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An elderly activist of the Ukrainian Communist Party shouts during the rally on Independence Square in Kiev. Ukrainian communists and nationalists clashed in scuffles in rival marches marking the anniversary of the October Revolution of 1917 that brought the Bolsheviks to power.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Supinsky / AFP / Getty Images

A student is arrested by riot police during a rally in downtown Santiago, Chile. About 30 students have occupied Santiago's town hall as part of a rally demanding changes in the public state education system. Chilean students have been protesting for a free and better education for the last six months.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Victor Ruiz Caballero / Reuters

A member of the Occupy Atlanta movement is arrested at Woodruff Park. The Occupy group was trying to reoccupy the park it had been encamped in for the second night in a row.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Erik S. Lesser / Associated Press

The last of the summer roses are dusted with a coating of frost as the first freezing temperatures descend on Britain in Knutsford. The roses are the last blooms to survive the Summer at Curbishleys specialist rose nursery in Cheshire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

Members of the public view crosses in Scotland's first Field of Remembrance in Princess Street Gardens in Edinburgh. Volunteers helped plant about 11,000 remembrance crosses as a temporary memorial to mark the 90th anniversary of the Scottish Poppy Appeal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J. Mitchell / Getty Images

An aerial view of cars parked on a highway in a flooded district just outside Bangkok. More than seven major industrial parks in Bangkok and thousands of factories have been closed in the central Thai province of Ayutthaya and Nonthaburi, and millions of tons of rice have been damaged. Thailand is experiencing the worst flooding in more than 50 years, which has affected more than 9 million people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paula Bronstein / Getty Images

Children chase a kite as they play on the second day of Eid al-Adha in Kabul.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Umit Bektas / Reuters

A fisherman throws a fish during the traditional carp haul at a lake in the village of Bosilec, near the south Bohemian town of Trebon. Carp, served traditionally during Czech Christmas Eve dinners, is fished mostly from southern Bohemian lakes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petr Josek / Reuters

A rainbow crowns the Havana skyline.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Desmond Boylan / Reuters

A young Indian Muslim girl gestures as others offer prayers during Eid al-Adha, meaning "Feast of Sacrifice," in New Delhi. This most important Islamic holiday marks the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gurinder Osan / Associated Press

Folk artists from India's northeastern Manipur state perform during the closing ceremony of a national- level folk dance and theater competition in Allahabad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

Indonesia's Titus Bonai, right, battles for the ball with Cambodia's Pheak Rady during their Southeast Asian Games Group A soccer match at Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dita Alangkara / Associated Press

A black rhinocerous, sedated and suspened from a military helicopter, is carried away from an area popular with poachers in the hills of the Eastern Cape to a new home 15 miles away. The operation was organized by the World Wildlife Fund.


A boy shows his hand covered with mud from the Dead Sea. Jordan has been campaigning to have the Dead Sea chosen as one of the "Seven Wonders of Nature" in an international competition.


A Nihang or Sikh warrior performs Gatkha, a traditional form of martial arts, during a religious procession in advance of Thursday's nationwide celebration of the anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the Sikh faith.


Dancers warm up backstage before a general rehearsal of Sheherazade on the eve of the ballet's opening night at the city's fine arts theater.


A woman walks a dog amid colorful fall foliage at the city's botanical gardens. Germany is experiencing a sunny and warm start of the autumn season.


High waves crash into an oceanfront observation point. In addition to the dangerous waves, southern France was struck by widespread flooding over the weekend, killing three, cutting power to thousands and forcing hundreds to be evacuated.


Choi Hye-ra of South Korea leads the way in winning the women's 200-meter individual medley final at the Swimming World Cup.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander F. Yuan / Associated Press

Volunteers make kimchi, South Korea's national dish, to donate to needy neighbors this winter. About 2,000 people prepared 270 tons of kimchi, made with cabbage, other vegetables and chili sauce.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated Press

Volunteers place crosses around Westminster Abbey in memory of Britain's war dead in preparation for Armistice Day on Friday, also known as Remembrance Day and observed in the U.S. as Veterans Day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDY RAIN / European Pressphoto Agency

Muslim pilgrims step forward to cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

A student protester points accusingly at riot police as fellow demonstrators shout slogans during the occupation of University of Sao Paulo's rectorate. Students began occupying the rectorate after three other students were arrested by military police on marijuana possession charges on Oct. 27. The occupation is a protest against police patrols on the public university's campus, according to local media.


A voter prepares to cast her ballot in the presidential run-off election at a polling station in West Point, a slum area of Monrovia. Rising tension, a planned opposition boycott and fresh memories of a day of deadly clashes hung over the voting, which incumbent leader Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was poised to win.


Demonstrators from a trade union bathe in foam in front of the Brussels Stock Exchange.


A protester wearing a paper mask of British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg play-acts with a butcher knife during a demonstration by thousands of students against cuts in education funding.


Members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are stopped by police after marching with a banner during a demonstration in the downtown area.


Roses are seen at the Berlin Wall Memorial, marking the day in 1989 that the wall fell.


Yemenis visit the dramatic Dar al-Hajar (Rock Palace) perched atop a rock pinnacle in the Wadi Dhahr Valley during the Eid al-Adha holiday.


Maasai men prepare to greet Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Charles as they visit Majengo Maasai Boma, part of the couple's tour of Africa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Jackson / Getty Images

A man holds up a catfish he caught with a net under a flooded freeway. Thailand's worst floods in half a century have killed more than 500 people.


