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The fiery aftermath of a head-on collision between a FedEx truck and a bus full of Los Angeles-area high school students on Interstate 5 in Orland, Calif. The death toll from the crash stood at 10.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeremy Lockett / J. Lockett Photography

Candles for the victims of the bus crash were placed near the scene as authorities investigate in Orland, Calif.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

"Reflection Field" by Phillip K. Smith is an art installation at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti gets a hug from Councilman Tom LaBonge after delivering his first State of the City address at the Wallis Annenberg Building at the California Science Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Spectators at the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., are up with the sun.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David J. Phillip / Associated Press

Ryan Moore shoots out of a bunker during the first round of the Masters in Augusta, Ga.


President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive in Austin, Texas.


Charlotte Bonnet is on her way to winning the women's 100-meter breaststroke during the French swimming championships in Chartres, France.


Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem took part in a protest against compulsory military service.


Pro-Russian activists warm themselves near a fire in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk.


A rescue worker leaves the Skochinsky mine in Donetsk, Ukraine. Several people were killed in a gas explosion at a coal mine in eastern Ukraine on Friday, officials said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrey Basevich / Associated Press

People listen to Rahul Gandhi, vice president of India's ruling Congress party, during an election rally in Doda, India.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Channi Anand / Associated Press

Students learn to swim like mermaids at Manila Ocean Park in Manila.


Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia makes a difficult return during the OUE Singapore Open badminton tournament in Singapore.


Somalis flee as a fireball rises from an explosion at the burning Seybiyano market in Mogadishu. The inferno largely destroyed the market in the west of the capital before it was put out by emergency services and local residents.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Farah Abdi Warsameh / Associated Press

Indonesian soldiers train their weapons at an airplane piloted by 65-year-old Heinz Peier of Switzerland after it was intercepted by Indonesian jet fighters and forced to land at Soewondo Air Base in Medan in North Sumatra. Peier was on a ferry flight from Colombo to Singapore when he entered Indonesian airspace illegally, a military official said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Binsar Bakkara / Associated Press

A pro-Russian activist wearing a knight's mail and helmet guards the barricade at the regional administration building that was seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine. Ukraine’'s acting president on Thursday promised pro-Russian activists occupying government buildings in the country’s east that they will not be prosecuted if they lay down their arms as protests continue to flare up across the country's industrial heartland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Efrem Lukatsky / Associated Press

Pope Francis greets the crowd after meeting with the community of the Pontifical Gregorian University at the Vatican.


A group of ring-tailed lemurs from Madagascar are seen on exhibit for the first time at the Avifauna Bird Park in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands. The park, the largest bird park in the Netherlands, has added other animals to its unique collection.


Charlotte Bonnet competes in the 100-meter breaststroke semifinal at the French swimming championships in Chartres.


A woman marks her ballot in a rudimentary polling booth in the village of Shahpur in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Indians voted in the crucial third phase of national elections Thursday, with the main opposition Hindu nationalist party counting on support in heartland states in its bid to end the 10-year rule of the Congress party.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated Press

Alex Hribal, 16, the suspect in the stabbings at Franklin Regional Senior High School near Pittsburgh, is taken from a district magistrate in handcuffs and hospital gown after his arraignment Wednesday in Export, Pa. At least 19 students were wounded, four critically, when Hribal allegedly went on a stabbing rampage at the school. Officials said Hribal suffered injuries to his hands.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Keith Srakocic / Associated Press

Police move into position outside a house in West Covina during a standoff with someone inside after authorities received reports of gunfire coming from the home directed to a neighboring home.


Clippers forward Blake Griffin begins to fall as Thunder forward Serge Ibaka hits the deck as they wrestle for the ball in the second quarter at Staples Center. Oklahoma City won the Western Conference showdown, 107-101.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Ultra-Orthodox Jews prepare special matzoh, a traditional handmade Passover unleavened bread, at a bakery in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv. Observant Jews do not eat leavened bread during the Passover holiday, which celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oded Balilty / Associated Press

Cherry tree blossoms, a traditional sign of spring, frame the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C, The District of Columbia's cherry blossom festival, which runs through Sunday, commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from the city of Tokyo to Washington.


The Dodgers' Matt Kemp (27) is congratulated by teammate Dee Gordon while crossing home plate with a seventh-inning run at Dodger Stadium. Kemp scored on a sacrifice fly by pinch-hitter Justin Turner. The Dodgers won, 3-2.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp struggles to corral a ninth-inning RBI single by the Tigers' Victor Martinez that tied the score, 2-2.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles city firefighter Eric Dillon walks through the rubble of a burned-out home in the 1500 block of West 37th Street on Wednesday. One firefighter was hospitalized with injuries he suffered fighting the blaze, whose cause was under under investigation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Kristine Morales and Stephanie Lopez, both 24, of Los Angeles admire blooming flowers while hiking at Griffith Park on Wednesday. They said they hike in the park once a week and this was the hottest day of the year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

A tourist is sprayed with water by an elephant as part of a traditional water fight during festivities in Ayutthaya province ahead of the Songkran Festival celebrating the Thai New Year, which is Sunday.


Men throw buckets of water on a fire as it races through the Deep Sea slum in Nairobi, Kenya. There is a high risk of fire in Nairobi's slums and informal settlements due to poor construction, inferior-quality materials and unsafe electrical connections,


Opposition fighters drag a comrade's body from the front line during clashes with government forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.


The faces of Afghan men are reflected in cracked car mirrors mounted next to a road in Kabul.


Afghan shoppers look for brooms at a roadside shop in Herat.


Hats of new graduates of the Paris police academy create a polka dot pattern in an aerial view of the audience during a visit by France's new Interior minister.


