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A police photographer documents the scene after a man driving a stolen LAPD cruiser smashed into a Starbucks on La Brea Avenue, officials said. The 25-year-old man was in critical condition after losing at least one leg.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Tony Rodriguez carries his baby daughter Nicole as they and his wife, Jodi Clelland, leave their flooded home in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David J. Phillip / Associated Press

Visitors look at a 3-D installation by LG Electronics at International Radio Exhibition, one of the world's leading trade shows for consumer electronics and home appliances.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAINER†JENSEN / EPA

Dolphins Diego, Doerte and Darwin observe animal keeper Melani Hochstenbach as she cleans their aquarium. The three dolphins were born within two weeks of each other at the local zoo, and are now celebrating their first birthday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROLAND WEIHRAUCH / AFP/Getty Images

Girls wearing traditional costumes dance in Ala-Too Square during festivities marking the country's 21st anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO / AFP/Getty Images

A firefighter battles a raging wildfire. Spanish officials say about 4,000 people have been evacuated from their homes as the fire has spread rapidly through hills around the popular southern tourist city of Marbella.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergio Torres / Associated Press

Kenyan Muslims shout protests in front of a mosque over the killing of cleric Aboud Rogo Mohammed, accused by the U.S. and the United Nations of supporting Al Qaeda-allied militants in Somalia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAI KUROKAWA / EPA

Aloca workers climb the gate of the building housing the Economic Development Ministry, protesting the aluminum giant's move to shut down a smelter and put hundreds of jobs at risk.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MASSIMO PERCOSSI / EPA

A Palestinian woman attacks Israeli soldiers during clashes at a protest against the Jewish settlement of Qadomem.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALAA BADARNEH / EPA

Indonesian Chinese people throw Chinese joss money in honor of their ancestors during the Hungry Ghost Festival. According to Chinese tradition, the seventh month in the lunar calendar is called the Ghost Month, during which ghosts and spirits are believed to visit Earth.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DEDI SAHPUTRA / EPA

Parts of Pillnitz Castle are reflected in raindrops hanging from a branch in the castle's Lustgarten.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MATTHIASA€ HIEKEL / EPA

Andreas Csonka of Hungary competes against Fabian Rignell of Sweden during the 2012 Paralympic Games table tennis competition at Excel Arena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KERIM OKTEN / EPA

Angolans line up at a voting station to cast their ballots in an election that could give the country's ruler for 33 years, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, another five-year term.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Family members get off a boat after rowing through a flooded paddy on their way to a village monastery.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander F. Yuan / Associated Press

Actress Kate Hudson attends "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" premiere and opening ceremony during the 69th Venice International Film Festival at Palazzo del Cinema on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christine Pettinger / Getty Images

A heifer gores a runner at the bullring after the third bull run of San Sebastian de los Reyes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUAN CARLOS HIDALGO / EFE

Members of the British team, bottom, go for the ball as they play Russia in a men's sitting volleyball preliminary round pool A match at the 2012 Paralympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Dunham / Associated Press

Nigeria's Desire Oparanozie, left, fights for the ball with Mexico's Olivia Jimenez during their quarterfinal soccer match of the U-20 women's World Cup.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated Press

Residents evacuate an area of rising waters from Hurricane Isaac rains in Slidell, La., in St. Tammany Parish. Although the weather system, now downgraded to a tropical storm, had moved north, heavy rains flooded Bayou Pattasat, which backed up into the town north of New Orleans.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Moore / Getty Images

In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, the Three Gorges Hotel, left, and the passenger terminal of Chongqing Port are toppled in explosions. The 32-story landmark passenger terminal and the hotel, which face the city's Chaotianmen Square, were demolished by directional blasting.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chen Cheng / XinHua

Indian air force personnel spray foam on the remains of an MI-17 helicopter, at Sarmat, near Jamnagar, Gujarat, India, that crashed after colliding in midair with another MI-17. At least six Indian air force personnel were killed, officials said. The Russian-made MI-17 helicopters were on a training sortie at a firing range when the accident occurred.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / EPA

An Atlas V rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., in this long exposure photo. The rocket is carrying the twin Radiation Belt Storm Probes, designed to study space weather.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Craig Bailey / FLORIDA TODAY

