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The Week in Pictures | Aug. 1 - 8, 2011

The Week in Pictures | Aug. 1 – 8, 2011

Posted On: 6:29 p.m. | August 5, 2011

At a feeding center at the world’s largest refugee complex in Dadaab, Kenya, a mother looks for signs of recovery in her severely malnourished 1-year-old son. The worst drought in decades has blistered large parts of the Horn of Africa, leaving villages deserted, rivers dead and some 12 million people in grave need of emergency aid. In Washington, a compromise is finally struck at the 11th... View Post»

Son's legacy is U.S. citizenship for his parents

Son’s legacy is U.S. citizenship for his parents

Posted On: 5:45 p.m. | August 5, 2011

Ryan Hizon, 22, was recently killed in Afghanistan. A Los Angeles resident since his teens, he wasn’t a U.S. citizen, nor were his parents. But under a program that allows the families of soldiers killed in action to quickly become citizens, his parents were given a final gift from their son. Read Kurt Streeter's column View Post»

Pictures in the News | Aug. 5, 2011

Pictures in the News | Aug. 5, 2011

Posted On: 10:54 a.m. | August 5, 2011

Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Japan, where the residents of Hiroshima will be observing the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombing by the U.S. in 1945. Things seem upside down for South Korean golfer Kyung-tae Kim, who is reflected in a lake as he walks to the third green during second-round play in the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament in Ohio. Chinese soldiers run for... View Post»

Elvis is back
  • Harry Chase / Los Angeles Times

Elvis is back

Posted On: 12:45 a.m. | August 5, 2011

In his first local performance in 13 years, Elvis Presley performs at the Forum in Inglewood. View Post»

Surf's Up

Surf’s Up: Tips for improving your surfing photos

Posted On: 10:30 p.m. | August 4, 2011

The U.S. Open of Surfing finishes up this weekend in Huntington Beach. The event attracts the world's best surfers and a horde of super-long telephoto lenses and photographers. Surfing certainly isn't one of the easier sports to photograph. There's a few technical issues with equipment. The need for expensive cameras and lenses to capture surfers in the distance is the first problem, not to... View Post»

Pictures in the News | Aug. 4, 2011
  • Jin Lee / Associated Press

Pictures in the News | Aug. 4, 2011

Posted On: 10:27 p.m. | August 4, 2011

An electronic board displays trading activity on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as mounting fears about the health of the global economy sent the Dow Jones industrial average plummeting more than 500 points, putting new pressures on financial and political leaders to find a way to prevent a double-dip recession. In Jakarta, an Indonesian woman reads a copy of the Koran on the... View Post»

Warsaw survivor
  • Katie Falkenberg / For the Times

A heartbreaking wartime sacrifice and later, a father’s quest

Posted On: 8:56 p.m. | August 4, 2011

She was Jewish, but to survive in wartime Warsaw, 18-month-old Natalie Weinstein needed a Christian name. Her father wrote a new name on a piece of paper and then left her on a stranger's doorstep, hoping she would be taken in. He then snuck into the Warsaw ghetto where fellow Jews gave him shelter. When the war was over, Weinstein learned that every member of his family had been murdered.... View Post»

Louis Armstrong early birthday wishes
  • Judd Gunderson / Los Angeles Times

Louis Armstrong early birthday wishes

Posted On: 6:53 p.m. | August 4, 2011

July 2, 1970: Louis Armstrong receives early birthday wishes from actresses Gloria Swanson and Fifi D’Orsay at NBC after a Johnny Carson taping of “Sun City Scandals.” The following evening, “Satchmo” Armstrong threw a lavish 70th birthday party at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The jazz musician, best known for his coronet and trumpet playing, plus his trademark throaty... View Post»


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