Crosses and their shadows create a grid pattern when viewed from above the American cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, France. The cemetery overlooks Omaha Beach, one of the landing beaches of the World War II Normandy Invasion, and contains the remains of 9,387 American military dead, most of whom were killed during the invasion of Normandy and ensuing operations. France is preparing to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion which took place on June 6, 1944.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Vincent / Associated Press

A police officer stands at the entrance of the campus of Franklin Regional Senior High School in Murrysville, Pa., where at least 20 people were injured when a student allegedly went on a stabbing spree.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian F. Henry / Tribune Review

L.A. County Firefighters attempt to pull a beached panga-style boat back into the water loaded with as much as a ton of marijuana that was seized after it washed ashore at Leo Carrillo State Beach in Malibu early Monday, authorities said. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers said they located the 30-foot boat around 8 a.m. near a clump of jagged rocks. Officials want to float the boat so it can be towed through the water with the bundles onboard. One person has been detained but authorities did not release further details.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

LAPD Officer Ricky Brown tapes off the entrance of the Wilshire Station on West Venice Boulevard after an officer was shot Monday night in the lobby of the West Traffic Division, which shares the building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Civil-rights groups and education advocates placed 300 desks on the street in front of Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters on Tuesday to symbolize the desks not occupied by students who fell through the cracks and dropped out.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

A child plays with a kite on the roof of a house at the neighborhood of "Jalousie" in Port au Prince, Haiti.


Members of the Svoboda party fight with members of the Communist party in the Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday in Kiev, during the debates focused on a law toughening responsibility for separatism. Ukraine's acting president said he would treat Russian separatists who have seized buildings in the east of the country as "terrorists" who will be prosecuted with the full force of the law.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yuriy Kirnichny / AFP

A pro-Russian protester speaks to Ukrainian policemen standing guard in font of the Kharkiv regional state administration building. Ukrainian police were injured as a result of an operation to free the administration building from pro-Russian separatists.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anatoliy Stepanov / AFP

A member of the national police shoots tear gas during clashes with anti-government demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro agreed to meet with a opposition delegation on Tuesday, after a fresh push from top diplomats from across South America. In just over two months, 39 people have died in clashes between security forces and protesters angered by soaring crime, high inflation and shortages demonstrators blame on Maduro's elected, heavily state-led socialist government.


Shelley Gallivan talks on the phone next to a tipped over Smart car belonging to her friend on the corner of Prospect and Coso avenues in San Francisco on Monday. Police are investigating why four Smart cars were flipped over during an apparent early-morning vandalism spree.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff Chiu / Associated Press

Models present creations by fashion label Cameo during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia in Sydney.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Himbrechts / AAP

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of No. 88, crashes early in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Monday in Fort Worth.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nick Laham / Getty Images North America

Team Caja Rural's Amets Txurruka, second from left, climbs the Okorro hill in Lazkao during the first stage of the Tour of the Basque Country, a ride around Ordizia, northern Spain, on Monday. Former two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) won the event.


Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill releases a white dove to mark Annunciation Day in the Kremlin in Moscow, on Monday. In Christianity, Annunciation celebrates the relevation to the Virgin Mary that she would bear a son, Jesus.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP

French tightrope walker Denis Josselin performs over the Seine river in Paris on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bertrand Guay / AFP

Real Madrid's goalkeeper Jesus Fernandez warms up during a training session at the Dortmund stadium, western Germany on Monday, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League football match against Real Madrid.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrik Stollarz / AFP

Indian voters wait in line outside a polling station in Dibrugarh on Monday. Indians have begun voting in the world's biggest election, which is set to sweep the Hindu nationalist opposition to power at a time of low growth, anger about corruption and warnings about religious unrest. India's 814-million-strong electorate are forecast to inflict a heavy defeat on the ruling Congress party, in power for 10 years and led by India's famous Gandhi dynasty.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP

A course worker walks with a pin on the eighth green during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Monday in Augusta, Ga.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charlie Riedel / Associated Press

A South Korean Buddhist arranges lotus lanterns for decoration at Chogye temple in Seoul. South Korean Buddhists prepare to celebrate Buddha's upcoming birthday on May 6.


A woman jogs along a pavement framed by blossoming cherry trees in Stuttgart, Germany,

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sebastian Kahnert / DPA

A Kashmiri boatman crosses Dal Lake during rain in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir.


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Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism, starting with tragedy in Northern California, where the death toll in a head-on collision between a FedEx truck and a bus full of Los Angeles-area high school students stood at 10. The victims included five students, three adult chaperons, the driver of the truck and the driver of the bus.

Augusta, Ga: Spectators wait for golfers as the sun rises on the second day of the Masters golf tournament.

Austin, Texas: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive to visit the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and speak during a Civil Rights Summit.

Manila, Philippines: Filipino instructors teach participants how to swim like mermaids during the Mermaid Swim Experience at Manila Ocean Park.

Mogadishu, Somalia: Somalis run from an explosion and fireball as the Serbiyan market burns in the capital. The inferno largely destroyed the market before it was put out by emergency services and local residents.

Donetsk, Ukraine: A pro-Russian activist in knight’s armor guards a barricade outside a regional administration building that was seized earlier.

Vatican City: Pope Francis greets the crowd at the end of a meeting with the community of the Pontifical Gregorian University.

Washington, D.C.: Cherry trees are in bloom around the Jefferson Memorial, right on cue for Washington’s annual cherry blossom festival, which ends Sunday.

Malibu: A beached panga-style boat, loaded with as much as a ton of marijuana, is pulled back into the water by firefighters after it washed ashore at Leo Carrillo State Beach.

Los Angeles: Civil rights groups and education advocates set up 300 students desks in the street in front of  Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters to symbolize desks not occupied by students who fell through the cracks and dropped out.

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