Protesters lay down in Grand Central Station after a grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer in the death of Eric Garner, a black man, days after a similar decision sparked renewed unrest in Missouri. Eric Garner died after being placed in a chokehold by New York police Officer Daniel Pantaleo while being arrested on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes in Staten Island.
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A group of protesters rallying against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner marches across the eastbound traffic lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge in the early morning hours of Dec. 4.
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People lie in the middle of the West Side Highway during a protest after it was announced that the New York City police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner was not indicted in Staten Island.
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A light but steady rain slows rush hour traffic on the Harbor Freeway through downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 3.
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Chairlifts sit idle as the record-setting rain is keeping Snow Valley Ski Resort closed in Running Springs on Dec. 4. The mountain resorts in the San Bernardino mountains are barren without snow.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles TimesLink
Horses on the hills of Old Agoura horse community at moonrise on Nov. 6.
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Historian Paul Thompson reads Gen. Walter Congreve's letter from the trenches describing the Christmas Day Truce of 1914 in Alrewas, England. The previously unpublished letter, donated by the general's family to the Staffordshire Council archives, tells how British and German soldiers agreed to the famous truce in no man's land, where they sang songs and played a football match, before returning to their trenches.
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A truck unloads gravel on activists as they block access to the construction site of a holiday village project in the Chambaran Forest near Roybon, eastern France. After being postponed several times since 2007, the project has finally received a green light but protesters say it will be a disaster for the environment.
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Orphaned Syrian children, who lost their parents in the 3 1/2 year conflict ravaging their country, wait for a party organized by a non-governmental organization called Douma Society, which was created in 1960 in the besieged rebel bastion of Douma, northeast of the Syrian capital of Damascus, on Dec. 4.
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Kurdish fighters take up different positions to lure Islamic State militants to give their location in Kobani, Syria. Backed by small numbers of Iraqi peshmerga forces and Free Syrian Army rebels, Kurdish fighters are locked in fierce battles to push back militants of the Islamic State group, which swept into the town in mid-September.
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A sculpture made from umbrellas is displayed at the pro-democracy movement's main protest site in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong.
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A Pakistani mother sits alongside her son, a thalassaemia patient, as he receives blood at a treatment center. Ten Pakistani children, from the cities of Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Lahore, have been infected with HIV after receiving tainted blood transfusions, officials said, in a "shocking" case highlighting the abysmal state of blood screening in the country.
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Fog spreads across an agricultural field in the early morning on the outskirts of the Pakistani city of Lahore on Dec. 4.
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Filipino activists and typhoon survivors mark the second anniversary of when Typhoon Bopha struck the country. Typhoon Bopha, locally named Pablo, left hundreds of people dead and rendered extensive damage to agriculture in the Philippines in 2012.
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A visitor looks at stamps displayed during the Malaysia 2014 World Youth Stamp Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur. The exhibition with about 200 exhibitors from more than 30 countries, marks 160 years of stamp usage in Malaysia.
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Tennis player Serena Williams of the Singapore Slammers enters the court during the International Premier Tennis League competition in Singapore.
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