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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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 TimesLink
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 TimesLink
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 PressLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED ABED / AFPLink
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 PressLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFPLink
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 PressLink
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 RecordLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOW HWEE YOUNG / EPALink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VASILIY BATANOV / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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 TimesLink
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 TimesLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEN STANSALL / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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 ImagesLink
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 ImagesLink
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 PressLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ATTA KENARE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUJAHID SAFODIEN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WANG ZHAO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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 ImagesLink
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 PressLink
A boy runs in a field of mustard, a flower that heralds the start of spring, in full blossom at a park in Tokyo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIMIMASA MAYAMA / EPALink
A worker decorates lanterns to celebrate Buddha's upcoming birthday on May 6 at Jogye temple in Seoul.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated PressLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VANDERLEI ALMEIDA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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 TimesLink
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 TimesLink
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 TimesLink
Evelyn Mast of Argentina competes in rhythmic gymnastics at the X South American Games at Santiago, Chile.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARTIN BERNETTI / AFPLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HAZEM BADER / AFPLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEO RAMIREZ / AFPLink
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 PressLink
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 & PressLink
White storks mate on their nest near Biebesheim am Rhein in western Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BORIS ROESSLER / DPALink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPALink
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 ImagesLink
Walkways in Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. are cleared of snow.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAREN BLEIER / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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 TimesLink
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 PressLink
A man smears the face of a woman with colors during celebrations marking Holi in Mumbai, India.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajanish Kakade / Associated PressLink
Revelers are painted in metallic paint during Holi festival celebrations in Siliguri, India.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIPTENDU DUTTA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
People celebrate Crimea's declaration of independence in Simferopol, Ukraine's Lenin Square.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VASILY MAXIMOV / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A young Ukrainian volunteer, right, applies for the newly formed national guard near Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERT GHEMENT / EPALink
Dozens of women in Paris throw their bras in the air during a rally organized by Pink Bra Bazaar to raise breast cancer awareness.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCK FIFE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the Monkey Head Nebula or NGC2174.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASALink
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy wearing a costume walks in Jerusalem during the feast of Purim.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUNI KRISWANTO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
The 26th anniversary of a gas attack by former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to crush a Kurdish rebellion is observed in Halabja, Iraq.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAFIN HAMED / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MONEY SHARMA / EPALink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUNG YEON-JE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
In Phnom Penh, Cambodia, candles are lighted for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TANG CHHIN SOTHY / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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