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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 Times

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 / EPA

An Egyptian soldier helps an elderly man as he arrives to vote at a polling station in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCO LONGARI / AFP / Getty Images

Egyptian presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh arrives at his polling station to vote.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED DESOUKI / AFP / Getty Images

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 Press

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 Images

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 Images

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 Images

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 Images

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 Press

Swimmers compete in men's 200-meter breaststroke heats during the LEN European Swimming Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK B. KRAEMER / EPA

Indian youths perform karate moves during a summer training camp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOAH SEELAM / AFP / Getty Images

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 / EPA

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Pictures in the News | May 23, 2012

Union Station at 75

This Saturday, May 3, Los Angeles' Union Station celebrates its 75th anniversary. Back on May 3, 1939, an estimated 500,000 people attended the Union Station dedication and...   View Post»

   

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Pictures in the News | May 23, 2012

54th annual World Press Photo winners announced

The World Press Photo international photography contest has announced its winner for 2010. Jodi Bieber was chosen for her portrait of a disfigured young woman that was published...   View Post»

   

Pictures in the News | May 23, 2012

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Pictures in the News | May 23, 2012

Wednesday’s Pictures in the News begins in Egypt, where voters headed to the polls for the first presidential election since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in February 2011. Long lines stretched from polling stations in Alexandria, Cairo, Suez and in the vast southern deserts. Egyptians were choosing among 13 candidates to move beyond the authoritarian rule that most of the population of 82 million was born into. See gallery

A new wax figure of Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal is unveiled at Regents Park inĀ  London. The figure will later take up residence amongst other sporting stars at the Madame Tussauds museum. Staying in Europe, thousands of striking teachers and students and their supporters demonstrated across Spain to protest deep government cuts in education spending.

Elsewhere, a Nepalese child holds the national flag at a rally where people demand peace, social harmony and the drafting of a constitution on time in Katmandu; athletes compete during the LEN European Swimming Championships in Hungary; and Lady Gaga fans wait the singer’s arrival at Don Muang Airport in Bangkok.

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