A man smashes a stop sign through the windows of a business in downtown Huntington Beach following the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing contest finals.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
Brazilian surfer Alejo Muniz is hoisted off the sand as he celebrates his win at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles TimesLink
Justin Timberlake, left, and Jay Z perform at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles TimesLink
Ray Gerish, a floor hand for Raven Drilling, works on an oil rig drilling into the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota. North Dakota has been experiencing an oil boom in recent years, due in part to new drilling techniques including hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Burton / Getty ImagesLink
USA head coach Juergen Klinsmann, right, celebrates after his team won the CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer final match against Panama at Soldier Field in Chicago. The USA team won the match and the championship.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / EPALink
Pope Francis hosts a dinner with a group of young people in the Archbishop's Palace St. Joaquim in Rio de Janeiro.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPALink
Several lightning strikes illuminate the evening sky in Berlin.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL REINHARDT / DPALink
Fireworks light up the sky during the third day of the ninth edition of the Tomorrowland music festival in Belgium.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JONAS ROOSENS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Rescuers prepare the coffins of victims of a bus crash on the road between Monteforte Irpino and Baiano, southern Italy. At least 36 people were killed and several more injured after a coach carrying pilgrims plunged off a motorway flyover in southern Italy, rescue services said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRINGER / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Pip Andersen, a professional freerunner and parkour expert, somersaults on the roof of the Eden's Rainforest Biome in St Austell, England.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty ImagesLink
Supporters of Zimbabwe's prime minister sit in a tree during an election rally in Harare. Zimbabweans go to the polls on Wednesday to choose between veteran President Robert Mugabe and longtime rival Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER JOE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A man eats a meal from a table set in the river along the bank of the Han River during a hot summer day in Wuhan, China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
An Indian Hindu devotee dressed as the Hindu Goddess MahaKali performs in the street during the Bonalu festival in Secunderabad. The Goddess Kali is honored mostly by women during Bonalu festival by offerings of food and dancing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOAH SEELAM / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A traditional boat moors during sunset at a beach in the Kuta area of resort island Bali. The beauty of Bali draws thousands of tourists every month, making tourism the main income source for its residents.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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