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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

Boats cruise through Newport Harbor in Newport Beach on the first night of the annual Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights on Wednesday. The five-day event's 2013 theme is "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

Danijah Anderson, 9, left, DeAsia Anderson, 8, and Carlos St Clair, 4, stand before candles set up on the sidewalk at the vigil for their aunt, Wanda Threadgill, a 45-year-old mother and grandmother who was found dead in her Gramercy Park apartment Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

Shiite pilgrims march under armed guard to Karbala in observance of the Arbaeen holiday in Baghdad's southern district of Dora. The holiday marks the end of the 40-day mourning period after the anniversary of the 7th century martyrdom of Imam Hussein the Prophet Muhammad's grandson. A suicide bombing targeting Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad and other violence across the country killed more than 20 people Thursday, officials said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalid Mohammed / Associated Press

Pakistani women wait in line to receive food being distributed to the needy at a shrine in Islamabad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shakil Adil / Associated Press

Indian gay rights activists shout slogans during a protest in Kolkata against a recent Supreme Court verdict that upheld a law criminalizing homosexuality. The Supreme Court ruled that only Parliament could change a colonial-era law that bans same-sex relations and makes them punishable by up to a decade in prison.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bikas Das / Associated Press

Baton-wielding Bangladeshi police charge an activist to stop from approaching the Pakistani embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The activists were protesting against the Pakistan parliament’'s resolution expressing concern over last week's execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah for war crimes committed during Bangladesh's 1971 independence war against Pakistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: A.M. Ahad / Associated Press

A worker decorates the street with red lanterns in celebration of the Christmas season in Shanghai. Christmas, while not traditionally celebrated in China, is gaining popularity in the communist country with retailers capitalizing on the holiday spirit to boost their year-end sales.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eugene Hoshiko / Associated Press

British Prime Minister David Cameron looks out over rows of graves of World War I casualties during a visit to Tyne Cot Cemetery in Zonnebeke, Belgium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Virginia Mayo / Associated Press

Christof Innerhofer of Italy catches some air during a training run for the men's downhill race at the FIS Alpine skiing World Cup in Val Gardena, Italy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ETTORE FERRARI / ANSA

A miner uses a pole to extract sulphur from a pipe at the flow crater during an annual offering ceremony on the Ijen volcano in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The Ijen crater rises to 2,386 meters, with a depth of more than 175 meters, making it one of the world's largest craters. Sulphur mining is a major industry in the region, made possible by an active vent at the edge of a lake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ulet Ifansasti / Getty Images

Children participate in the annual posada with other parishioners of Dolores Mission Church in Los Angeles. The procession, commemorating Mary and Joseph's search for shelter before Jesus' birth, was led by Archbishop Jose Gomez, who sees a parallel in today's quest for immigration reform.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Renneisen / For The Times

The Grinch, a.k.a. Maj. Lou Caputo of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, gives a motorist an onion for speeding through a school zone in Marathon, Fla. During the holiday season, the Grinch gives motorists who travel 5 mph or less above the school zone speed limit the option of a traffic citation or an onion.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Newman / Associated Press

Ukrainian opposition activists hold a protest in front of Rinat Akhmetov's office in Kiev, the capital. Rinat Akhmetov is Ukraine's richest man and the main sponsor of President Viktor Yanukovych's ruling Regions Party.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP/Getty Images

Mathieu Dechavanne stands in a glass cage named Pas dans le Vide (Step into the Void) at the top of the Aiguille du Midi peak, 12,604 feet above sea level in the French Alps. From the platform, visitors can enjoy an unobstructed view of Mont Blanc, Europe's highest mountain, from the platform.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexis Moro / Associated Press

Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. slides around a gate during the first training session for the FIS Alpine World Cup women's downhill in Val d'Isere, France

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE DESMAZES / AFP/Getty Images

The distraught mother of a 27-year-old Pakistani man who was stabbed to death in Greece is taken away from the Athens court where two suspected members of the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn accused of murder in her son's death are on trial.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARIS MESSINIS / AFP/Getty Images

