2021: The Year in Pictures

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As we put 2021 in our rearview mirror, we want to take a moment to reflect on the visual highlights.

The COVID-19 pandemic dominated the news yet again, but there were many other worthy moments of mention. And it all started on the first day of the year.

Jan. 1, 2021, was the first cancellation of the Rose Parade since 1945. That was followed by goats on surfboards, drought in the West and a homeless wedding held in Echo Park.

There’s more — take a look.

Jan. 1:  Jim Safford takes a photo of deserted Colorado Boulevard.
Jan. 1: Jim Safford stops to take a photo of a deserted Colorado Boulevard, which was empty because, for the first time since 1945, the Rose Parade in Pasadena was canceled. Blame the COVID-19 pandemic.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Jan. 6: Rioters charge the U.S. Capitol while police spray liquid from a gun at one of them.
Jan. 6: Rioters, fueled by President Trump’s continued baseless claims of election fraud, charge the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
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Jan. 8: Dodger Stadium is lighted up in blue
Jan. 8: Dodger Stadium is lighted up in blue to honor Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda, who died at age 93.
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Jan. 13: Members of the National Guard sleep in the halls of the U.S. Capitol.
Jan. 13: Members of the National Guard sleep in the halls of the U.S. Capitol as the House of Representatives convenes to impeach President Trump, nearly a week after a pro-Trump insurrectionist mob breached the security of the building as Congress met to certify the election.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
Jan. 14: Singer Andra Day poses with her hands in her hair while wearing a shirt with wavy lines and colors
Jan. 14: Singer Andra Day, photographed at the Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills, makes her acting debut in the film “The United States vs. Billie Holiday.”
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Jan. 14: American rapper Ashnikko, 24, in blue braids, a white cap and a short black silky dress and stockings
Jan. 14: American rapper Ashnikko, 24, who has worked with Grimes, Princess Nokia and Doja Cat, photographed in Hollywood. Her aesthetic is very cyberpunk-anime-character-meets-Harley-Quinn.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Jan. 19: Surfers ride waves at the Huntington Beach Pier.
Jan. 19: Surfers ride waves sculpted by gusty Santa Ana winds at the Huntington Beach Pier.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Jan. 20: Clark and Alice Campbell sit on a couch and smile while Clark holds a cigarette
Jan. 20: Clark and Alice Campbell produce their YouTube channel, “That High Couple,” from the comforts of their 420-square-foot Hollywood apartment.
(Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)
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Jan. 25: Jared Gutstadt jumps in the air while holding a banjo in front of stone stairs and a home up a hill
Jan. 25: Jared Gutstadt, at his Mandeville Canyon compound, is known as “Jingle Jared.” He created music for TV shows and now runs a company where music artists record podcasts that are written like scripted musicals to promote their music.
(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Jan. 26: People work out in front of a mural of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna.
Jan. 26: People work out in front of a mural of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna on the first anniversary of their deaths in a helicopter crash. The mural is on the wall of Hardcore Fitness Bootcamp in downtown Los Angeles.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Jan. 29: Hutton Morris, 9, throws a "snowball" at Scott Hirshberg, 9, while he swings on a swing set on a beach.
Jan. 29: Hutton Morris, 9, throws a “snowball” at best friend and virtual school classmate Scott Hirshberg, 9, at the beach in the El Porto neighborhood of Manhattan Beach, where piles of hail accumulated.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Feb. 1: Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan is reflected in the Merced River at sunset.
Feb. 1: Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan is reflected in the Merced River at sunset. The park reopened after being closed since Jan. 19, when a snow and wind storm caused hazardous conditions.
