Framework

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Brazil's Marcelo Bastos skates off the vert ramp during practice for the X Games at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Susannah Kay / Los Angeles Times

Michal Navratil of the Czech Republic soars through the air while competing in the men's 27-meter high dive at the FINA World Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Clive Rose / Getty Images

Vilma the polar bear shakes off water in its outdoor enclosure at a zoo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTIAN REIMANN / DPA

A boy plays in a water fountain in central London, where temperatures are in the high 80s.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW COWIE / AFP

Tourists at the Mendenhall Glacier in the Tongass National Forest are reflected in a pool of water as they make their way to Nuggett Falls.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press

A worker performs some duties on a freight train carrying coal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Associated Press

At an international hot-air balloon festival in eastern France, more than 400 balloons take off in an attempt to set a world record for collective launching.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexandre Marchi / L'est Republicain

A fire burns at the ecological reserve near the Puerto Madero neighborhood, a few blocks from the political and financial center of Argentina's capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Natacha Pisarenko / Associated Press

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Friday's Pictures in the News feature begins in Britain, where people stop to look at the illuminated cloisters at Lacock Abbey, part of a new installation called "Into the...   View Post»

   

Solar power in Nipton, Calif.

Small-scale solar power in Nipton, Calif.

Gerald Freeman unlocks the gate to the small power plant and goes inside. Three rows of solar collectors, elevated on troughs that track the sun’s arc like sunflowers, afford...   View Post»

   

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Pictures in the News | January 4, 2012

We take flight to begin Wednesday's Pictures in the News with a ski jumper launching onto a ramp at the Bergisel ski jump in Innsbruck. In London, the annual count is on as...   View Post»

   

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Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Kazakhstan at the World Puppet Carnival, a competitive festival with professional and amateur puppeteers performing plays and street...   View Post»

   

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Pictures in the News | Dec. 3, 2010

Friday's Pictures in the News starts in Israel, where firefighters are battling a huge forest fire that has killed at least 40 people and forced mass evacuations. Weather...   View Post»

   

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Funeral service for Riverside Police Officer Ryan Bonaminio

Thousands of people attended funeral services Tuesday for a Riverside police officer and Iraq war veteran shot to death during a pursuit after a traffic stop. The service began...   View Post»

   

Pictures in the News | Aug. 1, 2013

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Each week we bring you the best images from around the world in our Week in Pictures photo gallery. Take a look back at the week with the humorous (dancing humans as...   View Post»

Pictures in the News | Aug. 1, 2013

The X Games are getting underway Thursday in Los Angeles,  and they’re expected to draw large crowds of extreme-sports fans to Staples Center, L.A. Live and the Irwindale Event Center. This year’s event marks the end of an 11-year run for the games in Los Angeles; in 2014 they’ll move to Austin, Texas. But before the games end Sunday, fans will be treated to sights such as Marcelo Bastos of Brazil going vertical during a skateboard practice.

Also in today’s roundup:

France: More than 400 hot-air balloons take off at once during an international hot-air balloon meeting.

Germany: Earning today’s oh-so-cute award is a Vilma the polar bear, who shakes off some water at a zoo.

London: England endures a heat wave (well, a heat wave for the region, anyway — temperatures are in the high 80s).

Spain: Is it a bird, or a plane, or … a high-diver? Michal Navratil makes like a superhero wearing a cape during the high-diving competition.

There’s more, too, including stops in China, Alaska and Argentina, so please take a look.

3 Comments

  1. August 2, 2013, 5:14 am

    Excellent photography. The creativity of these photos is stunning. Who said true photography is dead? These are excellent examples for aspiring photographers. More Photography Tips

    By: Lawson
  2. August 2, 2013, 6:19 am

    The US/ Westren lead insurgency in Syria must be stopped at the earliest . this is in the best interest of the region including West . Isreal will not like this to happen and so are the puppet gulf ststes , the kindom of Lawrence of Arabia ( saudi Arabia ) Al Quida will take over and the west including the puppets will shiver, and at the same time feel the heat.

    By: khldnmn@yahoo.com
  3. August 2, 2013, 6:30 am

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    By: khldnmn@yahoo.com

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