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Crews work to clear mangled rebar and other construction debris after the Ranchero Road overpass bridge caught fire, closing both sides of Interstate 15 in Hesperia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

A Los Angeles firefighter lays a stream of water on a two-story commercial building burning in Hollywood. The building was heavily damaged.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Even though their polling station was burned down overnight, South Africans queue before dawn to vote at a tent erected to take its place in the politically sensitive mining town of Bekkersdal. South Africans were voting to select members of the national assembly and provincial legislatures.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Curtis / Associated Press

Women wave as South African President Jacob Zuma arrives to cast his vote in Ntolwane. The country goes to the polls in the fifth democratic elections since the end of apartheid in 1994, and Zuma's African National Congress was expected to dominate the results despite growing dissatisfaction with the party among many South Africans.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: none / Associated Press

Roaring flames and smoke billow into the sky after an explosion at an oil depot in Qazvin in western Iran. Firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control after several hours.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERFAN DADKHAH / EPA

Pro-Russian supporters shout slogans and gesticulate in front of Ukrainian police guarding the entrance of a government building in Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GENYA SAVILOV / AFP/Getty Images

Inmates of a female detention facility take part in a worship service with the relics of St. Theophan in St. Petersburg, Russia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANATOLY MALTSEV / EPA

German chef Christian Krueger, right, competes in the Bocuse d'Or competition in Stockholm, where chefs from 20 European countries are vying for 12 spots in the grand finale, in Lyon, France.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JESSICA GOW / EPA

Scorpions are suspended in lollipops at the booth of a retailer selling edible insects and other creepy crawlers at the 2014 Republica Conferences on digital society on in Berlin. Advocates say insects are a major and cheap source of protein and a necessary means to fight global hunger.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sean Gallup / Getty Images

Singer Conchita Wurst of Austria rehearses for the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. Challenging conceptions of masculine and feminine beauty, Wurst -- sporting long and curly raven-dark hair, eyelash extensions, an angelic face, a floor-length golden gown and a well-groomed beard -- seems to have stolen the limelight ahead of the televised extravaganza, with a potential worldwide audience of some 170 million viewers,

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Augstein / Associated Press

Young Kyrgyz women in traditional costume carry a huge St. George's Ribbon, awarded for military valor since Imperial days, during a ceremony marking the upcoming Victory Day in Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO / AFP/Getty Images

Pakistani police watch from a safe distance as a bomb device is intentionally detonated by explosives specialists near an oil terminal in Karachi. Police said the magnetic bomb was discovered attached to an oil tanker parked in the terminal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RIZWAN TABASSUM / AFP/Getty Images

Mango, a 19-year-old male Syrian brown bear, rests on a bed as zoo veterinarians and staff prepare him for surgery at the Ramat Gan Zoological Center's animal hospital near Tel Aviv. The 550-pound bear was having surgery to repair a herniated disc in his spine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ariel Schalit / Associated Press

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra waves to her supporters in Bangkok after she was ordered by a court to resign from office Wednesday. The divisive ruling was a victory for anti-government activists who have staged six months of street protests but did little to resolve the country’'s political crisis.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sakchai Lalit / Associated Press

Joel Parkinson of Australia in action during Round 1 of the Billabong Rio Pro surfing event in Rio de Janeiro.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL SMORIGO / EPA

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