A handout photograph released by NASA shows an image from Tuesday. During the 22nd Martian day, or sol, after landing on Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover drove about 52 feet eastward, the longest drive of the mission so far. The drive imprinted the wheel tracks visible in this image. The rover's rear Hazard Avoidance Camera (Hazcam) took the image after the drive. Curiosity's front and rear Hazcams have fisheye lenses for enabling the rover to see a wide swath of terrain. This image has been processed to straighten the horizon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA JPL CALTECH / HANDOUT / NASA/JPL-Caltech

Research students from the University of Alabama measure wind speeds as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall. Isaac was packing 80-mph winds, making it a Category 1 hurricane.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eric Gay / Associated Press

An uprooted tree lies across Poydras Street after Hurricane Isaac made landfall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gerald Herbert / Associated Press

A reveler wipes tomato pulp from his face during the annual "tomatina" tomato fight fiesta in Bunol. An estimated 40,000 people, some from as far away as Japan and Australia, took up arms with 100 tons of tomatoes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alberto Saiz / Associated Press

A man fends off a bull during the second bull run at the fiesta of San Sebastian de los Reyes near Madrid.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUAN CARLOS HIDALGO / EPA

A visitor looks at a picture by photographer Reza Deghati as he visits a photo exhibition of images by 33 international photojournalists held as part the events to mark the 75th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War bombings of Basque cities.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIGUEL TONA / EPA

A day laborer moves a sack of rice at the Uttar Pradesh state warehouse in Mishrikh. Indians living in rural areas on average eat 2,020 calories a day against a global average of 2,800, 11% less than they did in 1973, according to government and United Nations data.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sanjit Das / Bloomberg

A convict consoles his son while being taken to prison after a court verdict in a 2002 religious violence case. The court in western India found 32 people guilty Wednesday of charges ranging from murder to rioting for their part in deadly religious violence following a train fire on Feb. 27, 2002, that killed 60 Hindu pilgrims. Muslims were blamed for the fire, leading to weeks of rioting in which Hindu mobs rampaged through towns and villages burning Muslim homes and businesses.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Associated Press

Pakistani firefighters extinguish a burning vehicle after it was set on fire by angry protesters over killings in their district. Over 20 people have been killed in alleged targeted killings in the last 48 hours. Ethnic, sectarian and politically linked violence has killed at least 740 people so far this year in the city of Karachi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ASIF HASSAN / AFP / Getty Images

Kenyan police officers kick down a wall made of steel sheets as they search for for protesters and any possible weaponry used during recent riots that have left three Kenyan police officers dead and over a dozen injured after a grenade attack on a police vehicle.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: IVAN LIEMAN / AFP / Getty Images

Bolivian police commandos block a road in front of a residence where 2 tons of minerals suspected of containing uranium were found.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JORGE BERNAL / AFP / Getty Images

Extras wearing Nazi uniforms wait for filming to continue on the set of the German Television production "Night over Berlin -- the Reichstags fire."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HENDRIK SCHMIDT / AFP / Getty Images

Police dog Dr. Max jumps out of a stroller to pursue a pretended pickpocket during a presentation of the K-9 unit of the police. The Dresden police organized an action day themed "Police and their animal helpers"

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARNO BURGI / AFP / Getty Images

Police try to help remove a car surrounded by water after its owner parked it to watch waves brought on by Typhoon Bolaven.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

Children play in a water fountain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated Press

Chinese swimmers warm up in the Aquatic Center during a training session ahead of the 2012 Paralympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lefteris Pitarakis / Associated Press

A boy hangs on an iron rod as another child splashes water from a stone spout near Bangalamukhi temple.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated Press

A "mozo" (or runner) is bumped in the back by a bull as it and others arrive at the bullring during the running of the bulls as part of the San Sebastian de los Reyes festival near Madrid. Five people were injured during the first of six bull runs held during the festival that honor the town's patron saint and continues through Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUAN CARLOS HIDALGO / EFE

A dentist's assistant files the dentures of a customer at a roadside clinic.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP

Partially reflected in a glass shelf, journalists cover a news conference by members of Syrian opposition groups presenting scenarios of what could happen in Syria after the fall of President Bashar Assad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

Investigators at the scene of a fatal officer-involved shooting in Bellflower after a driver led police on a chase from Fullerton to Bellflower early Tuesday morning. Authorities said officers opened fire on the suspect when he tried to run them over.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

