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Space shuttle Endeavour flies over the Griffith Observatory and above the Hollywood sign.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

People stand along Aviation Boulevard as the space shuttle Endeavour lands at LAX.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Endeavour passes by the Proud Bird restaurant before landing at LAX.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For the Times

Shuttle fans watch as Endeavour flies over Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Spectators spot the space shuttle Endeavour as it flies over Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Hills.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Riot police baton-charge protesters during a demonstration against the anti-Islam movie "Innocence of Muslims" in Peshawar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARSHAD ARBAB / EPA

Protesters march through the streets during a protest against the anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims" in front of the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rahman Roslan / Getty Images

A customer is greeted by Apple employees as she enters the Hong Kong Apple Store to get an iPhone 5.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP / Getty Images

Customers wait patiently at the Santa Monica Promenade for the doors of the Apple Store to open and the store to sell the new iPhone 5.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Krauss / For The Times

Police officers pay their respects near the scene where police officers Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone were murdered earlier this week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

A protester wearing a scarf holds a placard in front of the U.S. embassy during a rally against an anti-Islam film, "Innocence of Muslims," and the publication of a caricature of the holy prophet Muhammad by a French magazine. Hundreds of protesters marched in a peaceful rally and shouted slogans against the United States in front of the embassy building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAEED KHAN / AFP

A supporter of Jakarta governor candidate Joko Widodo shaves his moustache while others look on as they celebrate the victory of their mayor in Solo. Residents in the Indonesian city shaved their moustaches en masse after their mayor was all but assured victory in Jakarta's gubernatorial election.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMAD ALI / EPA

Vu Thi Tuyen, center, cries over her late father Vu Dinh Doan's grave in a cemetery as soldiers place incense sticks. His personal documents including a frayed diary were handed over to her family in the northern province of Hai Duong. The diary, returned to Hanoi by U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta earlier this year, was presented to the family at a ceremony 46 years after the soldier was killed in action in Southern Vietnam.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOANG DINH NAM / AFP / Getty Images

A theater production re-enacts the rise of the Communist Party in China in Jinggangshan in central China, the birthplace of the Chinese revolution, which saw Mao Tse-tung rise to power.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER PARKS / AFP / Getty Images

Greenpeace activists dressed in tiger costumes visit the palm oil plantation of PT. Graha Inti Jaya Manusup in Pulang Pisau Regency, Central Kalimantan. Greenpeace is urging the government to take immediate action to protect the habitat by expanding moratorium areas, evaluate existing permits and implement full peatland forest protection.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GREENPEACE / AFP / Getty Images

Soldiers walk past crosses as they take part in a ceremony during which Poland's president and his Ukrainian counterpart unveiled a memorial to thousands of Polish officers murdered in 1940 by Josef Stalin's secret police and buried in a mass grave outside Kiev. The mass graves in Bykivnia Forest outside Kiev are believed to contain 100,000 victims of Stalin's repressions, including 3,500 Polish officers killed in the so-called Katyn massacre ordered by Stalin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: INNA SOKOLOVSKAYA / AFP / Getty Images

A bee lands on a Walker's Low Catmint plant. Walker's Low Catmint attracts bees and butterflies, and will bloom throughout the growing season.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tom Dorsey / SALINA JOURNAL

A Free Syrian Army fighter stands at the front line in the Amariya district in Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manu Brabo / Associated Press

A passenger jumps from one train compartment to another at a railway station during a nationwide strike in Kolkata. Shopkeepers, traders and laborers blocked railway lines and closed markets across India in a nationwide day of protest against reforms to allow in foreign supermarkets such as Walmart.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFP / Getty Images

A Pakistani protester hurls a stone at police during clashes that erupted as demonstrators tried to approach the U.S. embassy in Islamabad. Hundreds of Pakistanis angry at an anti-Islam film that denigrates the religion's prophet clashed with police in the Pakistani capital Thursday, the most violent show of anger in a day that saw smaller demonstrations in Indonesia, Iran and Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

