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Saudi princess Meshael Alayban, 42, one of six wives of a Saudi prince, listens to Arabic interpreter Ahmed Mekhemar in a Santa Ana courtroom Thursday. She has been released on $5-million bail after being accused of human trafficking.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe, left, slides safely into home plate as the ball pops out of the glove of Colorado Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers are the hottest team in the majors as the All-Star break approaches.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

A runner or mozo is gored by a bull from the Pilar ranch during the sixth bull-run of the San Fermin festival.


Brazil's Agatha Bednarczuk celebrates after winning a point against Kerri Walsh and April Ross of the USA during Round 2 of the Beach Volleyball Worldtour Grand Slam tournament.


A woman takes a picture as she visits an exhibition dedicated to Spanish painter Picasso at the Grimaldi Forum.


Sheremetyevo airport police guard an entrance into the transit area, where fugitive leaker Edward Snowden is holed up. Snowden has told invited heads of international human rights organizations and the Russian president's human rights commissioner that he will seek asylum in Russia.


Palestinian worshipers pray outside the Dome of the Rock at the al-Aqsa mosque compound during the first Friday prayers of the Muslims' Holy month of Ramadan.


A worker drains soy beans after they have been boiled at a small tempeh factory. The Indonesian government has said that it will increase food imports during the Ramadan fasting month to reduce inflation caused by increased food consumption during the month leading up to and during the Eid Al Fitr holiday marking the end of the fasting month.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ed Wray / Getty Images

A worker in a Spider-Man costume cleans a window in an attempt to entertain guests at a hotel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Trisnadi / Associated Press

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood attend a protest in support of ousted President Mohamed Morsi outside the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque after Friday prayers.


A Palestinian Muslim worshiper sneaks through a hole in the Old City wall near the Lions Gate after prayers at the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City.


Traditional healer Dimakatso Matjele, center, prays for Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where the former South African president is being treated.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Curtis / Associated Press

Demonstrators set on fire to bus stop during a national strike called by the Workers' United Center of Chile (CUT) against the government of President Sebastian Pinera.


'Norman the Scooter Dog' poses for photos after propelling himself on a scooter in an attempt to break a Guinness Book of World Records for distance and speed. Norman, a 3-year-old French sheepdog, needed to go 30 meters unassisted in 30 seconds. Norman appeared to accomplish the feat in just over 20 seconds, but the time and distance needs to be verified by Guinness.


George Zimmerman wipes perspiration from his face after arriving in the courtroom at the Seminole circuit court. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder, but the jury will also be allowed to consider manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Burbank / Orlando Sentinel

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 Times

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 Times

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 Times

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 Times

An unusual summer rain made for a wet walk in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

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 Times

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.


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 Press

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 Press

Indians walk past a market area near a train station on World Population Day in Mumbai, India.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajanish Kakade / Associated Press

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.


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 Press

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.


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 Press

Volunteers navigate rough terrain looking for 11-year-old Terry Dewayne Smith, who disappeared Saturday night or Sunday morning in Menifee. He is described by law enforcement authorities as an "at-risk" autistic child.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Firefighters pour water on a three-alarm fire at an abandoned food processing plant Tuesday in City of Industry. Three firefighters were injured as the massive blaze consumed the structure.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Dutch magician Hans Klok hangs upside-down from a crane in a straitjacket before making his escape in front of the Carre Theatre in Amsterdam.


Revelers run with Vitoriano del Rio's ranch fighting bulls at Curva Estafeta during the fifth day of the San Fermin festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images Europe

A runner is stuck between a sharp horn and a hard place as bulls from Victoriano del Rio ranch chase the runners or "mozos" in Pamplona.


A spokesghoul advertises the Geisterstadt (or ghost town) fair in Duesseldorf.


Christian Maurer of Switzerland performs during the third day of the Red Bull X-Alps 2013 competition near the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany. The event brings together 31 paragliding athletes from 21 countries to battle over 1,000 kilometers across the Alps from Salzburg, Austria, to Monaco.


Spectators watch as a Spanish cycling team rider whizzes by during the 33-kilometer individual time-trial and 11th stage of the Tour de France.