A man rides his bike in a park.


Protesters chant slogans condemning the Syrian regime outside the Arab League headquarters as a Syrian opposition group was meeting with the organizaion's chief.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amr Nabil / Associated Press

A worker walks amid racks of fish drying in the sun in Capiz Province in the central VIsayan Islands of the Philippines. The fish, often heavily salted as it cures, is a staple of the Filipino diet. The coastline and swampy expanses of Capiz have been largely converted into commercial fish ponds and the province is known as the seafood capital of the Philippines.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hersley-Ven Casero

A Gentoo penguin swims in its pool as the Melbourne Aquarium celebrates the arrival of its first sub-Antarctic Gentoo penguin chicks for the year. The nest is being watched around the clock, with penguin keepers making sure that they are doing everything they can to help the chicks.


Members of the Iranian army land force academy perform maneuvers during a graduating ceremony. Iran warned the United States and Israel on Thursday not to launch any military action against its nuclear sites, saying it would be met with "iron fists," state television reported.


Kimberley Leggett, 18, center, the newly crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2012, celebrates with other contestants after winning the pageant final.


A Thai woman squats and prays, holding her lighted krathong behind the net on the banks of the fast and full flowing Chao Phraya River, in a subdued Loy Krathong festival, marked by caution near the river bank. Official celebrations for the Loy Krathong festival to cast away worries and offer apology to the river were canceled in the flooded areas, due to concerns that the krathong lotus-shaped candle-lit floats would clog up canals and waterways, hampering flood relief effort. The central area of the Thai capital of Bangkok remains threatened by the waters and large areas remain underwater.


Pakistanis gather around a fire to warm themselves in a slum.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

Protesters are hit by water cannons used by the police as they try to march toward the headquarters of the ruling Grand National Party during a rally against the South Korea-U.S. free trade agreement talks. The ruling and opposition parties called off a parliamentary session amid a standoff over the free trade agreement with the U.S., forcing a delay in handling the key pact by at least another week, local media reported. The banners read: "Block the South Korea-U.S. FTA!"


A worker, left, hangs prayer flags while two others prepare to splash holy paint onto the Boudhanath Stupa in preparation for Purnima (full moon) celebrations.


An anti-government protester waves Yemen's national flag as he stands on a billboard during a demonstration to demand the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the southern city of Taiz.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khaled Abdullah / Reuters

Rescue workers descend into the coal mine where a gas leak in the morning killed 20 miners and trapped an additional 23. Hundreds of rescuers took turns descending into the illegally operated coal mine in the country's second deadly mining accident in less than a week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Associated Press

Soldiers salute as the hearse carrying the body of Pte Matthew Haseldin as it passes the repatriation memorial garden in Carterton. Haseldin, 21, from Settle, was killed on Nov. 3 during an insurgent attack in Helmand province and his remains were brought back to nearby RAF Brize Norton.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty Images

Penn State students flip a television news van during a riot after it was announced that Joe Paterno would no longer be head coach of Penn State football on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Henninger / Post Gazette

World War II veteran John Jeffrey, 90, who took part in the D-Day landings, remembers fallen comrades, during a Armistice Day service in London.


Senior Airman Bryan Kondub kneels beside the grave of a fallen soldier at the Cambridge American Cemetery after a memorial service in Madingley. The cemetery, the only burial ground in England for Americans killed in World War II, is the resting place of 3,812 U.S. military personnel. The names of 5,126 Americans who died but whose remains were never recovered or identified are inscribed in the walls of Portland stone that surround the cemetery.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

Visitors arrive at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington for a Veterans Day ceremony where President Obama was scheduled to speak.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Evan Vucci / Associated Press

Israelis bathe in hot springs on the shore of the Dead Sea near Ein Gedi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Menahem Kahana / AFP / Getty Images

A dog jumps through falling leaves in Berlin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Schlesinger / EPA

Tiger Woods practices putting early in the morning before the second round of the Australian Open at the Lakes Golf Club in Sydney.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Nolan / Getty Images

Revelers in Cologne celebrate the start of Carnival, which in many parts of Germany officially begins at 11:11 a.m. on Nov. 11 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ina Fassbender / Reuters

A couple dance in a downtown square in Vienna during celebrations marking the beginning of the ball season in Vienna as well as the start of Carnival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lisi Niesner / Reuters

A Hindu devotee lights an earthen lamp on the steps of Sindhiya Ghat during the Karthik Purnima and Dev Diwali festival in Varanasi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jitendra Prakash / Reuters

A girl sits in a plastic container as residents wait for aid to be distributed to their flooded slum in Bangkok's suburbs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Damir Sagolj / Reuters

Israeli forces arrest a protester in the northern West Bank village of Kfar Kadum during a weekly demonstration against Israeli occupation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jaafar Ashtiyeh / AFP / Getty Images

A model at a fashion show introducing "Prejudice," Romanian-themed collection by French designer Philippe Guilet, at the French embassy in Bucharest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vadim Ghirda / Associated Press

Turkish rescue workers search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed hotel in Van. At least 17 people, including a Japanese aid worker, were killed and dozens of others were trapped. The magnitude-5.7 temblor came less than three weeks after a magnitude-7.2 earthquake that hit Oct. 23, killing more than 600 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bertan Ayduk / Associated Press

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