Dancers perform at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels during the Lord of The Miracles festival in Los Angeles. Over 1,000 people attended a service to honor the patron saint of Peru at the Cathedral before making a short pilgrimage to La Placita church on Olivera Street to continue the celebration.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles TimesLink
Motorcyclists participating in the 30th annual Love Ride arrive at Castaic Lake Recreation Area after starting out from Glendale. The largest one-day motorcycle fundraising event in the world benefits veterans programs in 27 states. Jay Leno served as grand marshal, which he has done since 1985.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
A Brazil's Forca Nacional security member fires his shotgun at activists demonstrating in front of the hotel in Rio de Janeiro where Brazil's National Petroleum Agency (ANP) will auction drilling rights to one of the world's largest offshore oil discoveries.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christophe Simon / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A man lays flowers on a monument during a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Minsk Jewish ghetto elimination by the Nazis in Minsk, Belarus. About 800,000 Jews were killed in Belarus by the Nazis during the 1941-44 occupation.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tatyana Zenkovich / EPALink
A girl carries a bouquet of leaves during a warm autumn day in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yurko Dyachyshyn / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A spray-painted tear appears on the cheek of a boy holding onto an antique Cypriot coin as passers-by walk past the poster advertising an exhibition of Cyprus currency history in Nicosia, Cyprus. Cyprus' finance minister says the budget deficit next year is forecast to beat the target outlined in the terms of the country's bailout.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Karadjias / Associated PressLink
Geese of the Landi GmbH poultry farm are driven to their barn in Veckenstedt, central Germany. The company brings up around 8,000 geese per year. Roast goose is a traditional dinner in Germany at Christmas and Martinmas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MATTHIAS BEIN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Russian Orthodox pilgrims enter the water on the West Bank side of the Jordan River for the baptismal ceremony at the site known as Qasr el-Yahud on the the Jordan River near the city of Jericho, Israel. Many Orthodox pilgrims visit the site where they believe that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABIR SULTAN / EPALink
New South Wales Rural Fire Service firefighter Garry Reid from the Medlow Bath brigade puts in containment lines on the Darling Causeway near the township of Bell in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, Australia. A state of emergency was declared in Australia's southeast as the tally of houses lost to forest fires climbed past 200 and amid warnings of worse weather conditions ahead.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAN HIMBRECHTS / EPALink
A man pushes a bike onto a bridge during a day of heavy pollution in Harbin in northeast China's Heilongjiang province. Visibility shrank to less than half a football field and small-particle pollution soared to a record 40 times higher than an international safety standard in the northern Chinese city as the region entered its high-smog season.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
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