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Raquel Al-Nomani, 58, clasps hands with Bajiha Simms, 82, at a Mother's Day event at the West Valley Healthcare Center in West Hills. Al-Nomani's mother died in 1992; in 1994, she met Simms, a fellow Iraqi immigrant. They've developed a mother-daughter relationship. She's my mom, Al-Nomani says.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick T. Fallon / For the Times

Flo Rida performs at KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2013 at the Home Depot Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Red Wings Justin Abdelkader slips the puck between the legs of Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller for a shorthanded goal in the first period in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Honda Center. The Red Wings won the game and the playoff series.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Damien Valentine, a Manual Arts Senior High sophomore working for a change in school discipline, says his own suspensions never helped him learn to control his behavior but only made him fall further behind. Valentine is now working with community groups to pass a proposal that would ban suspensions in certain cases for Los Angeles Unified School District students.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

Reshma Begum, the 19-year-old seamstress who spent 17 days trapped in the rubble of a collapsed factory building, adjusts her shawl as she meets the media at a hospital in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. Begum said Monday that she will never again work in a Bangladesh garment factory. The search for the dead ended Monday at the site of the worst disaster in the history of the global garment industry. The death toll: 1,127.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: A.M. Ahad / Associated Press

Workers set up a giant official poster of the 66th Cannes Film Festival featuring a 50-year-old photo of Hollywood love match Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward locked in a tender embrace on the facade of the palais des festivals in Cannes, southeastern France. Cannes, one of the world's top film festivals, opens on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Valery Hache / Agence France-Presse

Turkish riot police surround destroyed shops two days after explosions that killed 46 and injured about 50 others, in Reyhanli, near Turkey's border with Syria. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would act with caution and not be drawn into Syria's civil war.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Burhan Ozbilici / Associated Press

In this image taken from video and provided Monday by the New Orleans Police Department, a man in a white shirt, bottom center, shoots into a crowd of people, Sunday in New Orleans. The man may have two accomplices in the Mother's Day gunfire that wounded 19 people during a New Orleans neighborhood parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: New Orleans Police Department / Associated Press

Kevelyn Evans, left, is embraced by Katherine Evans after a fire in their second-story unit at the Woodhaven Apartments in Van Nuys. No one was injured in the fire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick T. Fallon / For the Times

A woman walks on her knee to the Our Lady of Fatima shrine in Fatima, central Portugal. Every year on May 12 and 13, thousands of Catholic faithful make a pilgrimage to Fatima's sanctuary, where it is believed the Virgin Mary was witnessed by three shepherd children, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco, on May 13, 1917.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francisco Seco / Associated Press

An Amisom soldier, as part of the Burundian contingent to the mission, stands guard at an underground bunker in Daynille, Somalia. Humanitarian civilian EOD teams, with the support of Amisom, are emptying 23 bunkers in Daynille of explosives. The bunkers are remnants of the Siad Barre regime.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tobin Jones / Agence France-Presse

A sandstorm shrouds the Egytian capital city of Cairo, causing traffic to back up along a bridge.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

Employees arrange British artist David Hockney's "Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy" during a preview of the "Walk through British Art" exhibition at the Tate Britain in London. A collection of British art will be displayed in the exhibition in chronological order, starting from the 1500s to the present day. The exhibition will open to the public Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Facundo Arrizabalaga / European Pressphotos Agency

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