The Dodgers' Skip Schumaker, right, welcomes teammate Andre Ethier home after Ethier scored the winning run on Mark Ellis' single with two out in the bottom of the the ninth inning Tuesday night in the Dodgers' 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees at Dodger Stadium.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
Junior lifeguards sprint into the water at the start of the 34th annual Long Beach Junior Lifeguard Stud Ironman on Tuesday. The competition consists of four miles of running and two miles of swimming, awarding those who finish in under two hours with a T-shirt.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Susannah Kay / Los Angeles TimesLink
It's wall-to-wall people Saturday at a water park in Suining, in China's Sichuan province, which has been in the grip of a heatwave along with several other provinces. Temperatures were forecast to top 106 degrees on Tuesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images / AFPLink
A surfer rides on a wave in the Eisbach River in the English Garden in downtown Munich.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthias Schrader / Associated PressLink
A school of sardines swirls around a diver during a demonstration at the Coex Aquarium.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated PressLink
Afghan children play on a swing near a cemetery in Kabul. The number of civilians killed and wounded in Afghanistan grew by almost 25% in the first half of this year as Afghan forces assumed more responsibility for the nation’s security, according to a U.N. report released Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHAH MARAI / AFPLink
Muslim women mourn the martyr Hazrat Ali, cousin of prophet Muhammad, on the 21st day of Ramadan at the Hazratbal Shrine. Muslims across the world are observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan, where the devout refrain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to dusk.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mukhtar Khan / Associated PressLink
A man stands near a Syrian military tank outside the Khaled bin Walid mosque in the Khalidiyah district of Homs. The Syrian government announced Monday the capture of Khaldiyeh, a key rebel district in Syria's third-largest city and a symbol of the revolt against President Bashar Assad.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSEPH EID / AFPLink
Sunrise as photographed by NASA flight engineer Karen L. Nyberg on Tuesday aboard the International Space Station in Earth orbit. As the space station orbits the Earth every 90 minutes, traveling at about 17,500 miles per hour, the ISS crew sees about 16 sunrises and sunsets daily.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Karen L. Nyberg / NASALink
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