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In Los Angeles on Thursday, President Obama talks with Jimmy Kimmel during a commercial break while an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

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 Times

A helicopter flies over New York City as the moon rises near a building seen from Jersey City, N.J.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julio Cortez / Associated Press

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: THOMAS SAMSON / AFP/Getty Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Agence Zoom / Getty Images

Sheep jump through the snow near Castleside, England, on Friday as Britain braces for more snow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Owen Humphreys / Associated Press

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 Press

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

The Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP/Getty Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED ABED / AFP/Getty Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM HOLLANDER / EPA

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 News

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-Dispatch

Police shine a light on a helmet as they investigate the scene where two police officers were shot outside the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff Roberson / Associated Press

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 News

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 Times

A musician plays a flute next to New York Stock Exchange building in New York.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEWEL SAMAD / AFP/Getty Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BILL INGALLS / AFP/Getty Images

An archeaological researcher looks at a mummified pre-Inca adult uncovered in Peru.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CRIS BOURONCLE / AFP/Getty Images

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 / EPA

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 Images

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 Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Getty Images

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 Press

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 / EPA

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 / EPA

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 / AFP

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YE AUNG THU / AFP

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 / EPA

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: via Associated Press Television

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 / AP

Sabirzhan Muminov of Kazakhstan in action during the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup competition in Kuopio, Finland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARKKU OJALA / COMPIC

Cars stream along a busy highway at sunset in Lahore, Pakistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OMER SALEEM / EPA

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TARONGA ZOO / AAP / TARONGA ZOO

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUAN MABROMATA / AFP/Getty Images

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 Press

Scores of Tibetan protesters in New Delhi commemorate the anniversary of the 1959 uprising against Chinese rule.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP/Getty Images

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 Times

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 / EPA

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 Press

An actor rehearses for "Singin' in the Rain," directed by Robert Carsen, at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACQUES DEMARTHON / AFP/Getty Images

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 Images

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 Images

Protesters in Seoul denounce the attack on U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images

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 Images

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 / AFP

Strollers walk past early bloomers at the Grosser Garten park in Dresden, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sebastian Kahnert / DPA

Sun shines through the petals of a daisy in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Rumpenhorst / DPA

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 Impulse

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 AsiaPac

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 / AFP

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 / AFP

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 / AFP

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 / AFP

Kashmiri boys ride their bicycle with snow-covered mountains in the background, in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Farooq Khan / EPA

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

This week marked the 4th anniversary of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that killed about 19,000 people.

Tikrit, Iraq: Shiite fighters launch rockets toward Islamic State militants holed up in the center of Tikrit during a military operation to retake the city.

Ferguson, Mo: A police tactical team prepares to enter a home in Ferguson as they search for whoever shot two police officers during protests earlier in the day.

Dallas: Demonstrators protest outside of the home of Parker Rice, a University of Oklahoma student caught on video in a racist fraternity chant.

Ruby, Alaska: A sledder arrives at the checkpoint under the northern lights during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Vernon: Community members gather in a backyard east of downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the closure of the Exide Technologies battery recycling plant.

Letpadan, Myanmar: Hundreds of riot police charged at students protesting Myanmar’s new education law, pummeling them with batons and then dragging them into trucks, bringing a harsh end to a weeklong standoff.

New Delhi: Scores of Tibetan protesters shouted independence slogans and waved anti-China banners to commemorate the anniversary of the 1959 uprising against Chinese rule.

Paris: “Zoolander” actors Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson wear creations for Valentino’s fall-winter 2015-2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection as a “Zoolander 2” sequel is announced.

London: A researcher works on one of some 3,000 skeletons discovered in a burial ground where a new train station in London is under construction.

Beit Hanun, Gaza Strip: 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.

Add stops in China, Malaysia, New York, Peru, Kenya and South Korea to round out the report.

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