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A view of Manzanar. The 2-square-mile facility would produce 440 gigawatt hours of power annually, enough to service about 75,000 homes and allow the DWP to meet its state-required renewable energy goals.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Race fans check their tickets after the sixth race on the last day of racing at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif., on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Becky Dustin, left, and Jennifer Rasmussen exit the Salt Lake County clerk's office with their marriage license Monday. On Friday, federal Judge Robert Shelby ruled that Utah's Amendment 3 is unconstitutional. Utah is one of 33 states that enacted a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. In 2004, 66% of Utahns approved Amendment 3 and its traditional definition of marriage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ravell Call / Deseret News

Anti-government protesters jump over the fence during a rally at the Department of Special Investigation on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday. About 5,000 protesters took part in the rally and later stormed into the DSI office building after the DSI charged the protest leaders with illegal demonstrations.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wason Wanichakorn / Associated Press

Office workers in festive dress celebrating Christmas battle against the rain and gale-force winds on Blackpool promenade on Monday in Blackpool, United Kingdom. The Met Office has issued a number of severe weather warnings for heavy rain and high winds and is warning that it may lead to some travel disruption as people make their journeys for Christmas.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images Europe

An Indian man walks on a snow-covered road after the season'’s first snowfall in the northern hill town of Shimla, India, on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mainka Gill / Associated Press

Green Bay Packers' Eddie Lacy (27) flips into the end zone past Pittsburgh Steelers' Chris Carter (54) and Ike Taylor (24) for a touchdown run during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday in Green Bay, Wis.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Roemer / Associated Press

An American robin searches for food on a frozen tree in Augusta, Maine, on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Molloy / Kennebec Journal

Passengers sleep on the floor in the check-in line as dozens of flights were canceled or delayed by Sunday's ice storm, at Pearson International Airport in Toronto.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: J.P. Moczulski / The Canadian Press

Pope Francis kisses a statue of baby Jesus as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gregorio Borgia / Associated Press

A man selling Nativity scenes made from clay and reeds waits for clients in downtown Bangui, Central African Republic. In the nation's capital riven by sectarian violence, Christmas shoppers were few this year. Those who did venture out found only a handful of vendors selling plastic toys and Christmas decorations.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rebecca Blackwell / Associated Press

Indian children dressed as Santa Claus dance in front of a sculpture titled "World Peace" by sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik ahead of Christmas at a beach in Puri, in the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, Though Hindus and Muslims comprise the majority of the population in India, Christmas is celebrated with much fanfare.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Biswaranjan Rout / Associated Press

Rime ice forms on top of Bearwallow Mountain (elevation 4,300 feet) in Henderson County, N.C. Rime ice forms when the water droplets in fog freeze to the outer surfaces of objects.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Dirks / Times-News

People brave the cold weather to do last-minute shopping on Oxford Street in central London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL COURT / AFP/Getty Images

People wait with their luggage by the departure boards in Waterloo Station in central London as disruption to rail services continues. A man and a woman died in separate river incidents on Monday as high winds and heavy rain lashed Britain, disrupting transport as people headed home for the Christmas holidays.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL COURT / AFP/Getty Images

A departure board is pictured in Waterloo Station in central London indicating disruption to rail services.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL COURT / AFP/Getty Images

The Eiffel Tower in Paris is illuminated for the holidays.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP/Getty Images

Two Lebanese women wearing Santa Claus outfits and waving their national flag water ski during a show in the bay of Jounieh, north of Beirut.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK BAZ / AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Dan Trujillo, left, and Clyde Peck get married as about 1,500 people gather to show support of marriage equality after a federal judge declined to stay his ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in Utah, at Washington Square, just outside of the Salt Lake City and County Building in Salt Lake City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tom Smart / Deseret News

Astronaut Rick Mastracchio works to loosen a sticky connection on one of the fluid lines to the spare pump during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. Two NASA astronauts stepped out on a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk to complete repairs at the ISS.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA / AFP

