People take cover as gunshots were being heard at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. The Capitol was placed on security lockdown Thursday after shots were fired outside the complex, senators said.
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Tourists flee as Capitol Police are seen outside of the Capitol on Thursday in Washington, D.C., following reports of a shooting.
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State Sen. Kevin de Leon, left, Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo, Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti in a jubilant mood after signing of bill into law ceremony by Gov. Jerry Brown, sitting, that will allow immigrants lacking legal immigration status to obtain California driver licenses. The ceremony was held outside Los Angeles City Hall.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
Six-year-old Elizabeth Valdez, right, gets a new pair of shoes from Vince Deusan, left, of Foot Locker as more than 4,000 underprivileged children waited for hours in line at the Fred Jordan Mission in downtown Los Angeles to receive a new pair of athletic shoes, clothing and backpacks filled with school supplies as part of the 25th annual back-to-school giveaway event, presented by the mission and Foot Locker on Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
Cari Englund reaches out to hug Sheriff's deputies Richard Nonn, right, and Derek Kruzner, left, who helped to revive her on Thursday. She had a heart attack in the lobby of the Sylmar Juvenile Hall Court building on Aug. 9. She received a pace maker-like instrument and has recovered.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BOB CHAMBERLIN / Los Angeles TimesLink
An armed police officer stands guard in front of the Salvation Army Church after it was set on fire by rioting youths, following Friday Muslim prayers in Mombasa, Kenya.
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Indian Hindu devotees perform a ritual to pay obedience to one's forefathers, on the last day for offering prayers to ancestors called "Pitrupaksh" in Mumbai.
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Rebel fighters run, one without shoes, in a street of the Syria's northeastern city of Deir Ezzor on Thursday.
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