U.S. soccer fans on the Hermosa Beach Pier had much to celebrate Thursday after their team's loss to Germany: The U.S. was still allowed to advance into the FIFA World Cup's knockout round.
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U.S. soccer fans on the Hermosa Beach Pier had much to celebrate Thursday despite their team's loss to Germany: The U.S. still advanced into the FIFA World Cup's knockout round.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
Algerian fans celebrate in Algiers after Algeria eliminated Russia with a 1-1 draw in a FIFA 2014 World Cup Group H match.
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Exuberant young fans welcome YouTube star Ricky Dillon at VidCon, which is expected to draw about 18,000 people to the Anaheim Convention Center over three days.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles TimesLink
Santa Barbara County firefighter Chris Hansen douses the western edge of a vegetation fire early Friday morning on UC Santa Barbara's Coal Oil Point Reserve.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Eliason / Associated PressLink
Kayden Dunaway, 6, falls off a sheep during the Mutton Bustin' competition at the Garrard County Fair near Lancaster, Ky. The maximum weight for each contestant is 55 pounds.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Clay Jackson / The Advocate-MessengerLink
Rob Colvis, a public land biologist, helps herd geese at Noble Park in Paducah, Ky. A group of local biologists got together to tag Canada geese in order to track their survival ratings.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ellen O'Nan / The Paducah SunLink
A bullet hole in the car in which Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and wife Sophie were shot to death is on display at the Museum of Military History in Vienna. They were assassinated in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, an event that led to the outbreak of World War I.
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Striking artists hold fake coffins as they take to the streets in Marseille, France, to protest against government plans to reform the unemployment benefits insurance agreement.
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Revellers run through a puddle on the first official day of the Glastonbury Festival of Music and Performing Arts on Worthy Farm in Somerset, England. U.S. metal giants Metallica will play this year's coveted Saturday night headline spot.
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A Przewalski's horse foal grazes with mare Galinka in a meadow at the former U.S. military site Campo Pond in Hanau-Grossheim, western Germany. After the withdrawal of the U.S. Army the site was turned into a nature reserve in 2009.
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An Iraqi Christian displaced girl who fled from the Christian village of Hamdania near Mosul province in Iraq sleeps on a mattress as she settles with her family at a temporary shelter for the displaced Christian families in Ainkawa, Iraq.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Malla / Associated PressLink
Demonstrators protest in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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An Egyptian dancer in a traditional costume performs while holding clothes to act as if he were holding a baby during a night show marking the holy month of Ramadan in Cairo. The traditional dance is known as "whirling dervish."
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Hundreds of Hong Kong lawyers dressed in black stage a silence protest outside the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong, to protest a recent Beijing policy statement they say undermines the Asian financial hub's rule of law. The demonstration is the latest sign of growing anger over mainland China's expanding influence over Hong Kong.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated PressLink
A festival-goer uses a hula hoop as revelers gather ahead of this weekend's Glastonbury Festival of Music and Performing Arts on Worthy Farm in Somerset, southwest England.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEON NEAL / AFPLink
Taitan, a male Shih Tzu from Thailand, yawns while being groomed during the Thailand International Dog Show in Bangkok on Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sakchai Lalit / Associated PressLink
GoPro Chief Executive Nick Woodman holds a GoPro camera in his mouth as he celebrates his company's IPO at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York on Thursday. GoPro, the maker of wearable sports cameras loved by mountain climbers, divers, surfers and other extreme sports fans, said late Wednesday it sold 17.8 million shares at $24 each in its initial public offering of stock.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Seth Wenig / Associated PressLink
Vanderbilt University players celebrate after the Commodores defeated Virginia, 3-2, in the deciding game of the best-of-three NCAA baseball College World Series finals in Omaha, Neb., on Wednesday.
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A Syrian woman and youths, one of them carrying a wounded baby, flee the site of a reported barrel-bomb attack by Syrian government forces in the northern city of Aleppo on Thursday. Syria's war has killed more than 162,000 people and forced nearly half the population to flee their homes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ZEIN AL-RIFAI / AFPLink
The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship lays off Italy's Giglio Island on Thursday after a meeting that was supposed to approve the transfer of the ship for dismantlement and disposal in Genoa, failed to reach an agreement. The destiny of the ill-fated cruise liner, which is still resting where it crashed into rocks off Tuscany in January 2012, must be decided within seven days by the Italian Cabinet of ministers.
