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A Thai flood victim rests under a mosquito net at a relief center in Bangkok. Since July, more than a fifth of the country's 64 million people have been affected by the worst flooding in more than half a century.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated Press

A health worker fumigates a flooded neighborhood on the outskirts of Bangkok as the country tries to recover from the worst flooding in more than 50 years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated Press

The Castor transport train carrying nuclear waste treated in France passes the Franco-German border between Forbach and Saarbruecken on its 935-mile journey to Gorleben in Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Roland / AFP/Getty Images

Masked members of Iran's paramilitary Basij militia parade in front of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran to mark national Basij week. Iran has dismissed a U.S. news report implicating it in a chemical weapons cache uncovered in Libya, saying it was a champion in fighting to eradicate such arms.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Atta Kenare / AFP/Getty Images

Anti-government protesters calling for the fall of the Bahraini government, freedom for prisoners and democracy in the Gulf island kingdom participate in a rally that drew tens of thousands to Maqsha, near the capital, Manama.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hasan Jamali / Associated Press

A museum employee passes an installation titled "Forever Bicycles" at an exhibition by outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou visited the exhibition and called on China to protect the artist's freedom of expression.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Santana / Associated Press

A shopper waits in line to pay for her purchases at a Target store on Black Friday, the most anticipated shopping day of the year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff Chiu / Associated Press

Palestinian children form the outline of Pablo Picasso's Dove of Peace at the foot of the Mount of Temptation in the West Bank city of Jericho as part of a project by British aerial artist John Quigley and the United Nations Relief Works Agency. "Peace on Earth," a global musical prayer for peace, will be broadcast globally from Bethlehem's Manger Square on Christmas Day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ammar Awad / Reuters

Norway's Tom Hilde soars through the air during a training round for the World Cup ski jumping event at the Ruka ski resort near Kuusamo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Leonhard Foeger / Reuters

Taiga, a polar bear cub recently transferred from the Saint-Felicien zoo, plays in a pool at Aquarium Park in Quebec City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jacques Boissinot / The Canadian Press/AP

A protester waves Egypt's flag as riot police fire tear gas during clashes near Tahrir Square. Street violence flared again Wednesday as protesters denounced an agreement forged by Egypt's ruling generals and mostly Islamist parties for a swifter transfer to civilian rule.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMR ABDALLAH DALSH / REUTERS

A plea for donations is written in chalk next to a collection basket in the Occupy London protest camp in front of St. Paul's Cathedral.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVIA HARRIS / REUTERS

Riot police secure railroad tracks to thwart environmental activists who threatened to block the line to stop a train loaded with nuclear waste headed to Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Vincent / Associated Press

Anti-nuclear activists attend a nighttime vigil protesting the same train carrying nuclear waste from France to Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBIAS SCHWARZ / REUTERS

Supporters of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, or Indian Workers Group, participate in a rally to demand more protection for worker rights in the ongoing economic reform process and financial crisis.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

Boys light candles near the Presidential Palace to mark the second anniversary of the massacre in Maguindanao province of at least 57 people, including 32 journalists and staff. The group was on its way to file election papers for gubernatorial candidate Esmael Mangudadatu when they were attacked. The then-sitting governor, Andal Ampatuan Sr., patriarch of a powerful local clan and father of a candidate to replace him, is among nearly 100 suspects being tried on murder charges in the massacre.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated Press

Despite signs of life in midafternoon, it was a down day for the DAX stock market, as tracked by this chart.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMANDA ANDERSEN / REUTERS

Zenit St. Petersburg fans cheer on their team during the Champions League Group G soccer match against APOEL Nicosia at Petrovsky Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK / REUTERS

Balloon handlers inflate a cartoon character for its journey above the streets of New York during preparations for Thursday's 85th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jemal Countess / Getty Images

One turkey that won't be on a Thanksgiving table looks around its pen at Seven Acres Farm on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BRIAN SNYDER / REUTERS

A malfunctioning rotating sign at News International's headquarters is an apt symbol of the disarray that has struck News Corp.'s British newspaper arm.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW WINNING / REUTERS

Models present creations by fashion design students from the Shenkar Academy at Tel Aviv Fashion Week. The three-day event that began Monday is the first fashion week to be held in Israel since the 1980s.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BAZ RATNER / REUTERS

