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A bungee jumper dressed as Santa Claus leaps from a platform above Kuta beach on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP / Getty Images

A white feather evening cape by Chris Levin is on display during a preview of the full Collection of Elizabeth Taylor at Christie's in New York. The collection will be up for auction in person and online, a first for Christie's, from Dec. 13-17.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mary Altaffer / Associated Press

A supporter of Jamaat-e-Islami, a religious and political party, takes part in an anti-American demonstration in Peshawar. Pakistan's commanders in the wild Afghan border region can return fire if attacked without waiting for permission, the army chief said, a change in rules of engagement that could stoke tension after Saturday's NATO strike killed 24 Pakistani troops.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAYAZ AZIZ / Reuters

Fifty surfers invited to participate in the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational take part in the opening day ceremonies at Waimea Bay. The contest has a holding period from December through Feb. 28 and will be held only if the waves reach 40 feet or higher. Named in memory of a legendary surfer lost at sea in 1978.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HUGH GENTRY / Reuters

An Egyptian protester stands beneath a giant national flag at a rally in Tahrir Square. Islamists appear to have taken a strong majority of seats in the first round of Egypt's first parliamentary vote since Hosni Mubarak's ouster, a trend that if confirmed would give religious parties a popular mandate in the struggle to win control from the ruling military and ultimately reshape a key U.S. ally.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernat Armangue / Associated Press

Egyptian protesters shout slogans against the ruling military council as they take part in a protest in Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED ELFIQI / EPA

A protester makes a fist as he passes the Belgian stock exchange during a march. Tens of thousands of public and private sector workers, employees and trade union members protested over austerity measures to be taken by the new government, which will soon be in place more than 500 days after the country's general elections.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Geert Vanden Wijngaert / Associated Press

People at a market react as a train arrives at the Danyingone station in Yangon's suburbs. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Yangon on the first visit to the Southeast Asian country by a U.S. secretary of state since 1955.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIR SAGOLJ / Reuters

A tame elephant sprays water at foreign tourists during a safari ride in Sigiriya, about 62 miles north east of Colombo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated Press

Indians hold candles and participate in a vigil on the eve of the Bhopal gas tragedy, the world's worst industrial disaster in India where a Union Carbide pesticide plant leaked lethal gas that killed an estimated 15,000 people and maimed tens of thousands more in 1984, in Bhopal. Dow Chemicals bought Union Carbide in 2001 and has always maintained that legal claims regarding the gas leak were resolved when Union Carbide paid $470 million as compensation for those killed or injured.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated Press

A view of snow covered fake purple salvia flowers outside a mall, as the capital experienced its first snowfall of the year,

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOW HWEE YOUNG / EPA

The city of Pasadena declared a state of emergency Thursday and requested aid from the L.A. Department of Public Works after high winds downed trees and power lines, blocking roads and damaging buildings.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Edward Jones and Tiffany Walker walk around a downed light pole at t Lake and Claremont streets in Pasadena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

A protester dressed like Miss Piggy bathes in mud at Het Plein in front of the House of Representatives in The Hague. The protest was held with Milieudefensie, a Dutch environmental organization, to demonstrate against the further expansion of livestock farming.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBIN UTRECHT / European Pressphoto Agency

The sails of the Sydney Opera House turn red during a World Aids Day reception.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

Portuguese activists link hands during the World Aids Day celebration in Porto. World AIDS Day, observed on Dec. 1 every year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSE COELHO / European Pressphoto Agency

Vital signs are reflected on a monitor during a live kidney transplant operation at Semmelweis University Hospital in Budapest. Beginning in January, Hungary will join Eurotransplant, an international nonprofit organization coordinating organ transplants and donors in its member countries.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BALAZS MOHAI / European Pressphoto Agency

Firefighters try to extinguish a fire at the headquarters of United Bank Limited in downtown Islamabad. Reports said the fire was caused by an electric short-circuit.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHAQAN KHAWER / European Pressphoto Agency

A member of dancer-illusionists company Momix performs during a media rehearsal of its latest show "reMIX."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGIO PEREZ / Reuters

Covered with snow from last year, mountains frame the Safiental valley. Unusually warm and dry weather has Switzerland's ski resorts on edge ahead of the traditional start of the ski season on the first weekend of December.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arno Balzarini / Associated Press

The pipe band from the British Army's Royal Scots Dragoon Guards regiment marches past St. Giles Cathedral in the Royal Mile to mark their return from a tour of duty in Helmand Province in Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID MOIR / Reuters

Workers arrange steel pipes at a factory. China's manufacturing activity declined in November for the first time in 33 months, official data showed, as deepening global economic woes affected the country's key export sector.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

