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.
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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
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
Japanese and Russian flags share space atop the plane of Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KONSTANTIN SALOMATIN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
President Obama visited Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt in Stockholm.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEWEL SAMAD / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A new monument to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin was vandalized with paint.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ZURAB KURTSIKIDZE / EPALink
A visitor to Glastonbury Tor takes a photograph of St. Michael's Tower, a ruined 14th century church tower.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty ImagesLink
Early risers take part in a Morning Glory "Rave Your Way Into the Day!" at Village Underground.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty ImagesLink
A concave wall of a new 37-story skyscraper, known locally as the "Walkie Talkie" building, has been blamed for reflecting sunlight that reportedly melted parts of a parked Jaguar automobile.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty ImagesLink
News photographers angle for a picture of a scuffle at the entrance to the Al Aqsa Mosque.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM HOLLANDER / EPALink
Apparently, the view from the bicycle basket doesn't impress Django.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated PressLink
Fireworks light up St. Basil Cathedral.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Denis Tyrin / Associated PressLink
Spanish dancers make a statement against bullfighting.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martijn Beekman / EPALink
Pope Francis greets the faithful in St. Peter's Square.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALESSANDRO DI MEO / EPALink
Guo Bin, 6, known as Bin-Bin, who was blinded when his eyes were gouged out after he went missing while playing outside, is held by his mother.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Serena Williams plays in the U.S. Open.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Diana Nyad emerges from the Atlantic Ocean after completing a 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida. Nyad, 64, is the first swimmer to cross the Florida Strait without the security of a shark cage.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Newman / Florida Keys News BureauLink
People clear debris from the roof of a damaged house north of Tokyo on Tuesday, a day after tornadoes tore through eastern Japan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kyodo NewsLink
Soldiers carry a case holding the remains of Army Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Bowden of Villa Rica, Ga, after they arrived Monday at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Bowden had been serving in Afghanistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jose Luis Magana / Associated PressLink
Smoke rises from NATO supply trucks in Afghanistan on Monday after an attack by militants near the Pakistan border. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the strike. Several people -- apparently all attacking insurgents -- were reported killed in the attack.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rahmat Gul / Associated PressLink
Helio Castroneves of Brazil drives under a canopy of leaves during the IndyCar Grand Prix of Baltimore auto race Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick Semansky / Associated PressLink
Honor guards perform during the Spasskaya Tower international military and music festival in Red Square on Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Fireworks explode above St. Basil's Cathedral on Red Square during the Spasskaya Tower international military and music festival Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest Sunday against Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto's reform agenda.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Cowboy Morgan Wilde is thrown to the dirt in the bareback riding finals Sunday of the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days PRCA Rodeo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff Horner / Walla Walla Union-BulletinLink
Runners take part Sunday in the Color Run, a five-kilometer race in which a powder of a different color is thrown in the air at each kilometer.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAUL ARBOLEDA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A peddler of flip-flops on his motorcycle Monday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aaron Favila / Associated PressLink
Young visitors to the Los Angeles County Museum walk through a maze of plastic hoses Sunday that are part of "Penetrable, 1990," an installation by artist Jesus Rafael Soto of Venezuela.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles TimesLink
UCLA's Eric Kendricks tackles Nevada quarterback Cody Fajardo in the Bruins' 2013 football season opener Saturday. UCLA defeated Nevada, 58-20.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles TimesLink
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