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Two women take pictures of themselves as they walk along Christmas illuminations. About 370,000 light-emitting diode bulbs powered by "green" electricity began lighting up a Tokyo complex area through the new year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIMIMASA MAYAMA / EPA

Shena Hardin holds up a sign to serve a highly public sentence for driving on a sidewalk to avoid a school bus that was unloading children. A Cleveland Municipal judge ordered 32-year-old Hardin to serve the sentence for one hour Tuesday and Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tony Dejak / Associated Press

Fall foliage in southern Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK SEEGER / AFP / Getty Images

Miss Intercontinental participants pose for a photograph. The final for the international beauty contest will be held on Nov. 23 in Aachen.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hannibal Hanschke / EPA

Activists with protective masks attend a rally downtown to call for more government effort against the spread of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and hepatitis in the former Soviet republic.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY DOLZHENKO / EPA

Telescopic cameras and computer equipment are set up on Palm Cove beach in preparation to run a live stream via NASA of a total solar eclipse. Thousands of eclipse-watchers have gathered in North Queensland to enjoy the event, the first in Australia in a decade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Kolbe / Getty Images

Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland of Coldplay perform live on stage at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Barbour / Getty Images AsiaPac

An Indian Border Security Force soldier lights candles inside a bunker during Diwali, the annual Hindu festival of lights, at the India-Bangladesh border on the outskirts of Agartala. Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated to mark the return of Hindu God Rama from exile.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

Nepalese devotees offer food to a cow during 'Gai Puja,', or cow worship day, as part of the Tihar festival. The Tihar festival is the second most important festival for Nepalese Hindus. During the festival people worship cows, considered an incarnation of Lord Laxmi, god of wealth.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPA

Thirty-five Kyrgyz couples take part in a mass wedding ceremony in the capital Bishkek..

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO / AFP / Getty Images

A Sumatran tiger in a tree at a zoo. There are only around 250 of the cats left in the wild, compared to about 1,000 in the 1970s, according to the World Wildlife Fund, meaning that this species could become the first large predator to go extinct in the 21st century.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Binsar Bakkara / Associated Press

Shanty houses along the polluted Cipinang river. Many rivers in Indonesia, especially in urban areas, are polluted by household and industrial waste.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO GACAD / AFP / Getty Images

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Pictures in the News | Nov. 13, 2012

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The Illumination at Mission San Juan Bautista

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Pictures in the News | Nov. 13, 2012

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Pictures in the News | Nov. 13, 2012

Monday’s Pictures in the News begins in Japan, where two women take pictures of themselves as they walk along a Christmas display in Tokyo that features about 370,000 LEDs.

In Ohio, Shena Hardin holds up a sign to serve a highly public sentence in Cleveland for driving on a sidewalk to avoid a school bus that was unloading children. A Cleveland municipal judge ordered Hardin to hold a sign saying, ‘Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus,’ for one hour Tuesday and Wednesday.

In Europe, activists with protective masks attend a rally in downtown Kiev to call for more government efforts against the spread of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and hepatitis in the former Soviet republic; and contestants in the Miss Intercontinental beauty contest gather for a photo in Berlin.

Down Under, cameras are set up on a beach Cairns in preparation for a total solar eclipse, the first in Australia in a decade.

Add stops in India, Indonesia, Germany and Kyrgyzstan to round out the report.

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