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Motorists stop along Pacific Coast Highway near Point Dume to view and photograph a large plume of smoke blowing out to sea from the Springs wildfire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A Downey firefighter mans a water hose as flames from the Springs wildfire rage behind homes in Newbury Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

A lifeguard tower is highlighted against a backdrop of flames from the Springs wildfire racing toward the ocean south of Oxnard near Sycamore Canyon. The white and red streaks at the bottom of this long-exposure image were caused by the lights of a car passing on Pacific Coast Highway.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

The sun rises over the second day of the AfrikaBurn festival in the Karoo Desert in South Africa. The festival is based on Burning Man in the United States and, like it, sees thousands of people gathering in the desert to construct a temporary community.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIM LUDBROOK / EPA

Surfer Andy Marr rides the edge of a wave at an reef known as Sunset off the coast of Cape Town. Surfers use powered watercraft to tow themselves into the fast-moving swells, which are too big to paddle into.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPA

Greek Orthodox worshipers attend Great Friday services as part of Orthodox Easter celebrations in Athens.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANGELOS TZORTZINIS / AFP / Getty Images

A Coptic Christian pilgrim from Egypt clutches a crucifix as she enters the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, during Eastern Orthodox Great Friday observances.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernat Armangue / Associated Press

A flamingo cleans its feathering in its enclosure in a zoo in western Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FEDERICO GAMBARINI / AFP / Getty Images

The Anthony Gormley sculpture "Angel of the North" overlooks a Northern League soccer match between Gateshead and Esh Winning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stu Forster / Getty Images

Finnish hockey fan Minna Westman inserts contact lenses with stylized Finnish flags into her eyes in preparation for the opening day of play in the International Ice Hockey Federation 2013 World Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARTTI KAINULAINEN / AFP / Getty Images

Children participate in a ceremony heralding the forthcoming celebration of Buddha's birthday at a Chogye temple. The children will stay at the temple to learn about Buddhism for 14 days.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images

Actor Will Smith greets enthusiastic fans at an event promoting his new movie "After Earth."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chiang Ying-ying / Associated Press

Indian children eat from plates they carry during lunchtime at a government-run school.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAROOQ KHAN / EPA

A Buddhist puts up lamps as decoration at Chogye Temple in preparation for the celebration of Buddha's birthday on May 17.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEON HEON-KYUN / EPA

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Elsewhere, the sun rises over the second day of the AfrikaBurn festival in the Karoo Desert in South Africa, which is modeled after the U.S.’s Burning Man event.

In South Korea, children attend a ceremony heralding the forthcoming celebration of  Buddha’s birthday at the Chogye Temple;  South African surfer Andy Marr rides a wave at an offshore reef known as Sunset in Cape Town; and Greek Orthodox worshipers in Athens celebrate Great Friday, part of Orthodox Easter.

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