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James Harkins, 72, refused to evacuate his San Marcos, Calif., home of more than 20 years as flames raced up the hillside toward it on Thursday morning. "What about my things, my memories, my things to pass on," he said. "It's mine. If it burns down I don't have a lot left." Firefighters came to his aid.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

On Thursday morning, Carlsbad, Calif., property owner Gregory Saska, 63, surveys his gutted home on the 1700 block of Skimmer Court, which was overrun by the Poinsettia fire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

A crowd gathered on the plaza of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in Manhattan watches a telecast of the site's dedication ceremony on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUSTIN LANE / Associated Press

Cleanup was underway in Atwater Village Thursday morning after a 20-inch above-ground oil pipeline burst in an industrial area, sending a geyser 20 to 50 feet into the air.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

French actor and master of ceremonies Lambert Wilson dances with Australian actress Nicole Kidman during Wednesday's opening ceremony of the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONIN THUILLIER / AFP/Getty Images

In Caracas, Venezuela, on Wednesday, a demonstrator fires a homemade rocket in a confrontation with riot police during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GERARDO CASO / AFP/Getty Images

National Guard personnel in riot gear arrest students during an anti-government demonstration in Caracas, Venezuela.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GERARDO CASO / AFP/Getty Images

A boy practices his soccer footwork at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 2014 FIFA World Cup begins in the city on June 12.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONIO LACERDA / EPA

A vigil is held in Abuja, Nigeria, on Wednesday to mark one month since the kidnapping of girls from the government secondary school Chibok.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sunday Alamba / Associated Press

Palestinians mark Nakba Day in a field near Gaza City on Thursday. This girl wears goggles in the shape of 66 -- for the 66 years since the 1948 Palestine War -- and a set of wings with an inscription in Arabic that reads, "Returning to Palestine."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAID KHATIB / AFP/Getty Images

Israeli border guards fire tear gas canisters during Thursday clashes with Palestinian protesters marking the 66th anniversary of the Nakba, near the Israeli barrier in the West Bank village of Walajah.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUSA AL-SHAER / AFP/Getty Images

The Turkish mine disaster has tensions running high. A person identified by Turkish media as Yusuf Yerkel, advisor to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, kicks at a protester held by special forces police members during Erdogan's Wednesday visit to the western town of Soma, where the accident occurred.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images

A ceremony is held in Soma, Turkey, on Thursday for those who died in a mine explosion.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFP/Getty Images

In Bangkok. Thailand, riot police stand guard Thursday during an anti-government rally.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL / AFP/Getty Images

In Magelang, Indonesia, devotees release hundreds of lamps during a Buddha Day ceremony Thursday in the ancient Borobudur temple.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images

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New York: People embrace on the plaza of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum as they watch the telecast of its dedication ceremony.

Los Angeles: Cleanup continues in Atwater Village after a 20-inch above-ground oil pipeline burst in an industrial area, sending a geyser 20 to 50 feet into the air.

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