A Sparks Middle School student cries and is comforted after being released from an elementary school where some students were evacuated to after a shooting at the middle school in Sparks, Nev., on Monday. A middle school student opened fire on campus Monday morning, wounding two boys and killing a staff member who was trying to protect other children, Sparks police said Monday. The lone suspect committed suicide.
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Law enforcement personnel gather at the scene of a shooting at Sparks Middle School in Sparks, Nev., on Monday. A student at the school opened fire on campus just before the starting bell Monday, wounding two boys and killing a teacher who was trying to protect other children, Sparks police and the victim's family members said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marilyn Newton / The Reno Gazette-JournalLink
In his Tarzana, Calif., office, John Stolpe, a third-generation ocularist, holds one of many prostheses he makes for patients who have lost eyes or suffered eye damage. His grandfather was on a team of Army doctors who developed fake eyes during World War II.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
Singer Cee Lo Green, left, with attorney Blair Berk, pleads not guilty to furnishing the party drug Ecstasy to a woman last year while dining at a downtown Los Angeles restaurant.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles TimesLink
Pakistani security officials inspect the wreck of a Jaffar Express train hit by a bomb blast near Nasirabad district in the restive Balochistan province, Pakistan on Monday. The bomb targeting the train killed at least 11 passengers and injured more than 20 people.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ZAHID HUSSEIN / EPALink
An ultra-orthodox Jewish man walks on a street covered with election campaign leaflets in Jerusalem on the eve of Israel's municipal elections.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MENAHEM KAHANA / AFPLink
Young Egyptian couples sit at the base of the Great Pyramid of Giza on Monday in Cairo. After a summer of violence, tourist numbers across Egypt are at their lowest levels since a 2010 peak in tourism in the country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ed Giles / Getty Images EuropeLink
Mahindra Racing rider Miguel Oliveira of Portugal, right center, crashes during the Moto3 race at the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island on Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RUSSELL COLVIN / AFPLink
Wide receiver Rueben Randle (82) of the New York Giants catches a touchdown in the second quarter as cornerback Chris Cook (20) of the Minnesota Vikings defends during a game at MetLife Stadium on Monday in East Rutherford, N.J.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Bello / Getty Images North AmericaLink
Firefighters of the Wehrsdorf Voluntary Fire Department try to capture a Greater Rhea in Wehrsdorf, Germany. The animal escaped from his owner but the fire department was able to catch and return it.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RICO LOEB / DPALink
Aspiring witches pose before the start of an audition to work as the resident witch at the Wookey Hole Caves tourist attraction in Wookey Hole, Somerset, England.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Dunham / Associated PressLink
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