The Blue Angels fly their FA 18 Hornets as they prepare for the Los Angeles County Air Show at General William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles TimesLink
Spring de Haviland gives flowers to Jose Saldivar in Santa Monica on Thursday as part of Spring Into Kindness Day, held on the first day of the season.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles TimesLink
Members of the Royal Australian Air Force prepare to launch a Self Locating Data Marker Buoy from a C-130J Hercules aircraft in the southern Indian Ocean as part of the Australian Defense Force's assistance in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Justin Brown / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A visitor reads a message of hope for passengers and crew of the missing Malaysian Airline plane at a shopping mall in Subang Jaya, Malaysia. An international posse of ships and planes led by Australia braved atrocious weather to scour an enormous patch of the southern Indian Ocean for possible debris from a missing Malaysia Airlines jet.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Azhar Rahim / EPALink
A zookeeper looks at lion Max as he scratches a window at the zoo Hellabrunn in Munich, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nicolas Armer / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, watch a performance during a visit to the Rambert dance company in London.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WPA Pool / Getty ImagesLink
Ukrainian border guards run during exercises not far from the Alexeevka checkpoint on the border between Ukraine and Russia. Ukraine's interim premier Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Friday called for global economic pressure against Russia to halt its drive to forge "a new world order."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander Khudoteply / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Queensland fruit fly with a 1.5-millimeter sensor attached to its back. Scientists have hit on a new way to combat one of Australia's worst pests -- create a male-only line. The Queensland fruit fly is so prevalent and adept at destroying crops it is threatening the nation's $6.2-billion horticultural industry.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A demonstrator with a Guy Fawkes mask takes part in a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Demonstrators clashed with riot police in Caracas after a march against the arrest of two opposition mayors accused of failing to stop violence in protests that have rocked Venezuela.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FEDERICO PARRA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A supporter of Brazilian Cruzeiro cheers for his team before the Libertadores Cup football match against Uruguayan Defensor at Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Douglas Magno / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Street performers run next to marathon contestants as they pass the Old City walls and the Tower of David complex during the 4th annual Jerusalem Marathon.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jim Hollander / EPALink
Newly arrived South Sudanese refugees wait to register at the Pagak Border Entry point in the Gambella Region, Ethiopia. Conflict in South Sudan triggered a large refugee influx into Ethiopia that began in mid-December when South Sudanese President Salva Kiir accused senior politicians loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar of staging a coup.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Solan Gemechu / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A young miner exits the well of a clandestine gold mine in the village of Nobsin, Burkina Faso, where the gold fever doesn't spare children who risk their lives trying to find a way to survive.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahmed Ouoba / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A student protester walks up stairs in the parliament building as he and other protesters occupy the building in Taipei, Taiwan. Student protesters occupying Taiwan's parliament to stop the government from ratifying a contentious trade pact with China vowed to take further action after the government failed to respond to their ultimatum.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mandy Cheng / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
First Lady Michelle Obama plays table tennis as she visits the Beijing Normal School in Beijing, which prepares students to attend university abroad She arrived with her mother and two daughters in Beijing for a week-long visit aimed at boosting diplomatic goodwill.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Wong / Associated PressLink
More galleries on Frameworkreturn to gallery
Thursday's Pictures in the News begins in Mexico, where rescuers work amid the wreckage caused by an explosion that ripped through a children's hospital in Mexico City on... View Post»
From the Archives looks back at previous droughts in California in the gallery above. The current drought is not California's first, but it's the worst one in more... View Post»
Opposition forces trying to reach Surt, the hometown of Moammar Kadafi, were forced to retreat to the desert outpost of Ras Lanuf after a ground and air assault by Kadafi... View Post»