Michigan State players miss Coach Mark Dantonio, left, with Gatorade late in the fourth quarter against Stanford at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles TimesLink
Flashy Ferrari, a cattle dog mix, jumps off the back of trainer Chris Perondi of Stunt Dog Productions on the "Lucy's Amazing Rescue Dogs" float during the 125th Rose Parade on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles TimesLink
Rose Parade viewers in Pasadena watch Macy's "Presenting the Royal Court" float go by.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles TimesLink
Jarod Gutierrez, 12, from Corona, raises his glass of sparkling cider to his mom, Susan, who is roasting marshmallows at their spot along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, the night before the 2014 Rose Parade.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles TimesLink
After the coronation ceremony, 2014 Polar Bear Queen Lori O'Donnell and King Richard Leach lead the crowd into the water during the 62nd annual Polar Bear swim at San Pedro's Cabrillo Beach on Wednesday. With sunshine and temperatures in the upper 60s, the New Year's Day tradition drew a good-sized crowd.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles TimesLink
Rys Robinson is thrown into the air by friends during the countdown to the new year at Los Angeles' Grand Park on Tuesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles TimesLink
People at Venice Beach which they welcome the new year during the last sunset of 2013 on Tuesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles TimesLink
Los Angeles city firefighters work at the scene of a blaze at a commercial building Wednesday in Boyle Heights. No injuries were reported.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles TimesLink
Firefighters in Minneapolis work at the scene of an apartment building fire in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood Wednesday. Authorities say at least 13 people were hurt.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: McKenna Ewen / Minneapolis Star TribuneLink
Water from the Laita River rises in the western French city of Quimperle. Heavy rains and high tides sparked a flood warning in the region.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIEN MEYER / AFPLink
Al Qaeda fighters patrol in a commandeered police in front of the main provincial government building in Fallujah, Iraq, on Wednesday. Al Qaeda fighters brandished their weapons in the streets of Ramadi and other towns, taking over police stations and military posts after security forces left, a provincial spokesman said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Uncredited / Associated PressLink
A Lebanese man carries an injured woman away from the site of a car bomb explosion in a Shiite area and stronghold of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah in a southern suburb of Beirut on Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Malla / Associated PressLink
Candidates' posters urging voters to go to the polls are hung overhead on a street in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Thursday. Bangladesh's main opposition party, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, and its alliances are boycotting the parliamentary elections set for this weekend, with demands for an independent caretaker government to oversee the polls.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: A.M. Ahad / Associated PressLink
A Nepalese man climbs the Boudhanath stupa, a world heritage site, as he works to renovate it in Katmandu, Nepal on Thursday. The Boudhanath stupa is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated PressLink
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