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Shaquille O'Neal, left, enjoys a warm moment with Jack Nicholson during a ceremony retiring the number worn by the former Lakers center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Deputy Sgt. Brian Sims talks to the parents of missing hiker Kyndall Jack.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Panorama High wrestler Diana Oliva, one of the team captains, listens to boy band One Direction before a match.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

A young girl wears a T-shirt in memory of 13-year-old Angela Sandoval during a candlelight vigil at Eastmont Intermediate School. Sandoval was one of five people killed in a Nevada crash in which authorities say an 18-year-old suspected drunk driver slammed into the back of the family's van.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times

Paul Regish of East Hartford, Conn., holds signs as gun rights advocates enter the legislative office building at the Capitol.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charles Krupa / Associated Press

Jeralean Talley shows the wear and tear that living for 113 years have had on her hands.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kimberly P. Mitchell / Detroit Free Press

A trainee holds a box with goslings at the Eskilden GmbH poultry farm in eastern Germany. The company plans to breed 200,000 goslings this year.


An aerial view of Mt. Everest, center.


Burmese workers clear debris inside a burned mosque. The fire killed at least 13 children.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paula Bronstein / Getty Images

Joggers run before the sunrise underneath leafless trees along the banks of Alster Lake.


A Palestinian takes cover during clashes near an Israeli military prison. Protests broke after a Palestinian prisoner died of cancer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Majdi Mohammed / Associated Press

Palestinian demonstrators, protesting the death of prisoner Maysara abu Hamdieh, clash with Israeli soldiers.


Victims of land mines practice using prosthetic limbs.


An Afghan displays fragments of mines.


Kashmiri schoolchildren walk at a tulip garden.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mukhtar Khan / Associated Press

Bathing in the River Ganges.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

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Wednesday’s Pictures in the News begins inside Staples Center in Los Angeles, where actor Jack Nicholson was on hand as former Laker Shaquille O’Neal had his number retired. In Orange County, a sheriff’s deputy  talks to the parents of missing hiker Kyndall Jack before sending a team of rescuers to check out  a flicker of light seen on a foggy ridge in Trabuco Canyon.

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On the East Coast,  hundreds of gun rights advocates are gathering at the statehouse in Hartford, Conn., ahead of a vote on proposed gun-control legislation. Jeralean Talley, at 113 years old, took over the title of  oldest American when Elsie Thompson of Clearwater, Fla., died March 21, just weeks before her 114th birthday.

Elsewhere, Burmese workers clear debris inside a burned mosque in Yangon; protests broke out in the West Bank after Palestinian prisoner Maysara abu Hamdieh died of cancer in an Israeli jail; and today marks the 80th anniversary of the first manned flight over Mt. Everest.

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