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Beyonce performs onstage at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

As couples are wed at the Grammy Awards, Macklemore, front left, sings "Same Love" with Mary Lambert, right. Also joining in were Ryan Lewis, Trombone Shorty and Madonna.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Lorde performs at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards at Staple Center in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

The Ducks' Dustin Penner (17) and another Ducks player tangle with the Kings' Dwight King, right, along the boards during an outdoor hockey game at Dodger Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Holocaust survivors arrive for a ceremony in Oswiecim, Poland, to mark the 69th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Czarek Sokolowski / Associated Press

A protester guards a barricade in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine's justice minister is threatening to call for a state of emergency unless protesters leave her ministry building, which they occupied during the night. The seizure of the building early Monday underlined how anti-government demonstrators are increasingly willing to take dramatic action as they push for the president's resignation and other concessions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Darko Vojinovic / Associated Press

A cross country skier slides along snow on the Hoher Meissner mountain in Germany.


In St. Petersburg, Russia, a soldier looks on during a parade marking the 70th anniversary of the battle that lifted the Siege of Leningrad. The Nazi German and Finnish siege and blockade of Leningrad, now known as St. Petersburg, was broken on Jan. 18, 1943, but finally lifted Jan. 27, 1944. More than 1 million people died, mostly from starvation, during the 900-day siege.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated Press

The Olympic torch is tested before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David J. Phillip / Associated Press

A resident throws a stone at policemen during a demolition operation in a squatters area in Manila. The government wants to redevelop the area into a business district in a joint venture with a private firm.


Filipino resident Brix Mercado, 27, center, is shielded by his family as local police try to arrest him during a demolition of shanties in Quezon City, east of Manila.


Visitors walk through colorful illuminated ice structures at the Shikotsukoonsen Ice Festival in Shikotsukoonsen in northern Japan.


Indian Border Security Force Dog Squad personnel take part in a march during Republic Day celebrations in Jammu. India celebrated its 65th Republic Day with a large military parade in the capital of New Delhi and with similar events across the country.


A male lion in Nairobi National Park in Kenya looks out over the savannah at dusk prior to being shot with a tranquilizer dart. A team led by the Kenya Wildlife Service then fit the lion with a GPS-tracking collar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Curtis / Associated Press

A team led by the Kenya Wildlife Service takes measurements of a tranquilized male lion's teeth while preparing to fit the creature with a GPS-tracking collar in Nairobi National Park in Kenya. Kenyan wildlife authorities are fitting livestock-raiding lions with collars that alert rangers by text message when the predators venture out of the national park, enabling the rangers to quickly move to the areas where the lions have encroached and return the animals to the park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Curtis / Associated Press

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 Times

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.


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 Europe

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.


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.


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.


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.


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 Times

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.


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 Press

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 Times

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 Times

Friends and family pay their respects as they attend a public viewing of Kim Pham at Brothers of St. Patrick in Midway City. Five people beat Pham to death outside the Crosby nightclub in Santa Ana.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Patrons of New York City Ballet peer at a massive photograph on linoleum flooring featuring over 80 dancers arranged in an array of poses at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York. The work of French-born artist JR, winner of the 2011 TED Prize and known for his large-scale photography projects, was made by staging a photo shoot of the dancers lying down while pushing and pulling on white crinkled paper.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Craig Ruttle / Associated Press

Supporters wait for Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou to arrive in Los Angeles' Chinatown during his brief visit to Southern California.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Signmaker Paul Greenstein gets a close look at a vintage marquee that formerly sat atop the Californian Hotel in Los Angeles. Greenstein will begin restoring the sign this week, and it will eventually grace the exterior of a new residential complex at the intersection of 6th and Bonnie Brae streets, the site of the old hotel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Lakers Manny Harris, left, and Pau Gasol battle for a rebound with the Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert at the Staples Center in L.A. on Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Icicles hang off a camellia bush in historic Forsyth Park after freezing rain hit Savannah, Ga. A winter storm brought snow, ice and brutal cold to the Deep South, a part of the country more accustomed to hurricanes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stephen B. Morton / Associated Press

Two hikers walk past snow-covered trees in the Thuringian Forest near Masserberg, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martin Schutt / Associated Press

Participants dressed as Vikings promenade around their longboat during Scotland's annual Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Up Helly Aa celebrates the influence of the Scandinavian Vikings in the Shetlands and culminates with up to 1,000 "guizers" (men in costume) throwing flaming torches into their Viking longboat and setting it alight later in the evening.


