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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

Jarrod Lerette watches the Springs fire burn in Camarillo Springs on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Homeowner Henry Uribe waters down brush near his home as firefighters battle a wildfire on the Morongo Band of Mission Indians' reservation west of Banning on Wednesday afternoon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Firefighters battle a wildfire on the Morongo Band of Mission Indians reservation west of Banning on Wednesday afternoon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A firefighter checks the interior of a home in Banning that was burned Wednesday in the Summit Fire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Long Beach resident Ruben Sanchez, who said he came to the U.S. illegally, carries his son Angel, 6, a U.S. citizen, on his shoulders during the May Day march in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

Supporters of immigration reform march north on Broadway past 1st Street in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

A Seattle police officer raises his baton at protesters during a May Day march that began as an anti-capitalism march and turned into a street clash Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ted S. Warren / Associated Press

Tony Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies consoles the Clippers' Blake Griffin, who was forced to leave Tuesday night's Game 5 of their first-round NBA playoff series at Staples Center. Memphis won, 103-93, to take 3-2 lead in the series and can clinch a berth in the second round Friday night at home.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

A pug dog's humans give it a ride in a portable hammock.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND / DPA

Rubber Duck, a giant inflatable art installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, towers over boats in Victoria Harbor, where it will be on display until June 9.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP

A woman sobs as she searches for her sister-in-law, seen in photographs, at a mass burial of dozens of victims of last week's collapse of a garment factory building outside Dhaka. Moments before it was to be placed in one of the dozens of unmarked graves dug for victims of the collapse, the dead woman's body was found by her sister-in-law and taken home for burial.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / AP

The final piece of a new spire is hoisted to the roof of One World Trade Center, where it will later be attached, capping off the tower at 1,776 feet.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press

Scaffolding surrounds the Washington Monument as craftsmen make repairs to the 555-foot marble obelisk that was damaged in the August 2011 earthquake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

Riders get ready for their morning workouts Tuesday at Churchill Downs, which will host the Kentucky Derby -- the first jewel in horse racing's triple crown -- on Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Goldman / Associated Press

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 Times

Protestors march down Broadway in downtown Los Angeles during the May Day March on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For the Times

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 Images

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 Images

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 Images

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 Press

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 / EPA

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 / EPA

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 Images

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 / Bloomberg

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 Images

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 Press

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 Times

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 Times

Pau Gasol says goodbye to reporters after his exit interview with the Lakers at the team's training facility.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A horse makes its way to the track for a morning workout at Churchill Downs. The 139th Kentucky Derby will be run Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charlie Riedel / Associated Press

Former members of the South Vietnamese military march into a ceremony held at the Boat People Monument inside Westminster Memorial Park to mark the April 30, 1975, fall of Saigon to the communist north. The week of April 30 is known among Vietnamese now living in the United States as Black April.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is tended to by trainer Greg Harrel with manager Don Mattingy looking on after being hit by a pitch -- grazed on the nose -- in the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

The Oakland Athletics celebrate a game-winning two-run home run by Brandon Moss during the 19th inning of a baseball game against the Angels in Oakland. Oakland won 10-8 in 19 innings.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press

An official from the New York City Medical Examiner's Office prepares to enter a site in Lower Manhattan where New York police said that they have found a fragment of one of two airplanes that slammed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The fragment was found April 27 and the medical examiner will be searching for possible human remains before the part of the plane is removed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STAN HONDA / AFP / Getty Images

New Dutch King Willem-Alexander kisses his mother, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix, as they appear on the balcony of the Royal Palace before a cheering orange crowd on the Dam Square in Amsterdam. Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands in an official act on Tuesday signed her abdication to leave the Dutch throne to her son Prince Willem-Alexander, who became the new king of the Netherlands the same day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RVD / JEROEN VAN DER MEYDE / HO / EPA

People, some of them wearing orange inflatable crowns, celebrate on the Dam Square on the occasion of the investiture of the country's new king in Amsterdam.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CATRINUS VAN DER VEEN / AFP / Getty Images

A traffic sign warns of polar bears in Longyearbyen, on the island of Spitsbergen, the northernmost part of Norway.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FREDERIK LJONE HOLST / AFP / Getty Images

A "live sculpture" tries to attract the attention of passing pedestrians during a warm spring day in Kiev.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP / Getty Images

Visitors stand in an installation that is part of the project "Weltenschoepfer" (World Creators) in a museum in Leipzig.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hendrik Schmidt / Associated Press

A priest of the ancient Samaritan community, wrapped in a prayer shawl, holds up a Torah scroll during the pilgrimage for the holy day of Passover at the religion's holiest site on the top of Mount Gerizim near the West Bank town of Nablus. According to tradition, the Samaritans are descendants of Jews who were not deported when the Assyrians conquered Israel in the 8th century B.C. Of the small community of close to 700 people, half live in a village at Mount Gerizim, and the rest in the city of Holon near Tel Aviv.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ariel Schalit / Associated Press

Israeli security forces arrest a Palestinian man during clashes with Jewish settlers near Yitzhar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nasser Ishtayeh / Associated Press

