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Shoppers stay dry under borrowed umbrellas at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa on a rainy Black Friday morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Shoppers at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa line up to get into the Steve Madden store on Black Friday afternoon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Soobin Son, a student from Fairfax High School, is framed in a tattered banner during an immigration reform march and rally in North Hollywiood on Thursday. About 200 people joined the protest, which focused on the plight of immigrants in the U.S. who have been affected by the deportation of their family members.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Tara Fitzsimons, a 20-year-old student on her way to Chicago for Thanksgiving, reads a book on her iPad while waiting in line to check in at Los Angeles International Airport early Wednesday morning. More than 43 million people are expected to travel over the long holiday weekend, according to AAA.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jae C. Hong / Associated Press

Passengers who arrived early for their flights at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Va., on Wednesday morning after warnings of a possible winter storm, found operations moving smoothly.


President Obama greets employees at DreamWorks Animation in Glendale after giving a speech.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Rabbi Boruch Shlomocunn, left, West Coast director of Chabad Lubavitch, and Rabbi Moche Greenwald stand in front of Los Angeles City Hall before a menorah-lighting ceremony. Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlap this year in an unprecedented calendar oddity.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times

Dozens of mariachi bands gathered at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights to play and march in a parade in honor of the Catholic patron of musicians, Saint Cecilia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bethany Mollenkof / Los Angeles Times

Dozens of smartphones record the scene, foreground, as UCLA students and fans get fired up with the traditional "Beat SC" bonfire before Saturday's football matchup with crosstown rival USC.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

A woman walks past snow-covered trees and a monument to Vladimir Lenin at a railway station outside Moscow.


A Roma man sits beside a fire before police moved in to clear an unauthorized Roma camp in Saint-Ouen, near Paris.


Life-size draft horses are dwarfed by half of Andy Scott's Kelpies, the world's largest pair of equine sculptures and one of Britain's tallest pieces of public art, in Falkirk, Scotland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

Thailand anti-government protesters take part in a rally at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has announced the use of a special security law to counter demonstrators who stormed into government departments during a day of mass protests across Bangkok.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lam Yik Fei / Getty Images

Relatives of one of three Palestinian militants killed when gunfire erupted during a raid by Israeli security forces on Tuesday mourn at his funeral in the West Bank village of Yatta. Israel said the three militants were members of a terrorist group that was planning to execute a terror attack within days.


Egyptian protesters set a fire at Talaat Harb Square in downtown Cairo during a clash with police after security forces dispersed protesters from a demonstration organized by tje human rights group No Military Trials for Civilians in the first unauthorized protest staged in the capital since the adoption of a law that regulates demonstrations.


Pakistani girls in a Christian neighborhood in Islamabad jump on a trampoline whose owner lets children play on for 10 minutes for 10 rupees, or about 16 cents.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Los Angeles Times

Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines step over a mannequin as they rummage through items outside a damaged grocery store in Tacloban.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated Press

South Korean children catch snowflakes on their tongues in Seoul.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

Family members and hundreds of other mourners gathered in Los Feliz on Monday for the funeral of slain art instructor Joseph Gatto. Above, Assemblyman Mike Gatto, right, joins his sister, Mariann, far left; wife, Danielle; and his mother, Isolde, near the hearse bearing the body of his father. Joseph Gatto was killed in his Silver Lake home earlier this month.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Tara McGee, left, hands a bag containing a frozen turkey to Denise Garcia on Monday at the ninth annual Healthy Family Update and Turkey Giveaway at the Urban Youth Academy in Compton. About 6,000 frozen turkeys were given to needy families.


In Beverly Hills, activists protest a proposed trade agreement during President Obama's visit, part of a two-day fundraising trip through California.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

Police respond to reports of a gunman on Yale campus Monday in New Haven, Conn. A lockdown was in effect on the Old Campus as police searched rooms to confirm that no gunman was on campus.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arnold Gold / New Haven Register

Egyptian police fire water cannons to disperse a protest by secular anti-government activists in Cairo on Tuesday, the security forces' first implementation of a controversial new law forbidding protests held without a permit from authorities.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed Asad / Associated Press

Typhoon survivors queue up for relief supplies being distributed by the International Red Cross at an evacuation center in Tacloban, Leyte province in central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan battered central Philippines on Nov. 8, leaving a wide swath of destruction.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated Press

Buses are parked at an inter-district bus terminal during a blockade organized by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) activists and its Islamist allies in Dhaka. Bangladesh opposition supporters blocked roads and ripped up railway tracks after rejecting plans for a Jan. 5 election, plunging the nation into fresh political turmoil.


Women laborers transport bricks on hand carts at a brick kiln factory on the outskirts of Jammu, India.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Channi Anand / Associated Press

Cologne Cathedral is veiled in fog in Cologne, Germany.


