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Pictures in the News | March 26, 2014

Wednesday’s Pictures in the News begins in the Southland, where dusk falls on the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Hundreds of pieces of surplus machinery and equipment from the decommissioned power plant have been put up for auction. Story

Lynwood: Mary Virginia Jones, 74, who was serving life without parole for her role in a 1981 slaying, was freed late Monday after spending 32 years in prison.

New York: People dressed as characters from video games made by King Digital Entertainment stand outside the New York Stock Exchange before the company’s initial public offering.

Beijing: Malaysia Airlines told relatives of those on board the jet that crashed in the Indian Ocean that they would be brought to the “recovery area” as the search for wreckage goes on.

Waregem, Belgium: President Obama visits the Flanders Field Cemetery, the final resting place for 368 Americans, most of whom were killed during World War I.

Lampang, Thailand: A child plays in the water as his mother pans for gold. Villagers in Lampang can make an average of about $15 per day panning during the dry season.

Add stops in Belarus, Germany, Greece and South Korea to round out the report.