Irvine High School students Gina Nguyen, 17, left, Delaram Danesh, 18, and Haider Al Hamawendi, 18, gather Wednesday at the site where Haider's brother, Nozad Al Hamawendi, 16, and four others were killed in a single-vehicle crash on Memorial Day in Newport Beach. The speeding car swerved off the road and slammed into a tree, breaking in two.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
Mary Huffman is consoled by Orange County sheriff's investigator Tom Dominguez during the dedication Wednesday of the Orange County Peace Officers' Memorial Monument in Tustin, The wall of plaques commemorates law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Huffman's son, motorcycle officer Sgt. Matt Davis was killed in a traffic accident in 2002. Dominguez went through the police academy with Davis and was a best friend.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles TimesLink
William Monroe Campbell, right, senior pastor of the Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church, prays for security officers and supporters of the Service Employees International Union, including Robert Branch, left, a security officer at City National Plaza, on Wednesday at a rally in downtown Los Angeles. A strike of security officers could begin in Los Angeles and San Francisco after June 3 in a dispute over pay and health insurance coverage.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Susannah Kay / Los Angeles TimesLink
A newborn baby rescued from a sewage pipe is the subject of continuous observation Tuesday in a hospital in Zhejiang province. The child has since been released from the hospital into the care of his grandparents. Local officials and media reports said that authorities have concluded the baby ended up in the pipe by accident, meaning his unwed mother is not likely to be criminally charged.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press / CHINATOPIXLink
Inuka, the first polar bear born in the tropics and now 22 years old, swims in his new enclosure at the Singapore Zoo on Wednesday. The enclosure helps replicate the chilly climate of the arctic by including an ice cave and a large pool filled with giant ice blocks.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated PressLink
Die-hard tennis fans brave a rain interruption on the fifth day of the French Open at Roland Garros Stadium.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIGUEL MEDINA / AFPLink
Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Medichini / Associated PressLink
Striker Shane Long of the Republic of Ireland tumbles over English defender Gary Cahill during a friendly soccer match Wednesday at Wembley Stadium. The match ended in a 1-1 tie.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADRIAN DENNIS / AFPLink
A worker inspects the interior of a cooling tower at a geothermal power station in Monterotondo Marittimo, Italy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alessia Pierdomenico / BloombergLink
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