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Feb. 1: Dr. Ameer Moussa comforts COVID-19 patient Mariano Zuniga Anaya, who holds an air bag and has tubes under his nose
Feb. 1: Dr. Ameer Moussa, left, and registered nurse Jess Esperti comfort COVID-19 patient Mariano Zuniga Anaya, 57, in the intensive care unit at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in South L.A.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
Feb. 2: First-grader Baron White holds his baseball hat up to have his temperature taken outside school
Feb. 2: First-grader Baron White gets his hat into position to have his temperature taken as he arrives with his mom, Alison White, at Alta Vista Elementary School for the second day of classes in Redondo Beach.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
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Feb. 5: Several men surf with a goat on a curved surf board in the ocean
Feb. 5: Dana McGregor, left front, owner of the Surfing Goats of Pismo Beach, and others surf with a goat named Pismo the Kid at the San Clemente Pier.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Feb. 10: Crews continue to dig out debris from a washed-out section of Highway 1 next to the beach
Feb. 10: Crews continue to dig out debris from a washed-out section of Highway 1 at Rat Creek near Big Sur in Monterey County.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Feb. 10: UCLA gymnast Nia Dennis swings with her legs pointed up on the uneven bars.
Feb. 10: UCLA gymnast Nia Dennis competes on the uneven bars during a competition against Brigham Young University at Pauley Pavilion.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Feb. 13: Four people sit on a yellow bench in front of a garden and a building
Feb. 13: Co-founders of Prosperity Market Kara Still and Carmen Dianne, center, at Compton Community Garden along with Temu Asyr Bey, left, the garden’s executive director, and project manager Keira Adams, right.
(Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)
Feb. 13: Members of the 117th Congress hold candles outside the U.S. Capitol.
Feb. 13: Members of the 117th Congress hold a moment of silence outside the U.S. Capitol for the 500,000 American lives lost to COVID-19.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
Feb. 15: Patty Trejo holds the hand of her husband, Joseph Trejo, who is on a ventilator, in a hospital room
Feb. 15: Patty Trejo holds the hand of her husband, Joseph Trejo, who is on a ventilator, as nurse Celina Mande holds up a phone showing a mariachi band playing “La Mano de Dios” (“The Hand of God”), his favorite song, at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
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Sam Gendel in a stylized photo with beams of light and leaves spreading out around him
Feb. 18: Sam Gendel makes music that owes a huge debt to jazz, but through his hazy, surreal filter, it becomes almost liquefied. Last year the artist released two albums for the respected New York label Nonesuch, and his new album, “Fresh Bread,” is a 52-song trip.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Feb. 21: Tony Finau hits a golf ball out of a green side bunker while sand flies
Feb. 21: Tony Finau hits out of the green side bunker on the second playoff hole during the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Feb. 21: Actress Soleil Moon Frye sits in the water at the beach as the tide rolls in
Feb. 21: Actress Soleil Moon Frye at the beach in Venice to promote the reboot of her ‘80s sitcom, “Punky Brewster,” and the premiere of the documentary “Kid 90,” which she directed.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
March 1: Musician Dua Lipa poses with a leg up in a black and white outfit with lines and checkerboard patterns
March 1: Musician Dua Lipa in downtown Los Angeles.
(Christina House / Los Angeles Times)
March 2: A CHP officer looks inside a mangled SUV
March 2: A California Highway Patrol officer looks inside a mangled SUV that was carrying 25 people when it collided with a big rig, killing 13 on Highway 115 near the border in Holtville.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Gene Ostrin, 53, sits in a tent on the edge of Echo Park at night
March 4: Gene Ostrin, 53, who has been living in a tent on the edge of Echo Park, mourns the death of his partner.
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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March 5: Actress and writer Justine Batemen sits in a movie theater and throws popcorn in front of her
March 5: Actress and writer Justine Batemen promotes “Violet,” her directorial debut.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
A young man watches a lecture on his computer from the floor of his room filled with shoes and furniture
March 8: Alhambra High School senior Kellen Gewecke watches a lecture during one of his online classes in his room in San Gabriel.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
March 8: A gray whale surfaces with open eyes in the ocean
March 8: A gray whale surfaces with open eyes as whale watchers visit in Laguna San Ignacio, Mexico.
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
March 9: A person walks on sand as gusty winds raise clouds of dust on a beach with buildings behind it.
