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The final Boeing C-17 cargo jet for the U.S. Air Force takes off from Long Beach Airport.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Diane Garcia comforts her daughter, Ciana, 11, as a plaque is unveiled at Moorpark's High Street rail station honoring the victims of the 2008 crash of a Metrolink train. Garcia's nephew, Manuel Macias, was one of 25 people killed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A photographer captures the moment in the reflecting pool near the Lincoln Memorial as the sun rises in Washington, D.C.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: J. David Ake / Associated Press

Rescuers remove one of 37 who were killed in a pre-dawn fire at psychiatric hospital in Luka, Russia.


People who want to adopt dogs line up in the front of an animal shelter in Bucharest, Romania. Romanian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly for a law allowing stray dogs to be put down after a 4-year-old boy was mauled to death by a pack of strays last week.


Lebanese designer Najla el-Zein shows "Wind Portal," her installation at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.


Tensions were high as Israeli security forces limited access to the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem to Palestinian men by age.


A policeman points his weapon during an attack on the U.S. consulate in Herat, Afghanistan.


Garment workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh protest for an increase in the monthly minimum wage.


A wounded hostage is carried on a stretcher after he was rescued by soldiers in the Santa Catalina section of Zamboanga City.


Fireworks at the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

Dodger second baseman Nick Punto fields the ball from Diamondback hitter Gerardo Parra and avoids a broken bat in the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Mali's Cherif Mamadou Dia competes in the long jump contest on Wednesday in Nice, southeastern France, during the Francophonie Games.


Government troopers fire their weapons as they continue their assault on Muslim rebels Thursday in Zamboanga city in the southern Philippines.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated Press

Afghans watch their national football team as they celebrate victory in the South Asian Football Federation Championship, at the Kabul stadium on Wednesday.


Lightning strikes north of Macworth Island in Portland, Maine on Wednesday. There were more than 1,000 lightning strikes per hour at the height of the storm, according to the National Weather Service.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men recite prayers as they perform the Tashlich ritual at the Hayarkon river in Ramat Gan, outside Tel Aviv. Tashlich is a ritual during which believers cast their sins into the water and to the fish, before the Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur.


Three vehicles crashed into a creek after the road washed out from beneath them near Dillon Road and 287 in Broomfield Colo., Thursday in heavy flooding. Three people were rescued.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Cross / The Denver Post

A photo of New York City Firefighter Robert James Crawford who died in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was placed at 9/11 memorial at the site of the World Trade Center.


First responders gather next to Ground Zero for a ceremony for 9/11 victims in New York City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Moore / Getty Images

A visitor walks through the "Empty Sky" memorial in Jersey City, N.J., honoring victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Evans / Associated Press

The twin beams of the Tribute in Light in lower Manhattan are tested on Sept. 9, 2013, in advance of a memorial ceremony scheduled for the night of Sept. 11 to honor those who died in the terrorist attacks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kathy Willens / Associated Press

The Dodgers' Scott Van Slyke celebrates with teammates Dee Gordon and A.J. Ellis after Van Slyke's 11th-inning walk-off home run against Arizona at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

An experimental cargo-carrying zeppelin undergoes hover testing outside a World War II-era blimp hanger at the former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

A Libyan soldier inspects a building of the foreign ministry branch that was hit by a bombing in Benghazi. The building was bombed on the first anniversary of a deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.


An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds a live chicken while reciting prayers for the Kaparot ritual in Bnei Brak, Israel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oliver Weiken / EPA

Herders escort cattle down from their summer grazing grounds in the Bavarian Alps during the annual Viehscheid cattle drive near Bad Hindelang, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lennart Preiss / Getty Images

Forensic archaeologist Matt Vennemeyer of Ohio, a member of the International Commission on Missing Persons, searches for human remains at a mass grave near the Bosnian town of Prijedor. Forensic experts have unearthed the remains of 10 people so far, but believe there are many more yet undiscovered as they search for the remains of Bosnians and Croats killed by Serb forces during the 1992-95 Bosnian war.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amel Emric / Associated Press

Children cheer cyclists at the start of the 17th stage of the cycling Vuelta in the city of Calahorra, Spain.


Miss India, Navneet Dhillon, center, and other Miss World Pageant contestants are greeted by a Balinese girl during their visit to a Hindu temple in Besakih. The Miss World contest opened on the resort island of Bali Sunday, with the final to be held on Sept. 28.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Firdia Lisnawati / Associated Press

Filipino evacuees seek temporary shelter at the shore during ongoing clashes in Zamboanga. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced by a three-day standoff between government troops and Muslim rebels holding scores of hostages in the southern Philippine city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dennis M. Sabangan / EPA

Two policemen stand guard along in Zamboanga on the southern island of Mindanao as the standoff between government forces and Muslim rebels enters its third day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ted Aljibe / AFP/Getty Images

A South African municipal worker walks past a mural on a wall in Cape Town.


