A full moon rises behind a roller coaster stranded in the ocean after Casino Pier was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MICHAEL REYNOLDS / EPALink
Rescuers in Lushan unload relief supplies for tens of thousands of survivors of China's devastating quake living in makeshift tents or on the streets.
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Visitors walk on a broken mirror on the floor of an installation by Italian artist Alfredo Pirri, which is being displayed in the once-secret bunker built to shelter Yugoslavia's leaders from a nuclear war. For three months, the bunker will become one of the world's quirkiest contemporary art galleries.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amel Emric / Associated PressLink
A passenger plane prepares to land at the local airport.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Rumpenhorst / Associated PressLink
Family members of Sal Castro release doves at the conclusion of a funeral Mass for the former teacher at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Castro was one of the leaders of the 1968 Chicano student walkouts, a protest for better schools that is considered the start of the Chicano movement.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
Cal State Northridge senior Laura Sandoval snaps a photo of a wall students painted with their names as part of a campus event for Earth Day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles TimesLink
Tobias Dustin Summers, accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old Northridge girl, talks to attorney Andrea Lemberg in a San Fernando courtroom. His arraignment was delayed until May 2.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles TimesLink
Media members view a 3,350-year-old wooden staircase in a salt mine. Experts want to relocate the ancient staircase in order to preserve it and make it more accessible for visitors.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BARBARA GINDL / EPALink
Demonstrators gather in Parliament Square to urge British officials to accept EU proposals suspending the use of bee-killing pesticides.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty ImagesLink
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is welcomed by a student with a traditional Maori greeting during a visit to Papakura High School.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Phil Walter / Getty ImagesLink
A worker hangs lanterns.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ED JONES / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Fenerbahce players celebrate after scoring during a UEFA Europa League semifinal soccer match against Benfica at Sukru Saracoglu Stadium.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An honor guard places flowers at a memorial to victims of the Chernobyl disaster, marking the 27th anniversary of the catastrophic nuclear accident in Ukraine.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VIKTOR DRACHEV / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
FC Basel supporters cheer under a giant banner during a UEFA Europa League semifinal soccer match against Chelsea at St. Jakob Stadium.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A woman rides her bicycle past blooming cherry trees.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Federico Gambarini / Associated PressLink
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