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Sevryn Demos, 29, dances while cleaning up trash as the Do Lab stage and surroundings take shape, the day before the 2013 Coachella Music and Arts Festival. This marks the 13th year of the festival attracting thousands of campers, artists and musicians from across the country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bethany Mollenkof / Los Angeles Times

Supporters of Venezuelan acting President and presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro cheer during his closing campaign rally in Caracas ahead of the Sunday presidential election. Maduro and opposition rival Henrique Capriles held large closing rallies, ending a brief and bitter race to succeed Hugo Chavez on the anniversary of a failed coup against the late leader.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Acosta / AFP/Getty Images

Residents stand by burning houses after a fire engulfed a township. Some 200 houses were destroyed in the fire whose cause was unknown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kyaw Zay Win / AFP/Getty Images

Bahraini anti-government protesters, including a masked boy carrying a national flag, gather for a march. Thousands of anti-government demonstrators in Bahrain have joined a march that included breakaway protests against the scheduled Formula One race later this month.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hasan Jamali / Associated Press

A Syrian rebel fires with his machine gun during clashes with Syrian government forces in the Salaheddine district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP/Getty Images

French Interior Minister Manuel Valls, center, visits a tenement block in the Beaudottes estate on Laperouse street during a visit focused on security in the northeastern suburb outside Paris.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fred Dufour / AFP/Getty Images

People visit a flower show featuring thousands of Kimilsungia flowers, named after the late leader Kim Il Sung, while models of a rocket and missiles are also displayed in Pyongyang, North Korea.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander F. Yuan / Associated Press

A Rafale military aircraft is refuled midair over the Avord Air Base in central France.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Miguel Medina / AFP/Getty Images

Pig farmer Bob Combs has been picking up food scraps at Las Vegas' buffet lines and feeding them to his 2,500 hogs since 1963.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa of Brazil enters the pit during the second practice session of the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ed Jones / AFP/Getty Images

Henrik Stenson of Sweden hits out of the bunker on the fifth hole during the second round of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Cannon / Getty Images

2013 Templeton Prize Laureate, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, center, celebrating with the Cape Town Opera Ensemble at the Templeton Prize ceremony at St. George'€™s Cathedral in Cape Town.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ilan Godfrey / AFP/Getty Images

France's Pernelle Carron and Lloyd Jones perform in the Ice Dance - free dance at the World Team Trophy figure skating competition in Tokyo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kazuhiro Nogi / AFP/Getty Images

Coralie Dobral competes in the 200-meter breaststroke series during the French swimming championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Damien Meyer / AFP/Getty Images

A model wears the fashions of designer Zambesi during a show at Fashion Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Rycroft / Associated Press

A Syrian female rebel monitors the movement of Syrian government forces in the Sheikh Maqsud district of the northern city of Aleppo. G8 foreign ministers meeting in London said they were "appalled" by the rising death toll in the Syrian conflict and urged all countries to boost aid to a U.N. appeal for the country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP/Getty Images

A protester aims a rock at a huddle of shielded riot police after students held a massive student march demanding free education in Santiago, Chile. The marches began during the 2006-10 administration of Michelle Bachelet and have troubled current President Sebastian Pinera even more. Pinera's government is focusing a chunk of the 2013 budget on financing school loans at lower rates. But students say the system still fails them, with poor public schools, expensive private universities, unprepared teachers and unaffordable loans.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Hidalgo / Associated Press

A campaign poster featuring the ruling party's presidential candidate, acting President Nicolas Maduro, hangs from a security door at a home in Tacarigua, Venezuela. Outside the capital of Caracas, power outages, food shortages and unfinished projects abound; important factors heading into Sunday's election to replace Hugo Chavez, who died last month after a long battle with cancer. An estimated 2 million of Venezuela's nearly 30 million people lack permanent homes, and one of Chavez's anti-poverty "missions" builds them. But it's been slow going. The government says it has built 370,500 homes and apartments over the last two years, and more than 3 million people applied for them.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ramon Espinosa / Associated Press

Activists demand the closing of the U.S. military's detention facility in Guantanamo during a protest in New York's Times Square, part of the Nationwide Guantanamo Day of Action. The Guantanamo jail, in a U.S. Navy base in Cuba, was opened in 2002 to hold prisoners captured in the "War on Terror" waged by then-President George W. Bush after the 9/11 attacks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stan Honda / AFP/Getty Images

