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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

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 Times

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 Times

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images / AFP

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 / AFP

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 Press

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 / EPA

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 / AFP

President Obama speaks at Knox College. Obama is traveling to Illinois and Missouri to speak about the economy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP

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 / AFP

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 / AFP

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 Guard

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 News

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 Alden

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, make their first public appearance with their baby outside the hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Heavey / Getty Images

Another scandal made New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner the center of attention.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Richard Drew / Associated Press

A man waves Brazilian and Chilean flags as he waits at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro for the start of the Mass that will officially open World Youth Day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TASSO MARCELO / AFP

Pope Francis reaches out to kiss a child.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Domenico Stinellis / Associated Press

A police officer arrests a man during a gay pride event in the seaside resort.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Risto Bozovic / Associated Press

People stand on the edge of the Xiaolangdi reservoir as Yellow River floodwaters are released for the second time since the end of June.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFP/Getty Images

Hawaiian surfer Albee Layer rides a wave at an offshore reef known as Dungeons.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPA

Smoke billows from natural gas platform after an explosion late Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HO / AFP/Getty Images

A woman grieves after a family member was killed in the earthquakes in Yongguang township.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images

A police officer carries a child after a boat carrying asylum seekers sank off Java Island.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

A man tries to retrieve items from still smoldering homes after a fire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aaron Favila / Associated Press

A villager uses his net to catch a chicken thrown into the crater of Mt. Bromo by Hindu devotees as an offering to the gods during the Yadnya Kasada festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

A multiple exposure image captures Noemi Batki of Italy competing in the women's 10-meter platform diving during the 15th FINA World Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander Hassenstein / Getty Images

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

The seventh annual Zombie walk at Comic-Con was totally dead. More than 500 zombies infiltrated thousands of the living throughout San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

Protester Jesse Rowen yells into the closed front doors of the Anaheim Police Department during the California Statewide Mass March Against Police Brutality, which is led by more than 25 families of alleged police brutality victims.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo in practice at the Cowboys training camp in Oxnard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

Members of the public gather outside The Lindo Wing as The Duchess Of Cambridge goes into labour at St Mary's Hospital in London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

Male and female Santas from all over the world take a dip at Bellevue Beach north of Copenhagen during the annual Santa Claus World Congress in Denmark. The bath marks the beginning of the annual World Santa Claus Congress, which runs thorugh Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TORKIL ADSERSEN / AFP

Lightning strikes over Poole Harbor during a thunderstorm in Poole, England.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

Korean Seul Gu in action during a last solo free routine as part of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi pavilion in Barcelona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEJANDRO GARCIA / EPA

Photographed from a hot-air balloon, cyclists cast long shadows in Dresden, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SEBASTIAN KAHNERT / EPA

Filipino anti-riot policemen clash with protesters attempting to reach the Philippine Congress in Quezon City, hours before the state of the nation address of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III. Dozens of protesters and police were injured.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENNIS M. SABANGAN / EPA

Anti-government protesters burn an effigy of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during a protest action against Aquino's fourth state of the nation address.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dondi Tawatao / Getty Images

Rescuers search for survivors in the ruins of a damaged house in China's Gansu province. Rescuers rushed to find victims buried by twin shallow earthquakes in northwest China on Monday after the double tremors killed at least 75 people and injured about 600, officials said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images

Nepalese Hindu women gather at Pashupati Temple in Kathmandu to pray for a long and prosperous life of their husbands or to find a good husband.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPA

Thai Buddhist monks holding lotuses pray in front of Marble Temple during Asalha Bucha in Bangkok. Asalha Bucha commemorates the Buddha's first sermon to followers after attaining enlightenment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sakchai Lalit / Associated Press

A volunteer speaks on his radio, his motorcycle covered with volcanic ash from Merapi Volcano in Indonesia. Indonesia's most volatile volcano spewed smoke and ash Monday, forcing hundreds of people to flee their villages along its slopes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Slamet Riyadi / Associated Press

A visitor stands near "Charging Bull" statue in Shanghai as Asian stocks mostly gained Monday after Japan's ruling party won a majority in parliament's upper house and a mandate to push ahead economic reforms.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eugene Hoshiko / Associated Press

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Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism.

The eyes of the world were on England this week as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, exited St. Mary’s Hospital with their newborn, Prince George of Cambridge.

The best surfers in the world descended on Huntington Beach this week, a.k.a. Surf City USA, for the 2013 Vans U.S. Open of Surfing. More photos

In Washington, D.C., a U.S. Park Police officer stands guard next to the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial after it was closed to visitors after someone splattered green paint on the statue and the marble floor. Staying on the East Coast, New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner faced reporters in New York. The former congressman acknowledged sending explicit text messages to a woman as recently as last summer, more than a year after sexting revelations destroyed his congressional career.

Tragedy in Spain, where a train derailment near the city of Santiago de Compostel killed 78 people and injured more than 140 in the country’s deadliest rail disaster in more than 40 years. More photos

Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the Basilica of  Our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil’s most revered Roman 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 a highlight is a huge World Youth Day gathering. More photos

Male and female Santas from all over the world take a dip at Bellevue Beach north of Copenhagen during the annual Santa Claus World Congress in Denmark. The bath marks the beginning of the annual World Santa Claus Congress in the Dyrehavsbakken amusement park.

Elsewhere, lightning strikes over Poole Harbor during a thunderstorm in England; Filipino anti-riot police clash with protesters attempting to reach the Philippine Congress in Quezon City; and rescuers rushed to find victims buried by twin shallow earthquakes in northwest China on Monday after the double tremors killed at least 75 people and injured about 600.

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