A man adds the finishing touch to a huge stack of wood that will soon be a huge bonfire in the New Mossley area on the outskirts of Belfast. Hundreds of fires will be set alight at midnight on Thursday as Protestant loyalists celebrate the defeat of the Catholic King James by the Protestant William of Orange in 1690.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Morrison / Associated Press

A gospel group sings tributes to former South African President Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where Mandela remains in critical condition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Curtis / Associated Press

Student mermaids hang their tails up to dry after a lesson at the Philippines Mermaid Swimming Academy.


A woman chews betel sitting in her home in her village southeast of Yangon, Myanmar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated Press

A man walks along a flooded street in a district in Guanghan. Rainstorms sweeping across parts of China have affected millions, causing landslides and disabling transportation in provinces such as Sichuan and Yunnan.


An Indonesian Muslim man prays at a mosque on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in Jakarta.


Abbi Mendoza, 8, and her sister Anahi, 21, share an umbrella during a visit to Chinatown near downtown Los Angeles on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

Crushow Herring passes a balloon to his son, Artiest, 7, and friends and family so they can release them in honor of his 36th birthday during a party at Gladys Park in the heart of skid row.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Youngsters beat the heat in a swimming hole at Malibu Creek State Park in the Santa Monica Mountains. It will be mostly sunny in the L.A. Basin on Tuesday, with a high of 89 in downtown L.A.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times

Ana Diaz and her son Jonathan relax together in their hammock tied between a couple of trees at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Baldwin Hills on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

Avery McGlinchey, 10, left, and her sister Riley, 15, of San Francisco try to stay upright while playing in water balls during Huntington Beach's Pier Plaza Festival on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Chang / Huntington Beach Independent

Gray Fisher, left, of California Prison Hunger Strike Solidarity Network and Oscar Romero of Stop Mass Incarceration Network join a group of about 75 demonstrators Monday in front of the Ronald Reagan State Office Building in Los Angeles for a rally in support of Pelican Bay State Prison inmates who are on a hunger strike in protest of conditions at the facility.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Glen Rypinsky paints the view of the 110 Freeway looking south from the Sunset Boulevard overpass toward downtown Los Angeles on Monday. Rypinsky, a teacher at San Antonio Elementary School in Huntington Park, paints as a hobby.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Prison inmates, in orange suits, help Kern County firefighter Chris Oliver, right, mop up a 300-acre brush fire just north of Lebec in Kern County on Monday. Residents who were evacuated were allowed to return to their homes. The fire started Sunday afternoon, ignited by a faulty catalytic converter on a passing vehicle on Interstate 5.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Matias Salmenaho, 26, stands perfectly still while axes being juggled by his fellow performers fly past his head as the Canadian circus company Cirque Alfonse opens its "Timber!" show at the Southbank Centre in London.


A protestor leans into the spray from a police water cannon during clashes on Istiklal Avenue. Turkish riot police also used rubber bullets and tear gas to block demonstrators from entering a small Istanbul park, the birthplace of deadly unrest that engulfed the country last month.


A polar bear shakes the water from his head while taking a dip at the Berlin zoo, where temperatures in the 80s were forecast Tuesday.


Residents rush to save what they can after a car bomb exploded in Beirut's southern suburb of Bir al-Abed, a stronghold of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement. Television news and a military source said 15 people were wounded.


An Israeli security guard peers through a hole knocked in part of a wall connected to Israel's controversial separation barrier by Palestinian youth in the Abu Dis neighorbood.


A train sits stranded on the tracks in Toronto, where flooding caused by severe thunderstorms shut down the city's subways, cut power to 300,000 residents and caused Porter Airlines to cancel all flights out of the downtown airport Monday evening.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Winston Neutel / Canadian Press

Mourners at a park in Jiangshan in China's eastern Zhejiang province release sky lanterns in memory of the two teenage girls from Jiangshan who were killed in a plane crash Saturday in San Francisco.


A worker takes a sample from the oil-fouled Chaudire River near Lac-Megantic two days after a massive explosion caused by a runaway oil tanker train derailment flattened part of the small town and released the crude into the water. The death toll has risen to 13 and dozens more remain missing.


