Capt. Dusty LaChapelle with the Pioneer Fire Protection District in El Dorado County moves away from the fast-moving Rim fire near Yosemite National Park. His fire crew managed to keep the flames away from livestock, a ranch house and several barns.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles TimesLink
Trees and undergrowth are charred at the Hetch Hetchy gate to Yosemite National Park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles TimesLink
Kerri Walsh, right, hugs her baby, Scout, after winning the women's finals Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball match with partner Whitney Pavlik.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles TimesLink
Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez reacts after Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, left, chased down Ramirez's pop foul in the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium. Ramirez left teammate Carl Crawford stranded on first base.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
Rescue workers try to evacuate the injured after a cargo train, known as "the Beast", derailed near the town of Huimanguillo, southern Mexico. The cargo train, carrying at least 250 Central American hitchhiking migrants, derailed in a remote region, killing at least five people and injuring dozens.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
A dancer in fancy costume performs as part of the Notting Hill Carnival in London. Notting Hill Carnival is Europe's biggest street festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / EPALink
Fighting bulls from the ranch of Luis Terron are herded by hundred of horse riders down a slope leading to the town of Cuellar, in the second "encierro," or running with the bulls, in this town's fiesta. The "encierro" in Cuellar is the oldest in Spain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM HOLLANDER / EPALink
An eagle, mascot of the Lazio, flies over the stadium prior the Italian Serie A football match between Lazio Rome and Udinese at the Olympic stadium in Rome.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Israelis wait in line to pick their gas masks at a distribution center. Israel keeps distributing gas masks to its civilian population as tension rises in Israel amid international talks of a military intervention in Syria.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Uriel Sinai / Getty ImagesLink
Defendants stand behind metal bars during the first hearing in the case of the June 2011 bombing of the Yemeni presidential palace at the state security court in Sanaa. Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was wounded in a explosion in the presidential compound that killed 11 others June 3, 2011.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED HUWAIS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An Afghan health worker administers polio vaccine drops to a child during the second day of a vaccination campaign in Jalalabad. Polio, once a worldwide scourge, is endemic in just three countries now -- Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOORULLAH SHIRZADA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy leaves the stage after he gave a speech at Freedom Park in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nicolas Axelrod / Getty ImagesLink
Nepalese former Maoist rebels march during a ceremony at Kharipati barrack in Nepal. Seventy former Maoist rebels including four women graduated from Nepal army and became members of the national army. Maoist rebels fought against government troops from 1996 to 2006.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPALink
Beale Street flipper Markese Jones, 10, spins head over heels down the famed street in Memphis, Tenn., as Marcus Houston, left, picks up donations from tourists.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jim Weber / The Commercial AppealLink
Crews remove their boats from the water after a training session prior to the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, South Korea.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chung Sung-Jun / Getty ImagesLink
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Pictures in the News | August 26, 2013
Monday’s Pictures in the News begins near Yosemite National Park, where thousands of firefighters on Monday entered a 10th day of trying to slow the pace of the massive Rim fire as it spreads across dry, rugged terrain near Yosemite, threatening thousands of homes. More photos
Manhattan Beach, Calif.: Kerri Walsh hugs her baby, Scout, after winning the women’s finals Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball match with partner Whitney Pavlik.
Tel Aviv: Israelis wait in line to pick their gas masks at a distribution center. Israel keeps distributing gas masks to its civilian population as tension rises in Israel amid international talks of a military intervention in Syria.
Jalalabad, Afghanistan: An Afghan health worker administers polio vaccine drops to a child during a vaccination campaign. Polio, once a worldwide scourge, is endemic in just three countries now – Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.
Huimanguillo, Mexico: Rescue workers try to evacuate the injured after a cargo train, known as “the Beast,” derailed in southern Mexico. The cargo train, carrying at least 250 Central American hitchhiking migrants, derailed in a remote region, killing at least five people and injuring dozens.
Add stops in England, Spain, Italy, Cambodia and South Korea to round out the report.
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