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Workers carry a sack of trash as they walk through the grave sites in preparation for Veterans Day at the Manila American Cemetery, where American and Filipino troops killed in World War II are buried.


A man puts a rose in a piece of the Berlin Wall as he attends a ceremony at a memorial site to remember the fall of the wall 23 years ago.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

A fish flops on the Lake Worth Pier as fishermen return. The pier reopened after being closed for two weeks to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lannis Waters / Palm Beach Post

A man pumps gas into his car at a Brooklyn filling station on the first day of gasoline rationing in the city due to Hurricane Sandy. Drivers can only make purchases on odd or even days depending on the last number on their license plates.


A model presents a wedding dress and makeup at the Interstyle 2012 beauty show.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Grits / Associated Press

Fish are displayed at the 2012 Taiwan International Aquarium Expo, where more than 100 fish tanks from many countries are being exhibited.


Performers wait to go on during the opening ceremony at the first Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition of Chinese Traditional Art.


People light candles as they pay their respects to the late Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria's Orthodox Church during a funeral service at the Alexander Nevski Cathedral.


"Santa Claus" holds gifts during the opening of the city's Santa Claus post office. Children from around the world can send their Christmas wish lists to Himmelpfort and receive a reply from Santa.


Israeli soldiers run toward Palestinian protesters during clashes over the Jewish settlement of Qadomem.


Ultraconservative Muslims shout slogans during a Tahrir Square rally demanding that Egypt's new constitution be based on Islamic law.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernat Armangue / Associated Press

Thai Royal Navy oarsmen dressed in ancient warrior costumes row the royal barge in a ceremonial procession to present royal robes to Buddhist monks on the Chao Phraya River.


About 800 schoolchildren, teachers and volunteers gather on the Repulse Bay Beach to form an image of the Chinese white dolphin with the Chinese characters for "ocean."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated Press

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Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism.

America went to the polls this week and reelected President Obama to a second term. More Photos. Reactions outside the U.S. to the presidential election included Indian students in New Delhi cheering Obama, and villagers in Kogelo, Kenya, home to Sarah Obama, the president’s step-grandmother,  celebrating his reelection.

New York City began rationing gasoline sales on Friday in response to distribution problems in the wake of  Hurricane Sandy.  In Florida,  the Lake Worth Pier  reopened Friday after being closed because of hurricane damage.

Ahead of Veterans Day, people weave their way through a field of more than 2,000 American flags placed to honor veterans and active-duty military at a middle school in California, and workers in the Philippines prepare the Manila American Cemetery in Taguig City. American and Filipino troops killed in World War II are buried at the cemetery.

A deadly earthquake rattled Guatemala on Wednesday, knocking out electricity, destroying dozens of buildings and killing at least 39 people, with many more missing or buried, President Otto Perez Molina said. More Photos

In Syria, a rebel fighter claims victory after launching a shoulder-fired missile toward a building where Syrian troops were positioned. The uprising against President Bashar Assad started with peaceful demonstrations in March last year, but has since morphed into a bloody civil war. Activists say more than 36,000 people have been killed in 19 months of fighting. More Photos

A parade in Red Square commemorated a 1941 event when Soviet soldiers marched through the square to the front lines of World War II. And in Beijing,  paramilitary policemen stand guard near the Great Hall of the People ahead of the  Chinese Communist Party’s 18th National Congress. The once-a-decade event installs new leadership to run the world’s second-largest economy.

Elsewhere, a Santa Claus holds gifts during the opening of the Santa Claus post office in Germany; thousands of ultraconservative Muslims rallied in the Egyptian capital, demanding the country’s new constitution be based on the rulings of Islamic law,  or Sharia; and artists wait to perform during the opening ceremony of the first Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition of Chinese Traditional Art.

Add stops in Kenya, Greece, Spain, Nepal, Thailand, Hong Kong, Bulgaria and the West Bank to round out the report.

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