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Flowers lie on the ground as a memorial to Virginia Tech Police Officer Deriek Crouse, who was gunned down Thursday during a traffic stop on campus.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steve Helber / Associated Press

Andrew Betton, captain of the British naval vessel Ocean, is greeted by his 5-year-old son, George, as the ship returns home. The crew left in April for a seven-week training exercise, but were diverted to Libya to support the U.N. mission in that country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty Images

Project manager Tony Fairweather stands in front of the Forth Bridge at the end of a 10-year refurbishment-and-repainting effort.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID MOIR / Reuters

Rescue workers evacuate people after a fire engulfed AMRI Hospital, killing 89.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images

Rescue workers carry the body of a victim from the scene of a fire that engulfed AMRI Hospital, killing 89.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIYAL ADHIKARY / EPA

During a protest demanding the trial of outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh, an anti-government demonstrator flashes a "victory" sign with plastic roses on her fingers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YAHYA ARHAB / EPA

Branco du Preez of South Africa is tackled by Nanyak Dala of Canada during the IRB South Africa Rugby Sevens at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Getty Images

A hunter releases his trained golden eagle during an annual competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHAMIL ZHUMATOV / Reuters

Indian police officers detain a Tibetan activist during a protest of a visit by Gen. Ma Xiaotian, China's deputy chief of general staff.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH SINGH / AFP/Getty IMages

Palestinian demonstrators protest the construction of an Israeli separation barrier.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABBAS MOMANI / AFP/Getty Images

Security guards detain an activist from women's rights group protesting what it said were improprieties during the country's recent parliamentary elections.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENIS SINYAKOV / Reuters

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Pictures in the News | December 9, 2011

Friday’s Pictures in the News begins in Virginia, where flowers lie at a makeshift memorial to Virginia Tech Police Officer Deriek Crouse, who was gunned down Thursday during a traffic stop on the campus.

In India, at least 89 people were killed in a fire at a hospital in Kolkata.

Elsewhere, Tibetan activists were detained at a protest in New Delhi; members of a women’s rights group staged a demonstration to protest what they said were improprieties during the Russia’s parliamentary elections; and Palestinian demonstrators challenged the construction of an Israeli separation barrier in the West Bank village of Qalandia.

Add stops in Scotland, Kazakhstan, England and South Africa to round out the report.

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