Whirling dervishes perform at the Galata Mevlevihane (Lodge of the Dervishes) in Istanbul, Turkey. The dervishes are adepts of Sufism, a mystical form of Islam that preaches tolerance and a search for understanding. Those who whirl, like planets around the sun, turn dance into a form of prayer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GURCAN OZTURK / AFP/Getty Images

Young faithful attend Pope Francis' weekly audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Franco Origlia / Getty Images

Supporters of Madagascar presidential candidate Hery Rajaonarimampianina attend his last rally in Antananarivo ahead of the election Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER JOE / AFP/Getty Images

People seek safety at a U.N. compound in Juba, South Sudan, after what President Salva Kiir characterized as a failed coup attempt. Several people were reported wounded, and hundreds of others sought refuge from heavy fighting in the streets of the capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images

A pole dancer practices despite newly fallen snow during a promotional event by members of China's national pole dancing team and pole dancing students at Tianjin. China set up its first national pole dancing team in Tianjin in 2012 in order to compete in the World Pole Dancing Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images / AFP/Getty Images

Penguins dressed in Santa Claus costumes are paraded at the Everland amusement park in Yongin, South Korea. South Korea is the only east Asian nation that recognizes Christmas as a national holiday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images

A man sifts through debris near a boat that is stranded far from the shore in Tacloban, Philippines, where the death toll from Typhoon Haiyan has climbed to more than 6,000 people five weeks after the biggest storm in recorded history hit the island of Leyte. More than 27,000 people were injured by the typhoon, which also forced some 3.9 million from their homes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Phil Prins / Phil Prins

A Syrian man helps someone injured during an airstrike in the northern city of Aleppo's Maadi neighborhood. Two children were among at least 13 people killed in new airstrikes on a rebel-held district, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED AL-KHATIEB / AFP

Syrians search for survivors amidst the rubble following an airstrike in the Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo on Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED AL-KHATIEB / AFP

Firefighters battle a blaze in the warehouse district near the St. Louis riverfront. After breaking down the doors of a warehouse, firefighters had to retreat because of the intense heat and flames coming from the building. Over 80 firefighters were called to the scene. No one was injured.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: J.B. Forbes / St. Louis Post-Dispatch

French tightrope walker Tancrede Melet performs more than 1,200 feet off the ground in the town of La Plagne, with Mont Blanc in the background.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT / AFP

A full moon is shrouded in haze as it rises over the Kansas City, Mo., skyline at sunset Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charlie Riedel / AP

A severely malnourished Waka, age 2, sits on the floor at a pediatric center in Bangui, Central African Republic. According to UNICEF Dr. Celestin Traore, even though malnutrition is high in the country, the problem is worsening due to unrest in the country. Traore expects to see over 150 malnourished children daily in the coming days as the humanitarian situation worsens. Over 1,600 French troops have been deployed to the country in an effort to put an end to sectarian violence.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jerome Delay / AP

A homeless Indian girl peeps from behind a cloth used to cover a makeshift shelter put up on a roadside on a foggy morning in New Delhi. The northwest area witnessed the first dense fog of the season, which threw air and rail traffic out of gear more than a week before it was expected, according to local news reports.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / AP

North Koreans soldiers march on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang as others pay their respects beneath portraits of the late leaders Kim Jong Il, right, and Kim Il Sung on Tuesday. North Koreans observed the second anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Guttenfelder / AP

Kites in the shape of Santa Claus glide in the wind as part of a kite exhibition next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francois Mori / AP

Police investigators at the scene where a silver Corvette crashed at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Los Angeles Street after a pursuit involving multiple police agencies. The driver of the Corvette died in an officer-involved shooting at the end of the chase.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Five-year-old Daniel Kanner, left, and his brother David, 3, enjoy a piece of chocolate cake at a celebration in front of the Griffith Park Observatory, marking the 117th anniversary of Griffith Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

More than 500 Santa Clauses, a few reindeer and one gingerbread man poured into downtown Los Angeles and surrounding bars of interest for SantaCon L.A. 2013.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Kim Airs, a "sexuality consultant" by day, spends her weekends during the Christmas season tooling around South Los Angeles on her green-and-white motorcycle, in her red Santa suit, passing out toys to strangers' children.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

