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Venezuelan students wearing gas masks throw tear gas canisters back at police during a confrontation at the Venezuelan Central University campus in Caracas during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro. The Catholic Church in Venezuela accused Maduro on Wednesday of seeking to impose a "totalitarian government" and blaming it for protests shaking the country.


A police officer fires a crowd-dispersal round at a group of protesters against the government of Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas.


Irvin Barragan, center, a graduate of the YouthBuild Charter School's construction program, cheers as students, staff and faculty march to Los Angeles City Hall to celebrate National YouthBuild Day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

A mock arrest of Ronald McDonald is carried out during a protest in Los Angeles over alleged labor abuses in the fast-food industry.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Fashionable race fans crowd the rail on Ladies Day at the Grand National horse race meeting at Aintree in Liverpool, England.


Pedestrians walk past an advertising mural in London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Simon Dawson / Bloomberg

Ukrainian cadets at the Higher Naval School in Sevastopol embrace as those who decided to leave after Russia's takeover of Crimea say their goodbyes. About 120 cadets who refused to take Russian citizenship left the school for the Ukrainian mainland.


The inner court of Johannisburg castle is bathed in swirling, colored light on the occasion of its 400th anniversary in Aschaffenburg, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Rumpenhorst / Associated Press

The Australian navy ship Toowoomba searches for debris from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. A U.S. Navy "black box" detector made its much-anticipated debut in the hunt for the plane Friday, but Australia's search chief warned that time was running out, with the box's beacon signal set to expire soon.


Rescuers carry away a victim after a reported airstrike by Syrian government forces on the Shaar neighborhood of the city of Aleppo. Elsewhere, Syrian army tanks and warplanes reportedly pounded besieged Mleiha east of Damascus as it pressed its campaign to take control of the opposition-held town.


A Palestinian hurls a stone toward Israeli police with a sling during clashes near Israel's Ofer military prison in the West Bank town of Betunia after Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas rejected appeals from Secretary of State John F. Kerry to halt applications to join international treaties to salvage peace talks with Israel.


Bahraini women mourn the death of Hussein Ahmed Sharaf, who died in an explosion at his home two days ago in the village of Al-Akr, south of the capital Manama.


Hong Kong violist Andrew Ling holds a 1719 viola called the "Macdonald," made by Antonio Stradivari, during a preview at a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong. The rare viola was expected to sell for more than $45 million in a private sale by Sotheby's.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated Press

A windsurfer rides a wave in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Town, South Africa.


A worker carries a bundle of harvested sugar cane along a dirt road in India's Hapur district. Sugar output in India, the world's largest producer after Brazil, is set to climb for the first time in three years with a subsidy for raw exports and abundant dam water spurring farmers to increase planting.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kuni Takahashi / Bloomberg

Light bounces off the rain-slickened road inside the 2nd Street tunnel as a brief rainstorm passes through downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A pedestrian walks across the North Hill Street bridge spanning the 101 Freeway as a brief rainstorm passes through downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Ashley Yee, 22, left, makes her way along a trail as a passing storm provides the backdrop at the Baldwin Hills Overlook in Culver City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Tuesday's snow storm wasn't enough to reopen Snow Summit ski area as the slopes look barren on Wednesday in Big Bear.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

PYRAMID LAKE, CA APRIL 02, 2014 -- Hooded Oriole at Pyramid Lake. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Kings' Justin Williams, right, battles Phoenix Coyotes Antoine Vermette on the boards during the second period of their NHL hockey game at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Boxer Manny Pacquiao is framed in the screen of a mobile phone as members of the boxing media gather at the Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood to watch the winner of 10 world titles work out on Wednesday. Pacquiao is scheduled to fight welterweight Tim Bradley on April 12, with the hope of regaining the World Boxing Organization title that he lost to Bradley by a controversial split decision in 2012.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Residents brave a sandstorm in Hami, northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region. Hami issued an "orange alert" for a sandstorm on Thursday, warning residents to reduce outdoor activities and avoid dangerous jobs.


People peer into a cracked road in Iquique, northern Chile, on Wednesday, a day after a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast. The quake killed at least six people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aldo Solimano / AFP

Afghan election workers are escorted by armed Afghan policemen as they use donkeys to transport election materials and ballot boxes to remote polling stations in rough districts with difficult access in northern Afghanistan on Thursday. Afghans will go to the polls on April 5 to choose a new president.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Farshad Usyan / AFP

Lucy Hamlin and her husband, Specialist Timothy Hamlin, wait to be allowed back onto Ft. Hood, Texas, on Wednesday after authorities said an Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness opened fire, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide. The attack was on the same Texas military base where 13 people were slain and more than 30 were wounded in 2009.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Deborah Cannon / Austin American-Statesman

A sub-Saharan migrant is helped by a Spanish Guardia Civil officer after he fainted on top of a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla on Thursday. Spanish and Moroccan police have thwarted a fresh attempt by dozens of African migrants to scale border fences to enter Melilla. Thousands of sub-Saharan migrants seeking a better life in Europe are living illegally in Morocco and regularly try to enter Melilla in the hope of later making it to mainland Spain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Santi Palacios / Associated Press

Fishing boats sit partially submerged next to their dock in Iquique on Chile's northern coast after a magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck offshore. The earthquake left six people dead, forced the evacuation of about 900,000 others and generated a tsunami that damaged dozens of boats, but apparently caused less damage than feared.


