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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 Images

Lily Richards, 8, reaches up into the snowfall as she waits for her bus in Dover, Pa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jason Plotkin / York Daliy Record

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 Times

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 Times

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 Times

A model wears an LED-lighted creation of designer Angela Dale at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BRITTA PEDERSEN / EPA

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 Press

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 Images

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 Images

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 Images

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 / EPA

Austria's Thomas Morgenstern crashes during a trial round for the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Bad Mitterndorf, Austria.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERICH AUER / EPA

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 / EPA

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 / EPA

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 Press

Villagers panic as they look for masks as their village is hit by ash from the eruption of Mt. Sinabung in Payung village Wednesday in Karo District, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Officials expect the number of evacuees to rise as volcanic activity remains high.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ulet Ifansasti / Getty Images AsiaPac

Mt. Sinabung spews volcanic ash and lava near Karo, North Sumatra on Thursday, forcing further evacuations. More than 20,000 people have been displaced, an official said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ATARatar / AFP

A slow-shutter exposure shows an aerial view of evening traffic in Shanghai on Thursday. China's auto sales smashed through the 20-million mark last year, growing nearly 14% and extending its lead as the world's biggest car market, an industry group said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER PARKS / AFP

A girl is hugged by her mother at Metro favela (shantytown) near Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The favela's families were expropriated in 2010 under the city's improvement plan before the World Cup and the 2014 Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP

Displaced people in strife-torn Central African Republic raise their hands as they wait for food distribution, near Mpoko Bangui's airport, where 100.000 people have found shelter. Central African Republic is heading for a humanitarian disaster, a UNICEF official warned, calling for urgent action to prevent deadly diseases from spreading in overcrowded refugee camps.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIC FEFERBERG / AFP

A man walks dogs as he looks at placards reading "Justice" left by protestors in front of the Madrid's Supreme Tribunal of Justice, during a demonstration against the government's plans to partly privatize the regional healthcare system.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andres Kudacki / Associated Press

Gunmen sit on top of an Iraqi army Humvee, left by Iraqi soldiers during clashes in Fallujah, 40 miles west of Baghdad. Tribal leaders in Fallujah have warned Al Qaeda fighters there to leave to avoid a military showdown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Associated Press

An Orange County Fire Authority firefighter walks through the garage area of a home in Santa Ana destroyed by fire Wednesday. Two women died in the blaze at the group home for women with special needs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Woody Allen is interviewed about his film "Blue Jasmine" in Beverly Hills.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

Yang Ho Cho, chairman and CEO of Korean Air, stands at the site where the new Wilshire Grand is being constructed at 7th and Figueroa streets, the first skyscraper to be erected in downtown Los Angeles since the early 1990s. Cho is a major investor in the project.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Ice sculptures are on display during the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vincent Thian / Associated Press

The frozen mist from Niagara Falls coats the landscape around Prospect Point at Niagara Falls State Park in New York. The polar vortex brought high winds and frigid temperatures to the area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAMES NEISS © James Neiss / Niagara Gazette

An ice pillar stretches to the ground from a downspout on a building on Route 9 just outside Wilmington, Del., during bitter cold temperatures.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WILLIAM BRETZGER/ / The News Journal

Frank Linkliter II hits a shot during a practice round before the Sony Open in Hawaii at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tom Pennington / Getty Images

Dark clouds approach Montevideo from the Rio de la Plata in Uruguay.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARIANA SUAREZ / AFP/Getty Images

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca smiles after announcing he will not seek a fifth term and will instead retire at the end of the month.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Fans of British comedy group Monty Python perform during the International Silly Walk Day in Brno, Czech Republic.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RADEK MICA / AFP/Getty Images

Customers wearing only their underwear shop at a Desigual store in Paris. Desigual invited customers to arrive in their underwear and leave wearing two items for free.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YOAN VALAT / EPA

Members of the Golden Circus wait for the arrival of Pope Francis for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alessandra Tarantino / Associated Press

Divers count and measure the residents of an aquarium during the annual stock-taking in Oberhausen, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martin Meissner / Associated Press

An Indonesian volcano spews ash and lava during an eruption near Karo, North Sumatra. The volcano has erupted relentlessly for months and shot volcanic ash into the air 30 times on Saturday, forcing further evacuations with more than 20,000 people now displaced, an official said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUTANTA ADITYA / AFP/Getty Images

Villagers sit in the back of a truck as they are temporarily evacuated after their village hit by ash from eruption of Mt. Sinabung in Indonesia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ulet Ifansasti / Getty Images

Nepalese devotees offer prayers in front of a statue of the Hindu god of destruction at Basantapur Durbar square in Katmandu, Nepal. The Durbar Square, which holds the palaces of the Malla and Shah kings who ruled over the city, is located in the center of the capital and is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP/Getty Images

