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Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei, center, speaks during a rally over President Mohamed Morsi decrees in Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED ELFIQI / EPA

Egyptian protesters shout slogans during a rally over President Mohamed Morsi decrees in Tahrir Square. Egyptians held rallies in several cities against Morsi's decree broadening his powers and a constitution drafted by an Islamist-controlled constituent assembly.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED ELFIQI / EPA

A woman demonstrates with a poster reading "Justice is cheaper than gun fires." Tunisia's prime minister accused opposition parties and unions Thursday of provoking three days of violent clashes in Siliana and pleaded for patience while the government tackles the nation's economic problems.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amine Landoulsi / Associated Press

A Palestinian Christian youth hangs the national flag on a cross as others pray at St. George Melkite Greek Catholic Church, also know as the Church of the Ten Lepers. Palestinians celebrated the United Nations General Assembly votes on a resolution to upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority to a nonmember observer state.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed Ballas / Associated Press

M23 rebels withdraw through the hills, having left their position in the village of Karuba. Hundreds of Congolese rebels withdrew from frontline positions around Goma as promised under a regionally brokered deal, while police entered the key eastern city to take control.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHIL MOORE / AFP / Getty Images

Members of Swiss trade union Unia hold red umbrellas while forming the shape of a large fish apparently swimming after a smaller one in Zurich. The action was reportedly part of a protest against financial sharks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WALTER BIERI / EPA

The new 360-degree panorama for the exhibition "Dresden - Myth of a Baroque Royal Seat" at the Asisi PAnometer is lighted blue to represent nighttime in Dresden.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARNO BURGI / EPA

Visitors walk past exhibits of the show "Samoa - Pearl of the Pacific" at the Museum of ethnology. The special exhibition was organized on the occasion of Samoa's 50th anniversary of independence.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AXEL HEIMKEN / AFP / Getty Images

The power stations of the Selby area, northern England, send smoke into the sky as a man carries a sack of feed for pheasants across the flood plains of Ryther and Cawood during an early morning autumn sunrise as the floodwater makes the daily task more difficult.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Giles / Associated Press

A model showcases a creation by French designer Maurizio Galante during the French Couture 2012 Singapore fashion show.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

Students show their hands painted to look like red ribbons during a World AIDS Day event at a school, one day before the 2012 AIDS day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

Students become emotional during a vigil for a student who died in an apparent suicide on a pedestrian bridge near Bennion Junior High School in Taylorsville, Utah.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kim Raff / The Salt Lake Tribune

Darren McKenzie Taylor rallies with a fellow Occupy LA protestor as he dangles from ropes tied to a traffic signal pole over the shut-down lanes of the west-bound Santa Monica Blvd. at the intersection of Ave. of the Stars in Century City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Pedestrians stroll with their umbrellas on the Huntington Beach Pier under a light drizzle before sunrise.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A man rides a bicycle on a snowy day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VICTORIA BONN-MEUSER / DPA

A swimmer heads toward a red algae bloom Tuesday at Clovelly Beach. The algae bloom along vast stretches of Australia's southeastern coastline has resulted in beach closures.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WILLIAM WEST / AFP

Supporters of Brazil's Sao Paulo cheer for their team during the 2012 Copa Sudamericana semifinal football match Wednesday against Chile's Universidad Catolica at Morumbi Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP

Manchester United's English forward Wayne Rooney, right, falls as he vies with West Ham United's New Zealand defender Winston Reid, left, during the English Premier League football match.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEN STANSALL / AFP

A lengthy time exposure photo, taken Wednesday, of the traditional Christmas Fair during heavy rain in front of the Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary), left, and St. Severi's Church.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JENS MEYER / Associated Press

Protesting villagers who blocked a road with rocks and wood eat a meal Wednesday while guarding their position at Letpadaung mine. Hundreds of Buddhist monks and villagers say they will stay until the project is halted.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated Press