An American flag is draped over a coffin bearing remains believed to belong to missing U.S. service members during a repatriation ceremony at Phnom Penh International Airport in Cambodia. The remains were found in Kampong Cham province. Originally 90 American soldiers were listed as missing in Cambodia during the Vietnam War in the 1970s.


Firefighters carry away an anti-government demonstrator for treatment during a protest in Caracas, where, in a direct challenge to President Nicolas Maduro, prominent opposition politician Maria Corina Machado vowed to take her seat in the National Assembly despite her ouster by the Supreme Court.


Acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov,, second from right, observes a training session at a military shooting range 100 kilometers northeast of Kiev.


A child follows alongside a polar bear swimming it its pool at the new polar exhibit at the zoo of Mulhouse in France.


Three firefighters, one wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, kneel in front of a fire set in protest in Brussels by firefighters demanding better working conditions.


A couple of moor frogs sit in a pond during spawning season in Leipzig, Germany. Due to drainage of moors and wetlands, the habitat of the species is getting smaller.


Sculptures made of refuse populate a work titled "Trash People" by German Artist HA Schult newly installed in Ariel Sharon Park in the suburbs of Tel Aviv. Hundreds of human-size figures made of 20 tons of recycled material, including iron, glass, computer parts, cans and more, will be placed in the park.


Syrian refugees spend the night outside an immigration holding center in the Spanish enclave of Melilla in North Africa, bordering Morocco.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander Koerner / Getty Images

Brazilian Filipe Toledo competes during Round 3 of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro surfing event at Margaret River, Western Australia.


An autistic child works with his teacher at the Khushi Pediatric Therapy Center in Mumbai, India, on the seventh annual World Autism Awareness Day.


Sumbanese tribesmen look for sea worms by the shore in Ratenggaro village on Indonesia's island of Sumba.


Angels shortstop Erick Aybar breaks his bat on a single against the Mariners in the seventh inning Monday at the home opener at Angels Stadium in Anaheim.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz takes a selfie with President Obama after presenting him a jersey during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. The president honored the Boston team for its 2013 World Series win.


In Bali, a couple gets soaked with water during a tradition called Omed-Omedan, also known as the kissing festival, on Tuesday. The annual ritual is held one day after the Balinese Day of Silence or Nyepi.


"I want to catch anything that'll bite,”" said Kaden Thompson, 9, as he fished Round Lake in Dufort, Idaho, with his friend's dog, Athena, on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review / Associated Press

At the Saatchi Gallery in London, a visitor poses for a photograph alongside "Casa Tomada," a work by Colombian artist Rafael Gomezbarros. The piece is included in the gallery's "Pangaea: New Art From Africa and Latin America."


At the Natural History Museum in London, a Morpho peleides butterfly lights on a child's nose. The encounter took place in an outdoor butterfly house.


The Animale label shows its summer creations on Monday during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Brazil.


In Helsingborg, Sweden, on Monday, people gather around a makeshift memorial as they take a stand against soccer violence. A 44-year-old Swedish soccer fan died in riots that took place before a match between Helsingborg and Djurgaarden on Sunday.


Boaters enjoy cherry blossoms in full bloom on Chidorigafuchi moat at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Monday.


From Azusa, the view of downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday morning is heightened by clouds retreating from a cold storm out of the Gulf of Alaska that brought light rain to the Southland overnight.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

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 Times

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 Images

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 Courier

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 Images

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 Images

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 / EPA

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 Images

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 Images

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 Images

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 / EPA

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 Images

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 Press

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 Press

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.


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 Images

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Caracas, Venezuela: Opposition students protest against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at the Venezuelan Central University campus. The Roman Catholic Church in Venezuela accused the leftist administration of Maduro of seeking to impose a “totalitarian government” and blaming it for protests shaking the country.

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Tel Aviv, Israel: Hundreds of humanlike sculptures constructed from 20 tons of recycled material go on display in Ariel Sharon Park.

Aschaffenburg, Germany: The inner court of Johannisburg castle is illuminated by numerous spotlights and slides on the occasion of its 400th anniversary.

Hong Kong, China: Violist Andrew Ling holds a rare 1719 viola called the “Macdonald” by Antonio Stradivari during a preview at the Sotheby’s auction. The rare 1719 Stradivarius viola is expected to sell for more than $45 million in a private sale by Sotheby’s.

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