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
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
Participants are led by "blind walk" creator Alex Rudolph during a tour through the city.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oliver Berg / European PressPhoto AgencyLink
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
Novice monks at the Dechen Phrodrang Buddhist monastery look down from a hilltop in the capital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adrees Latif / ReutersLink
Artist Kitty Kraus' artwork Untitled (Spiegellampe) is displayed at the White Cube Bermondsey gallery, newly opened to the public.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luke MacGregor / ReutersLink
A worker floats on rubber tube as he collects water chestnuts from a village pond.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ajay Verma / ReutersLink
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
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
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
An Indian villager sets dried earthen lamps.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Biswaranjan Rout / Associated PressLink
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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