Week in Photos: Ukraine marks a year of war; beloved priest was murdered; and snow lands in Southland.

Hello and welcome to our pick of this week’s top stories – in pictures. Here’s what you might have missed.

Ukraine marks a painful anniversary of the Russian invasion. The country, which largely weathered the attacks on Russia’s power grid, is working its way through grief and destruction and vowing to win. We look back on the ongoing war with images from Los Angeles Times photographers.

A small, lone figure of a man in the foreground moves away from a massive fiery explosion that fills most of the background.

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

(Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times)

A soldier prays during a service

At Sts. Peter and Paul Garrison Church in Lviv, Ukraine, soldiers along with civilians attend mass 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 at his funeral March 2022 in Starychi, Ukraine.

(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

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

A standing woman looks into the camera with a serious expression.

Olga Rudenko, Editor-in-Chief of the Kyiv Independent, poses for a portrait at the publication’s offices in Kyiv, Ukraine.

(Pete Kiehart / For the Times)

A powerful storm is advancing on Southern California with the threat of historic snow.
Rain, big waves, a rare snowstorm warning – read 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 are falling on Interstate 5 near Tejon Pass as a strong storm hit Thursday.

(Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times)

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

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

(Allen J. Cockroaches / Los Angeles Times)

As the freezing storm swept across Southern California, the homeless ran.

A head and shoulders frame of an older woman with blonde hair wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt and green coat.

Crystal Jones, with the support of outreach workers from the Los Angeles County Homeless Services Authority, is preparing to move from her homeless camp to an emergency shelter with her partner Thursday before the storm.

(Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)

A Los Angeles immigrant congregation and a congregation were left in disbelief after a senior bishop was gunned down last Saturday. After being arrested in the minister’s killing, a craftsman confessed to the killing of Auxiliary Bishop David G. O’Connell. The beloved preacher dedicated his life to others, helping immigrants, the poor and the disenfranchised, and for one columnist, he restored his faith in the faith.

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

A plaque will be installed Sunday in honor of Bishop David O’Connell, who was murdered in Hacienda Heights a day earlier.

(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

In darkened pews, lit by dull light filtering through a stained glass window, people pray during a mass

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

(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

COVID-19 deaths top 100,000 in California: ‘No one… expected that number’

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

Chaplain Kevin Deegan, left, holds Julio Valladares’ hand at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills in January 2022. Valladares is among 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 botched fireworks explosion in 2021.

Two children run past a metal fence and board up houses

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

(Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

And finally, good news — how a hiker survived a 200-foot fall off an icy trail.

A blonde woman, in a head and shoulders profile view, raises her head with her eyes closed and smiles in the light of the setting sun.

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)

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2023-02-25/week-in-review-top-visual-stories-feb-25 Week in Photos: Ukraine marks a year of war; beloved priest was murdered; and snow lands in Southland.

Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing Alley@ustimespost.com.

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