Two Siberian tiger cubs compete for milk with two puppies for milk on a mother dog at Wild Animal World in Hangzhou, in eastern China's Zhejiang province. Staff at the facility feed the tigers on dog milk since the tigers' mother resisted feeding them after giving birth on Nov. 10.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images

In the Belarus capital Minsk, actors dressed as Joseph and Mary perform a Nativity scene re-creation in yjr Catholic Church of Saints Simon and Helena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY GAPON / AFP/Getty Images

At Cantebury Cathedral in England, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby delivers his Christmas Day sermon. This is the archbishop's first Christmas since being enthroned in the position.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthew Lloyd / Getty Images

In Berlin, members of the Berlin Seals swim association take a plunge in the Orankesee during their traditional Christmas swim. Temperatures in the German capital reached 48 degrees Fahrenheit.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIM BRAKEMEIER / AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis delivers his "Urbi et Orbi" (to the City and to the World) message from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

The faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square to hear Pope Francis' Christmas Day message.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Franco Origlia / Getty Images

In Sofia, Bulgaria, people light candles during a Christmas service in the gold-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV / AFP/Getty Images

Christmas in Barcelona means a 200-meter race in the city's old harbor. A participant launches into the water during the 104th edition of the Christmas Cup, which drew about 400 participants.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSEP LAGO / AFP/Getty Images

A Christmas service in Malaia, Romania, about 250 kilometers northwest of Bucharest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERT GHEMENT / EPA

In Kabul, Afghanistan, soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force gather for a special Christmas Day meal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOORULLAH SHIRZADA / AFP/Getty Images

Worshipers attend a Christmas service at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, West Bank. Every Christmas, pilgrims travel to the site where Jesus is believed to have been born.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oren Ziv / Getty Images

In Ambohibary, Madagsacar, Father Christmas takes a stroll.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER JOE / AFP/Getty Images

In Bangui, Central African Republic, children pray during a special Christmas Day service held on monastery grounds serving as a camp for the displaced. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, more than 200,000 people remain displaced in the capital alone, more than half of them children.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rebecca Blackwell / Associated Press

In Surabaya, Indonesia, worshipers gather despite a warning from police that Islamic extremists may be planning to target Christmas and New Years celebrations in the capital Jakarta and other parts of the country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUNI KRISWANTO / AFP/Getty Images

In Amman, Jordan, an Iraqi Orthodox Christian refugee attends a morning Christmas service at St. Afram Syrian Orthodox Church.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammad Hannon / Associated Press

In Bangalore, India, members of a non-governmental organization participate in a vigil protesting child abuse as part of Christmas celebrations.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAGADEESH NV / EPA

People visit loved ones' graves on Christmas Day outside a Catholic church, site of a mass grave in the typhoon-devastated village of San Joaquin, Philippines.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENNIS M. SABANGAN / EPA

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez greets inmates at the Men's Central Jail during a Christmas Day visit, during which he toured the halls holding the most dangerous prisoners, handed out religious materials and celebrated Mass before inmates and Sheriff Lee Baca.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Miami's Dwayne Wade, under pressure from the Lakers' Wesley Johnson, passes off to teammate Chris Bosh trailing the play in a Christmas Day NBA game at Staples Center. The Heat won, 101-95.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

As their mother, Jina, takes pictures, Eden Inn screams as she and brother Nathan, all of Redondo Beach, ride their sled down a sand dune at the Hermosa Beach Pier, where the temperature was in the 80s on Christmas afternoon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Members of the Avon Vale Hunt make their way to the village of Laycock for the traditional Boxing Day meet in Wiltshire, England. The meet took place as an Ipsos Mori poll conducted on behalf of the League Against Cruel Sports and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was released that found that eight out of 10 people believe fox hunting with dogs should remain illegal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Birchall / Associated Press

Participants in the Matlock Raft Race paddle down the Derwent River on their way from Matlock to Cramford, England. Hundreds of people were expected to take part in the annual Boxing Day event.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bethany Clarke / Getty Images

