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Allen Sarlo, 57, of Malibu, and legendary surfer Laird Hamilton surf huge waves off Malibu generated by Hurricane Marie that are pounding the Southern California coastline.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A surfer flies through the air as he punches out of one of the large storm-generated waves off Malibu.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A NASA image taken from the International Space Station shows the cloud pattern spawned by Hurricane Marie in the Pacific Ocean. The National Weather Service said beaches stretching 100 miles up the Southern California coast would see large waves and rip currents due to Marie.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reid Wiseman / NASA

An art car makes its way to the Black Rock DMV to be registered at the annual Burning Man event in Gerlach, Nev.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Barron / Reno Gazette-Journal

Burning Man participants bike on the playa during the annual event on the Black Rock Desert of Gerlach, Nev.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Barron / Reno Gazette-Journal

A Sheriff's Department SWAT team member, top, aims his rifle toward an apartment building in Lynwood where a gunman barricaded himself in Tuesday after allegedly shooting a detective in the arm. The unidentified man finally emerged holding a gun and was killed by officers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Freed American journalist Peter Theo Curtis smiles as he talks with reporters outside his mother's home in Cambridge, Mass. Curtis, a freelance reporter who had been held hostage for almost two years in Syria, returned to the U.S. on Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charles Krupa / AP

Airport and airline employees walk the runways at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport picking up debris as the sun rises in Atlanta. The annual Foreign Object Debris Walk drew approximately 100 employee volunteers who inspected runways and taxiways on foot to find and remove debris that could be hazardous to aircraft.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Goldman / Associated Press

A resident opens his front door for a peek at the mess created by the annual Tomatina tomato fight in Buñol, Spain. More than 20,000 people took part in the 69th edition of the traditional tomato-throwing festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GUSTAVO GRILLO / EPA

A man lies in a puddle of pulverized tomatoes during the annual Tomatina tomato fight in Buñol, Spain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alberto Saiz / Associated Press

A spider awaits a meal in its dewdrop-flecked web in Cologne, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HENNING KAISER / AFP/Getty Images

A child plays in front of a 50-foot inflatable whale that was erected on the beach in Weston-Super-Mare, England. The whale is a prop for a performance of the biblical story of Jonah. The whale was moved to Weston after it was banned from London's Hyde Park for being too religious.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty Images

Joshua Kamau, a.k.a. Krack Wizz, plays an array of instruments simultaneously in the Kagemi market on the outskirts of Nairobi. Joshua earns about $10 to $30 a day by entertaining people at markets and bus stops.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIMON MAINA / AFP/Getty Images

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Wednesday’s Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where huge ocean swells generated by Hurricane Marie battered the coast, producing eye-popping waves for the bravest of surfers, while at the same time putting low-lying seaside communities at significant risk of flooding and beach erosion. More photos

Gerlach, Nev.: An art car rolls toward the Black Rock DMV to be registered at the annual Burning Man event in the Nevada desert.

Atlanta: At the annual Foreign Object Debris Walk at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, approximately 100 airline and airport employees volunteered to walk the runways to find and remove debris that could be hazardous to aircraft.

Buñol, Spain: A resident takes a peek outside at the mess created by the annual Tomatina tomato fight during the 69th edition of the tomato-throwing festival.

Lynwood: A Sheriff’s Department SWAT team surrounds an apartment building where a man who allegedly shot a detective in the arm had barricaded himself in. The unidentified man finally emerged holding a gun and was killed by officers.

Add stops in England, Germany, Kenya and Boston to round out the report.

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