Gusty Santa Ana winds blow spray off of the top of a wave as a surfer tucks into a wind-groomed tube south of the Huntington Beach pier.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
At USC, the Mitlanxiocoalt dance group participates in a demonstration with students opposing the administration's decision to move El Centro Chicano -- a student retention, programming and support center -- into a smaller facility.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The TimesLink
Los Angeles Fire Capt. Ron Matsuo surveys damage to a wholesale fabric business in downtown L.A. after firefighters spent more than 90 minutes battling a blaze there.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
Firefighters conduct a search of an apartment destroyed by an explosion at a fertilizer plant.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LM Otero / Associated PressLink
A woman is consoled by a sheriff's deputy at a command post after an explosion killed as many as 15 people and injured at least 160 in what may be the worst U.S. industrial disaster since the Texas refinery blast in 2005.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Fuentes / BloombergLink
South Bay area runners gather at the Manhattan Beach Pier for a "Solidarity Run For Boston" and candlelight vigil in honor of the victims of Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
Crime scene investigators inspect a rooftop above the site of a bombing on Boylston Street. Investigators continue to work the scene of a two-bomb explosion at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Darren McCollester / Getty ImagesLink
An injured Steve Nash of the Lakers celebrates during a game with the Rockets at Staples Center.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles TimesLink
Runners pull up after finishing The NGK Spark Plugs EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes at Newmarket racecourse.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alan Crowhurst / Getty ImagesLink
A white lion cub in his pen at the Pont-Scorff zoo in western France. Three lion cubs, two males and a female, were born on Feb. 23 and were shown for the first time to the public.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRED TANNEAU / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A visitor watches "Circles (Curved Down Under)" by German artist Hans Kotter at the Art Cologne fair.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Augstein / Associated PressLink
Iranian air force members march during the army day parade.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEHROUZ MEHRI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Palestinian man sells toffee apples at a beach at sunset as Palestinians across the West Bank and Gaza Strip marked Prisoners' Day with a series of low-key rallies as inmates themselves staged a hunger strike.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED ABED / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Youths peek through a barrier as they wait to enter a stadium where Zimbabwe's 33rd independence celebrations are being held.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi / Associated PressLink
An Indian devotee carries his 88-year-old old visually impaired mother while on pilgrimage. He has set out taking his mother to visit all major Hindu pilgrimage sites across the country, traveling between six and 10 kilometers daily on average.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJEEV GUPTA / EPALink
A eunuch dances at a procession during a national meet of the community. The meet is being held to demand increased political representation ahead of the country's general elections and also to elect a leader for the community.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Deepak Sharma / Associated PressLink
Temple priests, center, raise their hands as they instruct devotees to pull the chariot of Hindu deity Lord Lingaraj during the Asokastami festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Biswaranjan Rout / Associated PressLink
Children walk across a muddy agricultural field following heavy rains in recent days. Kenya's annual long rains have brought heavy flooding around the country, displacing thousands of people.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Curtis / Associated PressLink
People move an injured earthquake victim to a military helicopter near the Iran border. Pakistani emergency officials confirmed at least 30 deaths in Mashkhel area of Pakistan's Baluchistan province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WAHEED KHAN / EPALink
Rickshaw drivers wait for customers at a popular tourist area in Beijing. Foreign direct investment in China rose marginally in the first quarter, the government announced, led by Japanese, EU and U.S. companies after declining last year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ED JONES / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Circus Oz performer Mason West performs at the site of the future home of Circus Oz.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN SMITH / EPALink
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