Judy Watson, left, consoles Livia Chiurazzni at the scene where a gunman killed eight people at Salon Meritage in Seal Beach. A ninth victim is in critical condition at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Chiurazzni works at the salon next door.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles TimesLink
Ayutthaya, Thailand — Residents catch relief goods distributed from a helicopter. About one-third of the country has been inundated by deadly monsoons, floods and mudslides since mid-July.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sukree Sukplang / ReutersLink
Cologne, Germany — Participants are led by "blind walk" creator Alex Rudolph during a tour through the city.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oliver Berg / European PressPhoto AgencyLink
Sayano-Shushenskaya, Russia — Final testing takes place on new spillway at Russia's largest hydroelectric power station. The spillway was constructed as an emergency outlet in times of flooding or technical failure.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ilya Naymushin / ReutersLink
Thimphu, Bhutan — Novice monks at the Dechen Phrodrang Buddhist monastery look down from a hilltop in the capital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adrees Latif / ReutersLink
London — Artist Kitty Kraus' artwork Untitled (Spiegellampe) is displayed at the White Cube Bermondsey gallery, newly opened to the public.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luke MacGregor / ReutersLink
Motte Majra, India — A worker floats on rubber tube as he collects water chestnuts from a village pond.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ajay Verma / ReutersLink
Yangon, Myanmar — Family members of prisoners wait for their release outside the Insein central prisonn. Myanmar started to free dozens of prisoners, including political detainees, in a further sign of change in the authoritarian state after decades of repression.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Soe Than Win / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Monrovia, Liberia — A man sells newspapers a day after Liberia's second post-war polls, in which incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf received a controversial late boost by winning the Nobel Peace prize. Provisional results are expected in one day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Issouf Sanogo / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Damascus, Syria — Syrian regime supporters wave the Baath party flag during a demonstration to show their support for President Bashar Assad and thank Russia and China for blocking a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Syria for its brutal crackdown.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muzaffar Salman / Associated PressLink
Bhubaneswar, India — An Indian villager sets dried earthen lamps.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Biswaranjan Rout / Associated PressLink
Seoul — A protester participates in a rally against a free-trade agreement between South Korea and the United States near the U.S. Embassy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated PressLink
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