Novice Buddhist monks offer prayers for peace at the Tergar Monastery in the Bodh Gaya pilgrimage site in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, where nine bombs set by terrorists exploded within a 30-minute span Sunday, wounding two people. One man has been detained and two others were being sought.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manish Bhandari / Associated Press

A National Transportation Safety Board investigative team arrives to inspect the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 during its first site assessment in San Francisco.


A man salutes a truck honoring the fallen 19 firefighters during the Frontiers Day parade in Prescott, Ariz.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Eric Hough is reunited with his dog, Smoke, at his Huntington Beach home. Hough's dog disappeared three years ago and was found at an animal shelter in Florida. "I'm stoked that I'll be able to have him now in my life everyday," Hough said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times

Egyptian supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi sit in front of barbed wire fencing that blocks access to the headquarters of the Republican Guard in Cairo.


A rebel fighter holds a mortar shell, one of many stacked at a factory in the city of Aleppo, Syria's commercial capital.


Women of the Wall members, wearing their prayer shawls, pray at the beginning of a new Jewish month at the Western Wall as several ultra-Orthodox Jewish men and women came to protest against the prayers of the Women of the Wall group.


Revelers wait for the running of the bulls during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Ochoa de Olza / Associated Press

Bullfighter "banderillero" David "Chetu" Peinado is tossed and gored in the head by a Alcurrucen's fighting bull in the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival in Pamplona, Spain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images

Bert McCracken of the Used performs during Warped Tour 2013 at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Theo Wargo / Getty Images

A woman with a group of children touch a huge red ball installed on the place de l'Europe in front of the tower Bel-Air as part of the RedBall Project by U.S. artist Kurt Perschke.


Muslim clerics are silhouetted as they scan the horizon for the crescent moon that will determine the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jakarta.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Achmad Ibrahim / Associated Press

Police use colored water to disperse Kashmiri government employees during a protest in Srinagar, India.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Indian women cry at the site of a building collapse in Hyderabad. An official says a two-story hotel collapsed in southern India, killing at least 10 people and injuring 12 others.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mahesh Kumar A / Associated Press

A lifeguard and a pair of seagulls get a bird's-eye view of the beach near the Santa Monica Pier on the last day of the Fourth of July weekend.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

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Revelers from around the world descended on Pamplona, Spain, to take part in  the running of the bulls, an eight-day festival that was glorified in Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel, “The Sun Also Rises.” More photos

There was an escalation of violence in Egypt as supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi sat in front of barbed wire fencing that blocked access to the headquarters of the Republican Guard in Cairo. The political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood called for a national uprising in retaliation for an attack by Egyptian security forces Monday that killed at least 42 anti-military protesters during morning prayers. More photos

Saudi princess Meshael Alayban, one of six wives of a Saudi prince, was charged in a California courtroom with one felony count of human trafficking after a Kenyan woman fled an Irvine condo and claimed slavery conditions. The princess has been released on $5-million bail.

Scores of volunteers joined a search for missing 11-year-old Terry Dewayne Smith. Forensics investigators combed through the boy’s Menifee home for signs of his remains, and his body was eventually discovered in a shallow grave near his home. More photos

The families of fallen firefighters from the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew mourned as the remains of those who died in the Yarnell fire in Arizona were returned to the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos. More photos

In Russia, police guard an entrance into the transit area where fugitive  Edward Snowden is holed up. Snowden, who leaked information about secret surveillance, has told heads of international human rights organizations and the Russian president’s human rights commissioner that he will request asylum in Russia.

In Sports, Kobe Bryant said he was happy for Dwight Howard and his decision to leave the Lakers during a brief news conference at his basketball academy at UC Santa Barbara.

Elsewhere, “Norman the Scooter Dog” posed for photos after propelling himself on a scooter in an attempt to break a Guinness Book of World Records for distance and speed in Georgia; Palestinian worshipers prayed outside the Dome of the Rock at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem during the first Friday prayers of the Muslims’ holy month of Ramadan; and in Northern Ireland, a man added the finishing touch to a huge tower of wood that will become a bonfire at midnight Thursday night as Protestant loyalists prepare to celebrate the defeat in 1690 of the Catholic King James by the Protestant William of Orange.

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