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From a village in Myanmar to a meditation center in Baldwin Park: The path of a Buddhist monk

Gail Fisher for the Los Angeles Times

Ashin Gunissara was born in Taw Ku Gyi, a tiny village in Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Delta. His parents were poor farmers and did not have the means to send him to school, so his dream of becoming a doctor never become a reality. 702 more words

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Summer Solstice Parade in Santa Barbara

This year’s 42nd Summer Solstice Parade in Santa Barbara featured the theme of “Legends,” with more than 1,000 parade participants, 30 extravagant floats, whimsical costumes, choreographed dancers and characters on stilts. 97 more words

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'Refugee' exhibition spotlights plight of refugees in Europe and beyond

A new photography exhibition documenting the plight of refugees in Europe, Africa and elsewhere is on display at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City, and features work from five photographers who have captured displaced persons around the world. 42 more words

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How I got that iconic Nancy Reagan photo

Photo editor Bryan Chan was a photographer for the Los Angeles Times when Ronald Reagan died in 2004. He took a photo of Nancy Reagan leaning over her husband’s casket when it arrived at the Reagan Library. 571 more words

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Dakar 2016 Rally

The Dakar 2016 Rally is underway in South America.

The 15-day race through Argentina and Bolivia, featuring 556 competitors from 60 different nations, combines difficulty and terrain; forcing drivers and their teams to adapt and re-assess their performance on a daily basis. 9 more words

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Cool Art | 32nd Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival

The 32nd Harbin International Snow and Ice Festival is underway in northern China. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Pearl on the Crown of Ice & Snow.’ Organizers said this year’s festival used a record 11.7 million cubic feet of snow to create the works of art.

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2015 | The Year in Pictures

As we close out the year, we bring you a gallery of images from 2015. The European migration, FIFA scandal and on-going conflicts in the Middle East were just some of the headliners. Take a look.

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