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Police officers surround a body on the Santa Monica College campus, believed to be that of the man responsible for the rampage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christian Lovas

Students evacuate as police swarm Santa Monica College looking for a gunman who went on a rampage that ended at the school. Five people including a suspect are dead, authorities said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Santa Monica College student Marcel Kahn, 22, center, receives a hug from college personnel along 17th Street after the shootings.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

From left, Louis Enrique Gonzalez, Adrian James, and Edna Monroy are among 11 immigration activists that sat in the intersection of San Vicente Blvd and 26th Street where Brentwood and Santa Monica meet to protest President Barack Obama who was attending a fund raising luncheon one block away.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

President Obama greets Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at Los Angeles International Airport. Obama and the mayor then boarded Marine One for a trip to Santa Monica, where Obama was to have a lunch fundraiser. Obama is scheduled to head to Palm Springs later in the day to meet with China's President Xi Jinping at the Sunnylands estate in Rancho Mirage later Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Surfers try their luck with the huge waves at the Wedge in Newport Beach. The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory, warning swimmers of the potential danger at south and southwest-facing beaches in Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange County counties.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

The hands of Gold Star families, loved ones and fellow Marines reach to touch the names of the fallen at a dedication ceremony for the Operation Enduring Freedom Memorial at the San Mateo Memorial Garden at Camp Pendleton. The memorial was erected to honor the 89 Marines and sailors from the 5th Regiment killed in Afghanistan during the 10-year war.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Kings goalie Jonathan Quick turns away a Chicago Blackhawks shot during a second-period power play in Game 4 of the NHL Western Conference finals at Staples Center. Chicago won, 3-2, to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

SWAT officers take out two "terrorists" in a simulated attack staged by the Los Angeles Police Department as a demonstration for participants at the National Homeland Security Conference taking place at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown L.A.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

A man tries to stay dry under an umbrella as steady rain from Tropical Storm Andrea blankets the East Coast.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jason Lenhart / Daily News-Record

People use a rubber boat to make their way through the flooded streets of Stadt Wehlen after the Elbe River overflowed its banks as Central Europe's worst flooding in over a decade claimed a 12th victim. Torrents of muddy water surged down swollen rivers through the Czech Republic and Germany, flooding villages, threatening cities and forcing mass evacuations.


A worker clearing a street lifts a piece of debris that was left along with a thick layer of mud when flooding from the Danube River receded.


Tourists walk along stone steles of the Holocaust Memorial on a sunny day in Berlin.


A street artist at Mother Teresa Square attracts the attention of passersby.


Potted sunflowers sprout from an old Volkswagen Beetle surrounded by flowers in Athens' central Syntagma Square. The blend of a horticultural and automobile display is part of a government campaign to promote recycling and environmental consciousness.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Giannakouris / Associated Press

Instructors toughen up students by walk on their stomachs during bodyguard training at Genghis Security Academy.


Kashmiri Muslim women pray during the observance of Mehraj-u-Alam, which marks the ascension of the prophet Muhammad to heaven, at the Hazratbal Shrine on the outskirts of Srinagar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dar Yasin / Associated Press

Fishermen cast their nets on the shallow end of Manila Bay, where heavy commercial fishing has left little for others to harvest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Veejay Villafranca / Getty Images

Two little girls play in the mist from a fountain at the California Science Center on Wednesday morning, where a board meeting took place to discuss a proposed parking agreement with the Coliseum Commission as part of a planned operating agreement with USC for the Coliseum and Sports Arena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Compton mayoral candidate Aja Brown is greeted by Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, right, and others at her victory party.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Randy McDonald is shown with Asian sacred lotuses, at his nursery in Reseda. Eight years ago, McDonald stealthily took a small piece of Echo Park Lake's sacred lotus. He took the piece back to his nursery 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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

Charles Ray Smith looks at the clock as he appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday for closing arguments in a retrial of the penalty phase of his case, in which he is accused of four killings, including the shooting death of a 10-year-old boy. Two previous juries have deadlocked on whether to recommend that he be sentenced to death or life in prison without the possibility of parole.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

A dust cloud rises as people run from the scene of a building collapse on the edge of downtown Philadelphia on Wednesday. At least six people were killed and 14 injured after the structure collapsed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jordan McLaughlin / Associated Press

Normandy veteran Bob Barker, 90, looks at the headstones of fallen comrades at Bayeux War Cemetery at a remembrance and wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the start of the D-day landings. Across Normandy, several hundred of the surviving veterans of the World War II campaign are gathering to commemorate the 69th anniversary.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty Images Europe

American World War II veterans, from left, Robert Bearden, Robert Joseph Blatnik and Earl Tweed, attend a ceremony at the American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, on Thursday during the commemoration of the 69th anniversary of the D-Day landing in Normandy.


Chelsea Pensioners file past on mobility scooters for inspection by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, at the base of a statue of King Charles II during the annual Founders Day Parade at the Royal Chelsea Hospital in London on Thursday. The hospital is home to about 300 pensioners, all of whom have served in the British Army and are over 65 years of age.


