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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.


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


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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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