March 9: Cold, gusty winds raise clouds of dust in Long Beach ahead of a storm.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
March 11: Work continues on the 6th Street Viaduct against a backdrop of the downtown L.A. skyline after sunset.
March 11: Work continues on the 6th Street Viaduct against a backdrop of the downtown L.A. skyline after sunset.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
March 16: Football players walk on fallen snow to a practice field.
March 16: Rim of the World High School football players walk to the practice field after a snowstorm in Rimforest in San Bernardino County.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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March 20: A homeless couple gets married at the Echo Park encampment with a dog nearby.
March 20: A homeless couple gets married at the Echo Park encampment.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
March 24: A protester sets up a tent at Santa Ynez Street and Glendale Avenue as LAPD officers stand guard near Echo Park.
March 24: A protester sets up a tent at Santa Ynez Street and Glendale Avenue as LAPD officers stand guard near Echo Park.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
A man's face covered in black coal dust and dirt
March 25: Javier Cardenas, 37, after coming to the surface after mining for metallurgical coal at the Mina Santa Barbara coal mine near the town of Aura in Mexico.
(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
March 26: Migrants are smuggled across the Rio Grande on boats
March 26: Migrants are smuggled across the Rio Grande on their way to seek asylum in the United States.
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
April 1: A costumed entertainer in a white suit and top hat greets visitors in a tunnel with a black and blue lined design
April 1: A costumed entertainer greets visitors to Sugar Rush at the Westfield Promenade in Woodland Hills. A walking tour takes visitors through a 40,000-square-foot candy-themed park with free candy included.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
April 1: Women on roller skates in front of a wall with white images of palm trees against a black backdrop
April 1: Clockwise from left, owners of Cupid’s Hot Dogs Morgan and Kelly Walsh, alongside employee Adrianna Gaxiola in Winnetka.
(Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)
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April 1: A toad pokes its head above water
April 1: The endangered black toad has the smallest range of any amphibian in North America: a mere 400 acres on the remote Deep Springs College campus nestled between the Inyo and White mountain ranges in Inyo County.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
April 2: People in a tent along the Pacific Crest Trail.
April 2: Stanford students Sammy Potter, left, and Jackson Parell settle in for the night in the Cleveland National Forest 10 days into their 342-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail from the Cajon Pass to the Mexican border town of Campo, Calif., the trail’s southern terminus in Mount Laguna, Calif. They are hoping to complete the nearly 8,000-mile Triple Crown hike in one calendar year: the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide and Pacific Crest Trail.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
April 3: Home missionary Larry Craig looks at paperwork, sitting near a campfire.
April 3: Home missionary Larry Craig goes over his sermon the night before an Easter sunrise service, sitting next to a campfire. Every year, for decades, dozens of parishioners have gathered at Sunrise Rock in the Mojave Desert to celebrate an Easter sunrise service.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
April 6: Amid pleasant weather at dusk, a family plays baseball along Douglas Street with a view of downtown Los Angeles.
April 6: Amid pleasant weather at dusk, Isabel Arriaga, 16, pitches a Wiffle Ball to her dad, George Arriaga, while Richard Arriaga, 20, and Luis Arriaga, 11, play the outfield along Douglas Street with a view of downtown Los Angeles.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
April 7: Isaac Cruz III, 70, is reflected in a mirror inside a cosmetic case that contains letters in his home in Maywood.
April 7: Isaac Cruz III, 70, is reflected in a mirror inside a cosmetic case that contains letters and other memorabilia from his uncle Jacob Cruz, in his home in Maywood. Marine Corps Pvt. Jacob Cruz died during World War II and his remains were recently returned to the family and buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
April 9: Dodgers second baseman Zach McKinstry tumbles over the wall while trying to catch a foul ball.
April 9: Dodgers second baseman Zach McKinstry tumbles over the wall while trying to catch a foul ball in the home opener against the Washington Nationals.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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April 13: Kindergartner Matteo Rodriguez gets a nasal COVID-19 test from a healthcare worker.
