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Dalton Sprading, right, hands a gun to his uncle Roger Craft on Tuesday as he salvages items from his tornado-ravaged home. A huge tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburb Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charlie Riedel / Associated Press

As dawn breaks, storm clouds roll over a destroyed neighborhood a day after the tornado hit.


Marcelo Nuno Aceves, 59, casts his ballot for Eric Garcetti at the Hollenbeck Park Recreation Center in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles as the city voted to elect a new mayor.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel, left, talks with Angela Duran, 82, at Philippe The Original on Monday, a day before voters cast ballots.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Eric Garcetti, right, talks to passenger Teruh Taylor, left, aboard the Expo Line during a "Whistle Stop" tour as the media cover his last day of campaigning Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Poll worker Barry Copilow hangs an American flag outside of the polling station at Allesandro Elementary School on election day for city mayor.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Robotic Dragons team members Marco Mendieta, 10, second from left, Anika Le, 9, Kimi Chen, 10, and Eddie Banda, 10, win a heat in the LEGO Sumo contest during the annual Robot Expo at the Fairplex. All are in the fourth grade at Collegewood Elementary in Walnut, Calif.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Kings center Colin Fraser walks to the locker room last week after warming up before taking on the Sharks in Game Two of the NHL Western Conference Semifinals at Staples Center. The Kings are leading 2-1 as they gear up for Tuesday's Game Four.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Firefighters take cover from dust and smoke kicked up by a helicopter as it lands atop a canyon where a small brush fire burns above DeBell Golf Course.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Athletes compete in the men's 3000-meter steeplechase during the IAAF World Challenge competition in China's National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander F. Yuan / Associated Press

A women rides her horse past blooming rapeseed fields.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julian Stratenschulte / DPA

An Indian policeman looks out from an armored vehicle toward where separatists were planning to hold a rally. A shutdown was called by separatists to mark the anniversaries of two slain leaders. Shops, educational institutions and business establishments were closed, and public transportation halted, as protesters clashed with police.


Rescuers prepare to move a body found in a sinkhole. Five people were killed when a 33-foot-wide sinkhole opened up at the gates of an industrial estate.


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