Kyla Cummins, 2, plays with a stuff toy left at the memorial for the McStay family. Family and friends gathered at the spot where the four crosses were installed Wednesday in the memory of Joseph McStay his wife and two children.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
Members of the Service Employees International Union gather outside Our Lady of Angels Cathedral for a candlelight vigil in downtown Los Angeles. The county workers have been working without a contract for six weeks.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles TimesLink
Spc. Troy Harrison of the U.S. Army's 3rd Brigade Combat Team holds his 2-year-old son, Avery, during a homecoming ceremony in the Natcher Physical Fitness Center at Ft. Knox, Ky. The 250 soldiers returned after a nine-month combat deployment working alongside Afghan military and police forces in Afghanistan's Zabul Province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luke Sharrett / Getty ImagesLink
Shoes are stuck to the main entrance of Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica during a protest against layoffs outside the Telefonica headquarters in Barcelona. Telefonica embarked in 2011 on a three-year redundancy plan that would see up to 6,500 employees lose their jobs.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSEP LAGO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Campaigners from the Equality Network hold a rally outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. The Parliament will vote Wednesday on the Marriage and Civil Partnership bill.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J. Mitchell / Getty ImagesLink
Greenpeace International activist Faiza Oulahsen, right, from the Netherlands celebrates after being granted bail during a hearing at Primorskiy Court in St. Petersburg. A Russian court granted bail to five more Greenpeace campaigners detained for a protest in the Arctic, including the U.S. captain of its campaign ship, bringing to 17 the number of activists set to walk free after two months in prison.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DMITRI SHAROMOV / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Kevin Chenais is assisted by ambulance staff at St. Pancras in London. Kevin, who suffers from a medical condition, will travel by ambulance and ferry back to France. Eurostar says it refused travel on its trains to the Frenchman, earlier stranded in the United States because he was deemed too fat to fly home. The service that connects England to France and Belgium declined to allow Chenais on board because provisions require all passengers to have the ability to be safely evacuated, and Chenais' immobility makes this impossible.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirsty Wigglesworth / Associated PressLink
Hugh Francis pops out one eyeball at "Ripley's Believe It or Not" event in central London.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDY RAIN / EPALink
Students holding cardboard guns shout slogans during a protest outside the Bulgarian parliament in Sofia. Several thousand Bulgarian public sector workers rallied in Sofia demanding more government measures to ease poverty, as angry students kept pressing for the cabinet's resignation.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Workers clear mud and debris in a devastated area in Tacloban, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, which ripped through the Philippines on Nov. 9, has been described as one of the most powerful typhoons ever to hit land, leaving thousands dead and hundreds of thousands homeless.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dondi Tawatao / Getty ImagesLink
Typhoon survivors, who arrived in Manila from Tacloban, rest on folding beds at a tent city constructed inside the Villamor Airbase Elementary School in Manila.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
U.S. Air Force personnel assist Tacloban residents as they board a military flight as part of Operation Damayan, a humanitarian aid and disaster relief operation after the typhoon led by the Filipino government and supported by a multinational response force.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jake Bailey / U.S. Air ForceLink
A policeman gestures after casting his ballot in Mozambique's local elections in Maputo. Voters will elect mayors and local assembly members in 53 municipalities amid concerns an upsurge in political violence will mar voting.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FERHAT MOMADE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Palestinians help a man injured during clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank village of Yabed. Clashes broke out as Palestinians protested the uprooting of their olive trees in the area.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed Ballas / Associated PressLink
Municipal workers clean the site after a car bomb attack in Baghdad's Karrada neighborhood. A wave of attacks, mostly by car bombs, hit mainly Shiite and commercial areas of Baghdad on Wednesday morning, killing and wounding Iraqicivilians, officials said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Karim Kadim / Associated PressLink
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