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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 Times

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 Times

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 Images

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.


A zookeeper looks at lion Max as he scratches a window at the zoo Hellabrunn in Munich, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nicolas Armer / AFP/Getty Images

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 Images

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 Images

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.


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.


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 Images

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 / EPA

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 Images

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 Images

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 Images

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 Press

Los Angeles County fire hazardous materials technician Terry Wilkinson walks through a structure badly damaged in a fire at an illicit drug manufacturing operation in 2300 block of Ayers Avenue in Commerce. Two men were hospitalized with burns and firefighters were driven back by explosions inside the burning house. An initial investigation uncovered a "butane honey oil extraction laboratory,'' where "hash oil" or "honey oil" is made, L.A. County sheriff's Deputy Don Walker said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - MAR. 20, 2014. A construction worker is framed in an opening at a residential development project east of downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, Mar. 20, 2014. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment parades in Hyde Park in London as part of the regiment's annual inspection to validate its ability to conduct state ceremonial duties for the year. The 160 horsemen were accompanied by the mounted Band of the Life Guards and Band of the Blues and Royals.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirsty Wigglesworth / Associated Press

A Palestinian man and his daughter are almost hidden in a field of wild mustard flowers that grow across the Gaza Strip on the first day of spring.


An elderly Pakistani man offers prayers on the side of a road in Islamabad where he and other day laborers wait to be hired.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

Alain Robert, the French urban climber known as Spiderman, climbs the Total company's headquarters, a 186-meter-high skyscraper, in the business district of La Defense, near Paris.


Opponents of a proposed China-Taiwan trade pact rally in front of a wall of police outside Taiwan's legislature in Taipei. The continuing protest is the most serious challenge to date to President Ma Ying-jeou's policy of moving the democratic island of 23 million people economically closer to communist China.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Santana / Associated Press

A firefighter in York, Pa., sets up a hose to spray a fire that damaged seven buildings, four of them heavily. Though no injuries were reported, the Red Cross was assisting 11 people forced from nearby row homes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jason Plotkin / York (Pa.) Daily Record

Visitors walk over a light art installation titled "The Pool" by Jen Lewin Studio during the i Light Marina Bay 2014 festival in Singapore. i Light Marina Bay is a sustainable-light art festival featuring 28 creative and environmentally sustainable-light art works from around the world.


Pro-Russian protesters remove the gate of Ukrainian navy headquarters as Russian troops stand guard in the Crimean city of Sevastopol. Pro-Russian protesters seized Ukraine's Crimean naval headquarters and captured its commander on Wednesday after Moscow claimed the peninsula and the first casualties ratcheted up stakes in the worst East-West standoff since the Cold War.


A heavily armed Los Angeles Airport Police Department officer stands guard at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX. Airport officials released a comprehensive report focusing on the response and recovery efforts following a shooting at LAX last November.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Kraftwerk, from left, Ralf Huetter, Henning Schmitz, Fritz Hilpert and Falk Grieffenhagan performing "Autobahn (1974)" at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles to launch the L.A. Phil's Minimalist Jukebox Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

A demonstrator dressed as Charlie Chaplin joins an anti-"fracking" protest in London. Activists and demonstrators joined the Fracked Future Carnival to protest against the controversial technique that involves using huge amounts of pressurized water mixed with chemicals to crack open shale -- sedimentary rock containing hydrocarbons -- to release natural gas.


