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A U.S. Park Police officer stands guard next to the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the memorial in Washington, D.C., after the memorial was closed to visitors after someone splattered green paint on the statue and the floor area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

Kolohe Andino of San Clemente rides a wave while competing in the men's third round of the Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Susannah Kay / Los Angeles Times

A pest control worker from the Los Angeles County Agriculture Department applies insecticide powder to a rodent and squirrel hole to kill infected fleas at Table Mountain Campground near Wrightwood. A ground squirrel trapped in the Angeles National Forest tested positive for plague and prompted the closure of the Table Mountain Campground.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Tunisians take part in an anti-government demonstration in Tunis after the killing of the opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi. Tunisia marked a day of mourning on Friday after gunmen killed the leading political opposition figure, sparking fresh political turmoil, protests and a general strike, which brought Tunis to a near standstill.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FETHI BELAID / AFP/Getty Images

Tunisian soldiers stand guard on the fringes of an anti-government demonstration in Tunis after the killing of the opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FETHI BELAID / AFP/Getty Images

An Egyptian military helicopter flies over Egyptians protesting against the ousted President Mohammed Morsi during a demonstration at the presidential palace in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

A Bahraini protester runs for cover from tear gas and birdshot fired by riot police during clashes following a protest against the ruling regime in the village of Diraz.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis greets the faithful as he arrives on the popemobile at the San Joaquin Episcopal Palace in Rio de Janeiro. Pope Francis will meet young convicts here and then return to Copacabana beach Friday where 1.5 million people gathered on Rio de Janeiro's seafront to see him speak.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP/Getty Images

A man looks on from a bridge over the track next to flowers to remember the victims of a train crash that killed 78 people in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Ramos / Getty Images

Spectators cheer French band Tryo performing on the main stage during the 38th Paleo Festival in Switzerland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LAURENT GILLIERON / EPA

Spain's Ona Carbonell Ballestero competes during the synchronized swimming competition in the FINA World Championships at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LLUIS GENE / AFP/Getty Images

Italian police launched sweeping raids on Friday in a vast anti-mafia operation targeting around 100 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP/Getty Images

A cosplay fan reaches out to touch a member of the audience as she performs on stage at China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference, or "ChinaJoy", in Shanghai.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFP/Getty Images

Supporters during a pre-election rally for the ruling Cambodian Peoples Party dance during a concert in front of the Independence Monument in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Today is the final day of campaigning before polling on Sunday, in which Prime Minister Hun Sen will be looking to extend his 28-year reign.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nicolas Axelrod / Getty Images

Tourists visit the Xiangshawan Desert, also called Sounding Sand Desert, in Ordos of Inner Mongolia. Xiangshawan is China's famous tourist resort in the desert.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Feng Li / Getty Images

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Friday’s Pictures in the News begins in Washington, D.C., where a U.S. Park Police officer stands guard next to the statue of Abraham Lincoln. The memorial was closed to visitors after someone splattered green paint on the statue and the floor area.

In the Southland, Kolohe Andino competes in the men’s third round of the Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. And a pest control worker applies insecticide powder to a rodent and squirrel hole at Table Mountain Campground in the Angeles National Forest after a ground squirrel tested positive for the  plague.

Tunisians take part in an anti-government demonstration in Tunis after the killing of opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi. Tunisia marked a day of mourning on Friday after gunmen killed the leading opposition figure, sparking fresh political turmoil, protests and a general strike, which brought Tunis to a near standstill.

Elsewhere, Pope Francis greets the faithful as he arrives on the popemobile in Rio de Janeiro (more photos); a man looks on from a bridge over the track next to flowers to remember the victims of a train crash that killed 78 people in Santiago de Compostela, Spain (more photos); and Italian police launch sweeping raids in a vast anti-mafia operation targeting top organized crime bosses accused of extortion, drug trafficking and murder.

Add stops in Spain, China, Cambodia and Inner Mongolia to round out the report.

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