Summer in San Diego can’t really start without the Del Mar opener, which took place this week.

Photos: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times 

"Families are on the move today, leaving their homes in the outlying areas of Gaza and into shelters and relatives’ homes closer to the center of Gaza. You can see carts pulled by donkeys carrying whole families; from small children to grandparents."

Our photographer Carolyn Cole is documenting the conflict in the Gaza Strip.

Photos: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

How fans of the U.S. World Cup team showed their support as USA beat Ghana today, 2-1

See more fans and shots of the game here.

Photos: Top: Fans cheer for the U.S. team at a viewing party in Chicago (AP/Sun-Times Media, Chandler West). Middle left: U.S. fan arrives for the U.S.-Ghana game in Natal, Brazil (Getty Images/Diego Marcel). Middle right: U.S. fan celebrates his team’s victory (AP/Leo Correa). Bottom: Fan dressed as Elvis arrives for the U.S.-Ghana game in Natal, Brazil (Getty Images/Diego Marcel).

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The clouds over Los Angeles cleared up just enough to snap a picture of the Blood Moon.

Nice shot, Steven. This photo was our pick today for our Southern California Moments project. 

stevebev:

The clouds over Los Angeles cleared up just enough to snap a picture of the Blood Moon.

Nice shot, Steven. This photo was our pick today for our Southern California Moments project. 

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The underwater photography of Chris Burkard

Central California-based photographer Burkard recently sat down with Framework for a Q&A on his kinetic work, his favorite locations and some insider knowledge about the difficulties of taking photos under water.

Check out the full interview, and take a deep dive into his work right here.

Photos: Chris Burkard

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Our readers take some awesome photos. Once more, we ran through your submissions and picked out our favorites, some of which you can see above.

The rest of our December selections are over at Framework, so take a look!

Photos: Gary J. Winterboer, Kevin Balluff, Anthony Samaniego, David Sanden, Steve Gaskin, Robert Larson

Photographer’s choice: Our best photos of 2013

The Los Angeles Times’ photo team has gone through their extensive archives and picked out their favorite shots from the entire past year - ranging from the glam and glitter of the Academy Awards, to the bleak shadows of California prisons.

Browse through the whole collection over at Framework.

Photos: Ricardo Dearathanha, Don Bartletti, Jay L. Clendenin, Rick Loomis, Gary Friedman, Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

A photographic peek into North Korea

Associated Press photographer David Guttenfelder is one of the few members of the western media to gain access into the secretive, isolated nation of North Korea. Above is the latest sampling of his work documenting the country, and you can follow him on Tumblr here.

Photos: David Guttenfelder / Associated Press

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Los Angeles, 1959. 

aconversationoncool:

Los Angeles, 1959. 

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The lighter side of life in Los Angeles

Photographer Mel Melcon has long been attracted to some of the stranger sites L.A. offers, and as you can see, the city offers plenty of opportunities for bizarre scenes.

As for the spectacular arrest of the amazing Spider-Man above, Melcon recounts the scene:

As they were about to put the handcuffs on the man, one of the officers grabbed my arm and stopped me from taking photos. I guess he thought it would be bad public relations if I caught them in the act of arresting a superhero.

Look through some more photographic oddities over at Framework.

Photos: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

Colorful photography lessons from the Philippines

Our own Luis Sinco has been working on the first South Pacific Photo Workshop in the Philippines, set in Dumaguete City, the capital of Negros Oriental Province.

Alongside Magnum photographer Eli Reed and Armando Arorizo, owner of the Los Angeles’ Perfect Exposure Gallery, Sinco has been guiding an internationally diverse set of students through the basics of photography throughout the bustling city streets and vibrant wilderness.

Participants in the first South Pacific Photo Workshop include, from left: Mark Bermas, Juliet Gim, Dennis Welter, Kenan Tuada, Hersley-Ven Casero, Roman Hampl, Jeff “Ruby” Rubenstein, Luis Sinco, Armando Arorizo, Sophia Sinco, Lisa Blumenfeld, Eli Reed and Paul Benzi Sebastian Florendo. Not pictured: Phil Prins and Mark Besario.

Check out more of their work over at Framework.

Photos: Hersley-Ven Casero, Phil Prins, Mark Bermas, Eli Reed

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fuji x100s.

my weekend lazy l.a. drive-by photography.

top: hollywood freeway and 1st street bridge near little tokyo with downtown l.a. in the distance.

mid: hollywood freeway and a condominium painted like an analog tv you would find on the streets on cahuenga blvd. in hollywood.

bot: hollywood freeway and macarthur park’s beautiful lake dump-your-bodies-here on wilshire blvd.

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Sometimes, a photographer doesn’t get their shot - and this is the face they make.
From the original caption:

Aug. 23, 1954: Los Angeles Mirror photographer George Lacks portrays his frustration after narcotics suspect huddled under blanket on right refused to come out and have his picture taken at the Central Police Station.

Sometimes, a photographer doesn’t get their shot - and this is the face they make.

From the original caption:

Aug. 23, 1954: Los Angeles Mirror photographer George Lacks portrays his frustration after narcotics suspect huddled under blanket on right refused to come out and have his picture taken at the Central Police Station.

Silver fire rages, with San Bernardino National Forest at risk

The fire, which has spread across 16,000 acres near Banning in Riverside County, is currently being combated by more than 1,400 firefighters - who so far have successfully contained 25% of the blaze.

But according to U.S. Forest Service spokesman Eric Solomon, today’s calm conditions so far could take a turn for the worst, pushing the flames toward the southern San Bernardino National Forest.

Read more over at L.A. Now.

Photos: Stuart Polley / EPA, Allen J. Schaben, Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Southern California’s gambling armada

During the 1920s and 1930s, gambling ships were a common sight along the southern California coast, floating between legal loopholes until a swift crackdown in 1939.

There may have been a gambling ban in California at the time, but state jurisdiction only extends three miles out to sea. Meanwhile, gamblers assumed that the lack of a federal ban on the practice kept them relatively in the clear. At least until Aug. 1, 1939…

From the Times’ original article on the final straw for law enforcement:

Moving the arm of California law out to sea yesterday representatives of the state and county governments closed three gambling casinos off Santa Monica and Long Beach and blockaded another, marooning 600 patrons on board.

More than 250 deputy sheriffs and district attorney’s investigators participated in the raids, which were conducted with utmost secrecy.

At Long Beach, the Mt. Baker (The Showboat) and the Tango were boarded and taken over by officers who placed nearly a score of men in custody and seized more than $30,000 in stakes.

For more on the lawless nearby Pacific, and The Rex, a single ship which was frequented by more than 850,000 individuals in a year, head over to Framework.

Photos: Paul Calvert / Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, Wide World Press