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Rain pours down in Glendora in Los Angeles County.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Dennis Sanderson works to keep drains clear behind homes on Ridgeview Drive in Azusa, in Los Angeles County.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

The aurora borealis, or northern lights, illuminate the night sky at Embleton Bay in Northumberland, England.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tom White / PA

The Loucura Suburbana (Suburban Madness) Carnival street parade is held in in Rio de Janeiro.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mario Tama / Getty Images South America

Steadicam operator David Eastwood focuses his camera during Academy Awards rehearsals inside the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

A Pakistani horse cart driver transports plastic bottles for recycling in Islamabad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAROOQ NAEEM / AFP

A California Highway Patrol officer surveys a tractor-trailer crash on highways 58 and 99 in Bakersfield.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Casey Christie / The Bakersfield Californian

Palestinian Muslims pray outside of the Old City of Jerusalem as Israeli police block them from the city's Al Aqsa mosque.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: THOMAS COEX / AFP

Armed men patrol near the airport in Simferopol, Ukraine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARTUR SHVARTS / EPA

A woman reacts as she arrives at barricades in Kiev, Ukraine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFP

Egyptian security forces take cover during clashes with supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Emad Abdul Rahman / Associated Press

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

Police officers train in Bangkok, Thailand.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RUNGROJ YONGRIT / EPA

A Chinese tourist wears a face mask beside the Forbidden City as heavy air pollution continues to shroud Beijing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK RALSTON / AFP

The Korean peninsula and China at night. To the lower right a brightly lighted South Korea, in the center a mostly dark North Korea, with the capital Pyongyang one of the few light spots, and China at upper left. The image was taken by astronauts on the International Space Station.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA Image Science and Analysis / NASA Image Science and Analysis

Tens of thousands gather in Kiev's Independence square to hear the lineup of the new pro-Western Cabinet.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFP

Doctors provide medical assistance to Maidan protesters wounded during recent clashes with police inside a makeshift hospital in the Mykhaylo Gold Domes cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURIY DYACHYSHYN / AFP

Men work on the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, just off the coast of the Giglio island, Italy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Medichini / Associated Press

Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi reaches toward supporters as they try to shake hands with him in Nagaon district of Assam state.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / EPA

Pope Francis kisses a boy dressed as a pope as he arrives for his general audience in St Peter's Square at the Vatican.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OSSERVATORE ROMANO / AFP

Sudanese workers from Darfur and Kordofan work in a brick factory on the banks of the Nile in the Shambat area, north of Khartoum, Sudan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Abd Raouf / AP

A protester walks in front of burning tires as they block a street in Benghazi, Libya, after the killing of two policemen. The fatal shootings of the two officers came a day after the U.N. mission in Libya voiced "deep concern" over the near-daily violence plaguing the North African country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABDULLAH DOMA / AFP

Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig signs autographs for fans during spring training at Camelback Ranch in Phoenix.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

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 Times

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 Press

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 / NASA

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 Press

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 Press

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 Images

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 / AFP

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 Images

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 Press

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 Press

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 / EPA

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 Press

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 Times

The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia came to an end with a fireworks-filled closing ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFP/Getty Images

In this image taken with a slow shutter speed, a piano player performs during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David J. Phillip / Associated Press

Police and activists struggle in Moscow at a demonstration that arose after a judge convicted antigovernment protesters of rioting during a 2012 protest against Vladimir Putin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI CHIRIKOV / EPA

A memorial in Kiev, Ukraine commemorates the deaths of antigovernment demonstrators who were killed in clashes with police last week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

A star-spangled night sky is seen over the river Havel in Guelpe, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK PLEUL / AFP/Getty Images

A Belarus Interior Ministry special forces officer offers encouragement during a competition marking the Defenders of the Fatherland Day outside of Minsk.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VIKTOR DRACHEV / AFP/Getty Images

A man injured by a gunshot during a raid more than two weeks ago waits to be cleaned and dressed in the main ward of a dispensary run by Germany-based humanitarian organization Sign of Hope, in Nyal, South Sudan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TONY KARUMBA / AFP

A motorcycle driver, left, argues with an antigovernment demonstrator in Caracas, Venezuela.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press

Two tourists sit and feed rabbits at Okunoshima Island in Takehara, Japan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris McGrath / Getty Images

A protester seems to enjoy a rally intending to shutdown work at the Ministry of Science and Technology in Bangkok, Thailand.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RUNGROJ YONGRIT / EPA

Michael Anthony Jr. strikes a pose while being photographed standing on the Smithsonian Channel's Aerial America display, which features a bird's-eye view of the Grand Canyon in a 3-D pavement artwork series, as artist Kurt Wenner works on his latest sidewalk creation at the Grove in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Justirio Camacho, 67, of Echo Park protests in front of Los Angeles City Hall, where several organizations gathered Saturday to advocate immigration reform.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

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Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This eek the world’s attention was on the Ukraine, where Russian gunmen on the Crimean peninsula and the embattled new Ukrainian government in Kiev continued to escalate a dangerous confrontation, with both sides mobilizing armed forces and warning that the other was provoking war.

Northumberland, England: The aurora borealis, or northern lights, illuminate the night sky at Embleton Bay.

Hollywood: Rehearsals are held at the Dolby Theatre for the Oscars on Sunday.

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

Beijing: A Chinese tourist wears a face mask beside the Forbidden City as heavy air pollution continues to shroud the capital.

International Space Station: The Korean peninsula and China seen at night from some 222 nautical miles above Earth.

Meerut, India: Forestry officials and police armed with tranquilizer darts searched for a leopard that injured six people in the northern Indian city, creating panic and driving people indoors.

Diamond Mountain, North Korea: 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.

Caracas, Venezuela: Demonstrators participate in a protest against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro;  13 people have died and more than 150 have been injured in the political violence that has gripped Venezuela since Feb. 12.

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