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Tourists walk past the U.S. Capitol as Congress remains gridlocked over legislation to continue funding the federal government.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Win McNamee / Getty Images

Chelsea Mirto, left, and Tyler Renga mourn for their friends at roadside memorial, where five young adults died and a sixth was injured in a fiery car crash in Burbank.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Laker guard Kobe Bryant is surrounded by members of the media during Saturday's media day at the team's training facility in El Segundo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Visitors take in Janet Echelman's installation "The Space Between Us" during the Glow Dusk & Beyond outdoor art event Saturday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A dog rides a wave Sunday during the 5th Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frederic J. Brown / AFP/Getty Images

Time for a stretch. Sharon Batarina, a physical therapy assistant, and other staffers do exercises in a hallway outside the rehab gym at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

The scene on Saturday at the TomorrowWorld Electronic Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Polk / Getty Images

Repsol Honda Team's Spanish rider Dani Pedrosa takes a fall Sunday during the MotoGP race of the Aragon Grand Prix. In front of him is Yamaha Factory Racing's Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo.


Actress Angie Harmon heads into the Stella McCartney 2014 spring/summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fred Dufour / AFP/Getty Images

Italian policemen on Sunday walk along the lined-up bodies of migrants who died after their boat ran into trouble off of Sicily. At least 13 migrants drowned when they tried to swim to shore at the town of Scicli.


Men carry a blast victim at the site of a bomb explosion in the busy Kissa Khwani market in Peshawar. The blast killed at least 31 people, officials said. It was the third deadly strike to hit the city in the last week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hasham Ahmed / AFP/Getty Images

Afghanis light candles in front of the destroyed palace of Darul Aman to mark the killing of civilians under the communist regime during the Russian occupation of the 1970s.


Men walks on the rubble of the Al-Hussein mosque following an explosion in the district of al-Musayyib, south of Baghdad, where 27 people were killed and at least 35 wounded in a suicide attack during a Shiite Muslim funeral being held inside the mosque.


Master Nau, a 73-year-old Nepali who claims to be the world's shortest man, boards a plane earlier this month while headed to Kathmandu from Bhairahawa. Nau is 16 inches tall.


Afghan children play on the remains of a old Soviet tank in Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allauddin Khan / Associated Press

Jung Ha-yoon, 2, appears to be stuck inside a ceramic container while playing with other children at the traditional sports square during the "Taste Korea! Korean Royal Cuisine Festival" held at Unhyeon Palace, also known as Unhyeongung Royal Residence, in Seoul.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jacquelyn Martin / Pool

A Chinese man walks past an honor guard after a ceremony marking the 64th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. In 1949, Chinese leader Mao Zedong stood at the Tiananmen Rostrum to declare the founding of the People's Republic of China.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Feng Li / Getty Images AsiaPac

A woman inspects damage triggered by the collapse of a telecommunications antenna on the house where she was hiding from Typhoon Wutip with her three children in the Quang Ninh district of Vietnam's central Quang Binh province. At least three people were killed and 26 others injured as Typhoon Wutip slammed into central Vietnam, leaving more than 70 fishermen missing and a trail of devastation in its wake, reports said.


Mahmoud Abdel-Rahman carries the body of his 11-month-old grandson, Latif, who was killed along with his mother on Monday when their house collapsed in a car bomb attack, while mourners carry the coffin of the mother, Hasnah Abdel-Rasul, during their funeral in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, Iraq. Hasnah and her son were just two of nearly 1,000 Iraqis killed in September -- illustrating the human tragedy behind the numbers as the death toll mounts to levels not seen in half a decade amid a new surge in sectarian bloodshed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jaber al-Helo / AP

Serbia's Novak Djokovic throws a towel into the crowd after winning his men's singles match against Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing.


A U.S. park ranger and a park policeman close the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. The federal government shut down for the first time in 17 years in protest by conservative GOP members of Congress against federal health care legislation previously enacted by Congress.


Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin jokes around after addressing the media during media day at the Clippers training center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

A gala was held at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Monday night in honor of the building's 10-year anniversary.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Engineers position one of two heavy-lift mobile cranes in preparation for lifting a hangar roof and recovering victims from a jet aircraft that crashed yesterday evening at Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, killing all on board.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Flames spew from the ground after an explosion on the UC Berkeley campus possibly related to an earlier theft of copper from an electrical facility serving the campus. Officials to declared a campus emergency and ordered an evacuation of the Berkeley campus Monday evening.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kelly Fang / The Daily Californian

Marisela Garcia, 27, holds her 2-month-old son, Abraham Angulo, as she fills out a form with her other children, Victor Garcia, 11, and Miley Garcia, 3, at Molina Health Clinic in Fontana. Garcia came into the clinic in Fontana looking to purchase health insurance through the Covered California exchange set up under the new Affordable Care Act.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Corcoran State Prison inmate Richard Heyer speaks with reporters through a slot in his cell door during a tour of the facility, where roughly one-fourth of the inmates are held in the Secured Housing Units.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Hours after their contract expired, Los Angeles County workers took to the streets of downtown rallying for higher wages and blasting county leaders for failing to recognize the sacrifices they made during the recession.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Ranger Mike Shuman locks the western entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, one of 401 national parks and attraction closed by the budget impasse in Washington.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

A sliver of a moon hangs above the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday night. Progress in the battle between the Republican House and the Democratic Senate and White House over funding the federal government has proved elusive.


