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.
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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.
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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.
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People walk past teepees that are on the National Mall in Washington as part of a protest against the Keystone pipeline. As part of its "Reject and Protect" protest, the Cowboy and Indian Alliance is organizing a weeklong series of actions by farmers, ranchers and tribes to show their opposition to the pipeline.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Wilson / Getty ImagesLink
Archbishop Jose Gomez blesses the body of LAPD motorcycle Officer Chris Cortijo inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, where funeral services were held for Cortijo, who died after being struck by an allegedly impaired driver.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
Police in Rio de Janeiro aim their guns during a violent protest in a favela next to Copacabana. Violent protests broke out in Rio's landmark beachfront district following the death of a resident last weekend during clashes with the army.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Rockets fly over the bell tower of Panagia Erithiani church during Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations on the eastern Aegean island of Chios. Thousands of handmade rockets are fired every year on Great Saturday night, before the Resurrection, by locals of the two rival churches of Agios Markos and Panagia Erithiani, in the village of Vrontados. The tradition is 125 years old, but locals say it could be even older.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Giannakouris / Associated PressLink
Members of the Ewell St Mary's Morris Men group perform during an event to celebrate St George's Day in Leadenhall Market in the city of London. Named after the patron saint of England, St George's Day falls annually on April 23 and is England's national day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Dunham / Associated PressLink
Ukrainian communal workers remove a barricade near Independence Square in Kiev. Russia warned that it would send troops to Ukraine if its citizens come under attack there.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY DOLZHENKO / EPALink
Police train their fire hoses at protesters trying to force their way closer to the U.S. Embassy for a rally against next week's visit of President Obama in Manila.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated PressLink
Students and citizens hold candles as they pray for the safe return of missing passengers aboard the South Korean ferry Sewol, which sank off the coast of Jindo Island in Ansan, South Korea. The confirmed death toll is reported to have risen to 150, with more than 150 people still missing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chung Sung-Jun / Getty ImagesLink
Anti-nuclear protesters, right, face off against police during a demonstration outside the ruling Kuomintang party headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. The former Taiwanese opposition leader and anti-nuclear activist Lin Yi-hsiung launched a hunger strike in protest at a nearly completed nuclear facility, while some of his supporters clashed with police.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAM YEH / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
People carry the portrait of late Myanmar democracy activist Win Tin near his tomb during the funeral in Yangon. Hundreds of mourners gathered to mark the funeral of Win Tin, a former journalist and giant of Myanmar's pro-democracy movement, in an outpouring of grief for one of the country's best loved champions of freedom.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SOE THAN WIN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A supporter of the Democratic Alliance, South Africa's main opposition party, holds a placard while carrying her baby as she marches toward the office of the Gauteng province premier in Johannesburg during a protest against corruption and unemployment.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCO LONGARI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Indian security personnel and a polling official are silhouetted against the setting sun as they walk on a sandy path to reach their polling station at a remote island of Assam state on the eve of the third and last phase of the Indian general election.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPALink
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Ramires, left, vies with Atletico Madrid's Brazilian defender Filipe Luis during the UEFA Champions League first leg semifinal football match at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAVIER SORIANO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Australian surfer Mick Fanning in action during the final of the men's Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach surfing event in Australia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KELLY CESTARI / EPALink
An airplane passes in front of the moon, as seen from Nuernberg, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL KARMANN / DPALink
People cover their faces as strong winds blows insulation material off a building in Hami, in northwest China's Xinjiang province. Meteorological authorities issued an "orange alert" for a sandstorm as visibility in certain areas dropped to less than 50 yards, local media reported.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFPLink
Black smoke billows from burning tires at a checkpoint following an attack by Ukrainian troops outside Slovyansk, Ukraine, on Thursday. Ukrainian government troops moved against pro-Russia forces in the east of the country and killed at least two of them in clashes at checkpoints manned by the insurgents, the government and insurgents said. Russian President Vladimir Putin decried what he described as a "punitive operation."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mika Velikovskiy / APLink
A member of the Ukrainian special forces takes position at an abandoned roadblock in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on Thursday. Ukraine's military launched an assault on the flashpoint rebel-held town, sending in armored vehicles and a helicopter, AFP journalists in the town reported. Several armored personnel carriers drove past an abandoned rebel roadblock in flames to take up position at the entry to the town.
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Police officers control a crowd near the scene of the inspection of a vehicle suspected to be packed with explosives on Thursday in Nairobi's Somali district of Eastleigh a day after another car bomb was detonated, killing two police officers at a nearby police station. Following a tip from the public, bomb experts set about inspecting the vehicle, which they said bore signs of having been used to transport a large load, possibly an explosive device, before towing it away for further forensic inspection. At least four people, including two policemen, were killed on Wednesday when a car bomb exploded outside a police station in Nairobi near a major Somali neighborhood.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TONY KARUMBA / AFPLink
Tourists walk around teepees set up on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as part of a weeklong demonstration by farmers, ranchers and tribes with the Cowboy and Indian Alliance, to protest against the Keystone XL pipeline.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAUL LOEB / AFPLink
President Barack Obama and ASIMO, an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative MObility, bow to each other during a youth science event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, known as the Miraikan, in Tokyo on Thursday. Showing solidarity with Japan, Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Kaster / APLink
An Indian woman leaves after casting her vote in a village near Sawai Madhopur, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. With 814 million eligible voters, India is voting in phases over six weeks. Results are expected May 16.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manish Swarup / APLink
Fellow motor officers serving as pallbearers roll the coffin of LAPD Officer Chris Cortijo into the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Cortijo, a nearly 27-year veteran of the force, died after his motorcycle was rear-ended by another vehicle in Sun Valley.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
Ski season comes to a close in Nendaz, in southwest Switzerland. As part of the festivities, skiers are invited to zip down a water slide and try to glide across a pool embedded in snow.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAXIME SCHMID / KEYSTONELink
Easter is celebrated in Cargese, on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica. At the Greek Orthodox St. Spyridon church, ceremonies are punctuated by canticles and gunshots.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PASCAL POCHARD CASABIANCA / AFPLink
Rita Jeptoo of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the women's elite division of the Boston Marathon on Monday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFPLink
In Manchester, England, defender Craig Dawson of West Bromwich Albion is unsuccessful in his attempt to stop Manchester City's first goal during an English Premier League football match on Monday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW YATES / AFPLink
Expansion of a major thoroughfare in Manila has led to the eviction of about 500 families who have squatted on the land. Members of a demolition team tear down houses on Tuesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCIS R. MALASIG / EPALink
The sun sets Tuesday as searchers and divers look for bodies of passengers believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea,
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated PressLink
A vendor pushes a vegetable cart through a market in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FARSHAD USYAN / AFPLink
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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