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Firefighters remove the body of a worker who became trapped in a trench in Pacific Palisades.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

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 Times

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 Times

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 Times

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 Times

Kid Cudi performs at the Myspace Secret Show at Coppertank Events Center at the South by Southwest music festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jason Kempin / Getty Images

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 Images

A performer entertains spectators on the sidelines of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at the Albert Park circuit.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SRDJAN SUKI / EPA

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 / EPA

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 Images

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 Images

Nick Baumgartner of the U.S. during the men's snowboard cross world cup qualification race.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT / EPA

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 Press

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 Press

A worker carries a basket of garbage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated Press

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 Press

Mahpiya Benoist, 6, climbs between two sections of a sculpture Thursday morning in Salina, Kansas. The sculpture is made from lumber, plywood, chicken wire and 20,000 pounds of newspaper.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tom Dorsey / SALINA JOURNAL

Laura and Sasha, two Polish Tatra sheepdogs, look out the back of Stanley Labanowski's truck in Pine Island, N.Y., on Thursday. The dogs are sisters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tom Bushey / Times Herald Record

Emergency personal sift through the rubble of a trailer fire in Chloe, W. Va., on Thursday. A woman and three children were killed and two men were severely burned in the blaze.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Craig Cunningham / The Charleston Daily Mail

On Wednesday, a police officer and his dog walk toward a group of heavily armed officers taking cover behind a police vehicle not far from where accused gunman Kurt Myers was holed up in an abandoned bar in Herkimer, N.Y., after a shooting rampage that left four dead. Police and Myers, 64, of neighboring Mohawk, were in a standoff until Thursday morning when Myers opened fire through a door at officers, killing an FBI dog. Police returned fire, killing Myers, state police Supt. Joseph D'Amico said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rob Roth / Observer-Dispatch

Protesters and police clash in Daih, a suburb of the Bahraini capital of Manama on Thursday. The protesters oppose the continuing presence of Gulf troops,who were called into the kingdom two years ago to help quell a pro-democracy uprising.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAZEN MAHDI / EPA

Members of the Catalan Regional Police (Mossos d'Esquadra) are sprayed with foam by firefighters during a firefighters' demonstration against the government's spending cuts in social service in Barcelona, Spain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSEP LAGO / AFP

Israeli female soldiers of the 33rd Caracal Battalion take part in a graduation march in the northern part of the southern Israeli Negev desert. The Caracal unit is an infantry combat battalion of the army, composed of both male and female soldiers mostly serving along the Israeli southern desert borders.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP

Faithful stand on St. Peter's square to watch the first Mass by Pope Francis on a giant screen at the Vatican. Pope Francis celebrated his first Mass as pontiff in the Sistine Chapel together with the cardinals who elected him the day before.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP

Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez cannot get a glove on a base hit by Colorado Rockies' Eric Young Jr. during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game in Mesa, Ariz..

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Carlson / Associated Press

Miami Heat's LeBron James goes up for a dunk in the first half of an NBA game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Wednesday in Philadelphia. James scored 27 points, and the Heat became the fourth team to win at least 20 consecutive games in a season, defeating the 76ers 98-94.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Slocum / Associated Press

Austria's Klaus Kroell crashes during the Men Super G, at the Alpine ski World Cup finals in Lenzerheide.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP

A view of Los Angeles harbor and St. Vincent bridge on a foggy morning from West Santa Cruz Street in Rancho Palos Verdes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Riders take part in the Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed al-Nahyan International Equestrian festival in the Boudthib Endurance Village near the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARIM SAHIB / AFP

Neighbors and pedestrians gather at the site at Eastwood and Venta Spur Trail in Irvine, where Sharon Crowell, 61, and her husband Richard Crowell, 65, were killed in an incident involving a 17-year-old driver while they walked on the sidewalk. Shocked neighbors stopped by to leave flowers and candles at the accident scene throughout the morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Pakistani boy, Haroun Matiullah, 11, holds an umbrella to shelter himself from rain, while sitting on a roadside hoping to sell his oranges, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Haroun and his family fled Pakistan's tribal areas in 2009 because of fighting between militants and the army, and took refuge in Islamabad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

A Chinese security person looks back near rows of journalists covering a plenary session of the National People's Congress, where Communist party chief Xi Jinping is expected to be named as the new Chinese president at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ng Han Guan / Associated Press

Snow falls as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Misha Japaridze / Associated Press

Water in a street causes a landslide in the parish of Porto Judeu, in Angra do Heroismo, on the island of Terceira, Portugal. The Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere issued a red warning -- the most serious on a scale of four -- for the eastern and central groups of the Azores due to the forecast of heavy rain by the end of the day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONIO ARAUJO / LUSA

Visitors wait for the chimney smoke in St. Peter's Square during the second day of the conclave to elect a new pope, at the Vatican.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oded Balilty / Associated Press

A woman holds rosary beads while she prays and waits for smoke to emanate from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel, which will indicate whether cardinals have elected a new pope.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

