Members of the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps of Washington, D.C., perform during the reopening ceremony of the Statue of Liberty, which was closed for eight months due to Super-storm Sandy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles TimesLink
Boy Scout James Volonte helps raise a U.S. flag before the start of the annual Huntington Beach Parade on Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Susannah Kay / Los Angeles TimesLink
A fireworks and light show at Grand Park near city hall in downtown Los Angeles entertained spectators who came out for the 4th of July celebration.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles TimesLink
People watch fireworks during a 4th of July celebration and to honor the 19 fallen firefighters in the Yarnell fire near Prescott, Ariz.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles TimesLink
Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi evacuate a man who was shot during a gun battle outside the Cairo headquarters of the Republican Guard.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMUD HMS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A surfer jumps over the back of a wave at Fistral Beach in Newquay, England.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty ImagesLink
Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina reacts during his men's singles semifinal match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alastair Grant / Associated PressLink
Stefanie Schwaiger, left, from Austria trying to block the ball against Barbara Hansel, also from Austria, during the Beach Volleyball World Championships 2013 in Poland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOMASZ WASZCZUK / EPALink
Activists of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Anima Naturalis pro-animal groups stand in coffins that represent the 48 bulls that will be killed during the San Fermin festivities in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona during an anti-bullfighting protest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAFA RIVAS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Protesting municipal workers argue with the riot police outside the Administrative Reform ministry during a meeting between the debt inspectors of the European Union and the International Monetary Fund with the leadership of the ministry in Athens.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Giannakouris / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A girl uses her smartphone to take pictures of an embroidered drape depicting the late Pope John Paul II in a downtown shop selling religious items in Rome. Pope Francis decided Friday to make Pope John Paul II a saint, approving a miracle attributed to his intercession and setting up a remarkable dual canonization along with another beloved pope, John XXIII.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Domenico Stinellis / Associated PressLink
Gift Mapuka, a self-described "Global Mission Pioneer" from the Seventh-day Adventist Church, preaches on his own about Jesus and Nelson Mandela, in front of a wall of get-well messages and flowers left by well-wishers, outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where former South African President Mandela is being treated.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Curtis / Associated PressLink
Indian children at an orphanage in Bhopal light candles to pay tribute to the people who lost their lives in the flood-affected Uttrakhand state, where more than 840 people died in flashfloods and landslides.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJEEV GUPTA / EPALink
A newly born long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) sits on the back of its mother during a drizzle at Taipei Zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID CHANG / EPALink
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