November 16, 2012

Posted November 16th, 2012 at 3:07 pm (UTC-4)
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Congress Closed Session

A photographer aims his lens through a crack between the doors of a hallway leading to the room where a closed hearing for the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee regarding the U.S Consulate attack in Benghazi, was taking place in Washington D.C. (Reuters)

Israeli Soldiers Gaza

Israeli soldiers patrol near the border with the Gaza Strip. Israeli tanks and troops massed outside Gaza and the military said it was calling up 16,000 reservists, signs of a possible imminent invasion of the Palestinian enclave after 48 hours of air strikes. (Reuters)

Israel Palestinians Gaza

A Palestinian holds a green Islamic flag during clashes with Israeli troops at the Qalandia checkpoint between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem.

New Jersey Sandy

Amy Neukom removes sand from her parent’s home destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in Mantoloking, New Jersey. (Reuters)

Butterfly Museum Russia

A visitor looks at a butterfly Caligo Eurilochus in the museum of live butterflies in St. Petersburg, Russia. Visitors are allowed to walk among the butterflies on display in the museum, which holds around 20 different tropical species. (Reuters)

US Flags Burma

A shopkeeper waves an American flag at a roadside shop in Rangoon, Burma. U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Burma on Monday, becoming the first U.S. president to visit the country. (AP)

Lake Geneva Clouds

A car is seen at sunset with Alps surrounded by heavy fog hanging above Lake Geneva above Riex near Lausanne, western Switzerland. (AFP)

Sierra Leone Elections

A child street vendor stands in front of a poster for Sierra Leone’s ruling party presidential candidate Ernest Bai Koroma in Freetown. Incumbent President Koroma will face off against former junta leader Julius Maada Bio in polls Saturday. (Reuters)

Paris French Resistance

Eleven of the 23 surviving members of the ‘Compagnons de la Liberation’ take part in a ceremony at the Hotel des Invalides in Paris. The ceremony marks the transfer of the Council of the Order of the Liberation, created 75 years ago by General Charles de Gaulle to honor the French Resistance Fighters, to the seven cities which are so honored. (Reuters)

Sothebys Art Auction

Workers put together displays for Sotheby’s Latin American Art auction in New York. Artist Claudio Bravo’s piece entitled ‘Angelis’ (center) is expected to fetch between $900,000 to $1.2 million during the auction November 19-20. (Reuters)

Spain Separatist Banners

People walk past separatist banners in Barcelona, Spain. Recent polls show more than half of Catalans want to break away from Spain, the highest level in history. The banner reads, ‘Don’t gamble, vote independence.’ (Reuters)

Taiwan Artist Chen

Taiwanese artist Chen Forng-shean looks through a magnifier at his creation, a miniature resin figurine of a snake chasing an elephant, on top of a pencil in Taipei. Chen, who was inspired by the book ‘Le Petit Prince,’ created the figurine to welcome the upcoming Lunar Year of the Snake. (Reuters)


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