A Pakistani Christian minority member holds a cross during a protest against the anti-Muslim movie, "Innocence of Muslims."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: REHAN KHAN / EPA

A Nepalese Hindu women takes a ritual bath in the Bagmati River during the Rishi Panchami festival in Kathmandu.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP / Getty Images

Relatives of Turkish soldiers wait outside the court in Silivri during final arguments in the trial of hundreds of active and retired military officers accused of plotting to overthrow the Islamic-rooted government. The two-year-long case was wrapping up in the court, which heard the final testimonies of the suspects in the so-called "Sledgehammer" trial, named after a 2003 military exercise.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

Amur tiger twin cubs are presented at the Leipzig Zoo. Amur tigers are also known as Siberian tigers; the babies were born July 20.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jens Meyer / Associated Press

A Filipino informal settler shouts during the demolition of shanties in McKinley Hills in Fort Bonifacio. Filipino informal settlers, mainly retired military and police personnel and their families, tried to block police and a demolition team from taking down shanties in an area reportedly occupied by about 200 families but being claimed by a private family.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENNIS M. SABANGAN / EPA

Bangladeshi firefighters and residents try to control a fire at the Begunbari slum in Dhaka. The cause of the fire, in which at least 500 shanties were gutted, was not known.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: A.M. Ahad / Associated Press

Morning fog rises from vineyards in southern Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND / AFP / Getty Images

A European peacock butterfly unfolds its wings in the sun on a blossom in a garden in Frankfurt.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK PLEUL / AFP / Getty Images

The space shuttle Endeavour rides atop a Boeing 747 after take-off from the Kennedy Space Center. The shuttle is scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Hot air balloon pilots prepare for the start of the women's European Hot Air Balloon Championships at an airfield. A total of 25 women from 15 nations will compete twice daily during the event.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: UWE ANSPACH / DPA

Boatmen take part in a traditional race while hundreds of people follow in their boats in the Bosila River. Thousands of spectators enjoy the annual festive boat race.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABIR ABDULLAH / EPA

Susan Gell exercises her horse, Shoshoni, in Loch Lomond. Susan lives on Inchtavannaich Island on Loch Lomond and regularly takes her horses to the mainland for exercise by letting them swim across the water. Loch Lomond is the largest freshwater loch in Scotland, with about 30 islands.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

Models at the Gucci Spring-Summer 2013 fashion show during Women's fashion week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP

Tires burn as Palestinian protesters prepare to throw stones at Israeli security forces during clashes that erupted after a demonstration against an amateur anti-Islam film in Shuafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem. Hundreds of Palestinians protesting the U.S.-produced movie clashed with Israeli border police, hurling stones and firebombs at a checkpoint, the military and reporters said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP

A man carries material for salvage amid the debris of destroyed houses after a predawn fire engulfed a slum area. Two people were killed while some 800 residents were affected by the fire, according to local media reports.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP

One of the thousands of striking miners from the Lonmin platinum mine celebrates after the striking workers and mine management came to an agreement on a wage increase six weeks following their illegal strike. Thirty-seven of their fellow miners were killed by police in a shooting that shocked the nation and led to the six-week, often-violent strike.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIM LUDBROOK / EPA

Holding Greek flags, retired military staff march during a rally against the new austerity measures imposed by the government, which include new pension cuts. Greece's finance minister said Athens is close to sealing a deal with its international lenders on fresh austerity measures in exchange for billions of euros in aid.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LOUISA GOULIAMAKI / AFP

A Nepalese Hindu woman walks past pigeons after offering prayers at the Pashupatinath temple during Teej festival celebrations in Katmandu, Nepal. During the festival, Nepalese Hindu women observe a day-long fast and pray for their husbands and for a happy married life. Those who are unmarried pray for a good husband.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated Press

