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Water gushes from a main break in the 300 block of North Vista Street near Beverly Boulevard in the Fairfax district.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

A fire breaks out Monday atop the International Business Center's eastern Federation Tower, which is to be Europe's tallest skyscraper when completed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrey Rudakov

A SWAT team from the Oakland Police Department leaves the scene of a shooting at Oikos University that left seven dead.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Reyes / San Jose Mercury News

From left, Kansas forward Kevin Young, forward Thomas Robinson and guard Tyshawn Taylor after their 67-59 loss to Kentucky in the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Humphrey / Associated Press

A rescued pit bull catches drops of water from a volunteer at the Philippine Animal Welfare Society. Dozens of pit bulls rescued from a dogfighting ring will be put down starting Tuesday because there are no facilities to rehabilitate them, an activist said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated Press

An Indochinese tiger cub drinks water at a new enclosure at the Tierpark zoo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

A ladybug spreads her wings as she flutters from grass blade to grass blade at Rooks Park on Monday.


Young polar bear Anori, born Jan. 4, explores his zoo enclosure.


A German soldier wearing a headlamp eats during a mission Monday. Germany is the third-largest supplier of troops to the 130,000-strong NATO-led International Security Assistance Force.


A nighttime scene dated March 28 is captured by the International Space Station Expedition 30 crew from an altitude of about 240 miles over the eastern North Atlantic, showing Aurora Borealis.


A woman leaves offerings in honor of her ancestors ahead of the Qingming festival, or tomb sweeping day.


Tourists take a break as they are seen through traditional Tibetan prayer flags at the Dazhao Temple, one of the city's oldest temples of Tibetan Buddhism.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Zhang Fan / Xinhua

A woman sorts fish to sell in a market on the banks of the River Brahmaputra. Fishery is the means of livelihood for hundreds of thousands who live along the banks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated Press

Supertrees, which serve as vertical gardens, stand tall in the almost-completed Gardens by the Bay, part of the city-state's efforts to bring and nurture greenery in the area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

A vendor is silhouetted against the sunset as he releases bubbles from a toy gun to attract customers at Lake View Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anjum Naveed / Associated Press

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