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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 Times

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 Times

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 Times

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 Times

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 Images

A surfer jumps over the back of a wave at Fistral Beach in Newquay, England.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty Images

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 Press

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 / EPA

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 Images

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 Images

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 Press

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 Press

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 / EPA

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 / EPA

Mourners gather for a community vigil at Prescott High School for the 19 firefighters who died while fighting the Yarnell fire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Nineteen crosses, in memory of fallen firefighters, lean against the fence at Fire Station 7.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Gun-rights supporters march across the Memorial Bridge from Arlington, Va., into Washington while carrying toy guns during an event they called the "Armed Toy Gun March on D.C."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM LO SCALZO / EPA

Sabine Hodge of Pearland, Texas, holds a sign and shouts at anti-abortion demonstrators at the Texas Capitol during the first day of testimony on measures to restrict abortion.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Guillermo Hernandez Martinez / The Daily Texan

Protesters calling for the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi watch his speech to the nation on a screen near the the presidential palace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMUD KHALED / AFP/Getty Images

Protesters hold a giant Egyptian flag as they demonstrate against President Mohamed Morsi in Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDRE PAIN / EPA

A man holds a portrait of Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart hospital where the former South African President is hospitalized.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP/Getty Images

A model walks with dogs as she presents a creation by Frank Sorbier during the Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013/2014 collection show.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARTIN BUREAU / AFP/Getty Images

Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina reacts after defeating David Ferrer of Spain in their men's singles quarterfinal match.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anja Niedringhaus / Associated Press

Spectators sit under olive trees as the pack passes during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christophe Ena / Associated Press

Villagers search for children trapped in a collapsed mosque following an earthquake. Rescuers battled through landslides and blocked roads to reach survivors after the quake struck in Indonesia's Aceh province. Officials reported that 24 people had been killed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FIKRI RAMADHAVI / AFP/Getty Images

Asimo, a robot created by Honda, draws the attention of visitors at the Miraikan science museum.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated Press

Andrea Taylor, left, and Sallee Taylor join hands during their wedding ceremony conducted by Abbe Land, foreground, the mayor of West Hollywood, in the auto court outside the West Hollywood City Council Chambers. At right is Sallee's daughter Grace Meier, 15.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

Newly married Devon MacIver, 30, left, and Jordan Finley, 33, arrive as Deirdre McCready, 36, in long gown, and Nicki Berthlelson, 25, leave The Abbey Food & Bar in West Hollywood where a reception was held for gay couples that got married in the auto court outside the West Hollywood City Council Chambers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

Mayor Eric Garcetti walks out of his office after meeting with constituents to hear their concerns on his first day in office at City Hall. Earlier in the day he met with a panel of business leaders to discuss issues ranging from expanding business resource centers to a plan to rid the city of its business gross receipts tax.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crews at a memorial service for the 19 firefighters from their crew who were killed while fighting a fire in the small town of Yarnell, Ariz.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Commuters wait to pay their tolls on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Negotiations between the two largest unions representing more than 2,300 Bay Area Rapid Transit workers and BART management broke off late Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Margot / Associated Press

A view of the Northern Lights over the Flathead River just east of Kalispell, Mont.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brenda Ahearn / Daily Inter Lake

A girl looks at a sea nettle in the Enoshima Aquarium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIMIMASA MAYAMA / EPA

A rescuer pulls a ship in a flooded area in southwest China's Sichuan province. Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain have left at least 39 people dead, state media reported, warning of more downpours to follow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images / AFP

Camilla, duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Charles, center, watch a border collie as it rounds up chickens during a tour of Rhug Estate.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arthur Edwards / Pool

Ladders multiply as journalists prepare at the entrance to the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital. Media are waiting for the duchess of Cambridge to give birth.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Augstein / Associated Press

President Obama plays with a "soccket" ball, a soccer ball that captures energy during game play to charge LEDs and small batteries, with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, left, during a demonstration at the Ubungo Plaza Symbion Power Plant in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAUL LOEB / AFP

Afghan security officials inspect the site of a suicide bomb blast targeting a logistics company providing services to NATO-led coalition forces

