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Anabelle Vaquero, 7, and her brother Leo, 5, stand underneath a 26-foot tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe in Palm Springs. The sculpture by Seward Johnson, modeled after a famous scene in the movie "The Seven-Year Itch," is being disassembled and shipped to New Jersey.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

UCLA's David Wear and his brother Travis react to a foul call in the second half against Florida in the South Regional NCAA Tournament in Memphis, where the Gators beat UCLA to advance to the Elite Eight.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

A Mexican policeman patrols a stretch of the Colorado River near the Morelos Dam in Baja, Mexico, that in in years past was dry. Mexican and American officials are now allowing a "pulse flow" of Colorado River to reach the river's delta in Baja Mexico, for the first time in more than five decades.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

The painting "The Great Last Judgement" by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens (1617) is packed in plastic by workers in the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, Germany. Due to the museum being renovated from 2014-17, its largest artwork has been wrapped in plastic and later in wood to protect it.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sven Hoppe / EPA

A straw Easter bunny is on display at the straw sculpture festival in Ludwigsburg, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sebastian Kahnert / EPA

Would-be immigrants of the Centre for Temporary Stay of Immigrants cheer other ones who want to cross the fence near Beni Enza, into the north African Spanish enclave of Melilla. Several hundred people tried to cross into the Spanish city, which lies on the northern tip of Morocco.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jose Colon / AFP/Getty Images

Two student protesters guard the entrance of Parliament during an ongoing demonstration against a trade agreement with China in Taipei.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sam Yeh / AFP/Getty Images

Indian volunteers and medical staff use a stretcher to move an injured resident into the emergency ward of the Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu, following an alleged militant attack in the restive Himalayan state.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images

Mountain bike riders compete in the "Queens Stage" of the annual ABSA Cape Epic mountain bike race in Cape Town, South Africa. The multi-day stage race is known as the "Tour de France" of mountain biking.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kim Ludbrook / EPA

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his murder trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius is on trial for the slaying of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Werner Beukes / EPA

A pregnant Filipino holds her belly during a march to show support for the Reproductive Health Law in Manila. Thousands, including pregnant women, urged the Philippine Supreme Court to "Bring justice to women" by declaring the law constitutional.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ritchie B. Tongo / EPA

Models showcase designs on the runway at EKOKO Collection Show during Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014-15 in Beijing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Feng Li / Getty Images

Kashmiri girls row a boat in Dal Lake under a cloudy sky in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Farooq Khan / EPA

Canada's Jennifer Kish, left on the ground, is tackled by France's Jade Le Pesq, right, during the final match of the Women's Invitational Cup at the Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament. Canada won 24-0.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated Press

Firefighters rush an injured comrade to an ambulance after he was pulled from a burning building in the Back Bay area of Boston on Wednesday. Two firefighters died battling the nine-alarm blaze.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jim Davis / Boston Globe

Flames burst from a window of a four-story brownstone as firefighters move in Wednesday in the Back Bay area of Boston. Two firefighters died and several people were injured in the fast-moving fire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nicolaus Czarnecki / METRO Boston

Blustery winds raise a blanket of dust over a hillside wind farm near Palm Springs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Ventura County sheriff's deputies move in to investigate a report of gunshots at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza hotel Thursday morning in Westlake Village.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

A supporter of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is tossed into the air during a campaign rally in Jalalabad. Afghanistan will choose from eight candidates when it votes on a new president April 5.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOORULLAH SHIRZADA / AFP

A woman touches a towering Transformer model in Jinan in east China's Shandong province. A group of farmers in China has taken up the unusual hobby of building the models out of second-hand car parts, some as tall as 12 meters high.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFP

Members of Myanmar's military march in formation during Armed Forces Day celebrations in the nation's capital, Naypyidaw.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YE AUNG THU / AFP

Colleen Ryan and Jeff Hensley, both Navy veterans of the Iraq war, comfort each other as they help set up 1,892 American flags on the National Mall in Washington as part of a suicide prevention campaign. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America installed the flags to represent the 1,892 veterans and service members who have taken their lives this year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEWEL SAMAD / AFP

Flanked by Swiss Guards, President Obama walks with Pope Francis for a private audience at the Vatican on Thursday. Obama was in Rome as part of a European trip that took him to the Netherlands and Belgium. Obama was to meet with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi after his visit to the Vatican. His itinerary also included a tour of the Colosseum and talks with U.S. diplomats and U.N. officials.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CLAUDIO PERI / ANSA

