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Mike Watts, center, watches the flag-folding ceremony at his father's service at Los Angeles National Cemetery in Westwood. Watts spent five years trying to have his father buried in the cemetery, which had run out of space.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Tania Prebble, center, and staff work with Jabari, a gorilla at the Los Angeles Zoo. The medicine to fight his malady, valley fever, costs about $17,000 a month. Jabari lost almost a fifth of his weight when he was first infected.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Leon Harris, who lives in his RV, says he's happy that Los Angeles' ban on living in vehicles has been struck down. "I know how easy it is to lose everything," he says.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke in Century City during an awards ceremony for Public Counsel. The former secretary of State spoke of her time as a young attorney and her role in trying to bring justice to remote corners of the globe such as the Democratic Republic of Congo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

A mudslide on West River Road threatens the University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview Hospital complex on the West Bank in Minneapolis.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Richard Tsong-Taatarii / Minneapolis Star Tribune

Members of the opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) protest outside parliament in Cape Town. The EFF was showing support for leader Julius Malema, who was kicked out of parliament after he refused to withdraw accusations that the ruling party African National Congress was responsible for the deaths of the 32 miners killed in Marikana.


A brightly made-up man takes part in a demonstration of artists and entertainment workers, known as "intermittents du spectacle," in Marseille to protest the government's plans to reform their status. The inscription on the banner reads: "We want to make a living out of our jobs."


Policemen chase away a protester during a demonstration of artists and entertainment workers, known as "intermittents du spectacle," near the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs in Lille, northern France.


A man tries to cross a flooded street after heavy rains hit the Black Sea city of Varna in Bulgaria. At least 11 people, two of them children, have died after torrential rains caused flooding in eastern Bulgaria, the Interior Ministry said.


Turkish army officers released from prisons and their families walk to the mausoleum of modern Turkey's founder Kemal Ataturk in Ankara, a day after a Turkish court ruled in favor of a retrial of more than 200 military officers, including former army, air force and navy chiefs, who were sentenced to up to 22 years in jail for allegedly plotting to topple Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government in 2003.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Burhan Ozbilici / Associated Press

Harriet, a Masai giraffe, tends to her 4-day-old calf at the San Diego Zoo. The male was born on June 16, standing 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing 146 pounds. This is Harriet's second calf. Giraffe populations have decreased from about 140,000 in the late 1990s to less than 80,000 because of habitat loss and competition with livestock for resources.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ken Bohn / San Diego Zoo

A Palestinian youth takes part in military-inspired exercises during a summer camp organized by the Islamist movement Hamas in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip.


A boy poses for a photo in front of a large figure of England football player Wayne Rooney at the entrance of a mall in Beijing.


Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw celebrates his no-hitter against the Colorado Rockies after the last out of Wednesday's game in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Carlson / Associated Press

Kings players Dustin Brown, left, and Tyler Toffoli, riding on an armored police vehicle, display the Stanley Cup as the team parades Wednesday along the Strand in Hermosa Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

History-making 11-year-old amateur Lucy Li watches a tee shot on the third hole during the first round of the 69th U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst on Thursday. She struggled through her first round.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Streeter Lecka / Getty Images

Two men look out of a door in a wall decorated with a football mural outside the Maracana Stadium, one of the World Cup venues, in Rio de Janeiro.


Rescue workers bring injured spelunker Johann Westhauser to the surface from the Riesending vertical cave during the final phase of his rescue near Marktschellenberg, Germany, on Thursday.


Racegoers queue up on Day 3 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse in England on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stuart C. Wilson / Getty Images

A Spanish flag catches the breeze outside the Royal Palace in Madrid before the swearing-in ceremony of Spain's new king, Felipe VI, before both houses of parliament on Thursday. He begins his reign already facing a threat to the unity of his kingdom as the northeastern region of Catalonia fights to hold an independence referendum.


Pro-Russian militants guard a street near the village of Karlivka, Ukraine, where the handover of bodies of Ukrainian soldiers who died in a downed Ukrainian military transport plane was arranged. The Ukrainian prosecutor's office confirmed that 49 people were killed when separatists shot down the Ukraine air force plane on Saturday.


Yammama, 4, is held by a relative in the Fadaya Camp some 25 miles east of Beirut. Yammama's mother fled Homs, Syria, two years ago with the girl and her three sisters, not wanting the girls to grow up in a war zone.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jerome Delay / Associated Press

The air is filled with blue powder after a color run in Changsha, China.


Tibetans toss "longda," pieces of prayer paper, into the air as they gather to celebrate the Wei Sang festival in Aba, China, during which they pray for another year of good harvest, health and peace.


South Korean policemen detain a protester during a rally against the Japanese government in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.