April 13: Kindergartner Matteo Rodriguez gets a COVID-19 test from emergency medical technician Claire Chou at Heliotrope Avenue Elementary School in Maywood as some students returned to campuses for the first time in more than a year.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
April 20: Community members gather with flowers in front of a George Floyd mural
April 20: Community members gather in George Floyd Square in Minneapolis after Derek Chauvin is found guilty of all charges in the death of Floyd.
(Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)
May 1: A stylized photo Kathryn Hahn facing in three directions with her hands folded
May 1: Kathryn Hahn of the Disney+ series “WandaVision.”
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
May 4: A man holds a skateboard in a black and white photo
May 4: Nyjah Huston, the top-ranked skateboarder in the world, is seen in a tintype photograph made outside his skate park in San Clemente. Huston will be representing the United States as a member of the skateboarding team as the sport debuts at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
May 10: A man holds a guitar while sitting in front of an old car
May 10: Mexican singer-songwriter Natanael Cano at the Downey home of Jimmy Humilde, chief executive of Rancho Humilde Records.
(Christina House / Los Angeles Times)
May 12: Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic during a rehearsal at the Hollywood Bowl.
May 12: Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic during a rehearsal at the Hollywood Bowl.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
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May 20: Concert superfan Howard Mordoh jumps in the air in a yard with a fence and trees
May 20: Concert superfan Howard Mordoh, chronicled in the new documentary “The Dancing Man of L.A.,” gives a demonstration in Woodland Hills.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
May 25: Dozens of Palestinians attend a candlelight vigil amid rubble
May 25: Dozens of Palestinian children and family members attend a candlelight vigil to condemn the killing of children and civilians by Israeli strikes in Gaza City.
(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
May 25: Participants raise a fist in a memorial march on a street
May 25: Participants in a memorial march and rally for George Floyd on the first anniversary of his murder occupy the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
May 25: Clouds surround the supermoon as seen from Joshua Tree National Park.
May 25: Clouds surround the supermoon as seen from Joshua Tree National Park before a lunar eclipse.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
May 28: Ashanique Nelson-Cavil holds her baby girl moments after her birth while a man is nearby.
May 28: Ashanique Nelson-Cavil holds her baby girl, Indigo Amani Cavil, with her husband, William Iman Cavil, moments after the birth at Kindred Space LA in Hyde Park.
(Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)
May 30: Granndaddy delivers a flurry of blows to the Ram Donnis in an outdoor ring
May 30: Granndaddy delivers a flurry of blows to the Ram Donnis during a backyard boxing match in Los Angeles.
(Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)
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June 2: A man collapses from exhaustion on the ground near others.
June 2: Oney Figueroa, 22, of Honduras, collapses from exhaustion after trying to run from U.S. Border Patrol agents. They were caught after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally in McAllen, Texas.
(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
June 9: Endangered sucker fish swim near a metal column
June 9: Endangered sucker fish swim at the Gone Fishing complex in Klamath Falls, Ore. They will eventually be released to Upper Klamath Lake.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
June 11: A boat navigates Lake Mead near hills with different colors
June 11: A boat navigates Lake Mead, where a white “bathtub ring” along the shore shows how far below capacity the nation’s largest reservoir currently is. Water levels at Lake Mead have hit their lowest points in history amid an ongoing megadrought, creating uncertainty about the water supply for millions of people in the western United States.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
June 13: Jessica sings into a microphone under a green filter light
June 13: Jessica sings “California Uber Alles” by Dead Kennedys at Punk Rock Karaoke at Gallagher’s Pub in Huntington Beach.
(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
June 15: Jacket Rashad gives Rashad Karim a haircut on a street corner
June 15: Jacket Rashad, a street barber, gives Rashad Karim, a food vendor, a haircut on Degnan Boulevard, the day California reopened.
(Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)
June 15: Joe McMenimen bends his head near his pet Nubian goat on the sidewalk
June 15: Joe McMenimen, 44, and his pet Nubian goat, Tom Brady, in Hollywood. McMenimen said he lost his apartment during the pandemic and is now living in a bus in Hollywood with his goat.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
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June 18: Drag queen Nico Cervantes performs onstage in a multicolored dress while an audience claps
June 18: Drag queen Nico Cervantes, stage name “Borgia Bloom,” performs at the Boulevard, the only gay bar in Pasadena that is once again fully open with no social distancing and live entertainment.
(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
June 19: Carissa Moore surfs a wave
June 19: Carissa Moore of Hawaii, who became the first American woman to qualify for surfing’s Olympic debut while clinching her fourth surfing world title in Hawaii, competes at the Jeep Surf Ranch Pro at the Kelly Slater WSL Surf Ranch in Lemoore, Calif.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
A Palestinian struggling to breathe is carried away from a protest amid smoke
June 25: A Palestinian struggling to breathe is carried away from a protest against the West Bank Israeli settlement outpost Eviatar, which was recently established on the hilltop of Jabal Sabeeh adjacent to the village of Beita, near the city of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank.
(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
June 28: A man wades into water near a shore
June 28: Eric Richins, 35, of Kingman, Ariz., and the owner of Big Water Boating, searches for a safe ramp from which to launch his pontoon boat without it getting stuck in the shallow water at the Temple Bar Marina entrance to Lake Mead on June 28.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
June 30: Low water levels at Lake Shasta show the drought's toll.
June 30: Low water levels at Lake Shasta show the drought’s toll.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
July 1: Boat slips are surrounded by dry land
July 1: Boat slips are surrounded by dry land at drought-stricken Folsom Lake.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
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July 14: A person in a brimmed hat on their knees near small plants in salt crust
July 14: Maria Jesus, 37, conservation program assistant for the California Botanic Garden in Claremont, kneels in the salt crust looking for seeds from the endangered Amargosa niterwort plant in the Mojave Desert’s Amargosa Valley. The seeds will be added to a “Noah’s Ark” archive of seeds of rare and endangered California plants.
(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
July 20: Gregory Holmes in traditional Senegalese clothes at Eid al-Adha prayers with others
July 20: Gregory Holmes, right, wearing traditional Senegalese clothes, at Eid al-Adha prayers held at Masjid Bilal Islamic Center in Los Angeles.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
July 26: A horse grazes in a blue agave field
July 26: A horse grazes in a blue agave field in San Martin de las Canas, Mexico.
(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
July 26: USA's Simone Biles is consoled by a woman after competing at the Olympics
July 26: Simone Biles of the U.S. is consoled after competing in the vault and withdrawing from competition during the women’s team final at the Tokyo Olympics.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
July 27: Team Japan outfielder Eri Yamada misses a catch while crashing into the right field wall
July 27: Team Japan outfielder Eri Yamada misses a catch while crashing into the right-field wall early in the women’s softball final against Team USA at Yokohama Stadium in Japan.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
July 27: Roger Embrey walks to a job interview along a road in the desert with clouds in the sky
July 27: Roger Embrey walks to a job interview along a deserted portion of Dillon Road in Desert Hot Springs, where the temperature reached 107 degrees.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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A woman does the splits with her back leg up on a floor exercise
July 29: Suni Lee of the U.S. competes in the floor exercise in the women’s individual all-around final at the Tokyo Olympics.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
July 29: Cedric the Entertainer in a striped shirt and shorts with raised fist standing in a pool
July 29: Cedric the Entertainer hosted the in-person Emmy Awards this year.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
July 30: A homeless man sleeps on a couch as sanitation crews clear a homeless encampment on the beach
July 30: A homeless man sleeps on a couch while spectators watch sanitation crews clear a homeless encampment along Ocean Front Walk in Venice. The sanitation crew eventually woke the man and removed the couch.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Aug. 1: Women in bright pink tutus play volleyball on the sand
Aug. 1: Team Hula Girls in the 14-year-old match during a 6-man beach volleyball tournament at Manhattan Beach.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Aug. 6: A woman in a stylized pink lighted image with copies of her mouth on her chest
