In Los Angeles on Thursday, President Obama talks with Jimmy Kimmel during a commercial break while an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
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Community members gather Thursday in a backyard home east of downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the closure of the Exide Technologies battery recycling plant.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
A helicopter flies over New York City as the moon rises near a building seen from Jersey City, N.J.
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In Paris on Friday, members of a police intervention unit take positions outside a building where a man is held up with his children and threatening their safety.
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The scene at the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup in Megeve, France, on Friday: The ski cross competition with, from left, Anna Holmlund of Sweden, Katrin Ofner of Austria, Marte Hoeie Gjefsen of Norway and Alizee Baron of France.
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Sheep jump through the snow near Castleside, England, on Friday as Britain braces for more snow.
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Models cluster at Saint Laurent's presentation of its ready to wear collection Monday as part of Paris Fashion Week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jacques Brinon / Associated PressLink
in Gauhati, India, on Friday, the body of a leopard is carried from the narrow cave into which the animal fell. It died before it could be rescued.
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The Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.
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In Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian youths practice their Parkour skills past a mural said to have been painted by British street artist Banksy on the remains of a house that was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014.
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During the fifth Jerusalem Marathon on Friday, a runner leaves the Zion Gate after running through the Old City. Some 25,000 participants from 60 countries took part.
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DeeDee Jonrowe arrives at the Ruby, Alaska, checkpoint under the Northern Lights during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch NewsLink
A police tactical team prepares to enter a home in Ferguson, Mo., as they search for a suspect in the shooting of two police officers during protests earlier in the day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christian Gooden / St. Louis Post-DispatchLink
Police shine a light on a helmet as they investigate the scene where two police officers were shot outside the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department.
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Darmita White holds a sign to protest outside of the home of Parker Rice, a University of Oklahoma student caught on video in a racist fraternity chant, in Dallas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nathan Hunsinger / The Dallas Morning NewsLink
An Orange County Superior Court judge has removed the district attorney's office from handling the case against Scott DeKraai, pictured, who killed eight people at a Seal Beach hair salon in 2011, but said the assailant will still face the death penalty
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
A musician plays a flute next to New York Stock Exchange building in New York.
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The Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft is seen as it lands near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are returning after almost six months aboard the International Space Station.
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An archeaological researcher looks at a mummified pre-Inca adult uncovered in Peru.
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Baby polar bear Charlotte investigates the enclosure at the zoo in Nuremberg, Germany. The little polar bear was born Nov. 21 and until now had been living with her mother Vera in the maternity area.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Timm Schamberger / EPALink
Iraqi Shiite fighters launch rockets toward Islamic State fighters holed up in the center of the city of Tikrit, Iraq, during a military operation to retake the city.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Iraqi Christian forces march during their graduation ceremony in the northwestern town of Fishkhabur, near the borders with Syria and Turkey. The 600-strong regiment, which graduated after six weeks of training, will answer to the government of the autonomous Kurdish region and was formed to contribute to the recapture of the Nineveh Plain from Islamic State forces.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAFIN HAMED / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Tibetan Buddhist monks of the Gelug, or Yellow Hat, order, are covered in snow as they take part in a procession during the Great Prayer rituals at the Labrang Monastery in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in China. Labrang Monastery is one of the six great monasteries of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism and one of the largest outside of the Tibetan Autonomous Region.
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Chinese hostesses, who serve the delegates of the National People's Congress, jump as they pose for photographs on Tiananmen Square during a plenary session of the congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Thousands of delegates from across the country are in the Chinese capital to attend the annual National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Wong / Associated PressLink
A man prepares a hot air balloon in during the seventh Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2015 outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. More than 20 hot air balloons flew at annual fiesta to promote tourism and aviation sports in the Malaysia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAZRY ISMAIL / EPALink
A little girl poses with candle lanterns for victims killed by the Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011 at Yuriage Junior High School in Natori, Japan, to mark the fourth anniversary of the disaster.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIMIMASA MAYAMA / EPALink
Police search for the remains of missing people with metal detectors near the stricken nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan, on the fourth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO / AFPLink
Student protesters try to speak to their family members from a prison vehicle as they are transported to a court in Letpadan, Myanmar. Anxious families of scores of arrested activists sought news of relatives detained by police in a violent student protest crackdown, which sparked international condemnation and fears of a return to junta-era repression.
