Cirque du Soleil performer Rebecca Slivka rapells 26 floors down the side of the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles during Over the Edge IV, a benefit for the Boy Scouts of America.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto's nomadic sculpture, a yurt-shaped structure with red interior, entertains visitors at "Station to Station" at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles TimesLink
Ryann Nunez finds the name of her grandfather's friend on the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall at the Westfield Valencia Town Center in Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles TimesLink
Retiring relief pitcher Mariano Rivera receives a standing ovation in his final appearance at Yankee Stadium.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kathy Willens / Associated PressLink
Rosemary Wahito's picture is carried by mourners in Nairobi, Kenya. Wahito and her fiance, Mbugua Mwangi, were killed in the terrorist attack at the Westgate shopping mall.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL DE SOUZA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Kobe Bryant of the Lakers finds himself in an unfamiliar position in Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- on the bench, coaching celebrities in a charity game.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARWAN NAAMANI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A bald head serves as a canvas for a tattoo artist in London.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / EPALink
Gabriel Medina of Brazil puts on a display of high performance aerial surfing during the Quiksilver Pro France at Le Penon beach in Hossegor, France.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KELLY CESTARI / EPALink
Hugh Jackman poses with fans after the screening of his film "Prisoners" during the 61st San Sebastian Film Festival in northern Spain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAFA RIVAS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Syrian rebel fighter is ready for battle in Deir Ezzor, Syria.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD ABOUD / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Palestinian protesters throw stones at an Israeli bulldozer removing a barricade in Kafr Qaddum, near the West Bank city of Nablus.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Indian rescue workers look for survivors at the site of a building collapse in Mumbai.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PUNIT PARANJPE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Base jumper Kristian Moxnes of Norway leaps from Malaysia's landmark Kuala Lumpur Tower during the International Tower Jump in Kuala Lumpur. About 103 professional base jumpers from 20 countries took part.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vincent Thian / Associated PressLink
Personnel work at a new stamping die manufacturing plant in the Katunayake Free Trade Zone on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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