Kathy Jablecki, right, her daughter, Stacy Jablecki, left, and Tyler True (not seen) hug one another near the Menifee home of Terry Dewayne Smith, the 11-year-old autistic boy missing since last weekend. A 16-year-old relative of Smith is in custody on suspicion of killing the boy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
Firefighters from Riverside County stand at attention as the casket containing the body of fallen firefighter Christopher MacKenzie is carried into the Miller Jones Mortuary in Hemet, Calif. Residents lined the streets to the mortuary as the procession passed by after MacKenzie's body was flown to Los Alamitos from Prescott, Ariz.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles TimesLink
The families of two fallen firefighters from the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew mourn the return of their sons and brothers who died in the Yarnell, Ariz., fire. Mourners weep and hug while the flag-draped coffin carrying the remains of Christopher MacKenzie ,20, of Hemet is returned to the Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
Jessie Galvan, from top left (clockwise), Killiy Mayfield, 9, and her mother, Katie, have a snowball fight during "Christmas in July," which took place at Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles. More than 200 children from their shelter facilities attended the event.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles TimesLink
An unusual summer rain made for a wet walk in downtown Los Angeles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
Kobe Bryant said he was happy for Dwight Howard and his decision to leave the Lakers during a brief press conference at his basketball academy at UC Santa Barbara.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles TimesLink
A resident salvaging belongings escapes out of a window of his burning house as a fire engulfs a shanty town in the financial district of Manila, leaving more than 1,000 people homeless, according to city officials. There were no immediate reports of casualties from the blaze.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TED ALJIBE / AFPLink
Stage winner Marcel Kittel of Germany grimaces after crossing the finish line of the 12th stage of the Tour de France cycling race.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Laurent Rebours / Associated PressLink
A bull jumps over revelers lying on the bull ring as one of them is pushed by the animal at the end of the fifth run of the famed San Fermin festival, in Pamplona northern Spain. One person has been hospitalized after several thousand people dashed with six fighting bulls through the streets.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alvaro Barrientos / Associated PressLink
Indians walk past a market area near a train station on World Population Day in Mumbai, India.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajanish Kakade / Associated PressLink
A Loyalist with paramilitary tattoos stands guard over a bonfire near the loyalist Shankill road in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In Northern Ireland, the Eleventh Night refers to the night before July 12, an annual Protestant commemoration of the battle where Protestant King William III of Orange defeated Catholic King James II at the battle of the Boyne on July 12, 1690.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER MUHLY / AFPLink
A Bosnian woman prays at the grave of her father during a funeral ceremony at the memorial center in Potocari, near Srebrenica, where people have begun arriving to commemorate the 18th anniversary of a 1995 massacre.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amel Emric / Associated PressLink
A hot air balloon takes part in the 17th European Balloon Festival in Igualada, near Barcelona, Spain. The European Balloon Festival, one of the largest hot air balloon festivals in Europe, takes place from Thursday to Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUSANNA SAEZ / EFELink
Reflected in a nearby building, Greenpeace protesters climb up the Shard, the tallest building in western Europe, during a protest against the oil company Shell's drilling in the Arctic.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sang Tan / Associated PressLink
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