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Pulling her luggage, a woman braves the high gusting winds and blowing sand Monday while walking on a service road to catch a ride after arriving on a bus station.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

A tree was knocked down by strong and gusty winds Monday outside of City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For the Times

An estimated 200 people were ordered to evacuate their homes Monday night as a fire whipped by powerful winds scorched brush in mountainside neighborhoods.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Rescued hiker Kyndall Jack, 18, is wheeled to address the media during a news conference in front of UC Irvine Medical Center, where she is recovering after becoming lost during a hike in Orange County's Trabuco Canyon area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Christian Ray talks on the radio Monday after receiving an intelligence report of a planned attack by Taliban fighters on Wazir Bazaar checkpoint.


Stretchers bearing the remains of two U.S. soldiers are draped with the U.S. flag near the scene of a helicopter crash. A NATO helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan, officials said, adding there was no insurgent activity in the area at the time of the incident.


Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) walks off the court Monday as confetti falls on Louisville players after their 82-76 victory in the NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Curtis Compton / Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) shoots over Louisville center Gorgui Dieng (10) during the second half of the NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press

Mourners greet the hearse carrying the coffin of Sara Montiel, pictured. Montiel, a famed, sultry-voiced Spanish actress who became the first to also achieve Hollywood stardom, died Monday. She was 85.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Ochoa de Olza / Associated Press

The wind blows a red flag onto the face of an honor guard before a welcome ceremony for Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard outside the Great Hall of the People.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Feng Li / Getty Images

An Indian youth prepares "manja," a strong string used to fly kites. The string, which is coated with powdered glass or other abrasives, is used in fighter kites, which fliers use to attempt to cut the string of their opponent's kite.


France's Raphael Julio competes during the French swimming championships.


Tiger Woods takes a swing during a practice round Monday at the 77th Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.


The Dynamic Pegasus perform an air show during a parade celebrating the 67th anniversary of the Indonesian Air Force.


Members of South Korea's media surround a car filled with workers returning from the Kaesong Industrial Park with a load of boxes at a gate of the inter-Korean transit office. North Korean workers failed to show at the Kaesong joint industrial zone a day after Pyongyang said it was withdrawing labor and suspending operations at the Seoul-funded complex.


President Obama hugs families from Newtown, Conn., after speaking at the University of Hartford, saying lawmakers have an obligation to victims of gun violence to act on his gun control proposals.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Susan Walsh / Associated Press

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