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At the Huntingon Beach Pier, Doug Burke of Newport Beach videotapes his 12-year-old son, Sage, surfing big waves during the first of two storms to hit Southern California.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

A beach walker in Huntington beach uses a metal detector to search for treasures amid stormy skies, high tide and high surf during the first of two storms to hit Southern California.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

A young baseball fan checks out the surroundings of Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., the spring training home of the Angels, on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A Hindu devotee holds a human skull during a procession for Maha Shivaratri, a festival dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, in Allahabad, India. Hindus mark the festival by fasting and offering special prayers to Shiva, the god of destruction.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP

Army Spc. Brian Bennett of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, holds his 2-year-old daughter, Sophia, after a homecoming ceremony in the Natcher Physical Fitness Center at Ft. Knox. About 100 soldiers returned to Ft. Knox after a nine-month combat deployment conducting village stability operations and working alongside Afghan military and police forces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luke Sharrett / Getty Images North America

North Carolina State's Desmond Lee (5) misses a dunk against North Carolina during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday. North Carolina won 85-84 in overtime.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gerry Broome / AP

Fireworks explode in the sky above Lake Lucerne, marking the start of the annual Carnival in Lucerne, Switzerland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIGI TISCHLER / KEYSTONE

A man walks alongside a memorial for the people killed in clashes with police at Kiev's Independence Square, the epicenter of the current unrest in Ukraine. The country put its police on high alert after dozens of armed pro-Russia men stormed and seized local government buildings in Ukraine's Crimea region and raised a Russian flag over a barricade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Emilio Morenatti / Associated Press

Army Pfc. Jason Rajabi of Charleston, S.C., a member of the 4th squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, keeps watch during a patrol of a village near Kandahar, Afghanistan. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced recently he is making preparations for a complete military withdrawal from Afghanistan because Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai continues to refuse to sign a bilateral security agreement.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Olson / Getty Images AsiaPac

Children play with a suitcase in a camp for members of the Nuer ethnic group inside the U.N. Mission compound in Bor, South Sudan. War crimes have been committed by all sides in conflict-wracked South Sudan, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, reporting widespread atrocities in weeks of carnage in the world's youngest nation. Thousands have been killed and almost 900,000 forced from their homes during more than two months of battles between rebel and government forces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JM LOPEZ / AFP

A woman passes hundreds of roasted pigs at Dalem Temple in Timbrah Village in Karangasem, Bali. During an annual event called Usaba Dalem, the villagers prepare and carry roasted pigs to the temple as an offering to God and an expression of gratitude for a successful harvest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Putu Sayoga / Getty Images AsiaPac

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