Rocky Ramos walks with his wife and granddaughter near the location of a shallow grave in Palmdale where his dog, Buddy, sniffed out a human skull that turned out to be that of missing Fox executive Gavin Smith, more than two years after he went missing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
Two people comfort each other Thursday at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif., during the funeral of Pomona police Officer Shaun Diamond, who was killed in October while with a team serving a search warrant.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
A cyclist passes white balloons installed along the former route of the Berlin Wall. They are part of the project 'Lichtgrenze 2014' on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kay Nietfeld / Associated PressLink
Wearing the World War II-era uniform of the Red Army, Russian soldiers take part in a military parade in Red Square in Moscow. Russia marked the 73rd anniversary of the 1941 parade, when the Red Army soldiers marched to the front line as German troops were just a few kilometers from Moscow.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Spectators wearing 3D glasses watch the live concert of the German band Kraftwerk at the Louis Vuitton Art Foundation in Paris.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DOMINIQUE FAGET / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Macedonian citizens with masks on their faces attend a protest against pollution in western Macedonian city of Tetovo, in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. According to officials, Tetovo is one of the most polluted cities in Macedonia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GEORGI LICOVSKI / EPALink
Students shout slogans as they demonstrate against police violence and in memory of Remi Fraisse, a 21-year-old protester who died Oct. 26 in clashes between police and protesters near the southwestern town of Lisle-sur-Tarn, in Paris.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thibault Camus / Associated PressLink
A worker moves cotton at a ginning mill in Pilibanga, Rajastan, India. India may topple China as the world's largest cotton grower next year as farmers harvest the biggest area ever, boosting production to near-record levels.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Prashanth Vishwanathan / BloombergLink
Jonas Blixt of Sweden on the 8th hole during the second round of the WGC-HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ross Kinnaird / Getty ImagesLink
Workers paint the exterior walls of the Tsunami Museum in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Aceh's government is preparing for the 10th anniversary of the tsunami that occurred on Dec. 26, 2004, triggered by a magnitude-9.3 earthquake off Sumatra and killing an estimated 230,000 people in 13 countries along the Indian Ocean.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOTLI SIMANJUNTAK / EPALink
A boy walks past thousands of crosses erected at a mass grave for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan at Vasper village in Tacloban City, Philippines, a day before the first anniversary of the devastating typhoon.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TED ALJIBE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
People release candle-lighted lanterns into the night sky on the eve of the one-year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan at Leyte Park in Tacloban, Philippines.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris McGrath / Getty ImagesLink
Members of bonfire societies parade through the streets of Lewes in Sussex holding torches during Bonfire Night celebrations in England. Bonfire Night is related to the ancient festival of Samhain, the Celtic New Year, and is now associated with the failed Guy Fawkes plot to blow up Parliament in 1605.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A surfer is launched from a wave at the Hoek in Cape Town, South Africa.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPALink
A woman with symbols painted on her face participates in a protest in Mexico City demanding that the Mexican government account for the disappearance of 43 students in September. The arrest on a former mayor in Guerrero state and his wife, suspected of masterminding the disappearance of the students, raised hopes that the students may finally be located, dead or alive.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A statue of George Washington looks out over Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange in Lower Manhattan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Lennihan / Associated PressLink
A woman carries a portrait of Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin as she walks with Communist Party members and supporters to place flowers at Lenin's tomb on Red Square in Moscow to mark the anniversary of the Nov. 7, 1917, Bolshevik revolution, which is no longer a public holiday in Russia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pavel Golovkin / Associated PressLink
Israeli border police officers carry the coffin of Jaddan Assad during his funeral in the Druze village of Beit Jann, Israel. Assad was killed when a Palastinian driver crashed into pedestrians during a suspected terror attack near East Jerusalem.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lior Mizrahi / Getty ImagesLink
Foreign tourists light candles at the illuminated Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, on the 545th birthday of Guru Nanak, the 15th century founder of Sikhism.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARINDER NANU / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A doctor stretches the legs of Mustafa, a 13-year-old Syrian boy, at a physical therapy center in a rebel-held region outside the capital, Damascus. The tendons in Mustafa's legs were severed in an airstrike four months ago.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABD DOUMANY / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Lotus crew member marks tires at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in preparation for Sunday's Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated PressLink
A couple walks under an umbrella amid illuminated Christmas decorations in Tokyo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIMIMASA MAYAMA / EPALink
Filipino newborn Nisso Rada is bathed in blue light during a phototherapy session -- used to treat jaundice -- in the neonatal intensive care unit at Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center in Tacloban City, Philippines, a year after the area was slammed by Typhoon Haiyan. The typhoon killed 7,300 people and displaced over 4 million.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENNIS M. SABANGAN / EPALink
