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Students at St. Andrews University participate in the traditional Raisin Monday celebration. The tradition dates back to the early days of the university when new students would give senior students a pound of raisins in gratitude for their help in adapting to university life, in exchange for a receipt written in Latin. Failure to produce such a receipt could result in a dousing in the local fountain. Nowadays the raisins have been replaced with a bottle of wine, and the dousing with foam.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID MOIR / Reuters

An Indian Christian holds a candle as she attends an interfaith prayer meeting organized to condemn the slaying of a nun and pay homage to departed souls. The nun, Valsha John, had led a campaign against the exploitation of villagers by coal mine operators.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFP / Getty Images

An image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the tail of Saturn's huge northern storm.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HO / AFP/Getty Images

An Indonesian fan roots on his team and shouts shouts anti-Malaysian slogans during the soccer final at the Southeast Asian Games. Sadly for this gentleman, Indonesia lost on penalty kicks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADI WEDA / EPA

Protesters run from riot police firing teargas and rubber-covered bullets near Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GORAN TOMASEVIC / Reuters

A protester stands on top of a burned car during clashes with Egyptian riot police in Tahrir Square. Three days of violence has left at least two dozen people dead in what is the most sustained challenge yet to the rule of Egypt's military.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

Four girls enjoy the sun at the Starnberg Lake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANK LEONHARDT / EPA

A student militant wearing a mask depicting former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo holds onto a mock prison cell while scuffling with police outside a courthouse. Arroyo, who is hospitalized, has been accused of election fraud.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP / Getty Images

Observers stand near a bas-relief at the Cosmonautics Memorial Museum, which charts the history of the Russian space race.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP / Getty Images

A man stands amid an LED light display at a street market.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AARON TAM / AFP / Getty Images

Barneys New York launches Gaga's Workshop -- Lady Gaga's twist on Santa's workshop -- with the inflation of the Gaga Spider Balloon at the corner of 23rd and Broadway.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Neilson Barnard / Getty Images

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Monday’s Pictures in the News begins with a whimsical image from Scotland, where students from St. Andrews University participate in the traditional Raisin Monday celebrations. The tradition dates to the early days of the university, when new students would give seniors a pound of raisins in gratitude for their help in adapting to university life; in return for the raisins, the seniors would give them a receipt, written in Latin. Failure to produce such a receipt could result in a dousing in the local fountain. Nowadays the raisins have been replaced with a bottle of wine, and the dousing is with foam, not water.

In Egypt, security forces fired tear gas and clashed with several thousand protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in a third day of violence that has left at least two dozen people dead.

Elsewhere, Barneys New York teams with Lady Gaga on a promotion that includes something called the Gaga Spider Balloon at the corner of 23rd and Broadway; a student militant wearing a mask depicting former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo holds onto a mock prison cell while scuffling with policeĀ  in Manila; and mourners attend an interfaith prayer meeting to condemn the slaying of a nun in India.

From deep space, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft offers an up-close look at Saturn. Add stops in Hong Kong, Jakarta, and Germany to round out the report.

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