UCLA's Kyle Anderson dunks against the defense of Texas' Stephen F. Austin State University in the third round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday at Viejas Arena in San Diego. The Bruins are headed to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2008 and will face the Florida Gators on Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles TimesLink
A derailed Chicago Transit Authority train car rests on an escalator at O'Hare International Airport station early Monday in Chicago. More than 30 people were injured when the eight-car train plowed across a platform and scaled the escalator at the underground station.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Nelles / Associated PressLink
A hummingbird feeds her two off-spring in a nest on a pink trumpet tree at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
The sun peeks through the scaffolding around the Washington Monument at dawn in Washington, D.C. The National Park Service has announced it will reopen the earthquake damaged structure in May.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: J. David Ake / Associated PressLink
Protesters are sprayed with a water cannon during a demonstration outside the Executive Yuan in Taipei, following Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou's refusal to scrap a contentious trade agreement with China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Protesters scuffle with police officers outside the Executive Yuan during a demonstration in Taipei. Dozens of people were detained after violent clashes erupted between protesters and police.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAM YEH / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A young Ukrainian skateboarder practices a move in front of an old communist statue on Marinskyi park, near the Ukrainian Parliament headquarters in Kiev. The city's administration, with the understanding of Maidan movement veterans, is trying to clean up barricades in order to ease congested traffic and to repair damaged public areas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERT GHEMENT / EPALink
Supporters of Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan hold a giant Turkish flag during an election rally in Istanbul. Erdogan rallied hundreds of thousands of supporters, dismissing accusations of intolerance by Western and domestic critics.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A U.S. helicopter squadron carrying President Obama prepares to land on the Museumplein in front of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The president paid a visit to the museum before heading to the Hague to attend the two-day Nuclear Security Summit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLAF KRAAK / EPALink
President Obama stands in front of Dutch master Rembrandt's "The Night Watch" painting during a visit to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Augstein / Associated PressLink
Ahead of presidential elections in Indonesia, supporters of the National Awakening Party attend an election campaign in Jakarta.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADEK BERRY / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
In Pristina, Serbia, Gramos Berisha, a survivor of the Suva Reka massacre, stands near coffins holding the remains of 46 Kosovo Albanians killed in 1999 in two massacres in Southern Kosovo by Serbian security forces during the 1998-99 Kosovo war. The remains were just identified and will be handed over to families.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARMEND NIMANI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
At Royal Australian Air Force Base Pearce north of Perth, a ground controller guides an AP-3C Orion on the tarmac upon its return from a search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Getty ImagesLink
First Lady Michelle Obama kicks a shuttlecock while mingling with Chinese schoolchildren at the city wall in Xian in China's central Shaanxi province. The first lady arrived in China on Thursday with her mother and daughters to kick off a seven-day, three-city tour focusing on education and cultural exchange.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER PARKS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An elephant noses a camera lens as the Circus Charles Knie holds a news event in Hanover, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE / EPALink
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