Firefighters remove the body of a worker who became trapped in a trench in Pacific Palisades.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles TimesLink
Michael Duran wipes tears from his eyes outside the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. Attorneys representing four victims, including Duran, of former priest Michael Baker announced a $9,990,000 settlement of cases against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Cardinal Roger Mahony and the former priest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
James Upshaw, with Good Jobs L.A., joins a Save Our Courts Coalition rally, comprised of union members, community groups, court workers and religious organizations, to protest the possible closure of eight Los Angeles County courthouses.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles TimesLink
A youngster runs through the spray at the entrance of Universal Studios Hollywood waiting for the park to open in Universal City,
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles TimesLink
Students at Caltech in Pasadena check out some of the 16, 253 loops representing the digits of Pi, strung across the campus, in honor of Pi Day, March 14. Six freshman students at Caltech worked on the project that took a couple of months to make and an estimated 2,500 sheets of paper to create all the loops.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles TimesLink
Kid Cudi performs at the Myspace Secret Show at Coppertank Events Center at the South by Southwest music festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jason Kempin / Getty ImagesLink
A Franciscan friar leads a prayer in front of the tomb of Saint Francis of Assisi as he prays at the Basilica of St. Francis. As the new pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio took the name Francis after the man who had renounced a life of privilege by giving away all his possessions, wearing coarse woolen clothes and living in a humble hut after he took a vow of poverty.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Raedle / Getty ImagesLink
A performer entertains spectators on the sidelines of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at the Albert Park circuit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SRDJAN SUKI / EPALink
French Formula One driver Jean-Eric Vergne of Scuderia Toro Rosso leaves the garage during the first practice session of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at the Albert Park circuit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIEGO AZUBEL / EPALink
An archaeologist works to uncover skeletons from what is understood to be a mass grave for victims of the Black Death, discovered when excavations were made to create a Crossrail tunnel shaft under Charterhouse Square in central London.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
People struggle against wind and drifting snow as a storm marched across the Belarus capital as temperatures dropped to 21 degrees Fahrenheit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXEY GROMOV / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Nick Baumgartner of the U.S. during the men's snowboard cross world cup qualification race.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT / EPALink
A Bahraini anti-government protester is engulfed in flames when a shot fired by riot police hit the petrol bomb in his hand that he was preparing to throw during clashes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hasan Jamali / Associated PressLink
Supporters of Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga attend the launch of their campaign of social media protest and prayer vigils entitled "Democracy on Trial," which is due to last until the country's highest court has ruled on petitions challenging the validity of the recent election.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Curtis / Associated PressLink
A worker carries a basket of garbage.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated PressLink
A South Korean child holds a candle during a rally denouncing the annual joint military exercises, dubbed Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, by South Korea and the United States.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated PressLink
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