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More than 50 people were injured when a tour bus tumbled off the eastbound 210 Freeway in Irwindale on Thursday.


The out-of-control Rim fire crossed into Yosemite National Park on Friday and has burned 105,000 acres. It is one of more than 50 major brush fires burning across the western United States.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: U.S. Forest Service

A firefighter from Ebbetts Pass Fire District monitors a back fire as he battles the Rim fire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

A global flash-mob dinner called Diner en Blanc shut down Rodeo Drive on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Fans of the Eastlake Little League All-Stars fans celebrate after the California team defeated Westport, Conn., to advance to the U.S. championship game at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Edinburgh Festival Fringe entertainers perform on the Royal Mile as the festival enters its final weekend. The largest performing arts festival in the world has been running for the past three weeks and has enjoyed an increase in venues and visitors compared with previous years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images Europe

A visitor walks over an installation titled "Test Pattern" by the Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda at the Ruhrtriennale music and arts festival.


A demonstrator holds a poster depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin as he protests Russia's new anti-homosexuality law in front of the Russian embassy.


A car burns and debris litters the street at the site of one of two explosions outside mosques in Tripoli on Friday. At least 29 people were killed and hundreds wounded, authorities said.


Palestinian protesters kick an Israel army vehicle during a demonstration in support of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi.


A Palestinian man carries a candle during a demonstration against an alleged chemical attack that killed hundreds in Syria.


People are swept off their feet by huge waves from the "Haining tide" -- a daily occurrence when the river tides meet the banks of the city -- pushed higher due to the influence of Typhoon Trami.


A police officer guards the gate of the Jinan Intermediate People's Court, where ousted politician Bo Xilai is standing trial on charges of bribery, corruption and abuse of power.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Feng Li / Getty Images

A patient leaves a medical consultation room at a clinic for HIV and tuberculosis patients in the suburbs of Yangon. Myanmar sees an estimated 9,000 new tuberculosis infections every year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated Press

Fishermen and helpers push a boat to the water on Copacabana beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning arrives alongside military officials at a military court to hear his sentence in the WikiLeaks case. Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking a vast trove of classified U.S. military and diplomatic materials to the anti-secrecy group in 2010.


This image provided by the media office of Douma City, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other Associated Press reporting, shows a Syrian man mourning over a body after what rebel activists say was a poisonous gas attack launched by regime forces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

A firefighter sprays water onto a wildfire in central Portugal.


At a protest against Russia's crackdown on public support for gay rights, a demonstrator's T-shirt bears an unusual image of Russian President Vladimir Putin.


A Soviet army monument was painted pink by vandals to mark the 45th anniversary of the Soviet bloc's invasion of Czechoslovakia. The inscription in Bulgarian and Czech reads "Bulgaria apologizes." Bulgaria, a longtime ally of the Soviet Union, was the first country to insist on the invasion -- aimed at crushing the freedom movement known as the Prague Spring -- and the last one to formally apologize for its participation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Valentina Petrova / Associated Press

Taylor Swift plays the first of four sold-out shows at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Tourists and employees of a hotel are evacuated after a strong earthquake, which initial estimates indicated was magnitude 6.1, shook the city.


The Humboldt hotel, a landmark in the capital city, stands shrouded in fog.


Police detain an elderly demonstrator outside the Intermediate People's Court, where Bo Xilai, a former government leader, will soon go on trial on corruption charges.


Residents, affected by floods related to Tropical Storm Trami, jostle for position while seeking relief goods. Trami is blamed for eight deaths.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aaron Favila / Associated Press

An aerial view shows Yuhong village, in northeast China's Heilongjiang province, almost swallowed by flooding. About 170 people have been reported killed during the floods.


Tourists have their pictures taken in front of a large outdoor banner showing what Hong Kong looks like when there's no smog. Hong Kong's air pollution index has hit the "very high" level in recent days.


Gregory Joseph Curry, a Canadian who's wanted by the FBI in connection with stock fraud, covers his face while in court.


A Parma wallaby cub named E.T. is fed while resting in a substitute pouch. A private breeder plans to raise the little marsupial, which was rejected by its mother.


Firefighters cut into the trailer of a charred big rig after two accidents involving at least nine vehicles shut down the 10 Freeway in Pomona overnight. One person was killed in the pileup, reported about 8:30 p.m. near Towne Avenue. One of the vehicles was jammed under the big rig and exploded in flames, the California Highway Patrol said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Late arrivals run for the doors of the Pasadena Convention Center, where exams were being conducted Monday for candidates to become Pasadena firefighter trainees.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

An airliner approaching Los Angeles International Airport is silhouetted against the full moon as seen from Palm Park in Whittier on Monday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nick Ut / Associated Press

Office workers cross a flooded street using makeshift floats during heavy rain at the financial district of Makati south of Manila on Tuesday. Flooding caused by some of the Philippines' heaviest rains on record submerged more than half the capital, turning roads into rivers and trapping tens of thousands of people in homes and shelters. The government suspended all work except rescues and disaster response for a second day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aaron Favila / Associated Press

Members of the opposition party are surrounded by parliament police officers in the Thai parliament's chambers on Tuesday after debate on controversial proposed constitutional amendments descended into a brawl.


A supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has key words painted on his fingers at a protest held in solidarity with Morsi's backers in Egypt.


A worker wraps a statue of Benjamin Franklin in plastic in preparation for upcoming construction at the Franklin Institute.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Rourke / Associated Press

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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  1. August 26, 2013, 6:18 pm

    Palestinian? What is this Palestinian? I never heard of a country called Palestine. What was their currency? Who was their leader? What are their borders and what is the capitol? Just curious.

    By: Bubba
  2. October 8, 2013, 1:16 pm

    Very tragic accident!! But that picture had taken nicely from a perfect view, where every contact is clearly visible… I don't know what's the rush runs into that driver mind, which occurred now such a terrible accident.

    By: Andrew

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