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Clara Gantt, the 94-year-old widow of Army Sergeant 1st Class Joseph Gantt weeps as his casket arrived at Los Angeles International Airport early Friday morning. After a tour of duty during World War II, Gantt was captured in the Korean War and was missing for more than 63 years. His remains were only recently identified, providing closure for his family.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Renneisen / For The Times

Bikers pass by a Christmas tree, which washed up on Venice Beach in Los Angeles. A group of homeless people decorated the tree with items they found in the area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Renneisen / For The Times

Running Springs, Calif., resident Helene Forman brushes snow off of the hood of her pickup truck as the snow continued to fall in the San Bernardino Mountains.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Felipe Martinez prays at his locker in the jockeys room before his mount aboard Awsome T at Hollywood Park. The famed racetrack is closing its doors Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

California Highway Patrol accident investigators work on a tour bus that overturned on the northbound Interstate 15 at the Ontario Avenue exit in Corona, Calif.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

A man uses his smartphone while car lights leave traces during a drive along the Malecon in Havana. In many parts of Havana, the cityscape is changing rapidly. Along once-darkened streets, pedestrians now walk through the neon glow of signs advertising new bars, restaurants and rooms for rent.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ramon Espinosa / Associated Press

A visitor looks at sculptures at the Expedition into the Eternal Ice exhibit in Roevershagen, Germany. Artists from Russia, Ukraine, Poland, France, Bulgaria, Latvia and Lithuania have created 20 artworks that are on display.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernd Wuestneck / EPA

Farmers who came from the southern Greek island of Crete clash with riot police during a demonstration outside the Parliament in Athens.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARIS MESSINIS / AFP/Getty Images

Sara Ringkrans leads the Sankta Lucia festival of light procession at York Minster in England. The Swedish tradition of Sankta Lucia shares many similarities with Advent processions. It symbolizes bringing light into the dark winter and is one of the most significant services in the Swedish ecclesiastical calendar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ian Forsyth / Getty Images

People wounded in fighting between anti-Balaka and ex-Seleka troops lie in the Community Hospital in Bangui, Central African Republic. Gunfire erupted in and around the capital as anti-Balaka forces engaged ex-Seleka troops.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jerome Delay / Associated Press

Visitors stand in front of a large snow sculpture at the Sun Island Park during the 26th China Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo in Harbin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wu Hong / EPA

A couple poses under an illuminated tunnel to celebrate upcoming Christmas and new year at Garden of Morning Calm in Gapyeong, South Korea. Christmas is one of the biggest holidays in South Korea.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated Press

Children play in foam simulating snow outside a shopping mall as part of Christmas celebrations in Singapore. Christmas cheer sets in as festive lights and Christmas decor adorns the streets and shopping malls of the city state in the tropics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOW HWEE YOUNG / EPA

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Friday’s Pictures in the News begins at LAX, where the 94-year-old widow of  Army Sergeant 1st Class Joseph Gantt weeps as his casket arrives early Friday morning. After a tour of duty during World War II, Gantt was captured in the Korean War and was missing for more than 63 years. His remains were only recently identified, providing closure for his family.

In the Southland, bikers pass by a Christmas tree, which washed up on Venice Beach. A group of homeless people decorated the tree with items they found in the area. And Running Springs resident Helene Forman brushes snow off the hood of her pickup truck as the snow continued to fall in the San Bernardino Mountains.

Inglewood: Felipe Martinez prays at his locker in the jockeys room before his mount atop Awsome T at Hollywood Park. The famed racetrack is closing its doors Sunday. Multimedia

Harbin, China: Visitors stand in front of a large snow sculpture at the Sun Island Park during the 26th China Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo in Harbin.

Singapore: Children play in foam simulating snow outside a shopping mall as part of Christmas celebrations. Christmas cheer sets in as festive lights and Christmas decor adorn the streets and shopping malls of the city state in the tropics.

Add stops in Cuba, Germany, Greece, England and South Korea to round out the report.

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