November 14, 2012

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 4:06 pm (UTC-4)
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China Congress

Delegates attend the closing ceremony for the 18th Communist Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (AP)

Germany Weather

A walker passes pollarded trees, typical for the lower Rhine area, with yellow leaves on the river Rhine bank in Duisburg, Germany. (AP)

A toddler brandishes a red flag during a general strike in Porto, Portugal. The second general strike in eight months in Portugal, where the government intends to intensify austerity measures next year, left commuters stranded as trains ground to a virtual halt and the Lisbon subway shut down. (AP)

Yemen Daily Life

A Yemeni man, right, uses his mobile phone to take photos of his friend as they gather near the historical site of Bab al-Yemen in the the old city of Sana’a. (AP)

Belarus Ecology

Belarusian Emergency Ministry employees cut open metal barrels that were used to hold pesticide and were found buried in a forest near the village of Novaya Strazha, some 200 kms (125 miles) southwest of Minsk. (AP)

India Burma Suu Kyi

Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi scatters rose petals at the memorial to India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in New Delhi. Suu Kyi is on a six-day visit to India. (Reuters)

South Africa Labor Strike

Fruit bins burn at a packing store in Wolesley, about 120km north of Cape Town, South Africa. The fire, which burnt more than 15,000 wooden bins is thought to be connected to the farm workers’ strike. (AFP)

Britain Twilight Premiere

Fans queue in Leicester Square, London, after camping out for the night ahead of the UK premiere of the movie ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2’ at a cinema. (AP)

Elementary school children wade through a river to go to school in the village of Nagari Koto Nan Tigo in Indonesia’s West Sumatra province. School children from around 46 families in the village are forced to cross the river every day because there is no bridge, villagers said. (Reuters)

US Congress

Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), U.S. representative-elect for Illinois’ 8th Congressional District, is pictured with other female members of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Duckworth, a helicopter pilot in the Iraq war, who was shot down and lost both her legs in an attack, became the first Asian-American woman elected to Congress in Illinois. (Reuters)

Oman Football

Omani fans hold portraits of Sultan Qaboos bin Said as they attend the 2014 World Cup Asian zone group B qualifying football match between Oman and Japan in Muscat. (AFP)

Australia Solar Eclipse

The moment of totality of a solar eclipse at Cape Tribulation in Queensland state, Australia. Starting just after dawn, the eclipse cast its 150-kilometer (95-mile) shadow in Australia’s Northern Territory, crossed the northeast tip of the country and was swooping east across the South Pacific, where no islands are in its direct path. (AP/Tourism Queensland)

Poland Architecture

A warped house, inspired by drawings of Polish illustrator Jan Szancer, is pictured on the main street in Sopot, a Baltic sea resort, Poland. (AFP)

Fashion Island Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The crowd around the tree as it is lit during the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, California. (AP)

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