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Grafitti artist Risk, right, creates a mural on the exterior of a building along Traction Avenue in the Downtown Arts District of Los Angeles. Officially, there has been a moratorium on new murals in the city since 2002. However, city officials are trying to lure mural artists back to L.A. -- once considered the mural capital of the world -- with proposed new ordinances that will try to make a clear distinction between advertising and art.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A firefighting C-130 aircraft is dwarfed by smoke from the Mountain Fire near Idyllwild on Thursday, July 18, 2013.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Some people really can fly. A basketball player who goes by the moniker "Big Worm" proves to be one of them as he executes a spectacular dunk on his way to winning the BET Awards Fan Fest Slam Dunk Contest at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 29, 2013.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

In some ways, Los Angeles is like an open-air gallery of kitsch. Roadside vendors often serve to soften the hard edges of the concrete urban core. Passerby Paul Attencio pauses to touch the belly of a plaster statue at a shop selling decorative figures along Santa Monica Boulevard in L.A.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Union Station bustles with activity in the late afternoon, but within the human hubbub one can find moments of the sublime in which to ponder the journeys ahead and destinations unknown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Olvera Street is a great place to go to find color, an interesting mix of merchandise and tourists.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Ace Hunter, 6, gets up close and personal with the Mutant Ninja Turtles backstage at the BET Awards Fan Fest at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 29, 2013. What can I say? Some pictures are just too spontaneously good not to take.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

The Fourth of July brings out displays of patriotic fashions as a child takes a holiday weekend stroll along the row of trendy and offbeat shops on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Lotuses in bloom are back in Echo Park Lake after an absence of almost seven years. The plants first took root in the lake in the 1920s. For undetermined reasons, they began to shrivel and die around 2006. To the rescue came horticulturist Randy McDonald, who had taken an illicit foot-long strand from the lake and started growing runners in his hothouse. Little did McDonald know that he would help save the lake's symbol from going extinct.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Hundreds of people gathered Friday, July 19, 2013, at the Griffith Observatory to be photographed from space by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which is orbiting Saturn. The spacecraft's onboard cameras snapped a portrait of Earth on Friday, capturing our planet in space as a pinprick of light to one side of Saturn's spectacular rings. Flying in Saturn's shadow, Cassini's cameras will take a series of photos that will be assembled into a mosaic spanning the width of the gigantic ring system and, in the process, capturing distant Earth and its moon some 898 million miles away.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Desiree Trinidad reads to her children Simone, 10, left, Aaron, 6, and Nadia, 8, during a public reading of books in honor of Trayvon Martin at Leimert Park in Los Angeles on Friday evening, July 19, 2013.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles catches the late afternoon sun, highlighting the odd angles and curves of the creation by architect Frank Gehry that, for photographers, is visually lyrical and fun to shoot.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

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Outtakes | Luis Sinco

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Outtakes | Luis Sinco

A photographer may take dozens of shots for an assignment, and they’re usually edited down to just a few images for use in the newspaper and online. Details and moments significant to the photographer often don’t make the cut. “Outtakes” presents a selection of those images. We welcome comments and discussion.

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