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The Week in Pictures | December 16 – 22, 2013

The Week in Pictures | December 16 – 22, 2013

Posted On: 3:59 p.m. | December 20, 2013

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week marks an end of an era in the Southland as Hollywood Park will turn out the light for good. In it's heyday, celebrities such as Cary Grant, Lucille Ball and Fred Astaire would linger in the box seats, on Sunday, they will run their last race. View Post»

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Pictures in the News | Dec. 20, 2013
  • Andrew Renneisen / For The Times

Pictures in the News | Dec. 20, 2013

Posted On: 8:38 a.m. | December 20, 2013

Friday's Pictures in the News begins at LAX, where the 94 year old widow of Army Sergeant 1st Class Joseph Gantt , weeps at his casket arrives early Friday morning. After a tour of duty during World War II, Sergeant Gantt was captured in the Korean War and was missing for over 63 years. His remains were only recently identified, providing closure for his family. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Dec. 19, 2013
  • Christina House / For The Times

Pictures in the News | Dec. 19, 2013

Posted On: 11:32 a.m. | December 19, 2013

In Thursday's Pictures in the News, boats cruise through Newport Harbor in Newport Beach during the first night of the 105th annual Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights. The five-day event's 2013 theme is "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree." Los Angeles: A vigil for Wanda Threadgill, 45-year-old mother and grandmother, who was found dead in her apartment Tuesday. Baghdad: Shiite... View Post»

Pictures in the News | December 18, 2013
  • Ulet Ifansasti / Getty Images

Pictures in the News | December 18, 2013

Posted On: 10:08 a.m. | December 18, 2013

Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins with a surreal scene in Indonesia as a miner uses a pole to extract sulfur from a pipe at the flow crater during an annual offering ceremony on the Ijen volcano in Yogyakarta. The Ijen crater rises to 2,386m, with a depth of over 175m, making it one of the world's largest craters. View Post»

Reinventing yourself all over again
  • Alex Horvath / THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Reinventing yourself all over again

Posted On: 7:35 a.m. | December 18, 2013

Alex Horvath has been a photojournalist for more than 30 years. He was laid off July 30 from his job as Director of Photography for the Bakersfield Californian. Framework asked him to write about re-inventing himself. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Dec. 17, 2013
  • MOHAMMED AL-KHATIEB / AFP

Pictures in the News | Dec. 17, 2013

Posted On: 10:53 a.m. | December 17, 2013

In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, two children were among at least 13 people killed in new airstrikes on a rebel-held district of Syria's main northern city of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Pyongyang, North Korea: North Korean soldiers march on Kim Il Sung Square as others pay their respects beneath portraits of the late leaders Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung. North... View Post»

Pictures in the News | Dec. 16, 2013
  • Salvatore Allegra / Associated Press

Pictures in the News | Dec. 16, 2013

Posted On: 8:36 a.m. | December 16, 2013

Monday's Pictures in the News begins in the Southland, where more than 500 Santa Clauses, a few reindeer and one gingerbread man poured into downtown Los Angeles and surrounding bars of interest for SantaCon L.A. 2013. View Post»

The Week in Pictures | December 9 – 15, 2013
  • Themba Hadebe / Associated Press

The Week in Pictures | December 9 – 15, 2013

Posted On: 3:36 p.m. | December 13, 2013

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week the world paid homage to Nelson Mandela, the ant-apartheid icon who was jailed for 27 years by a white-minority government as a terrorist and walked free as a septuagenarian to lead South Africa to its first multiracial democracy View Post»

Pictures in the News | December 13, 2013
  • Brendan Hoffman / Getty Images

Pictures in the News | December 13, 2013

Posted On: 9:47 a.m. | December 13, 2013

Friday's Pictures in the News begins in the Southland, where an image of Jesus with flashing lights is displayed by a vendor at a stand outside La Placita Church in downtown Los Angeles during El Dia De La Virgen De Guadalupe celebrations that include unbroken strings of worship services as well as offerings of flowers and votive candles that illuminated the darkness outside the church. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Dec. 12, 2013
  • MPS IN THE SKY / METROPOLITAN POLICE

Pictures in the News | Dec. 12, 2013

Posted On: 12:40 p.m. | December 12, 2013

In Thursday's Pictures in the News, skyscrapers poke out of London's famous fog in an aerial photo by the Metropolitan Police. Pretoria, South Africa: Mourners line up to pay respects to Nelson Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, who died in Johannesburg on Dec. 5 at age 95. Jerusalem:... View Post»

Pictures in the News | Dec. 11, 2013
  • Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

Pictures in the News | Dec. 11, 2013

Posted On: 9:30 a.m. | December 11, 2013

Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in South Africa, where a woman looks out of the dusty window after entering a bus to be transported to see the casket of Nelson Mandela in Pretoria. The casket of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, draped in the multi-colored South African flag, arrived Wednesday at the seat of power in the country's capital for public viewing View Post»

Pictures in the News | Dec. 10, 2013
  • Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images Europe

Pictures in the News | Dec. 10, 2013

Posted On: 11:20 a.m. | December 10, 2013

In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, the late Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, is honored at a memorial in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mandela died Dec. 5 at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in jail for his activism against apartheid in racially divided South Africa. Los Angeles: Angela... View Post»

Pictures in the News | Dec. 9, 2013
  • Jerome Delay / Associated Press

Pictures in the News | Dec. 9, 2013

Posted On: 8:31 a.m. | December 9, 2013

Monday's Pictures in the News begins in South Africa, where mourners sing outside the home of former president Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. Scores of heads of state and government and other foreign dignitaries, including royalty, are beginning to converge on South Africa as the final preparations for Tuesday's national memorial service for liberation struggle icon Nelson Mandela are put in... View Post»

The Week in Pictures | December 2 – 8, 2013
  • Erin Whittaker / National Park Service

The Week in Pictures | December 2 – 8, 2013

Posted On: 5:19 p.m. | December 6, 2013

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week the passing of an icon topped the news. World leaders and human rights activists from around the globe mourned the death of South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela on Thursday, praising the long-ailing 95-year-old as an inspiration to the abused and downtrodden worldwide. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Dec. 6, 2013
  • Getty Images

Pictures in the News | Dec. 6, 2013

Posted On: 9:54 a.m. | December 6, 2013

Friday's Pictures in the News begins in South Africa, where children carrying a placard walk along Vilikazi street outside late former South African president's home, where he lived with his wife Winnie Mandela, in Soweto, South Africa. Hundreds of people gathered outside his house in the early morning Friday, in a gathering striking for the absence of weeping and tears. It was more of a... View Post»

Nelson Mandela | A remembrance
  • Kim Ludbrook / European Pressphoto Agency

Nelson Mandela | A remembrance

Posted On: 1:52 p.m. | December 5, 2013

I was an 8-year-old boy growing up in Cape Town in the shadow of Table Mountain when Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was found guilty of treason in the winter of 1964, and escaping the gallows, was sentenced to life in prison. As a privileged white child, I was unaware of the significance of what had happened and of the injustice the iron fist of apartheid wielded. Nelson Mandela, together with... View Post»

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Framework, the photography and video blog of the Los Angeles Times, celebrates the power and explores the craft of visual storytelling. The blog highlights the work of Times photojournalists who frame by frame, document the drama, the emotion and sometimes the humor of life. Framework also aims to serve as a resource hub for photography, multimedia and video enthusiasts who share our passion. We will trade insights and discuss the tools and techniques of telling stories through images. Have a look and let us know what you think.

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