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Shawn Schull, head carpenter for the red carpet that was built for the Oscar awards show, watches over a 28-foot-tall Oscar statue after it was taken down and placed on Hollywood Boulevard the morning after Sunday's show.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

Alyx Jade of Azusa is silhouetted by scattered clouds illuminated by the sunset while running alongside the San Gabriel River on the Azusa bike path Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Revelers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school perform during the second night of Carnival events in Brazil at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro.


The end of a rainbow appears to touch the ground in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani administered Kashmir. Muzaffarabad is situated at the delta of the Jhelum and Neelum rivers, which is said to play a dominant role in the valley's microclimate.


A ship struggles against the storm as it tries to leave the coast of A Coruna in northwestern Spain on Monday. Weather warnings have been set in the region.


Revelers gather to catch talcum powder bottles during the Los Indianos carnival Monday in Santa Cruz de La Palma, Spain. The origin of the carnival is rooted in the emigration of people from the Canary Islands to countries in the Americas, particularly Cuba, and their subsequent boastful return after discovering wealth across the ocean.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images Europe

Men with helmets are hit by oranges during the traditional "battle of the oranges" during the carnival in Ivrea, near Turin, Italy, on Tuesday. During the event, which marks the people's rebellion against tyrannical lords who ruled the town in the Middle Ages, revelers parading on floats represent guards of the tyrant, while those on foot the townsfolk.


Leo, who is 9 months old, takes part in an experiment at the Birkbeck Babylab Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development in London. The experiment uses an electroencephalogram (EEG) to study brain activity while the baby examines different objects of varying complexity.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty Images Europe

A mother and son wearing carnival costumes walk in flooded St. Mark's Square on the last day of Carnival on Tuesday in Venice, Italy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marco Secchi / Getty Images Europe

Chinese hostesses, who serve the delegates of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and National People's Congress, have souvenir photos taken in front of the Great Hall of the People during sessions of the CPPCC and NPC held in Beijing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Wong / Associated Press

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