Elmer E. Long is the owner of the Bottle Tree Ranch along Route 66 in Oro Grande, Calif. Long has lived in the desert all his life and continues to collect bottles, relics and pieces of things left behind that he uses to construct his unique windmills and kinetic sculptures off Route 66.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
This shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion aircraft is seen on low cloud cover while it searches for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rob Griffith / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Athletes participate in the third annual Conroe YMCA Tri-For-Fun triathlon at the Conroe Family YMCA in Conroe, Texas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ana Ramirez / Conroe CourierLink
A Morpho peleides butterfly sits on the nose of a child at the Natural History Museum's "Sensational Butterflies" outdoor butterfly house in London.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Stansall / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Supporters of Turkey's ruling AK party cheer as they follow election results in front of the party's headquarters in Ankara. The party of Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan took a strong early lead in local elections, despite turbulent months marked by mass protests, corruption scandals and Internet blocks.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adem Altan / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A woman has her head shaved during a demonstration in Brussels demanding human rights in the People's Republic of China. Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife are on a three-day visit to Belgium.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julien Warnand / EPALink
Pedestrians walk past a wall painting depicting a map of Crimean peninsula bearing the colors of Russia's national flag in Moscow. The Crimean crisis has sparked the most explosive East-West confrontation since the Cold War and fanned fears in Kiev that Russian President Vladimir Putin now intends to push his troops into southeast Ukraine.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vasily Maximov / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Protesters confront police during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. At least 39 people have been killed in clashes with security forces since the start of the unrest, the worst challenge yet to the year-old government of Maduro.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Federico Parra / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Football supporters comfort each other outside Stockholm Stadium after a Djurgarden IF supporter got assaulted and died of his head injuries before the season-opening Swedish league match.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A woman is enveloped by a sea of cherry blossoms in full bloom as she records the view with her camera from a bridge over the Kanda River in Tokyo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Franck Robichon / EPALink
A model showcases designs on the runway at SECCRY Hu Sheguang Collection's show during Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014-15 in Beijing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Feng Li / Getty ImagesLink
Exile Tibetan Buddhist monks listen to their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama as he leads special prayers to the Medicine Buddha in Dharmsala, India.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ashwini Bhatia / Associated PressLink
A Nepalese schoolboy jumps while playing in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Bhaktapur, also known as the city of devotees, is an ancient city dominated by the Newar community, and popular for its traditional architectural buildings, temples and unique festivals.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated PressLink
A man points at a damaged factory workshop after hailstorms hit the area in Dongmen township of Luocheng, in southern China's Guangxi province. At least 16 people were killed in rain and hailstorms that triggered flooding and landslides in southern China.
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South Korean Marine amphibious assault vehicles land on the seashore during a joint landing operation by U.S. and South Korean marines in Pohang, South Korea. North Korea announced a live-fire drill on March 31 near its disputed maritime border with South Korea, further ratcheting up tensions a day after threatening a "new form" of nuclear test.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jung Yeon-Je / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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