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Firefighters retreat from heat and flames as a propane tank catches fire behind a residence along Country Club Drive in Escondido. More than 2,600 firefighters were fighting brush fires in San Diego County.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Smoke tinted red by advancing wildfire fills the air as flames engulf the Calvary Assembly Church Cedar Street in Escondido.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Oklahoma City Thunder's Kendrick Perkins takes a ride on the back of the Clippers' Chris Paul, drawing a foul, Thursday night in the second quarter of Game 6 of their NBA Western Conference playoff series at Staples Center. The Thunder won, 104-98, to eliminate the Clippers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Angels star Mike Trout lets out a whoop as he rounds third base after hitting a three-run walk-off home run in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday night in Anaheim.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Carlson / Associated Press

Rain running down a window pane obscures the view of a lead pony and its rider as they wait to accompany a thoroughbred off the track during a workout session at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The Preakness Stakes, the second jewel in horse racing's Triple Crown, is scheduled to take place at Pimlico on Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick Semansky / Associated Press

Police officers arrest looting suspects in a poor neighborhood of Recife, Brazil, one of the venues of this year's World Cup.


Employees of the Ukrainian company Metinvest clear away debris in a government building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol. Local patrols by steelworkers have forced pro-Russia insurgents to retreat from the government buildings they had seized, giving residents hope that a wave of anarchy was over.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Evgeniy Maloletka / Associated Press

Actress Blake Lively poses on the red carpet after arriving for the screening of "Mr. Turner" at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in France.


Supporters of India's Trinamool Congress party celebrate election results in Kolkata. India's triumphant Hindu nationalists declared "a new era" in the world's biggest democracy after hard-line party leader Narendra Modi led them to their biggest win in 30 years on promises to revitalize the economy.


Orthodox Jews swim in a natural spring at Lifta, a former Palestinian village where Palestinians gathered Friday in an annual ritual on the day after Nakba Day to mourn the birth of the Israeli state.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ilia Yefimovich / Getty Images

People visit the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lam Yik Fei / Bloomberg

Participants hold candles aloft during a vigil on the eve of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Chater Garden in Hong Kong.


Heron-hooded dancers prepare to parade down the streets toward Asakusa Shrine in the compound of Sensoji Temple in Tokyo, prior to the annual Sanja Festival, one of the three major festivals in Tokyo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eugene Hoshiko / Associated Press

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Los Angeles: Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kendrick Perkins falls on to the back of Clippers Chris Paul, drawing  a foul during Game 6 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Staples Center. The Thunder won the series four games to two. More photos

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