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The Wilshire Grand Project in downtown Los Angeles at Figueroa Avenue and Wishire Boulevard will have its foundation poured Saturday, which will require 2,100 truckloads delivering 21,200 cubic yards of concrete, weighing 82 million pounds. If successful, the pour will set a Guinness World Record for the largest continuous pour ever. The 73-story, 1,100-foot-tall Wilshire Grand Project will be the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River, its developers say, when its 160-foot spire is included. The building is scheduled to be completed in 2016.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

Construction workers stand on rebar above the 18-foot hole that will be filled with concrete to form the foundation for the Wilshire Grand Project in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

A resident twirls a can with holes filled with burning wood chips and straws to celebrate the first full moon of the Lunar New Year, in Yongin, South Korea, which is the day Koreans traditionally eat special treats and wish for a bountiful harvest in the year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated Press

Latvia's goalkeeper Edgars Masalskis, center, makes a save during the Men's Ice Hockey Group C match Czech Republic vs. Latvia at the Bolshoy Arena during the Sochi Winter Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martin Rose / AFP

Gold medalist Switzerland's Sandro Viletta applauds as bronze medal winner Italy's Christof Innerhofer celebrates during the Men's Alpine Skiing Super Combined Flower Ceremony at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fabrice Coffrini / AFP

Kashmiri villagers shout pro-freedom slogans during the funeral of alleged Hizbul Mujahideen militant Arshid Ahmed in Shopian. Two militants were killed in a gunfight with security forces in south Kashmir's Shopian. About a dozen rebel groups have been fighting Indian forces since 1989 for Kashmir's independence or for merger with Pakistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tauseef Mustafa / AFP

A women walks on a road covered with volcanic ash following an eruption of Mount Kelud, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Volcanic ash from a major eruption in Indonesia shrouded a large swath of the country's most densely populated island on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Slamet Riyadi / Associated Press

A pedestrian walks along a snow-covered street in Albany, N.Y. Schools are closed across a swath of eastern New York as the region starts to dig out from 12 to 20 inches of snow dumped by the latest winter storm.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Groll / Associated Press

A bather stretches on the beach after taking a swim in the Black Sea at sunrise near the Olympic Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Goldman / Associated Press

A man takes a picture of a red heart in front of the Eiffel Tower on the Trocadero Esplanade, also known as the Parvis des droits de l'homme (Parvis of Human Rights), in Paris to mark Valentine's Day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ludovic Marin / AFP

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In Friday’s Pictures in the News, preparations are underway at the site of the Wilshire Grand Project in downtown Los Angeles, where foundation pouring will begin on Saturday.  If successful, the pour will set a Guinness World Record for the largest continuous pour ever. The 73-story, 1,100-foot-tall Wilshire Grand Project will be the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River, its developers say, when its 160-foot spire is included.

Yongin, South Korea: Celebration of the first full moon of the Lunar New Year.

Yogyakarta, Indonesia: An ash-covered road following an eruption of Mount Kelud.

Paris: A man takes a picture of a red heart in front of the Eiffel Tower on the Trocadero Esplanade, also known as the Parvis des droits de l’homme (Parvis of Human Rights) to mark Valentine’s Day.

And there’s more from around the world.

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