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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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: IGO BIONE / AFP/Getty Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LOIC VENANCE / AFP/Getty Images

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 Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEROME FAVRE / EPA

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

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

A helicopter drops water near the Rancho Santa Fe neighborhood in San Diego County.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STUART PALLEY / EPA

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers, center, has a word or two -- or even three -- for a referee in Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals in Oklahoma City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

An injured miner is carried out by rescuers after an explosion in Manisa, Turkey.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFP/Getty Images

A man is gets a kiss from his father after being rescued from a coal mine in Manisa, Turkey.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of striking miners march at a Lonmin platinum mine in South Africa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUJAHID SAFODIEN / AFP/Getty Images

Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, center, arrives for his murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP/Getty Images

Australian actress Nicole Kidman is caught in a pensive moment during a news conference for the film "Grace of Monaco" at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in France.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LOIC VENANCE / AFP/Getty Images

A man carrying a camera and tripod walks among the Callanish Stones in Lewis, Scotland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J. Mitchell / Getty Images

Russian space agency rescue crew members carry U.S. astronaut Rick Mastracchio shortly after his landing Russian Soyuz TMA-11M space capsule in Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DMITRY LOVETSKY / AFP/Getty Images

People walk past a work by Japanese artist Keiichi Tanaami titled "The Uncrossable Upswept Bridge" at Art Basel 2014 in Hong Kong.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEX HOFFORD / EPA

Israeli border police officers stand guard as a house is demolished in the Wesk Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Rehavam, Israel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sebastian Scheiner / Associated Press

Indian farmers lie on the ground with sticks as they pray for rain during the Manda Festival at a temple on the outskirts of Ranchi, India.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images

A Nepalese man sweeps the stairs of the Boudhanath Stupa during Buddha Jayanti festival in Katmandu, Nepal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated Press

Social Inclusion, with exercise rider Domingo Navarro aboard, walks on the track at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

At Huntington State Beach on Monday, a surfer rides a wave as weather conditions deliver winds and high temperatures.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Rod Milburn of Costa Mesa flies a rotor ground display kite with a 22-foot diameter in gusty winds at Huntington State Beach in Huntington Beach on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

At Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, 3-year-old Ryan Khallouq splashes through a fountain on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

On the outskirts of Herat, Afghanistan, on Monday, displaced children look out from a tent. The number of internally displaced people in the country is, by one estimate, about 600,000.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AREF KARIMI / AFP

At the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships in Minsk, Belarus, on Monday, Switzerland's forward Denis Hollenstein, center, celebrates a goal past Belarus' goalie Vitali Koval.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEX KUDENKO / AFP

In Fatima, Portugal, worshipers fling flower petals at a statue of Our Lady of Fatima. Every year on May 12 and 13 thousands of Catholic pilgrims arrive at Fatima Sanctuary, on the site where it is believed she was witnessed by three shepherd children in 1917.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francisco Seco / Associated Press

At a camp for Afghan refugees in Islamabad, Pakistan, a boy walks in the rain on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: B.K. Bangash / Associated Press

An Iraqi policeman stands near burning vehicles moments after a bomb blast in Sadr City in Baghdad. A wave of car bombings hit mainly Shiite areas of Baghdad on Tuesday, officials said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Karim Kadim / Associated Press

Palestinian fishermen check their net on the beach at the port of Gaza City on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hatem Moussa / Associated Press

Lights in the Mahabodhi Temple complex in India create a festive atmosphere during the 2,558th Buddha Jayanti celebrations on Monday. Buddha Jayanti, the most sacred Buddhist festival, celebrates the birthday of Buddha and commemorates his enlightenment and death. It is held on a full moon in May each year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFP

Steven Avila, 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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press / Associated Press

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin is held by Thunders Kendrick Perkins, left, and Serge Ibaka while trying to retrieve a missed free-throw by DeAndre Jordan in Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

