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A full moon rises behind a roller coaster stranded in the ocean after Casino Pier was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.


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.


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 Press

A passenger plane prepares to land at the local airport.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Rumpenhorst / Associated Press

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 Times

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 Times

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 Times

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.


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 Images

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 Images

A worker hangs lanterns.


Fenerbahce players celebrate after scoring during a UEFA Europa League semifinal soccer match against Benfica at Sukru Saracoglu Stadium.


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.


FC Basel supporters cheer under a giant banner during a UEFA Europa League semifinal soccer match against Chelsea at St. Jakob Stadium.


A woman rides her bicycle past blooming cherry trees.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Federico Gambarini / Associated Press

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