A government trooper takes his position as about 200 Muslim rebels, enraged by a broken peace deal with the Philippine government, held scores of hostages as human shields on the second day of a standoff in the southern port city of Zamboanga

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated Press

French steelworkers from the ArcelorMittal plant in Fos-sur-Mer burn flares during a nationwide day of protest in Marseille against government pension reforms.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Claude Paris / Associated Press

Members of the public prosecutor's office and rescuers work at the site of a bus accident in Guatemala's San Martin Jilotepeque municipality, west of Guatemala City. At least 43 people were killed and 40 injured when a bus fell down a deep hollow.


The Tribute in Light rises above the Lower Manhattan skyline in New York on Monday in a test of the memorial light display. The twin beams will also appear Wednesday, 12 years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press

U.S. Army veteran Jack Jordan kneels at a victim's marker at the Pentagon's Sept.11 memorial on Monday in Washington, D.C. The permanent outdoor memorial honors the 184 men and women who died when American Airlines Flight 77 was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.


Models rehearse Monday before presenting creations by KaufmanFranco during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 in New York.


San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead dives for an extra yard Monday in San Diego under pressure from Houston Texans free safety Danieal Manning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gregory Bull / Associated Press

Diamondback hitter Paul Goldschmidt tosses his bat after striking out Monday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers in the eighth inning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Southern California protesters gather along Sepulveda Boulevard in Culver City on Monday evening in opposition to any U.S. military action in Syria. Similar protests took place in cities across the country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Issac Hernandez, 16 months, plays in a fountain at the new Gov. George Deukmejian Courthouse in Long Beach, Calif., on its opening day Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

Shawdrica Simmons, left, and Shatoria Simmons of Detroit work on a cardboard cutout of a distressed black woman during the annual AFL-CIO convention Monday in Los Angeles. The idea is based on the work by artist Ramiro Gomez on domestic workers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Part of a group of 1,210 people lie along the main Alameda Avenue in Santiago, Chile, to represent the more than 1,000 people who went missing during the country's dictatorship. On Wednesday, the nation marks the 40th anniversary of Augusto Pinochet's military coup that put an end to the socialist government of Salvador Allende.


Turkish demonstrators clash with police Monday during a protest against the government in Antakya. According to news reports, one protester was killed after he was hit by a tear gas canister allegedly fired by police.


An Indian woman paddles a banana raft to cross floodwaters with her children in Burhaburhi. At least 10 districts of India's northeastern Assam state were affected due to the flooding of the Brahmaputra river, local news reports said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated Press

Cambodian farmers work in their rice paddy on the outskirts of Phnom Penh during the rainy season.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Heng Sinith / Associated Press

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 Times

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 Times

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 Times

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 Bee

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 Press

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.


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.


Indian police detain a Kashmiri government employee as others run during a protest as riot police spray purple-dyed water cannon in Srinagar.


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.


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 Press

A leopard cub receives treatment for spinal injuries by veterinary surgeons at the Manda Wildlife Sanctuary in Jammu, India.


Passengers are seated in a bus with a hospital ad on its side in downtown Seoul.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

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Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Last Wednesday, Americans returned to the grim task of commemorating the worst act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history, the day Islamist fundamentalists seized four airliners and killed nearly 3,000 people in a disaster known simply as 9/11. Photo gallery. In Malibu, people walked among the display of flags at Pepperdine University’s Alumni Park. Every year, dozens of student and alumni volunteers band together to install the nearly 3,000 flags.

Huntington Beach:  Surfers join hands on the north side of the pier during the sixth annual Blessing of the Waves hosted by the Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council.

Tustin: An  experimental cargo airship takes a test run  outside a blimp hangar at the former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station. More photos

Woodbridge, Calif.: A wildfire burns out of control on the slopes of Mt. Diablo in Contra Costa County, 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.

Long Beach:  The final Boeing C-17 cargo jet for the U.S. Air Force took off as observers looked on during a ceremony. Delivery of the 223rd plane ended a 32-year relationship that has been an economic boon to Long Beach.

Zamboanga, Philippines: Government troopers fire as they continue their assault on Muslim rebels. Philippine troops battled Muslim rebels on two fronts Thursday after about 100 extremists attacked a second city near the southern port, where guerrillas have been holding scores of residents hostage in a four-day standoff with government forces.

Luka, Russia: Rescuers take away a body bag containing a victim of a predawn fire at a psychiatric hospital in the village of Luka.  The fire that swept through the wooden building in northwest Russia killed 37 people.

Jerusalem: An Israeli border policeman, left, and a Palestinian scuffle in the Old City as Israeli security forces limited access to Al Aqsa Mosque.

Istanbul, Turkey: Masked Turkish leftist protesters prepare to throw Molotov cocktails toward riot policemen during an anti-government demonstration in the district of Okmeydani.

Add stops in Romania, London, Singapore, Bosnia, Bali, Spain and Washington D.C., to round out the report.

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