The death of Nelson Mandela prompted many public gatherings, including outside his home in Soweto, South Africa.
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A man reads the Sowetan daily newspaper in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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A woman cries at a gathering to honor Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Kenneth Reyes, left, and Jocelyn Beltran, both 4, walk the picket line with L.A. County children's social workers in Los Angeles.
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Veronica Cadrer, 7, right, throws a snowball at Tanyia Roberson, 7, outside Mattel's headquarters in El Segundo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles TimesLink
Firefighters stream water into the shell of the Prairie Creek First Baptist Church in southwest Vigo County, Ind.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jim Avelis / Tribune-StarLink
Heavy snow falls in Berlin.
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A street is covered with fresh snow in Warsaw, Poland.
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A woman wearing a folk costume takes part in a welcome ceremony for the Olympic torch relay in Novosibirsk, Russia.
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Police detain protesters in Athens during a demonstration commemorating the fatal police shooting of Alexandros Grigoropoulos, 15, five years ago.
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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.
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College students wearing masks perform to raise awareness of air pollution in Xian, China.
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Typhoon survivors rebuild in Tacloban, Philippines.
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The sun sets on a uniquely decorated Christmas tree in Costa do Sauipe, Brazil.
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