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The United Arab Emirates team celebrates their 23-13 win over the Bharat men's handball team as Muhammed Valappil Meethalekunkante lies on the floor, dejected, during the Special Olympics World Games at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times

As the sun sets, a lone kayaker circles Lake Oroville along the banks of Foreman Creek in California.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Grocery store clerk Alec Gonzalez keeps his feet dry by riding the cart through pounding raindrops after escorting shoppers to their cars as a storm cell moves through Redlands.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

The sun rises over an area smothered with smoke from the Rocky fire in Lower Lake, Calif. More than 900 firefighters are battling the Rocky fire that erupted to more than 15,000 acres since it started Wednesday afternoon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Green Bay Packer Sam Barrington rides a bike to NFL football training camp in Green Bay, Wis.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Morry Gash / Associated Press

The moon rises over people gathered on Glastonbury Tor ahead of Friday's blue Moon in Somerset, England. The full moon will be what's called a blue moon, which refers to the second of two full moons appearing in the same calendar month.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty Images

Ferry workers burn tires on both lanes of a road leading to the port of Calais, France. Employees of My Ferry Link blocked the key route leading to the port as part of an ongoing dispute over job losses.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rob Stothard / Getty Images

Yishai Shlissel, center, an ultra-orthodox Jew, raises a knife at a gay pride parade in central Jerusalem on Thursday. Six people taking part in the pride parade were stabbed, with two of them seriously injured. Shlissel was released from jail three weeks ago after having served his sentence for a similar attack a decade ago when three marchers were wounded, a police spokesman said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kobi Schutz / AFP/Getty Images

The father of a killed Turkish soldier reacts in front of his son's flag-draped coffin during his funeral ceremony in Ankara, Turkey. Three Turkish troops were killed when Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants opened fire on their convoy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adem Altan / AFP/Getty Images

Lava flows out of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano as it erupts on the French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Richard Bouhet / AFP/Getty Images

Migrants try to board a train to Serbia in the town of Gevgelija on the Macedonian-Greek border. The migrants, among them children and elderly people, are trying to cross Macedonia and Serbia and enter the European Union via Hungary. Hungarian authorities started building a fence along the country's border with Serbia earlier this week to halt the migrant influx.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Atanasovski / AFP/Getty Images

An Indian boy washes a bicycle in the flooded waters of the River Ganga as the water level of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers rises in Allahabad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sanjay Kanojia / AFP/Getty Images

Volunteers parade in front of journalists a few minutes before the announcement by the International Olympic Committee voting for Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fred Dufour / AFP/Getty Images

A South Korean child enjoys a tomato pool during the 13th Hwacheon Tomato Festival on Sanae-myeon in Hwacheon-gun, South Korea.

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PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Minchillo / Associated Press

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

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PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

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Foreign tourists join Bali Marine Police in releasing sea turtles on a beach in Bali, Indonesia. Bali police released dozens a sea turtle after they were seized from poachers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MADE NAGI / EPA

A nearly full moon rises over the Kazan Kremlin and the Qol Sharif mosque in Kazan, Russia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Denis Tyrin / Associated Press

Mason Ho of Hawaii makes an aerial move in the first round of the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. Ho placed fourth in his heat.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Britain's James Crossley executes a deadlift during the powerlifting combination competition during the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Special Olympics athlete Christina Judd Campbell of Canada performs with a ribbon during the rhythmic gymnastics competition at UCLA's John Wooden Center in Westwood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times

China's Yu Zhou bites her silver medal after finishing second in the Division 4 300-meter roller skating competition at the Special Olympics in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Wild ponies are herded into the Assateague Channel during the annual pony swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague, Va. The ponies were rounded up on the national wildlife refuge and herded across the channel, where some will be auctioned off by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company during the 90th annual event.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alex Wong / Getty Images

Platform diver Yulia Timoshinina of Russia competes in the 10-meter semifinals at the FINA world championships in Kazan, Russia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Streeter Lecka / Getty Images

Israeli settlers scuffle with Israeli security forces as the demolition of the so-called Dreinoff buildings began in the settlement of Beit El after the Israeli Supreme Court ruled that the complex was built illegally on Arab-owned land.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP/Getty Images

Anna Nordqvist of Sweden assesses a bunker shot during her final practice round for this week's Women's British Open at the Trump Turnberry Resort in Scotland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Cannon / Getty Images

A diver performs with fish as part of summer events at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea. The aquarium features 40,000 sea creatures from over 600 species.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated Press