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Members of a Philippine demolition team tear down a shanty in Quezon, east of Manila, on Thursday. According to a government official, close to a hundred families were ejected from their shanties to make way for a road-widening project.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCIS R. MALASIG / EPALink
Pakistani paramilitary soldiers move past a burning pile of seized drugs during a ceremony to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on the outskirts of Peshawar on Thursday. Pakistan's war-torn neighbor, Afghanistan, is the world's largest producer of opium, the raw material for heroin. Efforts to cut production have failed in the 13 years since U.S.-led forces toppled the Taliban regime there. More than 45% of Afghanistan's illicit opiates pass through Pakistan on their way to markets in Europe and Asia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: A MAJEED / AFPLink
Morning fog covers the valleys near Bernbeuren, southern Germany, at sunrise early Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand / Associated PressLink
Youngsters hold their noses against the odor of a rare "corpse flower," indigenous to the Indonesian island of Sumatra, blooming at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles TimesLink
Los Angeles Angels outfielders Josh Hamilton, left, Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun celebrate an 8-6 win over the Twins at Angels Stadium in Anaheim.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
Fabien Cousteau waves from inside Aquarius Reef Base, a laboratory 63 feet below the surface in the Atlantic off Key Largo, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, where they've been studying the effects of climate change and pollutants such as fertilizers on the reef.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wilfredo Lee / Associated PressLink
A Central American migrant practices scaling parked boxcars as he awaits the arrival of a northbound freight train in Arriaga, Mexico. The number of unaccompanied minors detained at the U.S. border has more than tripled since 2011. Children are also widely believed to be crossing with their parents in rising numbers, although the Obama administration has not released year-by-year figures.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rebecca Blackwell / Associated PressLink
Red poppies bloom in the walls of World War I-era trenches in Diksmuide, Belgium. On Thursday, leaders of the 28 member states of the European Union will gather to mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the war.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Virginia Mayo / Associated PressLink
Guards of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" keep watch in the town hall of the besieged Ukrainian city of Slavyansk. Ukraine's new Western-backed president said he may revoke his one-week unilateral cease-fire to allow government forces to retaliate for the downing by pro-Russian rebels of an army helicopter that killed nine servicemen.
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A man sifts through rubble in his home wrecked by shelling in the besieged city of Slaviansk, Ukraine. Separatists of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" in Slavyansk are surrounded by Ukrainian forces and have been enduring daily shelling for over two months.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN MACDOUGALL / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives for his general audience at St Peter's square at the Vatican.
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Queen Elizabeth II signs the visitor book before leaving Hillsborough Castle on the third and final day of the queen's visit to Northern Ireland.
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Sergio Garcia of Spain hits a shot in the hole-in-one contest during the BMW International Open in Cologne, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lennart Preiss / Getty ImagesLink
Some of the thousands of platinum-mine workers report for work at in Marikana, South Africa, following the resolution of a five-month strike.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Denis Farrell / Associated PressLink
Children watch Fu-Wan, one of two giant pandas on loan from China, inside the Giant Panda Complex enclosure at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Maylasia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Demonstrators in Taoyuan, Taiwan, clash with riot police near where a meeting between China's top Taiwan official, Zhang Zhijun, and Wang Yu-chi, the chairman of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council, was to be held.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANDY CHENG / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Youngsters in Gianyar, Bali, gather at Duur Bingin temple before walking around their village with painted faces and bodies -- meant to to ward off evil spirits -- during the Grebeg Ritual in Indonesia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Putu Sayoga / Getty ImagesLink
Second-year students of Danwon High School who survived the sinking of a ferry in the Yellow Sea enter the school in Ansan, South Korea, for their first class since the disaster. A total of 75 students were rescued, with nearly 300 others dead or missing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIM CHUL-SOO / EPALink
World Cup fans visit Corcovado Hill above Rio de Janeiro on the eve of the Group E match between France and Ecuador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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Indian youth play soccer on the Arabian Sea shore in Mumbai, India. In a country where cricket dwarfs every other sport, the ongoing World Cup in Brazil has stoked interest in the game known locally as football.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated PressLink
A Marine Corps detail carries the remains of Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Garabrant, 19, of Peterborough, N.H., from a transport plane at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Garabrant died June 20 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the Defense Department said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cliff Owen / Associated PressLink
People watch the Ford Fireworks on the beach on Belle Isle in Detroit. This year's show featured more than 10,000 pyrotechnic effects visible for miles along the Detroit River.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Romain Blanquart / Detroit Free PressLink
Journalist from the BBC, including BBC Director of News and Current Affairs James Harding , right, joins staff and colleagues from other news organizations in a one-minute silent protest outside New Broadcasting House, the British Broadcasting Corp. headquarters in London, against the seven-year jail terms given to three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt.
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A horse rears in a crowd during in the traditional St. John festival in the town of Ciutadella, on the Balearic Island of Menorca.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAIME REINA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
People dressed as the traditional theater character Pierrot hold placards reading "Urgency is to solidarity" and "No to euthansia of the aged" during a protest against euthanasia of the elderly and invalid in Paris. Several hundred people took part in the demonstration a few hours prior to a decision by the French Council of State on whether treatment should be stopped for Vincent Lambert, who was being kept alive by artificial means, and on the eve of a verdict in the trial of Dr. Nicolas Bonnemaison, accused of having poisoned seven terminally ill patients in 2010 and 2011.
