Marissa Harris embraces her fiancé, Corp. Billy Johnson, after he returned to California's Camp Pendleton from Afghanistan with other members of the 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO), 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. The unit was deployed for six months.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles TimesLink
Sunflowers and corn stalks adorn a wall on Crocker Street in downtown Los Angeles, bringing a little sunshine to the streets.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
Smoke rises after a U.S.-led coalition airstrike on Minaze village near Kobane, Syria, as seen from the Turkish side of the border. Kurdish fighters have gained ground in their defense of the besieged town of Kobane against Islamic State jihadists.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOLGA BOZOGLU / EPALink
A Palestinian man in plastic handcuffs looks up at Israeli border police after he was detained during clashes near the Lion's Gate in east Jerusalem, over entry to prayers in Al Aqsa mosque on Temple Mount.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHFOUZ ABU TURK / EPALink
A pro-democracy protester carrying an umbrella confronts police officers in riot gear in Hong Kong. Hong Kong has been plunged into the worst political crisis since its 1997 handover as pro-democracy activists take over the streets following China's refusal to grant citizens full universal suffrage.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEX OGLE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Health workers at Doctors Without Borders talk with Ebola patients in the high-risk area of the ELWA 3 Ebola treatment center in Paynesville, Liberia. The World Health Organization says that more than 4,500 people have died due to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, with a mortality rate for the disease at about 70%.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Moore / Getty ImagesLink
Senior soloist of the Joburg Ballet Kitty Phetla performs in a classroom at the Nka-Thuto Primary School in Soweto, South Africa. Using ballet and dance to promote healthy and positive choices, the Joburg Ballet will provide lecture demonstrations to 20 schools in Soweto, raising awareness and informing students of the free classes they provide together with the provincial Department of Education.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCO LONGARI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Freshman year medical students covered with food walk during a medicine hazing by the faculty at the University of Granada in Spain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JORGE GUERRERO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A giant fork designed by Swiss artist Jean-Pierre Zaugg to commemorate Nestle's Alimentarium Food Museum's 10th anniversary has been set up on Lake Geneva.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II walks through a "field" of ceramic poppies at the Tower of London. The poppies are part of a ceramic poppy installation called "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red," which marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirsty Wigglesworth / Associated PressLink
A visitor looks through the clock of the Orsay Museum, overlooking Paris. Since 1977 the Orsay has been housed in a former Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michel Euler / Associated PressLink
A woman walks past the installation "Guardians of Time" at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. The three sculptures are on display as part of the "Festival of Lights."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHANIE PILICK / EPALink
A girl walks with a candle during an event marking the international Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day in Bucharest, Romania. Romania's infant-mortality rate is more than double the European Union average, with one in 100 children not reaching their first birthday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andreea Alexandru / Associated PressLink
Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson attends the Chinese premiere of "Hercules" in Beijing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Emmanuel Wong / Getty ImagesLink
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