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Against the mighty Sierra Nevada mountain range, 100 mules approach the diversion gates of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in the Owens Valley. The event was choreographed to coincide with the 100th birthday of the L.A. Aqueduct and to honor the mule power that built it.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Kelsen / Los Angeles Times

Firefighters look out from a charred balcony after putting out a fire in an 11-story apartment high-rise building in Brentwood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Lindsay Bustillos, her son Kai, and her mother Diane Bustillos, right, watch as firefighters contain a fire to an 11-story apartment high-rise building in Brentwood. "I smelled the smoke and immediately grabbed the baby and diaper bag," said Bustillos, about her escape from the burning building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, like many facilities nationwide, was closed during the government shutdown. As it reopens, Lynn Gilmore, left, of Millersburg, Pa., photographs her daughters Angela, center, and Carrie next to a bronze sculpture of former President Reagan and his wife, Nancy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

Students simulate injuries and firefighters respond during an earthquake drill at Rosemont Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles. The activity is part of the Great California ShakeOut, an annual program that urges people to prepare for earthquakes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

High school students in Paris blockade their school to protest the deportation of foreign pupils following the high-profile eviction of a 15-year-old Roma girl. Leonarda Dibrani was detained by police during a school trip earlier this month and deported to Kosovo along with her parents and five siblings -- a case that has triggered a backlash and landed France's Interior Minister Manuel Valls in hot water.


In Leipzig, Germany, historical reenactment enthusiasts from Russia portray Prussian light infantry at an event commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Nations. The 1813 battle involved a combined 600,000 soldiers from Austria, Prussia, Russia and Sweden, who defeated Napoleon's army near Leipzig, forcing him to retreat toward France and sealing the end of his European military expansion.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jens Schlueter / Getty Images

In London, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, plays volleyball during a visit to a SportsAid athlete workshop. SportsAid provides financial assistance to promising young athletes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Bebber / Associated Press

A child is seen at the Roma neighborhood in Tinca village in Lyon, France. A center for Roma people, built by local authorities, will open in the village.


In Moscow, an anti-Greenpeace activist dressed as a Polar bear is detained after confronting Greenpeace activists during their rally in support of the "Arctic 30." The "Arctic 30" are in custody in Russia's northern Murmansk region, charged with piracy. Their ship, Arctic Sunrise, was seized by Russian security forces after a protest at a Russian oil rig.


A ballgame at Shivaji Park, the largest park in Mumbai, India.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajanish Kakade / Associated Press

It's the NBA preseason in Shanghai, where the Lakers' Kobe Bryant calls from the sidelines during a game with the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors won 115-89.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eugene Hoshiko / Associated Press

Singapore hosts its second Diner en Blanc, or "White Dinner," which started in Paris 25 years ago. Tables are set up with the financial skyline as a backdrop.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

On the outskirts of Guwahati, India, villagers take part in community fishing during the Kati Bihu festival.


Lao Airlines plane flight QV 301 crashed into the Mekong River near Pakse, in Laos' Champasak province, near the border with Thailand and Cambodia. The plane had flown into turbulence caused by Typhoon Nari. Rescue workers gather at the crash site.


A participant cools off during the annual water buffalo races in Thailand's Chonburi province. The centuries-old event is held in October to celebrate the rice harvest and mark the end of Vassa, a period of abjuration sometimes called "the Buddhist Lent."


New students at the University of Granada medical school are pelted with food thrown by returning students during a hazing ritual in Granada, Spain.


An opposition fighter points his machine gun through a hole blown in a wall in Syria's northeastern city of Deir Ezzor.


Businessmen on the streets of Tokyo contend with strong winds and rain brought by Typhoon Wipha, said to be the strongest storm to strike the area in 10 years. Wipha was blamed for several deaths, including many on the island of Oshima, houses were swallowed by landslides.


Houses and vehicles damaged by a landslide caused by Typhoon Wipha on Japan's Oshima island south of Tokyo.


Thania Sayne of Effingham, Ill., weeps at the grave of her late husband, Army Sgt. Timothy D. Sayne, during the playing of "Taps" at a nearby burial service at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Wednesday, a day before what would have been their third wedding anniversary. Timothy Sayne was killed while serving in Afghanistan in 2011.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press

Air Force Master Sgt. James Bonner surprises wife Michelle and sons Joseph, 6, and Marcus, 9, by returning from deployment early and showing up at an assembly at Gregg Anderson Academy in Palmdale.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

Smoke and ash from wildfires burning across the Australian state of New South Wales fill the sky above a cruise ship in Sydney Harbor. Seven major blazes were burning across the state, fanned by high winds and unseasonably warm weather.