Work began to demolish the end terrace cottage at Birling Gap near Eastbourne, England. The ex-coast guard cottage was in danger of collapsing after cliff erosion and was once one of seven properties, two of which were already demolished in the last two decades. The council said the next cottage in line would only have up to 10 years before it, too, succumbs to the erosion.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Hewitt / Getty Images

Twin 14-week-old polar bear cubs play during their first presentation to the media in Hellabrunn zoo in Munich, Germany. The male and female twins were born on Dec. 9 at the zoo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexandra Beier / Getty Images

An Iranian man lights fireworks during a celebration, known as Wednesday Feast, marking the eve of the last Wednesday of the solar Persian year, in Pardisan park, Tehran. The festival has been frowned upon by hard-liners since the 1979 Islamic revolution because they consider it a symbol of Zoroastrianism, one of Iran’'s ancient religions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vahid Salemi / Associated Press

Iranian women practice parkour in Tehran's Tavalod Park. A group of Iranian women have discovered parkour, the fast-moving sport blending acrobatics and gymnastics that has become their outlet for evading social constraints and dealing with stress.


Striking members of the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa demonstrate for better wages in a central district of Johannesburg. Members of South Africa's largest labor union marched across the country over high youth unemployment, putting pressure on the government ahead of a May vote.


Two security officers sit at the entrance of a hotel lounge where relatives of passengers from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are gathered in Beijing. Tempers flared among Chinese relatives of passengers aboard the missing jetliner as frustration grew with what one called the airline's "shameful role" and the search entered its 12th day.


Students and protesteors occupy the plaza outside the Taiwanese Parliament to protest the act by the ruling Kuomintang party to ratify a controversial service and trade agreement with China in Taipei, Taiwan. Over 200 students broke into the Taiwan Parliament and took over the main chamber in protest against the service and trade agreement.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ashley Pon / Getty Images

A model displays a creation from Japanese designer Hiroko Koshino's 2014-2015 Autumn/Winter collection at Tokyo Fashion Week in Tokyo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated Press

A boy runs in a field of mustard, a flower that heralds the start of spring, in full blossom at a park in Tokyo.


A worker decorates lanterns to celebrate Buddha's upcoming birthday on May 6 at Jogye temple in Seoul.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

View from the Brazilian navy's oceanographic ship Ary Rongel as it goes through the Drake Passage on its way to Antarctica. The Drake passage -- an unavoidable route to reach Antarctica's King George Island-- is considered to be one of the most dangerous stretches of water in the world.


Edison crews work to remove the lines and power pole toppled by the driver of an SUV on Artesia Boulevard. The uninjured driver was heading westbound on Artesia last Friday when he veered off the road, sheared a fire hydrant and struck a wooden power pole while reportedly trying to avoid hitting a bicyclist.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Models listen to directions backstage before modeling Ozgur Masur's FW14 collection on the runway at Concept Fashion Week at the Mack Sennett Studios in Los Angeles. This was the Turkish designer's U.S. debut.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times

Emily Liu, a reporter for Mandarin television station LA 18, takes a selfie in front of the green fountain during the St. Patrick's Day celebration at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

Evelyn Mast of Argentina competes in rhythmic gymnastics at the X South American Games at Santiago, Chile.


Palestinian stone throwers clash with Israeli security forces in the West Bank city of Hebron on Monday after a demonstration by Palestinians to show their support for their president, who is in Washington to meet with President Obama.


A demonstrator shouts to a Venezuelan National Guard member at opposition stronghold Altamira square in Caracas on Monday. Venezuela's authorities deployed hundreds of security forces, including troops in combat gear, into the area to stamp out protests against the leftist government of Nicolas Maduro. The show of force came as the death toll from a month and a half of protests rose to 29 Monday, after the death of a National Guard captain who had been shot during a protest in the city of Maracay.


Tibetan Buddhist monks holding ceremonial scarfs stand in a line to welcome their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, as he arrives at the Jhonang Takten Phuntsok Choeling monastery in Shimla, India, on Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tenzin Choejor / Associated Press

Evansville police Officer Nathan Hassler and an Evansville firefighter tend to a victim of an apartment fire in Evansville, Ind., on Monday. Three people died and eight others were injured in the fire, which authorities are investigating as a possible arson.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jason Clark / The Evansville Courier & Press

White storks mate on their nest near Biebesheim am Rhein in western Germany.


