Nicole Leier with the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach prepares to load an olive ridley sea turtle aboard a boat for release in the waters of the Santa Catalina Channel. The turtle was stranded on Venice Beach last January, and found to be severely underweight and hypothermic. It was nursed back to health at the aquarium and was outfitted with a temporary global positioning device to allow scientists to track its movements.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
Protesters march along Spring Street in downtown L.A. in a rally against working conditions at Wal-Mart stores. Police arrested 21 demonstrators, including 12 clergy members, after an intersection was blocked.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles TimesLink
Press conference on the outcome of the G20 Leaders' Summit in St. Petersburg. Leaders of the G20 nations made progress on tightening up on multinational company tax avoidance, but remain divided over the Syrian conflict during the final day of the Russian summit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Handout / Getty ImagesLink
A worker transports ballot boxes and other election material in a stock room in central Germany. General elections will take place in Germany on Sept. 22, when Chancellor Angela Merkel will run for her third term.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jens Meyer / Associated PressLink
An activist sits inside a phone booth turned into a tiny apartment at Roemer square in Frankfurt. The German Tenants' Assn. and the campaign network Campact put the special telephone booth up "on auction" to raise awareness for the radical increase of apartment rents in Frankfurt and other German cities.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL REINHARDT / EPALink
A picture taken with a Tilt & Shift lens shows British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG in the pit stop during the second practice session at the Italian Formula One circuit in Monza, Italy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VALDRIN XHEMAJ / EPALink
Israeli police detain a Palestinian youth outside the entrance of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City after clashes between Palestinian stone throwers and Israeli police forces erupted after the Friday prayer.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCO LONGARI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A woman waits to cross the road in front of a mural of an eye in Athens.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Giannakouris / Associated PressLink
People look at a cargo ship that crashed into the Beykoz pier while crossing the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey. No one was hurt in the accident that damaged more than 10 boats docked by the pier.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GURCAN OZTURK / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A 60-foot-high rubber duck is seen at Beijing Garden Expo Park. After touring 13 cities in 10 countries, a giant rubber duck designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman will float first at Beijing Garden Expo Park and then at the Summer Palace from September to October in Beijing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Feng Li / Getty ImagesLink
Arieal view of the Tianzi Mountain at Zhangjiajie national park in China. Zhangjiajie National Forest park is a popular tourist destination in the Hunan province, famously known for renaming a peak after the mountain formations inspired by the fictional world of Pandora in James Cameron's film "Avatar."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lintao Zhang / Getty ImagesLink
A performer rests before a carnival show at the International Garden Expo park in Beijing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ng Han Guan / Associated PressLink
A man barbecues crocodiles during a food festival in Nanning in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Nanning is geographically close to Southeast Asia, where eating crocodile is common.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHI LI / EPALink
Indian fishermen carry baskets of fish at a harbor in Chennai, India. India's new central bank chief Raghuran Rajan kicked off his first day in office by announcing short-term measures to boost confidence as the troubled Indian economy slows and the currency tumbles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arun Sankar K. / Associated PressLink
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