Daredevil Andy Lewis steadies himself as he walks an urban slackline 480 feet above the streets of Las Vegas.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JASON BEAN / Las Vegas Review-Journal

An acrobat prepares to dunk the ball during pregame entertainment at the L.A. Lakers-Golden State Warriors NBA preseason game Tuesday at Wukesong Stadium in Beijing. The Warriors won, 100-95.


Dodgers baserunner Mark Ellis upends the Cardinals' Pete Kozma a second base while trying to break up a double play in the third inning of Game 5 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won, 6-4, and trailed the Cardinals three games to two in the best-of-seven series as the series returns to St. Louis for Game 5 on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Danny Del Toro strikes a kingly pose as Dodger Elvis before the Dodgers played the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium. Del Toro said he used to work at Dodger Stadium as a parking lot attendant in 1988 and is hoping the Dodgers bring back some of the 1988 magic.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Yasiel Puig slowly walks off the field after grounding into a double play in the ninth inning as the Dodgers fell to the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-2, in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers now trail the best-of-seven series three games to one.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A worshiper arrives at Angel Stadium in Anaheim to join the celebration of Eid al-Adha, one of the major holidays of Islam, which commemorates Abraham's near-sacrifice of his son as a test of the patriarch's loyalty to Allah.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For the Times

Pakistani Muslim women offer prayers at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore as Muslims across the world celebrated the annual Eid al-Adha festival, or Festival of Sacrifice.


A Los Angeles Airport Police officer and police dog patrol in front of Terminal 2 at Los Angeles International Airport, where an airport employee was arrested Tuesday night in connection with dry-ice bomb explosions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Religious leaders raise their hands toward the Capitol building in Washington during a "faithful filibuster" held to encourage leaders to end the government shutdown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Burton / Getty Images

A "teachers day" protest demanding better working conditions and an end to police violence fills the streets of Rio de Janeiro.


Protesters are confronted by police with non-lethal crowd-control weapons during the "teachers day" rally in Rio de Janeiro.


An Elvis Presley statue made of pumpkins towers over children ns at a farm in Seegraben, Switzerland.


Residents survey a ruptured highway and other damage after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the central Philippines. The deadly quake collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the country's oldest church.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated Press

A couple in Cortes township in Bohol province in central Philippines salvages belongings from their half-submerged home which was damaged by the magnitude 7.2 earthquake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated Press

Sculptures by Chinese artist Chen Wenling are displayed in the central business district in Beijing.


Fall colors complement a weathered blue-painted house in Sieversdorf in eastern Germany.


A private guard stands near the damaged Basilica of the Holy Child following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Cebu city in central Philippines and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines' oldest church Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated Press

Filipino soldiers clear debris from damaged cars after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cebu City, Philippines.


Villagers stand on the breached embankment of the swollen Kangsabati River at Samat village in West Bengal state, India. Heavy torrential rain in the aftermath of weekend Cyclone Phailin have made rivers overflow.


An Indian fisherman and his wife work on their damaged house following Cyclone Phailin at Nalianuagaon in Orissa state's Ganjam district.


The moon rises behind the minaret of a mosque in Jaffa, a mixed Muslim, Christian and Jewish part of Tel Aviv during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha , Israel. Muslims all over the world are celebrating Eid al-Adha by sacrificing sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate the Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son, Ismail, on God's command.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ariel Schalit / Associated Press

A Pakistani woman, center, buys bananas from a vendor at a livestock market for the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or "Feast of Sacrifice," which starts Wednesday in Islamabad, Pakistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

Syrians gather at a street after alleged shelling by Syrian government forces on the Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood of northern Syrian city of Aleppo.


Officials pay their respects in front of the coffins of refugees arrived from Lampedusa in Porto Empedocle near Agrigento in Sicily. Dozens of burials in anonymous vaults began Monday in a small cemetery of Piano Gatta near the city of Agrigento in Sicily, even though Prime Minister Enrico Letta had promised to hold a state funeral for the victims.


A Metro bus investigator looks on as a 2013 Ford Fiesta that crashed into a Metro bus is loaded onto a tow truck at Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Saticoy Street in North Hollywood. The driver of the car, a 41 year old man, died at the scene. He was the only occupant in the vehicle and allegedly ran a red light as he traveled south on Laurel Canyon and crashed into the rear left side of the bus that was heading east on Saticoy Street. Seven people on the bus, including the driver, suffered minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu celebrates his final strikeout to end the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in game 3 of the NLCS.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Chinese security guards in black hold hands to keep reporters at bay while Kobe Bryant does a one-on-one interview. Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers spoke to the media prior to practice as part of 2013 Global Games at the MasterCard Center in Beijing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew D. Bernstein / NBAE

An employee walks through the scrap metal area as sunlight streams through the windows at the Zaporizhstal steel plant, owned and operated by Metinvest BV, at their site in Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vincent Mundy