An injured man receives medical aid at the site of an explosion in the al-Marjeh area in the center of Damascus. According to media reports, the blast took place near the old building of the Interior Ministry. Thirteen people were killed and more than 70 injured.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPA

Workers leave for their lunch break in a building that houses garment factories in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The government has decided to constitute a panel to identify garment factories in the country at risk of collapse.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff Holt / Bloomberg

Chinese girls dressed to look like Chinese Red Army soldiers pose for photos on Tiananmen Square on the eve of May Day in Beijing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ng Han Guan / Associated Press

Charlie Boyle stretches on a beach in the Bell Harbor neighborhood which was heavily damaged in Hurricane Sandy in the Queens borough of New York City. Six months to the day after the devastating storm ravaged parts of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, many communities are still struggling.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Spencer Platt / Getty Images

Sir Richard Branson hugs designer Burt Rutan as they are surrounded by employee's of Virgin Galactic, The SpaceShip Company and Scaled Composites watch as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip2 streaks across the sky under rocket power, its first ever since the program began in 2005.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Greenberg / AFP / Getty Images

Tourists take pictures of a Greenpeace activist dressed like a polar bear posing in Prague. Activists aim to inform about Greenpeace's new campaign against the experimental oil drilling of the Shell Oil Co. in the Artic.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MICHAL CIZEK / AFP / Getty Images

A couple dances in front of the International House of Music while entertaining revelers who celebrate Cinco de Mayo a few days early at Fiesta Broadway in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Kristen Huerta, 18, and Eddie Bravo, 18, enjoy each others company while joining hundreds of revelers during the 24th Annual Fiesta Broadway in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Injured Lakers player Kobe Bryant consoles Pau Gasol late in the 4th quarter against the Spurs in Game 4 of the NBA Playoffs at the Staples Center as the team was eliminated from the playoffs by the San Antonio Spurs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Lakers center Dwight Howard is surrounded by Spurs defenders during first quarter action in Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

USC students Connor Virjee and Kassie Rosales hold an American flag while listening to Thompson Square performing on the final day of the Stagecoach Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

A police woman and paramedic wrap a thermo foil around a woman injured by a powerful gas blast in Prague's historic center. The blast injured up to 40 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MICHAL CIZEK / AFP / Getty Images

Gwilym, a full-time resident at Faslane Peace Camp. Activists are set to make a decision by June 12 whether to leave the peace camp due to falling numbers. Residents would create a permanent garden space to celebrate 31 years of anti-nuclear and anti-military campaigning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

Young township dancers practice their jumps or "saute" as they attend a weekly outreach program hosted by the South African Mzanzi Ballet company in Johannesburg.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIM LUDBROOK / EPA

A worker cleans a red carpet prior to the arrival of German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle at the airport in Pretoria.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MICHAEL KAPPELER / EPA

A school turned makeshift morgue has its walls plastered with portraits of missing persons, mostly workers at the garment factory building that collapsed, in Savar. Rescue workers in Bangladesh gave up hopes of finding anymore survivors in the remains of the building that collapsed five days ago.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

Rescue and recovery personnel prepare to dislodge the ceiling of the garment factory building that collapsed in Savar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

A woman dressed in a Heian-period kimono writes Japanese poetry during the Kamo Kyokusui No En Ancient Festival at Jonan-gu shrine in Kyoto.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Buddhika Weerasinghe / Getty Images

A cosplay fan attends the 9th China International Cartoon and Animation Festival in Hangzhou.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER PARKS / AFP / Getty Images

Residents make their way through floodwaters in Artex Compound in Malabon City in Manila. The residents of the former textile compound had to adjust their daily lives after flood waters submerged their low-lying village.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Veejay Villafranca / Getty Images

An Afghan farmer collects raw opium as he works in a poppy field in Khogyani. Poppy cultivation is expected to increase in eastern and western provinces of the country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOORULLAH SHIRZADA / AFP / Getty Images

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Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism.

In Southern California, it’s fire season already. The Springs fire in Ventura County has burned at least 10,000 acres and is just 10% contained, while a fire that burned 3,000 acres of vegetation in Riverside County is 40% contained. More photos

May Day protesters marched down streets across the country Wednesday, calling on lawmakers to provide a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants who have entered the country illegally or overstayed their visas. More photos

In Colorado, Sonja Semion and Courtney Law became 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.

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 sees thousands of people gathering in the desert to construct a temporary community.

Elsewhere, children attend the Children Becoming Buddhist Monks ceremony before Buddha’s birthday at a Chogye temple in Seoul;  South African surfer Andy Marr surfs a wave at an offshore reef known as Sunset near Cape Town; officials remove a plane part that was discovered wedged between an apartment building and a mosque in New York that authorities believe is from one of the two hijacked airliners that brought down the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001; 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; and former President George W. Bush meets with local schoolchildren picked to be the first public visitors as the George W. Bush Presidential Library opens at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Add stops in Australia, China, England, India and Israel to round out the report.

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