A groundskeeper combs the Los Angeles Dodgers logo into center field at Dodger Stadium before the season opener against the San Francisco Giants.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
A juvenile sea lion sits uncharacteristically on shore at the base of the Huntington Beach Pier. The Pacific Marine Rescue Center in Laguna Beach has issued a "state of emergency" after an astounding number of pups have washed ashore in recent days malnourished and in need of medical attention.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles TimesLink
Jerrod Wagner, pastor of Alive Foursquare Church in Huntington Beach, delivers a sermon at an Easter sunrise service hosted by several area churches at the city's Pier Plaza Amphitheater.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles TimesLink
Children race to roll eggs as they participate in the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C.
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A rainbow is reflected in a fountain on the river Alster in northern Germany.
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Young Slovak men dressed in traditional costumes pour a bucket with cold water over a woman as part of Easter celebrations in the village of Trencianska Tepla. Slovakia's men traditionally splash women with water and hit them with a willow to evoke youth, strength and beauty for the upcoming spring season.
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Participants ride on their decorated horses during the traditional Georgiritt - a horse parade in commemoration of Saint George - on Easter Monday in Traunstein. Saint George was born near the Black Sea around 280 AC and was decapitated for promoting Christianity while a Roman officer.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBIAS HASE / EPALink
With the Kremlin in the background, a Greenpeace activist dressed as a polar bear stands on a wooden block of "ice" on the Moskva River protesting against oil companies' drilling plans in the Arctic.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mikhail Metzel / Associated PressLink
A child waves a flag as Pope Francis delivers his Regina Coeli prayer from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alessandra Tarantino / Associated PressLink
A U.S. Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Army Sgt. Michael Cable, 26, of Philpot, Ky., at Dover Air Force Base, Del. An Afghan teenager killed Cable in eastern Afghanistan by stabbing him in the neck while he played with a group of local children.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cliff Owen / Associated PressLink
A model walks the runway at the Juan Vidal show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Fall/Winter 2013/2014 at Manege in Moscow.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ian Gavan / Getty ImagesLink
This NASA image shows W3, an enormous stellar nursery about 6,200 light-years away in the Perseus Arm, one of the Milky Way galaxy's main spiral arms, which hosts low- and high-mass star formation. In this image from the Herschel space observatory, the low-mass forming stars are seen as tiny yellow dots embedded in cool red filaments, while the highest-mass stars -- with greater than eight times the mass of our sun -- emit intense radiation, heating up the gas and dust around them and appearing here in blue.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASALink
A performer walks through the street during Lagos Carnival in Lagos. Performers filled the streets of Lagos' islands Monday as part of the Lagos Carnival, a major festival in Nigeria's largest city during Easter week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jon Gambrell / Associated PressLink
Egyptian supporters of ousted President Hosni Mubarak chant anti-Muslim Brotherhood slogans outside Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court. Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court said Monday it did not have jurisdiction to rule on a case brought forth by supporters of former President Hosni Mubarak who challenged the legality in which he was forced out of power two years ago.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amr Nabil / Associated PressLink
South Korean Army armored vehicles cross a pontoon bridge during an exercise against possible attacks by North Korea near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) in Hwacheon, South Korea.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Hae-ryong / Associated PressLink
Kashmiri human rights activist Mohammad Ahsan Antoo, center, is a mock chained prisoner during a protest in Srinagar. The protest was against life imprisonment, death sentences and other harsh sentences to Kashmiri prisoners, also demanding release of all political prisoners.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mukhtar Khan / Associated PressLink
Acehnese men wave flags during a rally outside Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Banda Aceh. Thousands of people have taken to the streets in the province to demand that the separatist flag once used by Free Aceh Movement rebels to be made the official flag of the province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Heri Juanda / Associated PressLink
Chelsea's Demba Ba, left, vies for the ball with Manchester United's Chris Smalling during their English FA Cup quarter final replay soccer match Chelsea against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in London.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDY RAIN / EPALink
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