Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps leaps off the blocks in the men's 100 meter freestyle, where he took seventh place at the Phillips 66 U.S. Swimming National Championships in Irvine on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
Dodger shortstop Hanley Ramirez loses his grip on the bat against the Angels at Angel Stadium on Wednesday in Anaheim.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jabin Botsford / Los Angeles TimesLink
Paraguay's Nacional supporters cheer ahead of the football match against Argentina's San Lorenzo at the Defensores del Chaco stadium in Asuncion on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NORBERTO DUARTE / AFPLink
A Buddhist monk walks at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, on Thursday. The country faces being called to account for stalling reforms when it hosts top global diplomats at a security forum later this week, with religious clashes and curbs on press freedom taking the sheen off its emergence from military rule.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YE AUNG THU / AFPLink
Israeli soldiers watch near the border with Gaza on Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tsafrir Abayov / Associated PressLink
A Palestinian child sits on a mattress on the rubble of a house destroyed in an Israeli airstrike on Abasan, east of the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Yunis and close to the border with Israel. Several people were killed in the attack.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAID KHATIB / AFPLink
Daughter Amelia Greene, daughter-in-law Kasandra Greene, son Army 1st Lt. Matthew Greene and wife retired Col. Susan Myers, walk off the C-17 plane that transferred the remains of Army Major Gen. Harold Greene to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Thursday. Greene was the first U.S. general killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was slain by a gunman who opened fire at the Marshal Fahim National Defense University in Kabul, Afghanistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MICHAEL REYNOLDS / EPALink
An Orthodox priest shouts as inhabitants of a tent camp in Kiev clash with fighters of Kiev-1, a volunteer battalion in the capital's Independence Square, also known as the Maidan, on Thursday. Kiev's municipal services, protected by servicemen, tried to remove tents to free Khreshchatyk Street for traffic. A few hundreds activists still live in the tent camp.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFPLink
Paramedics wearing protective suits move Spanish missionary Miguel Pajares, infected with Ebola, on a special isolated stretcher, upon arrival in Madrid on Thursday. Pajares and missionary Juliana Bohi, who seemingly is not infected, arrived at a Spanish air force base in Torrejon de Ardoz, outside Madrid, from Liberia. More than 900 people have died from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EMILIO NARANJO / EFELink
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