People head into town in the morning from an informal camp housing an estimated 100,000 displaced people at M'poko Airport in Bangui, Central African Republic. Food and supplies distribution by the World Food Program and the United Nations Refugee Agency began Tuesday and was expected to last 10 days. It is the first aid delivery to reach the camp since Dec. 15, and many families were lacking food or even rudimentary shelter from the harsh sun and chilly nights.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rebecca Blackwell / Associated Press

Former NBA star Doug Christie warms up with fellow U.S. players before an exhibition basketball game between U.S. and North Korean players in Pyongyang, North Korea.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kim Kwang Hyon / Associated Press

Soldiers of the South Korean army's special forces perform in the snow during a winter survival exercise east of Seoul.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEE JUN-SANG / EPA

Florida State players Demarcus Walke (44) and E.J. Levenberry (10) celebrate with fans after beating Auburn, 34-31, in the 2014 BCS Championship game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is pulled down by Auburn defensive back Jermaine Whitehead after making a 21-yard reception to set up a fourth-quarter touchdown in the BCS Championship game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Florida State students get fired up at a tailgate party before the BCS Championship game between FSU and Auburn at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

A gray whale breaches off the coast of Long Beach, much to the delight of whale watchers aboard the excursion boat Christopher, from which this image was captured. The number of gray whales spotted migrating south off the California coast in December was double what it was compared with the same period last year, raising questions about whether it reflects changing migration patterns or a population boom for the once endangered species. Dan Salas of Harbor Breeze Cruises in Long Beach said the "ocean has just absolutely come alive" this season.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Actor Tom Hanks, who stars in the film "Saving Mr. Banks," arrives at the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

German tourists Thomas Labortas and Chantal Hill find a spot to relax while waiting at Los Angeles International Airport for their flight to Chicago, which was delayed by severe weather in the Midwest and East.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Rock climber Mitch Murphy tests his skills on the jagged rocks at Little Corona Beach on a warm, sunny day in Newport Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Icicles form on street signals as firefighters battle a blaze that engulfed Happy's Pizza in Ann Arbor, Mich. Firefighters worked for several hours in temperatures that dipped to 15 degrees below zero. No injuries were reported.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Melanie Maxwell / Ann Arbor (Mich.) News

Ice coats rocks on the Brooklyn waterfront across from Lower Manhattan in New York, where Tuesday's high was expected to be 10 degrees.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Morgan / Associated Press

Smoke and ash spew from Mt. Sinabung near Karo, North Sumatra. Continued eruption of the volcano has forced the evacuation of more than 20,000 people, an official said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUTANTA ADITYA / AFP

A lamb is placed around the neck of Pope Francis as he visits a living nativity scene staged at the St. Alfonso Maria de' Liguori parish church on the outskirts of Rome. Jan. 6, Epiphany, is celebrated in observance of the visit of the three kings to baby Jesus.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Uncredited / L' Osservatore Romano

A Macedonian Orthodox priest gives Communion to a baby during a Christmas liturgy at St. Clement's Orthodox Cathedral in Skopje, Macedonia. The Macedonian Orthodox church celebrates Christmas according to the Julian calendar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Boris Grdanoski / Associated Press

Laura Martinez, center, prays at the burial of Father Eric Freed at St. Bernard's Cemetery in Eureka, Calif., on Monday. Gary Lee Bullock, 43, of Redway, Calif., has been arrested in the killing of Freed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nick Adams / (Snohomish, Wash.) Times-Standard

With the temperature at 22 below zero with a minus-50 windchill, it was hard to find the beauty in the brutal weather in Bismarck, N.D. Sundogs, a ring of light visible around the sun or moon when light is refracted through ice crystals in the atmosphere, are quite beautiful along Highway 83 north of Bismark.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian Peterson / The Tribune

Allan Umscheid, owner of Yards by Al in Lawrence, Kansas, feels the bitter wind and catches drifting snow on his face as he runs a snow blower. Several inches of snow fell on the Lawrence area overnight and wind chill temperatures were forecast to be as low as minus 25 to minus 32 Sunday night through Monday morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Yoder / The Journal-World

People line up to take pictures with the "Forever Marilyn" statue by Seward Johnson, in Palm Springs, during the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Actress Julia Roberts, from the film "August: Osage County," greets actor Bradley Cooper, from the film "American Hustle," on the red carpet of the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

A group of men dive into the water at Mother's Beach in Long Beach during the 2014 Epiphany celebration, an annual Greek Orthodox celebration commemorating the baptism of Jesus Christ on Sunday. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of Long Beach conducted the annual Diving for the Cross.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