Dead fish float in Maninjau Lake in the Agam regency of West Sumatra province in Indonesia. Fishery officials blame the mass death on a sudden change of weather conditions.


Jon Ward, daughter Gwen and son Jethro enjoy the snow on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Win McNamee / Getty Images

Walkways in Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. are cleared of snow.


Passersby cool off in the mist of a fountain at Exposition Park as temperatures in downtown Los Angeles reached the high 80s.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Vendor Marshall Baker tries to attract people to his souvenir stand before the start of a St. Patrick'’s Day parade in Savannah, Ga.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stephen B. Morton / Associated Press

A man smears the face of a woman with colors during celebrations marking Holi in Mumbai, India.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajanish Kakade / Associated Press

Revelers are painted in metallic paint during Holi festival celebrations in Siliguri, India.


People celebrate Crimea's declaration of independence in Simferopol, Ukraine's Lenin Square.


A young Ukrainian volunteer, right, applies for the newly formed national guard near Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine.


Dozens of women in Paris throw their bras in the air during a rally organized by Pink Bra Bazaar to raise breast cancer awareness.


An image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the Monkey Head Nebula or NGC2174.


An ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy wearing a costume walks in Jerusalem during the feast of Purim.


A supporter painted as the bull mascot of Democratic Party of Struggle, Indonesia's main opposition party, shouts slogans in a rally during the first week of the campaign for the legislative election in Surabaya, Indonesia.


The 26th anniversary of a gas attack by former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to crush a Kurdish rebellion is observed in Halabja, Iraq.


An Indian Sikh man who belongs to the armed Sikh order Nihang performs Gatka, an ancient form of Sikh martial arts, during Hola Mohalla in Anandpur Saheb, India.


Soldiers prepare the remains of Chinese war dead before placing them in a coffin at a South Korean army base in Paju, north of Seoul.


In Phnom Penh, Cambodia, candles are lighted for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.


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2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte

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The Week in Pictures | March 17 – 23, 2014

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Topping this week’s news was the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Members of the Royal Australian Air Force launched self-locating data marker buoys from a C-130J Hercules aircraft over the southern Indian Ocean as part of the search, which has been hampered by poor weather.

Sevastopol, Ukraine: Pro-Russian protesters seized Ukraine’s Crimean naval headquarters and captured its commander on Wednesday after Moscow claimed the peninsula and the first casualties ratcheted up stakes in the worst East-West standoff since the Cold War.

Taipei, Taiwan: Students and protestors occupy the plaza outside the Taiwanese Parliament to decry the act by the ruling Kuomintang party to ratify a controversial service and trade agreement with China.

Johannesburg, South Africa: Members of South Africa’s largest labor union, NUMSA, marched across the country over high youth unemployment, putting pressure on the government ahead of the May vote.

Mumbai, India: The celebration of Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, continues. Celebrated mainly in India and Nepal, the holiday marks the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil. More photos

Halabja, Iraq: An Iraqi Kurd family visits a graveyard for the victims of a gas attack by former  President Saddam Hussein in 1988, as people mark the 26th anniversary of the attack in the Kurdish town.

Lancaster: The Navy’s Blue Angels fly their FA 18 Hornets as they prepare for the Los Angeles County Air Show at General William J. Fox Airfield.

Jerusalem: Street performers run along next to marathon contestants  as they pass the Old City walls and the Tower of David complex during the fourth annual Jerusalem Marathon.

Singapore: Visitors walk over a light art installation titled “The Pool” during the i Light Marina Bay 2014 festival in Singapore. The i Light Marina Bay is a sustainable-light art festival featuring 28 creative and environmentally sustainable light artworks from around the world.

Beijing: First Lady Michelle Obama plays table tennis in a visit to the Beijing Normal School, which prepares students to attend university abroad.  Obama arrived with her mother and two daughters in Beijing for a weeklong visit aimed at boosting diplomatic goodwill.

Add stops in England, Germany, France, Tokyo, Cambodia and South Korea to round out the report.

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