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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.


Visitors wait to receive the first beer during the opening ceremony called Anstich of the traditional beer festival in Erlangen, Germany.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


Dutch rugby player Linda Franssen, left, in action against China during the World Series Rugby 7s in Amsterdam. The Netherlands won 19-0.


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 News

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 Press

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 Times

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 Times

The Grand fire releases a large plume of smoke as it burns thousands of acres of brushlands.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

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 Times

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 Times

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 Times

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.


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.


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 Images

Models present creations for plus-size women by French fashion designer Jean-Marc Philippe at the Palais Royal.


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.


A langur baby looks out from the lap of its mother at the Khandagiri cave hills.


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 Press

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.


Referee Lonnie Cameron tries to avoid a collision on the boards with Kings center Trevor Lewis and San Jose's Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture in the Kings' 2-0 victory on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the NHL Western Conference semifinals at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

High school students join members of the teachers union, parents and others in celebrating the passage of the "School Climate Bill of Rights" at a rally outside a Los Angeles Unified School Board meeting Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

Simone Osborne performs during a rehearsal for Mozart's opera "The Marriage of Figaro" at Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. The production opens on Friday. Osborne plays the role of Barbarina.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

The Rev. Jerry Anderson sprinkles holy water on cyclists as they pedal past during Good Samaritan Hospital's 10th annual West Coast Blessing of the Bicycles, part of L.A. Bicycle Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Flames and smoke rise from a wildfire in northwestern Wisconsin that has consumed 8,700 acres, destroyed nearly 50 structures and forced dozens from their homes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wisconsoin Department of Natural Rescources

U.S. surfer Keala Kennelly rides a monster wave at Teahupoo in Tahiti.


Visitors walk through a light and sound installation that's part of the "Creators of Worlds" exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig. The show is dedicated to composer Richard Wagner, sculptor Max Klinger and writer Karl May, who all were born in or near Leipzig.


Ukrainian opposition deputies hold a large flag bearing a portrait of the jailed former prime minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko as they shout, "Freedom for Yulia!" during a speech by the Ukrainian president in parliament.


Basque supporters shout slogans against the police who were about to take Urtza Alkorta, an alleged member of the Basque armed group ETA wanted for questioning, into custody on a bridge in northern Spain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alvaro Barrientos / Associated Press

Athens residents crouch on the ground to collect free vegetables during a handout of leftover produce by striking street vendors.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kostas Tsironis / Bloomberg

Parisians have take-out food for lunch in the city's La Defense business district.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christophe Ena / Associated Press

Gelada baboon cubs play in their enclosure at the Zurich zoo.


The up-and-coming Jerzy Janowicz of Poland celebrates after defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France at the Italian Open tennis tournament.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Medichini / Associated Press

Boys taking part in "Little Buddha Camp," in which they experience a monk's life for three weeks, hold lanterns while watching a video at the SK Telecom Museum. The camp is a part of celebrations leading up to Buddha's birthday on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated Press

A woman draped in a chadar carries her child at the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti during the Urs festival in which thousands of Sufi Muslim devotees gather to mark the anniversary of the death of the Sufi saint.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

Mine workers striking to demand recognition of their union dance and sing at Wonderkop Stadium. Miners failed to report for a morning shift Wednesday, extending the strike into its second day and paralyzing 13 shafts belonging to Lonmin, the world's third-largest platinum producer.


British Prime Minister David Cameron, right, and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick visit the makeshift memorial to the Boston Marathon bombing victims in Copley Square. Cameron, in the U.S. on a trip focused on security issues, visited Boston after meeting with President Obama in Washington on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Dwyer / Associated Press

Joe D'Alfio's Labrador takes a flying leap into the cool water of Vale Lake near Temecula, where the afternoon temperature peaked at 101 degrees Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Sheriff's deputies and state wildlife agents remove a 125-pound female black bear in a sling after it was tranquilized outside a home in La Cañada Flintridge. The bear, which wandered into the area from the Angeles National Forest, had been spotted earlier in the day and scared people in a neighborhood swimming pool.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

A female black bear lies tranquilized on a walkway outside a home in La Cañada Flintridge before being removed Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Jose Baltazar, 11, joins friends and family for a respite from high temperatures on a backyard water slide in Azusa on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Upland police and San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies surround a house where shots were reportedly fired after foreclosure documents had been served. Officers later entered the house and found DeVaughn Kissick with a gunshot wound to head. He was transported to an area hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Attorney Ozzie Fumo talks to his client O.J. Simpson during a hearing in Clark County District Court where Simpson, who is currently serving nine to 33 years in state prison on a 2008 conviction for armed robbery and kidnapping, is seeking a new trial because he says he had a bad lawyer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julie Jacobson / Pool

A Northrop Grumman crew prepares for a test of an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) on the flight deck of the U.S. aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush, which is scheduled to be the first aircraft carrier to catapult-launch an unmanned aircraft from its flight deck.


A woman lays a flower at a grave as Orthodox Christians celebrate All Souls Day.


Auction company worker Rupert van der Werff carries historic London street signs, which are being replaced as part of the Legible London campaign and will be sold to the highest bidder.


Fans celebrate the Paris Saint-Germain soccer team's first league title in 19 years.


An investigator uses a metal detector to search for evidence of Nazi mass executions outside Piasnica, where German soldiers shot and buried an estimated 12,000 to 14,000 thousand people, mostly Poles iin 1939.


Kenyan police use a water cannon to disperse a crowd outside parliament that was protesting against members of parliament who have demanded higher wages.


Two Afghan schoolgirls who claim to have been poisoned at school lie in a hospital. Officials believe a rash of alleged "poisonings" may be psychological.


A Russian Soyuz space capsule with American Tom Marshburn, Canadian Chris Hadfield and Russian Roman Romanenko aboard lands in a cloud of dust in central Kazakhstan as their half-year mission to the International Space Station comes to an end.


A Rohingya boy who lives with his family at a camp for Rohingya people in Myanmar wraps himself with a sarong as rain from the approaching Cyclone Mahasen falls. The U.N. said the cyclone, expected later this week, could swamp the makeshift camps sheltering tens of thousands of Rohingya.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated Press

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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The Week in Pictures | May 13 – 19, 2013

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism.

Along the Southern California coast, 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 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 2 of the NHL Western Conference semifinals at Staples Center.

British Prime Minister David Cameron and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick visited the makeshift memorial to the Boston Marathon bombing victims in Copley Square in Boston.

In Texas this week, six people were killed as a spring tornado outbreak destroyed or damaged dozens of homes and injured dozens.

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; people take shelter in a primary school during the cyclone Mahasen in Bangladesh; models present creations for plus-size women by French fashion designer Jean-Marc Philippe at the Palais Royal in Paris; and protesters demonstrating against the social implications of Barbie arrive at the Barbie Dreamhouse Experience in Berlin.

Add stops in Zimbabwe, India,  Israel, Manila, Nepal, Tahiti, Ukraine, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands to round out the report.

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