Nixiwaka Yawanawa, an Amazon Indian from Brazil, dresses in colorful tribal costume during a demonstration outside the Brazilian Embassy in London. Worldwide protests were expected to take place this week to demand a stop to what protesters characterize as Brazil's assault on indigenous rights.


Ukrainian opposition supporters clash with riot police near Kiev City Hall. Protesters tried to block the Kiev City Council meeting, claiming that the council member's terms had ended as defined by law.


Schalke goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand dives too late to stop a Basel shot in a UEFA Champions League group E soccer match in Basel, Switzerland. The shot was wide, however, and Schalke posted a 1-0 victory.


Dancers from India perform during the opening ceremony of the Balkan Peace Festival in Skopje, Macedonia, which is organized on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday and the International Day Against Violence.


Children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi take part in a celebration of Gandhi’'s birthday in Chennai, India. Gandhi was born Oct. 2, 1869. He was assassinated on Jan. 30, 1948.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arun Sankar K / Associated Press

A man looks to salvage usable items from the ashes of homes in Tha Byu Gyaing village in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state, where Buddhist mobs attacked Muslim neighborhoods, killing at least four people just hours before a planned visit to the area by President Thein Sein. Myanmar's main Muslim organizations called on the government to protect Muslim people.


The referee presents the winner, Duannapa Mor Rattanabandit of Thailand, center, to the crowd after Rattanabandit defeated Wendy Talbot of New Zealand at the World Muay Thai Angels women's boxing tournament in Bangkok. Sixteen female boxers from 15 nations are competing in the event to promote the Thai traditional martial arts.


Protesters attack a police officer during a march marking the anniversary of the Tlatelolco massacre in Mexico City on Wednesday. Mexico commemorated the 45th anniversary of the massacre of students holding an anti-government protest, killed by armed men and soldiers in 1968, days before the Summer Olympics celebrations in Mexico City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marco Ugarte / Associated Press

A police officer is engulfed in flames after being hit by a Molotov cocktail thrown by protesters marking the anniversary of the Tlatelolco massacre in Mexico City days before the 1968 Summer Olympics there.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eduardo Verdugo / Associated Press

Immigrants arrive in Lampedusa, Italy, after being rescued following the sinking of their boat in the Mediterranean. At least 92 people drowned and around 200 were believed missing after the boat, carrying up to 500 African asylum seekers, caught fire and sank off the Italian coast.


Emergency workers respond to the crash of a passenger bus and a tractor-trailer near Dandridge, Tenn., on Wednesday. A spokeswoman for Tennessee's Safety Department said the bus crossed a median and struck two other vehicles. The tractor-trailer caught fire and the bus overturned.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paul Efird / Knoxville News Sentinel

Rebels load a homemade cannon, right, on the front lines of Syria's northeastern city of Deir Ezzor on Wednesday.


Rescue workers inspect the wreckage of a charter passenger jet which crashed soon after takeoff from Lagos airport in Nigeria on Thursday. Officials said there were casualties but refused to confirm reports of several deaths.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sunday Alamba / Associated Press

Israeli girls walk through the stones of the monument of Treblinka, a World War II Nazi death camp in Poland. Around 600 young Israelis and Poles participated in a memorial ceremony at the site of the death camp east of Warsaw. Samuel Willenberg, the only living survivor of an August 1943 prisoner rebellion at Treblinka, also attended, along with several Poles recognized by Israel as righteous gentiles for risking their lives to save Jews from genocide.


Bastian Ziegler of Stuttgart, Germany, packs up and leaves the Wawona Hotel due to the government shutdown in Yosemite. Visitors who were already in the park at the start of the shutdown were given until Thursday afternoon to leave. Ziegler and his girlfriend only were able to spend one day and night at the park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

AEG attorney Marvin Putnam, right, shakes hands with Katherine Jackson attorney Kevin Boyle at the conclusion of the Jackson vs. AEG Live civil trial in Superior Court in Los Angeles. A jury found AEG not liable for pop singer Michael Jackson's death.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Tibetan Monks from the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery complete a Chenrezig Sand Mandala in Salisbury Cathedral's Chapter House in Salisbury, England. The monks, who started the painstaking process of creating the sand mandala with millions of grains of colored sand on Monday, will end it Friday in a destruction ceremony and procession to the River Avon. The monks, who currently live in exile in India, are visiting various places in the United Kingdom and Europe, will complete two more sand mandalas - which are an artistic tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and are a symbolic picture of the universe representing an imaginary palace - before returning home to their monastery in late November.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty Images Europe

Feliciano Lopez of Spain serves to Kei Nishikori of Japan during their second-round match at the Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on Thursday.


Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Cleveland Indians in the American League Wild Card game at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jared Wickerham / Getty Images North America

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.


Tourists flee as Capitol Police are seen outside of the Capitol on Thursday in Washington, D.C., following reports of a shooting.


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 Times

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 Times

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.


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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Uncredited / Associated Press

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.


Rebel fighters run, one without shoes, in a street of the Syria's northeastern city of Deir Ezzor on Thursday.


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