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At the Los Angeles Police Department's downtown headquarters, roses are placed on a wall of names during Thursday's ceremony honoring officers killed in the line of duty -- more than 200 through the years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

At the Folsom Women's Facility in Folsom, Calif., on Saturday, Audree Loaiza,11, hugs her mother, Andrea Fabbri, 31, during a get-together facilitated by Get on the Bus, a nonprofit program that transports families to visit incarcerated loved ones near Mother's and Father's days.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press

Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen and Kings forward Justin Williams collide as they chase the puck during Game 3 of the NHL Western Conference semifinals at Staples Center on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Lynnette Steele, a community activist with the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, covers her nose in reaction to the stench of a squatters' camp in a vacant, bank-owned house in Watts.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

In Hearne, Texas, on Thursday, demonstrators rally outside the police department after the Tuesday shooting of a 93-year-old woman.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stuart Villanueva / The Brownsville Herald

Adam Scott of Australia watches his tee shot on the 13th hole during the second round of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., on Friday

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images

A participant at the World Conference on Youth 2014, hosted by Sri Lanka, holds a placard during a Friday protest to demand the return of hundreds of school girls abducted by the Boko Haram separatist group in Nigeria.


In Glasgow, Scotland, a woman walks past mural advertising a Scottish lager.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

Fighting between government forces and insurgents in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, on Friday left several people dead.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Evgeniy Maloletka / Associated Press

Russian soldiers march in Moscow's Red Square Friday during a Victory Day parade marking 69 years since the nation's victory in World War II.


At the Jebaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, Palestinians on Friday wear chains in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners who are on a hunger strike in Israeli jails.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hatem Moussa / Associated Press

Anti-government protesters wave a giant Thai flag on Friday as they rally outside Thai Parliament.


At Friedrichsfelde Zoo in Berlin, 9-day-old giraffe Bine licks the nose of its giraffe aunt, Andrea.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stephanie Pilick / Associated Press

A tornado touches down in a field in Akron, Colo., on Wednesday. At least two tornadoes touched down briefly on Colorado's Eastern Plains.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Detrich / The Indianapolis Star / Associated Press

Filipinos gather in downtown Manila to call for the continued aid and rehabilitation of typhoon-ravaged Tacloban and nearby provinces in the central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) ravaged the area six months ago, killing thousands and destroying homes, infrastructure and agriculture.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aaron Favila / Associated Press

A mosque is seen through shattered glass in the old city of Homs, Syria, on Thursday. Rebel fighters were withdrawing from the city center in line with a negotiated withdrawal deal with the government after having held out under tight siege for nearly two years. At least 80% of rebel fighters have already pulled out of the city and the rest will leave later in the day, the provincial governor told Agence France-Presse.


Russian World War II veterans gather on Thursday to lay flowers at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier outside the Kremlin. On Friday, Russia marks the 69th anniversary of its victory over Nazi Germany.


In Caracas, Venezuela, on Thursday, National Guard personnel clear out and dismantle a student encampment in front of the U.N. headquarters. The encampment was one of several remaining from a three-month protest against President Nicolas Maduro over rising crime, shortages and inflation.


The deadly sinking of the ferry Sewol continues to roil South Korea. In Seoul on Thursday, Policemen detain university students rallying to demand that President Park Geun-Hye's government take more responsibility.


President Obama is welcomed to Los Angeles at LAX on Wednesday by Mayor Eric Garcetti. The president was on his way to a USC Shoah Foundation dinner, where he was honored, as well as a series of fundraisers for Democratic candidates in this year's midterm elections.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Demonstrators against the Keystone XL pipeline project -- including Ileene Anderson, a senior scientist for the Center for Biological Diversity, dressed in a Goofy costume -- gather at the gates of Bel-Air as President Obama attends a fundraiser at the home of Disney chief Alan Horn.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

At Wednesday's Game 2 matchup between the Clippers and the Thunder, Oklahoma's Kevin Durant, left, and Kendrick Perkins battle with the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan for a loose ball.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Russian soldiers march during a rehearsal of the Victory Day Parade in Moscow. The parade will take place on Red Square on Friday to commemorate the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany.


Rihanna arrives at the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.


A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pavehawk helicopter from the 55th Rescue Squadron hovers 600 nautical miles off the Pacific Coast of Mexico to hoist two badly burned Chinese fishermen. The two were among 17 Chinese crew members believed aboard a fishing vessel that caught fire and sank in the Pacific Ocean. Two died from burn injuries, seven were determined to be in good condition and six are believed missing, said Maj. Sarah Schwennesen of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Staff Sgt. Adam Grant / U.S. Air Force

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, second from left, receives Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades, left, with military honors at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin.


People watch fireworks exploding over the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, during the start of the Independence Day celebrations in Jerusalem.


Palestinians react as a stun grenade explodes on the Via Dolorosa during clashes with Israeli police officers in Jerusalem's Old City on Israel's 66th Independence Day.


