Choung Ja Lee, right, Mother of fallen LAPD Officer Nicholas Lee is comforted by her son Danny Lee, during the unveiling a memorial star in his honor at the entrance to the LAPD Hollywood Division. Officer Lee was killed on March 7 when his patrol car was hit by a dump truck. Lee's is the eight star at the Hollywood Division memorializing Hollywood LAPD officers killed in the line of duty.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
Sailboats line up off the coast of Orange County for the start of the annual Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race, a 125nm dash from the Newport Beach breakwater to Ensenada, Mexico.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
The moon rises in the sky above the domes of the Smolny Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated PressLink
The arrival and ultimate capture and berthing of the SpaceX Dragon capsule at the International Space Station, as photographed by the Expedition 39 crew members onboard the orbital outpost.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASALink
Gorlovka councilman Volodymyr Rybak is mourned by his widow, Yelena, second from left, who is comforted at the grave site by their daughter in Horlivka, Ukraine.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei L. Loiko / Los Angeles TimesLink
Seminarians from the Legionaries of Christ religious order hold a picture depicting former popes John Paul II, left, and John XXIII near St. Peter's Square in the Vatican. People are arriving for the historic double canonization of both former pontiffs, which is expected to draw around 1 million pilgrims and tourists.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Kappeler / EPALink
Roma boys smile as they pose with a picture frame in the remains of a building demolished by bulldozer in a Roma suburb in the city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. About 50 illegally built Roma houses and buildings were destroyed in the city of Plovdiv on Friday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nikolay Doychinov / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A man holds a red carnation as he and others attend a ceremony in Lisbon marking the 40th anniversary of the 25th April revolution that restored democracy in Portugal in 1974.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francisco Seco / Associated PressLink
A man walks past a burning building following a reported air strike by pro-regime forces on the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khaled Khatib / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A protester covered with a Palestinian flag watches Israeli soldiers (not pictured) during clashes over the Jewish settlement of Qadomem in the West Bank.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alaa Badarneh / EPALink
People mourn during the ceremonymarking the 99th anniversary of ANZAC Day in Canakkale, Turkey. Each year thousands attend the services marking the anniversary of the World War I campaign, which took the lives of thousands of New Zealand and Australian servicemen.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bulent Kilic / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An Australian war veteran takes part in the annual ANZAC Day Parade in Sydney. Anzac Day commemorations are held on this day each year to mark the anniversary of the ill-fated landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) at Gallipoli in World War I.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Parks / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Commuters hang onto a moving passenger train in Soweto, South Africa. As South Africa marks the 20th anniversary of multiracial democracy on Sunday, the achievements and soaring expectations of what was dubbed a "rainbow nation" have been tempered by a different inequality -- the yawning gulf between rich and poor.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Themba Hadebe / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Matt Christophers Lockley, in shorts, of Australia is arrested by Indonesian air force soldiers after a Virgin Australia 737-800 plane landed on the resort island of Bali. A drunk passenger sparked a hijacking alert on a Virgin Australia flight from Brisbane heading for the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Friday when he attempted to break into the cockpit, officials said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Indonesian air force / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Firefighters work at the scene of a fire that broke out in a slum area of New Delhi. According to media reports, about 500 shanty dwellings in the slum area were gutted. No casualties have been reported thus far.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Money Sharma / EPALink
Los Angeles Clippers DeAndre Jordan blocks the shot of Golden State Warriors Jermaine O'Neal in game 3 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles TimesLink
Maria Sharapova of Russia serves during her match against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland on day five of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adam Pretty / Getty ImagesLink
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