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Los Angeles had summer-like beach volleyball weather on Wednesday. Raymond Lee, 21, a senior biology major at USC, got to enjoy it while practicing during a beach volleyball physical education class.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

In Islamabad, Pakistan, on the day before Valentine's Day, a man looks out the window of a car filled with heart-shaped balloons.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

In Thailand's Prachinburi province, bride Suriya Utai, 23, and groom Praewpan Srichamnan, 22, soar during their wedding ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wason Wanichakorn / Associated Press

Early Wednesday in Bowling Green, Ky., a massive sinkhole opened beneath a building at the National Corvette Museum, swallowing eight rare and historic examples of the American sports car.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: National Corvette Museum / National Corvette Museum

In Central African Republic capital city of Bangui on Thursday, a cargo plane flies over a refugee camp for internally displaced persons as it heads toward touchdown at the nearby airport. The plane delivered food from the U.N.'s World Food Programme as the humanitarian crisis in that country worsens.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEGNAN KOULA / EPA

Near the village of Tidhar in southern Israel, a flock of starlings stamps a huge dot on the sky.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABIR SULTAN / EPA

Another view of large numbers of starlings above the southern Israel village of Tidhar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABIR SULTAN / EPA

An umbrella doesn't provide much protection during Thursday morning's heavy snowfall in New York City, but this girl doesn't seem to mind.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Moore / Getty Images

A pooch manages to look fashionable while braving the elements Thursday morning in New York City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Moore / Getty Images

In Karachi, Pakistan, on Thursday, police officials and relatives attend a service for those killed when a roadside bomb ripped through a police bus. Thirteen people were killed and more than 50 wounded.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHAHZAIB AKBER / EPA

Rosemary Bennett walks home during a winter storm in Greenville, Miss. Forecasters said 2 to 3 inches of snow were possible along with a quarter-inch of sleet and a up to a 10th of an inch of ice.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bill Johnson / The Delta Democrat-Times

Ice accumulates on a stop sign during a severe winter storm in Avondale Estates, Ga. Ice and snow in the metro Atlanta area and north Georgia are expected to make travel treacherous and cut electricity to thousands of customers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIK S. LESSER / EPA

A youngster drives against Blake Griffin at Coolidge Park in Long Beach as Los Angeles Clippers players conducted a clinic for neighborhood children to mark the completion of a basketball court and playground.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times

The winner of best in show at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club dog show is Sky, a female wire fox terrier, shown by Gabriel Rangel, center, in New York City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Spectators watch a water show in front of the Olympic Cauldron at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Morry Gash / Associated Press

Tina Maze of Slovenia kisses the snow in the finish area after her run in the Women's Downhill at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center at the Winter Olympics. Maze won the gold medal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fredrik Von Erichsen / EPA

Norway's Magnus Krog competes in the Nordic Combined Individual NH / 10 km Ski Jumping competition at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center in Rosa Khutor, Russia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN MACDOUGALL / AFP/Getty Images

A couple wade along a flooded road near Egham, west of London. Flooded communities in Britain faced a fresh battering from storms and high winds as emergency efforts in stricken areas picked up following criticism of a sluggish response.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL COURT / AFP/Getty Images

A 5-month-old bear explores its enclosure with its mother Huanca at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROLAND WEIHRAUCH / AFP/Getty Images

An artist paints a picture of a barricade during the continuing protest in Kiev, Ukraine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY DOLZHENKO / EPA

Demonstrators from the Botleng community near Delmas, South Africa march toward a coal mine during a protest. The community vented its anger toward the 13 coal mines operating in the area which keep employing labor from outside the community despite an agreement which was reached when the mining companies started their operation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFP/Getty Images

Couples watch a performance during a mass wedding event held by the Unification Church in Gapyeong, South Korea. Unification Church members forming 2,500 couples from 52 countries were married -- only the second such event since the death of their "messiah" and controversial church founder Sun Myung Moon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ED JONES / AFP/Getty Images

A resident works on a farm as smoke billows from Mt. Sinabung in Karo, Indonesia. More than 30,000 people have been displaced and 16 killed as the volcano continues spewing smoke and hot ash.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUTANTA ADITYA / AFP/Getty Images

A man cleans a pig carcass before the "La Phu" festival in Hanoi. Villagers decorate dead pigs and carry them around the village to the temple on 13th day of the first lunar month. After the festival, people will share the pork with every household in the village.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUONG THAI LINH / EPA

A villagers rides a motorcycle in an area covered by ash from eruptions of Mount Sinabung at Kuta Rayat village in North Sumatra, Indonesia. The volcano has erupted numerous times since September causing 16 deaths and enormous damage to those living in the surrounding areas, having lain dormant for more than 400 years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ulet Ifansasti / Getty Images AsiaPac

A bicycle sits covered in ash from the erupting Mount Sinabung at Sigarang Garang village in North Sumatra, Indonesia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ulet Ifansasti / Getty Images AsiaPac

A man sits in a boat pulled by a companion through a flooded street, in the center of the village of Datchet, England. The River Thames has burst its banks after reaching its highest level in years, flooding riverside towns upstream of London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lefteris Pitarakis / Associated Press

A man walks past snow-covered buses as more than 3.3 feet of snow fell last week in Gangneung, South Korea.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yoo Hyung-jae / Yonhap