A Thai Buddhist monk removes debris and remains of a collapsed Buddha statue damaged by the 6.3 magnitude earthquake at Wat Udom Waree temple in Phan district, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. The earthquake caused blackouts, damaged roads, buildings and temples in the northern provinces of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. The quake was one of the strongest recorded in Thailand, which does not sit on any known major fault lines.


Filipino firemen use a water cannon to extinguish a fire in a residential slum in Quezon City, east of Manila. The Quezon City Fire Department said fire left more than 100 families homeless and two residents hurt.


A Filipino is seen inside a shanty dwelling along a polluted river in Manila. According to the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS), 11.5 million Filipino households, or 53%, of the survey respondents defined themselves as poor.


South Korean citizens display yellow paper boats wishing for the safe return of the sunken Sewol ferry's missing passengers in front of the City Hall in Seoul. The South Korean ferry that sank last month was carrying more than three times its maximum cargo weight, a news report quoted investigators as saying.


Members of a Mariachi group called Los Reyes de Michoacan perform during the 84th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival on historic Olvera Street in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Shoppers crowd the cramped confines of historic Olvera Street as the area fills with visitors for the 84th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A worker fights a fire after a vintage biplane crashed upside-down on a runway at an air show at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif. The pilot, Edward Andreini, 77, of Half Moon Bay, was killed when the plane, flying low over the tarmac, crashed and caught fire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bryan Stokes / Bryan Stokes

A firefighter walks past a burning mobile home at a mobile home park as Oklahoma wildfires rage in south Logan County.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nate Billings / The Oklahoman

Pro-Russian activists convey captured fire service employees to the regional administration building in the city of Donetsk, Ukraine. Pro-Russian forces and their supporters have for a few weeks been seizing and ransacking government buildings across eastern Ukraine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Evgeniy Maloletka / Associated Press

Kids in Slovyansk, Ukraine, show used bullet cartridges they found near the town.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei L. Loiko / Los Angeles Times

An Israeli girl wears the Israeli flag at the monument in honor of fallen soldiers at Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem. Israel marks May 5 as Memorial Day for the fallen in wars and victims of terror.


Israeli scouts observe a two-minute silence as a siren is heard across the country at the start of Remembrance Day in Jerusalem to commemorate 23,169 fallen Israeli soldiers killed since 1860, including civilians killed in hostile actions since 1948.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Menahem Kahana / AFP/Getty Images

Afghan villagers dig through dirt at the scene in the landslide-hit Aab Bareek village in Argo district of Badakhshan. At least 300 were killed, and officials warned the death toll could rise by hundreds more. A total of 700 families were left homeless in the mountains.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Farshad Usyan / AFP/Getty Images

A refugee holds her child while he receives care at a center for displaced Muslims fleeing the anti-Balaka militia, in Yaloke, east of Bangui, Central African Republic.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Issouf Sanogo / AFP/Getty Images

A girl reads messages written on paper ships for the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol at a group memorial altar in Seoul.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated Press

Kids and women, part of a group of about 700 migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, are helped to move by a police vehicle as they pass by city of Saltillo, in the state of Coahuila, Mexico.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Miguel Sierra / EPE

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Valencia CF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. The game ended in a draw 2-2.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pierre-Philippe Marcou / AFP/Getty Images

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Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. We start with a touching image out of Folsom Women’s Facility, where a daughter hugs her mother  after they had a chance to spend time together through a nonprofit program called Get on the Bus, which arranges for children of inmates to visit their parents in California prisons around Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

Los Angeles: Roses are placed on a wall of names at a memorial for officers killed in the line of duty at LAPD headquarters.  More Photos

Hesperia: Crews work to clear mangled construction debris after the Ranchero Road overpass bridge spanning Interstate 15 caught fire, closing both sides of the main artery between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. More photos

Fairfield, Calif.: A worker fights a fire after a vintage biplane crashed upside-down on a runway at an air show at Travis Air Force Base. The pilot, Edward Andreini, 77, of Half Moon Bay, was killed when the plane, flying low over the tarmac, crashed and caught fire.

Hearne, Texas: Protesters chant during a rally outside the city’s police department following the Tuesday shooting of 93-year-old woman.

Mariupol, Ukraine: The body of a police officer lies outside a police station as fighting between government forces and insurgents in Mariupol has left several people dead.

Moscow: Russian World War II veterans gather at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside the Kremlin to mark the 69th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany.

Ntolwane, South Africa: Women wave to South African President Jacob Zuma as he arrives to cast his vote as the country goes to the polls in the fifth democratic elections since the end of apartheid in 1994.

Ramat Gan, Israel: Mango, a 19-year-old Syrian brown bear, rests on a bed as zoo veterinarians and staff prepare him for surgery to repair a herniated disk in his spine in the Ramat Gan Zoological Center’s animal hospital.

Bangkok, Thailand: Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra waves to her supporters after she was ordered by a court to step down Wednesday in a divisive ruling that was a victory for anti-government activists who have staged six months of street protests.

Add stops in Germany, Sweden, Spain, Scotland, Thailand, Sri Lanka and the Central African Republic to round out the report.

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