Performers and crew members rehearse at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles ahead of Sunday's Grammy Awards show.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles TimesLink
Surfers near the Huntington Beach Pier take advantage of a strong storm system over the Pacific that brought better than average waves to the Southern California coast.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
Carlos Rodriguez moves a Hollywood Park scale that was used to weigh jockeys in the winner's circle to a room full of memorabilia going up for auction at the Inglewood race track.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles TimesLink
Activists burn tires and warm themselves at a barricade in the center of Kiev, Ukraine. Talks between the opposition and President Viktor Yanukovych failed Thursday to end Ukraine's crisis, but an uneasy truce was holding after five days of deadly clashes between protesters and security forces.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Central African police officer guards a suspect arrested after members of a Christian militia looted houses and shops belonging to Muslims in the capital of Bangui. The Central African Republic's new interim president, Catherine Samba Panza, was sworn in Thursday and is tasked with ending horrific sectarian violence.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An Egyptian firefighter checks a crater created by a blast at the Egyptian police headquarters in downtown Cairo. Three bombings hit high-profile areas around the capital on Friday, including a suicide car bomber who struck the city's police headquarters, killing several people. The bombings were the first major attack on Cairo as insurgents step up a campaign of violence after the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amr Nabil / Associated PressLink
Tunisian protesters shout slogans during a demonstration called by supporters of the radical Islamist party Hizb ut-Tahrir to denounce a draft constitution that they consider to be too secular.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FETHI BELAID / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Syrian children walk through a street as they bring food back to their families in the northeastern city of Deir Ezzor. Nearly 1,400 people have been killed in Syria since clashes between rebel forces and the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant erupted this month, a monitor said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD ABOUD / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A woman walks with an umbrella during heavy snowfall in Stuttgart, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sebastian Kahnert / Associated PressLink
Visitors admire the colorful lights at the Chitose-Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival in Japan. The annual festival will be held until Feb. 16.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Chinese worker hangs a lantern at a park in Beijing in preparation for the Lunar New Year of the Horse, which falls on Jan. 31.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WANG ZHAO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Canadian firefighters douse the burnt remains of a retirement home in L'Isle-Verte, Quebec. More than 30 residents were feared dead.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: REMI SENECHAL / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Rafael Nadal of Spain signs autographs for fans after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aaron Favila / Associated PressLink
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