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A bodysurfer slides down a wave at the Wedge in Newport Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Kings right winger Matt Frattin, center, celebrates his goal against the Coyotes in the third period at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A.J. Martin plays with Soldier at the Project Homeless Connect service fair on skid row in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday. The event, organized by the National Museum of Animals & Society and other organizations, offered free dog food, toys and vaccinations for pets of homeless people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bethany Mollenkof / Los Angeles Times

Elise Roa, 8, takes a photo after Ana Marie Acosta was named queen of Pasadena's 96th Tournament of Roses in a ceremony on Thursday. Elise hopes to be a member of the Rose Court herself someday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

Investigators gather evidence at the scene of an accident on the Vortex ride on at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh, the capital. Five people were injured, two seriously, when the ride malfunctioned.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Travis Long / Raleigh News & Observer

A model waits backstage at the Bodyspectra body painting event in Cape Town, South Africa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPA

A Roma woman and child in the central Bulgarian town of Nikolaevo, which is at the center of an uproar created after a young girl named Maria was discovered in Greece last week in the home of a Roma couple who claimed falsely to be her parents. The case has fueled fears of alleged trafficking in white babies by Europe’s Roma, who are widely known as Gypsies and are already shunned and discriminated against. Prosecutors are investigating a Nikolaevo couple for possibly selling their baby girl to a Roma family in Greece when she was 7 months old.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV / AFP/Getty Images

Voters waiting in line to cast their ballots peer inside the polling place during elections in Antananarivo, Madagascar. The country on Friday was holding its first presidential election since a military-backed coup in 2009 that plunged the nation into chaos and led to donors cutting aid to the impoverished Indian Ocean island.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Schalk van Zuydam / Associated Press

Supporters of the Cambodia National Rescue Party march in Phnom Penh on the last of three days of demonstrations demanding an investigation into its claims of major irregularities in July elections. The protests were timed to coincide with the 22nd anniversary of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords, adopted to strengthen democracy in Cambodia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nicolas Axelrod / Getty Images

Members of the Central Industrial Security Force celebrate after a parade in Hyderabad, India. The CISF is responsible for security services at ports and other transportation facilities, as well as vital industrial units including atomic power plants, aerospace installations, and defense production units across India.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOAH SEELAM / AFP/Getty Images

A Palestinian man is carried away after being hurt during clashes with Israeli forces during a protest against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus in the West Bank.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP/Getty Images

South African artist Steven Cohen is part of the art during a preview of his exhibition "My Joburg -- The Johannesburg Art Scene" at the Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau museum in Dresden, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARNO BURGI / AFP/Getty Images

Retired Marine Sgt. Maj. Charles L. Cook discovers the name of his deceased son, Marine Sgt. Charles D. Cook, on the wall of the Beirut Memorial at the Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville, N.C. Wednesday marked the 30th anniversary of the deadly Beirut barracks bombing that many consider the opening blast in America's war against terrorists.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Althouse / Jacksonville Daily News

Ibrahim Khan, father of newborn quintuplets, sits beside the five babies at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan. The three girls and two boys were born the previous day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BILAWAL ARBAB / EPA

Bride Anna Thomason, 25, stands in a horse carriage moments before for her wedding last month at the Double T ranch in the Central San Joaquin Valley, in Stevinson, Calif.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Michael Fassbender of the movie "12 Years a Slave" is photographed in August at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, Calif.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

A passerby checks out the texture of one of seven elephant statues set up in Nokia Plaza in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday. Part of a traveling art exhibit called Elephant Parade, the statues seek to create worldwide attention, public awareness and support for the conservation of elephants, which are endangered. Proceeds from the eventual sale of the artworks will benefit the Asian Elephant Foundation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A pair of hikers are framed in a canopy of autumn foliage Wednesday as they walk to their car in a parking lot at Griffith Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

John Daly of the U.S., background, is watched by his fans Thursday at the seventh hole during the first day of the BMW Shanghai Masters golf tournament at the Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK RALSTON / AFP

A school bus passes the sign for the town of Sandy Hook on Monday. Since the school shooting last December, students have been bused to a nearby school. Sandy Hook Elementary School is scheduled to be torn down to make way for a new building on the same property.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Clowns sit on a couch Monday during a break on the first day of the 17th International Clown Convention at a theater in Mexico City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dario Lopez-Mills / Associated Press

A Pakistani man and a youth, who were displaced with their families from Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting between the Taliban and the army, offer prayers Thursday at a mosque on the outskirts of Islamabad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

Syrian fighters of the YPG (Kurdish Popular Protection Units) keep watch Tuesday at a building near the front-line in Ras al-Ayn in northeastern Syria.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAURICIO MORALES / EPA

