A young Marine and his wife embrace moments before the sunrise departure of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force from Camp Pendleton. It is the first group of about 4,000 Marines and sailors that will depart in the next couple of weeks destined for Helmand province, Afghanistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles TimesLink
Lt. Gen. John Toolan, commanding general of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, addresses his men just before their departure from Camp Pendleton for Helmand province in Afghanistan. "You guys are sort of ending the game. We've worked very hard. It's going to be challenging," Toolan said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles TimesLink
Mourners join hands on a residential street in the Crenshaw district at the site of a crash that killed two men and one woman and left another person in serious condition early Sunday when a Cadillac Escalade slammed into a tree and burst into flames. Los Angeles police Sgt. Susie Padilla said, "It [the crash] was horrific. It looks like the victims were young."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The TimesLink
Investigators look for clues at a burned-out home in Sylmar where a father and his two children were found unresponsive early Monday and later died. The children's mother, who was also pulled from the fire, was in grave condition, authorities said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
Anna Gunn, left, and Sarah Hyland arrive at the 71st Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles TimesLink
"Breaking Bad" costars Aaron Paul, left, and Bryan Cranston celebrate their Golden Globe awards backstage.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles TimesLink
Firefighter Stan Baynes keeps a Doberman Pinscher named Diablo above water while he is being rescued from the partially frozen lake in O'Fallon Park in St. Louis. The dog's owner said Diablo ran onto the ice chasing a goose and fell through the ice. The dog was in the ice for about 25 minutes, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The rescue was successful.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: J.B. Forbes / St. Louis Post-DispatchLink
A wreath is lowered into the water near the shipwrecked Costa Concordia off the coast of the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy. Survivors of the capsized Costa Concordia are commemorating the second anniversary of the grounding that killed 32 people with a candlelight march on the island later on and a moment of silence in the Italian courtroom where the ship's captain is on trial.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gregorio Borgia / Associated PressLink
Israeli generals accompany the flag-draped coffin of late Prime Minister Ariel Sharon during a state memorial service outside the Knesset. Sharon died Saturday at the age of 85 after eight years in a coma.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MENAHEM KAHANA / AFPLink
Hamas soldiers demonstrate their skills during a military parade in Gaza City marking the fifth anniversary of the three-week Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip in which more than a thousand Palestinians were killed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMUD HAMS / AFPLink
Indian villagers participate in community fishing as part of the Bhogali Bihu celebrations at the Goroimari Lake in Panbari, India. Bhogali Bihu marks the end of the harvesting season in the northeastern state of Assam.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated PressLink
Two body-painted models talk as they pose for photographers while promoting the latest wallpapers at the international furnishings fair at Cologne, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martin Meissner / Associated PressLink
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