Derrek Grisham, left, points out neighborhood damage to storm chaser Travis Schafer after a tornado wrecked his mother's house. Cleburne Mayor Scott Cain early Thursday declared a local disaster as schools canceled classes amid the destruction.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tom Fox / Dallas Morning NewsLink
An injured boy is carried to an awaiting ambulance. A rash of tornadoes slammed into several small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and hundreds homeless.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Fuentes / Associated PressLink
Keith Richards enjoys the cheers from the crowd while playing with the Rolling Stones at the Honda Center during their "50 and Counting" tour.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles TimesLink
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy arrested a subject during early morning raids. Seven reputed Montebello-area gang members have been arrested for their alleged involvement in at least half a dozen murders stemming from ongoing rivalries over drugs and turf.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
The Grand fire releases a large plume of smoke as it burns thousands of acres of brushlands.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
Kelly Soo Park looks back at the audience as opening statements are delivered in her murder trial. She is charged with the 2008 killing of aspiring model and actress Juliana Redding.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles TimesLink
The fourth stage of the Amgen Tour of California continued with the Santa Clarita to Santa Barbara leg, an 84.7-mile route.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles TimesLink
The L.A. Kings' starting lineup stands for the national anthem before Game One of the NHL Western Conference Semifinals at Staples Center.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles TimesLink
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of the X1.2 class solar flare. Solar activity continued as the sun emitted a fourth X-class flare from its upper left limb.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASALink
Japanese performing group The Physical Poets protests among other international artists at the Berlin Wall memorial "East Side Gallery." Their campaign called "Living Bauhaus - The Divided Sky" is targeted at the destruction of art pieces on the wall due to a plan to build luxury apartments.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jens Kalaene / EPALink
Protesters demonstrating against the social implications of Barbie arrive at the the Barbie Dreamhouse Experience, a life-sized house full of Barbie fashion, furniture and accessories that will be open to the public until Aug. 25 before it moves on to other cities in Europe.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sean Gallup / Getty ImagesLink
Models present creations for plus-size women by French fashion designer Jean-Marc Philippe at the Palais Royal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BERTRAND GUAY / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A woman and a boy take shelter in a primary school during the cyclone Mahasen. At least four people died and more than 200 were injured in different parts of the country while about 2,000 houses were destroyed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABIR ABDULLAH / EPALink
A langur baby looks out from the lap of its mother at the Khandagiri cave hills.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BISWARANJAN ROUT / Associated PressLink
A vendor carries a cabinet as he tries to save items during a fire at a mall in the shopping district of Divisoria.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aaron Favila / Associated PressLink
An Israeli beggar asks for alms from passersby in the Mahane Yehuda market. The gap between rich and poor in Israel is one of the highest in the world, according to a report published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABIR SULTAN / EPALink
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