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Maria Perez shields herself from the late afternoon sun against a red hot backdrop while making her way along Mott Street in the Boyle Heights. The heat wave hitting the Southland is expected to continue through Sunday, bringing with it a high fire danger.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Kansas City Royals Mike Moustakas celebrates his solo home run in the top of the 11th inning to give the Royals a 3-2 win in Game 1 of the ALDS between the Los Angeles Angels and the Kansas City Royals.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A group of men in masks rough up a man, right, who tried to stop them from removing barricades from a pro-democracy protest area in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alex Ogle / AFP/Getty Images

Policemen try to get a man to let go of a fence guarded by pro-democracy demonstrators in an occupied area of Hong Kong. Pro-democracy protesters clashed with opposition groups in two of Hong Kong's busiest shopping districts, with police stepping in to try to calm the chaos.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Philippe Lopez / AFP/Getty Images

Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Arafat near Mecca as they perform a hajj ritual.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed Al-Shaikh / AFP/Getty Images

Home-bound people crowd on the roof of a train in an attempt to travel to their villages, ahead of the Eid Al-Adha celebrations at the Airport Railway Station in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Abir Abdullah / EPA

Two photographers move to a new position while photographing the rocky coast of Maine's Acadia National Park at dawn. A rock cairn stands in the foreground.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Ducks are pictured at sunrise on a pond in Hede-Bazouges next to the French city of Rennes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Damien Meyer / AFP/Getty Images

A rider holds on as a bull tries to throw him during the Bull Ride Spectacular on the first day of the 2014 Deni Ute Muster at the Play on the Plains Festival grounds in Deniliquin, Australia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Kolbe / Getty Images

Hawaian surfer Carissa Moore, current world champion, in action during her Round 3 heat of the Cascais Women's Pro at Carcavelos Beach, Portugal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jose Sena Goulao / EPA

A climber walks on the ridge beneath the eastern peak of the Gamsberg (7,824 feet above sea level) near Grabs, Switzerland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gian Ehrenzeller / Associated Press

Hindu devotees watch an effigy of the Hindu demon king Ravana, stuffed with firecrackers, burn at a grounds in Amritsar on the occasion of the Hindu festival of Dussehra.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narinder Nanu / AFP/Getty Images

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Friday’s Pictures in the News begins in the Southland, where a fall heat wave is scorching the area with triple-digit temperatures and red flag warnings.

Hong Kong: Screaming until they were red in the face, supporters and opponents of Hong Kong’s democracy protests faced off in the dense commercial district of Mong Kok.

Mecca, Saudi Arabia: Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Arafat near Mecca as they perform one of the hajj rituals.

Deniliquin, Australia: A rider holds on as a bull tries to throw him during the Bull Ride Spectacular on the first day of the 2014 Deni Ute Muster at the Play on the Plains Festival grounds.

Add stops in France, Portugal, Switzerland and Bangladesh to round out the report.

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