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A protester throws a molotov cocktail in a clash with police during a rally marking the first anniversary of Berkin Elvan's death in Istanbul, Turkey. Berkin, 15, died after 296 days in a coma after he was hit by a gas canister during the police crackdown on protesters at Gezi Park in June 2013.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ULAS YUNUS TOSUN / EPALink
In this still image taken from a video, soldiers open fire in Tikrit, Iraq. Iraqi soldiers and Shiite militiamen entered the Islamic State-held city on Wednesday, authorities said, breaching one of the biggest strongholds of the extremists in a key test for Iraqi forces.
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Mourners chant slogans against Islamic State during a funeral for three members of a Shiite group who were killed in Tikrit, Iraq.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jaber al-Helo / APLink
Sabirzhan Muminov of Kazakhstan in action during the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup competition in Kuopio, Finland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARKKU OJALA / COMPICLink
Cars stream along a busy highway at sunset in Lahore, Pakistan.
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Veiled chameleon hatchlings at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, The zoo has welcomed more than 20 baby chameleons, with the last of three clutches of eggs hatching this week. Veiled chameleons, or Chamaeleo calyptratus, are native to Saudi Arabia and Yemen and can live up to five years.
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A man works amid the wreckage from a fatal midair collision involving two helicopters that were working on a reality TV show near Villa Castelli, Argentina. Ten people were killed.
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Student protesters cry as their colleagues struggle to break a line of police during a protest ahead of a crackdown in Letpadan, Myanmar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated PressLink
Scores of Tibetan protesters in New Delhi commemorate the anniversary of the 1959 uprising against Chinese rule.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Filipino prizefighter Manny Pacquiao is framed by a flag of the Philippines as he opens training camp at the Wild Card Boxing Gym in Los Angeles in preparation for a much-anticipated bout against Floyd Mayweather.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
President Obama signs a "Student Aid Bill of Rights" in the Oval Office. The bill is aimed at consumer protection for student-loan borrowers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM LO SCALZO / EPALink
Ben Stiller, left, and Owen Wilson reprise their roles as models in the 2001 film "Zoolander" during the Valentino show at Paris Fashion Week. Their runway walk was part of an announcment that a "Zoolander" sequel is planned.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christophe Ena / Associated PressLink
An actor rehearses for "Singin' in the Rain," directed by Robert Carsen, at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.
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Some 3,000 skeletons, including those of victims of the Great Plague, were discovered in a burial ground where a new train station is being built in London. Sixty researchers will work in shifts six days a week over the next month to remove the ancient skeletons, which will be reburied at a cemetery near London.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOM LAWSON / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Hindu devotees perform evening prayers at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati in Allahabad, India.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Protesters in Seoul denounce the attack on U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chung Sung-Jun / Getty ImagesLink
Residents in a crowded suburb in Nairobi, Kenya, are drenched by a leaking hose as they help extinguish a blaze that gutted a residential plot.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TONY KARUMBA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A border collie named Spring soars as he attempts to catch a Frisbee during a competition at the annual Woofstock 90210 dog show in Beverly Hills.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Ralston / AFPLink
Strollers walk past early bloomers at the Grosser Garten park in Dresden, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sebastian Kahnert / DPALink
Sun shines through the petals of a daisy in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Rumpenhorst / DPALink
Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered airplane, flies after taking off from Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, marking the start of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. Solar Impulse founder Andre Borschberg was at the controls of the single-seater when it took off from the airport. Borschberg will trade off piloting with Solar Impulse co-founder Bertrand Piccard during stop-overs on a journey that will take months to complete.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jean Revillard / Solar ImpulseLink
Police officer stands guard at checkpoint to a town near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima prefecture, Japan. On Wednesday Japan commemorates the fourth anniversary of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that claimed more than 18,000 lives, and subsequent nuclear disaster at the power plant.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ken Ishii / Getty Images AsiaPacLink
Bangladesh paceman Rubel Hossain, left, and captain Mashrafe Mortaza, center, celebrate the dismissal of England's batsman Eoin Morgan (not pictured) during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool A match between Bangladesh and England at the Adelaide Oval.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Saeed Khan / AFPLink
A Spanish trailer containing Spanish pork is set on fire during a French pig farmers operation to check and control the origin of the meat, in Landivisiau western France.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Damien Meyer / AFPLink
Surrounded by body guards, Israeli Prime Minister and head of the Likud party Benjamin Netanyahu, center, visits the Jerusalem outdoors Mahane Yehuda market during his campaign for the general election on March 17.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gali Tibbon / AFPLink
Residents watch waves crashing onto the pier in Saint-Gilles-les-Bains, on the western coast of the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion, as the island remains under alert for the arrival of the moderate tropical storm Haliba.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Richard Bouhet / AFPLink
Kashmiri boys ride their bicycle with snow-covered mountains in the background, in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Farooq Khan / EPALink
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