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Pictures in the News | May 12, 2014

Monday’s Pictures in the News begins in the nation’s capital, where a Department of Interior employee wears a Washington Monument costume as he waves at photographers at the Washington Monument, ahead of a ceremony to celebrate its re-opening. The monument, which sustained damage from an earthquake in August 2011, is reopening to the public Monday.

Los Angeles: Former NBA player Magic Johnson points to the court after the Clippers defeated the Thunder in Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Staples Center on Friday. More photos

Carson: Hayley Williams, lead singer of Paramore, performs onstage at KIIS-FM’s annual Wango Tango concert at StubHub Center in Carson.  More photos

San Bernardino: Long a fixture on Route 66, the iconic Wigwam Motel glows in the evening light as customers come and go in this time exposure. Route 66 continues to attract motorists and tourists from around the world who want to experience the legendary nostalgia of the old roadside attractions. More photos

Hartmannswiller, France: A mine-clearance expert shows an unexploded ordnance dating from World War I that was found on the battlefield of the Vieil-Armand, formely called Hartmannswillerkopf, at the foot of the Vosges mountain range.

Moscow: Employees of a food stand take pictures of Titan, a robot created by England Cyberstein Robots, performing at the Danilovsly market in downtown Moscow.

Bangkok, Thailand: A Thai anti-government protester holding a poster of King Bhumibol Adulyadej shouts slogans during a march toward Government House and Parliament as part of a street rally.

Add stops in Germany, Spain, Afghanistan and Ukraine to round out the report.