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A dancer performs with Ballet Folklorico Mexica during a Cinco de Mayo celebration at La Placita Olvera at El Pueblo de Los Angeles in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Clean-up crews worked the burned areas of the Springs fire as an onshore flow and high humidity, including light showers and drizzle, aided the crews putting out stubborn hot spots.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Animal-rights protesters chant in front of the Farmer John facility in Vernon, protesting their slaughter of pigs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick and Blues left winger Jaden Schwartz collide in front of the goal in the second period of their playoff game at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A wrestler dives into the crowd during the Lucha Va Voom's Cinco de Mayan show at the Mayan Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOE KLAMAR / AFP / Getty Images

Workers emerge from behind the massive drill nicknamed Harriet after it broke through on Watson Island in Miami. The emergence of the drill completed the second leg of the 13-month-old, billion dollar Miami Tunnel project, which when finished will connect the mainland to the Port of Miami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Raedle / Getty Images

A view of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower, as a result of Earth passing through dust released by Halley's Comet, seen from Barranco de Ajuy on Fuerteventura, the Canary Islands.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARLOS DE SAA / EPA

An Israeli soldier, left, prays inside a net tent pitched close to Merkava tanks deployed in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria. U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon has appealed for restraint after Israeli air strikes on targets near Damascus, which prompted Syrian officials to warn "missiles are ready" to retaliate.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP / Getty Images

A young Turkish gypsy jumps over a fire during the celebration of the annual spring festival "Hidirellez" in southwestern Turkey.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GURCAN OZTURK / AFP / Getty Images

Turkish riot police spray tear gas on protesters during a demonstration against the government and on the anniversary of the execution of Denis Gezmis, one of the founders of the People's Liberation army of Turkey in Istanbul.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OZAN KOSE / AFP / Getty Images

Bulgarian Orthodox pilgrims carry an icon of the Virgin Mary during an annual religious march marking the second day of Easter at the Bachkovo monastery.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP / Getty Images

People pour water on a passerby in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, as they celebrate Clean Monday (or Wet Monday), a Ukrainian Christian tradition celebrated the first day after Orthodox Easter.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURIY DYACHYSHYN / AFP / Getty Images

A team dressed as characters from The Wizard of Oz roll a wooden 'cheese' during the Stilton Village Festival cheese rolling competition in England.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

Switzerland players gather around their goalkeeper Martin Gerber at the beginning to the preliminary round match Switzerland vs. Canada at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships in Stockholm.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFP / Getty Images

Members of a research group prepare the remains of Russian soldiers who perished in the fights at Sinyavino's Hills during the blockade of Leningrad in World War II for a reburial ceremony outside St. Petersburg. The remains of 244 Russian soldiers, discovered by the memorial research group, will be reburied, as Russia celebrates the 68th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANATOLY MALTSEV / EPA

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 Times

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 Times

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 Times

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 Times

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 Times

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 Images

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 / AFP

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 / AFP

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 Dealer

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 Press

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 Press

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 / EPA

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 / DPA

An 87-year-old Russian veteran takes part in a ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial at Treptower Park marking the 68th anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany and the end of World War II in Europe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

A young boy walks among the giant figures of a monument at Kiev's open-air World War II museum prior to Victory Day celebrations.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP / Getty Images

Albert De Soto Cohen, right, a member of the French Foreign Legion during World War II, is embraced by a fellow veteran at a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lionel Cironneau / Associated Press

USC student Nate Howard makes an impassioned speech before hundreds of people gathered for a campus town hall meeting Tuesday night. Howard held back tears as he described tactics used by police to end an off-campus gathering of mostly African American students last weekend.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings appears before the L.A. City Council to discuss his controversial decision to shift dozens of firefighters from engines to ambulance units.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

A poster on a tree outside her home asking for help in finding Amanda Berry, who had been missing since 2003, is trumped by a yellow ribbon celebrating her safe rescue in Cleveland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tony Dejak / Associated Press

A visitor at a preview of the new permanent exhibition at the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum looks at a display of pictures taken in 1994 of children separated from their families by conflict in Rwanda.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP / Getty Images

Peers, bewigged and berobed, attend the state opening of Parliament..

