Patricia Elder, left, hugs Mary Virginia Jones, 74, right, after Jones was released from custody after spending more than three decades in prison.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles TimesLink
The tide rushes in as dusk falls on the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Hundreds of pieces of machinery and equipment from the decommissioned power plant are being auctioned off this week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
People dressed as characters from video games made by King Digital Entertainment stand outside of the New York Stock Exchange before King Digital Entertainment's initial public offering in New York.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUSTIN LANE / EPALink
A relative of passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 speaks to the media in Beijing after he and other relatives were told by the airline that they would be transported to the "recovery area" as the search for the plane goes on.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WANG ZHAO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Belarus opposition activists hold the Belarusian and Ukrainian flags during a show of solidarity with Ukraine in Minsk. The significance of Russia's absorption of Crimea has not been lost on the fellow Slavic nation of Belarus, whose cities of Gomel, Mogilyov and Vitebsk were once part of a Soviet republic.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY GAPON / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
President Obama walks among graves at Flanders Field Cemetery in Waregem, Belgium, the final resting place for 368 Americans, most of whom died in World War I.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAUL LOEB / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Wind-driven waves clash the shore in Scituate, Mass. Cape Cod and nearby islands were expected to bear the brunt of the spring storm that struck with full force Wednesday, with forecasts of as much as 10 inches of snow.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Dwyer / Associated PressLink
Street singer Gerson Luiz Sales performs at the stairs of a concert house in Berlin hoping to persuade passersby to make a donation.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HANNIBAL HANSCHKE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Mourners weep during a reburial ceremony for 19 ethnic Albanians killed in the 1998-99 Kosovo war in the town of Mala Krusa. The victims died in two separate rampages by Serb forces in the town of Suva Reka and Mala Krusa just days after NATO began a bombing campaign to end an onslaught by Serbia on separatist ethnic Albanians.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VISAR KRYEZIU / Associated PressLink
A motorcyclist passes the mural "Access Control" by Greek street artist iNO in Athens. Greece has attracted international street artists to its capital, due to the availability of commissioned work and relatively lax anti-graffiti laws.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dimitri Messinis / Associated PressLink
Greet riot police remove cleaning women who were staging a protest after being laid off at the Finance Ministry in Athens.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YANNIS KOLESIDIS / EPALink
A child plays in the water as his mother pans for gold in Lampang, Thailand. Villagers look for gold in the river every year during the dry season. They are able to make an average around $15 per day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Borja Sanchez-Trillo / Getty ImagesLink
The mother of one of 46 South Korean sailors killed when the warship Cheonan exploded and sank in 2010 weeps at his grave during a ceremony marking the fourth anniversary of the sinking at Daejeon National Cemetery in Daejeon, South Korea. A Seoul-led international investigation blamed a North Korean torpedo for the Cheonan attack.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated PressLink
A long-exposure image trails the launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan of a Soyuz TMA-12M rocket carrying two Russians and an American to the International Space Station.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA/Bill Ingalls / NASALink
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