Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies restrain family members of a man suspected of burglarizing a market at Firestone Boulevard and Hooper Avenue in South L.A. on Wednesday as the man is wheeled to an ambulance. Authorities said the man was believed to have entered in the early morning, perhaps falling through a skylight, and hidden there until about noon.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
Bagpipers play in a procession through Terminal 4 at LAX on Wednesday, escorting the U.S. honor flag that will be used at the funeral of TSA Agent Gerardo Hernandez, 39, the first Transportation Security Administration agent slain in the line of duty. The honor flag was taken from Texas to New York after 9/11 and has been used at many funerals of law enforcement officers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brad Graverson / PoolLink
An riot police officer, center, takes a photograph of anti-government demonstrators from his position during a rally against an amnesty bill in Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday. Protesters rallied on the eve of a key vote on a bill that would grant amnesty to leaders and others involved in often-violent political conflicts since 2004. The Senate announced it would move up the vote to Friday from Monday in an attempt to ease rising tension over the bill, which has already passed the more powerful lower house.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Apichart Weerawong / Associated PressLink
People take photographs as Russia's Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft carrying an international crew including Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin and U.S. astronaut Rick Mastracchio and an unlit Olympic torch for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi aboard blasts off from the Russian-leased Kazakh Baikonur cosmodrome on Thursday. Two Russian cosmonauts will take the torch on a space walk on Saturday before it returns to Earth on Monday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFPLink
A man practices tai chi at the Bund as heavy smog engulfs Shanghai, where people were advised to stay indoors as the Shanghai Environment Agency measured air pollution levels at five out of a possible six.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Getty Images / Getty Images AsiaPacLink
A security guard stands in front of a room where Brazil's Vice President Michel Temer and China's President Xi Jinping met at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIM KYUNG-HOON / AFPLink
A lone Kashmiri man extinguishes a fire on the roof of a building in Srinagar, India, on Thursday. At least three buildings housing dozens of warehouses in a busy shopping area of Srinagar where damaged by the fire. Winter in Indian Kashmir brings not only freezing cold and snow, but also widespread incidents of fire blamed mainly on accidental ignition of charcoal, usually stored for fighting cold and cooking purposes on the top floors of Kashmiri homes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dar Yasin / Associated PressLink
A burqa-clad Afghan resident begs on the street as she holds a child in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday. Despite massive injections of foreign aid since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, Afghanistan remains desperately poor as it attempts to recover from decades of conflict.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FARSHAD USYAN / AFPLink
Wearing World War II-era Red Army uniforms, Russian soldiers parade at Red Square in Moscow on Thursday to mark the 72nd anniversary of the Nov. 7, 1941, parade, when Red Army troops marched past the Kremlin and went directly to the front line to fight the Nazi Germany troops at the gates of the Russian capital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VASILY MAXIMOV / AFPLink
A view of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. President Obama traveled to Dallas to speak about healthcare and attend fund-raisers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFPLink
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Sophia Nahli Allison is a visual journalist and media arts educator. She has been teaching photography workshops to teenagers in Los Angeles.
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