Boys captured with a fish-eye lens on Mission Beach in San Diego.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pablo Gil GarciaLink
Daniel Rodriguez, 10, during Mexican Independence Day festivities in East Los Angeles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steve SaldivarLink
"Even escalators can be romantic sometimes..." photographer Salina Canizales wrote of this image of a couple on an escalator in a downtown L.A. Metro station.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Salina CanizalesLink
Lights and confetti in Chinatown.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lenny Lloyd de SilvaLink
A balloon floats over a couple silhouetted by an advertising kiosk at Paseo Colorado in Pasadena.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dana BarsuhnLink
The Wave of Flags, a memorial for the victims of 9/11, features 2,977 full-size flags standing high atop Pepperdine University's front lawn.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Terrell WoodsLink
Photographer Paolo Pamintuan's daughter doesn't want to be a fairy or a princess, instead preferring this one-size-too-small astronaut costume.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paolo PamintuanLink
The photographer's 7-year-old daughter gets in one last swim before the start of school.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kelly MitchLink
The newly opened Cars Land at Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim looks more like somewhere in the middle of the desert.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shawn S. ParkLink
Mike Turturro of the Los Angeles-based blues band the Forty Fours leans on an upright bass during a show at the Tropics Lounge in Fullerton.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kim C. MartinLink
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