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People watch the 18th green during the rain-delayed completion of first-round play at the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club.


A jet is cordoned off after it struck a hangar while taxiing on the runway at Chino Airport. There were no immediate reports of injuries in the incident, said Ian Gregor, an FAA spokesman in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Children play in the rain.


A Kashmiri woman prays early in the morning at the Hazratbal shrine during a ceremony after the Muslim festival Mehraj-u-Alam.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dar Yasin / Associated Press

People in traditional farmer costumes plant rice during Otaue Shinji, an annual sacred ceremony near the Sumiyoshi Taisha shrine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Buddhika Weerasinghe / Getty Images

People participate in a Bon Odori dance at the Hie shrine. The event is part of the Sanno festival, one of the major Shinto festivals.


Police officers intervene as government supporters confront activists wearing Guy Fawkes masks during an anti-government rally.


Protesters holding Turkish flags with a portrait of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, stand at the entrance of Gezi Park on the landmark Taksim Square. Protesters said they would defy a "last warning" by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to evacuate the park, the center of deadly anti-government unrest.


Bolshoi Ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko stands in the defendant's cage during a court hearing. Dmitrichenko and two other men are accused of carrying out an attack on the troupe's master, Sergei Filin.


Artist Nic Fiddian-Green puts the finishing touches on his sculpture "Copper Horse" as it is installed at Ascot Racecourse.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty Images

Dressed in a historical uniform, Karl-Wilhelm Reineke prepares his cannon during an international competition for historical field artillery gunners.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jens Meyer / Associated Press

Men line up at a polling station to vote in Iran's presidential and municipal council elections.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vahid Salemi / Associated Press

Boys play soccer on a makeshift field.


A Los Angeles County sheriff's investigator examines a bus that was struck by a tow truck that, authorities said, ran a red light Wednesday morning at Broadway and 5th Street in downtown L.A., killing the bus driver, Olivia Gamboa, 47. The tow truck then hit a 7-Eleven, injuring a clerk and destroying the store's front. The tow truck driver was hospitalized in serious condition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Dodgers rookie right fielder Yasiel Puig lies on the ground holding his face after getting hit by a pitch thrown by Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Ian Kennedy in the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Family friends Hilda and Jose Luis Reynoso pray with Barbara Winslow, right, before the memorial service at Church of the Foothills in Sylmar for Gabriel Fernandez, 8, a Palmdale boy who was allegedly tortured and beaten to death by his mother and her boyfriend,

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

A group of teens take pictures of themselves in Grand Central Terminal, like thousands of other visitors do each day. The terminal turns 100 years old this year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Octavio Padilla directs workers below as they prepare Caltech's Beckman Auditorium for Friday's commencement ceremonies.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

Villagers are thrown to the ground as an oxcart overturns during a ceremony meant to drive away evil spirits and make it rain as the rice-planting season gets underway in Cambodia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Heng Sinith / Associated Press

A 23-foot-long brushed aluminum skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex made by French sculptor and painter Philippe Pasqua, stands at the pier of riverboat company Bateaux-Mouches in Paris, with the Eiffel Tower in the background.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Claire Lebertre / AFP

Children scurry away as the Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander, center, background, and Queen Maxima approach during a visit to Roosendaal in Brabant province. The royal couple are visiting all 12 Dutch provinces to give people a chance to meet the newly crowned king and his queen.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robin Utrecht / AFP

Youngsters enjoy a soaking from a big wave hitting the shoreline during high tide in the Arabian Sea.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Divyakant Solanki / EPA

Chris and Christine Walker watch smoke billow from the Black Forest fire raging near Colorado Springs. Three Colorado wildfires have together burned dozens of homes and led to the evacuation of more than 7,000 residents and nearly 1,000 inmates at a medium-security prison.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bryan Oller / Associated Press

Fishermen rely on 100% manpower to pull in a net on Silver Beach in Beihai.


Anti-goverment protestors unfurl the Turkish national flag in Gezi Park on Thursday after a large clean-up operation removed all evidence of unrest, including stray tear gas canisters, banners denouncing Prime Minster Recep Tayyip Erdogan.and makeshift barricades. Demonstrators retreated after a night of running battles with riot police as Erdogan moved to break up mass demonstrations against his Islamic-rooted government.


