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Pictures in the news | June 6, 2013

In Thursday’s Pictures in the News:

— D-Day remembrances of the 69th anniversary of Normandy invasion in WWII. Archive photos from the landings

— Compton mayoral candidate Aja Brown celebrates at her victory party in Compton.

— Grower Randy McDonald and his Asian sacred lotuses, at his nursery in Reseda on May 17.  Eight years ago, McDonald stealthily took a small piece of Echo Park Lake’s sacred lotus.  He took the piece back to his nursery in Reseda and grew tons more of it.  By 2008, the lotuses had all died off at Echo Park Lake and people working on the Echo Park Lake revitalization project reached out to him.  In the end, they agreed to pay him $30,000 for 376 lotus plants, all with roots to the stolen offshoot. Read more

— A recently released photo of the moment a building collapsed in Philadelphia. At least six people were killed and 14 injured after the structure collapsed. More photos

— Spanish matador Juan Jose Padilla is gored by a bull during a bullfighting at the Las Ventas bullring as part of the Arte y Cultura Feria in Madrid.

— Flooding aftermath in Germany. More photos

— Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist and former member of the Chicago Sun-Times photo staff John White, right, is interviewed in Chicago, during a protest in opposition of the Sun-Times Media Group laying off 28 full-time photographers. About 100 people picketed outside the newspaper’s headquarters, chanting and carrying signs that read “Save the photogs” and “The Sun-Times is out of focus.”

There’s more too — from England, India, Germany and elsewhere — so please take a look.