Councilman Tom LaBonge arrives with a life-size cardboard cutout of William Mulholland at the L.A. Aqueduct Cascades for a reenactment of the opening of the Aqueduct 100 years ago in Sylmar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles TimesLink
A ghoulish couple stroll through downtown Santa Ana for the Noche de Altares (Night of Altars) street festival. The Day of the Dead celebration has been a fixture in the Latino community of Orange County since 2002.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
A burning barrel soaked in tar is carried at the annual Ottery St Mary Tar Barrel festival in Ottery St Mary, England. The tradition, which is more than 400 years old, sees competitors (who must have been born in the town to take part) running with burning barrels on their backs through the village, until the heat becomes too unbearable or the barrel breaks down. The event starts with small barrels carried by children and continues all evening with ever larger and larger barrels.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty ImagesLink
An employee stands in front of an oversized eye image with its pupil being measured, in the exhibition "Top Secret: The Secret World of Espionage" in Oberhausen, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROLAND WEIHRAUCH / EPALink
A veterinarian performs a final check on a tiger taken from a mobile circus wagon in Weilburg, Germany. The Four Paws Animal Welfare Foundation transferred six tigers from a circus in Germany to the Lionsrock Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mihai Vasile / Associated PressLink
Garbage is piled up on the pavement near the Plaza Mayor in downtown Madrid. Six thousand employees of Madrid's street cleaning and gardening services are on an indefinite strike.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGIO BARRENECHEA / EPALink
The Milky Way galaxy shines above the Swiss Leonhard Euler Telescope at ESO's La Silla observatory. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the start of a fruitful relationship between ESO and Chile that has allowed European and Chilean astronomy to push the boundaries of science, technology and culture forward into the future.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: S. LOWERY / HANDOUT / EPALink
A Democratic Republic of Congo soldier stands on a hilltop outpost in Chanzu in the eastern North Kivu region that was one of the M23 rebels' last stands. Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo's powder-keg east surrendered Tuesday after a crushing U.N.-backed offensive ended their 18-month insurgency in a region that has seen some of Africa's deadliest conflicts.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUNIOR D. KANNAH / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A worker from the Jakarta city government's Conservation Center restores the bronze male and female figures of Jakarta's historic landmark "Selamat Datang Monument," meaning "welcome" and also known as Monumen Bunderan HI.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO GACAD / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Swiss aviator Yves "Jetman" Rossy, whose jet-engine powered wings have taken him over some of the world's most awe-inspiring places, has added another -- Japan's Mt. Fuji.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KATSUHIKO TOKUNAGA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Tibetan exile wears a Tibetan flag while participating in a protest rally in New Delhi, India. The rally was held to seek the attention of the international community towards the plight of Tibetans in Tibet and for the release of Tibetan political prisoners in China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manish Swarup / Associated PressLink
A flower blossoms from vegetation covered with volcanic ash from the eruption of Mt. Sinabung in Mardingding, Indonesia. The 8,530-foot-high volcano has been erupting since Sunday, unleashing volcanic ash high into the sky and forcing the evacuation of villagers living around its slope.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Binsar Bakkara / Associated PressLink
An Indonesian woman lying on a nails bed receives a massage by a therapist at the Bali Heritage Reflexology and Spa in Jakarta, Indonesia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADI WEDA / EPALink
Filipinos ride in a horse-drawn carriage while the sun is about to set, in Manila. Philippines' officials raised the alert for a powerful typhoon threatening the country's eastern coast, and urged residents to leave due to high-risk before the storm hits.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENNIS M. SABANGAN / EPALink
A Thai protestor holds up a banner supporting the Thai King as she blows a whistle and demonstrates against a controversial amnesty bill in Bangkok. The lower house of the Thai parliament passed the bill to grant an amnesty for political crimes and corruption cases from 2006 to 2013, prompting criticism from a broad swath of Thai society.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BARBARA WALTON / EPALink
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