Rain aided firefighters in their efforts to fully contain the Springs fire early Monday morning. A rainbow spans an area along Potrero Road where a fire crew was working hot spots.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles TimesLink
Rain clouds clear as a horse and rider crest a charred hillside at Rancho Sierra Vista in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The Springs fire raged out of control on the heels of one of the driest winters in the 135 years since rain records have been kept for Southern California. Strong Santa Ana winds that are unusual for this time of the year pushed the flames forward.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles TimesLink
Newlyweds Karina, left, and Boban Jurisic, visiting from Australia on their honeymoon, stroll Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard despite the rain on Monday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The TimesLink
Rachel Cash, 19, a freshman at Pasadena City College, makes her way down a flight of stairs while heading to a building on the campus to pay her dues for the following semester.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles TimesLink
Kings defenseman Slava Voynov takes the puck from Blues forward T.J. Oshie during the second period in Game Four of the NHL Western Conference playoffs at Staples Center on Monday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles TimesLink
Honor guard troops march during a welcoming ceremony for visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas outside the Great Hall of the People.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Feng Li / Getty ImagesLink
An armed investigation bureau staff member stands guard in front of confiscated drugs prior to them being incinerated. About 1,000 pounds of heroin, morphine and marijuana were seized by the bureau in 2012.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAM YEH / AFPLink
Beyonce arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala benefit in honor of the museum's latest exhibit, 'Punk: Chaos to Couture." She is honorary chairwoman of the benefit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFPLink
Cleveland police stand outside a home where they say missing women Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight were found. The three women went missing about a decade ago.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Shaw / The Plain DealerLink
Russian army jet fighters and a cargo plane fly over Red Square and St. Basil Cathedral during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade marking the end of the Second World War.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander Zemlianichenko / Associated PressLink
A mushroom of volcanic ash shoots from Mayon volcano, one of the Philippines' most active volcanoes. It spewed huge rocks and ash after daybreak Tuesday, killing at least five climbers and trapping more than a dozen others near the crater in its first eruption in three years, officials said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allan Imperial / Associated PressLink
Filipino Nicas Mabao, left, who survived after Mayon Volcano spewed ash, is reunited with his mother, center, as a rescuer, right, assists.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEX SALLAN / EPALink
Griraffe baby Jamila stands next to mother Juji at an outdoor enclosure at the zoo. The giraffe was born on April 21.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sebastian Kahnert / DPALink
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