Comet Pan-STARRS is seen over the tower on the left as a waxing crescent moon is seen setting in the Western sky. The dark side of the moon is lit by reflected light from the Earth.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott M. Lieberman MD / Associated Press

Alicia Keys performs at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times

A Syrian rebel crosses a street while trying to dodge sniper fire in the old city of Aleppo. Syria warned it is ready to fight "for years" against rebels, as world powers worked on a new initiative to find regime officials suitable for peace talks with the opposition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JM LOPEZ / AFP / Getty Images

A young girl cries during her father's funeral procession in Srinagar, India. Paramilitary soldiers shot and killed her father, who they said was part of a group of protesters throwing stones at vehicles taking those injured in a militant attack to a hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dar Yasin / Associated Press

An Indonesian youth jumps into the water as he and others play in a dirty river at a slum in Jakarta.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tatan Syuflana / Associated Press

Filipino activists light candles as they hold signs calling for peace in Sabah, Borneo, during a rally at the University of the Philippines. Malaysian authorities will not let armed members of a Filipino royal clan who are being hunted in Borneo meet with Philippine officials or family members who might seek to negotiate their safety, the foreign minister said Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aaron Favila / Associated Press

Villagers protest after a report is issued by the Lappadaung copper mine investigation commission. The report found Myanmar riot police used white phosphorus smoke grenades to disperse protesters near the copper mine last year, severely injuring more than 100 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NYEIN CHAN NAING / EPA

A polar bear swims toward children at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIMIMASA MAYAMA / EPA

Airport service crews remove a Boeing B737 plane of Czech airline SmartWings from the blocked runway following a troubled landing in the evening hours at the Katowice Airport in Pyrzowice.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDRZEJ GRYGIEL / EPA

A snowboarder rides in front of the Sacre-Coeur Basilica in the Montmartre district in Paris.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRED DUFOUR / AFP / Getty Images

Mitch Seavey is the first musher to leave White Mountain, Alaska, toward the finish line in Nome during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Seavey, 53, had won the race previously in 2004.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bill Roth / Anchorage Daily News

Spanish bullfighter Antonio Ferrera plants banderillas into his second bull during the fourth bullfight of the Fallas Fair.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUAN CARLOS CARDENAS / EPA

Bull Horquillono pulls down the picador, a horseman with a lance, during the fourth bullfight of the Fallas Fair.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUAN CARLOS CARDENAS / EPA

Firefighter Jose Fardales gives oxygen to one of two puppies rescued from a house fire. No one was injured in the fire and the puppies were turned over to their owner.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / City of Fort Lauderdale Fire Res

Bedouin children play as a swarm of locusts arrives over their village in the Negev desert near the Egyptian-Israeli border. Egypt and Israel have been overrun with millions of locusts over the last few days, causing widespread disturbances.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Uriel Sinai / Getty Images Europe

Katie Hansen, 8, stands next to her mother, Melanie, who holds a picture of Katie's uncle Joey Rovero, who died in college of a prescription drug overdose.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

Visitors in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion view the space shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Msgr. Kevin Kostelnik leads a prayer vigil at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles in advance of the election of a new pope.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

Tina Carreon, left, lifts her arms in prayer during the 7a.m. Votive Mass for the election of a pope at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday . The Mass was at the conclusion of a 12-hour all-night prayer vigil that began at 7 p.m. last night in advance of the selection of a new pope.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

After a Mass at St. Peter's Basilica, the 115 cardinals moved into the Sistine Chapel to begin the conclave to elect a new pope.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP

A woman praying in St. Peter's Square draws the attention of photographers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / AFP

The store saleswoman was set free after relatives persuaded the man with the knife to let her go.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP

A few dozen people were injured when more than 100 vehicles were involved in a pile-up on the slippery Autobahn 45.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETRA SEIDEL / DPA

Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat of France practice at Budweiser Gardens in preparation for the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP

Long jumper Jhamal Bowen of Panama competes in the 10th Central American Games.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EZEQUIEL BECERRA / AFP

A woman plies her trade at Gao's main market , which just reopened after being closed following a suicide bombing and infiltration by Islamic militants Feb. 21.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN MACDOUGALL / AFP

Devotees throw turmeric powder as an offering to the shepherd god Khandoba on Somavati Amavasya at the Jejuri temple.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajanish Kakade / Associated Press

The sun bursts through clouds as a military helicopter flies over the control tower at a U.S. military base.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROSLAN RAHMAN / AFP

Winona State University student Craig Flaherty walks under low branches covered with snow on his way home from campus Monday. The National Weather Service reported at least 10.3 inches of snow fell in nearby Minnesota City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Link / Winona Daily News

From left, Holly Sell, 8, Hannah Sell, 16, and Natalie Sell, 12, work to repair their field of snowmen after the figures were damaged by warm weather. The sisters say they were inspired by a Sunday comic strip that showed an army of snowmen.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Benjamin Patton / The Daily Star

Fernando Gutierrez applies yellow paint to the fence at Hugo's Transmission on Cesar Chavez Boulevard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A supporter of Venezuela's acting President Nicolas Maduro stands with his face painted in the colors of his nation's flag outside the national electoral council. Inside, Maduro was registering his candidacy for president to replace the late President Hugo Chavez.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press

