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Visual production supervisor Gary Roberts, right, demonstrates the use of a virtual camera to record a reenactment of a scene for a video game in a virtual studio at Digital Domain in Playa Vista. Ron Rhee, left, and Jonathan Berry wear black motion-capture suits dotted with sensors for the demonstration. Local visual effects companies are enjoying a surge in business from video game companies looking for better visual effects to make their games more realistic.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Spectators line the pier to watch the first round of the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. The competition continues through the weekend.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Christopher Hill, 5, points at a memorial in Anaheim on Monday during a vigil at the site where Joel Acevedo was shot one year ago by Anaheim police in Anaheim.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

South Korea's Min Jae Jeon lets out a celebratory yell after winning the women's 200-meter T36 final at the International Paralympic Committee Athletics World Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julian Finney / Getty Images

Patrick Hausding and Stephan Feck of Germany compete in the men's 3-meter synchronized springboard diving preliminary competition at the FINA world championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David J. Phillip / Associated Press

Pope Francis waves from the popemobile on his way to the Guanabara Palace after his arrival in Rio on Monday. Francis is making his first overseas trip as pontiff to attend the international festival World Youth Day in Brazil, the world's biggest Catholic country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARI VERSIANI / AFP

A police officer tries to control a crowd of people trying to get to the fence outside Buckingham Palace to take pictures of a notice proclaiming the birth of a baby boy to Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, put on display for public view.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sang Tan / Associated Press

Town crier Tony Appleton announces Monday's birth of a boy to Prince William and the former Kate Middleton outside St. Mary's Hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lefteris Pitarakis / Associated Press

A Southwest Airlines jet remains where it came to rest on Runway 4 after the plane's landing gear collapsed shortly after touchdown Monday at LaGuardia Airport. The flight, which originated in Nashville, was carrying 149 passengers and crew. Ten people were reportedly injured.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Jacobsohn / Getty Images

A resident tries to salvage items from a home demolished when a magnitude 6.6 quake struck northwest China's Gansu province. Rescuers had to contend with torrential rain in some areas while trying to reach victims of the quake that killed at least 89 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images

A man tries to move his almost completely submerged vehicle after torrential rain flooded streets in the Seoul area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated Press

A young boy makes his way across flooded railway tracks during a heavy rain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajanish Kakade / Associated Press

A full moon rises behind the Space Needle on Monday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bettina Hansen / Seattle Times

The timed-exposure photo shows the light trail of headlamps worn by mountaineers climbing the Matterhorn, 14,688 feet above Zermatt.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arno Balzarini / Keystone

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In Tuesday’s Pictures in the News:

—A team in a virtual studio at Digital Domain in Playa Vista demonstrates the use of a virtual camera to record action that will be used to create video games. Local visual effects companies are enjoying a surge in business from video game makers looking for better visual effects to make their games more realistic. Read more

—Spectators on Huntington Beach pier watch a surfer competing in the first round of the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing. The competition continues through the weekend.

—A young boy looks at a memorial set up at the site where Joel Acevedo was shot by Anaheim police one year ago in Anaheim.

—Pope Francis waves from his popemobile on his way to the Guanabara Palace after his arrival in Rio de Janeiro on his first overseas trip as pontiff to attend the international festival World Youth Day in Brazil, the world’s biggest Catholic country. More photos

—A police officer tries to control a crowd of people trying to take pictures of a notice proclaiming the birth of a baby boy to Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge on display at Buckingham Palace in London. More photos

—A woman recovers items from a damaged home in northwest China’s Gansu province after a magnitude 6.6 quake struck the area, killing at least 89 people.

And there’s more from around the world.

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