Aug. 6: Actress Anya Taylor-Joy of “The Queen’s Gambit” is photographed in Culver City.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Aug. 12: Dennis Johnson washes himself with a bucket of water on a sidewalk
Aug. 12: Dennis Johnson washes himself with a bucket of water collected from a nearby fire hydrant, at the corner of Crocker and 7th streets in the skid row area of downtown Los Angeles.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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Aug. 12: A masked student clings to the leg of his mother on the first day of school
Aug. 12: Kindergarten student August Russell clings to the leg of his mother, Natalie Russell, as she tries to comfort him for his first day in a classroom at Jackson STEM Dual Language Magnet Academy in Altadena.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Aug. 15: Bill Crawford lies in his bed with legs amputated below the knee
Aug. 15: Bill Crawford lies in his bed in his living room in Watts. Crawford has diabetes and is a double amputee; his health problems related to diabetes, including kidney stones, continue to torment him.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
Aug. 16: Kumail Nanjiani in a blue shirt and pants next to Awkwafina in a blue and yellow checkered suit
Aug. 16: Portrait of actors Kumail Nanjiani and Awkwafina at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.
(Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)
Aug. 17: A man carries a bloodied child while a bloodied woman lies on the street
Aug. 17: A man carries a bloodied child as a woman lies wounded after Taliban fighters use gunfire, whips, sticks and sharp objects to maintain crowd control over thousands of Afghans who were waiting outside the Kabul Airport for a way out of Afghanistan.
(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles)
Aug. 18: A fire leaves burnt vehicles and debris among trees
Aug. 18: The Caldor fire leaves a moonscape of burnt forest, homes and vehicles in the unincorporated El Dorado County community of Grizzly Flats.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Aug. 18: An aerial view of a road with Black Towns Matter painted on it
Aug. 18: An aerial view of Link Road in the community of Independence Heights in Houston, in one of the oldest Black communities in Texas.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Aug. 17: Sarah Paulson stands with her hands on her hips while wearing a long flowered gown with a dog beside her
Aug. 17: Portrait of actor Sarah Paulson on the Fox Studios lot in Los Angeles.
(Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)
 Relatives of the Ahmadi family gather around an incinerated vehicle hit earlier by a drone strike
Aug. 30: Relatives and neighbors of the Ahmadi family gather around the incinerated husk of a vehicle targeted and hit earlier by an American drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan.
(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Sept. 2: Firefighters try to control a back fire to help battle the Caldor fire amid smoke and trees
Sept. 2: Firefighters try to control a back fire to help battle the Caldor fire along Highway 89 west of Lake Tahoe.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Sept. 2: Clint Eastwood in a black-and-white photo in a hat and jacket
Sept. 2: Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood, 91, photographed with an 8x10-inch film camera, among the oak trees on the grounds of his Tehama Golf Club in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Two men show their back and leg wounds after Taliban fighters tortured and beat them
Sept. 8: Journalists from the Etilaatroz newspaper, Nemat Naqdi, a video journalist, left, and Taqi Daryabi, a video editor, undress to show their wounds sustained after Taliban fighters tortured and beat them while they were in custody for reporting on a women’s rights rally in Kabul, Afghanistan.
(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Sept. 8: A man takes a swing at another man on the street
Sept. 8: A homeless man takes a swing at a staff member for Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder during a campaign stop in Venice.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Sept. 13: A man in a coverall and goggles under a pink light in a room full of plants
Sept. 13: George Hodgin, chief executive of Biopharmaceutical Research Co., inside the room where marijuana is being grown for federally approved drug trials.
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
 A surfer in midair above a wave
Sept. 14: Three-time World Surf League champion Gabriel Medina of Brazil soars high on a big wave to beat countryman Felipe Toledo and win his third WSL championship in San Clemente.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Sept. 14: Errol Webber carries a large cutout picture of Larry Elder in a room
Sept. 14: Errol Webber parades a cutout picture of Larry Elder at an election night party at the Hilton Orange County in Costa Mesa.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Sept. 19: The cast of "Ted Lasso" in the press room next to a wall of TV screens.
