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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 TImes

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 Times

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 Times

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 Times

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 Press

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 Images

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 Images

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 Images

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 Images

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 / EPA

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 Press

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 Images

Locals try to extinguish a fire at Thamel, a major tourist hub of Nepalese capital Kathmandu.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPA

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 / EPA

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Pictures in the News | May 17, 2013

Friday’s Pictures in the News begins along the Southern California coast, where 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. Also in SoCal,  L.A. Kings center Trevor Lewis celebrates with fans and teammates after he scored the winning goal late in the third period to beat the Sharks in game two of the NHL Western Conference Semifinals at Staples Center.

Elsewhere, visitors wait to receive the first beer during the opening ceremony of a beer festival in Erlangen, Germany; a young pilgrim tries to control his horse during the annual El Rocio pilgrimage in Spain; and 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.

Add stops in Zimbabwe, India, Nepal and the Netherlands to round out the report.

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