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GEOFF PUGH / AFP / Getty Images

Gerry Hughes celebrates aboard his yacht Quest III with his wife Kathleen, daughters Nicola and Ashley and a crowd of about 300 after sailing into Troon to complete a single-handed circumnavigation of the globe. Hughes, 55, of Glasgow, became the first deaf person to sail solo around the world.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

Children hold high the "intestines" pulled from the belly of a giant teddy bear at Charite Hospital's annual Teddy Bear Clinic. Once a year, the hospital invites children of Berlin day care centers to bring their injured teddy bears for pretend examinations, X-rays, surgery and other treatment as a way to acquaint the kids with a medical environment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sean Gallup / Getty Images

Rescue workers inspect the scene of a damaged control tower in the port of Genoa after a container ship smashed into the tower, leaving at least seven people dead and several missing in a nighttime accident.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP / Getty Images

Supporters of Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan flash victory signs as they take part in a campaign rally in Islamabad. Khan, suffered three fractured vertebrae and a broken rib in a fall in the eastern city of Lahore this week and likely will not be able to return to campaigning, doctors and party leaders said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AAMIR QURESHI / Associated Press

Flames rage and smoke billows from a British-made BAe 146 cargo plane that caught fire while being unloaded at the Wamena airport. An official said the fire began when a drum of oil fell from the aircraft and somehow was ignited.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

A rickshaw driver naps in the street during a countrywide strike called by opposition groups in Bangladesh that shut down most schools and businesses.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABIR ABDULLAH / EPA

A woman holding a baby sells colorful mosquito nets at a roadside kiosk on a hot spring day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJEEV GUPTA / EPA

An activist with the Human Rights and Peace Society of Nepal continues to shout slogans as he's taken into custody by police breaking up a protest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPA

Filipino children frolic as the suddenly active Mayon volcano looms over their town. A 35-year-old Thai hiker was rescued from a Philippine volcano one day after a violent explosion of rocks and ash from Mayon that killed four European tourists and a local guide.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCIS R. MALASIG / EPA

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARIF ALI / AFP

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images / AFP

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pool

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARLOS CAMPANA / AFP

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images / AFP

A gun battle in San Bernardino County between murder suspects and law enforcement officers after a high-speed chase Thursday left one suspect dead, one wounded and an officer hospitalized. The shootout concluded a pursuit that had begun a short time earlier when San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies responded to reports of shots fired in Yucca Valley.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

WWII veteran Ernesto Pacheco Doulon, 99, left, Korean War veteran Robert E. Lee Cox, center, and Vietnam veteran Robert H. Allen salute at a ceremony Thursday at Las Palmas Senior Citizen Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Youngsters watch police investigate after three people were reportedly killed at an apartment building in Harbor Gateway. A fourth victim survived after fleeing the scene.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

A woman named Reshma is rescued alive from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building 17 days after it pancaked just outside the capital of Bangladesh. More than 1,000 bodies have been pulled from the wreckage of the illegally constructed structure that housed five garment factories.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Associated Press

Pakistani boys run after a truck that was distributing election flags during a political rally in Lahore on the last day that election campaigns. On Saturday some 86 million registered voters will go to the polls. Pakistan's general elections will mark the first democratic transition of power in the country's 66-year existence.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP

Dwight Dumais hits the water as he competes in the preliminary round of the men's 3-meter springboard event at the USA Diving Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press

Abu Dhabi Racing's Emirati driver Mohammed al-Sahlawi and his Irish co-driver Allan Harryman veer off a cliff during the first stage of the Jordan Rally, round three of the FIA Middle East Rally Championship, in Sweimeh near the Dead Sea. The drivers escaped unhurt.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images / AFP

The Artemis Racing AC72 catamaran, an America's Cup entry from Sweden, is capsized in San Francisco Bay. Andrew "Bart" Simpson, an Olympic gold medalist from Great Britain, died after the capsized boat's platform trapped him underwater for about 15 minutes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Noah Berger / Associated Press

The sky lights up over a wind energy park during a thunderstorm near Jacobsdorf, eastern Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick Pleul / DPA

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