A laborer takes a nap on his handcart at the closed Mangaldas market. Shopkeepers and traders in India went on a one-day strike as the main opposition party stepped up protests against plans to open the country's retail sector to foreign chains.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP / Getty Images

Two artists from Birdhouse Factory circus perform on a downtown street during a promotional event. The show, with performers from Canada, Mongolia, Israel and the United States ages 22 to 45, blends circus skills, wild machines and theatrical elements.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vincent Yu / Associated Press

An Indian man works at a textile factory in Ahmadabad. India's economic growth skidded to 6.9% in the July-September quarter, its lowest in more than two years, and it is forecast to slow further amid delayed economic reforms and a worsening global outlook.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ajit Solanki / Associated Press

LAPD officers arrest an Occupy L.A. protester near the encampment at City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

A couple kiss Tuesday night at the Occupy L.A. camp before the LAPD came in and cleared out the tent city around City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Fabiola Felix and Richard Lopez embrace minutes before the LAPD crackdown on the encampment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

By dawn, dozens of Occupy Los Angeles protesters took refuge at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church following an LAPD raid on their encampment at City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

A lone demonstrator waits to be arrested as hundreds of LAPD officers disperse a crowd who spilled out of the Occupy L.A. encampment during an early morning police sweep.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Crews work late into the night recycling garbage as fires burn at a local garbage dump.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paula Bronstein / Getty Images

Security forces watch over a demonstration by supporters of South Ossetian presidential candidate Alla Dzhioyeva. A court in Georgia's Moscow-backed breakaway region of South Ossetia has thrown out the results of a vote for president and ordered a new election in March.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EDUARD KORNIYENKO / Reuters

A firefighter looks down from a ladder at the scene of a burning residential tower in Hong Kong. The fire killed eight people and injured 24, police said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AARON TAM / AFP

Indian police talk to an injured person at the site of a bomb blast. The explosion, coming days ahead of a visit by the prime minister, killed a man suspected of planting the bomb, police said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRDEL / AFP

Hillary Clinton waves from her car after landing in Myanmar, becoming the first U.S. secretary of State to visit the country in more than 50 years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIR SAGOLJ / Reuters

People gather around lighted candles to mark the upcoming World AIDS Day on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NAVESH CHITRAKAR / Reuters

Fireworks burst behind the Sydney Opera House, bathed in red light with a figure of two hands. The event is part of the lead-up to World AIDS Day on Thursday, when more than 50 landmarks and monuments around the world are to turn red in support of the campaign.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Rycroft / Associated Press

Birds fly beneath a helicopter as it passes over the Swiss parliament building carrying a large Christmas tree for Federal Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PASCAL LAUENER / Reuters

An Suzuki employee introduces the automaker's "Q-Concept" car during the Tokyo Motor Show

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TORU YAMANAKA / AFP

Tibetan Buddhist nun Den Zen, 51, and a pet Tibetan highland sheep at the entrance to the prayer room illuminated by yak butter candles, at Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world, perched at the base of Mt. Everest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BARBARA WALTON / EPA

Filipino activists gesture as they call for the prosecution of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo during a rally outside the Supreme Court.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCIS R. MALASIG / EPA

A dog in a baby stroller at the Occupy L.A. camp almost 24 hours after the deadline to vacate the park at City Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Fadila Mohammed, 90, is helped to hold up her inked thumb that shows she has voted at a polling station. Polls opened for a second day of voting in Egypt's landmark parliamentary elections, the first since Hosni Mubarak's ouster in a popular uprising earlier this year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amr Nabil / Associated Press

Artists perform during a Vietnamese and Danish street art festival. The crown prince of Denmark is on an official visit to Vietnam.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUONG THAI LINH / EPA

Chinese artist Dodo performs during a press presentation of the Chinese National Circus at the Europa-Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROLF HAID / EPA

A protester stands in front of a police line during a rally near the Cabinet of Ministers building. Over 3,000 veterans of the Soviet-Afghan war and the Chernobyl nuclear power accident protested planned cuts to their social benefits.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY DOLZHENKO / EPA

Prum Chhorn, 58, who is HIV-positive, rests at the Khmer-Soviet Hospital. People around the world will observe World AIDS Day on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAMRANG PRING / Reuters

A black-headed gull (Larus ridibundus) swoops in for food at Dianchi Lake in the capital of southwest China's Yunnan province. Since 1985, tens of thousands of black-headed gulls have flown to Kunming from Siberia to spend the winter.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JASON LEE / Reuters

An anti-nuclear protester demonstrates against the arrival of nuclear waste at a storage site.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP / Getty Images

