Posted On: 1:59 p.m. | October 14, 2013
By ELAINE KURTENBACH
MOUNT FUJI, Japan — They trudge up well-trod cinder paths by the thousands, headlamps glowing in the dark, and then settle in, shivering, to await and cheer the sun's blazing ascent over the horizon.
Climbing Mount Fuji, Japan's most iconic landmark, is a group activity: Seldom is it climbed in solitude. The recent recognition of the 12,388-foot peak as a UNESCO... View Post»
Posted On: 7:56 a.m. | October 14, 2013
Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Saudi Arabia, where Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, near the holy city of Mecca. It is here, in Mount Arafat on the Mountain of Mercy, known in Arabic as Jabal al-Rahma, that the Prophet Muhammad is believed to have delivered his last sermon to tens of thousands of followers, calling on Muslims to unite.
Posted On: 10:40 a.m. | October 13, 2013
Whenever I go through a month's photos, I look for themes. Something that draws the images together, something that seems to fit. This month, the word that popped into my head was noir. Not just because of George Sifuentes' portrait of a fedora-wearing, pipe-smoking patron at downtown L.A.'s speakeasy the Varnish, though it makes an excellent start to the set.
There's also Jay Thornton's... View Post»
Posted On: 5:01 p.m. | October 11, 2013
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. The shutdown of the U.S. government topped the news this week, as White House negotiators continued to wrangle with House Republican negotiators and separate discussions with GOP senators appeared to be picking up steam after a meeting with President Obama. View Post»
Posted On: 9:13 a.m. | October 11, 2013
Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Los Angeles, where USC tailback Javorius Allen leaps into the end zone for the Trojans' fourth touchdown of the first half against the Arizona Wildcats at the Coliseum in Los Angeles. It was the first game for USC after the firing of Lane Kiffin. The Trojans improved to 4-2 overall and 1-2 in Pac-12 Conference play heading into their next game at Notre... View Post»
Posted On: 9:33 a.m. | October 10, 2013
In Thursday's Pictures in the News, John Lennon fans gather at his Hollywood Walk of Fame star to celebrate his 73rd birthday on Wednesday.
Los Angeles: Members of the USC band, cheer squad and student body participate in a pep rally in the heart of campus Wednesday as the football team prepares to take on the Arizona Wildcats in its first game under the Trojans' interim coach, Ed Orgeron.
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Posted On: 9:29 a.m. | October 9, 2013
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Washington with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) arriving at the U.S. Capitol as a government shutdown enters its ninth day amid continued congressional gridlock over the federal budget and debt.
Los Angeles: A firefighter works to extinguish a blaze Tuesday at the Crouch Memorial Church of God in Christ in South L.A. Three firefighters... View Post»
Posted On: 7:01 p.m. | October 8, 2013
KAFER ROUMA, Syria (AP) — Looking weary and malnourished, the baby girl could hardly open her eyes.
Fatima was born just a month ago amid the ancient ruins outside Kafer Rouma, a village in northern Syria that has come under shelling by government forces during the country's civil war. Her family fled their home in the village to the giant stone blocks and centuries-old walls so that... View Post»
Posted On: 10:34 a.m. | October 8, 2013
Tuesday's Pictures in the news starts with Katherine Diane Lipp, Elyssia Hadi Widjaja and Elizabeth Katie Woolf sharing the joy after being named as three of the seven members of the 2014 Tournament of Roses Royal Court at the Tournament House in Pasadena.
Los Angeles: Dodgers hero Juan Uribe hits a two-run home run in the eighth inning at Dodgers Stadium to lift the Dodgers to a 4-3 victory... View Post»
Posted On: 2:39 p.m. | October 7, 2013
Remote controlled cameras capture faces of fright at Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada. View Post»
Posted On: 8:28 a.m. | October 7, 2013
Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Los Angeles, where the Dodgers took a two-games-to-one lead in the best-of-five National League division series over the Atlanta Braves. The Dodgers offered a forceful reminder that they possess offensive firepower to overcome almost anything. What initially looked like an unfolding crisis quickly turned into the Dodgers' loudest statement of the... View Post»
Posted On: 3:09 p.m. | October 4, 2013
Some of our favorite photos from around the world. View Post»
Posted On: 9:25 a.m. | October 4, 2013
In Friday's Pictures in the News people take cover as gunshots were being heard at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Officers pursued and killed a female driver who they said tried to breach a barricade outside the White House. A child was removed from the car and taken to a hospital.
Los Angeles: Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill allowing immigrants lacking legal immigration status to obtain... View Post»
Posted On: 9:50 p.m. | October 3, 2013
Life magazine photographer Bill Eppridge was on assignment taking pictures of wild horses in the Montana mountains in 1968 when he got word that Robert F. Kennedy had announced he was running for president.
“I jumped into my jeep, drove about 20 miles down the worst roads in the world,” Eppridge said in a 2006 radio interview. He had photographed Kennedy in 1966 and was so taken with the... View Post»
Posted On: 9:47 a.m. | October 3, 2013
In Thursday's Pictures in the News, protesters mark the anniversary of the Tlatelolco massacre in Mexico City. Mexico commemorated the 45th anniversary of the massacre of students holding an anti-government protest in 1968, days before the Summer Olympics celebrations in Mexico City.
Lampedusa, Italy: Rescued immigrants are brought ashore after least 92 others drowned and around 200 were... View Post»
Posted On: 10:27 a.m. | October 2, 2013
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where President Obama's Affordable Care Act stumbled out of the gate with computer glitches, long hold times and an online enrollment delay for small businesses. At Corcoran State Prison, officials allowed reporters to enter the Security Housing Unit, which holds some of the most dangerous inmates in the prison system. The unit has... View Post»