Katherine Diane Lipp, left, Elyssia Hadi Widjaja and Elizabeth Katie Woolf share the joy after being named to the 2014 Tournament of Roses Royal Court at the Tournament House in Pasadena.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
Dodgers relief pitcher Kenly Jensen and catcher A.J. Ellis meet in a mid-air embrace after recording the last out in the Dodgers' 4-3 win over the Atlanta at Dodgers Stadium on Monday that clinched the National League Division Series.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles TimesLink
Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe, who knew his smash to left field in the eighth inning was a home run as soon as it left his bat, watches the flight of his ball before rounding the bases. The game-winning two-run homer earned the Dodgers a spot in the National League Championship Series.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles TimesLink
Jose Lobaton is greeted at home plate by his Tampa Bay teammates after hitting a home run in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Rays to a 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox in St. Petersburg, Fla., cutting Boston's advantage in the best-of-five series to 2-1.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Ehrmann / Getty Images North AmericaLink
Mengqi Bai of China assumes the tuck position during a dive as a fellow competitor watches during the men's 1-meter springboard final at the East Asian Games in Tianjin, China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HARISH TYAGI / EPALink
Police standing guard are covered in fire-retardant foam sprayed by protesting firefighters near the residence of the Belgian prime minister in Brussels, where ministers were holding a Cabinet meeting to discuss the budget. Firefighters were asking for more funding.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VIRGINIE LEFOUR / AFPLink
Masked vandals attack automatic teller machines in Rio de Janeiro as violence breaks out after a peaceful teachers protest demanding better working conditions and an end to police mistreatment.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFPLink
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish youths wait for the body of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the spiritual leader of Israel's Shas political party, to be brought to a seminary before his funeral in Jerusalem. Yosef died Monday at 93 after several weeks of hospitalization. More than half a million of his followers attended the funeral.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD GHARABLI / AFPLink
Forks of lightning split the sky above Santa Lucia Bay in Acapulco, Mexico.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PEDRO PARDO / AFPLink
People wade, pedal and ride piggy-back through a flooded street outside a subway station in Shanghai, Typhoon Fitow slammed into southeastern China on Monday with powerful winds and heavy rains that killed at least five people, cut power, canceled flights and suspended train services.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
A worker scoops debris floating in a river in Indonesia, where 82% of 52 rivers surveyed are polluted with domestic and industrial waste, according to a report this year from the Indonesian Environmental Ministry.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADEK BERRY / AFPLink
A patient/protester stands in front of a pile of shoes of people who died of AIDS in front of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers building in Kiev. Ukrainians are protesting the closure the country's main HIV treatment center on the compound of the Pechersk Lavra Monastery. The Ukrainian government had promised to relocate the center, but a new clinic has not yet been built.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY DOLZHENKO / EPALink
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