Travis White and other volunteers with Unified We Serve at Cal State Northridge in Southern California places thousands of collected food items on the steps of the campus library Wednesday. The items, including clothing, books and toys, will be donated to Meet Each Need with Dignity.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles TimesLink
Paddleboaters coast through the cooling mist of the fountain in Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles, where temperatures climbed into the high 80s on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
San Bernardino County sheriff's investigators on Wednesday excavate a grave on the outskirts of Victorville, Calif., containing what they suspect are the skeletal remains of multiple people. A motorcyclist on Monday found the first set of remains and reported it to the Sheriff's Department, officials said in a written statement.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
A woman in the Indonesian village of Tigapancur holds her daughter as Mt. Sinabung spews pyroclastic smoke. As many as 4,300 residents have been evacuated from five villages in North Sumatra due to the volcanic eruptions.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ulet Ifansasti / Getty Images AsiaPacLink
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, left, and Maria Tereza Goulart, the widow of former Brazilian President (1961-64) Joao "Jango" Goulart, place a wreath over the coffin of the former leader at Brasilia's air base. His remains were exhumed Wednesday at a cemetery in Sao Borja, near the Argentinian border, to determine if he was poisoned.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EVARISTO SA / AFPLink
A man walks by broken palm trees on the outskirts of Tacloban, Philippines, on the eastern island of Leyte. Scores of decaying bodies from Typhoon Haiyan were being taken to mass graves as authorities grappled with the disposal of the dead.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFPLink
A young Bulgarian couple kiss during an anti-government protest Wednesday in downtown Sofia. Forty-eight people were arrested and four, including a police officer, were injured in clashes that broke out during a protest to press for the resignation of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski's Socialist-backed government, Bulgarian police said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFPLink
Men and women in Kabul, Afghanistan, gather to commemorate Ashura, an annual holy day throughout the Muslim world. Ceremonial chest beating and other types of self-flagellation are a display of their devotion.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles TimesLink
Palestinian militants of the Izzedine Qassam Brigades, Hamas' armed wing, display their skills during an anti-Israel parade as part of the celebrations marking the first anniversary of an Israeli army operation in the Gaza Strip.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMUD HAMS / AFPLink
A large ball of fire burns in an open field after a gas line exploded outside of Milford, Texas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LARRY W. SMITH / EPALink
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