Tourists and visitors to Mission San Juan Capistrano stop to take pictures of the historic bells during the celebration of St. Joseph's Day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
Joggers run along a trail through Double Peak Park, where ceanothus -- California lilac -- bushes are in full bloom.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles TimesLink
A honeybee sucks nectar from a wildflower in Mushager Village near Amman, Jordan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAMAL NASRALLAH / EPALink
Daniel Larsen, with his wife Christina by his side, leaves a federal courthouse after being freed by a judge who found him innocent of carrying a concealed knife during a 1998 bar fight. The California Innocence Project helped with Larsen's appeals.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles TimesLink
Israeli President Shimon Peres and President Obama join schoolchildren during a joint appearance.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sebastian Scheiner / Associated PressLink
An Israeli soldier scuffles with two Palestinian activists, one wearing a mask of President Obama and the other a mask of the Rev. Martin Luther King, during a protest against Obama's visit to the region.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABED AL HASHLAMOUN / EPALink
Demonstrators display "No" signs on their hands during a protest outside the parliament against a plan to tax bank deposits.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Simon Dawson / BloombergLink
An Iraqi man standing on the wreckage of an old Iraqi tank destroyed during the 2003 US-led invasion in Karbala. Ten years since the overthrow of Saddam Husseins regime, Iraq continues to suffer from violence and political crises.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALAA AL-SHEMAREE / EPALink
Czech rider Jaroslav Kulhavy leads the peloton during Stage 3 of the annual ABSA Cape Epic mountain bike stage near Tulbagh, South Africa.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIM LUDBROOK / EPALink
Torben Garlin of the C. Bechstein piano makers company tunes the Golden Grand Piano prior to its official presentation in Berlin. The piano manufacture is celebrating their 160th anniversary.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated PressLink
An Indian laborer sifts colored powder, known as "gulal," to be used during the forthcoming Hindu spring festival of Holi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIPTENDU DUTTA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
An Indian puppeteer performs with his puppets on the eve of World Puppetry Day in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta. World Puppetry Day celebrates puppet shows as a traditional art form.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIYAL ADHIKARY / EPALink
Mourners gather for a funeral at the rural stronghold of Khmer Rouge co-founder Ieng Sary, who died while on trial for genocide and war crimes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TANG CHHIN SOTHY / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A man walks in a city park. Beijing and the northern China has been experiencing its coldest winter in more than 30 years.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK RALSTON / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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