Polar swimmers take part in the traditional Three Kings swim in the Vltava River in Prague. Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge are in the background.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petr David Josek / Associated Press

People perform the national dance "Horo" holding national flags in the icy waters of the river in the town of Kalofer outside Sofia, Bulgaria, during celebrations of the Epiphany day. Epiphany is a Christian feast that celebrates the arrival of the three wise men with their gifts for the infant Jesus.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VASSIL DONEV / EPA

Participants parade during the Epiphany procession through the streets of Warsaw. According to Polish tradition, the Three Wise Men procession passes by many Polish cities. It celebrates the coming of three kings with their gifts for the infant Jesus.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GRZEGORZ JAKUBOWSKI / EPA

Classes are held for children next to the Saint Sauveur church in the Sica 2 district in the 2nd arrondissement in Bangui. French and African Union troops have been struggling to restore order in the notoriously unstable nation since receiving a United Nations mandate in early December.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP/Getty Images

People watch and photograph enormous waves as they break on Porthcawl harbor, Wales. Residents along Britain's coasts are braced for more flooding as strong winds, rain and high tides lash the country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Birchall / Associated Press

Lawyer Alice Jarratt takes part in a protest outside Southwark Crown Court during a demonstration against cuts to legal aid funding, in London. Hundreds of British lawyers, many dressed in traditional wigs and gowns, have swapped courtrooms for picket lines to protest planned cuts to legal-aid funding.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alastair Grant / Associated Press

A Nepalese laborer climbs in with a support of nylon rope while digging a well for a water source in Kathmandu, Nepal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPA

An Afghan child holds his boots in a camp for the internally displaced on the outskirts of Mazar-e Sharif, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. Mazar-e Sharif has been experiencing below freezing weather and snow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mustafa Najafizada / Associated Press

Thousands of African migrants take part in a rally in front of the American embassy in Tel Aviv. Tens of thousands of African asylum seekers are protesting against a law allowing authorities to keep them in open-ended detention until the resolution of their asylum requests are granted or they are deported or volunteered to leave the country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Uriel Sinai / Getty Images

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The Week in Pictures | January 6 – 12, 2013

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The Week in Pictures | January 6 – 12, 2013

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Incredible images this week out of Indonesia as villagers in Payung react to being covered in ash from the eruption of Mt. Sinabung. The number of displaced people has increased to 22,000 in Western Indonesia as Mt. Sinabung continues to spew ash and smoke after several eruptions since September. Eleven deaths have now been recorded as a result of the eruptions with hundreds more falling ill. Officials expect the number of evacuees to rise as volcanic activity remains high. More photos

The phrase “polar vortex” made it’s way into our vernacular this week as a deep freeze blanketed the Midwest. More photos

Pasadena: Florida State players celebrate with fans after beating Auburn, 34-31, in the 2014 BCS Championship game at the Rose Bowl. More photos

Long Beach: A gray whale breeches off the coast of Long Beach, much to the delight of whale watchers aboard the excursion boat Christopher. The number of gray whales spotted migrating south off the California coast in December was double what it was compared with the same period last year, raising questions about whether it reflects changing migration patterns or a population boom for the once-endangered species.

Palm Springs: Actress Julia Roberts greets actor Bradley Cooper on the red carpet of the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center. More photos

Mpoko Bangui, Central African Republic: Displaced people raise their hands as they wait for food distribution, near Mpoko Bangui’s airport, where 100.000 people have found shelter. Strife-torn Central African Republic is heading for a humanitarian disaster, a UNICEF official warned, calling for urgent action to prevent deadly diseases from spreading in overcrowded refugee camps.

Westwood: Former Lakers coach Phil Jackson and actor John Lithgow get photo-bombed by mascot Joe Bruin at Pauley Pavillion as the UCLA Bruins played No. 1 ranked Arizona Wildcats. UCLA fell to Arizona, 79-75. Story

England: People watch and photograph enormous waves as they break in Porthcawl harbor. Residents along Britain’s coasts are braced for more flooding as strong winds, rain and high tides lash the country.

Seattle: 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.

Cairo: Egyptian riot police remove burning objects during clashes with Muslim Brotherhood protesters. Egyptian authorities outlawed the Brotherhood in September, and declared it a terrorist group in December.

Israel: Thousands of African migrants take part in a rally in front of the American Embassy in Tel Aviv, protesting against a law allowing authorities to keep them in open-ended detention until their asylum requests are granted or they are deported.

On the Korean peninsula: An exhibition basketball game between U.S. and North Korean players featured former NBA players at an indoor stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea. In South Korea, special forces soldiers perform in the snow during a winter survival exercise east of Seoul.

Add stops in Las Vegas, Israel, Austria, France, Uruguay and the Czech Republic to round out the report.

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