Bahraini Shiite Muslims in the village of Sanabis pose for a selfie during a ceremony marking Ashura, which commemorates the 7th century slaying of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed. Imam Hussein was killed in 680 by the army of Yazid I near Karbala, in present-day Iraq.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFPLink
A worker counts mail-in and absentee ballots at the L.A. County registar-recorder's office in Norwalk on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles TimesLink
Young men sit in chairs in Venice's St. Marks Square, where flooding is not uncommon.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREA MEROLA / ANSALink
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing from the United Arab Emirates, skippered by Ian Walker from Britain, approaches Cape Town, South Africa, to win the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Alicante, Spain, to Cape Town.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPALink
Adhma is the hippo father of the calf born at the L.A. Zoo last week. The calf, still unnamed, is the first hippo to be born at the zoo in more than a quarter-century. The baby was a surprise to zoo staff because its mother, Mara, was on birth control.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK RALSTON / AFPLink
Russian soldiers wearing World War II-era Red Army uniforms take part in a military parade rehearsal in Moscow as Russia marks the 73rd anniversary of the 1941 march in which Red Army soldiers trekked to the front line from Red Square.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFPLink
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