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A hot shot crew stands by to keep the Powerhouse fire from jumping Elizabeth Lake Road in Lake Hughes, Calif.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Burned embers are all that remain at one of six homes that burned during the Powerhouse fire in Lake Hughes, Calif.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Runners crawl under camouflage netting on the obstacle-heavy course at the 20th annual Marine Corps' World Famous Mud Run at Camp Pendleton.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning his fourth round match against Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris.


Proponents of single-sex marriage dressed as a bride and groom, Carrie Hardy, and Martin Etchart of Argentina, stand outside the Houses of Parliament in London. A government bill allowing same-sex marriage in England and Wales was passed in the House of Commons last month, despite the opposition of 133 Conservative MPs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

The city hall of Grimma in eastern Germany is surrounded by flood waters. Flooding has spread across a large area of central Europe following heavy rainfall in recent days.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jens Wolf / Associated Press

A young man paddles on his inflatable mattress through the flooded streets in the historic city center in Passau, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lennart Preiss / Getty Images

A passenger stands at the mangled front of a tourist bus near Orebro, Central Sweden. Two buses carrying 60 passengers collided with a gasoline tanker on the motorway.


High school students hold up a Turkish flag during a protest at Gezi park of Taksim square in Istanbul. The demonstrations that grew out of anger over excessive police force have spiraled into Turkey's biggest antigovernment demonstrations in years, challenging Prime Minister's Recep Tayyip Erdogan power.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thanassis Stavrakis / Associated Press

Afghan people gather at the site of a roadside bomb blast in Laghman. Seven civilians were killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan, the Interior Ministry said.


A bee collects pollen on a blossom in Duesseldorf, western Germany.


Cambodian riot police clash with garment workers as they gather to protest at a garment factory in Kampong Speu province. Cambodian garment workers from Sabrina (Cambodia) Garment Manufacturing Corp. gathered to demand wage increases.


Filipino grade school students attend the first day of a new school year in a remote village in Rizal province, east of Manila. Close to 21 million students in kindergarten, elementary and high school trooped to public schools nationwide to open a new schoolyear; around 3 million students in private schools are expected to start classes in the coming weeks.


Boys try to catch fish along the shores of the Arabian Sea as rain clouds hover in Mumbai.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated Press

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The Powerhouse fire in Southern California has scorched 29,000 acres and is 40% contained. More photos

Waters from three swollen rivers flooded the old town of Passau in southeast Germany on Monday. Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic have also been affected following heavy rainfall and flooding.

Elsewhere, demonstrations that grew out of anger over excessive police force have spiraled into Turkey’s biggest antigovernment demonstrations in years, challenging Prime Minister’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan power; Afghan people gather at the site of a roadside bomb blast in Laghman; and Cambodian riot police clash with garment workers  demanding wage increases.

Add stops in France, England, Sweden and the Philippines to round out the report.

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