Gloria Godoy, center, waves an American flag as she and many others take part in a May Day march gathering at Los Angeles Plaza Historic District.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
Protestors march down Broadway in downtown Los Angeles during the May Day March on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For the TimesLink
Members of the Cam Valley Morris Men dance at a May Day dawn celebration in front of St. Michael's Tower in Glastonbury, England. Although more synonymous with International Workers' Day, or Labor Day, May Day or Beltane is celebrated by druids and pagans as the beginning of summer and the chance to celebrate the coming of the season of warmth and light.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty ImagesLink
A female porter carries a sack of vegetables at Beringharjo traditional market in Indonesia. These female porters earn their living carrying fruit, vegetables and dry goods in baskets strapped to their backs, starting work in the early hours and finishing late in the day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ulet Ifansasti / Getty ImagesLink
Sonja Semion, left, and Courtney Law, both of Denver, become one of the first same-sex couples to be issued a civil union license at a midnight ceremony in the Denver Office of the Clerk and Recorder. Colorado is the eighth state to have civil unions or similar laws implemented, permitting unmarried couples, gay and heterosexual, the ability to form civil unions and get similar rights to those of married couples.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marc Piscotty / Getty ImagesLink
Officials remove a plane part that was discovered wedged between an apartment building and a mosque in New York. Authorities believe the plane part is from one of the two hijacked airliners that brought down the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Seth Wenig / Associated PressLink
Young women perform during open tryouts for a spot with the Rockettes in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in Radio City Music Hall in New York. Hundreds of dancers try out for a spot in the dance company each year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUSTIN LANE / EPALink
Former President George W. Bush meets with 43 local school children picked to be the first public visitors to his library on the day the George W. Bush Presidential Library opens for the first time to the public on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LARRY W. SMITH / EPALink
A campaigner in a badger costume poses with a Brian May Red Special edition guitar during a protest against the government's proposed badger cull in England, outside the Department for Food and Rural Affairs.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty ImagesLink
Representatives from the Mirriuwung and Gidja people, the traditional owners of the land, perform a Manthe ceremony with Rio Tinto Group employees during the opening of the company's underground expansion of the Argyle diamond mine in Australia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ian Waldie / BloombergLink
Young residents walk around their village with painted bodies during the Grebeg Ritual in Bali, Indonesia. During the biannual ritual, young members of the community parade through the village with painted faces and bodies to ward off evil spirits.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Putu Sayoga / Getty ImagesLink
A Chinese cosplay enthusiast dressed as a cartoon character poses for a visitor during the China Joy Animation and Comics Fair in Beijing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Wong / Associated PressLink
Memphis Grizzlies defender Zach Randolph, left, knocks the ball loose from Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan during second half action in Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Staples Center.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles TimesLink
Anaheim Ducks teammates celebrate Francois Beauchemin's (second from right) empty-net goal during the third period in the Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
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