New Clippers owner Steve Ballmer greets fans as he is introduced at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles TimesLink
Northbound lanes of the 110 Freeway in Los Angeles are empty except for investigators taking measurements related to the officer-involved shootings early Monday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
A demonstrator displays a sign during a protest in Ferguson, Mo. Police fired tear gas in another night of unrest in a Missouri town where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, just hours after President Barack Obama called for calm.
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A man holds a placard reading "Ebola, go away" as members of the artist group "Be Kok Spirit'' march to raise awareness of the Ebola virus in Abidjan. The Ivory Coast announced that it has banned all flights from countries hit by Ebola as part of steps to prevent the deadly virus from reaching the west African nation.
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Lukas Michul, a member of the "dream walker" group jumps from atop the rugged rocks overlooking the azure waters of Navagio beach on the popular tourist island of Zakynthos.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LOUISA GOULIAMAKI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Workers clean the East-facing clock of the Elizabeth Tower of the Houses of Parliament in London. Workers are cleaning the four faces of the Great Clock, 197 feet above ground, which contains the Big Ben bell.
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People stand inside a makeshift bomb shelter in the town of Makiyivka. Ukraine said that fighting had erupted in the heart of the major rebel stronghold of Lugansk as government forces pressed on with a punishing offensive to win back the war-torn east.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
People make the victory sign as they attend the funeral of Mehdi Taskin, 24, who died during clashes that erupted between protesters and security forces during an operation to remove a statue of Mahsum Korkmazare, one of the founders of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Turkey.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ILYAS AKENGIN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Master Sgt. Pennie J. Brawley, 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, C-130 Hercules loadmaster, counts halal meals during a humanitarian airdrop over Iraq. The humanitarian aid includes bottled water and food delivered to displaced citizens in the vicinity of Sinjar, Iraq.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SGT. VERNON YOUNG JR / US Air ForceLink
A Filipino crouches on a concrete post on a flooded street during a downpour in Quezon City, east of Manila.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RITCHIE B. TONGO / EPALink
Chiara Crovari of Italy and Alina Moseyko of Russia compete in the Women's Sabre Individual Final on day three of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lintao Zhang / Getty ImagesLink
Kelly Slater rides a wave during the 14th edition of the Billabong Pro Tahiti surf event, part of the ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) world tour, in Teahupoo, on the French Polynesian island Tahiti.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GREGORY BOISSY / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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