First day of school
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Here’s what the first day of school looked like around Los Angeles

First day of school

Joaquin Valdiva, center, holds his class sign with friends Jacob Ortega, Hunter Henderson and Hudson Henderson, from left, as they meet before school at Mountain View Elementary School in Tujunga.

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Brian Kanner, center, carries his daughter Alex into kindergarten class as her sister, third-grader Jasmine, follows at Mountain View Elementary School in Tujunga.

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Armineh Balian, right, shows a photo she took of daughter Emily on her first day of kindergarten at Mountain View Elementary School in Tujunga.

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Kindergarten student Michelle Shahjahanian, left, holds tight to her dad Alfred Shahjahanian as her sister Melanie, a second-grader, tries to coax her into school at Mountain View Elementary School in Tujunga.

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Annie McGrayan, right, takes a photo of her children -- second-grade daughter Milena, left, who is encouraging her brother Eric on his first day of kindergarten -- at Mountain View Elementary School in Tujunga.

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First-grader Sofia Sousani came prepared with a sign as she poses for photos by her mother before school began at Mountain View Elementary School in Tujunga.

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Mary Saroyan, center, raises her hand in the kindergarten classroom of Karine Yedigaryan, who is teaching an English-Armenian dual-language class at Mountain View Elementary School in Tujunga. 

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First-grader Isabella Tahmasian writes her name during an English-Armenian dual-language class at Mountain View Elementary School in Tujunga.

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Supt. Michelle King talks with first-grade student Jacob Ortega in one of the L.A. Unified School District’s first English-Armenian dual-language classes at Mountain View Elementary School.

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Isaac Sandy, left, takes a turn at the microphone to say a “daily libation,” before pouring water on a lemon tree during an assembly at the Boys Academic Leadership Academy in South LA. 

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Sixth grader Joshua Thornton yells out to classmates during a lunch time race at the school for the Boys Academic Leadership Academy in South LA.

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Students walk on campus for the opening day of the $160 million Maywood Center for Enriched Studies.

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Student Angela Diaz flips through a book in the campus library on the opening day of the $160-million Maywood Center for Enriched Studies.

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