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Week in Photos: Ukraine marks a year of war; a beloved bishop’s killing is mourned; snow falls on the Southland


Hello and welcome to our pick of this week’s top stories — in photos. Here’s what you may have missed.

Ukraine registers a painful anniversary of the Russian invasion. The country, which has largely weathered the onslaught of the Russian power grid, is working through grief and destruction and promising to win. We look back at the ongoing war through the images of Los Angeles Times photographers.

A fireball erupts after Russian bombing in Kharkiv, Ukraine, in March 2022.

(Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times)

A soldier prays during a church service

At the Sts. Peter and Paul Garrison Church in Lviv, Ukraine, soldiers attend mass together with civilians in May 2022.

(Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times)

A woman kisses the forehead of a man lying in a coffin

A woman kisses the forehead of a Ukrainian soldier during his March 2022 funeral in Starychi, Ukraine.

(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

As the country marks a year of war, six Ukrainians talk about how their lives have changed.

A standing woman looks seriously at the camera.

Olga Rudenko, editor-in-chief of the Kyiv Independent, poses for a portrait at the publication’s office in Kiev, Ukraine.

(Pete Kiehart / For The Times)

A powerful storm is approaching Southern California with the threat of historic snow.
Rain, big waves, a rare blizzard warning – learn why this SoCal winter storm is so unusual.

See more Times staff photos of the blizzard here.

Snow falls on vehicles on a highway

Snow flurries fall on Interstate 5 near Tejon Pass as a powerful storm moved in Thursday.

(Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times)

Two people hug next to a snowman on a snowy soccer field

Katelynn Chavez and Pedro Ruiz embrace after making a snowman on Thursday at Yucaipa Community Park in Yucaipa.

(Allen J. Cockroaches / Los Angeles Times)

As the frigid storm descended, Southern California scrambled to house the homeless.

A head-and-shoulder frame of an older woman with blonde hair, wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt and a green jacket.

Crystal Jones, assisted by street workers from the Los Angeles County Homeless Services Authority, is preparing to move with her partner from their homeless camp to a shelter on Thursday before the storm.

(Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)

An LA immigrant community and a parish were in disbelief after a high-ranking bishop was shot last Saturday. After an arrest in the murder of the cleric, a handyman confessed to the murder of Auxiliary Bishop David G. O’Connell. The beloved preacher devoted his life to others, helping immigrants, the poor and the disenfranchised, and for one columnist, he restored faith in faith.

A photo of.  Roman Catholic Bishop David O'Connell and police tape hang from a street sign

A sign was erected on Sunday honoring Bishop David O’Connell, who was killed the day before in Hacienda Heights.

(Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)

Standing in darkened pews illuminated by blue-tinted light streaming in through a stained-glass window, people pray during a mass

People attend a Mass in honor of Bishop O’Connell on Sunday at St. Francis X. Cabrini Parish in Los Angeles.

(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

More than 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 in California: ‘No one … expected this number’

A black and white image of a hand reaching in from the left and holding a patient's hand on the ventilator in a hospital bed

Chaplain Kevin Deegan, left, holds the hand of Julio Valladares at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in January 2022 in Mission Hills. Valladares is one of 100,000 people who have died from COVID-19 in California.

(Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times)

LA wants to evict families living in a luxury hotel since a failed fireworks explosion in 2021.

Two children run along a metal fence and board up houses

Boarded up homes on 27th Street in Los Angeles, where an LAPD-led fireworks explosion went awry in 2021.

(Christina House/Los Angeles Times)

And finally, some good news: how one hiker survived a 200-foot fall from an icy trail.

A blond woman, in profile with head and shoulders, raises her head with closed eyes, smiling into the setting light.

Ruth Woroniecki, who survived a 200-foot fall from Cucamonga Peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, poses for a portrait in Acton on Tuesday.

(Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times)

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