Riot police stand behind flames from molotov cocktails during clashes with protesters on a side street near Tahrir Square. Egyptians frustrated with military rule battled police in the streets again as the generals scrambled to cope with the cabinet's proffered resignation after bloodshed that has jolted plans for Egypt's first free election in decades.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GORAN TOMASEVIC / Reuters

A protester displays a tear gas canister and rubber bullet cartridges during clashes with riot police on a side street near Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GORAN TOMASEVIC / Reuters

A protester has milk sprayed into his eyes to alleviate the effects of tear gas during clashes with riot police on a side street near Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GORAN TOMASEVIC / Reuters

A Romanian pensioner wipes his face with a gloved hand during a protest in freezing temperatures. Hundreds of pensioners gathered at government headquarters to protest the announced freeze in pension levels in 2012, saying many cannot survive on the current income levels. The average pension in Romania is about 165 euro ($224), according to official statistics, with price levels for many basic goods at the European Union level.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vadim Ghirda / Associated Press

South Africans protests the passage of new laws on state secrets outside parliament. Thousands protested in all major cities in South Africa against the the Protection of Information Bill on a day they dubbed Black Tuesday. South Africa's Parliament voted yes on the passage of the bill, which threatens press freedom.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPA

Farmer Noor Din, 53, smokes a bidi, or an Indian leaf cigarette, in front of saccharum grass.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUKESH GUPTA / Reuters

An orangutan before being released into the forest at Seruyan, of Tanjung Puting National Park. Indonesian Minister of Forestry Zulkifli Hasan on Monday released six out of 40 orangutans between the age of 10 to 15, which were captured illegally by villagers, after rehabilitating them at the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine in Pangkalan Bun.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRINGER/INDONESIA / Reuters

Members of a Kosovar folklore group perform during an official ceremony of the change of command of the Kosovo Security Forces. Serbia and Kosovo leaders began negotiations on Monday in Brussels after Serbia walked out of European Union-mediated talks in September.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VALDRIN XHEMAJ / EPA

A leaf is covered with frost near Pattensen. Temperatures are reportedly fluctuating around freezing in Lower Saxony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE / EPA

A protester holds an image of former President Gloria Arroyo during a protest in front of the Supreme Court. A lawyer for Arroyo expressed outrage that police mug shots taken of the former Philippine president in a hospital after she was arrested were leaked to the media. The photos, splashed across a best-selling newspaper, were taken Saturday at one of Manila's most exclusive hospitals, a day after the 64-year-old was charged and arrested with conspiring to rig the 2007 senatorial election.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP / Getty Images

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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The Week in Pictures | Nov. 21-27, 2011

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The Week in Pictures | Nov. 21-27, 2011

A Thai flood victim rests under a mosquito net at a relief center in Bangkok as a health worker fumigates a flooded neighborhood on the outskirts of the city. Since July, more than a fifth of the country’s population of 64 million have been affected by the worst flooding in more than half a century.

A transport train carrying nuclear waste treated in France crosses the Franco-German border on its 935-mile journey to Gorleben; masked members of Iran’s paramilitary Basij militia parade in front of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran to mark national Basij week; while in Bahrain, anti-government protesters call for the fall of the government, freedom for prisoners and democracy in the Gulf island kingdom.

In Cairo, protests continue with Egyptian riot police firing tear gas during clashes near Tahrir Square; a plea for donations is made at the Occupy London camp outside St. Paul’s Cathedral; while in Manila, Philippines, the massacre of 57 people is marked on the second anniversary of the tragedy.

A day before the nation celebrates Thanksgiving, a turkey takes a low profile in its enclosure at a farm in North Reading, Mass., while in New York City, preparations are well underway for the city’s traditional Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

This is just a glimpse; we have many more images from around the world for you to explore.

2 Comments

  1. November 27, 2011, 7:35 pm

    Was the caption writer for the "Forever Bicycles" exhibition photo (a photo of hundreds of bicycle wheels) making a little pun when they referred to the artist as being "outspoken"? Geddit? OutSPOKEn?

    By: youtube@mavart.com
  2. November 27, 2011, 11:13 pm

    I think you meant Prishtina, Kosovo. Kosovo is a country that is officially recognized by the United States of America, the country in which you publish.

    By: eeaocgm@gmail.com

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