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Pictures in the News | Jan. 30, 2013
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Pictures in the News | Jan. 30, 2013

Posted On: 10:18 a.m. | January 30, 2013

Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Africa, where Malian youths restrain an alleged shop looter after arresting him in the northern city of Gao, a key Islamist stronghold until it was retaken by French and Malian troops in a major boost to the French-led offensive against the Al Qaeda-linked rebels. View Post»

Face masks popular as Beijing air quality stays at hazardous levels
  • Feng Li / Getty Images AsiaPac

Face masks popular as Beijing air quality stays at hazardous levels

Posted On: 9:23 a.m. | January 30, 2013

Beijing warned the city's 20 million people to prepare for at least another day of smog, and officials closed some factories and ordered government cars off the road as pollution remained at hazardous levels. Visibility was reduced to a few hundred yards in downtown Beijing, and an online merchant reported "overwhelming" interest in face masks yesterday. A U.S. Embassy pollution monitor... View Post»

Through the wet window
  • Mary Frampton / Los Angeles Times

Through the wet window

Posted On: 12:11 a.m. | January 30, 2013

1963 photo of a little girl peering out of a car window earns staff photographer Mary Frampton five shares of Times Mirror Co. stock. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Jan. 29, 2013
  • Burhan Ozbilici / Associated Press

Pictures in the News | Jan. 29, 2013

Posted On: 10:34 a.m. | January 29, 2013

In Tuesday's Pictures in the News: Bodyguards carry alleged underworld boss Zlatomir Ivanov away after he was shot in front of the central courthouse in Sofia, Bulgaria; a Malian soldier tries to disperse looters in the streets of Timbuktu after radical Islamists who occupied the desert town for 10 months were pushed out by French and Malian forces; a man hangs on to a railing under a huge wave... View Post»

1947 oil drilling protest
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1947 oil drilling protest

Posted On: 12:30 a.m. | January 29, 2013

Atty. Gregory Creutz speaks to Los Angeles Board of Supervisors during protest against oil drilling. View Post»

Russian skywalkers
  • Artyom Lakhtionov

Russian skywalkers

Posted On: 1:51 p.m. | January 28, 2013

The daredevils, who call themselves roofers, scale buildings, monuments — anything high — and post the pictures online. From up there, life in Russia doesn't seem so bad. View Post»

Pictures in the News | January 28, 2013
  • Vadim Ghirda / Associated Press

Pictures in the News | January 28, 2013

Posted On: 8:42 a.m. | January 28, 2013

Pictures in the News from around the world. View Post»

Snow and hail at L.A. City Hall
  • Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Snow and hail at L.A. City Hall

Posted On: 12:08 a.m. | January 28, 2013

Snow flurries and a violent 10-minute hailstorm lay a white canopy at Los Angeles City Hall. View Post»


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