Police arrest a student member of the Telangana Joint Action Committee, whose march to demand Telangana statehood was broken up..


Firefighters work to rescue trapped passengers from a commuter train involved in an accident in which on train slammed into another that was stopped on the tracks between stations on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. A railroad official said there were fatalities from the accident, but did not say how many.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Natacha Pisarenko / Associated Press

Groundskeepers push water from the sixth fairway after a morning rainstorm interrupted the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julio Cortez / Associated Press

Visitors with umbrellas take photos in the iris garden at the Meiji Shrine. About 3,500 irises at the garden attract visitors and add color to the just-underway rainy season.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kimimasa Mayama / EPA

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jason Dinkins with the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade is hugged by his daughter Olivia Chastain after a welcome-home ceremony at Hunter Army Airfield.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stephen Morton / Associated Press

Santa Monica College graduates are silhouetted at sunset as they line up to receive their diplomas during a graduation ceremony that also served as a memorial at Corsair Field to the victims of a shooting rampage at the campus last week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Fans erupt as Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe (5) slides safely into home on a three-run double by Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Tim Federowicz. Also scoring were Andre Ethier (16) and Adrian Gonzalez (23) in the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Golfers putt on the 11th green during practice for the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charlie Riedel / Associated Press

People run away as riot police fire tear gas in Taksim square.


Riot police rest in front of a damaged bank at Taksim Square. The police took up posts around the square a day after continuous clashes in which police tried to clear the central plaza of anti-government protesters.


Deer stand on a bridge in floodwaters of the Elbe River. Disastrous floods began to subside Wednesday after leaving at least 19 people dead in central Europe.


Aerial view of weekend houses flooded by River Danube. Weeks of heavy rain this spring have sent the Elbe, Danube, Vltava, Saale and other rivers overflowing their banks, causing extensive damage in central and southern Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sandor Ujvari / Associated Press

Two women, assistants of a street photographer, wear masks of cartoon characters in spite of hot temperatures as they walk looking for clients in the center of the Ukrainian capital.


A NASA image shows several types of downhill flow features on Mars. This image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is an example of a type called "linear gullies."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizon / NASA

A North Korean soldier stands on a riverbank opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong. A much-anticipated meeting between North Korea and South Korea, which had been set for Wednesday, collapsed before it even began.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Indonesian students wear masks with angry expressions during a protest outside the presidential palace to denounce impending fuel price increases.


Residents take part in a dragon boat race as part of celebrations for the Duanwu festival, also known as the Dragon Boat festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

As the trial of George Zimmerman for killing Trayvon Martin got underway in Florida, Merlene Holsey, center, and other demonstrators held a remembrance for Martin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Susannah Kay / Los Angeles Times

Rafael Torres, son of Santa Monica shooting rampage victim Margarita Gomez, lights candles at a memorial created where his mother was killed only a few feet from the Santa Monica College library.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Relatives of Margarita Gomez attend a memorial for those killed in Friday's shooting rampage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / l

Kenia Rivera, 23, center, comforts friend Nallely Lopez during a memorial for victims of Friday's shooting rampage. Both are students at Santa Monica College and Lopez said she was a friend of shooting victim Marcela Franco.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles city firefighters mop up at the scene of a fire in a strip mall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Festival-goers meet and greet during an intermission on the third day of 67th Ojai Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

A demonstrator's clothes burn during clashes with riot police in Taksim square. Riot police stormed Istanbul's protest square, firing tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators.


A blast from a water cannon jolts a protester in Taksim Square.


Afghans rush a wounded man to treatment after a suicide car bomber struck outside the Afghan Supreme Court.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahmad Jamshid / Associated Press

Mark Bresciano of Australia presses his face through the net in celebration after scoring during the World Cup qualifying match between Australia and Jordan. Australia won, 4-0.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Quinn Rooney / Getty Images

South Korea's Kim Shin-wook, left, fights for the ball against Uzbekistan's Ismailov Anzur during their qualifying match for the 2014 World Cup. South Korea won, 1-0.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

French Army soldiers of the 2nd Regiment of dragons help a fellow soldier who fainted during a tribute ceremony to late former French Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy. Mauroy, who was premier between 1981 and 1984 under France's first Socialist president Francois Mitterrand, died on Friday at age 84.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charles Platiau / Pool

Rescuers search for people buried in the ruins of a three-story building that collapsed after an explosion caused by a gas leak. At least six people were killed in the incident.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Getty Images / ChinaFotoPress

An aerial view of cars standing in flood waters near the Elbe River.


