A California Highway Patrolman stops motorists from driving further down Highway 38 near Big Bear, the morning after police cornered fugitive cop killer Christopher Jordan Dorner.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
Life was returning to normal in Angelus Oaks as kids wait for the school bus at the closure of Highway 38, roughly six miles away from the cabin where fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner was killed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
Joe Bias of Redondo Beach receives a cross of ashes on his forehead during Ash Wednesday service at The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
Vocational students raise their fists during a rally to start off job-hunting. Shinzo Abe's government announced 10.3 trillion yen in spending last month, which it predicts will increase gross domestic product by about 2 percentage points and create about 600,000 jobs.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kiyoshi Ota / BloombergLink
Faithful from Brazil hold up pieces of paper showing their gratitude during Pope Benedict XVI's weekly audience. The pontiff will hold his last weekly public audience on Feb. 27 at St Peter's Square after announcing his resignation earlier this week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Franco Origlia / Getty ImagesLink
A Filipina stands next to a destroyed cross and lights a candle to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden in the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady). A massive bombing raid by Allied forces on Dresden beginning on Feb. 13, 1945, sparked a firestorm that destroyed much of the historical center of the city.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERT MICHAEL / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Madame Tussauds launches the new George Clooney wax figure ahead of Valentine's Day at Carnaby Street.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tim Whitby / Getty ImagesLink
Grady Sullivan prays during an Ash Wednesday service at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, reflection and repentance observed by Christians.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jason Fochtman / Conroe CourierLink
Roman Catholics raise religious items while a priest blesses them after Mass in observance of Ash Wednesday outside a church.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TED ALJIBE / AFPLink
A snowboarder competes at the Snowboard World Cup men's qualification halfpipe test event at the Snowboard and Freestyle Center near the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A woman rides her horse in Djurgarden park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A bridal couple dance during their symbolic marriage ceremony at the American University. The Civic Welfare League tackled the civil marriage issue with a symbolic marriage ceremony on campus to raise awareness about one of many civil rights that contribute to a better civil society. Many slogans were raised during the event, including "Civil Marriage not Civil War," "Love is my Sect" and "Civil Marriage is a Civil Right."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WAEL HAMZEH / EPALink
Slovakian rider Peter Sagan of the Cannondale team celebrates as he wins the third stage of the Tour of Oman cycling race between Nakhal Fort and Wadi Dayqah Dam.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NICOLAS BOUVY / EPALink
An elderly man and villagers from Dong Ky village perform a ritual during the traditional firecracker festival in Bac Ninh province. The festival is held annually on the fourth day of the first lunar month and lasts for three days.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUONG THAI LINH / EPALink
Tibetans attend a candlelight vigil after a Tibetan monk, who has not been identified, reportedly set himself on fire as a protest against China's rule over Tibet, and is undergoing treatment at a hospital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPALink
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