A passerby is silhouetted against the red-and-green neon lighting of a 24-hour pawn shop near the intersection of Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Soto Street in Boyle Heights in Los Angeles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
A man walks beneath a display of lanterns for the Lunar New Year as China prepares for the Year of the Horse in Beijing on Friday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK RALSTON / AFPLink
Photographers take pictures of the Barbie Collection 2014 at the press preview of the Nuremberg International Toy Fair in Nuremberg, Germany. The Barbie Collection 2014 was presented by Designer Guido Maria Kretschmer. The Nuremberg International Toy Fair 2014 is the worlds biggest toy fair.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joerg Koch / Getty Images EuropeLink
Ukrainian riot police take souvenir snapshots of each other during a brief rest on another day of anti-government protests in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine's parliament, in an extraordinary session on Tuesday, has repealed a series of laws that have been criticized as stifling dissent and free speech. Ukraine has seen violent protests since November.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAXIM SHIPENKOV / EPALink
Rescuers search for bodies after a landslide in a village in Jombang district triggered by days of rain on Indonesia's main island of Java, leaving at least five people dead and another 14 missing, an official said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUNI KRISWANTO / AFPLink
Residents inspect their houses destroyed in a landslide in a village in Jombang district triggered by days of rain on Indonesia's main island of Java.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUNI KRISWANTO / AFPLink
Officials wearing masks and protective suits pile dead chickens into black plastic bags in Hong Kong, which began a mass cull of 20,000 chickens after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was discovered in poultry imported from mainland China, authorities said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFPLink
England faced off against Hong Kong during the final match at the Snow Polo World Cup in Tianjin, China, and came out on top.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julie Makinen / Los Angeles TimesLink
In this nighttime long-exposure photograph, lava flows down the crater of Mount Sinabung during an eruption. Authorities said almost 29,000 people have fled their homes following a series of eruptions and lava flows from Mount Sinabung, located in Indonesia's western island of Sumatra.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUTANTA ADITYA / AFPLink
Light shines in a tent of devotees resting at the Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna, and mythical Saraswati River in Allahabad, India. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus are expected to take holy dips at the confluence during the astronomically auspicious period of over 45 days celebrated as Magh Mela.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated PressLink
Santa Barbara County Parks Department ranger Jeff Bozarth stands in a dry bay on Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara County. The area was filled with water last March.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles TimesLink
An investigation is underway into a fire that broke out at a Mid-City home Tuesday morning that left one person dead and two others suffering from possible smoke inhalation. The fire at the one-story home at 2305 South Orange Drive was reported at 5:36 a.m., said Katherine Main of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
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