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.
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Protesters furious at the presumed massacre of 43 students clash with police on Thursday near Mexico City's international airport.
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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.
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A surfer rides a wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, on Thursday.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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in Yangon, Myanmar, on Friday, nuns join other Catholics in marking the church's 500-year presence in the country.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Cars are covered in a blanket of snow in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Buffalo area found itself buried under as much as five feet of snow, with another lake-effect storm expected to bring two to three more feet by late Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Derek Gee / The Buffalo NewsLink
A car whose driver didn't bother to completely dig it out of the snow rolls down Route 20 in Lancaster, N.Y.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Wiepert / Associated PressLink
Visitors explore the Mazda MX-5 Miata at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles TimesLink
San Bernardino Fire Department arson investigators Steve Tracy, left, and George Ray work at the scene of a deadly fire that killed two children.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
Students wait it line to have their bags checked by staff and security personnel upon returning to Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach after the school was closed for two days in response to a threat posted on social media.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
Mary Leslie, left, kisses her wife Stacey Haugland after being married by Unitarian minister Nina Grey at the Gallatin County Law and Justice Center in Bozeman, Mont. Gay couples have begun exchanging vows at county courthouses in Montana a day after a federal judge threw out the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez / Bozeman Daily ChronicleLink
Santa Claus rides a stand-up paddle board past sufers off the coast of Varazze, Italy, near Genoa, where bad weather has created good surfing conditions in the Mediterranean Sea.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVIER MORIN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Greek pensioners march in central Athens to protest against harsh austerity measures and pension cuts.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LOUISA GOULIAMAKI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Fellow students and parents of 43 students who have been missing for several weeks in Mexico take part in a protest in Acapulco demanding the government resolve their case.
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A boy walks on one of the trusses of the Quezon Bridge in Manila.
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A resident pours a bucket of water on his burnt house after shelling destroyed several homes near the airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where pro-Russian militants are fighting to break away from the rest of Ukraine.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Thai woman raises a three-fingered salute outside a theater showing "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1" in Bangkok. Opponents of May's military coup in Thailand have adopted the film's three-fingered salute, which symbolizes rebellion against totalitarian rule in the film series, and the government has banned the gesture.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sakchai Lalit / Associated PressLink
A student stands near burning tires while speaking on a bullhorn during a protest against fuel price increases in Padang, Indonesia. Indonesia raised the price of subsidized fuel by up to 35%.
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Muslims offer evening prayers at Clifton beach in Karachi, Pakistan.
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Christine Bloom of Hamburg, N.Y., digs out her car so she can try to get to work after a ferocious winter storm dumped massive piles of snow on parts of upstate New York, trapping residents in their homes and stranding motorists on roadways.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Harry Scull Jr. / The Buffalo NewsLink
A heavy blanket of snow covers homes on a street at daybreak in south Buffalo, N.Y. Sections of western New York were buried in more than 5 feet of snow after the overnight storm.
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United Nations staff install a 15-foot=tall inflatable toilet in front of U.N. headquarters in New York to mark the World Toilet Day. The U.N. called for an end to unsanitary bathroom habits practiced in some parts of the world amid fears they they have helped spread the deadly Ebola virus ravaging West Africa.
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Thousands of British students storm Parliament Square in central London calling for an end to tuition fees and student cuts during a national protest.
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A man carries placards that read "Free education. Tax the rich" in preparation for a student march against university fees in London.
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Pope Francis waves to well-wishers as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
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Ribauda, a homeless woman, does her laundry where she lives outside the Vatican wall in Rome. Pope Francis has ordered the installation of showers for the homeless next to St. Peter's Square after a street dweller declared himself too smelly to eat with a bishop.
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Humanoid robot iCub responds to a human with a ball at the 2014 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots in Madrid.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GERARD JULIEN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Visitors walk across the Peak Walk, the first suspension bridge to connect two mountain peaks, at its inauguration at the Glacier 3000 in Les Diablerets, Switzerland. The Peak Walk, about 120 feet long and less than 32 inches wide, connects the View Point peak with the main peak Scex Rouge, about 16 feet higher, and offers a stunning view of the Alps.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LAURENT GILLIERON / Associated PressLink
Congregants look at bullet holes in the windows of the Ultra Orthodox Har Nof synagogue in Jerusalem that was attacked Tuesday by two Palestinians armed with a gun and knives, leaving five dead.
