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The Clarion Hotel and Casino comes crashing to the ground in a controlled implosion is imploded in Las Vegas. It was the first casino implosion in Las Vegas since the New Frontier Hotel and Casino was brought down in 2007.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ethan Miller / Getty Images

A paddle boarder gets a close view of the waves crashing against the jetty in Redondo Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Rich and Kathy Melvin shovel out their car in front of their house in Somerville,, Mass. The latest snowstorm left the Boston area with another two feet of snow and forced the MBTA to suspend all rail service for the day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Josh Reynolds / Associated Press

The sun casts a golden glow on the historic Seventh Street Produce Market in Los Angeles on a warm Tuesday afternoon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Snowflakes sprinkle down onto a woman taking a walk through a forest in southern Germany.


A Femen activist is held down as another is taken away by police officers after they staged a topless protest in front of the Lille courthouse in northern France, where Dominique Strauss-Kahn goes on trial on sex charges. The former head of the International Monetary Fund, whose career went down in flames amid accusations of sexually assaulting a hotel maid in New York, is facing pimping charges in France.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michel Spingler / Associated Press

People walk past the bodies of two victims of shelling in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramotorsk. At least six civilians were killed and 21 wounded in a rocket attack on Ukraine's military headquarters in the war-torn east, local authorities said. The attack also hit residential areas of Kramatorsk, which is considered to be under firm Kiev control.


Townspeople search for survivors after reported airstrikes by Syrian regime forces in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital, Damascus.


Believers pray around a cross-shaped platform covered with candles placed in jars of honey during a ceremony marking the day of St. Haralampi, Orthodox patron saint of beekeepers, at the Church of the Blessed Virgin in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.


A bicycle courier pedals past parked school buses along San Pedro Street in the Fashion District of Los Angeles on a warm Tuesday afternoon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Chinese dancers perform during a Spring Festival of Cambodia and China in Phnom Penh. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen attended the performance.


Aam Aadmi Party supporters celebrate as they watch the results of Delhi Assembly Elections outside the party office at Patel Nagar in Delhi, India.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lam Yik Fei / Getty Images

Emirati officials walk past a design by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during the second day of the Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kamran Jebreili / Associated Press

The sun sets over the Ravi River in Lahore, Pakistan.


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Pictures in the News | February 10, 2015

Tuesday’s Pictures in the News begins in Las Vegas, where the Clarion Hotel and Casino was razed with a controlled implosion.

Somerville, Mass.: Residents dig out after another winter storm leaves the Boston area with two more feet of snow.

Lille, France: A Femen activists protest in front of the Lille courthouse, where former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn goes on trial on sex charges.

Douma, Syria: Syrian civilians search for survivors after a reported airstrike by government forces.

Add stops in Germany, Bulgaria, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates to round out the report.

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