Japanese parishioners of Usazaki shrine carry their Yatai (portable shrine) during a parade as part of the Nada No Kenka Matsuri (Nada Fight Festival) at Matsubara on Tuesday in Himeji, Japan. Each Yatai weighs approximately 2 tons. The parade is the highlight of the shrine's Autumn Harvest Festival and attracts roughly 100,000 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Buddhika Weerasinghe / Getty Images AsiaPac

View of fall color against the backdrop of the mountains in Glacier National Park as seen from the North Fork Road south of Polebridge, Mont.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brenda Ahearn/Daily Inter Lake / Daily Inter Lake

Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is here, in Mount Arafat on the Mountain of Mercy, known in Arabic as Jabal al-Rahma, that the prophet Muhammad is believed to have delivered his last sermon to tens of thousands of followers, calling on Muslims to unite.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amr Nabil / Associated Press

Muslim pilgrims pray the noon prayers near fruit carts in Arafat, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amr Nabil / Associated Press

Fitness personality Richard Simmons, who warmed up the crowd with an exercise routine, shows off his limberness as he rallies with about 25,000 people participating in the 29th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles and other local AIDS service organizations in West Hollywood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Soli Rachwal, left, and Sydney Bernard perform in a Halloween-themed matinee titled "Dracula, A Symphony of Terror" at Kinetic Theory in Culver City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Models styled by the Bundy Bundy team wait backstage before performing at the Enigma Alternative Hair Show in Royal Albert Hall in London. The Alternative Hair Show is one of the world's most prestigious hairdressing events, bringing together international teams of hair artists to showcase groundbreaking hair styling.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty Images

A view of the installation "Guardians of Time" by Austrian artist Manfred Kielnhofer at Bebelplatz during the Festival of Lights in Berlin.


People walk past autumn-colored trees and reflect in a puddle in Hanover, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Heiko Lossie / AFP/Getty Images

An English team member grooms a white standard poodle during the World Team Dog Grooming Championships in Barcelona, Spain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Ramos / Getty Images

Georgian Orthodox nuns attend a religious service in Mtskheta, Georgia. Each year people from different regions of the country gather to mark a special service of the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Svetitskhoveli, known as the burial site of Christ's mantle, has long been the principal Georgian church.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Zurab Kurtsikidze / EPA

Two Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers carrying and checking a baby who has just arrived with his mother during the transfer from Mouadamia to the shelter in a suburb of Qudsaya during a cease-fire when a safe passage was established for the people that wanted to exit.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ibrahim Malla / EPA

Indian police and bystanders gather on a bridge where Hindu devotees were crushed in a stampede outside the Ratangarh Temple at Datia district in central Madhya Pradesh state. The death toll from a stampede among Hindu pilgrims in India rose to 109 as outrage mounted over safety at the festival, which was also the scene of a similar tragedy seven years ago.


Kyrgyz riders perform during a traditional horse festival in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.


Filipino women hold onto a riot shield as they engage security guards in a rally against the rice price hike in front of the Department of Agriculture in Quezon City, Philippines.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dennis M. Sabangan / EPA

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Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. In Saudi Arabia, Muslim pilgrims pray on Mount Arafat, also known as the Mount of Mercy, near the holy city of Mecca. It is at this site, known in Arabic as Jabal ar Rahmah, that the prophet Muhammad is believed to have delivered his last sermon to tens of thousands of followers, calling on Muslims to unite.

Federal employees went back to work this week after a 16-day government shutdown ended and firefighters rescue students with simulated injuries during an earthquake drill that was part of the Great California ShakeOut, an annual program that urges people to prepare for earthquakes.

Paris: High school students create a blockade outside their school as part of a protest against the deportation of foreign pupils after the high-profile eviction of a 15-year-old Roma girl.

Champasak, Laos: Rescue workers join in the operation to find a Lao Airlines aircraft at a crash site in the Mekong River. Lao Airlines Flight QV 301 from Vientiane to Pakse crashed into the river after flying into turbulence caused by Typhoon Nari.

Tokyo: Japanese businessmen contend with strong wind and rain as deadly Typhoon Wipha, the strongest storm in a decade, passed close to Tokyo.

Cebu City, Philippines: A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit central Philippines, collapsing buildings, buckling roads and toppling the bell tower of a church. Multiple deaths were reported across the region.

Anaheim: A worshiper arrives at Angel Stadium in Anaheim to join the celebration of Eid al Adha, one of the major holidays of Islam. The holiday commemorates Abraham’s near-sacrifice of his son as a test of the prophet’s loyalty to God. More photos

Los Angeles: A Dodger fan in an Elvis outfit strikes a kingly pose before the Dodgers played the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium. More photos

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