The remains of the Da Vinci apartment complex under construction in downtown Los Angeles lie in a charred, jumbled heap as traffic passes by on the 110 Freeway. It could be weeks or months before investigators can reach a conclusion about how the Monday morning fire that destroyed the project started, officials say.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles TimesLink
Mannequins wearing an assortment of wigs look out of a storefront window as at the Town and Country shopping center in the Fairfax district in Los Angeles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles TimesLink
Two boys watch as waves break on Ocean View Boulevard in Pacific Grove, Calif., as a powerful storm moved into Northern California.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vern Fisher / Monterey HeraldLink
Some sandbags are stacked around storefronts with others at the ready as business owners and residents of Santa Rosa in Northern California brace for a powerful storm.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kent Porter / The Press DemocratLink
Pro-democracy activists clearing out their encampment in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong after two months of protests leave one notice: "We are dreamers."
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Workers dismantle barricades built by pro-democracy demonstrators at the main protest site in the Admiralty district in Hong Kong. Bailiffs started dismantling barricades at Hong Kong's main protest site after more than two months of pro-democracy rallies that demonstrators say have redefined the city's vexed relationship with Beijing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DALE DE LA REY / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A pro-democracy protester is arrested after police cleared a major pro-democracy protest camp next to the central government offices in the Admiralty district in Hong Kong.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEX OGLE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A surfer rides a giant wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal. The weather forecast for the next three days predicts good conditions for the formation of big waves in Nazare.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIGUEL A. LOPES / EPALink
Huge waves break at Santander's estuary in northern Spain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ESTEBAN COBO / EPALink
A visitor looks down the central axis of the so-called Grosser Wendelstein stair tower on Schloss Hartenfels in Torgau, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER ENDIG / EPALink
Fans of Argentina's River Plate soccer team cheer during their team's Copa Sudamericana 2014 match against Colombia's Atletico Nacional in Buenos Aires.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUAN MABROMATA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Displaced Iraqi children who were forced to flee their homes because of Islamic State's advance earlier this year, queue for humanitarian aid being distributed by the Barzani Charity Foundation at a refugee camp in Duhok, Iraq.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty ImagesLink
Shafts of light pierce the darkness at Christian Dior's fall 2015 fashion show at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena in Tokyo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eugene Hoshiko / Associated PressLink
An Indian fisherman sits behind bars in Karachi, Pakistan. The man was one of 58 Indians who were arrested and had their boats seized by the Pakistani Maritime Security Agency for allegedly encroaching into Pakistani waters.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHAHZAIB AKBER / EPALink
An Indonesian navy diver on a research mission in the Java Sea swims around a wreck believed to be the German submarine U-168 that sunk during World War II.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KOPASKA / EPALink
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