PHOTOGRAPH BY: S. SABAWOON / EPA

Egyptian youth with their faces painted in the colors of the national flag look on as opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi call for his ouster at Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED DESOUKI / AFP

An Egyptian army Apache helicopter flies over Tahrir Square as protesters against President Morsi keep demonstrating.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDRE PAIN / EPA

A couple rides down Market Street with a "Just Married" sign on the motorcycle during the annual gay pride parade in San Francisco.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

A parade participant walks down Market Street during the annual gay pride parade in San Francisco.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Parade participants walk by a homeless woman during the annual gay pride parade in San Francisco.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Amy and Lorelei Transgrud wait in line at the Norwalk County Registrar's office Monday to get married. The couple have been together seven years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bethany Mollenkof / Los Angeles Times

Randy Thomas, from Vacaville, Calif., left, helps Andreas Kinnen, from Germany, hold up a thermometer that Thomas brought with him in Badwater Basin in Death Valley.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times

Richard Sanchez, of Highland Park, grabs some air at the Garvanza Skatepark in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bret Hartman / For The Times / Bret Hartman / For The Times

An Egyptian man shows spent bullet casings outside the burnt headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo after it was set ablaze by opposition demonstrators overnight.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED DESOUKI / AFP/Getty Images

Riot squad officers clash with protesters on a street near Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro a few hours before the final of the FIFA Confederations Cup football tournament between Brazil and Spain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TASSO MARCELO / AFP/Getty Images

A huge ice cube is placed on a desk to lower the temperature inside the classroom as students take their final exam at a school in Jinan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images / AFP/Getty Images

A bull attacks a horse during a Corraleja in Momil, Colombia. Corralejas are traditional bullfights that take place in the Colombian Caribbean Region.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOAQUIN SARMIENTO / AFP/Getty Images

A model presents a creation by On Aura Tout Vu during the Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013/2014 collection shows in Paris.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK KOVARIK / AFP/Getty Images

President Obama dances to music upon arrival on Air Force One at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAUL LOEB / AFP/Getty Images

Brazil's defender Thiago Silva raises the trophy as the team celebrates winning the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 soccer tournament by defeating Spain 3-0 in the final, at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP/Getty Images

A giant statue of Hindu god Lord Shiva is partially submerged in floodwaters near the Ganges river as the water level of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers rises in Allahabad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP/Getty Images

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On Monday, Egypt’s military gave a “last-chance” ultimatum to President Mohamed Morsi, giving him 48 hours to meet the demands of millions of protesters in the streets seeking his ouster, or the generals would intervene and impose their own plan for the country. More photos.

As a devastating fire continued to burn nearby, 19 fallen firefighters were honored at a vigil in Prescott, Ariz.  About 3,000 people gathered at a high school athletic  field Tuesday evening to honor the firefighters who died on the fire line. Some wore purple clothes or carried purple ribbons; others wore black T-shirts with the logo of the fallen crew, the Granite Mountain hotshots.  More photos

Gay marriages resumed in California over the weekend despite a latch-ditch attempt to halt same-sex unions by supporters of Proposition 8.

In the Big Apple,  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 Superstorm Sandy. Other Fourth of July celebrations included the annual Huntington Beach Parade; and a fireworks and light show at Grand Park near City Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

Traffic stacks up Monday as commuters wait to pay their tolls on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Negotiations between the two largest unions representing more than 2,300 Bay Area Rapid Transit workers and BART management broke off late Sunday despite the request of California Gov. Jerry Brown in a last-ditch effort to reach a deal.

Elsewhere, the vigil of well-wishers continues outside the hospital where Nelson Mandela is receiving care; gun rights supporters stage what they call the “Armed Toy Gun March on D.C.”; a view of the Northern Lights over the Flathead River just east of Kalispell, Mont.;  PETA activists 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; protesting municipal workers argue with the riot police outside the Administrative Reform ministry in Greece; Indian children at an orphanage in Bhopal light candles to pay tribute to the people who lost their lives in the flood in Uttrakhand state.

On the sports front, 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; and there’s game action during the Beach Volleyball World Championships 2013 in  Poland.

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