Team Vestas Wind of Denmark finishes in fourth place after the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race in Cape Town, South Africa. The event, which started in Alicante, Spain, and ends in Gothenburg, Sweden, is the world's premier ocean race for professional yacht crews, with seven Volvo Ocean 65s, the world's most technologically advanced open-ocean racing yacht, competing to be the quickest around the world.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPALink
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
A snapshot of the New York Stock Exchange at Nassua Street in New York City is shown.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles TimesLink
Barbara Hawkins is seen through an American flag as she walks into a polling place to cast her ballot in Elmodel, Ga.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Goldman / Associated PressLink
Firefighter Cheyne Hansen takes a sign out of storage at a municipal garage while helping election officials scramble to set up a last-minute polling place in Camden, Maine.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert F. Bukaty / Associated PressLink
One World Trade Center dominates the Manhattan skyline in a photograph taken from Brooklyn across the East River. The 1,776-foot-tall skyscraper, built on the New York site of the 9/11 attacks more than 13 years ago, opened for business this week with publishing firm Conde Nast moving into new offices.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles TimesLink
Crew members aboard the aircraft carrier Nimitz get a look at an F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter jet off the coast of San Diego. After development delays and cost overruns, the stealth fighter is undergoing its first test landings and takeoffs on a carrier this week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles TimesLink
Soldiers in Minsk, Belarus, take part in tests to qualify for the so-called madder beret, an honor given to the country's elite soldiers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI GAPON / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A person walks in the rain in Lyon, France, where 6,500 homes were left without power after heavy rain and strong winds raged through the area.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEFF PACHOUD / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A doctor holds a syringe containing an Ebola vaccine known as ChAd3 at a hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland, where the vaccine is being tested in a clinical trial.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RICHARD JUILLIART / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A photograph provided by police in Pratteln, Switzerland, shows a donkey that fell into a manhole. Firefighters rescued the animal from its predicament.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Basel-Landschaft PoliceLink
A tree-lined path in Stuttgart, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sebastian Kahnert / Associated PressLink
A child plays in a fountain in London.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirsty Wigglesworth / Associated PressLink
Members of pro-government groups, some carrying Russian flags, parade through downtown Moscow to mark People's Unity Day, a public holiday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ivan Sekretarev / Associated PressLink
A break dancer performs at a party in an upscale hotel in Damascus, Syria. With the country's civil war grinding well into its fourth year, some Syrians seek refuge in light entertainment.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Diaa Hadid / Associated PressLink
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prays near the interior of Rachel's Tomb in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. Thousands of faithful Jews flock to the holy site, just south of Jerusalem, to mark the Jewish matriarch's death.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABIR SULTAN / European Presssphoto AgencyLink
People jostle for free food during a commemoration of Ashura, a Muslim holy day, in Faisalabad, Pakistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ILYAS SHEIKH / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan fetch water from a deep well at a tent city in Tacloban City, Philippines, one year after the storm left nearly 8,000 people dead or missing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENNIS M. SABANGAN / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Pro-democracy protesters chat at a protest site set up on a highway in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong. More than month after tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets demanding free leadership elections for the semiautonomous Chinese city, weary demonstrators remain encamped across several major roads.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A cyclist rides along a path near Hanover-Wuelferode, Germany, on Nov. 3.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE / DPALink
Sikh devotees show their skills in a fire ring during a religious procession to mark the birth of the first Sikh guru or master Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism in Bhopal, India.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJEEV GUPTA / EPALink
Starlings migrating from northern Europe fly over Rome on Nov. 3. About 1-million starlings visit Rome during autumn and winter and draw beautiful patterns in the sky before spending the nights in the trees by the Tiber river, creating chaos in the neighborhood with their droppings.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GABRIEL BOUYS / AFPLink
A Nepalese Buddhist leaves the Golden Temple after offering prayers near Patan Durbar Square in Lalitpur, about 3 miles southeast of Kathmandu on Nov. 3. The Golden Temple was founded during the 12th century. It's a UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for metallic and stone statues.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFPLink
Chinese honor guards are seen through a glass door before a welcome ceremony for the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 3. Qatar's emir is in China for a state visit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOW HWEE YOUNG / EPALink
A Bahraini girl watches a religious ceremony leading up to Ashoura, a Shiite Muslim holiday during the holy month of Muharram, in Malkiya, Bahrain, Nov. 3.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hasan Jamali / Associated PressLink
Daredevil Nik Wallenda makes his tightrope walk uphill at a 15-degree angle, from the Marina City west tower across the Chicago River to the top of the Leo Burnett Building on Nov. 2 in Chicago.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated PressLink
Members of the group Smile-X Villain Co. take a break outside Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Nov. 1.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jenna Schoenefeld / Los Angeles TimesLink
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