The first family, from left, President Obama, Malia Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Sasha Obama greet children dressed like elves at the National Building Museum in Washington. The first family is attending the taping of the annual "2013 Christmas in Washington," celebrating its 32nd anniversary.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press

Visitors to the Voortrekker Monument watch as a ray of sunlight shines on the unmarked tomb in the basement of the monument during Day of Reconciliation celebrations in Pretoria. Under apartheid, the day was known as Day of the Vow, in commemoration of a promise Voortrekkers made to God to build a church should they be granted victory against attacking Zulus, but under democracy the day is used to foster reconciliation and national unity.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

Helicopters carrying the South African flag fly over a 9-meter bronze statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela, which was unveiled on the lawns of the Union Buildings, the seat of government in Pretoria where Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa's first black president in 1994. On a public holiday dedicated to reconciliation, South Africans on Monday started coming to terms with the loss of Nelson Mandela, a day after he was buried at the end of a life struggle for freedom and equality.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander Joe / AFP/Getty Images

A cyclist is silhouetted and reflected in a puddle as he rides his bicycle in front of the morning sky in Hanover, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN†STRATENSCHULTE / EPA

Mt. Etna, Europe's tallest and most active volcano, spews lava during an eruption near the Sicilian town of Catania, Italy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Salvatore Allegra / Associated Press

An activist plays the piano for Pro-European Union supporters in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine's opposition appears confident and shows no sign of relenting in its standoff with the government.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Efrem Lukatsky / Associated Press

The moon sits on the horizon above the Port of Murmansk in Murmansk, Russia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr. / Bloomberg

Smoke rises from a burning building in Guangzhou, China. A fire broke out in the unfinished Jianye Building about 7 p.m. Sunday and about 380 firemen fought the blaze.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ChinaFotoPress / Getty Images

Indians hold a candlelight vigil on the first anniversary of the brutal rape of a young student in New Delhi. The victim, a 23-year-old physiotherapy student, who subsequently died of her injuries, became a rallying cry for tens of thousands protesting the treatment of women.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Saurabh Das / Associated Press

Supporters of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party applaud during a protest in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The CNRP rejects the official results of the fifth national assembly elections, which declared Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling Cambodian People's Party as the winner, and calls for nonstop demonstrations in order to find a solution ending the political disputed after elections.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mak Remissa / EPA

A Nepalese domestic migrant worker fixes a goods lift at a 60-foot high construction building in Kathmandu, Nepal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narendra Shrestha / EPA

Pakistani Shiite Muslims escort an ambulance transporting the body of their religious leader Nasir Abbas during his funeral in Lahore, Pakistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAHAT DAR / EPA

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Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week marks an end of an era in the Southland as the Hollywood Park racetrack in Inglewood will turn out the lights for good. In its heyday, celebrities such as Cary Grant, Lucille Ball and Fred Astaire would linger in the box seats. On Sunday, the track will host its last race. Multimedia

El Segundo: The 94-year-old widow of  Army Sgt. 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.

Los Angeles: More than 500 Santa Clauses, a few reindeer and one gingerbread man poured into downtown Los Angeles and surrounding bars of interest for SantaCon L.A. 2013. More photos

Zonnebeke, Belgium: British Prime Minister David Cameron looks out over rows of World War I graves at Tyne Cot Cemetery.

Istanbul, Turkey: Whirling dervishes perform at the Lodge of the Dervishes. The dervishes are adepts of Sufism, a mystical form of Islam that preaches tolerance and a search for understanding. Those who whirl, like planets around the sun, turn dance into a form of prayer.

Kiev, Ukraine: An activist plays the piano for supporters of a closer alliance with the European Union. The movement appears confident and shows no sign of relenting in its standoff with the government.

Indonesia: A surreal scene as a miner uses a pole to extract sulfur from a pipe during an annual offering ceremony on the Ijen volcano in Yogyakarta. Ijen’s crater rises to 2,386 meters, with a depth of more than 175 meters, making it one of the world’s largest craters.

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.

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

Pyongyang, North Korea: North Korean soldiers march on Kim Il Sung Square as others pay their respects beneath portraits of the late leaders Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung. North Koreans observed the second anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il.

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

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