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Onlookers snap photos of the Mountain fire off Highway 74 on Wednesday. Authorities have ordered more evacuations in the area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

A character actor in an Iron Man costume works the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue on Wednesday as an LAPD officer briefs reporters. Marauding bands of youths had descended on Hollywood on Tuesday night, robbing tourists and storefronts along the Walk of Fame.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A worker sweeps up Wednesday after a fire damaged the tunnel underneath the 5 Freeway. Other workers were taking core samples of concrete compromised by the fire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

A Lamborghini waits for protesters of the George Zimmerman verdict to cross Wilshire Boulevard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

Dressed as Alvin of "Alvin and the Chipmunks," Alvin Revilas waits at the back of the line Wednesday for credentials for Comic-Con.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

Xavier Robertson, 10, center, hugs brother William Williams, 9, on Wednesday while waiting for the the Big Splash machine at the Como Town water park to dump water on them. Temperatures hit 92 degrees, with a heat index of 97 degrees.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Autey / ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

A member of Italy's team is thrown up in the air during a synchronized swimming training session ahead of the FINA Swimming World Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Sohn / Associated Press

Diving competitors practice Wednesday during a training session ahead of the FINA World Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Quinn Rooney / Getty Images

A young woman makes her way through a sunflower field.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thomas Eisenhuth / DPA

Afghan men break their fast Wednesday during the holy month of Ramadan at the Hazrat-e Ali shrine. Throughout the month, devout Muslims must abstain from food and drink from dawn until sunset, and then they break the fast with the Iftar meal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FARSHAD USYAN / AFP

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In Thursday’s Pictures in the News:

Evacuation orders affecting about 6,000 people remained in force as the Mountain fire near Idyllwild and Fern Valley continued to rage, authorities said. More photos

— A character actor in an Iron Man costume works the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Hollywood on Wednesday as an LAPD officer briefs reporters. Marauding bands of youths descended on Hollywood on Tuesday night, robbing tourists and storefronts along Tinseltown’s landmark Walk of Fame.

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