B. Singh's beard blows in the wind while he makes his way up Winnetka Ave. in Winnetka on April 15. Strong Santa Ana winds swirled around areas of Southern California.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles TimesLink
Sacramento Kings forward Carl Landry goes upside down as he chases a loose ball into the crowd in the second half against the Lakers at the Staples Center April 15. The Lakers were beaten by the Sacramento Kings, 122-99, to finish the season with a record of 21-61. The .256 winning percentage is the worst in franchise history.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
About 1,000 people including union members, fast-food workers and college professors rally April 15 in front of McDonald's on South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles to appeal for higher wages. The group then marched down Figueroa Street to the campus of USC, where some of the faculty are trying to unionize.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
An Iraqi Yazidi lights candles and paraffin torches outside Lalish temple, in a valley near Dohuk, 260 mile northwest of Baghdad, during a ceremony to celebrate the Yazidi New Year, on April 14. The Yazidis, who number about 1.6 million, commemorate the arrival of the light into the world during the celebration.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAFIN HAMED / AFPLink
A handout picture taken April 12 and released April 15 by Spain's Salvamento Maritimo shows the Russian trawler Oleg Neydenov being towed out to sea after a fire broke out on board while it was moored at Las Palmas port on the Spanish Gran Canaria island.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFPLink
British Drum Major Paul Ingleton plays the Last Post during a reburial ceremony for six British World War I soldiers at Prowse Point cemetery April 16 in Ploegsteert, Belgium. Six British unknown soldiers were buried Thursday more than 100 years after they fell in 1914.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Virginia Mayo / APLink
Fans of Bolivia's The Strongest cheer for their team as they protect themselves from the rain with plastic ponchos during the Copa Libertadores soccer match against Ecuador's Emelec in La Paz, Bolivia, on Wednesday. The Strongest won 1-0.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Juan Karita / APLink
A Marine Corps helicopter sits in the sand after an emergency landing April 15 in Solana Beach. The CH-53E Super Stallion landed on the shore of this northern San Diego County town shortly after 11:30 a.m. after a low oil-pressure indicator light went on in the cockpit, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar said in a statement.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lenny Ignelzi / APLink
Israelis participate in a ceremony marking the annual Holocaust remembrance day April 16 in the Martyr's forest near Moshav Kesalon, in central Israel. Sirens sounded across Israel on Thursday morning, bringing life to a standstill as millions of Israelis observed a moment of silence to honor the memory of the 6 million Jews killed in the Nazi Holocaust during World War II.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oded Balilty / APLink
A person jumps over a puddle April 15 in Salt Lake City after a spring storm dumped 2.3 inches of snow.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Hartmann / The Salt Lake TribuneLink
An SUV driver is pulled to safety Wednesday in Lewiston, Idaho, after being stopped by a chain-link fence just short of a 30-foot drop.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barry Kough / Lewiston TribuneLink
Police said one customer was pinned against a wall and another suffered an injured ankle after a vehicle crashed Wednesday into the Better-Maid Donut Shop in Pittsburgh.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Darrell Sapp / Pittsburgh Post-GazetteLink
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI joins a toast for his 88th birthday Thursday with his brother Georg Ratzinger, right, Monsignor Georg Gaenswein, second from right, and members of a group from his hometown Bavaria region, in the pontiff's Castel Gandolfo residence, in the hills overlooking Rome.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pool / L'Osservatore Romano PoolLink
South Koreans release yellow balloons Thursday to honor the victims of last year's Sewol ferry disaster. More than 300 people died in the sinking a year ago.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEON HEON-KYUN / EPALink
A member of French President Francois Hollande's honor guard lies on the ground after fainting Wednesday in Bern, Switzerland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER KLAUNZER / KEYSTONELink
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