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Former tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks leaves court in London with her husband, Charlie Brooks, after being acquitted of phone hacking, bribery and obstruction of justice in a case that shook Britain to its core and led to the closure of the News of the World newspaper. Brooks' deputy, Andy Coulson, was found guilty of hacking into cellphones and accessing private voicemail messages. Charlie Brooks and two others were acquitted of charges that they tried to cover up wrongdoing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / EPALink
Israeli soldiers swarm a hill near the West Bank town of Halhoul as the search for three missing Israeli teenagers continued, although the massive operation to find them was losing steam, officials said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABED AL HASHLAMOUN / EPALink
A young Filipino woman is flung into the air after she and others were soaked with water during celebration of the feast day of St. John the Baptist in Manila. Residents traditionally greet everyone they meet by splashing water on them in the belief that it spreads the blessings on the day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAY DIRECTO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
St. John the Baptist feast day in the village of Bibiclat iin northern Philippines includes adherents covering themselves in mud and dried banana leaves and making the rounds of houses to beg for candles prior to attending Mass.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated PressLink
Local participants covered in mud and wearing costumes made from banana leaves light candles as they take part in St. John the Baptist feast day celebrations in Bibiclat, Philippines
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TED ALJIBE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Bangladeshi police officer mans a machine gun in a fortified outpost a building in Dhaka where a verdict was pending in a special war crimes tribunal for Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami. A court Tuesday delayed a verdict against Nizami after he became ill.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: A.M. Ahad / Associated PressLink
Kim Sung-un prays at the grave of his Uncle Kim Gi-suh, who died during the 1950-53 Korean War, on the eve of the 64th anniversary of the conflict, at the National Cemetery in Seoul. The United States and 15 other countries fought alongside South Korea under the U.N. flag against North Korean and Chinese troops during the conflict.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated PressLink
U.S. soccer fans at a viewing party in downtown Los Angeles show dismay when the U.S. team gives up the tying goal against Portugal during World Cup play.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles TimesLink
South Korean soccer fans, watching on a Jumbotron and another monitor at Wilshire Park Place in Koreatown, react as their team scores its first goal of the game in the second half of its World Cup match against Algeria. The joy didn't last long; South Korea lost, 4-2.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles TimesLink
Los Angeles police investigators catalog evidence from a suspected illicit drug lab in Van Nuys. Five LAPD officers and a suspect were treated at hospitals after they were exposed to chemicals.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles TimesLink
Fans cheer as Fedde Le Grand performs during the 18th annual Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ethan Miller / Getty ImagesLink
Torchlights are placed next to soldiers' tombs at the Douaumont boneyard during the annual event known as the Four Days of Verdun, a night parade of veterans marking the 98th anniversary of the Battle of Verdun, the longest single battle of World War I.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A man covered in moss takes part in the annual Corpus Christi procession in the small village of Bejar, Spain. According to legend, in the 12th century, Christians covered their clothes and weapons with moss to camouflage themselves and get inside a Muslim fortress. The tradition of the Moss Men has been included in Corpus Christi celebrations in Bejar since 1397.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Ochoa de Olza / Associated PressLink
A visitor walks in a recently restored amphitheater at the archaeological ruins of Pompeii, Italy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARIO LAPORTA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Greenpeace activist stages a mock trashing of solar panels outside the headquarters of Origin Energy in Sydney in protest of the company's resistance to solar energy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER PARKS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Two people kiss during the Trans Pride Parade in Istanbul, Turkey, as part of Trans Pride Week 2014, an event organized by Istanbul's Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transvestites and Transsexuals organization.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Printing shop owner Jonathan Bracha finishes posters showing three missing Israeli boys -- Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel -- in his workshop in Jerusalem. The three boys were students at a Jewish seminary and were last seen June 12 at a common hitchhike stop near the Gush Etzion settlement bloc north of Hebron.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABIR SULTAN / EPALink
An Israeli soldier prepares to load shells into his Merkava tank positioned near the Quneitra checkpoint on the border with Syria in the Golan Heights.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MENAHEM KAHANA / AFPLink
Mohammed Fahmy, left, Canadian-Egyptian acting bureau chief of Al-Jazeera, appears with Australian correspondent Peter Greste and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed in a defendant's cage during their trial on terror charges in Cairo. Egyptian Judge Mohamed Nagui Shehata sentenced the three journalists to seven years in prison.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hamada Elrasam / APLink
A man stands next to a road in Baidoa, Somalia, while Ethiopian soldiers, as part of the African Union Mission in Somalia, conduct a night patrol through the city.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBIN JONES / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Iraqi Turkmen forces patrol a checkpoint in the northern city of Tuz Khurmatu, close to locations of jihadist Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant fighters. Sunni militants led by the ISIL took control of an Iraq-Syria border crossing after Syrian rebels withdrew overnight.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARIM SAHIB / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Afghan farmers load up a donkey with wheat on the outskirts of Herat. Agriculture is the main source of income for roughly 75% of the Afghan population even though the industry makes up only about 20% of the country's gross domestic product.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AREF KARIMI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
People take part in the Color Run Beijing in a park in the Chinese capital. The Color Run is a five-kilometer race in which thousands of participants, or "color runners," are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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