Models wear designs from the spring/summer 2013 Meadham Kirchoff collection during London Fashion Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joel Ryan / Associated Press

Britain's Prince William, obscured, and his wife, Catherine, center, the Duchess of Cambridge, depart from Marapa Island on their way to Tavanipupu on a traditional war canoe on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RICK RYCROFT / AFP

A Chinese man shouts anti-Japan slogans with Chinese national flags near portraits of the late Communist leader Mao Tse-tung in front of the Japanese Embassy in Beijing. The 81st anniversary of a Japanese invasion brought a fresh wave of anti-Japan demonstrations in China, with thousands of protesters venting anger over the colonial past and a current dispute involving contested islands in the East China Sea.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ng Han Guan / Associated Press

A French soldier investigates the scene of a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan. A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a mini-bus carrying foreign aviation workers to the airport in the Afghan capital early Tuesday, killing at least nine people in an attack a militant group said was revenge for an anti-Islam film that ridicules the prophet Muhammad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahmad Jamshid / Associated Press

A Kashmiri Muslim protester jumps over a burning tire set up as a road block during a protest as part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam's prophet Muhammad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dar Yasin / Associated Press

Syrian rebels help a wounded comrade who survived a Syrian army strike outside a hospital in the northern city of Aleppo. Syrian troops shelled several districts in Aleppo and clashed with rebels, as Damascus ally Iran proposed a simultaneous halt to the violence and a peaceful solution to the conflict.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCO LONGARI / AFP

A Myanmar Buddhist monk is pictured through a hole in a wall at a monastery where people gathered in the first ever rally to mark the "Saffron Revolution" in Yangon. More than 100 people, among them dozens of monks, gathered at a Yangon monastery to mark the revolution, which was brutally crushed by Myanmar's junta five years ago.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YE AUNG THU / AFP

A man walks through the Hacker Pschorr beer tent during preparations for the 179th Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany. The world's largest beer festival will be held from Saturday to Oct. 7 and will be attended by millions of visitors.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthias Schrader / Associated Press

A Bangladeshi child laborer carries empty bottles at a plastic bottle recycling center in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: A.M. Ahad / Associated Press

Kashmiri boatmen row their shikara, or small boat, during sunset at the Dal lake in Srinagar, India. Kashmir is a green, saucer-shaped valley full of fruit orchards and surrounded by snowy mountain ranges.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dar Yasin / Associated Press

Linda Melanie Villumsen of New Zealand competes during the women's Elite Time Trial at the UCI Road World Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCK FIFE / AFP

Protesters affiliated with Occupy Wall Street are arrested by NYPD officers while attempting to form a "Peoples Wall" to block Wall Street. Monday marks the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, and protesters are planning various actions and events throughout the day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mario Tama / Getty Images

An injured policeman recovers on the ground after clashes with Afghan demonstrators during a protest against an anti-Islam film in Kabul. A demonstration in Kabul against the U.S.-made film that mocked Islam turned violent when anti-riot police prevented the protesters from attacking public and private property.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: S. SABAWOON / EPA

A Muslim man throws a rock at police during a protest against an anti-Islam film outside the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta. Indonesians enraged over the film hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails at the embassy on Monday, marking the first violence in the world's most populous Muslim country since outrage exploded last week in the Middle East and beyond.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tatan Syuflana / Associated Press

Firebrand politician Julius Malema, right, argues with police officers at Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg. London-registered Lonmin PLC announced it is halting construction of a new shaft, putting 1,200 people out of work, as the bloody and bitter strike at its beleaguered South African platinum mine dragged on into its fifth week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Themba Hadebe / Associated Press

Children walk with a cartoon school bus during a protest against the Spanish government's cuts on school transport in Pobla de Vallbona. Some school-route lines have been suspended due to the austerity measures, making parents and children walk to school.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BIEL ALINO / EPA