A woman waits in a changing room to try out a new burqa in a shop in the old city of Kabul, Afghanistan. Before the Taliban took control, the burqa was infrequently worn in cities. While they were in power, the Taliban required that it be worn in public. Officially, it is not required under the current Afghan regime, but local warlords still enforce it in southern Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anja Niedringhaus / Associated Press

Trent Rezner performs with his new project, "How to Destroy Angels," at the Fox Theater in Pomona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

A woman walks past the BP gas station at the iconic SoHo location of Houston and Lafayette streets in New York City. The city's Landmark Preservation Commission has approved the demolition of the gas station and two other buildings at the location, which will be replaced by an office building. The station is one of the few remaining relics of SoHo's more gritty past.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mario Tama / Getty Imagess

Volunteers place more than 3,300 crosses, stars of David and other religious symbols at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to honor those affected by gun violence. Clergy from Newtown, Conn., and others will begin a 24-hour vigil to urge Congress to pass tougher gun laws.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Wilson / Getty Images

A competitor runs on a dune during the 28th "Marathon des Sables," some 300 kilometers south of Ouarzazate, Morocco. More than 1,000 participants from 45 nations, ages 20 to 76, have to walk seven days in the Moroccan Sahara while carrying all their food and equipment on their backs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pierre Verdy / AFP/Getty Images

A deer climbs near the newly built retaining wall on the walking path around Lake Hollywood Reservoir. The path was destroyed in 2005 by landslides caused by a record 35 inches of rain. The L.A. Department of Water and Power collaborated with the public, the Natural Resource Conservation Service and the staffs of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and City Councilman Tom LaBonge to analyze the geology of the area and develop plans for repairing and restoring the path, a popular destination for tourists, walkers, cyclists and joggers from around Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Honorary starter Arnold Palmer reacts after hitting his ball on the first tee before the first round of the Masters golf tournament.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Slocum / Associated Press

Ian Poulter of England during the first round of the 77th Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.


An Afghan woman waits in a changing room to try out a new burqa in a shop in the old city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anja Niedringhaus / Associated Press

Rockefeller imposter Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, 52, as a guilty verdict is read in Los Angeles County Superior Court the 28-year-old murder of John Sohus, whose remains were found in a San Marino backyard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Amid pleasant temperatures and sunny skies, crew members take a sunset cruise through Newport Harbor.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

The Clippers' Chris Paul tangles with the Timberwolves' Luke Ridnour in the second half of a game at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

In the taxidermy lab at the Museum of Natural History, taxidermist Brian Aeillo prepares a bear called Cannelle, the star of a large exhibition on bears which will open at the museum in October.


A member of the liberal religious group Women of the Wall wears phylacteries as she prays at the Western Wall, marking the first day of the Jewish month of Iyar. Five members of the Women of the Wall were detained by police in the midst of the group's monthly prayer after covering themselves with a prayer shawl in contradiction to the holy site's custom.


Sri Lankan soldiers participate in a traditional game to knock an opponent off a balance beam during Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrations.


Ksenia Monko and Kirill Khaliavin of Russia perform during the Ice Dance Short Dance of the ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Koji Sasahara / Associated Press

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, left, and brother Eli Manning, quarterback for the New York Giants, talk during football workouts at Duke University.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gerry Broome / Associated Press

Amish girls play softball after class during an end of the school year celebration. The celebration was also part of a farewell picnic for four women and one man from this tightknit group in rural eastern Ohio who will enter prison on Friday, joining nine already behind bars on hate crimes convictions for hair- and beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott R. Galvin / Associated Press

South Korean protesters from the Korea Freedom Federation shout slogans during a rally denouncing North Korea's decision to pull workers from the Kaesong industrial park, as well as its threat of nuclear war and its alleged plan to launch a missile. The letters read "Stop immediately war threat."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

A man takes pictures of a wall painted with cans of Perrier sparkling water before the general meeting of the world's biggest food and beverage company, Nestle Group.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Laurent Gillieron / Keystone

Newly hatched Olive Ridley turtles make their way to the ocean.


