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In Focus: Staff photos from April 6 - 12

Supporters of Tibetan independence tussle with China backers as the relay in San Francisco begins. Several torchbearers dropped out and every San Francisco law enforcement officer was on duty in a chaotic day that saw several scuffles and a small number of arrests. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
San Francisco police line up in front of a bridge that was on the original route of the Olympic torch. Many people who came to town to see the torch were left disappointed. “We are duped and are mad at the mayor,” one woman said. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
A pair of tennis shoes lie at the scene of a rollover accident on the PCH in Malibu. A popular 17-year-old football player was killed and three other teenagers seriously injured after a night of partying, authorities say. A fourth passenger suffered minor injuries. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Two Newbury Park High students console each other outside the school after hearing of the crash in Malibut that involved several of their classmates. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Jamiel Shaw Sr. weeps as he and his wife, Anita, appear before the Los Angeles City Council to ask that police officers routinely check a suspect’s immigration status. Their son’s alleged killer was an illegal immigrant who had just gotten out of jail. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Megan Roddy, 3, and Brendon Roddy, 6, relatives of Pfc. George Delgado, get a close look at his casket during a private wake at a Lancaster funeral home. Delgado died with three other soldiers in Iraq on March 24. “I know he is resting in peace. He is not suffering anymore,” said Maria Calle, Delgado’s mother. (Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
UCLA’s Kevin Love takes a rebound from Memphis Tigers’ Joey Dorsey, left, and Robert Dozier in a semifinal game of the Final Four in San Antonio Saturday. The Tigers won 78-63. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
UCLA’s Darren Collison sits in the locker room after losing to Memphis in a semifinal game of the Final Four in San Antonio on Saturday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Kansas’ Darrell Arthur dunks over Memphis’ Robert Dozier (2) and Doneal Mack during the NCAA championship game. Kansas wins in overtime, 75-68. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Coach Bill Self embraces Jeremy Case after Kansas beat Memphis for the NCAA title. “I know they missed a couple of free throws and we caught a couple of breaks later,” Self said. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Robin Williams hugs “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell at the “Idol Gives Back” show at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The special charity event benefits relief programs for children and young people in extreme poverty. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Miley Cyrus gave not one but two performances at the “Idol Gives Back” special. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)