Students, union workers and others from around Mexico stream into the Mexico City's main square, known as the Zocalo, on Thursday during nationwide protests over the disappearance of the 43 Mexican students in September. Three demonstrations took place in the Mexican capital, led by students and parents of the victims.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARIO GUZMAN / EPALink
Protesters furious at the presumed massacre of 43 students clash with police on Thursday near Mexico City's international airport.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALFREDO ESTRELLA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
At the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles on Thursday, Rosalio Mendiola participates in a vigil for the 43 students killed in Mexico. The vigil was held the night President Obama made his speech in support of U.S. immigration reform.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles TimesLink
People disappointed that President Obama's action on immigration wasn't more comprehensive console one another at a Thursday rally outside the federal prison in downtown Los Angeles. Other critics of the president say his reform efforts go too far.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles TimesLink
At an L.A. restaurant on Thursday, two men listen to President Obama lay out his immigration reform plans.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles TimesLink
Protesters of systemwide University of California tuition hikes blocked the Thursday lighting of a bonfire at UCLA ahead of its upcoming football game against crosstown rival USC. The UC Board of Regents approved the increase on Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick T. Fallon / For the TimesLink
A surfer rides a wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, on Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A new 1,322-foot-long suspension bridge -- the world's longest suspension footbridge -- connects the ruins of the Castle Ehrenberg with the remains of the Roman fortress Claudia near Reutte, Austria.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HARALD SCHNEIDER / EPALink
A funeral service is held Friday for Spain's Duchess of Alba at the cathedral in Seville, Spain. The 88-year-old duchess, one of Spain's wealthiest and most colorful aristocrats, died at home in Seville after a short illness.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carlos Alvarez / Getty ImagesLink
Palestinian youths practice parkour outside the Dome of the Rock mosque at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound following Friday prayers in the Old City of Jerusalem. Tens of thousands of Muslims prayed at the mosque Friday after Israeli eased age restrictions on entry for a second straight week despite high tension after a wave of violence.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
In Buenos Aires on Thursday, supporters of the Boca Juniors soccer team cheer during the Copa Sudamericana semifinals' first-leg match against River Plate at the Bombonera stadium.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUAN MABROMATA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
in Yangon, Myanmar, on Friday, nuns join other Catholics in marking the church's 500-year presence in the country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YE AUNG THU / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
In Singapore on Friday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, center, his wife Iriana, center left, and a group of students take a selfie at a graduation ceremony at the Anglo Chinese School (International). The president's youngest son was among the graduates.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated PressLink
Near Skukuza, South Africa on Thursday, investigators open the decomposed corpse of a poached rhino in search of forensic evidence. Holes in a fence with neighboring Mozambique enable poachers to flee, under cover of darkness, to Mozambique, according to rangers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Denis Farrell / Associated PressLink
The art installation "Sunstar" by artist Christopher Swift is displayed on Signal Hill above Cape Town, South Africa. The 79-foot, eight-pointed star is constructed of steel from the fence that once surrounded Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPALink
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