Taylor Clark of the United States has a moment to himself before competing in the junior men's quarterfinals during the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing. The biggest names in surfing, skateboarding and BMX will compete through Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Susannah Kay / Los Angeles TimesLink
An investigation is underway after a woman was critically hurt and a police officer suffered minor injuries in a crash involving a police cruiser in Hawthorne early Wednesday. The collision happened around 2:45 a.m. in the 3700 block of West El Segundo Boulevard.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
A firefighter carries an injured young girl following a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela. A train hurtled off the tracks Wednesday in northwest Spain, killing at least 78 passengers and injuring more than 140, an official said, in the country's deadliest rail disaster in more than 40 years.
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Indian resident Saiyed Hajikarim sits amid the debris of his partially collapsed house at Bawa Lavlavi Nagar on Thursday. One house caved in while some 20 houses of Bawa Lavlavi Nagar were partially damaged due to heavy rains. Heavy rains lashed many regions of Gujarat state and the Indian Meteorological Department has warned of very heavy rains in Gujarat and surrounding regions in the next 24 hours.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAM PANTHAKY / AFPLink
North Koreans walk among tombstones of soldiers who died in the Korean War to pay their respects at the cemeteries of fallen fighters of the Korean People's Army on Thursday as part of ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended hostilities on the Korean peninsula.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated PressLink
A Kashmiri Muslim man recites verses of Koran as he sits beside rows of plates and beverages placed on narrow white cloths as sundown nears during the fasting month of Ramadan inside a mosque in the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. Muslims all over the world are observing Ramadan, which prohibits eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAROOQ KHAN / EPALink
Pope Francis kisses a boy as he arrives to celebrate Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil's most revered Catholic shrine. The first Latin American and Jesuit pontiff is in Aparecida to lead his first big Mass since arriving in the country for a weeklong visit of which highlight is the huge five-day Catholic gathering World Youth Day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GABRIEL BOUYS / AFPLink
President Obama speaks at Knox College. Obama is traveling to Illinois and Missouri to speak about the economy.
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An Indian boy holds an umbrella as waves break over a seawall while monsoon rain falls. The monsoon season, which runs from June to September, accounts for about 80% of India's annual rainfall, vital for a farm economy which lacks adequate irrigation facilities.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PUNIT PARANJPE / AFPLink
Indonesia's Akhmad Sukran Jamjami competes in the men's 3-meter springboard preliminary diving event in the FINA World Championships at the Piscina Municipal de Montjuic.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAVIER SORIANO / AFPLink
A natural gas well burns after a loss of well control late Tuesday. The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said the fire broke out late Tuesday aboard the Hercules 265 rig some 55 miles off the Louisiana coast, in the Gulf of Mexico. The fire ignited after a leak which prompted the evacuation of the rig's 44 workers, authorities said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images / U.S. Coast GuardLink
Chincoteague ponies swim across Assateague Channel, Va., in a heavy downpour on Wednesday during the 88th annual Chincoteague Pony Swim. A portion of the herd will be auctioned on Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay Diem / Eastern Shore NewsLink
A worker carries out a burning procedure inside a ladle at Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd. After returning to growth in the first quarter, the U.K. economy has shown signs of gathering momentum.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jason AldenLink
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