Traffic on the 110 Freeway southbound from Slausen Avenue during rush hour. L.A.'s first foray into toll lanes shows that those willing to pay are getting a slightly faster commute, but everyone else is seeing more traffic.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

Angels players react after "The Star-Spangled Banner" and a flyover during the season home opener ceremony against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

WWII-era aircraft fly in formation at the Angels season home opener ceremony against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Cal Fire hand crews from the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation climb the mountains north of Fillmore to get full containment of a brush fire that started Monday afternoon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Juan the Capistrano Dinosaur peers over a play area at Zoomars Petting Zoo on historic Los Rios Street. Juan has been served an eviction noticed by the city, with historical advocates seeing the long-necked Apatosaurus as an eyesore.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times

Trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed at its second all-time high in a week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Richard Drew / Associated Press

A North Korean soldier, center top, looks at the southern side as South Korean soldiers stand guard at a border village that has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War. The prospect of a North Korean missile launch is "considerably high," South Korea's foreign minister told lawmakers Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

British police look on as a girl holds a rose amid floral tributes at the home of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Leon Neal / AFP/Getty Images

Workers remove large fallen tree branches coated in heavy ice along South Pierce Avenue. A wintry mix of rain, ice and snow is making travel difficult and has cut power to tens of thousands.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Powers / The Post-Crescent

A person dressed as Elmo waits for people to pose with him for tips in Times Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Spencer Platt / Getty Images

A 2-month-old African penguin chick spreads his wings as people take photos at the California Academy of Sciences. The chick is the first to be hatched since the Academy opened after a complete remodel in 2008.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Fans sit in the stands at Comerica Park as rain delays the start of a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and Toronto Blue Jays.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paul Sancya / Associated Press

An abandoned puppy that was recently rescued holds on to Kathleen Pine after several days of care at the Main Street Animal Hospital in Victoria. Two males puppies were found abandoned in the brush, hungry and without water.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Tilley / The Victoria Advocate

Tiger Woods putts during a practice round prior to the start of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Redington / Getty Images

An Indian artisan hangs freshly dyed kalawa thread, a traditional sacred orange-yellow thread used in Hindu rituals, for drying.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sanjay Kanojia / AFP/Getty Images

A Kashmiri Muslim fishes on Dal Lake in Srinagar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tauseef Mustafa / AFP/Getty Images

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

Laker Kobe Bryant watches the game slip away during the team's 109-95 loss to the Clippers on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Performer Amelia Rudolph walks down the side of the Broad Art Center at UCLA in "Man Walking Down the Side of a Building" (1970) as part of Trisha Brown's dance programs at Royce Hall in UCLA on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

Bob Manner watches the waves break on Venice Beach in Venice as beautiful weather blankets the Southland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

A customer stands and watches the news on television screens in a John Lewis Plc department store following the death of former premier Margaret Thatcher in London. Thatcher, known as the "Iron Lady" for her uncompromising style, died Monday at 87.


Forensic officers inspect a security van after it was raided by gunmen on the highway near Turate, Italy. Robbers may have escaped with as much as 10 million euros' (about $13 million) worth of loot, according to initial reports, in a paramilitary-style raid on two armored security vans near Milan.


Smoke rises from burned cars after a huge explosion shook the Sabaa Bahrat Square in Damascus, Syria, after a car bomb rocked a busy residential and commercial district in central Damascus, killing more than a dozen.


The driver of a tractor-trailer is stuck inside the cab of her truck, which is dangling from the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel on Interstate 664. Emergency personnel rescued the driver, who was uninjured. Virginia State Police say the tractor-trailer went out of control and struck the bridge.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Virginia State Police

Turkish gendarmerie and riot police fire water cannon and tear gas as they clash with hundreds of protesters trying to enter a courthouse in Silivri near Istanbul where prosecutors are scheduled to deliver their final arguments in the case against 275 people accused of plotting to overturn the Islamic-leaning government.


Participants covered with Israeli flags attend the "March of the Living" at the site of former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz, in Oswiecim, Poland. People from all over the world are taking part in the annual Holocaust commemoration to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day.


Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh volunteers march as they mark the upcoming Vikram Samvat, the beginning of a new year in the Hindu calendar, which begins Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

A pedestrian stops to take a picture of the cherry blossoms in bloom at the Tidal Basin in Washington D.C.. The 2013 National Cherry Blossom Festival is underway with blossoms expected to reach peak bloom this week.


Baby turtles make their way into the ocean upon their release during a campaign to save sea turtles on Lampuuk beach. Sea turtles in Indonesia have long suffered from poaching for their meat, fat, shells and eggs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Heri Juanda / Associated Press

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