Sept. 19: Jason Sudeikis, Phil Dunster, Brett Goldstein, Hannah Waddingham, Juno Temple, Nick Mohammed and Brendan Hunt, winners of outstanding comedy series for “Ted Lasso,” in the press room during the 73rd Emmy Awards at L.A. Live.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
A helicopter flies above a grassy area covered in small white objects.
Sept. 20: Marine One, carrying President Biden, flies over the “In America: Remember” public art installation near the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The installation commemorates all the Americans who have died due to COVID-19.
(Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)
Sept. 22: Giovane Garrido Mendonca in the Amazon jungle
Sept. 22: Giovane Garrido Mendonca is a tour guide in the Amazon even though he comes from a long line of loggers who harvested timber from the jungle near Tumbira, Brazil.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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Lakers Dwight Howard seen from the back in his uniform and purple locks while he faces two lights
Sept. 28: Laker Dwight Howard is interviewed on media day in El Segundo.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
A boy in swim trunks on a beach watches six jets fly in formation
Oct. 1: Uri Anival, 7, watches as the Air Force Thunderbirds streak across the sky during the Pacific Airshow in Huntington Beach.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
An aerial view of the oil spill on the beach
Oct. 3: A major oil spill makes its mark on the shore where Huntington Beach meets Newport Beach.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
A lightning bolt strikes the ocean near a lifeguard tower at a beach.
Oct. 4: A lightning bolt strikes offshore from Bolsa Chica State Beach.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Russell Westbrook stands in jeans and a jean jacket
Oct. 13: New Lakers star Russell Westbrook poses outside the team’s training facility in El Segundo.
(Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)
C'Tory Matthews smokes a cigarette as he stands in the door to his room at a motel.
Oct. 13: C'Tory Matthews outside the room where he lives at the Desert Moon Motel in Las Vegas.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
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The sun is partially obscured by smoke as a firefighting helicopter hovers
Oct. 13: The sun is obscured by smoke as a firefighting helicopter prepares to make a water drop on the Alisal fire near Goleta.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Evanice Holz sits on the hood of an abandoned 1960s Plymouth in the desert.
Oct. 13: Evanice Holz enjoys the desert scenery from atop an abandoned ‘60s Plymouth near her home in Morongo Valley.
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A woman nurses a child while a girl toddler stands nearby
Oct. 16: Melissa Pennel is a vaccinated mother with two daughters, Matilda Buniac, 27 months, and Mirabel Buniac, 6 months. She has opted to delay weaning them to continue giving them her milk so COVID-19 antibodies can be passed to them.
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Adele holds up her purse to hide from the TV camera while she sings
Oct. 19: Adele uses her purse to hide from a TV camera while she sings along to her song being played at a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Lakers at Staples Center.
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Lakers players jump in the air on the court
Oct. 19: Lakers players rally before the start of the season opener with the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center.
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A man sits behind a cloud of smoke in a room
Oct. 26: Paul Scott, who is HIV-positive, enlisted in the medical marijuana movement decades ago to bring relief to chronically ill people. Scott continues to use cannabis to treat symptoms.
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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A man plays his piano inside his tent.
Oct. 30: Iraq war veteran Lavon Johnson, who is homeless, plays his piano inside his tent along Veterans Row near Brentwood. “Pride. Money. Nobody wants to admit a mistake was made,” said Johnson when asked why he thought it took so long to get the veterans help.
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The Colorado River cuts through the Grand Canyon in an aerial view in blue light
Oct. 30: The Colorado River cuts through the Grand Canyon as seen from the Hopi Viewpoint on the South Rim in Arizona at dusk.
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 A man in a Clippers uniform stands under a light
Nov. 1: Clippers forward Terance Mann before a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center.