Bargain hunters create a mad scramble in Selfridges in central London, one of the capital's biggest department stores, as merchants slashed prices for the traditional Boxing Day sales.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / EPA

Civilians leave the "Combattant" district close to the airport in Bangui, capital of the strife-torn Central African Republic. Heavy arms fire triggered panic in Bangui, prompting a French force to deploy tanks near the airport, where tens of thousands of residents are seeking refuge from deadly sectarian violence.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP/Getty Images

A civilian holds spent 14.5-millimeter cartridges, made for a heavy machine gun, reportedly fired by Chadian soldiers in the Gobongo district in Bangui, the Central African Republic's capital. Five Chadian soldiers, part of the African Union's peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic, were killed and French troops were out in force a day after heavy gunfire sowed panic in the city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP/Getty Images

An woman in Banda Aceh on the Indonesian island of Sumatra cries while praying during ceremonies marking the ninth anniversary of the Asian tsunami disaster that occurred on Dec. 26, 2004. About a thousand people held a mass prayer to commemorate powerful earthquakes that caused Asian tsunamis. Indonesia was hit hard by the quake and tsunamis, with a total of 230,261 people listed as dead or missing, according to government.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN / AFP/Getty Images

Indians on Marina Beach in Chennai offer milk during a prayer ceremony to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the 2004 tsunami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arun Sankar K / Associated Press

A young refugee holds an infant as she stands near her home on the outskirts of Herat, Afghanistan. Economic development is considered a vital weapon to stop the country from sinking back into civil war and to stem Islamist extremism after 100,000 international combat troops pull out next year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AREF KARIMI / AFP/Getty Images

Indian youth feed seagulls as the sun sets at the Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswathi, in Allahabad, India

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP/Getty Images

Visitors walk through an arched gate sculpted from ice at the 40th Harbin Ice Lantern Festival at Zhaolin Park in Harbin, China. More than 2,000 ice sculptures are on display at the festival, which continues through February.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRINGER / EPA

A Lebanese army soldier stands next to a destroyed car at the scene of an explosion in central Beirut on Friday. The state news agency said the bombing has killed several people, including Mohammed Chatah, a senior aide to former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Malla / Associated Press

An Israeli AH-64 Apache longbow helicopter launches anti-missile flares during an air show at the graduation ceremony of Israeli air force pilots at the Hatzerim base in the Negev desert, near the southern Israeli city of Beersheva.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACK GUEZ / AFP/Getty Images

Russian soldiers stand in line to pay their last respect to Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the iconic AK-47 assault rifle that was the favored weapon of guerrillas worldwide, during his funeral ceremony in Mytishchi outside Moscow on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VASILY MAXIMOV / AFP/Getty Images

Supporters of Pakistan's slain leader Benazir Bhutto rally in Lahore, Pakistan, on the sixth anniversary of her death Friday. Bhutto died in a gun and suicide bomb attack after addressing an election rally in 2007.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: K.M. Chaudary / Associated Press

A displaced boy carries a cardboard box inside a United Nations compound, which has become home to thousands of people displaced by the recent fighting in Juba, South Sudan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Curtis / Associated Press

Workers assemble the 2014 New Year's Eve Waterford Crystal ball during its installation at One Times Square on Friday in New York City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rob Kim / Getty Images

The national anthem is played before the the start of the 2013 Military Bowl at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium between the Maryland Terrapins and the Marshall Thundering Herd on Friday in Annapolis, Md.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rob Carr / Getty Images

West Bromwich Albion's English goalkeeper Ben Foster saves a shot by Tottenham Hotspur's English defender Kyle Walker during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane in north London. The match ended in a 1-1 draw.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: IAN KINGTON / AFP/Getty Images

Chimneys of a house in the village of Bedretto, Ticino, Switzerland, are covered in snow on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Karl Mathis / KEYSTONE/AP

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