A Pakistani human rights activist lights candles to pay tribute during a demonstration to Pakistani soldiers killed in a NATO strike. Pakistan decided to boycott a key international conference on Afghanistan next month, widening its protest over lethal cross-border NATO strikes and exacerbating a deep crisis in U.S. ties.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AAMIR QURESHI / AFP / Getty Images

An Occupy L.A. protester yells at a Los Angeles police officer early Monday. Police filled a downtown intersection near City Hall, blocking protesters who had swarmed onto the street in a vow to stand their ground and refuse to decamp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Hundreds of anti-nuclear activists take part in a sit-in on a road leading to Gorleben. A train transporting spent nuclear fuel from France is headed to a temporary nuclear waste storage facility in the city and as many as 5,000 demonstrators are expected to attempt a blockade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carsten Koall / Getty Images

Anti-nuclear activists lay down sleeping bags on a road leading to a temporary nuclear waste storage facility in Gorleben. The demonstrators are hoping to block a shipment of spent nuclear fuel from France.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Johannes Eisele / AFP / Getty Images

Egyptian men look for their names on a list of registered voters at a polling station in the Heliopolis suburb of Cairo. It is the country's first free election since President Hosni Mubarak was toppled in February.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amro Maraghi / AFP / Getty Images

Egyptians watch flames rising from a gas pipeline in Sinai. Saboteurs blew up the pipeline, which leads to Jordan and Israel, shortly before Egyptians headed to the polls for their national election. \

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

Trapped vehicles can be seen on the collapsed Kutai Kartanegara bridge. Eleven people died and 39 were injured after the bridge, spanning the Mahakam River, failed Saturday evening.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

A freeride skier carves his way down a steep slope of crushed rocks in the western Austrian village of Haiming.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dominic Ebenbichler / Reuters

A couple hold hands during a snowfall in an amusement park in Tbilisi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Mdzinarishvili / Reuters

A large wave crashes over the Atlantic Road in Averoey the day after the storm Berit struck the Norwegian coast.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

A man rides his bicycle near Augsburg, where more foggy weather is forecast.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joerg Koch / Associated Press

A model presents creations by Georgian designers Uta and Levani during Fashion Week in Tbilisi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vano Shlamov / AFP / Getty Images

A vendor arranges green chillies at a wholesale vegetable market in New Delhi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Prashanth Vishwanathan / Bloomberg

Afghan refugee children look out from a window of a home in Kabul.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahmad Jamshid / Associated Press

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The Week in Pictures | November 28 – December 4, 2011

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism, and this was a banner week.

In Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Police Department ousted the Occupy LA protesters who have called the park surrounding City Hall their home for the last two months. SEE GALLERY. After the protesters were removed, a massive cleanup began that offered up a collections of images featuring personal effects left behind by the campers. SEE GALLERY. That police action was followed up by Santa Ana winds up to 100 mph that tore through the region, downing power lines, trees and buildings. The winds prompted numerous cities to declare states of emergency as schools closed and officials urged residents to stay home. SEE GALLERY.

Thursday, Dec. 1, marked the 23rd anniversary of World AIDS Day. The sails of the Sydney Opera House turn red during a World AIDS Day reception, and Portuguese activists link hands during the World AIDS Day celebration in Porto.

In Indonesia, jolly St. Nick takes a leap of faith as a bungee jumper launching from a platform above Kuta beach on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Kowabunga, Santa. Staying in the Pacific, 50 surfers invited to participate in the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational take part in the opening-day ceremonies at Waimea Bay, Hawaii.

In Europe, tens of thousands of public-  and private-sector workers, employees and trade union members in Belgium protested over austerity measures to be taken by the new government, which will soon be in place more than 500 days after the country’s general elections. In Egypt, Islamists appear to have taken a strong majority of seats in the first round of Egypt’s first parliamentary vote since Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, a trend that, if confirmed, would give religious parties a popular mandate in the struggle to win control from the ruling military and ultimately reshape a key U.S. ally.

Elsewhere, unusually warm and dry weather has Switzerland’s ski resorts on edge, as images of snow-free slopes threaten the traditional start of the ski season on the first weekend of December; a pipe band from the British Army’s Royal Scots Dragoon Guards regiment marches past St. Giles Cathedral in Scotland; and a protester dressed like Miss Piggy bathes in mud at Het Plein in front of the House of Representatives in the Hague.

Add stops in Pakistan, Spain, China, India, Germany, Cambodia, Ukraine, Georgia and Afghanistan to round out the report. Enjoy.

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  1. December 4, 2011, 7:44 am

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