Southern California Edison crews on Wednesday were continuing work to clean up about 50 power poles downed by winds in Lancaster, but officials said it could take days to clear the mess.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
Egyptian women check for their names on voter lists before casting their ballots in the first round of the presidential election at a polling station in the capital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMEL PAIN / EPALink
An Egyptian soldier helps an elderly man as he arrives to vote at a polling station in Cairo.
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Egyptian presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh arrives at his polling station to vote.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED DESOUKI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Shaved-headed young boys bow in line before the Dongjasung (or little monk) soccer match, held to celebrate Buddha's upcoming birthday, at the Jogye Temple.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated PressLink
A new waxwork figure of Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal goes on display at Regents Park in central London. The wax figure is destined to take up residence among other sporting stars at the Madame Tussauds museum.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW COWIE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Sabine Blaeul presents a stag beetle at the "Hirschkaefer-Erlebniswelt" in eastern Germany. The stag beetle is listed as a threatened species.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK PLEUL / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Riot police arrest a demonstrator during a general strike and protest deep education spending cuts. Tens of thousands of striking teachers and students and their supporters rallied across Spain to protest the government cuts.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSE LUIS CUESTA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Pakistani truck drivers talk while standing on top of one of many fuel tankers parked near oil terminals in the port city of Karachi. The tankers are used to transport fuel to NATO forces in Afghanistan but Pakistan, in a dispute with the U.S., has not allowed the supplies to reach their destination.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RIZWAN TABASSUM / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Nepalese child holds the national flag at a rally demanding peace, social harmony and the drafting of a constitution on time. Nepal's government wants the repeatedly extended Constituent Assembly to get yet another three months to finish writing the Himalayan nation's constitution, and even members of the ruling parties are growing tired of the delays.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated PressLink
Swimmers compete in men's 200-meter breaststroke heats during the LEN European Swimming Championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK B. KRAEMER / EPALink
Indian youths perform karate moves during a summer training camp.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOAH SEELAM / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A costumed Lady Gaga fan waits for the arrival of singer at Don Muang Airport. Lady Gaga is scheduled to former Friday night at the Rajamangala National Stadium.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARONG SANGNAK / EPALink
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