Julio Lopez, a member of the street theater group known as Super Passenger and the Legion of Doom performs in south Los Angeles to protest proposed fare increases by the Metropolitan Transit Authority.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
Volker Kraft decorates his apple tree with Easter eggs in Saalfeld, eastern Germany. More than 10,000 eggs hang on the tree, attracting thousands of spectators during Easter time.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MICHAEL REICHEL / DPALink
First Lady Michelle Obama performs tai chi with students from the Chengdu No 7 High School in Chengdu in China's southwest Sichuan province. Michelle Obama arrived in China on Thursday with her mother and daughters to kick off a seven-day, three-city tour where she will focus on education and cultural exchange.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER PARKS / AFPLink
A woman sells ice cream in front of riot policemen during a miners protest against Peru's government in downtown Lima. Thousands of unregulated miners are protesting a decree aimed at putting an end to illegal mining in the country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERNESTO BENAVIDES / AFPLink
Workers of India's Congress Party stand inside a destroyed makeshift structure ahead of a rally by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Kolkata after a storm caused damage to the rally venue. India, the world's biggest democracy, announced the start of national elections on April 7 that are expected to bring Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi to power on a platform of economic revival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFPLink
High school students hold candles during a vigil for passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in Lianyungang, east China's Jiangsu province. Scores of angry relatives of the Chinese passengers aboard Flight MH370 set out on a protest march to the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing to demand more answers about the plane's fate.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / AFPLink
Residents of Syria's besieged Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp, south of Damascus, stand amid debris as they wait to receive food parcels. After months of shelling and fierce fighting in and around Yarmuk between rebels and Assad loyalists, the camp's population has shrunk from more than 150,000 to 40,000. Among them are 18,000 Palestinians.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAMI AL-SAYED / AFPLink
Supporters greet Ali Benflis as he arrives in Adrar as campaigning kicks off in Algeria for the April 17 presidential vote, with incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika widely expected to clinch a fourth term. Benflis, 69, is considered Bouteflika's key challenger. A former prime minister, he decided to stand in the election after a 10-year absence from politics after he lost the 2004 poll.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAROUK BATICHE / AFPLink
Mary Virginia Jones uses a magnifier to read her no contest plea to involuntary manslaughter in Los Angeles County Superior Court as she is represented by law students at USC's Post- Conviction Justice Project. The 74-year-old woman was released from prison after serving 32 years for a murder allegedly committed by her abuser in 1981. The district attorney's office conducted an independent investigation and agreed to set aside her convictions in exchange for the no contest plea.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
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