Crew members greet their loved ones after disembarking from the aircraft carrier Illustrious in Portsmouth, England. The ships returns with a crew of 650 after a five-month deployment to Southeast Asia delivering aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty ImagesLink
Lily Richards, 8, reaches up into the snowfall as she waits for her bus in Dover, Pa.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jason Plotkin / York Daliy RecordLink
Phil Jackson, left, former Lakers' head coach, and actor John Lithgow take in the game as mascot Joe Bruin poses behind them at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, where the UCLA Bruins played the No. 1-ranked Arizona Wildcats in an NCAA basketball game.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles TimesLink
Jose Zapien looks past his attorney Patrick Lake, left, as he was sentenced to life in prison plus 95 years for a double homicide in 2006. He was also was convicted of attempted murder in 12 other counts.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles TimesLink
Craftsmen pour molten bronze into molds to create the SAG statuette at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank. The 16-inch tall bronze Actor statuette weighing 12 pounds is created in the lost-wax casting process using about 750 pounds of bronze to create an order of 50 statuettes that will be handed out at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards later this month.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
A model wears an LED-lighted creation of designer Angela Dale at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BRITTA PEDERSEN / EPALink
Christmas trees are burned in a fire pit at Seattle's Golden Gardens beach park in what has become an annual post-Christmas ritual. About 100 bicycle riders carried the trees to the popular park, most strapped to their backs or bike frames.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joshua Trujillo / Associated PressLink
White roses lay on at a memorial in Tel Aviv dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender victims of the Holocaust. Tel Aviv joined a other cities around the world commemorating victims of the Holocaust who were gay.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Uriel Sinai / Getty ImagesLink
A plant known as old man's beard in Bamberg, Germany. The plant generally grows hanging from tree branches, resembling grey or greenish hair.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID EBENER / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Lightning streaks across the sky of Montevideo, Uruguay, over the Legislative Palace -- seat of the Uruguayan Government -- during a thunderstorm.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARIANA SUAREZ / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Koala Vobara sits on a scale at the zoo of Duisburg, Germany, during the annual inventory of the zoo's animals.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAN-PHILIPP STROBEL / EPALink
Austria's Thomas Morgenstern crashes during a trial round for the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Bad Mitterndorf, Austria.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERICH AUER / EPALink
Egyptian riot police remove burning objects during clashes with Muslim Brotherhood protesters in Cairo. Egyptian authorities outlawed the Brotherhood in September, and declared it a terrorist group in December.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED ELFIQI / EPALink
Indian devotees reach a temporary camp near Ganges River in Calcutta. Every year millions of pilgrims gather for a holy dip.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIYAL ADHIKARY / EPALink
A flower vendor waits for customers at a market in Chennai, India. Hindus often offer fresh flowers to deities as a symbol of love and devotion, and the presence of flowers is abundant in the portrayals of Hindu gods and goddesses.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arun Sankar K. / Associated PressLink
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