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


A traveler washes his horse in the waters of the River Eden in preparation for selling at the Appleby Horse Fair on Thursday. The Appleby Horse Fair has existed under the protection of a British charter granted by James II since 1685 and is one of the key gathering points for the Romany, gypsy and traveling communities. The fair is attended by about 5,000 travelers who come to buy and sell horses. The animals are washed and groomed before being ridden at high speed along the "mad mile" for the viewing of potential buyers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images Europe

Three family members try to protect themselves from blowing sand during a sandstorm in New Delhi on Thursday. Rain and strong winds lashed the capital of India on Thursday evening, bringing much-needed relief.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Saurabh Das / Associated Press

Volunteers and soldiers use sandbags to build a sand dike to protect the city from flood waters in Bitterfeld, eastern Germany, on Thursday. Germany pushed on with frantic efforts to secure saturated river dikes, bracing for a surge of the worst floods in more than a decade, which have claimed 12 lives and forced mass evacuations across central Europe.


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

PHOTOGRAPH BY: M. Spencer Green / Associated Press

Inmates at the California Rehabilitation Center perform.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford can't stop a shot by Justin Williams of the Kings during the first period of Game 3 at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Kent Williams stands next to a 1,323.5 pound mako shark hauled in off Huntington Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Holly Solberg looks through the debris of her mother's home destroyed by the Powerhouse fire. Holly and her five siblings were raised in the house that her parents, Dorothy and Howard Solberg, moved into 44 years ago.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Fred Jingles, 17, left, has a little fun with one of the well-wishers after his adoption proceedings in Pasadena Juvenile Court.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Jacaranda trees canopy Myrtle Street in Santa Ana.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

A man flashes a victory sign during a demonstration.


Brad Pitt accomodates fans at the German premiere of "World War Z."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sean Gallup / Getty Images

A man walks through the flooding. Cities in Germany and the Czech Republic were scrambling to stave off potential disaster as a flood wave headed north.


An aerial view shows flooded streets.


People wait for the reopening of the Komsomolskaya metro station. Thousands of commuters were evacuated from the Moscow metro after a high-voltage electric cable caught fire, filling station platforms with smoke at the height of the rush hour.


An Indian ragpicker drinks water during a break from work at a garbage dump near Deepor Beel wildlife sanctuary.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated Press

A South Korean man visits the gravestone of his father, Yoo Yun-jong, who died during the 1950-1953 Korean War, at the National Cemetery.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

A fisherman working on Chaohu Lake, which is filled with cyanobacteria. As temperature rises, cyanobacteria spreads, hurting the water quality and sending out strong odors.


A helicopter fighting the Powerhouse fire prepares to drop water on a ridge near Lake Hughes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Joe Biviano returns for the first time to his home, which burned in the Powerhouse fire. "We lived here for 15 years, but lost 40 years of memories," Biviano said. "This is just stuff. But it still hurts when you don't have your stuff."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Murder suspect Kelly Soo Park sits next to defense lawyers in a downtown courtroom, where jurors are deliberating in her murder trial. She is accused of killing a 21-year-old aspiring model.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

At a vigil during heavy rain at Victoria Park, a man holds a candle in front of a replica of the Goddess of Democracy as tens of thousands of peoplemark the 24th anniversary of the June 4 Chinese military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Beijing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vincent Yu / Associated Press

A plainclothes policeman follows suspected journalists in Tiananmen Square. Authorities launch a major push every June 4 to prevent discussion of 1989's violent crackdown on pro-democracy protests, in which at least hundreds of people died.


An applicant for the Hamas security forces takes a physical fitness test. Hamas officials said will they will take on 100 recruits from a pool of 14,000.


A cat tries to escape flooding brought on by torrential rain.


An Indian boy cools off at a water tanker.


Buttercups are in bloom in England.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

Lightning strikes over the waters of the Lamma Channel during a thunderstorm.


Iraqi Shiite Muslim pilgrims walk toward the Imam Al Kadim shrine for a commemoration ceremony.


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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Central Europe’s worst floods in over a decade claimed a 12th victim as torrents of muddy water surged down swollen rivers through the Czech Republic and Germany, inundating villages, threatening cities and forcing mass evacuations. More photos

In Oceanside, Calif., hands from families and fellow Marines reach to touch the names of the fallen at the Operation Enduring Freedom Memorial Ceremony in the San Mateo Memorial Garden. The memorial was erected to honor the 89 Marines and sailors from the 5th Regiment killed in Afghanistan during the 10-year war.

Also in the Southland, a 12-foot-long, 1,323.5-pound shortfin mako shark is hauled in off the coast of Huntington Beach; a woman looks through the debris of her mother’s home in Lake Hughes after it was destroyed by the Powerhouse fire; and  jacaranda trees canopy a street in an old Santa Ana neighborhood. The colorful flowers high above the street and sidewalks are an annual spring spectacle.

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