Dodger Clayton Kershaw is on top of a group hug with catcher A.J. Ellis and reliever Brian Wilson after the Dodgers defeated the Giants and clinched the National League West division title for 2014. Kershaw improved to 21-3 and had a tying triple against San Francisco's Tim Hudson in the fifth inning.
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Keegan Bradley of the United States tees off during practice ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland.
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A Europe fan watches the play on the sixth green during a practice round ahead of the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Gleneagles, Scotland.
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A woman poses with professional photographers prior to the presentation of the Spring/Summer 2015 Ready to Wear Collection by Indian designer Manish Arora during Paris Fashion Week.
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A person writes in the condolences book paying tribute to mountain guide Herve Gourdel in front of Saint-Martin-Vesubie's city hall, following Gourdel's beheading by jihadists linked to the Islamic State group in Algeria. Jund al-Khilifa beheaded the 55-year-old Frenchman, who was abducted Sunday while hiking in a national park that was once a magnet for tourists but later became a sanctuary for Islamists.
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An Iraqi soldier stands on alert after clashes with militants from the Islamic State group, in Jurf al-Sakhar, 43 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq.
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A woman plays with her daughter at the park at a winter sports resort near the Georgian village of Gudauri.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Lightning strikes at sea along the coast of the Haitian capital, Port au Prince, during an evening thunderstorm.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Palestinian men light a fire to illuminate their neighborhood destroyed during the 50 days of conflict between Israel and Hamas, in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City. A new U.N.-brokered deal has set the stage for private companies to help rebuild Gaza after a seven-week conflict that left 100,000 people with nowhere to live.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMUD HAMS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Chinese couples pose during a wedding photo shoot at the West Bund in Shanghai.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Garment workers cross a lake on boats as they head to their workplaces in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The workforce of the garment industry in Bangladesh is made up of more than 4 million workers, and the country has become the world's second largest knitwear exporter after China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABIR ABDULLAH / EPALink
A time-exposure image taken with a fisheye lens shows the Milky Way galaxy above the Hakskeenpan in the northern cape of South Africa.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPALink
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Ten years ago, for the 40th anniversary of the Dec. 14, 1963 Baldwin Hills Dam collapse, Los Angeles Times staff writer Bob Pool reported:
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