Muralist EyeMax dons a sombrero to shield him from the sun while creating a spray-paint artwork in the garment district of Los Angeles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
Two LAPD officers ride their mounts around Griffith Park Observatory during a search for suspect Oscar Bridges, who is wanted in connection with a Jan. 23 stabbing death.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
Wildlife caretaker Justine Coplin releases a gray-headed flying fox in Sydney's Centennial Park in Australia. Each year thousands of native wildlife are rescued by volunteers when anti-bird netting thrown loosely over fruit trees entangles birds, bats and reptiles. The flying fox is classified as vulnerable to extinction.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rob Griffith / Associated PressLink
An ice-covered tree limb that took out a utility line blocks the path of a firetruck after a winter storm in Philadelphia. Icy conditions have knocked out power to more than 200,000 electricity customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and prompted school and legislative delays as well as speed reductions on major roadways.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Rourke / Associated PressLink
A massive wave generated by strong winds has an explosive effect around the lighthouse on Mouro island close to the port city of Santander in northern Spain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Esteban Cobo / EPALink
A time-exposure photo shows a wind turbine with colorful lights near Sehnde-Muellingen in northern Germany. An artist attached 30 colored lights, and the energy for them is generated by the wind turbine itself.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julian Stratenschulte / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A biathlete trains ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center in Sochi, Russia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lars Baron / Getty ImagesLink
A member of Ukrainian art group Mistetska performs on a barricade during continuing protests in Kiev, Ukraine. Opposition groups have for weeks been staging violent protests in the capital of Kiev and other parts of the country, demanding the president's resignation and early elections.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Maxim Shipenkov / EPALink
A man leaves the Anatolian courthouse behind police shields, after people gathered at a rally in support of 19-year-old Mehmet Ayvalitas, who died during the Gezi Park protests last summer in Istanbul. A heavy-handed police crackdown on a peaceful sit-in against the destruction of the city's main green space in June left at least six people dead and thousands injured in three weeks of clashes between protesters and police.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ozan Kose / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
An employee walks on the flat bottom of a round tunnel during the construction of the North/South subway line in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Concrete is poured in three different phases, into which the metro rail can be installed. The line is scheduled for completion in 2017.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEX VAN LIESHOUT / EPALink
African asylum-seekers, who entered Israel illegally via Egypt, use blankets to protect themselves from the cold during an ongoing protest in Tel Aviv's Levinski Park. The migrants, primarily from Eritrea and Sudan, are protesting as a call for help in the face of Israel's refusal to grant them refugee status.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jack Guez / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A woman poses beside a large snow sculpture entitled "Winter O-Mo-Te-Na-Shi," or winter hospitality, which came from Japan's Tokyo Olympic bid committee ambassador Christel Takigawa's final presentation during the 65th annual Sapporo Snow Festival. The week-long festival started with a total of 198 snow statues on display.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tishifumi Kitamura / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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