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A man prepares to jump from a fifth-floor window of a 13-story government building that caught fire Thursday. Five people were reported to be have died in falls, while others were rescued by helicopter from the roof of the building. The fate of the man pictured was not known.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: K.M. Chaudary / Associated Press

A Pakistani army helicopter rescues a man from a burning government building.


Indian paramilitary personnel stand solemnly as the body of a young boy found in the mud from a deadly landslide is placed on a stretcher for removal. Another person was killed in the landslide and the death toll from violent weather in the area in the last five days rose to seven.


Sin Park, left, and son Jeff Park remove debris after a cement truck crashed into their home in Garden Grove on Wednesday. The Parks were uninjured. The truck had hit another car first on Brookhurst Street. The truck driver was taken to the hospital; the other driver was unhurt.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Ariel Castro averts his eyes as he appears in Cleveland Municipal Court alongside defense attorney Kathleen DeMetz for arraignment on four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape after three women missing for about a decade and one of their young daughters were found alive at his home earlier in the week. His bail was set at $8 million.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tony Dejak / Associated Press

Caltrans district director Michael Miles bows his head at a ceremony honoring 32 fallen workers from the district at the District 7 Workers Memorial.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Russian soldiers march in a Victory Day parade on Red Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ivan Sekretarev / Associated Press

Queen Elizabeth II, in full royal regalia, and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, arrive for the state opening of Parliament at the House of Lords on Wednesday.


Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier reacts after striking out in the ninth inning of the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to Arizona at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

The Ducks' Kyle Palmieri collides with Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard in the third period of their NHL playoff game Wednesday night at Honda Center in Anaheim. The Ducks won in overtime, 3-2, to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Roger Federer of Switzerland serves to begin a point against Kei Nishikori of Japan at the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament. The 14th-seeded Nishikori stunned the defending champion Federer, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2, in the third-round match.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jasper Juinen / Getty Images Europe

Diana Pineda of Colombia tucks into a somersault during the women's 3-meter springboard preliminaries at the AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Bello / Getty Images

Lava spews at night from the very active Tungurahua volcano.


A drop of sunlight peeks over the horizon as daybreak arrives in the South Pacific in an image taken by astronauts aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station.


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1 Comment

  1. May 10, 2013, 12:30 am

    The first photo reminded me of another big tragedy which is 9/11. I got used to reading all kinds of news and seeing all kinds of photos or videos, but I still can't stand looking at such fire photos or videos. I hope the victims of fire rest in peace. 😦

    By: saglik

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