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Erin Xavier's dog, Phoenix, looks out from under the bedsheets in Xavier's home.


A moment between strangers on the bus, captured in downtown L.A.


Susan Catherine Weber photographs her mother in a moment of admiration of Vincent van Gogh's "Portrait of a Peasant" at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Susan Catherine Weber

"Clouds on the ground, lit from underneath, the tall palm trees courageously marching into the fog, the sounds of the basin muffled, and all the way across the sparking lights," photographer Andrea Kreuzhage said of the scene outside her home in Baldwin Hills.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrea Kreuzhage

A worker cleans the facade of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown L.A.


A woman walks through a narrow strip of light in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stephen Sakulsky / Stephen Sakulsky

Photographers trying to capture the sunset at Marina Del Rey.


Wildflowers silhouetted by the setting sun off the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook.


A friend overlooks Griffith Observatory during the "golden hour" in this double-exposure photo.


Photographer Lizette Carrasco on her photo taken on the 6th St. bridge - "I wanted to depict L.A through my photography by capturing my shoes and the graffiti written in front of me."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lizette Carrasco

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