Venezuela's acting President Nicolas Maduro waves a Venezuelan flag over supporters after registering his candidacy for president to replace the late Hugo Chavez.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ariana Cubillos / Associated Press

A supporter of Venezuela's acting President Nicolas Maduro she listens to him speak outside the national electoral council.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press

Visitors sit in front of St. Peter's Basilica.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

Spanish apprentice bullfighter Vicente Soler loses his footing and ends up under the bull during the Las Fallas Bullfighting Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANUEL BRUQUE / EPA

Immigrant inmates are served milk at breakfast at the Maricopa County Tent City jail. The tent jail, run by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, houses undocumented immigrants.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Moore / Getty Images

Nuns walk past a poster of Pope Benedict XVI hanging on a wall near Vatican City in Rome. Cardinals are set to enter the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he became the first pope in 600 years to resign from the role.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Raedle / Getty Images

Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet makes his way to Vatican City. The conclave is scheduled to start on Tuesday inside the Sistine Chapel and will be attended by 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th pope of the Catholic Church.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Raedle / Getty Images

Swedish House Mafia performs at the Masquerade Motel during a two-day music festival at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A couple walk their dog in the snow in Crawley. Snowfall is affecting Southern parts of the U.K. with severe weather warnings issued for London and southeast England.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jordan Mansfield / Getty Images

Bailrok from the U.S. performs before his victory over France's Swim in the Top Rock series during the "Juste Debout" (Just Standing) worldwide street-dance festival at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIERRE ANDRIEU / AFP / Getty Images

Commemorative brass plaques are displayed on the Basra Wall memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum as the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq approaches in Alrewas. The Basra Wall is a tribute to the 178 British soldiers and one Ministry of Defense civilian who died in combat operations in Iraq.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty Images

Delegates leave the Great Hall of the People after a session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Yu Zhengsheng was elected chairman of the National Committee of CPPCC on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Feng Li / Getty Images

A woman prays at a candle service marking the second anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan followed by a tsunami, triggering the biggest nuclear disaster worldwide since Chernobyl in 1986.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIMIMASA MAYAMA / EPA

Sayoko Shiroishi throws a bouquet of flowers into the ocean to commemorate her friends who died during the Japan earthquake and tsunami on the second anniversary of the event at a coast damaged by the disaster in Sendai.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kiyoshi Ota / Bloomberg

Pakistani Christians search for salvageable belongings from the remains of their razed houses in Lahore. Pakistani Christians closed missionary schools on Monday in protest after a Muslim mob torched more than 100 Christian homes following allegations of blasphemy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARIF ALI / AFP / Getty Images

A Balinese young boy holds a bamboo torch during a parade on the eve of Nyepi Day, Balinese Day of Silence, in Denpasar. Balinese prepare to celebrate the Day of Silence or Nyepi on Tuesday. Nyepi marks the beginning of the Balinese Hindu Saka New Year, during which Hindu faithful observe a day of silence, fasting and meditation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MADE NAGI / EPA

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This week, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was named Pope Francis, the 266th pontiff. He succeeds Benedict XVI as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics and inherits a global church that is growing in some parts of the world but faces serious challenges at home and abroad. More Photos

In California, rescuers needed more than nine hours to recover the body of a construction worker who died when a dirt trench collapsed in Pacific Palisades. Staying in Southern California: Church abuse victim Michael Duran wiped tears from his eyes outside the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles after a $9,990,000 settlement of cases against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Cardinal Roger Mahony and former priest Michael Baker; a rally to protest the possible closure of eight Los Angeles County courts took to the streets; and students at Caltech in Pasadena checked out some of the 16, 253 loops representing the digits of pi, strung across the campus in honor of Pi Day.

Elsewhere, a photographer captured a Syrian rebel crossing a street while trying to dodge sniper fire in the old city of Aleppo. Syria government officials warned that they are ready to fight “for years” against rebels, as world powers worked on a new initiative to find regime officials suitable for peace talks with the opposition. More Photos

Also, Filipino activists lighted candles as they held signs calling for peace in Sabah, Borneo, during a rally at the University of the Philippines. Malaysian authorities will not let armed members of a Filipino royal clan who are being hunted in Borneo meet with Philippine officials or family members who might seek to negotiate their safety.

In Japan, a candlelight service marked the second anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami. On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9 quake struck off the coast of Japan followed by the tsunami, triggering the biggest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986. More Photos

Elsewhere, an archaeologist uncovered skeletons from what is understood to be a mass grave for victims of the Black Death, discovered when excavations were made to create a rail tunnel under Charterhouse Square in central London; a Bahraini anti-government protester was engulfed in flames when a shot fired by riot police hit a petrol bomb in his hand during clashes in Sanabis; a rally in South Korea denounced annual joint military exercises with the U.S.; work crews removed a Boeing 737 plane that had been blocking a runway following a hard landing in Poland;  and this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race was completed.

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