last bastion of loyalists.


Residents attend the departure ceremony of a cruise ship from the North Korean special economic zone of Rason, northeast of Pyongyang. Destitute North Korea's push to breathe new life into its economic relationships with China and Russia appears to be bearing fruit in the far north of the country, where foreigners are busily helping to rebuild the region's creaking infrastructure. A top local official told reporters that China and Russia had invested heavily in the region in order to gain access to its three east coast ports in the towns of Rajin and Songbon, which are the main centers for the secretive North's Rason Special Economic Zone.


Pigeons fly as a policeman guards residents praying outside a mosque on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Fitr in Kabul.


A family member lights butter lamps during a commemorative service during the 28th International Day of the Disappeared. According to the organizers, an estimated 1,350 people disappeared during the armed Maoist insurgency against the now-toppled monarchy, and their fates are still not known. The purpose of the event was to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned under poor conditions at places unknown to their relatives or legal representatives.


Mexican police with five men arrested in connection with the attack on a casino in Monterrey. Mexico arrested the suspected drug gang members in connection with the torching of the casino last week that killed at least 52 people, one of the worst attacks on civilians in the country in years.


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