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, arrive with their son Prince George at Chapel Royal in St James's Palace in central London, for the christening of the 3-month-old prince.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN STILLWELL / AFP/Getty Images

Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers union march in support of El Super grocery workers in Inglewood, calling for more work hours, salary increases and sick leave benefits.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A newly hatched Komodo dragon is held by L.A. Zoo curator Ian Recchio. It's one of the first females to be sexed in the egg using DNA. Managing reproduction will prevent inbreeding and improve health.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Lead singer Davey Havok of the neo-punk band AFI paces the stage during a performance at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

'SuzE Q' of Cirque Berzerk dances high above the crowd before the start of night's performances at Edward Sharpe's Big Top festival at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Spencer Bakalar / Los Angeles Times

A U.S. Marine detail carries the remains of Marine Lance Cpl. Christopher O. Grant of Richwood, La., from a military transport after its arrival at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del. Grant was killed Oct. 20 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province of Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Wilson / Getty Images

A woman wearing a sticker on her mouth reading "freedom" stands in front a police cordon during a protest in the center of Skopje, Macedonia, where journalists gathered to protest a 4½-year prison sentence handed down against their colleague Tomislav Kezarovski for revealing the identity of a witness in a murder case.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERT ATANASOVSKI / AFP/Getty Images

Firefighters mop up after a firestorm swept through a property in Bilpin in Australia's New South Wales state. Scores of Australians evacuated their homes in mountains west of Sydney on Wednesday as intensifying winds fanned wildfires and grounded the helicopters that were fighting them.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rob Griffith / Associated Press

Pakistani boys living with their families outside Islamabad after they fled their homes in Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting between the Taliban and the army pose for a photographer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anjum Naveed / Associated Press

Followers of the Shiite Houthi group known as Ansarullah dance with traditional daggers called jambiyas during celebration of the Eid al-Ghadeer holiday in Sanaa, Yemen. The Shiite holiday commemorates the Prophet Mohammed's designation of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib, his son-in-law, as his successor.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hani Mohammed / Associated Press

Thousands of Tunisians rallied in the capital, Tunis, on the opening day of the country's national dialogue calling for the Islamist-led government to keep its promise and resign to allow fresh elections.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassene Dridi / Associated Press

Visitors watch a spotted eagle ray swim by at the Ocean's Park Grand Aquarium in Hong Kong. The aquarium is home to around 5,000 fish and it hosts over 400 species.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEROME FAVRE / EPA

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Clifford / Associated Press

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-Journal

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 Times

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 Times

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 / EPA

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 / AFP

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 Europe

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 / AFP

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 America

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 / DPA

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 Press

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 Times

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 Times

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 Images

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 / EPA

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 Images

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 Press

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 Images

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 / EPA

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 / EPA

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 Press

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The Week in Pictures | October 21–27, 2013

Each week, we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Retired Marine Sgt. Maj. Charles L. Cook discovers the name of his deceased son, Marine Sgt. Charles D. Cook, on the wall of the Beirut Memorial at the Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville, N.C. Wednesday marked the 30th anniversary of the deadly Beirut barracks bombing that many consider the opening blast in America’s war on terrorism.

In Newport Beach, a bodysurfer gets launched down a wave at the Wedge, where rules have long put time limits on board surfers versus bodysurfers riding waves at the popular surf spot.

Los Angeles: ‘SuzE Q’ of Cirque Berzerk dances for the crowd before the start of the night’s performances at Edward Sharpe’s Big Top festival. More photos

Stevinson, Calif.: A dairy owner gets the idea to turn his farm into a wedding venue. Full story

Sparks Middle School students are picked up by their parents after a shooting at the school in Sparks, Nev., on Monday. A  middle school student opened fire on campus just before the starting bell Monday, wounding two boys and killing a staff member who was trying to protect other children, Sparks police said. The lone suspect committed suicide. Read more

Newtown, Conn.: A school bus passes a sign for the town of Sandy Hook. Sandy Hook Elementary School is scheduled to be torn down to make way for a new building on the same property.

England: Britain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, arrived with their son Prince George at the chapel in London for the christening of the 3-month-old prince. The couple gathered with close friends and family  for the christening in a low-key ceremony far removed from the global hype surrounding their wedding.

Cape Town, South Africa: A model waits backstage prior to the Bodyspectra body painting event.

Kfar Qaddum, West Bank: A Palestinian is carried away by fellow protesters after he injured his back during clashes with Israeli forces following a protest against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel.

Skopje, Macedonia: Journalists gather to protest a 4½-year prison sentence imposed on a colleague for revealing the identity of a witness in a murder case.

Add stops in Germany, Bulgaria, Madagascar, Cambodia, Pakistan, Australia, Hong Kong and Yemen to round out the report.

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