A handout picture from the Royal Air Force Museum shows the wreck of a German World War II Dornier Do-17 plane being raised to the surface at the mouth of the English Channel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ian Duncan / Royal Air Force Museum

Greg Egertson, left, and James Boline participate in the 2013 Los Angeles Pride Parade. The annual celebration represents the largest gathering of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Southern California.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Susannah Kay / Los Angeles Times

A young man walks away from the closed library on the Santa Monica College campus. Balloons and flowers were left as a memorial to the victims who lost their lives in a shooting rampage Friday that left six people dead, including the gunman.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A fire burns in Hathaway Canyon, a few miles from the "World's Biggest Dinosaurs" exhibit in Cabazon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A video grab shows former CIA employee Edward Snowden in Hong Kong. He revealed himself as the source of documents outlining a massive effort by the U.S. national security agency to track cellphone calls and monitor the email and Internet traffic of virtually all Americans.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras / The Guardian newspaper

A view of Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour as seen from the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront.


U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning, right, charged with leaking classified documents to the WikiLeaks website, arrives at the courtroom for the fourth day of his court-martial at Fort Meade, Md.


Soldiers from the Honourable Artillery Company collect blank casings following a royal gun salute to celebrate the 92nd birthday of Britain's Prince Philip at the Tower of London in central London.


A beaten demonstrator is helped by other protesters after being confronted by riot police on Kizilay square in Ankara. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told supporters his patience "has a limit" as he went on the offensive against mass protests to his Islamic-rooted government's decade-long rule.


A journalist looks at a newspaper outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, one of the clinics where former South African President Nelson Mandela could be hospitalized as a result of recurring lung infection. Mandela remains in serious but stable condition as he receives intensive care for a recurrent lung infection.


Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Calderon, center, lays down a flower wreath in the Hall of Remembrance in the Yad Vashem in Jerusalem to honor the 6 million Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust in World War II.


An Afghan security official inspects the scene after a gunbattle with Taliban militants who had targeted Kabul International Airport adjacent to a NATO compound in Kabul. Seven Taliban insurgents were killed in the early morning during a battle with troops.


A man sleeps on a cot in a flooded lane during monsoon rains in Mumbai.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated Press

Criminal Investigation Department officers investigate the crime spot where a 20-year-old girl was dragged into a walled compound, raped by at least six people and murdered at Barasat, several miles north of Calcutta.


Young Nepalese priests perform morning rituals at the Budhanilkantha temple, Katmandu. Budhanilkantha is believed to be an incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated Press

Smoke rises as a 27-year-old hotel building is demolished in Qingdao. China's industrial output expanded at a slightly slower pace in May while big-ticket investment growth eased in the latest signs of weakness in the world's second-largest economy.


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Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism.

—The 113th U.S. Open  is underway at Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania. The par-70 course is showing some teeth with very few players under par. More photos

—Former CIA employee Edward Snowden revealed himself as the source of documents outlining a massive effort by the U.S. national security agency to track cellphone calls and monitor the email and Internet traffic of virtually all Americans.

Turkish activists leading a sit-in were considering a promise by Recep Tayyip Erdogan to let the courts and a potential referendum decide the fate of the much-despised Gezi Park redevelopment project, a plan that has sparked Turkey’s biggest protests in decades. More photos

—Dodgers rookie right fielder Yasiel Puig lies on the ground holding his face after being hit by a pitch from Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy in the sixth inning, the first salvo of what evolved into a bench-clearing brawl at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday. More photos

—Santa Monica: Relatives of Margarita Gomez attend a memorial for those killed in last week’s shooting rampage. More photos

—A group of teens take pictures of themselves in Grand Central Terminal in New York, like thousands of other visitors do each day. The terminal turns 100 years old this year. Read more

Elsewhere, an Afghan security official inspects the scene after a gun battle with Taliban militants in Kabul,  and U.S. Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, charged with leaking classified documents, arrives at the courtroom on Day 4 of his court-martial at Ft. Meade, Md.

And there’s more from around the globe, including images from India, Thailand, Japan, South Africa and and Mars — yes, Mars — so please take a look.

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