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A vintage plane flown by Harrison Ford sits on a fairway of Penmar Golf Course in Venice where it came to rest when Ford made an emergency landing shortly after taking off from nearby Santa Monica Municipal Airport. Ford, who was alone in the plane, was hospitalized with moderate injuries.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

The U.S. Marine Corps Memorial and the Washington Monument in the distance are framed by trees at sunrise in Arlington, Va., after a winter storm blanketed the Washington, D.C., area with several inches of snow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: J. David Ake / Associated Press

Demonstrators march in streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to protest the government of President Michel Martelly and to demand lower fuel prices.


A handler leads a Great Dane around the show ring -- though it looks like it may be the other way around -- on the second day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, England. Crufts is one of the biggest dog shows in the the world, with thousands of canines competing for the coveted title of best in show.


Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children walk in the streets of Jerusalem dressed for Purim celebrations. The festival commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia recorded in the biblical book of Esther.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sebastian Scheiner / Associated Press

Joburg Ballet senior soloist Kitty Phetla performs for an audience of schoolchildren as part of a dance awareness program in Johannesburg, South Africa.


An Indian woman's face is smeared with colored powder during celebrations of the Holi festival in the Sivasagar, India. Holi, the festival of colors, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March.


Myanmar Buddhist monks hold fans as sunshades during a protest march by students and monks in Letpadan, Myanmar. Students have been protesting for months over a controversial education bill that they say is undemocratic and have been joined by ordinary people and monks in their march, which began in the central city of Mandalay in January.


A young girl stands among cattle at dawn at a traditional cattle camp at the town of Nyal, an administrative hub in South Sudan's Unity state.


Misao Okawa, recognized as the world's oldest living person by Guinness World Records, has a bite of cake, aided by a nursing home staff member, during her 117th birthday celebration in Osaka, Japan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

A man walks past a mural depicting the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Sunday is the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of the plane while it was en route from Kulala Lumpur to Beijing.


The mummified remains of two men, believed to be mountain climbers who died in an avalanche decades ago, are partially exposed on the side of Pico de Orizaba, Mexico's highest mountain. The team of mountaineers who discovered the head and hand sticking above the snow thought they had found one body, but excavation showed that the head belonged to one corpse and the hand to another.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Israel Angel Mijangos / EPA

Heavy snowfall does not discourage visitors to the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. As a huge winter storm moves across the United States from Texas to Maine, the capital is forecast to get 5 to 10 inches of snow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

A morning commuter makes her way under a winter storm in New York .


A male elephant scratches on the bars of his pen at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in Polk City, Fla. The circus said it will phase out its iconic elephant acts by 2018.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris O'Meara / Associated Press

A Homeland Security officer stands guard outside federal court in Boston, during the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line that killed three and injured 260 people in April 2013.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Dwyer / Associated Press

South Koreans hold candles and hope for a quick recovery of U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert, who was injured in an attack, in downtown Seoul.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

Angels outfielder and American League MVP Mike Trout rounds the bases during spring training at Diablo Stadum in Tempe, Ariz.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Getty Images

The hounds of the Atherstone Hunt are exercised by Stuart Barton before they go out in Bosworth, England. The hunt is celebrating 200 years since it was formed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

A Ukrainian rescuer smokes after taking part in the search for bodies of miners killed in an explosion more than 3,200 feet underground at the Zasyadko mine, in Donetsk, Ukraine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vadim Ghirda / Associated Press

An elderly woman walks to a bus stop in Donetsk's Kievsky district. The neighborhood, close to the city's airport, has seen heavy shelling over the past months.


A band performs as models show creations by AF Vandevorst during the 2015-2016 fall-winter ready-to-wear collection show on March 5 at Paris Fashion Week.


Indian revelers dance during Holi celebrations in Hyderabad. Holi, also called the Festival of Colors, is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India at the end of the winter season.


Indonesian artists perform during the Chinese Cap Go Meh festival in Bogor, Indonesia. Chinese Indonesians across the country celebrate Cap Go Meh on the 15th day in the first month of the Chinese lunar new year.


Taiwanese release sky lanterns during the annual Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival in Pingxi, New Taipei City. About 4,000 lanterns are released into the sky during the 12-day festival to pray for peace and happiness.


Loved ones grieve outside Loma Linda Medical Center after two people were killed and five others wounded in shootings outside a San Bernardino nightclub and a nearby gas station early Wednesday, police said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Passengers walk through a grassy field toward safety after being evacuated via emergency slide from a Turkish Airlines plane that skidded off the runway while landing at Kathmandu airport in the Nepalese capital. Officials said no one on board was injured, although one witness described how terrified passengers leapt from their seats as the cabin filled with smoke after the plane came to a halt.


Chile's Villarrica volcano glows from nighttime lava flow about 750 kilometers south of Santiago, the capital. More than 4,000 area residents have been evacuated due to the risk of floods from snow melting on the volcano's slopes following the eruption.


