Visitors to Chicano Park view dozens of murals painted on the concrete stanchions leading to and from the Coronado Bridge.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles TimesLink
Tedda Howard focuses her telescope on Jupiter during the 30th Winter Star Party being staged at Scout Key, Fla. More than 500 amateur and professional astronomers are in the lower Florida Keys to observe southern constellations, stars and planets.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rob O'Neal / Associated PressLink
A handout picture made available by the Royal Observatory of Belgium shows a European Space Agency sun-watching Proba-Two mini-satellite image of the aftermath of the "coronal mass ejection." The image, acquired a little more than three hours after the initial eruption, demonstrates the sun's magnetic field reconnecting in the form of loops, down and left of the center of the solar disc to clearly see this distinctive belt of loops. Coronal mass ejections are powered by energy stored in the magnetic field of the sun's corona.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: European Space Agency / Royal Observatory of Belgium / NASALink
An Indian man moves out of the way of a leopard in the northern Indian city of Meerut. Forestry officials and police armed with tranquilizer darts searched for the leopard that injured six people in the northern Indian city, creating panic and driving people indoors.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
An unidentified North Korean woman on a bus weeps as she holds her South Korean relative's hand after the Separated Family Reunion Meeting at Diamond Mountain in North Korea. The first reunions of North and South Koreans in more than three years have been held in North Korea.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Ji-eun / Associated PressLink
Georgia Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, escorted by U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, commanding general of the Army Military District of Washington, places his hand over his heart while attending a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Win McNamee / Getty ImagesLink
Members of the mainly Christian "anti-balaka" (anti-machete) militia stand guard in the Boeing neighborhood of Bangui, Central African Republic. Two Chadian soldiers, three Muslim civilians and two Christian militiamen were killed in another weekend of violence in Bangui but France's top commander denied claims of ethnic cleansing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRED DUFOUR / AFPLink
A juvenile inmate sits shackled during a visit by a psychiatrist from the Germany-based humanitarian organization Sign of Hope at the central prison in South Sudan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TONY KARUMBA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Afghan members of civil society organizations light candles during a memorial ceremony for 21 Afghan National Army soldiers in Kabul, Afghanistan. Hundreds of heavily armed Taliban insurgents attacked army checkpoints in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said, killing the soldiers in the deadliest single incident for the Afghan army in at least a year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Massoud Hossaini / Associated PressLink
Firefighters spray their water cannon at protesters as the latter force their way closer to the U.S. Embassy in Manila to protest the forthcoming visit of U.S. President Obama. The protesters were also calling for the pullout of U.S. troops in the country under the Visiting Forces Agreement, or VFA.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated PressLink
Demonstrators participate in a protest against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Altamira, east of Caracas, Venezuela. Two more deaths bring the toll to 13 people killed and more than 150 injured in political violence that has gripped Venezuela since Feb. 12.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIGUEL GUTIERREZ / EPALink
Ruling party supporters shout slogans as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes an address at the parliament in Ankara. Turkey's opposition party leaders on Tuesday asked Erdogan to resign and demanded an investigation into Erdogan, a day after the disclosure of audio recordings purportedly of him ordering his son to dispose of vast amounts of cash amid a corruption probe.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Burhan Ozbilici / Associated PressLink
A group of young protesters armed with wooden sticks guard an entrance to the formidable Security Service of Ukraine in central Kiev.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei L. Loiko / Los Angeles TimesLink
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