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A group of demonstrators meditates near Occupy San Francisco's encampment in the city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHEN LAM / Reuters

Catholic faithful pray toward a statue of the Virgin Mary at St. Michel Church in Benin. Pope Benedict XVI is returning Friday to Africa, the Roman Catholic Church's fastest-growing region whose pool of aspiring priests are helping to replenish orders in Europe, where congregations are dwindling.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rebecca Blackwell / Associated Press

Elderly residents are moved to a triage setup at a local church after a fire at Quakers Hill Nursing Home in Sydney. The fire reportedly started in the early hours of the morning and at least three residents were confirmed dead.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WARREN CLARKE / EPA

A man lays flowers on a cross at Vukovar's memorial cemetery, on the 20th anniversary of the fall of Vukovar. Croatian doctors have filed war crime accusations against 19 former senior Yugoslav army commanders for the relentless shelling of a hospital in Vukovar during an 87-day siege of the eastern Croatian town in 1991.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Darko Vojinovic / Associated Press

A bee pollinates a flower in St James's Park in London. Britain continues to experience unseasonably mild weather, which is expected through the weekend.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

A man does his morning exercises during sunrise at Kankaria Lake in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMIT DAVE / Reuters

A woman is reflected in a mirror in the densely populated Spanish quarter of Naples. Italy's new Prime Minister Mario Monti and his new cabinet are facing their second vote of confidence to bring in new austerity measures to reduce Italy's debt.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

Actress Mavie Hoerbiger as Tinkerbell performs on stage during a dress rehearsal of "Peter Pan" at Burgtheater in Vienna.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LISI NIESNER / Reuters

Students look at a statue of a torture victim on display during the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal exhibition in Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal, a non-governmental organization, will hold a trial Nov. 19-22 for former President George W. Bush and British ex-leader Tony Blair on charges of committing crimes against peace in the Iraq war.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHD RASFAN / AFP / Getty Images

Jennifer Dawes of Britain performs during the women's tumbling qualification in the Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW YATES / AFP / Getty Images

Demonstrators in Boise sit in silence facing Idaho's Maximum Security Institution in protest against the execution of Paul Ezra Rhoades. He was sentenced to death for killing 21-year-old Stacy Dawn Baldwin and 34-year-old Susan Michelbacher nearly 25 years ago.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Jaszewski / Associated Press

Union members of Korea Exchange Bank shout slogans during a rally in front of the Financial Services Commission in Seoul.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

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Friday’s Pictures in the News begins in San Francisco, where a group of Occupy demonstrators meditates near their encampment in the city. This comes one day after Occupy movements on both coasts participated in a ‘Day of Action’ that culminated in arrests in New York and Los Angeles. See PHOTO GALLERY

Elderly residents were evacuated to a local church after a fire at a nursing home in Australia left three dead; Catholic faithful pray toward a statue of the Virgin Mary in Benin, where Pope Benedict XVI is returning Friday to Africa, the Roman Catholic Church’s fastest-growing region; and demonstrators sit in silence at Idaho’s Maximum Security Institution in protest against the execution of Paul Ezra Rhoades, scheduled for lethal injection Friday morning.

Elsewhere, Union members of Korea Exchange Bank shout slogans during a rally in front of the Financial Services Commission in Seoul; Croatians observed the 20th anniversary of the fall of Vukovar, where more than 1,600 people were killed and 2,500 wounded during the siege that became the symbol of Croatia’s fight for independence from the former Yugoslavia; and the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal, a non-governmental organization, will hold a trial for former U.S. President George W. Bush and British ex-leader Tony Blair on charges of committing crimes against peace in the Iraq war.

Add stops in India, Austria and Italy to round out the report.

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