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Lt. Christopher Blasnek, right, who lost 50 pounds in 10 weeks, leads Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officers at a ceremony in Monterey Park. The officers received Lean for Life Healthy Heroes Awards for losing weight.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Michelle Obama holds back Sunny, whose enthusiastic greeting prompted Ashtyn Gardner, 2, from Mobile, Ala., to lose her balance at the White House.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charles Dharapak / Associated Press

Xing Bao, a 3-month-old panda, is ready for his close-up at the Madrid Zoo in Spain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAVIER SORIANO / AFP

A young girl reaches out to Pope Francis for a hug in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP

China Disabled Peoples Performing Art Troupe entertains at the "My Dream Gala Performance" at the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Albania in Tirana.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GENT SHKULLAKU / AFP

A plane leaves a vapor trail visible from Lahore, Pakistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAHAT DAR / EPA

Israel Electric, the main supplier of electrical power in Israel, creates a menorah using cranes in Tel Aviv.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACK GUEZ / AFP

Window washers descend the 36-story Centennial Tower in Atlanta.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Goldman / Associated Press

A Palestinian man is stranded in flood waters in Gaza City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adel Hana / Associated Press

Men cling to a railing as waves lash the ferry pier in Dagebuell, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARSTEN REHDER / DPA

A rower makes his way through fog on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Rourke / Associated Press

Thai military personnel and civilians hold candles as a mark of respect during Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej's birthday celebrations in Bangkok.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manish Swarup / Associated Press

The Vechthoeve, better known as the Pippi Langkous (Pippi Longstocking) house because of its similarity to the fictional character's home, stands on a pontoon in the Vecht, the Netherlands. The monumental wooden building is being moved to make way for a new bridge.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN / ANP

Emergency workers attend the scene of a fatal truck accident near Bathgate, Scotland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Milligan / Press Association

Iraqi security forces inspect the aftermath of a gun battle in Kirkuk.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Emad Matti / Associated Press

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Pictures in the News | Dec. 5, 2013

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Pictures in the News | Dec. 5, 2013

In Thursday’s Pictures in the News, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies show portraits of themselves in Monterey Park before they went on a weight loss program. Their goal was to lose 10% of their weight in 10 weeks with the help of the Lindora weight loss program.

Washington, D.C.: First lady Michelle Obama reacts as Ashtyn Gardner, 2, from Mobile, Ala., loses her balance when she was greeting Sunny, one of the presidential dogs, as children of military families participate in a holiday arts-and-crafts event in the State Dining Room at the White House.

Madrid: A keeper holds 3-month-old giant panda Xing Bao during his presentation to the media at Madrid’s Zoo.

Gaza City: A Palestinian driver stands on his stranded car after heavy rains.

Kirkuk, Iraq: Iraqi security forces inspect the aftermath of a gun battle between insurgents and security forces at the Police Intelligence Department following a complex assault.

And there’s more from around the world.

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