A view of Cathedral Rocks in Yosemite. John Muir, who saved Yosemite and helped establish the national park system, is now being debated. Critics say that rather than accessing Muir's beloved Sierra Mountains as backpackers, skiers or rock climbers, Californians would benefit more from the creation of urban parks, additional roads and trails in wild lands.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
Sophia Loren is on the red carpet at the AFI Fest for a special tribute to the actress at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Nov. 12.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles TimesLink
Curious observers examine old railroad tracks exposed along the Delaware Bay on Sunset Beach, N.J. Several old railroad tracks from the turn of the century have appeared on the beach due to erosion.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dale Gerhard / The Press of Atlantic CityLink
A picture released by the European Space Agency shows a panoramic view created from the first two CIVA images, confirming that Rosetta's lander Philae is safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: European Space AgencyLink
Steps, a Papillon and Cora Czermak pose at a pet fair press conference in Stuttgart, Germany. They will participate in the upcoming Dogdance European Championship.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: INGA KJER / EPALink
French police officers wave flags of the main police workers union, Alliance, during a demonstration in Paris on Nov. 13. Alliance called for a protest of current working conditions for police officers in France.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: IAN LANGSDON / EPALink
A worker cleans a huge barrel after the first fermentation of wine in the Domaine Costas Lazaridis winery in Attica, Greece, last month.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU / EPALink
People walk and cycle past the giant sculpture "Popped up," on the banks of the Danube River in Ulm, Germany, on Nov. 12. The sculpture has been installed to commemorate the 1989 reunification and will be in place until the end of November.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alex Quesada / Getty ImagesLink
Relatives of missing Pakistanis wear Guy Fawkes masks as they observe Baloch Martyrs Day in Quetta. A group formed by the relatives of missing persons say as many as 2,000 people have disappeared from across the country, many from the restive southwestern province of Baluchistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BANARAS KHAN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Actor Brad Pitt is greeted by fans during a promotional event for his latest film, "Fury" in Seoul, South Korea.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated PressLink
Australians bury their heads in the sand of iconic Bondi Beach to send a message to Prime Minister Tony Abbott about the dangers of climate change. As world leaders arrived in the northern city of Brisbane for the G20 summit, more than 100 people dug holes in the sand so they could plunge their bodies in halfway, holding their positions for three minutes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIM COLE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Farmers return home carrying bundles of paddy on the outskirts of Gauhati, India. The United States and India said Thursday they had resolved a dispute over stockpiling of food by governments, clearing a major stumbling block to a deal to boost world trade.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated PressLink
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