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

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Long a fixture on Route 66, the iconic Wigwam Motel in San Bernardino glows in the evening light as customers come and go in this time exposure.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A mine clearance expert of the civil safety shows an unexploded ordnance dating from World War I and found on the battlefield of the Vieil-Armand, formely called Hartmannswillerkopf, in northeastern France.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frederick Florin / AFP/Getty Images

A couple, tourists from Mexico, kiss in front of the painting of former Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and former East German leader Erich Honecker kissing by artist Dmitri Vrubel at the so-called East Side Gallery, remains of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

A relative of Alexey Vorobyov, a man killed during deadly clashes in Mariupol, mourns during his funeral ceremony. Residents of Mariupol voted on Sunday in an independence referendum that was organized by pro-Russian separatists and rejected by the government in Kiev.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexey Furman / EPA

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

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Ilnitsky / EPA

A raccoon peers through an opening in a barn in Sieversdorf, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick Pleul / EPA

Afghan security personnel surround the area after Taliban fighters stormed a government building in eastern Afghanistan, killing police guards.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rahmat Gul / Associated Press

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 in Bangkok.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rungroj Yongrit / EPA

The Mahabodhi Temple is illuminated with lights on the 2,558th Buddha Jayanti celebrations at Bodhgaya. Buddha Jayanti, the most sacred Buddhist festival, celebrates the birthday of Lord Buddha and commemorates his enlightenment and death.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images

Women queue to cast their votes at a polling center on the final day of polling in Varanasi, India. Millions of Indian voters wrapped up a mammoth national election Monday, braving the searing sun on the final day of polling with the Hindu nationalist opposition candidate seen as the front-runner for prime minister.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernat Armangue / Associated Press

Philippine maritime police unload some sea turtles from a Chinese-flagged vessel seized by officials last week off the disputed Half Moon Shoal at their provincial headquarters in Puerto Princesa City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images

Spanish player Rafael Nadal poses with children after winning the men's singles final tennis match against Japanese player Kei Nishikori at the Madrid Masters at the Magic Box sports complex in Madrid.

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

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The Week in Pictures | May 12 – 18, 2014

Howard Hughes injured in 1946 plane crash

In 1943, the Hughes Aircraft Co. received a U.S. Army Air Force contract for 100 F-11 reconnaissance aircraft. But in May 1945, the contract was canceled. Hughes Aircraft was...   View Post»

   

The Week in Pictures | May 12 – 18, 2014

Floods sweep through central Europe

Germany dispatched thousands of soldiers Tuesday to help cities and towns cope with flooding from the rain-soaked Danube and other southern rivers, reinforcements that came a...   View Post»

   

On location: Movie buffs scour Alabama Hills for film locations dating back to the silent film era.

Movie buffs scour Sierra for film locations recent and historic

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Pictures in the News | December 19, 2012

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The Week in Pictures | May 12 – 18, 2014

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week 10 wildfires have charred thousands of acres in San Diego County. An unusual springtime combination of intense heat, Santa Ana winds and drought is fueling the fires. More photos

Los Angeles: An eventful fortnight came to an end for the Los Angeles Clippers as they were ousted from the NBA playoffs by the Oklahoma City Thunder. More photos

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

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, formerly called Hartmannswillerkopf, at the foot of the Vosges mountain range.

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

Washington, D.C.: 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.

Abuja, Nigeria: A vigil marks one month since the kidnapping of girls from the government secondary school Chibok.

Mariupol, Ukraine: Workers in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol clear away debris after pro-Russia insurgents retreated from government buildings they had seized. More photos

Cannes, France: French actor and master of ceremonies Lambert Wilson and actress Nicole Kidman dance in the aisle during the opening ceremony of the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

Manisa, Turkey: An injured miner is carried by rescuers after an explosion. More than 200 miners were killed.

Add stops in Israel, Scotland, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Indonesia and the Gaza Strip to round out the report.

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