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Lightning flashes behind an air traffic control tower at McCarran International Airport.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ethan Miller / Getty Images

As seen through a train window, a rainbow arches over a wind park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christian Charisius / DPA

Smoke rises from Mt. Sakurajima, about 600 miles southwest of Tokyo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images / Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory

Will Venable of the San Diego Padres is doused by teammate Yonder Alonso after hitting a ninth-inning walkoff home run to defeat the New York Mets, 4-3.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

A truck full of stranded commuters crosses a flooded street. Torrential rains brought the Philippines capital to a standstill Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aaron Favila / Associated Press

A car fire on the northbound Ventura Freeway ignited a brush fire at Las Virgenes Road. Firefighters quickly contained the blaze.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Dr. Brant Putnam, center, trauma surgeon at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, holds the hands of a wounded youth who is being transferred to ICU.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Construction crews begin demolishing a connector road from the 405 Freeway to the 22.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Members of a dodgeball team entertain themselves while riding on one of two Pick-Up line trolleys on the night of their launch by the city of West Hollywood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Joseph C. Cassini drives his 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria onto the winners platform after receiving the best of show award at Concours d'Elegance.


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In Monday’s Pictures in the News:

— Lightning flashes near Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport as thunderstorms sweep across the area.

— Ash rises from Mt. Sakurajima at Kagoshima  in Japan’s southern island of Kyushu. It was the 500th eruption this year of Sakurajima.

— Construction crews finished demolishing the 405 Freeway south connector to the 22 ahead of schedule in the so-called “Bridge Bash” in Westminster. More photos

— Dr. Brant Putnam, a trauma surgeon at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, holds the hands of a wounded youth who was being transferred to ICU. Why guns? Putnam asks. Why so many guns? Read more and see additional photos: Surgeon races to save a life in L.A.’s shooting season.

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