People walk among the display of flags at Pepperdine University on its lawn at Alumni Park in Malibu, Calif.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Harrison / Los Angeles TimesLink
At the 67th Annual Mexican Independence Day Parade, marchers and Aztec dancers walk along Cesar Chavez Avenue in East Los Angeles on Sunday as Mexican flags fly and onlookers along the sidewalks view the festivities.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles TimesLink
Surfers join hands on the north side of Huntington Beach Pier during the sixth annual Blessing of the Waves hosted by the Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The TimesLink
A wildfire burns out of control on the slopes of Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County, California, seen from the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve. By nightfall, it had surged to 800 acres, state fire officials said, spewing a plume of smoke visible for miles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Alfaro / Modesto BeeLink
Contortionist Zlata draws a glance from a man at a bus stop in western Germany. One hundred participants will attend the international contortionists conference running through Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rolf Vennenbernd / Associated PressLink
Striking petrol station attendants protest in Johannesburg, South Africa. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, which represents around a third of the sector's employees, had called on fuel station attendants and mechanics to walk off the job after wage talks collapsed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER JOE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Masked Turkish leftist protesters prepare to throw Molotov cocktails toward riot policemen during an anti-government demonstration in the district of Okmeydani in Istanbul, Turkey.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Indian police detain a Kashmiri government employee as others run during a protest as riot police spray purple-dyed water cannon in Srinagar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROUF BHAT / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Forensic experts inspect the scene of a bomb blast targeting a military bus in Yemen. Two buses were reportedly hit by blasts in Sana'a near a military academy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YAHYA ARHAB / EPALink
Artists perform a traditional mask dance called Gundala Gundala, during the Lake Toba Festival in Indonesia. The cultural festival is held annually to promote tourism in the region.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Binsar Bakkara / Associated PressLink
A leopard cub receives treatment for spinal injuries by veterinary surgeons at the Manda Wildlife Sanctuary in Jammu, India.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRDEL / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Passengers are seated in a bus with a hospital ad on its side in downtown Seoul.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated PressLink
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