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Peter Mel catches a wave as Colin Dwyer, left, watches during the second heat of the first round of the Mavericks Invitational surf contest in Half Moon Bay, Calif. Mel is the defending champion of the event.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eric Risberg / Associated Press

Nic Lamb begins to fall off his board during the third heat of the first round of the Mavericks Invitational surf contest in Half Moon Bay, Calif.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eric Risberg / Associated Press

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 Times

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 Times

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 Times

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 Images

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 Images

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 Press

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 Images

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 Images

A woman walks with an umbrella during heavy snowfall in Stuttgart, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sebastian Kahnert / Associated Press

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 Images

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 Images

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 Images

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 Press

Friends embrace at a memorial erected at the scene where Kim Pham, 23, was beaten to death in Santa Ana.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

An investigation is underway into a fatal crash in Pomona involving a bicyclist and a Foothill Transit bus.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Leo the roaring lion, MGM's well-known symbol, strolls after placing his paws in wet cement at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Photographers were given strict instructions not to upset Leo. We assume they were followed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

An ice rink has been built at Dodger Stadium for Saturday's game between the Kings and Ducks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

(EDITORS NOTE: Image was rotated from its original perspective.) Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia celebrates winning her semifinal match against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Barbour / Getty Images AsiaPac

A child plays in the outskirts of Herat, Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AREF KARIMI / AFP

Indian paramilitary servicemen march during the final full dress rehearsal for the Indian Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAVEENDRAN / AFP

A cowboy with a whip walks through mist and into the arena during the opening of Bulls' Night Out at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo in Fort Worth.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ron T. Ennis / Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Protesters use a large slingshot to fire rocks at police in central Kiev, Ukraine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Grits / Associated Press

Firefighters work at the scene of a seniors' residence fire in L'Isle-Verte, Canada.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jacques Boissinot / The Canadian Press

A man is covered in snow as he tries to clear a path after a snowstorm in New Bedford, Mass.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Pereira / Standard Times

Messiah Lorenzan, 11, left; Znobia Lorenzan, 13; and Zynha Lorenzan, 12, wait for a bus home after school in Brooklyn, New York.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A man scrapes ice off of his windshield in Washington, D.C.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

NHL Senior Director of Facilities Operations Dan Craig looks at the rink installed at Dodger Stadium for a game between the Kings and Ducks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

A surfer ends his ride at Seal Beach, Calif.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Red flags fly near a monument to Vladimir Lenin in St. Petersburg, Russia. A rally marked the 90th anniversary of his death.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLGA MALTSEVA / AFP/Getty Images

A demonstrator holds up a chain and a riot police shield in Kiev, Ukraine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP/Getty Images

A police officer takes aims during clashes in Kiev, Ukraine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Efrem Lukatsky / Associated Press

A 6 1/2-month-old koala joey sits on mother Eora at Duisburg Zoo in Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Augstein / Associated Press

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after defeating Andy Murray of Britain during a quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aaron Favila / Associated Press

An Indian youth runs with his national flag ahead of the country's Republic Day in Agartala, the capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARINDAM DEY / AFP/Getty Images

Los Angeles firefighters bring out the smoldering contents of a residence that caught fire Tuesday morning at 6000 block of Estrella Avenue in in L.A.'s Vermont-Slauson neighborhood. The residents escaped, though the family dog died in the fire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

A Los Angeles firefighter sprays the remains of a vacant car dealership after a "suspicious fire" was tamed in Ladera Heights. Firefighters say that when they arrived, they rescued two from the roof of the building who then disappeared.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

A woman walks away from a line of police blocking a street during unrest in central Kiev, Ukraine. Anti-government protesters held their ground through a night of violent street clashes in the Ukrainian capital, despite police moving in to dismantle barricades erected in a street leading to government offices. Police attempted to move in on the protest camp early Tuesday, but faced fierce resistance from demonstrators who tossed fire bombs and stones.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Chuzavkov / Associated Press

Men try to extinguish fire from burning cars ignited by an explosion in Haret Hreik, a south Beirut neighborhood considered a stronghold of the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah. Two people were killed in the apparent suicide car bombing, Lebanon's National News Agency said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFP

A model presents a creation from the spring 2014 haute couture collection of French designer Stephane Rolland during the Paris Fashion Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YOAN VALAT / EPA

A solitary pedestrian walks through the snow in south Philadelphia. A storm is sweeping across the Mid-Atlantic and New England that is expected to bring up to a foot of snow to the region.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Slocum / Associated Press

A dog in a purse poses for a photo as snow falls outside the New York Public Library.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIMOTHY CLARY / AFP

A worker inspects the arm of the Christ the Redeemer statue high above Rio de Janeiro. The famed statue is being examined after two fingers and the head were chipped during recent lightning storms. Officials say they’ll place more lightning rods on the statue in an effort to prevent future damage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

