Demonstrators block southbound Crenshaw Boulevard near the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum protesting the George Zimmerman verdict in Florida.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BOB CHAMBERLIN / Los Angeles TimesLink
Terrance J. Smith II, age 7, attends a rally for Trayvon Martin along with his father, Terance J. Smith, of Ft. Meyer, Fla., whose hands rest on his head, at Fort Mellon park in downtown Sanford, Fla.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles TimesLink
Work continues beneath the intersection of the 5 and 2 freeways near Stadium Way in Los Angeles on Sunday. Caltrans workers were working to shore up the freeway tunnel where a tanker truck carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline overturned and caught fire Saturday morning.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The TimesLink
South African artist John Adams works on a giant acrylic-on-canvas painting of Nelson Mandela in the driveway of his house in a suburb of Johannesburg. Adams said he felt driven to create the painting as thanks to Mandela for creating educational opportunities that enabled him to become an artist.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Curtis / Associated PressLink
A young man sits on a hospital bed after being treated for an eye injury at Bor hospital in South Sudan. Some 200 civilians have been wounded in ongoing clashes between rival tribes in South Sudan's largest state, according to a United Nations official.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin / Associated PressLink
Ugandan police trucks carrying refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo travel from the Busunga border post to Bubukwanga town in Uganda. More than 30,000 refugees from the DRC have crossed the border into Uganda's Western District of Bundibugyo following a rebel attack on the town of Kamango.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ISAAC KASAMANI / AFPLink
Fireworks burst around the Eiffel Tower in Paris as part of France's annual Bastille Day celebrations.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRED DUFOUR / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Swans and cygnets are caught, measured, assessed and tagged on the River Thames during the annual Swan Upping ceremony in London. Swan Upping is the annual census of the River Thames' swan population led by David Barber, the queen's Swan Marker.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty ImagesLink
Tiger Woods plays a shot as his girlfriend, Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, and his coach Sean Foley look on during a practice round for the 2013 British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield Golf Course in Scotland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAUL ELLIS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A demonstrator wearing a mask depicting Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy protests outside the Spanish National court in Madrid, while People Party's former party treasurer appears in the court over a slush fund scandal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DOMINIQUE FAGET / AFPLink
The Costa Concordia cruise ship lies on its side in the Tuscan Island of Isola del Giglio as salvage crews are working against time to right and remove the cruise ship, which is steadily compressing down on itself from sheer weight onto its granite seabed perch off the island.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gregorio Borgia / Associated PressLink
A rebel fighter aims his weapon at Syrian government forces' positions inside a destroyed school in the Izaa district of Aleppo. The new head of the Syrian National Coalition Ahmad al-Assi has backed calls for a truce from United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon during the holy month of Ramadan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JM LOPEZ / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A novice Tibetan Buddhist monk plays with a toy gun during a break from spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's religious sermon outside the Gyudmed Tantric Monastery in Gurupura.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aijaz Rahi / Associated PressLink
Indonesia police officers take cover as firecrackers explode during a protest in Medan, Indonesia. Hundreds of students blocked a road to protest government's plan to raise the price of subsidized fuel.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DEDI SAHPUTRA / EPALink
A decorated elephant is photographed in a street as his mahout (unseen) asks for alms in Amritsar. India is home to 50% to 60% of all of Asia's wild elephants and about 20% of domesticated elephants.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAMINDER PAL SINGH / EPALink
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