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 Times

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 Times

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 / EPA

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 Images

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 Images

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 Images

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 Press

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 Images

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 Press

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 Press

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 / EPA

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 Images

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 Press

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 / NASA

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 Times

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 / DPA

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 / AFP

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 / AFP

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 / AFP

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 / AFP

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 / AFP

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 / AFP

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 Times

UCLA's Kyle Anderson dunks against the defense of Texas' Stephen F. Austin State University in the third round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday at Viejas Arena in San Diego. The Bruins are headed to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2008 and will face the Florida Gators on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

A derailed Chicago Transit Authority train car rests on an escalator at O'Hare International Airport station early Monday in Chicago. More than 30 people were injured when the eight-car train plowed across a platform and scaled the escalator at the underground station.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Nelles / Associated Press

A hummingbird feeds her two off-spring in a nest on a pink trumpet tree at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

The sun peeks through the scaffolding around the Washington Monument at dawn in Washington, D.C. The National Park Service has announced it will reopen the earthquake damaged structure in May.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: J. David Ake / Associated Press

Protesters are sprayed with a water cannon during a demonstration outside the Executive Yuan in Taipei, following Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou's refusal to scrap a contentious trade agreement with China.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFP/Getty Images

Protesters scuffle with police officers outside the Executive Yuan during a demonstration in Taipei. Dozens of people were detained after violent clashes erupted between protesters and police.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAM YEH / AFP/Getty Images

A young Ukrainian skateboarder practices a move in front of an old communist statue on Marinskyi park, near the Ukrainian Parliament headquarters in Kiev. The city's administration, with the understanding of Maidan movement veterans, is trying to clean up barricades in order to ease congested traffic and to repair damaged public areas.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERT GHEMENT / EPA

Supporters of Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan hold a giant Turkish flag during an election rally in Istanbul. Erdogan rallied hundreds of thousands of supporters, dismissing accusations of intolerance by Western and domestic critics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFP/Getty Images

A U.S. helicopter squadron carrying President Obama prepares to land on the Museumplein in front of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The president paid a visit to the museum before heading to the Hague to attend the two-day Nuclear Security Summit.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLAF KRAAK / EPA

President Obama stands in front of Dutch master Rembrandt's "The Night Watch" painting during a visit to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Augstein / Associated Press

Ahead of presidential elections in Indonesia, supporters of the National Awakening Party attend an election campaign in Jakarta.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADEK BERRY / AFP/Getty Images

In Pristina, Serbia, Gramos Berisha, a survivor of the Suva Reka massacre, stands near coffins holding the remains of 46 Kosovo Albanians killed in 1999 in two massacres in Southern Kosovo by Serbian security forces during the 1998-99 Kosovo war. The remains were just identified and will be handed over to families.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARMEND NIMANI / AFP/Getty Images

At Royal Australian Air Force Base Pearce north of Perth, a ground controller guides an AP-3C Orion on the tarmac upon its return from a search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Getty Images

First Lady Michelle Obama kicks a shuttlecock while mingling with Chinese schoolchildren at the city wall in Xian in China's central Shaanxi province. The first lady arrived in China on Thursday with her mother and daughters to kick off a seven-day, three-city tour focusing on education and cultural exchange.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER PARKS / AFP/Getty Images

An elephant noses a camera lens as the Circus Charles Knie holds a news event in Hanover, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE / EPA

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Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Tragedy occurs in Boston this week, where firefighters rush an injured comrade to an ambulance while battling a nine-alarm fire at a Back Bay brownstone. Two firefighters died in the blaze.

Chicago: A derailed Chicago Transit Authority train car rests on an escalator at the O’Hare Airport station early Monday. More than 30 people were injured when the eight-car train plowed across a platform and scaled the escalator at the underground station.

Palm Springs: Two youths stand underneath a 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe in Palm Springs. The sculpture by Seward Johnson, modeled after a famous scene in the film “The Seven-Year Itch,” is being disassembled and shipped to New Jersey. Goodbye, Norma Jean.

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

Washington, D.C.: Veterans involved in an anti-suicide campaign set out 1,892 American flags on the National Mall to represent the 1,892 veterans and service members who have taken their lives this year.

Algodones, Mexico: A Mexican policeman patrols a stretch of the Colorado River near the Morelos Dam in Baja, Mexico, that in years past was dry. Mexican and American officials are now allowing a “pulse flow” of Colorado River to reach the river’s delta in Baja Mexico for the first time in more than five decades.

Lima, Peru: A woman sells ice cream in front of riot policemen during a miners’ protest against Peru’s government. Thousands of unregulated miners are protesting against a decree aimed at putting an end to illegal mining in the country.

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.

Pristina, Serbia: A survivor of the Suva Reka massacre stands near coffins containing the remains of 46 Kosovo Albanians killed in 1999 in two massacres in southern Kosovo by Serbian security forces during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.

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

Add stops in Germany, Ukraine, Belarus, Greece, India, China and South Africa to round out the report.

 

 

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