Buddhist monks take part in a ceremony marking the start of the traditional rains retreat or "Buddhist Lent" at Phra Phutthabat temple in Thailand. The centuries-long tradition sees Buddhist faithful donating food to the monks and presenting them with special yellow and white flowers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARONG SANGNAK / EPA

People enjoy the water and the sunset at the Black Sea resort of Urek, Georgia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ZURAB KURTSIKIDZE / EPA

Jay Fagnano, center left, and his wife, Mary, center right, join family and friends in remembrance of their son Nick Fagnano on the one-year anniversary of his death caused by lightning in Venice. The group formed a heart in the sand close to the site where the young man died. "There is a hole in our hearts that will never completely heal," said Mary Fagnano, Nick's mother.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A swimmer warms up before competing in the Special Olympics at USC.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Tourists watch the sunrise above a sea of fog on Eggishorn mountain in Fiesch, Switzerland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DOMINIC STEINMANN / EPA

Two girls ride on their horses near Frankfurt, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Probst / Associated Press

A youth jumps into the sea near a southern suburb of Athens, Greece.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARIS MESSINIS / AFP/Getty Images

Backdropped by wooden silhouettes representing people who have disappeared, a man and two women take part in a ceremony to remember the missing, and begin a search effort in the landfill La Escombrera, on the outskirts of Medellin, Colombia. La Escombrera is where the remains of as many as 300 people are believed to have been dumped during one of the darkest chapters of Colombia's long-running civil conflict.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Benavides / Associated Press

A Palestinian family sits around a fire next to their home in al-Tufah, in the east of Gaza City, during a power outage. Residents of Gaza, home to 1.8 million people, have been experiencing up to 15 hours of electricity outages a day for the past two weeks because of fuel and power shortages.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMUD HAMS / AFP/Getty Images

President Barack Obama laughs at the hairnets the members of the media to wear during a tour of Faffa Food, which produces low-cost and high-protein foods, with the help of Feed the Future in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Obama will become the first U.S. president to address the African Union, in the culmination of a short tour of the region Tuesday that has seen him focus on security and human rights.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAUL LOEB / AFP/Getty Images

Russia's mixed duet of Aleksandr Maltsev, not seen, and Darina Valitova compete in the synchronized swimming competition at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP/Getty Images

An Indian activist shouts slogans from inside a police van after being detained during a protest against the death sentence of Yakub Memon, a key plotter of the Mumbai bomb attacks that killed hundreds of people in 1993 in India. The attacks are a religiously contentious issue in India because they are believed to have been staged by Mumbai's Muslim-dominated underworld in retaliation for anti-Muslim violence that killed more than 1,000 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PUNIT PARANJPE / AFP/Getty Images

A woman gets a closer look at a floral wall at the Qatar Pavilion on day one of the Qatar Goodwood Festival in Chichester, England.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tristan Fewings / Getty Images

Hazara Afghan children sit inside their cave in the old city of Bamiyan, northwest of Kabul, in Afghanistan. Carved into dun-colored cliffs, hundreds of manufactured caves situated next to empty niches that once sheltered giant Buddha statues destroyed by the Taliban are home to Bamiyan's poverty-stricken, who have nowhere else to go.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHAH MARAI / AFP/Getty Images

A man walks through the Harbin Ice Wonderland in Bangkok, Thailand. Over the past year, two indoor cold-weather venues, Snow Town and Harbin Ice Wonderland, have opened in Bangkok, offering many Thais their first opportunity to visit a frozen, wintry landscape.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Taylor Weidman / Getty Images

Athletes from the men's division of the triathlon jump into the water for the first leg of the race during the Special Olympics in Long Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Paraguay's Gustavo Delvalle preapres for his race as Joordanian coach Manal Alshaertalks talks with another coach in the roller skating competition during the Special Olympics in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Sam Evers practices yoga on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. A small city of tents, trailers and thousands of visitors appears every August in the Utah desert to watch cars, motorcycles and anything with wheels rocket across gleaming white sheets of salt at speeds of 400 mph. But wet weather has forced the cancellation of Speed Week for the second straight year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Bowmer / Associated Press

U.S. Marines unload the remains of 36 unidentified Marines found at a World War II battlefield during a ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu. A Florida-based private organization called History Flight recovered the remains from the remote Pacific atoll of Tarawa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marco Garcia / Associated Press

A young man protests last year's disappearance and presumed slaughter of 43 college students in Mexico during a demonstration in Guadalajara.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HECTOR GUERRERO / AFP/Getty Images

