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The Week in Photos: June 4-10

Democrat Phil Angelides savors his primary victory over Steve Westly early Wednesday. Angelides enters the general election campaign with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger having a better image. The governor is viewed favorably by 54% of voters, compared with Angelides’ 42%. (Robert Durell / LAT)
Deneice Garland, top, and Roddy Williams pull down blocks of the AIDS quilt to be shipped from the Atlanta warehouse. The quilt brought the horror of the disease to Americans with both its enormity and its detail-a patchwork the size of 24 football fields sewn from the artifacts of lost lives. (Francine Orr / LAT)
Jose Guadalupe Tejeda swirls his cape in front of a charging young bull in Aguascalientes, Mexico. He’s the best bullfighter with Los Enanitos Toreros troup of midgets. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
Robin and Greg Sanders of Corona del Mar had been on their way to the hospital when Sovarae was born, 100 yards from home. Quick deliveries are part of Robin Sanders’ family history. In fact, she was born in a car. (Don Kelsen / LAT)
Judges operate in the new $185 million Clark County courthouse in Las Vegas, two blocks from wedding chapels, casinos, and strip clubs. An L.A. Times investigation found that judges routinely ignore financial and political conflicts of interest and rule in cases involving friends, former clients, business associates, even people to whom they owe money. (Béatrice de Géa / LAT)
Alejo Contreras, his face bandaged from an attack in which his brother was killed, says gang members “came out of nowhere” Monday. At right, his mother, Monica, comforts one of his younger brothers, Abraham. Alejo Contreras was cut under his eye with a knife when five males tried to take his cross from around his neck. Augustine Contreras, 17, of Culver City came to his aid. He was fatally shot in a parking lot at Venice High School. (Al Seib / LAT)
The Phillies’ Chase Utley barrels into Dodger catcher Russell Martin to score in the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium on Sunday. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Sheila Tehrani walks on a treadmill inside her small Eagle Rock home with her 3-year-old niece. Before Tehrani’s recent surgery, hanging skin from losing 138 pounds had inhibited her workout routine. Siblings Cyrus and Sheila Tehrani mortgaged a family home to have lap-band surgery to lose weight. Each had weighed over 500 pounds. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
Bich Vu greets students Wednesday at Holy Family Cathedral School in Orange. Vu, while escaping with his family from Vietnam in 1978, vowed to devote himself to God, something he forgot until the ‘90s. He is one of three men who will be ordained this weekend. He’ll say his first Mass in Huntington Beach. (Don Kelsen / LAT)
Paul Miles, 24, rigs a fake bush to hide an illegal trail. He is part of the Student Conservation Assn., a nonprofit organization that sent him and six others to a section of the east Mojave Desert for an eight-month hitch. They get $160 a week. The California desert is a fragile landscape, prone to slow change and slow healing. An effort is underway to fix the damage wrought by years of abuse by off-road vehicles, tourists, miners and even tanks. (Karen Tapia-Andersen / LAT)
People walk through the exhibition of Brazilian soccer legend Pele “Pelestation - The Legend in Action” in Berlin, on Wednesday. The exhibiton features many aspects of Pele’s life as a soccer player. (Franka Bruns / AP)
Michelle Wie , 16, of Hawaii, reacts to her shot on the 12th tee of the U.S. Open sectional qualifying round at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, N.J., on Monday. A huge crown showed up to watch Wie. She fell short of making the tournament. (Mel Evans / AP)
Crowds gather on Sullivan’s Island, S.C., Wednesday to watch as the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship sails into Charleston Harbor for the first time. (Grace Beahm AP/The Post and Courier)
Bangladeshi opposition activists look out of a prison van after they were detained in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday. Bangladesh’s main opposition alliance Wednesday accused the police of arresting more than 1,500 activists to prevent a protest to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Khaleda Zia’s government from going ahead. (Pavel Rahman / AP)
Army Pvt. Louis C.A. Nelson sweeps his bride Bridget York off her feet and swings her over the Raquette River after posing for pictures with photographer Sharon Ober on Tuesday in Ives Park in Potsdam, N.Y., after their wedding. Nelson just finished basic training and advanced infantry training and will be heading off to Ft. Eustas. (Mark Dye AP/The Daily Times)
A man fires a homemade mortar at riot police while blocking the Panamerican highway in Managua, Nicaragua, Wednesday. Students are protesting against a fare increase of public transportation. (Esteban Felix / AP)
A young USA fan watches during a training session for the United States National Team on Tuesday at Edmund Plambeck Stadium in Norderstedt, Germany. (Jonathan Ferrey / Getty Images)
Chinese workers clear away rubbish in the water one day before the demolition of the last cofferdam at Three Gorges Dam in Yichang, China’s Hubei province, on Monday. Workers blew up the massive temporary cofferdam this week. It had been used since 2003 to hold water back during construction of the main wall of Three Gorges. (AP / EyePress)
Palestinian policemen try to stop Palestinians from forcibly entering a petrol station to fill their cylinders Thursday in Al-Nusairat, Gaza Strip. Across the West Bank and Gaza Strip there are shortages of gas after Israeli companies have reportedly curtailed gas allocations to the region. (Abid Katib / Getty Images)
Horses are trapped by flooding at Agde in southeast France after torrential rains in this photo taken Dec. 4, 2003. The photo is part of the exhbition “Nature Beside Itself,” which opened this week as part of the PhotoEspana festival in Madrid. The exhibition coincides with World Environment Day. (Gerard Julien AFP/Getty Images)