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Druze men and relatives attend the funeral of Druze Israeli police officer Zidan Sif in the village of Yanuh-Jat, Israel. Sif was killed in an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue during morning prayers that also killed four rabbis.
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Shareef al-Namla, 3, who lost his left foot during the conflict between Israel and Hamas last summer, sits next to his prosthetic leg at the Artificial Limbs and Polio Center in Gaza City, which provides free prosthetic and orthotic services for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMUD HAMS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Lights and shadow intermingle on the Mohammed Ali mosque inside the Salaheddine Citadel above a nearly deserted street in Cairo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED DESOUKI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An 85-meter-tall Christmas tree is assembled on a raft at the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon in Rio de Janeiro. The tree is recognized as the world's tallest floating Christmas tree by the Guinness World Records.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Squatters leave peacefully, carrying their belongings, after being evicted from a public housing complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Several hundred people invaded the complex in the northern suburb of Guadalupe earlier this month, apparently with the help of a few heavily armed gang members. Other low-income families had been chosen to receive the housing units and were slated to move in in December.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Leo Correa / Associated PressLink
An Israeli man who was wounded in an attack by two Palestinians on worshipers at an ultra-Orthodox synagogue in Jerusalem is taken to an ambulance.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIRI TSACHIE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A small cargo plane is seen after it crashed into a home in Chicago shortly after taking off from Midway International Airport, killing the pilot but sparing a couple who were sleeping just inches away.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian Jackson / Sun-Times MediaLink
A sign expressing opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline stands in a field near Bradshaw, Neb., along the pipeline's planned route. The U.S. Senate was expected to vote Tuesday on a bill to approve the project.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nati Harnik / Associated PressLink
Newly elected freshman members of the upcoming 114th Congress pose for a photo on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. This week the new members have been undergoing orientation before taking office in January.
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Forensic archaeologist Edward Rayner sifts through the ashes of the Glasgow School of Art's Mackintosh Library in Glasgow, Scotland. The library was destroyed by fire in May. Experts hope to recover items that can be restored and help with the building's restoration.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty ImagesLink
A 4-year-old girl hands a letter of Christmas wishes to Santa Claus at a post office in Himmelpfort, Germany. Every Christmas season Deutsche Post, the state postal service, maintains the official Santa Claus post office in Himmelpfort, where on average 300,000 letters a year addressed to Santa Claus arrive from all over the world.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sean Gallup / Getty ImagesLink
A woman carrying poinsettia plants rushes through a greenhouse in Barth, Germany. About 50,000 poinsettias will be delivered from Barth to shops in the region during the Christmas season.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BERND WUESTNECK / EPALink
Visitors write messages on Lennon wall in Prague, Czech Republic, after part of the colorful wall, named for John Lennon, was painted over in white with the message "Wall is over!"
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIP SINGER / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
A road leads through a snow-covered landscape near Rettenbach, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Workers remove parts of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 from the crash site in rebel-held Grabovo village, about 45 miles from Donetsk, Ukraine. The plane, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was shot down over Ukraine in July. All 298 people on board were killed. Debris will be taken to the Netherlands for investigation.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Workers start clearing away barricades outside government headquarters in Hong Kong. after a court issued orders requiring protesters to clear two demonstration sites.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated PressLink
Students shout slogans in front of the presidential palace in Jakarta to protest an increase of as much as 35% in the price of subsidized fuel.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BAGUS INDAHONO / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
A Bengal tiger yawns in its enclosure in the Shanghai Zoo in China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A vendor waits for customers while standing among Christmas lanterns on display along a street in Manila. The star-shaped Christmas lanterns, made from bamboo covered with paper, are patterned to resemble the Star of Bethlehem.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Forest guards stand on a platform at a makeshift camp on the periphery of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in India. Poachers killed a rhinoceros inside the newly reopened sanctuary Saturday and took away its horn.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BIJU BORO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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