Ballet dancers join Amnesty International activists outside the Russian Embassy in London as the dancers performed parts of "Swan Lake" before handing in a petition asking that Russian President Vladimir Putin "end his assault on freedom of expression and gay rights in Russia."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

An anti-government activist stands on a barricade of the opposition in Kiev, Ukraine, on Wednesday, as parliament launched a debate on whether to grant amnesty for detained protesters as the country's first post-independence president warned of civil war.


An activist takes part in a protest in support of a union of Russian pilots at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport in front of the country's flagship carrier Aeroflot office. The pilots union accused Aeroflot of endangering passengers' lives by overworking staff in search for profit.


A Syrian man carries the body of a victim out of the rubble of a destroyed building following alleged air raids by government forces on the rebel-controlled part of Aleppo's Maadi residential district. The Syrian army is edging its way toward southeastern Aleppo as it battles rebel fighters for control of the northern city, a monitor and a pro-government daily said.


Vocational school students raise their fists during a rally to start job-hunting in Tokyo. Japan's jobless rate held at 4% in October, and the number of positions on offer for every 100 people seeking work rose to 98, the highest level since 2007 -- a sign of tightening in the job market that could put upward pressure on wages.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yuriko Nakao / Bloomberg

An Indonesian man wades through flood waters at a Chinese temple in Jakarta, Indonesia, two days ahead of the Chinese New Year. Flooding and landslides have killed at least 30 people in Indonesia since last week, including 11 in the capital of Jakarta.


A French soldier of Operation Sangaris asks a man to put down his hammer and shovel during a patrol in Bangui, Central African Republic. Gunfire erupted in Bangui, still plagued by looting despite the security operations of French and African soldiers awaiting reinforcements from a European force whose engagement has been authorized by the United Nations.


Glenn Weyant bangs mallets against the border fence in Sasabe, Ariz., turning it into a musical instrument. The sound is created by the metal posts vibrating when struck by the mallets. Weyant, of Tucson, has been playing the border fence since 2006.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

The award-winning Taiwan Le-Yun Dance Group ring in the Chinese New Year with a performance featuring traditional Chinese folk dances at the Rio Hondo College campus in Whittier.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Doriane Raiman / Los Angeles Times

A CHP officer documents a big-rig wedged underneath the eastbound Interstate 10 connector from southbound Interstate 15 in Fontana on Thursday. The driver died at the scene.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Passengers are silhouetted in the frozen window of a bus in St. Petersburg, as temperatures in Russia's second-largest city dropped to minus-17 Celsius (about minus-1 Fahrenheit). Because of high humidity and wind, weather experts said it would feel more like minus-26 Celsius (minus-15 Fahrenheit).


A protester runs through a cloud of tear gas in Duraz village, north of Manama, Bahrain, on Wednesday during clashes following the funeral of 19-year-old Fadel Muslim, fatally shot by police. Tension mounts in Bahrain following a court ruling to dissolve the Islamic Olamaa Council, the largest Shiite Islamic authority.


A man shows the way to two Syrian women as they leave a building following an alleged air strike by Syrian government forces on Thursday in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.


A photo provided by shows huge boulders that stopped short of a farmhouse in a vineyard in Ronchi di Termeno in Northern Italy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Hell /

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off during the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic 2014 golf tournament at Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


A protester in a protective vest stands near a barricade during the continuing protest in Kiev, Ukraine. Kiev and other cities in the country have been riled by often violent street riots since late November 2013, when President Viktor Yanukovych reneged on a trade agreement with the European Union and opted for closer ties with Moscow instead.


Firefighters help people stranded in their homes due to bad weather in Rome. Emergency services received 3,000 calls and had to intervene 400 times. Northern neighborhoods in the Italian capital were flooded.


A crew is busy dislodging a tractor-trailer that jumped a center divider on the southbound Interstate 5 in Arleta, Calif., at the Osborne exit, creating traffic nightmare for morning commuters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department SWAT team members bring out a suspect after a standoff at house in Pico Rivera.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Aiden Ma, 20 months, and Kent Ma, of Chino celebrate Lunar New Year on Friday.

A Pakistani balloon vendor walks along a road on a foggy day in Lahore. Ongoing foggy weather in Punjab and other parts of the country has badly affected flight and rail schedules.


A photo taken with long exposure shows Austria's Thomas Diethart in action during a trial round for the Ski Jumping World Cup at the Muehlenkopf ski jump in Willingen, Germany.


Bangladeshi Muslim devotees offer Friday prayers during the first day of the second part of the World Congregation of Muslims, or Biswa Ijtema, on the banks of the River Turag in Tongi. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims attended the annual three-day event.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: A.M. Ahad / Associated Press

An Olympic shuttle bus is on seen on the road to Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort next to a cableway, Krasnaya Polyana, at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, Sochi, Russia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Kappeler / DPA

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