Day In Photos Karen Bass
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Wednesday: The day in photos

Day In Photos Karen Bass
Assemblywoman Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) hugs stepdaughter Yvette Lechuga as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger applauds. Bass was sworn in Tuesday as speaker of the California Assembly at the Capitol in Sacramento. Elected to the Assembly in 2004, she is the first African American woman to serve as its speaker. (Robert Durell / Los Angeles Times)
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A trapped youth from Beichuan middle school waits for rescuers in the earthquake-hit region of Beichuan County, about 100 miles northeast of the epicenter in southwest China’s Sichuan Province. (Li Gang / Xinhua)
Tuesday: The day in photos
A mother mourns as Chinese soldiers carry the body of her child, who was killed when a school building collapsed Monday during the 7.9 earthquake in China’s Sichuan province. (Teh Eng Koon / AFP/Getty Images)
Tuesday: The day in photos
Chinese residents try to salvage their belongings from a collapsed building in Dujiangyan, near the epicenter of Monday’s 7.9 temblor. (AFP / Getty Images)
Tuesday: The day in photos
A man is trapped in debris in Beichuan County, about 100 miles northeast of the Chinese earthquake’s epicenter. (Jiang Yi / Xinhua)
Tuesday: The day in photos
An earthquake victim sits in a hospital in Chengdu, the capital of China’s Sichuan province. Rescue workers sifted through the debris of toppled schools and homes today in search of survivors. (Associated Press)
Tuesday: The day in photos
Myanmar residents line up in the rain for food as aid begins to arrive in Dedaya after last week’s cyclone. (Getty Images)
Tuesday: The day in photos
A child sits under a big basket as he waits for food in Dedaya, Myanmar. The country was devastated by last week’s cyclone, believed to be the worst natural disaster to hit Southeast Asia since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. (Getty Images)
Tuesday: The day in photos
Fire rages in the technical university in Delft, Netherlands. The building contains the most important collection of architecture books, magazines and drawings in the country. It also contains hundreds of chairs, designed by some of the most famous architects. It was unknown how much of the collections could be saved. (Jimmy Van Starrenburg / AFP/Getty Images)
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The Chaiten volcano continued to spew ash, gas and small incandescent rocks under heavy rain in Chaiten, Chile. (Associated Press)
Tuesday: The day in photos
Worshipers wave white handkerchiefs during a procession in front of the Catholic Fatima shrine in central Portugal. Thousands of pilgrims converged to celebrate the 91st anniversary of the apparition of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children on May 13, 1917. (Paulo Cunha / EPA)
Tuesday: The day in photos
Tourists look at portions of the Dead Sea scrolls on display at the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem. One of the most important of the Dead Sea scrolls is going briefly on display this week after more than four decades. (Tara Todras-Whitehill / Associated Press)
Tuesday: The day in photos
A man reads a book in an underground tunnel in the holy Shiite city of Najaf, Iraq. The tunnels and cellars in Najaf were used for centuries as a hiding place from invaders, as storage for food or as a shelter from the summer heat. (Alaa al-Marjani / Associated Press)
Tuesday: The day in photos
A villager walks past a sunflower field in Sheikh Fatte, near Amritsar, India. (Raminder Pal Singh / EPA)
Tuesday: The day in photos
A young boy jumps into a public swimming pool in Stuttgart, Germany. (Thomas Kienzle / Associated Press)
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