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The death of Nelson Mandela prompted many public gatherings, including outside his home in Soweto, South Africa.


A man reads the Sowetan daily newspaper in Johannesburg, South Africa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dean Hutton / Bloomberg

A woman cries at a gathering to honor Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa.


An Atlas V rocket successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Thursday evening. The 19-story-tall rocket carried a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, which operates the nation's system of intelligence-gathering satellites.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthew C. Hartman / Matthew C. Hartman

A pedestrian walks past posted bills on Western Avenue that advertise a feature film about South African civil rights leader Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Richard Pecantte signs the football jersey of his slain son at Gonzales Park in Compton. Taalib Pecantte, 7, was shot and killed while sitting in a car.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

Kenneth Reyes, left, and Jocelyn Beltran, both 4, walk the picket line with L.A. County children's social workers in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

Veronica Cadrer, 7, right, throws a snowball at Tanyia Roberson, 7, outside Mattel's headquarters in El Segundo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Firefighters stream water into the shell of the Prairie Creek First Baptist Church in southwest Vigo County, Ind.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jim Avelis / Tribune-Star

Heavy snow falls in Berlin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Britta Pedersen / Associated Press

A street is covered with fresh snow in Warsaw, Poland.


A woman wearing a folk costume takes part in a welcome ceremony for the Olympic torch relay in Novosibirsk, Russia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ilnar Salakhiev / Associated Press

Police detain protesters in Athens during a demonstration commemorating the fatal police shooting of Alexandros Grigoropoulos, 15, five years ago.


A Palestinian holds portraits of Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat in front of an Israeli soldier during a weekly demonstration in the West Bank village of Bilin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Majdi Mohammed / Associated Press

College students wearing masks perform to raise awareness of air pollution in Xian, China.


Typhoon survivors rebuild in Tacloban, Philippines.


The sun sets on a uniquely decorated Christmas tree in Costa do Sauipe, Brazil.


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Friday’s Pictures in the News begins in South Africa, where children carry a sign outside the home of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Soweto. Hundreds of people gathered early Friday. Weeping and tears were largely absent; it was more of a spontaneous celebration of the man’s life and the gifts he left South Africa. Full coverage

Athens: Protesters are detained during a massive high school student demonstration against a fatal police shooting.

Costa do Sauipe, Brazil: A Christmas tree was decorated with soccer balls and flags on the eve of the Brazil 2014 FIFA Football World Cup final draw.

Los Angeles: L.A. County social workers, demanding reduced case loads and more staff, went on strike.

Add stops in Indiana, Germany, Poland, Russia and the West Bank to round out the report.

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