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Cricket in Compton and other pictures from around the world

John Clanton Modified: April 18, 2013 at 12:32 pm •  Published: June 14, 2011
In this Sunday, April 3, 2011 picture, Ted Hayes, co-founder, player and coach of the Compton Cricket Club as well as the ìPopzî in the team nickname "the Homies & the Popz," bowls against the Simi Sluggers in Los Angeles. American cricketers are already an anomaly, but even more surprising when they come from Compton, a city on Los Angeles' southern border known more for gangsta rap and gang shootings. The cricketers say the sport is more than just winning and losing. The game's etiquette has helped them mature beyond the confines of urban street culture, learning to mingle with people of different backgrounds, gain self-confidence and control their tempers. (AP Photo/David McNew) ORG XMIT: LA509
In this Sunday, April 3, 2011 picture, Ted Hayes, co-founder, player and coach of the Compton Cricket Club as well as the ìPopzî in the team nickname "the Homies & the Popz," bowls against the Simi Sluggers in Los Angeles. American cricketers are already an anomaly, but even more surprising when they come from Compton, a city on Los Angeles' southern border known more for gangsta rap and gang shootings. The cricketers say the sport is more than just winning and losing. The game's etiquette has helped them mature beyond the confines of urban street culture, learning to mingle with people of different backgrounds, gain self-confidence and control their tempers. (AP Photo/David McNew) ORG XMIT: LA509

I was out of the office last week and didn’t look in Merlin for interesting pictures from around the world. Here’s a few pictures from Los Angeles, India, Spain, and Miami that were turned in over the last ten days or so. You can see more photo galleries by clicking here.

Indian journalists hold a photo of Jay Dey, a well-known investigative journalist who was gunned down Saturday by assailants, as they march to protest his killing in Mumbai, India, Monday, June 13, 2011. Jay Dey was known for his reporting on Mumbai's underworld and had worked as investigative editor for the city's Mid-Day newspaper for more than 15 years, the paper said. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade) ORG XMIT: DEL110
Indian journalists hold a photo of Jay Dey, a well-known investigative journalist who was gunned down Saturday by assailants, as they march to protest his killing in Mumbai, India, Monday, June 13, 2011. Jay Dey was known for his reporting on Mumbai's underworld and had worked as investigative editor for the city's Mid-Day newspaper for more than 15 years, the paper said. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade) ORG XMIT: DEL110
In this Wednesday, June 8, 2011 photo, a member of the Goud family Harinath Goud administers live sardines smeared with secret herbs, believed to be a cure for asthma, to a patient in Hyderabad, India. People travel every June from across India to Hyderabad for the treatment offered free by one family on a day chosen by astrologers. The Goud family says it received the secret formula from a Hindu saint about 170 years ago, but refuse doctors' requests for the herbal mix, saying the saint warned it would lose its potency if commercialized. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.) ORG XMIT: DEL111
In this Wednesday, June 8, 2011 photo, a member of the Goud family Harinath Goud administers live sardines smeared with secret herbs, believed to be a cure for asthma, to a patient in Hyderabad, India. People travel every June from across India to Hyderabad for the treatment offered free by one family on a day chosen by astrologers. The Goud family says it received the secret formula from a Hindu saint about 170 years ago, but refuse doctors' requests for the herbal mix, saying the saint warned it would lose its potency if commercialized. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.) ORG XMIT: DEL111
Demonstrators kiss during a demonstration in Madrid, on the early hours of Monday, June 13, 2011. Tens of thousands of mostly young people have set up around-the-clock protest camps in cities and town across Spain since May 15 to complain about the government's handling of the economic crisis and what they see as a corrupted political party system. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza) ORG XMIT: DO107
Demonstrators kiss during a demonstration in Madrid, on the early hours of Monday, June 13, 2011. Tens of thousands of mostly young people have set up around-the-clock protest camps in cities and town across Spain since May 15 to complain about the government's handling of the economic crisis and what they see as a corrupted political party system. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza) ORG XMIT: DO107
The Dallas Mavericks celebrate after Game 6 of the NBA Finals basketball game against the Miami Heat Sunday, June 12, 2011, in Miami. The Mavericks won 105-95 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)  ORG XMIT: AAA194
The Dallas Mavericks celebrate after Game 6 of the NBA Finals basketball game against the Miami Heat Sunday, June 12, 2011, in Miami. The Mavericks won 105-95 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) ORG XMIT: AAA194
Boston Bruins center Rich Peverley (49) watches as the puck slides to the back of the net as Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (1) looks on in the first period during Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals, Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in Boston. (AP Photo/Harry Howe, Pool) ORG XMIT: BXG125
Boston Bruins center Rich Peverley (49) watches as the puck slides to the back of the net as Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (1) looks on in the first period during Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals, Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in Boston. (AP Photo/Harry Howe, Pool) ORG XMIT: BXG125

-John Clanton