Britain's Prince William and wife Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge, speak with traditional weavers during a visit to a cultural village in Honiara. The royal couple are on a nine-day tour marking Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, and have already visited Singapore and Malaysia before arriving in the Solomon Islands.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WILLIAM WEST / AFP / Getty Images

Local children wait to greet Catherine, duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, duke of Cambridge, as the royal couple visit Tuvanipupu Island on their Diamond Jubilee tour.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Jackson / Getty Images

Waves generated by Typhoon Sanba slam into the coast in Yeosu, 286 miles south of Seoul. Typhoon Sanba brought torrential rains across the country, shutting down flights and ferry services.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YEOSU CITY / AFP / Getty Images

A model presents a creation from the 2013 spring/summer collection of designer Michael van der Ham at London Fashion Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL COURT / AFP / Getty Images

Young Kashmiri Muslims see off relatives leaving for the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mukhtar Khan / Associated Press

Chris Martin of the British rock band Coldplay performs during a concert held in Prague.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STANISLAV ZBYNEK / Associated Press

Ground personnel carry International Space Station crew member and U.S. astronaut Joseph Acaba shortly after landing in Kazakhstan. A Russian Soyuz capsule landed on the Kazakh steppe on Monday, delivering a trio of astronauts from a four-month stint on the space station.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shamil Zhumatov / Pool

Artists are seen during the "Hidden City" performance by the Spanish theatre company La Fura dels Baus in Bucharest during the Bucharest Street Theatre festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vadim Ghirda / Associated Press

Cavalry horses and their riders are exposed to smoke as members of the Dutch cavalry undergo a stress test at the beach in Scheveningen. The horses and riders are tested with gunfire, loud music and smoke for tomorrow's parade in the Hague.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KOEN VAN WEEL / EPA

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The space shuttle Endeavour, perched atop a modified 747, landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday but not before captivating millions on a pre-retirement tour of the skies above the Golden State. From the desert to the mountains to the sea, Endeavour flew as low as 1,500 feet past photo-op perfect California landmarks and cheering crowds.

Protesters affiliated with Occupy Wall Street were arrested by NYPD officers while attempting to form a “Peoples Wall” to block Wall Street. Monday is the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, and protesters are planning various actions and events throughout the day. More photos

Unrest over the anti-Muslim film “Innocence of Muslims” continues in Pakistan, where demonstrators hurled stones at police during clashes that erupted as protesters tried to approach the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad. Pakistani Christian minority members also protested against the movie in Karachi. Demonstrations also continued in Malaysia, where protesters marched through the streets during a rally against the film in front of the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. In Jakarta, Indonesians enraged over the film hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails at the U.S. Embassy, marking the first violence in the world’s most populous Muslim country since outrage exploded last week in the Middle East and beyond.

The iPhone 5 was released, causing Apple fans to wait in long lines nationwide and around the globe. Customers waited patiently at the Santa Monica Promenade for the doors of the Apple Store to open, and customers were greeted by Apple employees at the Hong Kong Apple store.

The British royal couple Prince William and his wife, Catherine, visited the Solomon Islands as part of a nine-day tour marking Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee; waves generated by Typhoon Sanba slammed into the coast of South Korea; and ground personnel carried International Space Station crew member and U.S. astronaut Joseph Acaba shortly after landing in Kazakhstan. A Russian Soyuz capsule landed on the Kazakh steppe Monday, delivering a trio of astronauts from a four-month stint on the space station.

Elsewhere, police officers paid their respects near the scene where two officers were murdered earlier this week in England; a Vietnamese soldier’s frayed diary, returned to Hanoi by U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta earlier this year, was presented to his family at a ceremony, 46 years after he was killed in action in South Vietnam; and soldiers walked past crosses as they took part in a ceremony during which Poland’s president and his Ukrainian counterpart unveiled a memorial to thousands of Polish officers murdered in 1940 by Josef Stalin’s secret police and buried in a mass grave outside Kiev, Ukraine.

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