A riot police officer holds his machine gun at the ready as a tire set afire by Muslim youths burns outside Masjid Musa mosque. Police and protesters have fought running battles as a violent backlash over the killing of a radical Muslim cleric continued in Kenya’'s second largest city, leaving several people hospitalized, officials said. Police officers used tear gas against youths protesting the killing Monday of Aboud Rogo Mohammed, who was allegedly involved with the Al Qaeda-linked Somali militant group al-Shabab.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Israeli soldiers step between an Israeli, left, arguing with a Palestinian after Jewish settlers from the Israeli settlement of Livona attacked the Palestinian's house. The attack reportedly left four people injured and destroyed the occupants' car.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALAA BADARNEH / EPA

A Palestinian woman looks at a destroyed Hamas training camp after an Israeli airstrike early Tuesday. It was one of three such camps that came under attack in the Gaza Strip. There were no injuries reported.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hatem Moussa / Associated Press

Afghan militants use motorcycles for armed patrols after vowing to defend their village against Taliban insurgents. Taliban fighters are being pushed out of some areas in eastern Afghanistan by local militias.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SABAWOON AMARKHIL / AFP

Syrians inspect damaged vehicles at the site of a car bomb in the mainly Druze and Christian suburb of Jaramana on the southeastern outskirts of the Syrian capital Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSEPH EID / AFP

A Chinese fishing boat navigates through rough waves whipped up by Typhoon Bolaven in waters off Jeju Island, South Korea.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kim Ho-cheon / Yonhap

A photo taken by the Mars rover Curiosity highlights the geology of Mt. Sharp, a mountain inside Gale Crater where the rover landed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Resident flee flooded areas after heavy monsoon rains triggered flash floods in Panyala, Pakistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAOOD REHMAN / EPA

A Chinese fisherman wearing an orange life vest, fourth from left, is rescued by South Korean coast guard officers from a Chinese ship in Jeju, South Korea after a powerful typhoon pounded South Korea with strong winds and heavy rain Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kang Jae-nam / Newsis

A rainbow appears after a heavy rain due to severe weather from Tropical Storm Isaac outside Tampa, Fla.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MLADEN ANTONOV / AFP

Street entertainers perform on the Royal Mile on the final day of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland is one of the largest arts festivals in the world and was established as an alternative to the International Festival also held in August, and celebrates its 66th anniversary this year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

Performers take part in the Notting Hill Carnival in London. Europe's biggest street festival, the Caribbean-inspired Notting Hill Carnival, takes over west London for a second and final day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WILL OLIVER / AFP / Getty Images

People attend a concert of punk rock band Social Distortion during the Rock-en-Seine music festival near Paris.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: THOMAS SAMSON / AFP / Getty Images

Young Musicians Foundation mentor Jay Rubottom plays the double bass for sixth grade students at Lennox Middle School. The Lennox Enrichment After-School Program provides music education and enrichment opportunities to underserved students who would not otherwise have access to music education.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Indonesian children react to a monkey during its street performance at a slum area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Achmad Ibrahim / Associated Press

A member of the Kuwaiti diving team searches for pearls during the 24th Pearl Diving Trip in Kuwait. At least 160 divers aboard nine ships dive for pearl oysters. Pearls (dana) used to be a major contribution to Kuwait's and the wider Arabian Gulf's wealth before oil was discovered in the region.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAED QUTENA / EPA

A man stares at a storage tank still on fire in the Venezuelan Amuay oil refinery. Venezuela was in mourning after a massive explosion killed at least 39 people, injured more than 80 others and left about 200 houses and 13 shops damaged due to the shock wave.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEO RAMIREZ / AFP / Getty Images

Protesters relax on a sofa in the Occupy movement campsite area outside the HSBC bank headquarters in Hong Kong. A Hong Kong court on Aug. 13 approved the eviction of protesters outside the headquarters, giving them until today to leave the courtyard of the bank's downtown office tower, after which HSBC would be entitled to reclaim the site, in a major blow to the last outpost of the Occupy movement in Asia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP / Getty Images

Pakistani police officers inspect a bullet-riddled car. Reports state that at least three people were killed and two others were wounded when unknown assailants opened fire on a taxi. A recent wave of target killings in Quetta has sparked fear among the residents.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WAHEED KHAN / EPA