A full moon rises Wednesday near the Empire State Building, as seen from Hoboken, N.J.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julio Cortez / Associated Press

Indian tourists walk past an archway at the historic Taj Mahal on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP

Giant panda Kai Kai, one of two from China, sits in his enclosure Wednesday during the grand opening of the Giant Panda Forest exhibit at the River Safari.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

A child navigates through the heat and smoke of dozens of suckling pigs roasting over open charcoal pits in the city of Dumaguete, where a monthlong town fiesta concludes on Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hersley Ven Casero

Syrian rebels celebrate atop the remains of a government fighter jet that was shot down on the border between the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCISCO LEONG / AFP/Getty Images

A Syrian soldier, right, and residents examine damage from two car bombs that exploded in an alley in the Jaramana neighborhood of Damascus.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOPD / Associated Press

Protesters clash with security forces near Tahrir Square. The country's highest court has decided to suspend its work to protest decrees by the president putting his office above judicial oversight, according to state television.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

Police in riot gear keep an eye on Goma residents including children who gathered for a demonstration supported by the rebels holding Congo's main eastern city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jerome Delay / Associated Press

A man walks in the water as residents of North Wales begin to deal with the aftermath of flash floods this week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

Skaters take to an ice rink at the annual Christmas market in Berlin's Alexanderplatz. Christmas markets, with their stalls selling mulled wine, Christmas tree decorations and other delights, are an integral part of German Christmas tradition, and many of them are opening across Germany this week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sean Gallup / Getty Images

Municipal workers decorate a huge Christmas tree in Red Square. Part of St. Basil Cathedral can be seen on the right.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Misha Japaridze / Associated Press

Indian performers ride in cars inside a makeshift wooden cylindrical "Wall of Death" during an annual farmers fair.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

Exiled Tibetans shout slogans during a rally to call for international intervention in their homeland and to express solidarity with Tibetans who have set themselves on fire in acts of protest against Chinese control of Tibet.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated Press

Mount Lokon spews volcanic ash as it erupts in Tomohon. Some of the ash rose almost 10,000 feet.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPA

A Thai woman prays before casting her small float into the Chao Phraya River near Wat Arun, the temple of Dawn, for the annual Loy Krathong festival of lights, which dates back more than 700 years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BARBARA WALTON / EPA

A man displaced by sectarian violence takes a bucket shower after sunset at a refugee camp. An estimated 111,000 people, mostly of Myanmar's Rohingya ethnic group, have been displaced by violence since June.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paula Bronstein / Getty Images AsiaPac

The Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait inspects the troops with Prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh, at Windsor Castle during a three-day state visit.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WPA Pool / Getty Images

A man watches from the Louther pub as members of the public try to protect their property with sandbags and pumps next to the River Ouse. Floodwaters threaten hundreds of homes in Wales and England..

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images Europe

Investigators move damaged vehicles after a string of accidents that killed seven people and injured another 35 on a foggy Beijing-Taipei Expressway.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFP

Sikhs pay their respects at the illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of the 543rd anniversary of the birth of Sri Guru Nanak Dev. Guru Nanak was the founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of 10 Sikh Gurus.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARINDER NANU / AFP

Indian laborers construct a temporary pontoon bridge over the River Ganges at a place that is a focal point for Hindu pilgrims during The Maha Kumbh Mela, where millions of devotees gather to bathe every 12 years in the holy waters of three rivers. The most auspicious bathing dates of the 2013 Maha Kumbh Mela start on Jan. 14.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP

Protesters demonstrate against the President Mohamed Morsi’ at Tahrir Square. Thousands took to the streets across Egypt to protest a decision by Morsi to grant himself sweeping powers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDRE PAIN / EPA

Egyptians carry a protester wounded in clashes with security forces near Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thomas Hartwell / Associated Press

Egyptian protesters chant slogans at a rally in Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

