Lillie Price, partner of LAPD motorcycle officer Chris Cortijo, comforts her granddaughter Bella Garcia, 5, during a viewing at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Cortijo, a 51-year-old motorcycle officer, died from injuries he suffered when he was struck by an SUV driven by an allegedly drug-impaired driver in North Hollywood. Cortijo, a 27-year LAPD veteran and former Marine, was struck around 5:30 p.m. April 5 while waiting at a red light and died four days later.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles TimesLink
Members of the national police confront demonstrators during a protest against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Hundreds of Venezuelans marched in Caracas on Easter Sunday for the "resurrection of democracy."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FEDERICO PARRA / AFPLink
Young men in folk costumes throw water from their buckets on a young woman in Nyiregyhaza, northeast of Budapest, Hungary. According to an old tradition, on Easter Monday in Hungarian villages, young men pour water on young women, who then exchange the water vessels for beautifully colored eggs.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ATTILA BALAZS / MTILink
A police officer can be seen against a blur of runners going by the starting section of the 118th Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass. A number of the world's top runners participated in the event held amid heavy security a year after a pair of deadly terrorist bombings disrupted the race.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUSTIN LANE / EPALink
The Detroit Red Wings' Luke Glendening gets knocked into the glass during the first period of Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Boston Bruins in Boston on Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Winslow Townson / FR170221 APLink
Artists perform during a smartphones launch by Taiwanese maker HTC at a function in New Delhi. Smartphone shipments in India tripled from 16.2 million in 2012 to 44 million in 2013, International Data Corporation says, and analysts expect similar growth this year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFPLink
U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama react to a child rolling an Easter egg during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C. The 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll is the largest annual public event at the White House with more than 30,000 attendees.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAUL LOEB / AFPLink
Family members of 238 missing passengers from the sunken Sewol ferry await news at Jindo gymnasium on Jindo Island in the southwestern province of South Jeolla, South Korea. The death toll from the accident had increased to 64 people early Monday, national media reported, diminishing hopes of finding any of the missing passengers alive.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEON HEON-KYUN / EPALink
A Syrian girl collects her belongings from rubble after her building was reportedly destroyed in an air strike by government forces in the northern city of Aleppo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BARAA AL-HALABI / AFPLink
Women carry Orthodox icons during a pro-Russian rally outside the secret service building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was to begin a two-day visit to Ukraine amid Russian outrage over a deadly weekend shootout in the rebel east that shattered a fragile Easter truce. Washington has warned Moscow that time is running out for the implementation of an accord signed along with Ukraine and the European Union in Geneva that was meant to ease tensions in the crisis-hit country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFPLink
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