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Henry Needham walks to the front door of his red-tagged house on San Como Lane in Camarillo Springs, where residents were preparing for a major rainstorm moving into Southern California. The Ventura County Sheriff's Department issued voluntary evacuation orders in areas where it was feared that hillsides bared of brush by the Camarillo Springs fire in May 2013 could produce mud and debris flows.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Larry Barretta hammers steel stakes into the ground at the end of his driveway on Easley Canyon Road in Glendora to keep wooden barriers and sandbags in place to channel possible mudflows.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

A tree decorated with paper hearts memorializes the lives of those lost to AIDS at the annual candlelight vigil by the Laguna Beach HIV Advisory Committee at Main Beach in recognition of World AIDS Day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

The Clippers' Matt Barnes, right, takes the ball from the Minnesota Timberwolves' Thaddeus Young but was called for a foul at Staples Center on Monday night. The Clippers defeated the Timberwolves, 127-101.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Walter Fuller, right, scans the ocean for wildlife as he walks the beach with Roger Poirier at the Ormond Beach Wetlands in Oxnard. The volunteer greets visitors, acts as security guard and oversees the birds who flock to the wetlands area. His efforts are paying off — the California Coastal Conservancy is working to make Ormond Beach Wetlands an official wetlands area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Protesters outside the attorney general's office of the Mexican state of Guerrero vandalize government cars during violent demonstrations demanding accountability in the handling of the case of 43 missing students. Angry protesters set fire to five cars in renewed unrest over the students' presumed massacre.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EDUARDO GUERRERO / AFP/Getty Images

Victoria's Secret model Karlie Kloss backstage at the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

A diver explores the anchor of a 17th century ship off St. Vincent Cape on the so-called Costa Vicentina of South Portugal. The ship, commanded by Pedro Dias, sank in a storm in 1608 returning from the New World with a cargo of silver.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VIRGILIO RODRIGUES / EPA

An archaeologist excavates remains of some of the more than 2,500 Soviet and Italian soldiers who died during World War II in a German prisoner of war camp near the city of Przemysl, Poland. The work is being conducted by an organization aiming to maintain war sites in Poland and turn them into memorials.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JANEK SKARZYNSKI / AFP/Getty Images

A Belarus student wears a gas mask during a fire safety drill at a school in the village of Krevo, some 100 kilometers northwest from Minsk.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI GAPON / AFP/Getty Images

An Afghan laborer wields an ax at a firewood yard in Kabul. The demand for firewood is increasing as cooler weather begins to take hold in the war-weary nation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP/Getty Images

A foreign tourist tries to mimic the expression of a Naga women at the Hornbill Festival at the Kisama heritage village in the outskirts of Kohima, India The Hornbill Festival, one of the biggest events in the state, showcases the rich tradition and cultural heritage of the Naga people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / EPA

Indians take part in a candlelight vigil in Bangalore to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster, the world's deadliest industrial accident, in which a Union Carbide pesticide plant leaked lethal gas that according to Indian officials killed more than 3,500 people. Protesters in Bhopal burned effigies representing Dow Chemical Co., which later acquired Union Carbide, and held signs demanding compensation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANJUNATH KIRAN / AFP/Getty Images

The "Starlight Garden" holiday light display illuminates downtown Tokyo with 180,000 blue and white LED lights .

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO / AFP/Getty Images

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Tuesday’s Pictures in the News begins in the Southland, where residents of Camarillo Springs prepare for a major rainstorm headed into Southern California.

Laguna Beach: A tree memorializes the lives of those lost to AIDS during a candlelight vigil in recognition of World AIDS Day at Main Beach.

Chilpancingo, Mexico: Demonstrators smash government vehicles during a protest against the handling of the case of 43 missing students at the attorney general’s office in the state of Guerrero.

Costa Vicentina, Portugal: A diver explores an anchor of a ship that sank off the coast of Portugal in a storm in 1608 on its way back from the New World with a cargo of silver.

Krevo, Belarus: A Belarus student wears a gas mask during a fire safety drill at a school in the village of Krevo, some 100 kilometers northwest from Minsk.

Bangalore, India: Protesters burn effigies representing Dow Chemicals and displayed placards demanding justice as they marked the 30th anniversary of the world’s deadliest industrial disaster.

Add stops in London, Japan, Poland and Los Angeles to round out the report.

 

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