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A reflection of Westminster Abbey is seen on the roof of a car.


A female skull dating 4,100 to 3,700 BC is on display at Baden-Wurttemberg State Museum's Karlsruhe Palace in Karlsruhe. The exhibition entitled "The Neolithic Age in Transition: The Michelsberg culture" runs from Nov. 20 to May 15, 2011.


"Red Shirts" anti-government protesters light candles in the shape of a heart on Ratchaprasong road during a demonstration. Thai "Red Shirts" gathered outside a Bangkok prison where the movement's leaders are held as they began events to mark six months since a deadly army crackdown on their anti-government rally.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pornchai Kittiwongsakul / AFP / Getty Images

An Indonesian rescuer searches for victims of the eruption of Mt. Merapi. Mt. Merapi began unleashing torrents of hot gas, rock and other debris late last month after years of dormancy. The most significant blast came Nov. 5, the deadliest day at the mountain in decades.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Slamet Riyadi / Associated Press

Sikh devotees perform Gatka, an ancient form of Sikh martial art, during a religious procession to mark the Guru Nanak Jayanti, in Bhopal. Sunday marks Guru Nanak Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sanjeev Gupta / EPA

New members of the 112th U.S. Congress pose for a freshman group photo on the East Front steps of the U.S. House of Representatives on Capitol Hill.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Reynolds / EPA

President Barack Obama, center, listens to the American national anthem during the arrival ceremony at the Belem National Palace. Obama and the leaders of NATO's 27 other member nations opened a two-day summit aimed at finding ways to keep the Cold War alliance relevant in the 21st century.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Victor R. Caivano / Associated Press

A South Korean girl stands between a South Korean Army helicopter and a portrait of a North Korean boy defector at the Korean War Memorial Museum. The United Nations Third Committee passed resolutions condemning the human rights situations in North Korea and Myanmar on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jo Yong-Hak / Reuters

A researcher carries giant panda cubs after a group photo is taken at the Bifengxia panda breeding center. A total of 16 panda cubs that were born in 2010 made their first appearance in public during a photo opportunity at the breeding center.


An explosives expert wearing a protective suit prepares to blow up a suspicious plastic bag at the central station in Hanover. In the course of the elevated security standards due to a terrorism warning, three platforms were closed. The federal police blew up the bag after experts could not estimate possible danger.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Steffen / EPA

A woman rides a scooter alongside a pile of garbage. The Italian government pledged $209.6 million to help solve a chronic garbage crisis in and around Naples and said it would speed up the construction of incinerators in the region.


Locals watch from a window as soldiers disperse people gathered near barracks outside the capital. Madagascar's army chief held talks on Friday with a group of rebel military officers who had threatened two days earlier to topple the government and set up a ruling military council.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Siphiwe Sibeko / Reuters

Jeon Hee Sook of South Korea, left, competes against Nishioka Shiho of Japan during the women's individual foil round in the fencing competition at the 16th Asian Games.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Clarke / AFP / Getty Images

Norshahruddin Mad Ghani, right, of Malaysia kicks the ball as Yoo Dong-young of South Korea blocks during the sepaktakraw men's team semifinal 2 at the 16th Asian Games. Malaysia beat South Korea, 2-0.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Goh Oh Chai Hin / AFP / Getty Images

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Our Friday’s Pictures in the News mash-up takes us the London, where we get reflective on an image of Westminster Abbey; the partial remains of a female skull dating 4,100 to 3,700 BC on display in Germany; and President Barack Obama and the leaders of NATO’s 27 other member nations in Portugal trying to find a way to keep the Cold War alliance relevant in the 21st century.

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