Thousands of kids, teachers and volunteers send a message to "Listen" to the ocean and protect it from trash and plastic litter at the 20th annual Kids Ocean Day Adopt-A-Beach Clean Up and artwork held at Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles TImesLink
Kings center Trevor Lewis, center, celebrates with fans and teammates after the Kings scored the winning goal late in the third period to beat the Sharks 4-3 in game two of the NHL Western Conference Semifinals at Staples Center.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles TimesLink
A Norco High School player doesn't watch as Marina player Casey Hays, center, hoists Tyler Mildenberg as he celebrates Mildenberg's game-winning hit in the seventh inning against Norco in the Division 1 playoff game opener at Marina High School in Huntington Beach.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
A firefighting helicopter makes a water drop as dusk descends on the Los Padres National Forest near Gorman, where the Grand fire has burned more than 3,500 acres.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
Oxbow, with an exercise rider aboard, gallops at Pimlico Race Course. The Preakness Stakes horse race is scheduled to take place Saturday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick Semansky / Associated PressLink
A visitor of a Wave-Gothic meeting in eastern Germany. Organizers expect some 20,000 visitors from all over the world for the "dark" music and arts festival running until Monday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HENDRIK SCHMIDT / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Visitors wait to receive the first beer during the opening ceremony called Anstich of the traditional beer festival in Erlangen, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL KARMANN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A young pilgrim tries to control his horse during the annual El Rocio pilgrimage, the largest in Spain with hundreds of thousands of devotees wearing traditional outfits converging in a burst of color as they make their way on horseback and decorated carriages across the Andalusian countryside.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Pro-Tibetan protesters attend a demonstration outside the Chinese consulate in Barcelona to demand human rights freedom in Tibet and dialogue between the Dalai Lama and Beijing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LLUIS GENE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Activists of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community take part in a rally marking the International Day Against Homophobia at the Marsovo field in St. Petersburg, Russia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANATOLY MALTSEV / EPALink
Party members listen to Zimbabwe Prime Minister and Movement for Democractic Change President Morgan Tsvangirai on the first day of the party's National Policy Conference.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi / Associated PressLink
An Indian daily-wage laborer loads a sack of wheat onto a truck at a grain distribution point on the outskirts of Amritsar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Locals try to extinguish a fire at Thamel, a major tourist hub of Nepalese capital Kathmandu.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPALink
Dutch rugby player Linda Franssen, left, in action against China during the World Series Rugby 7s in Amsterdam. The Netherlands won 19-0.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBIN UTRECHT / EPALink
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