A murmuration of starlings on display over the town of Gretna, Scotland on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Owen Humphreys / Press Association

Children look at king penguins participating in an outdoor parade in the zoo in Zurich.


Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash into the air as seen from Tiga Pancur, Indonesia. Authorities raised the alert status for one of the country's most active volcanoes to the highest level Sunday after the mountain repeatedly sent hot clouds of gas down its slope following a series of eruptions in recent days.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Binsar Bakkara / Associated Press

An elderly woman walks on a field covered with volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Sukanalu, Indonesia. Powerful bursts of hot ash and gravel erupted from the rumbling volcano in western Indonesia on Monday, a day after authorities had raised the volcano's alert status to the highest level.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Binsar Bakkara / Associated Press

Rescuers search for survivors after an oil pipeline exploded in Qingdao, China. The death toll from the blast that occurred in Huangdao district on Friday morning has risen to 52, with 11 others still missing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Getty Images / Getty Images

People gather around the sheep pens as they listen to the auctioneer in the auction hall at the South West Winter Fair at Sedgemoor Auction Centre in Bridgwater, England. The South West Winter Fair, which is held at one of the largest livestock markets in the U.K., has rapidly become the region's largest livestock shows and is seen as the last in the agricultural calendar before the Christmas festivities.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty Images

Ukrainian Greek Catholic prelates attend a ceremony headed by Sviatoslav Shevchuk, major archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the translation of the relics of St. Josaphat to the Vatican Basilica, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Medichini / Associated Press

A woman touches a spider monkey at the Rehabilitation Center and Primate Rescue in Pe–aflor, Chile.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hector Retamal / AFP/Getty Images

Young women wear green and yellow hats during the traditional Catherinette fashion presentation in Paris. A Catherinette is a traditional name for an unmarried 25-year-old woman. Catherinettes are supposed to wear a hat made by friends on St. Catherine's Day, celebrated on Nov. 25.


A cross on the summit of the Pizalun mountain over the village of Mastrils, Switzerland.


A Libyan man stands in a building used by Ansar al-Sharia militia after it was torched by residents in Benghazi. Military governor Colonel Abdullah al-Saidi declared a "state of alert" after jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia attacked Libyan special forces in Benghazi, sparking an all-out battle in which at least five soldiers died, in what was the first such confrontation between the army and Libya's top jihadist group.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Abdullah Doma / AFP/Getty Images

Typhoon survivors walk past ships washed ashore in Tacloban. Experts say it will cost billions of dollars and take years to revive communities that were destroyed when Typhoon Haiyan struck.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Noel Celis / AFP/Getty Images

Afghan policemen enjoy a quiet moment as they smoke a water pipe at their checkpoint overlooking Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan President Hamid Karzai cast fresh doubt on the future presence of thousands of American and allied forces by rejecting a recommendation by an Afghan assembly of dignitaries to quickly sign a long-delayed security pact with the United States.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anja Niedringhaus / Associated Press

A Pakistani child is vaccinated against polio by a health worker in Islamabad, Pakistan. On Saturday, militants kidnapped four school teachers who were working on a polio vaccination drive in Khyber's Sipah village. Militants have killed more than a dozen polio workers and police protecting them over the last year and they claim the health workers are spies and the vaccination is meant to make Muslim children sterile.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

Anti-government protesters sit inside the Finance Ministry building in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters entered the ministry compound Monday in an escalating campaign to topple the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sakchai Lalit / Associated Press

Large posters featuring Clippers players hang from the rafters as Clippers forward Blake Griffin warms up before a game with the Bulls at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

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Each week Framework brings you the very best in visual journalism from around the world; this week is no exception.

Southern California: Black Friday shoppers storm shopping malls and stores on a rainy day in the Southland in the annual post-Thanksgiving bargain-shopping frenzy.

Los Angeles: Travelers wait in line to check in for flights at LAX. More than 43 million Americans were expected to travel over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend. With Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlapping this year, a menorah lighting ceremony is held at City Hall.

Glendale: President Obama greets employees after delivering remarks at DreamWorks Animation.

Falkirk, Scotland: Construction work has been completed on Andy Scott’s Kelpies, the world’s largest pair of equine sculptures and one of  Britain’s tallest pieces of public art.

Paris: Young women wear green and yellow hats during the traditional Catherinette fashion presentation.

Bangkok, Thailand: Antigovernment protesters take part in a rally at the Democracy Monument.

Moscow: A woman walks past snow-covered trees and a monument to Vladimir Lenin at a railway station outside Moscow.

Qingdao, China: Rescuers search for survivors after an oil pipeline exploded, killing 52 people. Eleven others are still missing.

Islamabad, Pakistan: Militants kidnapped four school teachers who were working on a polio vaccination drive in Khyber’s Sipah village.

Additional stops include Afghanistan, Chile, Egypt, France, the Philippines, South Korea and the West Bank.

Enjoy the journey.

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