A municipal council worker dispenses insecticide using a fogging machine as children sit inside a car with a reflection of a Malaysian flag during a dengue prevention spraying in Ampang, in the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur. Deaths from dengue fever have nearly tripled in Malaysia this year compared to the same period in 2013, sparking a stepped-up campaign to control the mosquitos that spread the virus.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHD RASFAN / AFP

An Iranian cleric holds a poster showing Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, and late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, as he poses in front of an undated 1979 banner photo showing people with army members celebrating the Islamic revolution in Tehran. Tuesday marks the 35th anniversary of the revolution that toppled the pro-U.S. Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and brought Islamists to power.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ebrahim Noroozi / Associated Press

Residents stand on a bridge that collapsed in el-Marg, a Cairo suburb. One policeman was killed when an overpass crumbled after a fire broke out in slums underneath in eastern Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aly Hazzaa / El Shorouk Newspaper

African asylum seekers gesture during a protest outside the Ministry of Interior in Tel Aviv. More than 1,000 African migrants, who mostly arrive from Eritrea and Sudan, protested Israel's refusal to grant them refugee status and the opening of "Holot," the new detention facility in the country's south.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oliver Weiken / EPA

A gust of wind gets the better of an umbrella carried by a visitor to Battery Spencer overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito, Calif.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alan Dep / Marin Independent Journal

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

U.S. skier Julia Mancuso reacts at the end of the women's Alpine skiing super combined event at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP/Getty Images

Charles Hamelin of Canada celebrates with girlfriend Marianne St-Gelais after winning gold in the men's 1,500-meter in the short track competition at the Sochi Olympic Games in Russia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOW HWEE YOUNG / EPA

Spring, a Shetland Sheepdog, watches the competition with his leader, Robin Berry, far right, at the Masters Agility Championship at the Westminster Dog Show.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Steve Taggart of the California Highway Patrol takes measurements of what remains of a Ford Freestyle, a Ford Explorer and a Chevy Camaro after an accident on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar. Six people died in the crash.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Orange County sheriff's search-and-rescue team members look for evidence after a man and woman were found dead and a juvenile found injured inside a home in San Juan Capistrano.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Rough waves pound the pier at the Douro River mouth in Porto, Portugal. The Portuguese weather institute put the entire coast of Portugal on red alert as rough seas and gale force winds from Storm Stephanie moved in.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paulo Duarte / AP

A baby gorilla is held by its mother at Cabarceno Nature Park in Cantabria, Spain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ESTEBAN COBO / EPA

A member of the opposition plays a piano on barricades in front of riot police in central Kiev. Ukraine has been rocked by nearly three months of anti-government protests sparked by President Viktor Yanukovich's refusal to sign a wide-ranging trade agreement with the European Union.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Efrem Lukatsky / Associated Press

A girl and her dog get around by canoe amidst floodwaters in Datchet, Berkshire, southwest of London. Thousands of homes along the Thames River are being threatened by rising floodwaters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDY RAIN / EPA

A rebel fighter carries his rifle down some stairs inside a building in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. The fighting in Syria has claimed more than 136,000 lives and driven millions from their homes, many of whom have fled to neighboring Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq, raising fears of a regional spillover of the conflict.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMUD ABDEL RAHMAN / AFP/Getty Images

Kenyan gays and lesbians and their supporters wear masks to preserve their anonymity as they stage a rare protest against Uganda's increasingly tough stance against homosexuality outside the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya. Homosexuality has been criminalized in Uganda where lawmakers recently passed a bill that prescribes life imprisonment for "aggravated" homosexual acts.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Curtis / Associated Press

A parishioner cries while praying inside the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia. A man employed as a private security guard opened fire Sunday in the cathedral on Russia's Sakhalin Island, killing a nun and a parishioner and wounding six others, investigators said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Krasnoukhov / Associated Press

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Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism from around the world in The Week in Pictures.

Sochi: U.S. skier Julia Mancuso reacts at the end of the women’s Alpine skiing super combined at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Winter Olympics. Mancuso won a bronze medal in the event.

Burbank: Jay Leno chats with comic Billy Crystal during a commercial break in Leno’s final appearance as host of “The Tonight Show.”

Rio de Janeiro: A TV cameraman is hit by an unknown explosive device during protests against the rising cost of transportation.

New York: Spring, a Shetland Sheepdog, watches the competition with his leader, Robin Berry, far right, at the Masters Agility Championship at the Westminster Dog Show.

Diamond Bar: Steve Taggart of the California Highway Patrol takes measurements of what remains of a Ford Freestyle, a Ford Explorer and a Chevy Camaro after an accident on the 60 Freeway. Six people died in the crash.

Tehran: Iranians mark the 35th anniversary of the revolution that toppled the pro-U.S. Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and brought Islamists to power.

Egham, England: A couple wade along a flooded road west of London.  Flooded communities in Britain faced a fresh battering from storms and high winds as emergency efforts in stricken areas picked up following criticism of a sluggish response.

Bowling Green, Ky.: A massive sinkhole opened beneath the National Corvette Museum, swallowing eight rare and historic examples of the American sports car.

New York City: Heavy snow and high winds made for hard morning commutes in the city.

Paris: A man takes a picture of a red heart in front of the Eiffel Tower on the Trocadero Esplanade to mark Valentine’s Day.

These, and many more. Enjoy the journey!

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