Anirudh Sharma waves a sparkler above his head during a Diwali celebration Saturday night at the Shanthi Mandir in Columbia. The five-day holiday, also known as the "Festival of Lights," is one of the most important in the Hindu faith.
Participants of the Hermosa Beach Iron Man on the 4th of July chug six-packs of beer as fast as they can after running down the beach and swimming back.
Doug Sayre, left, takes a moment while he helps his family load freshly harvested Maryland cigarette tobacco plants onto the back of his grandfather's trailer in Edgerton, Wis. The area, which is long known for producing chewing and pipe tobacco started growing cigarette tobacco for the first time this year.
Irvine Police Chief Mike Hamel bows his head in prayer with Pastor Mark Whitlock of Christ Our Redeemer AME Church after tying a thread around each others wrists as a symbol of unity during a "thread ceremony." The ceremony has held in the aftermath of an attack in Dallas that killed five police officers and multiple black men killed across the country by police.
A man walks under the Santa Monica Pier during a Thanksgiving weekend that saw record breaking temperatures into the 90s. Friday, November 23, 2017.
A bear stops traffic to let pedestrians cross along Ninth Street in Columbia, Mo., during the annual True/False documentary film festival.
Dottie Mulkey, 74, walks through her damaged kitchen in Santa Ana after a December fire. Mulkey's homeowner's insurance had lapsed at the time of the blaze leaving her unable to restore her home.
Mater Dei senior Katie Lou Samuelson lifts herself up as Chaminade celebrates their victory over Mater Dei during the CIF-SS Open Division finals game at Azusa Pacific University. Mater Dei lost 64-63. Samuelson was named Gatorade's national girl's basketball player of the year in 2015.
Placer senior Ryan Meyer takes a moment of silence before taking the field during the CIF Division 4-AA State Championship game at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles. Placer lost the championship game to Crenshaw with a score of 46-43.