Visitors check out the facing seats of the Italdesign Giugiaro GEA concept car during press day of the Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland.


Members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force wait under a parachute used as shade after the assumption of command ceremony at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig, south of Manila.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aaron Favila / AP

Thai Buddhist monks gather and pray at Wat Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province as part of Makha Bucha Day observances. Makha Bucha marks the anniversary of Buddha's mass sermon to the first 1,250 newly ordained monks 2,558 years ago.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sakchai Lalit / AP

Ukrainian coal miners wait go underground to help search for bodies of colleagues and clear debris after an explosion at the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk, Ukraine, The predawn explosion at the mine in war-torn eastern Ukraine killed at least one miner and trapped more than 30 others underground, rebel and government officials said. One injured miner reported seeing five bodies.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vadim Ghirda / AP

Ota Omoruyi, 53, who has been homeless for a year, places a cardboard sign at the site of Sunday's deadly officer-involved shooting.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

A surfer gets ready to head into the water as a blanket of hail covers the beach just south of the Huntington Beach pier.

Amid light snowfall, Steven DePaul of Chino slides head-first on his stomach down the mountain at Mt. Baldy, after the area received about seven inches of new snow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the annual American Israel Public Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pete Marovich / EPA

Ice coats leaking pipes along an alley in Cleveland. February's average temperature of 14.3 degrees beat the previous record of 15.2 degrees set in February 1875.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Duncan / Associated Press

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright throws a bullpen session as pitching coach Derek Lilliquist, right, watches during spring training baseball practice in Jupiter, Fla.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff Roberson / Associated Press

A woman poses in the street before the show for fashion house Dolce & Gabbana at the women's fall / winter 2015-16 Milan Fashion Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gabriel Bouys / AFP/Getty Images

Residents of the eastern Ukrainian city of Avdiivka, in the Donetsk region controlled by Ukrainian forces, carry boxes containing Red Cross humanitarian aid. One soldier has been killed in east Ukraine, but a shaky 2-week-old ceasefire between the government and pro-Russia separatists was still largely holding, the army said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anatolii Stepanov / AFP/Getty Images

A mortar round sticks out of the ground as a car passes a destroyed tank at a former Ukrainian army checkpoint that was overran last month by Russia-backed separatists during the offensive for Debaltseve, outside the city of Chornukhyne, Ukraine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vadim Ghirda / Associated Press

A student protester lies on a monastery floor after police surrounded the monastery apparently to prevent a protest march to Yangon from Letpadan, Myanmar, to protest a new law that students say will curb academic freedom.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated Press

Workers put up a large poster of Isaac Herzog, co-leader with Tzipi Livni of the Zionist Union party, at the entrance to Jerusalem.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jim Hollander / EPA

South African firefighters say they are battling to control a wildfire that has burned down five homes in Cape Town's southern peninsula.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Schalk van Zuydam / Associated Press

Pakistani children jostle to receive free food distributed at the shrine of Sufi saint Barri Imam in the suburbs of Islamabad, Pakistan. Hundreds of poor and homeless people receive food from different shrines in Pakistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: B.K. Bangash / Associated Press

A man carries his son past the water fountain amid hot weather in Shah Alam, Malaysia.


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The Week in Pictures | March 2-8, 2015

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism.

This week we start in the Southland, where a vintage plane piloted by actor Harrison Ford crashed on a golf course near Santa Monica Airport. Ford was alone in the plane when it clipped a tree at  Penmar Golf Course in Venice then came down on a fairway, just a block short of the runway. Ford was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries. More photos

Los Angeles: A man places a cardboard sign at the site of a deadly LAPD officer-involved shooting that claimed the life of a homeless man in downtown’s skid row.

Washington, D.C.: Heavy snowfall does not discourage visitors to the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall as a huge winter storm moves across the United States from Texas to Maine. More photos

Cleveland: Ice coats leaking pipes along an alley in Cleveland, where February’s average temperature of 14.3 degrees beat the previous record of 15.2 degrees set in February 1875.

Jerusalem: Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children are dressed for Purim celebrations.

Johannesburg, South Africa: Joburg Ballet senior soloist Kitty Phetla performs for schoolchildren as part of a dance awareness program.

Sivasagar, India: A woman’s face is smeared with colored powder during the Holi festival, celebrating the coming of spring. More photos

Seoul: South Koreans hold candles for the quick recovery of injured U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert.

Bosworth, England: The hounds of the Atherstone Hunt are exercised by Stuart Barton before they go out on a hunt. The event is celebrating 200 years since it was formed.

Donetsk, Ukraine: A Ukrainian rescuer smokes after taking part in the search for bodies of miners killed in an explosion more than 3,200 feet underground at the Zasyadko mine.

Villarrica, Chile: The Villarrica volcano erupts south of Santiago, Chile’s capital. More than 4,000 people have been evacuated due to the risk of floods from snow melting on the volcano’s slopes following the eruption.

Add stops in France, Myanmar, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico and Sudan to round out the report.

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