Indian residents play ball on a flooded street during heavy rains in Mumbai. The monsoon rains across the country have been more than 20% below average, sparking fears of drought among farmers who remember vividly the failure of 2009, when India suffered its worst drought in nearly four decades.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PUNIT PARANJPE / AFP / Getty Images

An Afghan boy rests as his friends rehearse before the 7th Afghanistan Juggling Championships. The juggling championship, organized by the Mobile Mini Circus for Children, brought together the best jugglers from different Afghan provinces for the competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSE CABEZAS / AFP / Getty Images

A shopkeeper looks out from inside a closed shop during a 12-hour general strike called by radical Hindu group Bajrang Dal in Gauhati. The strike was to protest the recent ethnic violence in the state, which killed at least 80 people and displaced 400,000.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated Press

Striking mine workers sing protest songs and march in a wide circle under the watchful eye of police at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg. Thirty-four strikers were shot dead by police in a three-minute barrage of automatic gunfire last week that also injured 78 others. The incident traumatized a nation that thought it had seen the last of state violence with the end of apartheid in 1994. Ten other people were killed the week before, including two police officers hacked to death with machetes by strikers who also burned alive two mine security guards.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Denis Farrell / Associated Press

A resident walks along Bayshore Boulevard in between squalls blowing across the bay in Tampa. The Republican National Convention has delayed its start because of the approaching Tropical Storm Isaac, which is churning its way across the Gulf of Mexico.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris O'Meara / Associated Press

Tropical Storm Isaac took aim at Louisiana and other U.S. Gulf states Monday, prompting them to declare states of emergency almost seven years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans.The storm was lashing the Florida coast and with winds reaching 65 mph, could reach hurricane force within 24 hours, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center warned.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

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Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism.

Hurricane Isaac pounded the Gulf Coast this week, downing trees, causing widespread power outages and leaving parts of Louisiana and Mississippi underwater. See Isaac

In Tampa, Fla., Mitt Romney officially gained a historic presidential nomination Tuesday night as Republicans tried to steer national attention toward their storm-shortened convention and a tight fall race against President Obama. The former Massachusetts governor became the first Mormon to be nominated for president by a major party. See 2012 Republican convention

Venezuela was in mourning after a massive explosion at an oil refinery killed at least 39 people, injured more than 80 others and left more than 200 homes and shops damaged by the shock wave. In Hong Kong, protesters relax on a sofa in an Occupy movement campsite area outside the HSBC bank headquarters. Pakistani police officers inspect a bullet-riddled car in Quetta, where at least three people were killed and two were wounded when unknown assailants opened fire on a taxi. In Bolivia, police commandos block a road in front of a residence where two tons of  minerals suspected of containing uranium were found in La Paz.

On the protest front, Kenyan Muslims shout slogans in front of a mosque in Mombasa reacting to the killing of Muslim cleric Aboud Rogo Mohammed; workers for Alcoa Aluminum climb the gate of the Economic Development Ministry in Rome while protesting the company’s move to shut down a smelter and put hundreds of jobs at risk; and  a Palestinian woman attacks Israeli soldiers during clashes that broke out during a weekly protest against the Jewish settlement of Qadomem in the West Bank.

In Spain, officials say some 4,000 people have been evacuated from their houses as a wildfire abetted by strong winds spread rapidly through hills around the tourist city of Marbella; a reveler wipes tomato pulp from his face  during the annual “tomatina” tomato fight and fiesta in the village of Bunol; a “mozo” dodges a bull during the second bull run at the festival of San Sebastian de los Reyes near Madrid; and a photo exhibition featuring  33 international photojournalists is held to mark the 75th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War bombings of Basque cities.

Getting festive, street entertainers perform during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. One of the largest arts festivals in the world, it was established as an alternative to the International Festival, also held in August, and celebrates its 66th anniversary this year. In London, performers take part in the Notting Hill Carnival, and in France, the punk rock band Social Distortion entertains at the Rock-en-Seine music festival near Paris.

Elsewhere, German police showed off their latest effort to combat pickpockets – an undercover police dog riding in a stroller in Dresden; police in China try to remove a car surrounded by water after its owner parked it to watch waves brought on by Typhoon Bolaven; and Chinese swimmers warm up in the Aquatic Center during a training session ahead of the 2012 Paralympics in London.

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