Los Angeles — Scenic artist Dena D'Angelo, preparing for Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards, details the stage next to a 10-foot-tall Actor statue at the Shrine Auditorium.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
Roldanillo, Colombia — Competitors in the Paragliding World Cup Superfinal dangle above the mountains.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUIS ROBAYO / AFPLink
Saada, Yemen — Followers of the Shiite Houthi group attend a celebration marking the birth anniversary of the prophet Muhammad.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YAHYA ARHAB / EPALink
Los Angeles — Six former Bell city leaders -- George Mirabal, top, Luis Artiga, Teresa Jacobo, George Cole, Oscar Hernandez and Victor Bello -- attend the first day of their trial at Los Angeles County Superior Court.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
Rio de Janeiro — A resident walks past police patrolling a street in the Ilha do Governador neighborhood in the favela do Dende shantytown. Drug traffickers clashed with police early Thursday. Three people were killed and four were detained during the clashes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VANDERLEI ALMEIDA / AFPLink
Cocoli, Panama — A member of the National Air and Navy Service of Panama guards a 2,800-pound cocaine consignment seized on Tuesday in Cocoli. In two days the service seized nearly 5,000 pounds of cocaine destined for the United States.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUAN JOSE RODRIGUEZ / AFPLink
New Delhi — Members of an Indian military band rehearse for the Beating Retreat ceremony at Raisina Hill, which houses India's most important ministries and the presidential palace. The ceremony is held annually on Jan. 29, marking the end of Republic Day celebrations.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manish Swarup / Associated PressLink
Jakarta, Indonesia — Indonesian volunteers dunk their colleague in the flood waters after distributing relief goods to flood victims in Jakarta. Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency said more than 30,000 people were displaced while 20 people died during the widespread flooding that hit Jakarta as the weather bureau forecast more rain in the coming days.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO GACAD / AFPLink
Venice, Italy — People use a catwalk in flooded San Mark's Square. Tides were reportedly 40 inches above average on Thursday, causing flooding in the lower parts of Venice.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREA MEROLA / ANSALink
A Japanese coast guard ship sprays water at a Taiwanese fishing boat transporting activists to the disputed islands known as Senkaku in Japan, Diaoyu in China or Tiaoyutai in Taiwan in the East China Sea. Escorted by four Taiwan coast guard vessels, a fishing boat carrying Taiwanese activists made an attempt to reach the Senkaku Islands.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAPAN COAST GUARD / HO / JAPAN COAST GUARD / HANDOUTLink
Cairo — Egyptian protesters tear down a cement wall built to prevent them from reaching parliament and the Cabinet building near Tahrir Square. Egypt's black-clad riot police fired tear gas in fierce dawn clashes with dozens of protesters. The violence comes on eve of the second anniversary of Egypt's Jan. 25 uprising, which toppled longtime authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Tallal / Associated PressLink
Beit Shemesh, Israel — Ultra-Orthodox Jewish women are seen behind a curtain during a traditional Jewish wedding.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oded Balilty / Associated PressLink
Melbourne, Australia — Sloane Stephens of the U.S. hits a forehand return to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aaron Favila / Associated PressLink
Westbrook, Maine — Arctic sea-smoke rises from Portland Harbor where the Bahama-based oil tanker the Teesta Spirit unloads its fuel. A stubborn cold front continues to grip the region.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert F. Bukaty / Associated PressLink
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