Chris Martin and Coldplay perform at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney, Australia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images

A Brazilian fan wears contact lenses with her national flag and her face painted blue before the FIFA World Cup 2014 group A preliminary round match between Brazil and Mexico at the FIFA Fan Fest in Sao Paulo.


Hundreds of Mexican soccer fans gather to watch live telecast at Plaza Mexico in Lynwood as Mexico takes on host country Brazil in the World Cup.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Fans in Porto Seguro, Brazil, watch the Brazil-Mexico match during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


An alleged gang member from the "Gremlin Riderz" subset of the Five Deuce Broadway Gangster Crips is processed by a federal agent after being arrested in a joint sweep by more than 1,300 FBI agents and LAPD officers in Los Angeles .

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A man walks through one of the huge arched glass windows at either end of Grand Central Terminal in New York City, a walkway for Metro North and GCT employees.


Protesters are silhouetted while carrying cutouts of salmon during a demonstration against the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline in Vancouver, Canada. Canada's government approved the controversial pipeline proposal that would bring oil to the Pacific Coast for shipment to Asia, a major step in the country's efforts to diversify its oil exports if it can overcome fierce opposition from environmental and aboriginal groups.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press

A woman wears an ornate hat on the second day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting at Ascot, England. Royal Ascot is the annual five-day horse race meeting that Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attends every day of the event.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alastair Grant / Associated Press

Iraqi Shiites volunteering to fight with Iraqi forces against militants hold weapons and chant slogans in Karbala, Iraq. More than 2 million Iraqis have volunteered to fight militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, Iraqi Energy Minister Hussein al-Shahristani said.


Iraqi babies sleep at a refugee camp near the city of Mosul.


Flames rise from an oil tanker carrying oil for NATO's forces after it was targeted by a bomb in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. At least two women were killed and six persons were injured when the bomb exploded.


Albanian police seize marijuana in a storage building in the lawless village of Lazarat, south of the capital Tirana. Near-continuous gunfire rings out from the lawless village as hundreds police still battle well-armed marijuana growers trying to thwart a government crackdown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hektor Pustina / Associated Press

A man takes a photo as he visits an exhibition at the China National art museum in Beijing. China's new breed of art collectors have propelled Beijing, and to a lesser extent Shanghai, to the forefront of the art scene, with Chinese works of art regularly breaking records at auction.


L.A. Kings captain Dustin Brown hands the Stanley Cup over to teammate Anze Kopitar as they celebrate winning the Stanley Cup championship with a parade and rally at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

U.S. soccer fans celebrate outside Das Dunas Stadium in Natal, Brazil, on Monday after their team beat Ghana, 2-1, in its first match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. German-born U.S. defender John Brooks came off the bench to stun Ghana with what turned out to be the deciding goal.


Pakistani rangers stand guard as suspected militants in hoods are shown to the media following a search operation in Karachi on Tuesday. The Pakistani Taliban warned foreign firms to leave the country and vowed retaliatory strikes against the government after thousands of troops launched a long-awaited offensive in a troubled tribal district. The statement came as Pakistan's major cities braced for a backlash by deploying thousands of soldiers and paramilitaries while placing hospitals on high alert for incoming casualties. The offensive on North Waziristan, a stronghold of Taliban and Al Qaeda militants, was launched after a brazen insurgent attack on Pakistan's main airport in Karachi last week which left dozens dead.


A horse-racing enthusiast shows off her butterfly hat on the opening day of Royal Ascot in London.


A photo taken from atop a grain elevator shows a tornado approaching Pilger, Neb. A storm packing rare dual tornadoes tore through northeast Nebraska, crumpling grain bins and flattening dozens of homes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mitch Schweers / Associated Press

A shadow of Gabriela Ovid's brother, Vasile, from Romania, is cast on the cracked wall of a house as he waits for Spanish police to arrive to evict them in Madrid. Vasile has lived for over a year with Gabriela, her husband and their four children in a Barclays bank property without running water or sewer service and share the property with another family. Members of the Victims' Mortgage Platform (PAH) tried to stop the eviction as the family has no other housing alternative.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andres Kudacki / Associated Press

Palestinian children play on a wood log outside their house in Gaza City on the Gaza Strip.


Families arrive in Bannu after fleeing their villages in the Pakistani tribal area of North Waziristan. Pakistani jets pounded targets in the country's northwest on Monday as the military suffered its first casualties in a major offensive designed to root out safe havens in the volatile region.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: B.K. Bangash / Associated Press

An Indian youth jumps into Arabian Sea near the Haji Ali mosque in Mumbai. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has declared the start of the monsoon season, predicting below-average rainfall. The monsoon season, which runs from June to September, accounts for about 80% of India's annual rainfall, vital for a farm economy which lacks adequate irrigation facilities.


