A long exposure, fish eye view of a NASA-financed sounding rocket launching into an aurora over Venetie, Alaska, on Monday morning. The GREECE mission studies how certain structures -- classic curls like swirls of cream in coffee -- form in the aurora.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Perry / NASA / NASALink
Officials carry a body out of a home where a fire broke out early in the morning in Jersey City, N.J. Authorities have recovered two bodies and are searching for two people who are missing at the scene.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julio Cortez / Associated PressLink
Oscar Pistorius puts his hands to his head while listening to a witness speaking about the morning of the shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in court on the fourth day of his trial in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius is charged with murder in the shooting death of Steenkamp on Feb. 14, 2013.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marco Longari / POOL AFPLink
Indian volunteers help extract a horse that fell into a pothole in Jalandhar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRDEL / AFPLink
A fire in a detached garage-residence in South Los Angeles claimed the life of a 2-year-old boy and a woman, according to fire officials. The father of the deceased boy sits with head in hand outside the front of the home. The two appear to have died of smoke inhalation, which LAFD officials said is most likely due to a lack of operable smoke detectors.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles TimesLink
Hundreds attended an Ash Wednesday Mass celebrated by Archbishop Jose Gomez at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. Following the service many of the parishioners pray and touch the feet of the crucifix on the alter.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles TimesLink
A small dog jumps over a fence in the Rescue Dog Agility show on the first day of Crufts dog show in Birmingham, England. Said to be the largest show of its kind in the world, the annual four-day event features thousands of dogs.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty Images EuropeLink
Men tussle for the leather ball during the annual Fastern Eve Handba event in Jedburgh, Scotland. The annual event, which started in the 1700s, involves two teams, the Uppies (residents from the higher part of Jedburgh) and the Doonies (residents from the lower part of Jedburgh) getting the ball to either the top or bottom of the town.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images EuropeLink
New South Korean military officers cheer during the joint commission ceremony of more than 5,000 new military officers of the army, navy, air force and marines at the military headquarters in Gyeryong, south of Seoul.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jung Yeon-je / PoolLink
Two people kiss in front of the Eiffel Tower at sunset in Paris.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martin Bureau / AFPLink
Student Bahjat Alirani, center, stands in front of Royce Hall on the UCLA campus with a few fellow students to protest a university decision not to divest with companies that conduct business with Israel while Hillary Clinton, former secretary of State, was inside Royce Hall speaking at the UCLA College of Letters and Science Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
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