A ball of fire is seen following an early morning Israeli air strike on Rafah in the southern of Gaza strip on Friday. Israeli warplanes kept up raids on Gaza but failed to stop Palestinian militants firing rockets across the border.
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Children in Nitzan, Israel, read while sitting in a street shelter, in anticipation of sirens alerting of incoming rockets. The Israeli army is into the fourth day of deployment at the border with the Gaza Strip.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ilia Yefimovich / Getty ImagesLink
Palestinians on Friday search the rubble of a destroyed house where five members of a family were killed in an early morning Israeli missile strike in Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated PressLink
Lifeguards and searchers with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and U.S. Coast Guard continued searching in Rancho Palos Verdes on Thursday for a young man who may have drowned after he jumped into Abalone Cove with friends to explore a cave.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
At Huntington Lake in the Sierra Nevada mountain range on Thursday, Elaine Newton and daughter Ashleigh walk along the family-owned Rancheria Marina docks and boat ramps that are now idle, due to historically low water levels caused by the drought.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
At Santiago de Compostela Church in Lake Forest on Thursday, Ruben Mojica lifts daughter Margarita, 3, to touch the relic of Saint Toribio Romoas during a veneration. The Catholic saint of immigrants and border crossers is visiting Southern California for the first time.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jabin Botsford / Los Angeles TimesLink
The Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw delivers a pitch against the Padres at Dodger Stadium on Thursday. Kershaw started the game with a 36-inning scoreless streak, the longest by a Dodgers pitcher in more than a quarter of a century. It ended at 41 innings when Chase Headley drove a ball over the left-center-field fence in the sixth inning.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
U.S. golfer Phil Mickelson reacts to a putt during the first round of the 2014 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club on Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Ehrmann / Getty Images EuropeLink
Revelers dance during the traditional "baile de la alpargata" at the Pamplona Casino after Friday's daily running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Ochoa de Olza / Associated PressLink
A bull runs over a runner Friday during the fifth bull run of the annual San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JESUS DIGES / EPALink
Arsen Pavlov, a field commander for the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic, and his bride, Elena Kolenkina, exit city hall after their wedding in Donetsk on Friday. The newlyweds' marriage certificate was issued by the Donetsk People's Republic.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated PressLink
Muslims in Lahore, Pakistan, offer Friday prayers at a mosque during Ramadan, Islam's holy month of fasting.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARIF ALI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A man carries his newborn at a hospital in Gauhati, India. India is the second most populous country in the world, with an annual population growth rate of 1.65%. World Population Day is annually observed on July 11.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated PressLink
Outside the Russian Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Thursday, members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex organizations hold a "public kissing" to counter the Russian government's policies against homosexuals. Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to the country on Saturday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Enrique Garcia Medina / EPALink
People watch rescuers lift a minivan from a reservoir in Changsha in south China's Hunan province. Eight children and three adults were killed when the vehicle, a kindergarten school bus, tumbled off the road into the water.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FEN HU / EPALink
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