A recently born poison-dart frog sits on the end of a pencil at the London Aquarium. An endangered species, it's the first to be born at the aquarium, following a successful breeding program.


The Los Angeles Kings gather for a team photo after winning the NHL Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

San Antonio Spurs player Tony Parker, center, of France and the rest of the team holds up the Larry O'Brien Trophy after beating the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals Game 5 at AT&T Center in San Antonio.


Bosnian fans cheer during a Group F soccer match between Argentina and Bosnia-Hercegovina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Damien Meyer / AFP/Getty Images

President Obama points to a cheering crowd as he makes his exit after giving the keynote speech at the UC Irvine commencement at Angels Stadium of Anaheim.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

The Cambridge University annual end of term cardboard boat race on the River Cam in Cambridge.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Harry Hamburg / Associated Press

Floral tributes overlook Saddleworth Moor where the body of Keith Bennett may be buried in Saddleworth, England. Fifty years ago Bennet was snatched by moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley on June 16, 1964; they never disclosed the location of his burial. Brady and Hindley were jailed for life in 1966 for three murders. In 1987 they confessed to also killing Bennett and Pauline Reade, 16.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

A man on a boat dock during the sunset at the lake Tegernsee in southern Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sven Hoppe / AFP/Getty Images

A young boxer spares with his trainer during a boxing clinic at the the Memorial Institute for Child Development in Johannesburg, South Africa. The institute, which houses child welfare organizations, celebrated Youth Day by putting on dancing lessons and a boxing event.


Iraqis attend Mass at the Chaldean Church of the Virgin Mary of the Harvest, in Alqosh, a village north of Mosul, northern Iraq.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Men carry a body after Syrian regime helicopters allegedly dropped barrel bombs on the Sukkari neighborhood, an opposition-held district in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, killing at least 20 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Baraa Al-Halabi / AFP/Getty Images

A Sri Lankan Muslim mans takes photograph inside the charred remains of a Muslim-owned home following clashes between Muslims and an extremist Buddhist group in the town of Alutgama.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ishara S. Kodikara / AFP/Getty Images

A Palestinian girl walks past the rubble of a destroyed Hamas site after Israeli air strikes in the northern Gaza Strip. Israeli military said it carried out airstrikes on five weapons and militant sites in Gaza, following overnight rocket fire from the coastal strip into Israel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed Saber / EPA

An Indian man sprinkles water on his daughter's head. She is undergoing treatment for malaria at the Kanchanpur hospital in India.


A man rides a public bicycle through a bicycle-sharing station in Beijing.


Cadets toss their hats into the air after graduation during a ceremony marking the 90th anniversary of Taiwan's military academy in Kaohsiung.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Santana / Associated Press

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Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, it was all about sport. In South America, the biggest, loudest, longest, wildest party in the world kicked off in Brazil as 32 teams descend on the soccer-crazed nation for the 2014 World Cup.

Westwood: Mike Watts watches the flag-folding ritual during his father’s funeral service at the veterans cemetery where he had been struggling for five years to get his father buried. The cemetery had run out of space and wasn’t accepting anyone for burial until now.

Los Angeles: L.A. Zoo staff treat Jabari the gorilla, who contracted valley fever and lost almost a fifth of his body weight when he was first infected. Also in the Southland, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw celebrates his no-hitter against the Colorado Rockies; and Kings players riding on an armored police vehicle display the Stanley Cup as the team parades along the Strand in their South Bay “home” neighborhood.

Pinehurst, N.C.: Eleven-year old golf amateur Lucy Li watches a tee shot on the third hole during the first round of the 69th U.S. Women’s Open.

Marktschellenberg, Germany: Rescue workers bring injured spelunker Johann Westhauser to the surface from the Riesending vertical cave during the final phase of his rescue.

Iraq: Some of the more than 2 million Iraqis who have volunteered to fight against militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant hold weapons and chant slogans in Karbala.

Varna, Bulgaria: A man tries to cross a flooded street in the Black Sea city of Varna, where at least 11 people, two of them children, have died after torrential rains caused flooding in the eastern part of the country.

Rafah, Gaza Strip: A Palestinian youth takes part in military-inspired exercises during a summer camp organized by the Islamist movement Hamas.

Madrid:  Spain’s King Felipe VI begins his reign already facing a threat to the unity of his kingdom as the northeastern region of Catalonia fights to hold an independence referendum.

Kanchanpur, India: An Indian man sprinkles water on the head of his daughter, who is undergoing treatment for malaria at a hospital.

Kaohsiung, Taiwan: Cadets toss their hats into the air after graduation during a ceremony marking the 90th anniversary of Taiwan’s military academy in Kaohsiung.

Add stops in England, Germany, New York, Turkey, China, Australia and South Africa to round out the report

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