Pictures in the News | May 15, 2013

Wednesday’s Pictures in the News begins in Los Angeles as hockey referee Lonnie Cameron tries to avoid a collision with Kings center Trevor Lewis and two San Jose Sharks players chasing the puck in Game 1 of the NHL Western Conference semifinals at Staples Center.

In northwestern Wisconsin, a smoky wildfire has consumed 8,700 acres, destroyed nearly 50 structures and forced dozens from their homes.

Elsewhere, visitors walk through a light and sound installation at the Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig, Germany; people scoop free vegetables from the ground during a handout of leftover food by striking street vendors in Athens; striking Lonmin platinum mine workers dance and sing as they gather at the Wonderkop Stadium in South Africa.

Add stops in Tahiti, Ukraine, Spain, Italy and Switzerland to round out the report.