An artist works on a mural on the side of the Tobacco Factory as part of the ongoing Upfest festival being held in Bristol, England. The three-day annual event which started in 2008 is said to be the largest street art and graffiti festival in Europe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty Images

Two migrants pull an overcrowded dinghy with Syrian and Afghan refugees arriving from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos. Nearly 50,000 people have illegally entered the country this year, mostly Syrian refugees who risk the sea crossing from Turkey in dangerous, overcrowded boats.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Santi Palacios / Associated Press

A fireman puts out remaining hot spots of a forest fire in the municipal area of Odena, near Barcelona, northeastern Spain. The fire in some locations is still active and has so far devastated some 1,000 hectares and forced the evacuation of almost 200 residents.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUSANA SAEZ / EPA

The 8-year-old Kenyan girl who presented flowers to President Obama at an arrival ceremony last week is getting lots of attention from fellow students but was back at her school Monday preparing for exams after her big moment Friday night when Obama landed at Nairobi's international airport and hugged the little girl in a white dress.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Senosi / Associated Press

A man walks past a mural of drummers and dancers and portraits of Burundi's presidents past and present, in the National Assembly in Bujumbura, ahead of the opening session of the National Assembly in Bujumbura. Burundi, where President Pierre Nkurunziza's expected third-term electoral victory has led to deadly protests against his divisive bid for reelection.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHIL MOORE / AFP/Getty Images

A Nepalese Hindu devotee holds up offerings in honor of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction, at the Pashupatinath Temple in Katmandu, Nepal. According to the Nepali calendar, Shravan is considered the holiest month of the year with each Monday of the month known as Shravan Somvar, when worshipers offer prayers for a happy and prosperous life.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP/Getty Images

Activists of the Indian Youth Congress shout anti-government slogans during a protest following a suspected militant attack in New Delhi. Indian security forces were battling an armed attack on a police station near the Pakistan border in which at least five people have been killed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP/Getty Images

Protesters burn an effigy of Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III during a rally to coincide with the last state of the nation address of the president before members of parliament in Manila.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TED ALJIBE / AFP/Getty Images

A member of the Kurdish People's Protection Units mans a mounted machine gun in the Al-Nashwa neighborhood in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakeh. Syrian government troops and Kurdish forces advanced against Islamic State group fighters in the northeastern city of Hasakeh, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and state media said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP/Getty Images

Russian divers Ekaterina Petukhova and Yulia Timoshinina perform in the women's 10-meter Synchro Platform preliminary round at the 16th FINA Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VALDRIN XHEMAJ / EPA

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

This week, 6,500 competitors and 2,000 coaches from 165 countries gathered for an event as grand as their aspirations: the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. Full coverage

Indian Ocean: Investigators trying to determine what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 more than 16 months ago said they were nearly certain that a 6-foot-long piece of a plane’s wing assembly was part of a Boeing 777, and MH370 is the only such plane that is missing.

Jerusalem: A wounded Israeli receives first-aid after she was attacked by an Israeli extremist during a gay pride march. An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stabbed four marchers and was arrested.

Beit El, West Bank: Israeli settlers scuffle with Israeli security forces as demolition of the so-called Dreinoff buildings began after the Israeli Supreme Court ruled that the complex was built illegally on Arab-owned land.

Glastonbury, England: A blue moon rises over people gathered on Glastonbury Tor.

Calais, France: Ferry workers burn tires on both lanes of a road leading to the port of Calais, blocking the key route leading to the port as part of an ongoing dispute over job losses.

Cincinnati: Court officers look on as former University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing appears for his arraignment in the shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose.

Honolulu: U.S. Marines unload the remains of 36 unidentified Marines found at a World War II battlefield on the remote Pacific atoll of Tarawa

Huntington Beach: Michael Rodrigues of Brazil does an aerial high over a wave to take first place during the men’s Round 3, Heat 2 at the U.S. Open of Surfing. More photos

Goleta: UC Santa Barbara students in protective suits and boots walk along the surf after collecting tar ball and water samples from the beach after reports of a sheen of oil two miles wide off Goleta Beach.

Lake Oroville, Calif.: As the sun sets, a lone kayaker circles Lake Oroville along the banks of Foreman Creek.

Los Angeles: Britain’s James Crossley makes a deadlift during the powerlifting combination competition at the Special Olympics World Games.

Add stops in Germany, Russia, Syria, Kenya Turkey, Israel, India and South Korea to round out the report.

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