A hearse with the body of Army Ranger Sgt. Thomas R. MacPherson, who was killed during combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on Oct. 12, 2012, arrives at Los Alamitos Army Airfield. A funeral serivce is scheduled for Friday. MacPherson, who was 26 and a graduate of Los Alamitos High School, was killed by small-arms fire in Afghanistan's Ghazni province during his fourth deployment to the country. MacPherson is survived by his wife, Claudia MacPherson, their son, Brayden, and his parents, Troy and Diona MacPherson of Long Beach. MacPherson was born July 20, 1986, in Long Beach. He enlisted in the Army in May 2007 and completed basic training at Ft. Benning, Ga. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles TimesLink
Dressed as the sci-fi movie character ET, Leigh Slater of Santa Ana dances in the street Thursday, Oct. 25, during the 16th annual "Treats in the Streets" Autumn Festival at the Old Towne Orange Plaza in Orange, Calif.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bret Hartman / For the TimesLink
Dogs play during the Westminster Dog of the Year competition in Victoria Tower Gardens, in London.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / EPALink
Red Bull driver Mark Webber of Australia sits in his car as he talks with his crew ahead of the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Saurabh Das / Associated PressLink
A man rides his bicycle under the arc made by a tree knocked down by Hurricane Sandy in Gibara, Cuba.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Franklin Reyes / Associated PressLink
Laura Rath, on vacation from the Netherlands, walks in Miami Beach with her family as they are buffeted by high winds of the outer bands of Hurricane Sandy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Raedle / Getty ImagesLink
A rebel fighter takes cover during clashes in Aleppo, Syria.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narciso Contreras / Associated PressLink
An Indian woman and boy scavenge among large idols of the Hindu goddess Durga that were immersed by devotees in the Yamuna River as part of the Durga Puja festival in New Delhi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated PressLink
Muslim pilgrims pray on the Mountain of Mercy in Arafat, Saudi Arabia, in the early hours of Thursday. Saudi authorities say about 3.4 million pilgrims have arrived in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina for this year's pilgrimage.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated PressLink
An Indian boy pats a goat before it is bought by his parents at a roadside temporary shelter ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in Hyderabad, India.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mahesh Kumar A / Associated PressLink
A Pakistani vendor sharpens knives at a stall ahead of the Muslim sacrificial festival of Eid al-Adha in Karachi, Pakistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ASIF HASSAN / AFPLink
A model seen through a veiling curtain, walks down stairs while a traditional Chinese style painting showing flying wild gooses is projected on the curtain at a fashion show by NE TIGER during the China Fashion Week in Beijing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander F. Yuan / Associated PressLink
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Pictures in the News | Oct. 25, 2012
In Thursday’s Pictures in the News: Dogs play during the Westminster Dog of the Year competition in London; Hurricane Sandy hits Miami Beach and eastern Cuba; Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy in Arafat, Saudi Arabia, near Mecca; preparations are being made for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha and more.
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