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A vendor of colorful stars awaits customers at the Christmas market on the Alexanderplatz.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

Holiday lights illuminate the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees as evening rush-hour traffic jams the famous thoroughfare in the heart of the city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charles Platiau / Reuters

Locals travel on a vehicle sporting a banner of Jude Celestin, a candidate in Haiti's presidential election Sunday. A raging cholera epidemic in the country may deter some voters from participating.


Under a light dusting of snow, evening traffic fills the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 from Shoreline to downtown Seattle.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Siegel / Associated Press

Skaters in the British capital take part in the Big Ice Dance Workout at the launch of Skate at Somerset House. The workout is a new feature of the ice rink, an annual event since 2000.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthew Lloyd / Getty Images

Lee Eun Im of South Korea competes in the women's heptathlon 100m hurdles event at the 16th Asian Games.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Parks / AFP/Getty Images

Switzerland's Roger Federer serves against Spain's David Ferrer in a singles match at the Barclays ATP World Tour Tennis Finals.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Glyn Kirk / AFP/Getty Images

A photographic print of Pablo Picasso by Irving Penn is held during a press preview at Christie's. The sale of 150 photographs at the famed auction house later this week includes works from the private collections of James Danziger and Norman Hall, as well as images by Irving Penn, David Bailey, Rankin and Norman Parkinson.


A health worker on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince wears protective gloves, jacket and mask. Haitian health officials have said at least 1,344 people have died from a worsening cholera epidemic that has ravaged the country since mid-October.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hector Retamal / AFP/Getty Images

A schoolboy walks on a bridge in Mamba village outside the capital of Antananarivo. Voters in Madagascar approved a new constitution that will allow Africa's youngest leader to stand in presidential elections scheduled for May 2011.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Siphiwe Sibeko / Reuters

A man walks with his umbrella during a heavy rain in Pristina.


An honor guard carries the remains of army Specialist Michael L. Stansbery at his burial service at Arlington National Cemetery. Stansbery, 21, of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, died July 30 near Kandahar, Afghanistan from injuries sustained after his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Win McNamee / Getty Images

Mai Nakagawa and Sayaka Shibusawa of Japan compete in the women's synchronized springboard diving final at Aoti Aquatics Centre on Day 10 of the Asian Games.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adam Pretty / Getty Images

First-year students from St. Andrews University indulge in the foam-fight ritual on Raisin Weekend at the Scottish university. On this weekend, traditionally, a gift of raisins (now foam) is given by the new students to their elders as a thank you for their guidance, and in exchange they receive a receipt in Latin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images Europe

Protesters hold a mask of a monster symbolizing Ukraine's tax police at a rally in central Kiev. Thousands of angry Ukrainians protested on Kiev's central square against a tax bill that would increase taxes for small business.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Chuzavkov / Associated Press

A lion cub plays with its mother, Stefani, at the zoo in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. Twin lion cubs were born in captivity at the zoo a month ago.


Residents grill fish along a highway in Buluan town on the island of Mindanao as part of the 37th founding anniversary of the province. The event was intended to alter the image of the region, marred by the Maguindanao political massacre a year ago. Thousands of tilapia were grilled along a stretch about 2 1/2 miles in the hopes of establishing a Guinness World Record.


Relatives of journalists killed in the Nov. 23, 2009, Maguindanao massacre hold a vigil in General Santos City. The massacre occurred when a group that included 32 journalists was headed to file for the candidacy of a political rival to a local mayor. Fifty-seven people were kidnapped and brutally killed.


Afghan youths play at Nader Khan Hill, overlooking Kabul. NATO's top civilian representative told the BBC kids' news show "Newsround" recently that Afghan children "are probably safer here than they would be in London, New York or Glasgow or many other cities." The former British ambassador to Kabul was responding to a question regarding Afghan children who had told the program that they felt unsafe on the streets because of the risk of bomb attacks.


A firefighter stands at the entrance to a restaurant and apartment building in central Tampere after a fire raged through the building in the early hours of the morning. Police were investigating the possible cause of the blaze, which killed at least three people in the building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pekka Sakki / Associated Press

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Pictures in the News | Nov. 22, 2010

Berlin and Paris are ablaze in color for the holiday season; skaters in London take part in the first Big Ice Dance Workout at Somerset House; while elsewhere in the city, more than a hundred photographic works of art are about to go on the auction block.

The mood was light in Scotland as students from St. Andrews University took part in the tradition of covering themselves with foam to honor the “academic family.” Protesters rallied in central Kiev, Ukraine, against a new tax bill. Filipinos tried to cook up a world record by cooking tilapia on a grill 2-1/2 miles long in Buluan, Philippines.

Stops in Afghanistan, Haiti, Finland, Madagascar and, closer to home, Arlington, Va., and Seattle are all part of today’s gallery.

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