Congolese M23 rebel fighters dismount as they look for FDLR (Force Democratique de Liberation du Rwanda) returning from an incursion into Rwanda. Speaking in Goma , M23 President Jean Marie Runiga said the rebels will not leave the city of 1 million, which they seized a week ago. A Rwanda military spokesman confirmed FDLR attacked Rwandan positions, which they repulsed and sent back to Congo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jerome Delay / Associated Press

Fire killed more than 110 people in the Tazreen Fashion plant and prompted protests about working conditions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

A Bangladeshi man reacts as he looks for his son's body outside a garment factory where a fire killed more than 110 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Residents use an old aqueduct with planks on it as a shortcut to a neighboring village.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMAD ALI / EPA

Firefighters work to control a fire from an oil tanker after an accident on an expressway. No injuries were reported but the fire forced the closure of the expressway for six hours.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Afghan refugee children warm themselves in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

A Hindu holy man looks on from the banks of the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP / Getty Images

The Shiodome is decorated for Christmas.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFP / Getty Images

Members of a Kosovar folklore group perform during an official ceremony of KSF day in Pristina. The ceremony was dedicated also to the celebration of the national Albanian flag day and the 100th anniversary of Albanian independence.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VALDRIN XHEMAJ / EPA

Flood water in Tewkesbury in western England turns a bicyclist into a pedestrian.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Davies / Associated Press

Sea gulls enjoy sunrise.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL REINHARDT / AFP / Getty Images

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Fighting continues in Syria, where rebel fighters celebrate atop the remains of a Syrian government fighter jet that was shot down at Daret Ezza, on the border between the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo. Meanwhile in a suburb of Damascus, residents gather at an alley that was destroyed by two car bombs. More Photos

In the West Bank, a Palestinian Christian youth hangs the national flag on a cross as others pray at St. George Melkite Greek Catholic Church in the village of Burqin as Palestinians celebrated the United Nations General Assembly vote on a resolution to upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority to a nonmember observer state.

Egyptians held rallies in several cities against President Mohamed Morsi’s decree broadening his powers and a constitution drafted by an Islamist-controlled constituent assembly. Staying in Africa, Tunisia’s prime minister accused opposition parties and unions Thursday of provoking three days of violent clashes in Siliana and pleaded for patience while the government tackles the nation’s economic problems and hundreds of Congolese rebels withdrew from frontline positions around Goma as promised under a regionally brokered deal in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Getting into the holiday spirit, visitors skate on an ice rink at the annual Christmas market at Alexanderplatz in Berlin. Christmas markets are an integral part of German Christmas tradition, with many of them opening this week. In Russia, municipal workers decorate a huge Christmas tree in Red Square near St. Basil Cathedral and a couple enjoy Christmas illumination with LED lights that change into seven colors in Tokyo’s Shiodome.

In Bangladesh, garment workers walked on the burned stairs of the nine-story Tazreen Fashion plant in Dhaka. Garment workers staged mass protests to demand the end to “deathtrap” labor conditions after Bangladesh’s worst textile factory fire in history Saturday claimed more than 110 lives. In India, performers ride in cars inside a makeshift wooden cylindrical “Wall of Death” structure during the annual farmers fair at Shama Chak Jhiri, and exiled Tibetans shout slogans during a protest rally in New Delhi to appeal for international intervention in their homeland. In Myanmar, a man displaced by ethnic violence takes a bucket shower at a refugee camp after sunset.

1 Comment

  1. December 1, 2012, 5:33 am

    "Na Koi Hindu Na Musalmaan" were one of the first words of Guru Nanak Sahib after he is believed to have attained enlightenment in the Bein river. He stuck to this message of equality of human race irrespective of religion, caste or color of skin for rest of his life by rejecting philosophies of both religions and creating a new religious order in Sikhism. He preached equality of humans and stressed that loving devotion to God and singing his glory is the only way to salvation. He also asked his followers to work hard to earn a living and share with the less fortunate.

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