The sun sets behind "The Spirit of Imperial Beach," a statue in this southern California beach city just north of the border with Mexico.
Men walk past "El Techumbre" at Desayunador Salesiano Padre Chava, a shelter and soup kitchen in Tijuana. The large improvised tent, built recently to add space for beds as Tijuana sees more migrants and refugees from West Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America, is called that because it resembles the shape of a steeply peaked roof.
Watching the Bicentenario parade in the cradle of Mexican independence, San Miguel de Allende.
A couple hugs on the other side of a Pride flag as members of San Diego's LGBT community celebrate two decisions by the US Supreme Court, with the overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and a decision that sweeps away California's Proposition 8, a law that banned same-sex marriages in the state.
Same-sex marriage proponents tried to get married at the San Diego County Clerk's office, but were refused due to the stay on the court ruling that held such marriages should be allowed. Some protesters peacefully blocked access to the clerk's office and were arrested.
Candlelight vigil marks World AIDS Day in San Diego.
A vendor lights a cigarette in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
The hottest summer on record comes to an end with the sunset reflecting golden light off high rises in downtown San Diego on the evening before the autumnal equinox.
An Anna's hummingbird at dusk.
Two surfers nearly collide while riding the same wave off Ocean Beach in San Diego.
A surfer leaves the water as the sun sets on New Year's Eve.
An Alaska brown bear, a subspecies of the grizzly that tend to grow larger due to their diets, snags a salmon from a waterfall on the Katmai River on the Alaska Peninsula.
Workers put the final touches on 'Forever Marilyn," a 26-foot-tall statue of screen icon Marilyn Monroe going up in downtown Palm Springs. The statue, by artist Seward Johnson, is based on a famous scene in 'Seven Year Itch' when Marilyn's skirt is blown up as she stands on a subway grate.
Dancer waits to perform, San Miguel de Allende.
A geisha walks through the narrow streets of Kyoto's historic Gion district.