Protesters rallying against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner sing as they carry a collection of mock coffins bearing the names of victims of fatal police encounters in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A grand jury cleared a white New York City police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of Garner, an unarmed black man, who had been stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jason DeCrow / Associated PressLink
As police helicopters circle overhead, protesters gather at Foley Square near police headquarters in New York to show their disapproval in the Eric Graner case.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles TimesLink
Fast-food workers and their supporters observe a moment of silence and prayer during a rally outside Los Angeles City Hall, advocating for $15-an-hour pay and better working conditions in Los Angeles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles TimesLink
Bright lights illuminate the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with NASA's Orion spacecraft mounted on top in the early hours of the morning at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex in Florida.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bill Ingalls / Getty ImagesLink
A Delta IV heavy rocket carrying the Orion spacecraft lifts off at the launch complex 37B at Cape Canaveral, Fla. The two-orbit, four-hour unmanned flight test will evaluate the systems critical to crew safety.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Red Huber / Orlando SentinelLink
Passing storm clouds provide the backdrop for an early morning stroll on the sand at the Santa Ana River inlet in Newport Beach.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
Residents check out a washed-out road and abandoned car in tire-deep mud after a storm sent mud and debris from the San Jacinto Mountains into Gilman Hot Springs, Calif. Fourteen people were rescued from five marooned cars.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles TimesLink
A supporter of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta holds a sign as he celebrates in downtown Nairobi. Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court announced that they are withdrawing the case against Kenyatta, saying that the evidence they have against him is insufficient.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Irungu / EPALink
Boys watch an amateur boxing bout sponsored by the Nelson Mandela Museum, in Qunu, South Africa, as the hometown of Nelson Mandela and the country celebrated the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela's passing in Johannesburg.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
Mist lies on the hills and forests at Fraeckmuentegg near Kriens, central Switzerland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Urs Flueeler / EPALink
A fisherman fishes on a frozen lake in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, controlled by pro-Russia groups. Although the September ceasefire reduced fighting along the frontline, daily clashes have continued in certain areas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eric Feferberg / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Prisoners apply makeup on models before a show in Neve Tirza prison in Ramle, where prisoners studying makeup application or hairdressing at the jail helped style the models.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oded Balilty / Associated PressLink
Palestinian protesters hurl stones at Israeli army water canon, during clashes over the Jewish settlement of Qadomem at Kofr Qadom village in the West Bank.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alaa Badarneh / EPALink
Thai royalists light candles and sing anthems as they gather to celebrate the 87th birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narong Sangnak / EPALink
A giant Ferris wheel is lighted up as it is used by passengers for the first time, in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Johannes Eisele / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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