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 TimesLink
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 TimesLink
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 TimesLink
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 PressLink
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 PressLink
Police officers arrest looting suspects in a poor neighborhood of Recife, Brazil, one of the venues of this year's World Cup.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: IGO BIONE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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 PressLink
Actress Blake Lively poses on the red carpet after arriving for the screening of "Mr. Turner" at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in France.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LOIC VENANCE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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 ImagesLink
People visit the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lam Yik Fei / BloombergLink
Participants hold candles aloft during a vigil on the eve of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Chater Garden in Hong Kong.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEROME FAVRE / EPALink
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 PressLink
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