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Legs facing toward the sky rest on a black tarp
Nov. 7: Runners recuperate after completing the Los Angeles Marathon in Century City.
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A student sits in a van while watching a computer screen
Nov. 9: UC Santa Barbara student Kris Hotchkiss lives in a van borrowed from a friend. The two friends rebuilt it to have a bed, fridge, cabinets and ceiling air fan. But one week into the school quarter, the battery short-circuited, so he was without electricity for six weeks.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
A woman stands in the gap between two dark drapes
Nov. 9: Actress Caitriona Balfe stars in the new movie “Belfast.”
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The shadow of Army Brig. Gen. Robert Wooldridge falls on a Korean War memorial.
Nov. 11: The shadow of Army Brig. Gen. Robert Wooldridge is cast upon a Korean War memorial that was unveiled at Hillcrest Park in Fullerton on Veterans Day.
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A man wears a blue suit that says "RIP Papa, I Love You" with a photo
Nov. 12: Dishay Banks wears a custom suit for his grandfather’s funeral at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. Joe Reginald Moore Sr., a 67-year-old Compton pastor, was shot in the chest outside the church where he had just led a Bible study.
(Christina House / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Sparks in silhouette with a cowboy hat on as the sun sets on the water behind him.
Nov. 13: Michael Sparks, from Chapel Hill, N.C., strikes a pose as the sun sets at the end of a hot autumn day in Venice Beach.
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Lil Uzi Vert performs in the middle of the crowd with brightly colored screens behind him
Nov. 14: Lil Uzi Vert performs at the Day N Vegas hip-hop music festival.
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Chargers outside linebacker Kyzir White touches a lightning orb.
Nov. 14: Chargers linebacker Kyzir White touches a lightning orb on his way to the field at SoFi Stadium.
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Anthony Davis lies on his stomach on the court as a trainer treats him
Nov. 15: Lakers forward Anthony Davis is treated by a trainer before a game against the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center.
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Container ships at port while cars drive nearby
Nov. 18: Container ships deliver cargo on Terminal Island in the Port of Los Angeles near Harbor Boulevard in San Pedro.
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 UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson scores past USC linebacker Ralen Goforth
Nov. 20: UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson scores past USC linebacker Ralen Goforth at the Coliseum.
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 Silhouettes of travelers at Los Angeles International Airport.
Nov. 23: As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, traffic is heavy at Los Angeles International Airport.
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A 100-year-old woman in a multicolored bathing suit stands at the edge of a pool where other swimmers are in the water
Nov. 27: Maurine Kornfeld, 100, gets into the pool for a 6:30 a.m. swim at Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
A giant video board at the Coliseum features Lincoln Riley and his name
Nov. 29: A video board at the Coliseum welcomes Lincoln Riley as the new head football coach at USC.
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A person looks at murals of people on display under lights in a park
Dec. 1: Dramatic murals are a part of the installation at the Wall Las Memorias during a rededication ceremony on World AIDS Day in Lincoln Park.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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A young woman stands on the patio and looks into a home through a window.
Dec. 3: Grace Campbell-McGuire, 17, stands on the patio where a robber entered her home in Los Angeles. The suspect was also linked to the fatal shooting of 81-year-old Jacqueline Avant hours earlier.
(Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)
 Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey fends off a Jacksonville tackler
Dec. 5: Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey stiff-arms Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence after picking up a fumble at SoFi Stadium.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
People hold candles outside
Dec. 7: Elected officials join residents of Wilmington in a candlelight vigil for three people who were shot near the intersection of Blinn Avenue and L Street. A 13-year-old boy was killed in the shooting, and a 9-year-old girl was injured.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
A couple take photos at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa decorated with lights and big toy nutcracker soldier displays.
Dec. 8: Linda and Joe Rodriguez of Fontana take photos at the 29th annual Festival of Lights display at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
People are silhouetted as rain clouds drift over them
Dec. 9: Rain clouds drift over Signal Hill as a storm clears out of the Los Angeles Basin.
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