Rachel Robinson, the wife of the late Dodger great Jackie Robinson, waves to the crowd, while standing with Earvin Magic Johnson before the start of the game against the San Diego Padres on Jackie Robinson Day at Dodger Stadium.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles TimesLink
Los Angeles Dodgers' Mark Ellis, left, throws to first base to complete a double play as John Baker of the Padres slides into second base wearing number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles TimesLink
Medical workers aid people injured at the 2013 Boston Marathon following two explosions. The blasts near the finish line Monday sent officials rushing onto the course and through crowds of spectators to tend to the injured while runners were routed away from the smoking, chaotic scenes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: David L. Ryan / The Boston GlobeLink
People try to rush to safety after one of the explosions near the marathon finish line.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kenshin Okubo / The Daily Free PressLink
A man is loaded into an ambulance after he was injured by one of two bombs that exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon near Copley Square.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jim Rogash / Getty ImagesLink
Medical workers aid injured people along Boylston Street in downtown Boston near the finish line of the marathon route.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charles Krupa / Associated PressLink
Spanish matador Morante de la Puebla performs a pass on a bull during a bullfight at the Maestranza bullring in Seville.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A supporter of Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles protests in front of riot policemen in Caracas. Venezuela's opposition piled pressure on electoral authorities Monday to recount the tight vote to replace late leader Hugo Chavez, calling for protests if acting President Nicolas Maduro is formally proclaimed the winner.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GERALDO CASO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Cherry blossoms, blooming late this year because of a colder beginning of spring, start to show on the Public Square in Wilkes-Barre.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Moran / The Citizens' VoiceLink
A man begging for alms does his best to gain attention in downtown Madrid.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Emilio Morenatti / Associated PressLink
People visit giant statues of the late North Korean leaders, Kim Il Sung, left, and his son Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang. Oblivious to international tensions over a possible North Korean missile launch, Pyongyang residents spilled into the streets Monday to celebrate a major national holiday, the birthday of their first leader, Kim Il Sung.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
South Korean protesters lift up a mock North Korean missile with an image of the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, and the words "North Korea has to stop provocation with nuclear weapons" during an anti-North Korea protest on the birthday of North Korea's late leader, Kim Il Sung.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated PressLink
A Ferris wheel serves as a backdrop to palm trees on the grounds of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bethany Mollenkof / Los Angeles TimesLink
Sierra Madee exercises near the pedestrian path in Palisades Park in Santa Monica.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bret Hartman / For The TimesLink
Members of a rescue team watch as divers prepare to retrieve the black box from a Lion Air Boeing 737 partially submerged in the water two days after it crashed while trying to land at Bali's international airport near Denpasar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sonny Tumbelaka / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Activists dressed as injured orangutans take part in a protest demanding that Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono take immediate action to save the animal outside the Presidential Palace in Jakarta. Orangutan populations on Indonesia's Borneo and Sumatra islands are facing severe threats from habitat loss, illegal logging, fires and poaching.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tatan Syuflana / Associated PressLink
Palestinian farmers harvest wheat on a farm near the West Bank city of Jenin.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed Ballas / Associated PressLink
A man looks at "Mask II," a sculpture by Australian artist Ron Mueck exhibited in Paris.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: THOMAS COEX / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Roses rest on the names of the 1,503 people who died as a result of the sinking of the Titanic, following a memorial service at Belfast Titanic Memorial Garden. Relatives of those who died on the ship joined John Andrews, president of the Belfast TItanic Society, in laying wreaths at the garden to mark the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the TItanic.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Morrison / Associated PressLink
A French police officer walks in front of burning shakes during the eviction of opponents of a project to build a new airport in Notre-Dames-des-Landes near the French city of Nantes. The planned airport, which is scheduled to replace the city's current airport in 2017, is a pet project of Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, who was the city's mayor from 1989 until this year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANK PERRY / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A ladybird sits on a blossom.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARTIN GERTEN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Visitors take a ride in a observation wheel at sunset at a spring fair.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julian Stratenschulte / Associated PressLink
Indian laborer Abdul Rahman fans his 18-month-old daughter, Roona Begum, who is suffering from Hydrocephalus, a buildup of fluid inside the skull that leads to brain swelling, at their hut. A top private Indian hospital offered to examine the girl suffering from the rare but treatable illness that has caused her head to swell to more than double its normal size.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRDEL / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Nepalese devotees throw vermilion powder on each other during the Sindur Jatra festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated PressLink
Haze surrounds Stonecutters Bridge as a boat passes underneath.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jerome Favre / BloombergLink
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