Pedestrians walk behind a cyclist on La Promenade des Anglais, in Nice, France, where temperatures reached a relatively balmy 57 degrees on Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lionel Cironneau / Associated Press

Jerome Garbutt gives his daughter Jahzara a ride on his shoulders while marching with members of Trinifeters, a Caribbean dance group as they perform during the 29th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. "Kingdom Day Parade" on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

Members of the Omega Gents, from Morningside High School in Inglewood, perform during the 29th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. "Kingdom Day Parade" on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

Professional Pallbearers from Boyd Funeral Home in Los Angeles perform during the 29th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. "Kingdom Day Parade" on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

A passerby walks beneath a likeness of Martin Luther King Jr. on Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. Monday is the annual nation commemoration for the civil rights leader, who was assassinated in 1968.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Boaters participate in a series of races in the shimmering waters off Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A surfer flies off his board while riding a big wave at the Huntington Beach pier.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Amy Adams walks the red carpet Saturday at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. Adams costars in "American Hustle," which took home the prize for motion picture cast.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

At Saturday's Screen Actors Guild Awards, the cast of "Breaking Bad" celebrates its ensemble win in the television drama series category.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

"American Hustle" cast members, from left, Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Ršohm and Amy Adams hold their statuettes for their Screen Actors Guild Awards win on Saturday as cast of a motion picture.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

A woman looks at the pileup of cars and debris outside her home in La Londe-les-Maures, in southeastern France, on Monday as river levels recede. Flooding described as historic has left two people dead. More than 150 had to be airlifted to safety.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BORIS HORVAT / AFP

In the San Fernando Valley's Winnetka neighborhood, investigators sift through a garage where the body of a 61-year-old man was discovered early Monday by firefighters extinguishing a blaze. The detached garage had been converted into a residence.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib

A dhow -- suspected to have been used as a pirate mother ship -- is apprehended by members of the French EU Naval Force and other counter-piracy forces, in a handout photo dated Jan. 18 and made available by the EU force. Five suspected pirates, believed to be responsible for an attack on an oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden in the Arabian Sea, were apprehended.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EUNAVFOR / HANDOUT / EUNAVFOR

A Ryanair jet is photographed against a rainbow above Rome on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP

A pedestrian walks along the banks of the Neris river in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Monday as temperatures dipped substantially below freezing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mindaugas Kulbis / Associated Press

A bride and bridegroom pose for informal wedding photos with a street performer dressed as Spider-Man in Madrid's Plaza Mayor on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paul White / Associated Press

A man throws a Molotov cocktail during an anti-government protest in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Monday. Hundreds of protesters carrying clubs and wearing gas masks faced riot police in the city's government quarters a day after more than 200 people were injured in the worst violence in almost two months of anti-government rallies. The protesters demand that Ukraine ally itself more strongly with the European Union and that President Viktor Yanukovych call early elections. Yanukovych in November refused to sign a partnership agreement with the EU and sought closer ties with Russia instead.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY DOLZHENKO / EPA

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Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. The Mavericks surf competition off the Northern California coast is underway, and the waves have not disappointed so far. Only surfers with an invitation can participate, and the event is only held when conditions are prime. This year, invitations went out to 24 of the world’s best big wave surfers. More photos

Santa Ana: Friends of Kim Pham, who was beaten to death outside the Crosby nightclub in downtown Santa Ana, comfort each other at the scene of the attack.

Hollywood: After placing his front paws in cement to make an impression, “Leo the Lion” walks past photographers at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. MGM is celebrating its 90th year in the entertainment industry, and for nearly all of those years, Leo has roared at the start of the studio’s films. Instructions were given to photographers not to yell, not to use flash photography and to make no sudden movements. An electrified wire was placed between the group of photographers and the lion.

Los Angeles: On the red carpet and backstage at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which were held Saturday at the Shrine Exposition Center. More photos

New Bedford, Mass: A winter storm dumped a foot or more of snow and closed schools across much of the Northeast. The storm stretched from Kentucky to New England but hit hardest along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston.

Cairo: Three bombings hit high-profile areas around Cairo on Friday, including a suicide car bomber who struck the city’s police headquarters, killing several people in the first major attack on the Egyptian capital as insurgents step up a campaign of violence following the ouster of the Islamist president.

Kiev, Ukraine: Activists burn tires and warm themselves at a barricade in the center of Kiev. Talks between the opposition and President Viktor Yanukovych failed Thursday to end Ukraine’s crisis but an uneasy truce held after five days of deadly clashes between protesters and security forces. More photos

St. Petersburg, Russia: Red flags of Russian communists fly near a monument to the Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin during a rally to mark the 90th anniversary of his death.

Add stops in Canada, Australia, Germany, New York and Washington, D.C., to round out the report.

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