A 235-foot-tall Delta IV Heavy rocket, its three hydrogen-fueled engines generating 17 million horsepower, blasts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on a secret mission.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Hartman / Shorealone FilmsLink
The Delta IV Heavy rocket soars into the sky with the moon in background after launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Hartman / Shorealone FilmsLink
Forestry Department trucks roll through town as dawn breaks on the 12th day of the massive Rim fire. The fire burned through nearby Camp Mather, forcing officials to cancel the tourist town's annual Labor Day Weekend Strawberry Festival music celebration.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles TimesLink
A vendor hawks souvenirs in the stands at Dodger Stadium during the Dodgers' 4-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
A firefighter walks away from the twisted, smoking rubble of a fire at a Santa Ana storage yard where hazardous materials were being kept. The four-alarm fire raged for nearly six hours before firefighters gained the upper hand about 7 a.m. No injuries were reported and no evacuations were ordered.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
More than 200 airport workers and community supporters took part in a march and rally at Los Angeles International Aiport as part of the 50th anniversary observance of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles TimesLink
The Rev. Joseph Lowery, former president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, speaks from the Lincoln Memorial during the 50th anniversary observance of the 1963 March on Washington.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charles Dharapak / Associated PressLink
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard, bottom, and skydiving instructor Dan Spisak plunge earthward from 10,000 feet in a charity fundraising jump at Madison Municipal Airport. Daugaard made the jump to fulfill a pledge to help raise money for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press / South Dakota governor's officeLink
Devotees build a pyramid in an attempt to break the "dahi handi," an earthen pot filled with curd, an integral part of celebrations of Janmashtami, a festival that marks the birth of the Hindu god Krishna.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated PressLink
Atlanta Braves' Chris Johnson, front, celebrates with teammates including Freddie Freeman, rear, after hitting an RBI single in the ninth inning to drive in the winning run in Atlanta's 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Bazemore / Associated PressLink
A dog beats his handler out of the water as they compete in a dog biathlon on the Woensdrecht air base near Hoogerheide, in which more than 100 security dogs and tracking hounds and their handlers maneuvered their way through an obstacle course.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLAF KRAAK / ANPLink
Firefighters battle a forest fire in Portugal's Caramulo Mountains. Almost 400 firefighters, 10 land vehicles and two airplanes were trying to extinguish the fire.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NUNO ANDRE FERREIRA / LUSALink
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