Climbers navigate the knife-edge ridge just below the Hillary Step on their way to the summit of Mt. Everest. Sixty years ago Wednesday, on May, 29, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and climbing partner Tenzing Norgay were the first to set foot on the summit, the highest point on Earth.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adrian Ballinger / Associated PressLink
L.A. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick makes a save on San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski late in the third period in Game 7 of the NHL Western Conference Semifinals at Staples Center.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles TimesLink
L.A. Kings' Dustin Penner (25) and Matt Greene (2) combine to put a hit on San Jose Sharks' TJ Galiardi in the first period of Game 7 of the NHL Western Conference Semifinals at Staples Center.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles TimesLink
Irvine High School classmates, from left, Shadi Masoud, Aram Yaco and Kelly Dunkle gather at the tree in the median of Jamboree Road that was struck by the speeding car that left five teens dead.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles TimesLink
A white dove flies over the art project "Blue Sheep." Action artists Bertamaria Reetz and Rainer Bonk have been traveling around Europe with their blue sheep for the last three years.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fredrik von Erichsen / Associated PressLink
A man pays his respects near where British soldier Lee Rigby, 25, was killed outside Woolwich Barracks.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW COWIE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Firefighters burn a mock coffin bearing the words "RIP Public Services" during a protest against austerity measures in front of the Catalunya Parliament. The European Union moved away from its focus on tough austerity Wednesday when it gave France, Spain and four other member states more time to bring their budget deficits under control.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paco Serinelli / Associated PressLink
Soldiers from the Special Operations Battalion of the Federal District conduct a drill at Military Police headquarters in preparation for security measures for the Confederations Cup, which will be held next month in Brazil.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EVARISTO SA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A jogger and a woman with an umbrella reflect in a puddle.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Baby No. 59, named after his incubator number, rests in a hospital after being rescued Saturday from a sewer pipe. The mother of the Chinese newborn had raised the initial alarm and was present for the entire two-hour rescue but did not admit giving birth until confronted by police.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
Schoolchildren watch as Inuka, a male polar bear, swims in his pool enclosure at the Singapore Zoo. The 22-year-old polar bear, the first one born in the tropics, moved into his new frozen tundra home featuring climate-controlled resting areas and an expanded pool.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROSLAN RAHMAN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Displaced residents immerse themselves in massive deposits from a mud volcano to dramatize their sufferings during a protest marking the seventh year of the disaster. Experts believe gas drilling company Lapindo Brantas was responsible for the disaster that permanently buried 12 villages.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUNI KRISWANTO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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