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The crew of Oracle Team USA celebrates after winning the 17th race of the America's Cup against Emirates Team New Zealand on San Francisco Bay. The Americans won twice Tuesday to tie the series at 8-8 and set up a one-race finale on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Margot / Associated Press

Laguna Beach police Lt. Jeff Calvery comforts family members as pallbearers carry the casket of motorcycle Officer Jon Coutchie from a hearse into the McCormick & Son mortuary in Laguna Beach. Coutchie, 41, who served in the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan, died in the line of duty late Saturday when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Attorney Brian Panish, representing Michael Jackson's mother and children, delivers his closing argument in their wrongful-death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG Live. Panish said AEG should pay $85 million to each of Jackson's three children and $35 million to his mother.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AL Seib / Los Angeles Times

A fading sunset streaks the sky above the U.S. Capitol in Washington where a battle raged over avoiding a government shutdown and funding for President Obama's healthcare law.


Kenyan soldiers stroll down the street as a man reads a newspaper reporting the end of the terrorist siege at the upscale Westgate mall that left 61 civilians, six soldiers and five gunmen dead.


Russian police officers detain a gay rights activist outside the Sochi Olympic Committee headquarters in central Moscow, where he was conducting an unauthorized protest against Russian anti-homosexuality laws.


Ultra-Orthodox Jews carrying the four species (the four plants mentioned in the Torah as being relevant to Sukkot) recite a special prayer in celebrating the seventh day of Sukkot in Jerusalem. The Sukkot feast commemorates the exodus of the Jews from Egypt 3,200 years ago.


Survivors sift through the rubble of their destroyed homes in Awaran, Pakistan, after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck southwestern Pakistan on Tuesday. The death toll Wednesday topped 300.


A supporter of Maldivian presidential candidate and former President Mohamed Nasheed participates in a street protest outside the Maldivian High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka, against a decision by Maldive's supreme court to indefinitely postpone the second round of voting in the country's presidential election. In the first round Nasheed fell just short of a 50% majority needed to win the office, from which he was ousted 20 months ago. The second round had been scheduled for Saturday.


A merchant at a night market in Dhala, Myanmar, uses a candle to illuminate her fish stand. The World Bank announced it is lending Myanmar $140 million to upgrade an aging power plant in southeastern Mon state in a small step toward overcoming the country's chronic power shortages.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated Press

Vehicles and pedestrians navigate knee-deep water in the streets of Manila, as several areas of the city were flooded by torrential rains caused by typhoon Odette.


Ark Nova, the world's first inflatable concert hall, is almost ready for its premiere in the disaster-hit northeastern Japanese coast town of Matsushima. British sculptor Anish Kapoor and Japanese architect Arata Isozaki created the unusual balloon building, made of a coated polyester material, which has been erected at a park in Matsushima.


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Wednesday’s Pictures in the News begins in San Francisco, where the crew of Oracle Team USA celebrates after winning the 17th race of the America’s Cup against Emirates Team New Zealand. The U.S., after trailing 8-1, won both races Tuesday to even the series at 8-8 and set the stage for one final race for the cup.

Laguna Beach:  The casket of Lagune Beach police Officer Jon Coutchie, 41, who was killed in the line of duty Saturday when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck, is carried into a Laguna Beach mortuary.

Los Angeles: In closing arguments, attorney Brian Panish says concert promoter AEG Live is liable for Michael Jackson’s death and should pay $85 million to each of Jackson’s three children and $35 million to his mother.

Nairobi, Kenya: Kenyan forces take back control of the upscale Westgate mall following a four-day terrorist siege that left more than 60 people dead.

Awaran, Pakistan: Survivors sift through the rubble of their destroyed homes as the death toll from a magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck southwestern Pakistan topped 300.

Add stops in Russia, Israel, Sri Lanka and the Philippines to round out the report.

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