Viewed from above, technicians work on the vertical stabilizer of the prototype Aeroscraft. Test flights could take place in the coming days in Tustin, Calif.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles TimesLink
Orthodox Jews cross La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles on their way to temple to celebrate Rosh Hashana, the start of the Jewish year, which began at sunset Wednesday. The High Holy Days culminate Sept. 13 with Yom Kippur.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles TimesLink
Authorities were trying to determine if a burned body found off Lake Hughes Road in Castaic, an unincorporated community in north Los Angeles County, was missing 19-year-old Bryce Laspisa, whose truck was involved in an accident nearby.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
A truck driver passes through Kabul, Afghanistan. One trucker says the job is like Russian roulette: If you work, you risk death. If you don't, your family dies of hunger.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles TimesLink
Firefighters battle a wildfire in Barbudo, Spain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIGUEL RIOPA / AFPLink
Villagers and town workers lift the carcass of a whale shark after it beached in Cavite, Philippines.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENNIS M. SABANGAN / EPALink
Roman Catholic nuns commemorate the 16th anniversary of Mother Teresa's death at her tomb in the Missionaries of Charity house in Kolkata, India.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFPLink
Policeman prepare to confront protesters as a woman takes in the scene in Bucharest, Romania.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vadim Ghirda / APLink
President Obama enters Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, after a greeting with Russia President Vladimir Putin at the start of the G-20 summit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS / PoolLink
Chinese Army Z-9WZ attack helicopters make a flight demonstration during the second China Helicopter Expo in Tianjin, China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Wong / APLink
An Egyptian policeman stands guard near the scene of a bomb that targeted the convoy of Egyptian Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim Shaar in Cairo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFPLink
Richard Gasquet of France serves during a U.S. Open match against countryman David Ferrer in New York.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STAN HONDA / AFPLink
A Hindu devotee takes a holy bath after having his head shaved during a ritual to observe the Kuse Aunse (Father's Day) Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFPLink
Protected from the rain, a person walks in Rio de Janeiro.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VANDERLEI ALMEIDA / AFPLink
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