Visitors look at archaeological paintings and incised drawings during a visit to the reproduction of Lascaux cave at Cinquentenaire museum in Brussels. The exhibition has full-scale, scientifically accurate reproductions of the French cave.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Laurent Dubrule / EPALink
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, shakes hands with Harry Styles of the boy band One Direction at the Royal Variety Performance at the Palladium Theatre in London.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yui Mok / Associated PressLink
A coffin bearing the remains of slaying victim Brendan Megraw is carried after a funeral service in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Brendan Megraw was abducted from his home in Belfast and killed by the IRA in April 1978. He was one of 16 victims known as "the Disappeared" who vanished without a trace during the three decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland. Investigators following a new lead discovered the remains in Oristown Bog in Co Meath in October.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paul Faith / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
British soldiers from the King's Troop Royal Artillery perform a 41-gun salute in celebration of Prince Charles' 66th birthday in London's Hyde Park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Cowie / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Syrian Kurd holds onto the barbed wire fence that marks the Turkey-Syria border on the outskirts of Kobani, seen from the Turkish side of the border outside the village of Yumurtalik. Kobani has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vadim Ghirda / Associated PressLink
An Israeli soldier removes a Palestinian flag from the windshield of his vehicle during clashes with Palestinian protesters in the West Bank village of Hizma, following a demonstration to protest against Israeli authorities allowing settlers to enter the Al-Aqsa mosque compound.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Abbas Momani / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Israeli police stand guard as Palestinians walk toward the Al-Aqsa mosque for Friday prayers in Jerusalem's Old City. Israeli authorities lift age restrictions on Muslims wishing to pray on Friday at the al-Aqsa mosque.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Abir Sultan / EPALink
Young Ukrainian cadets at an oath-taking ceremony and a prayer service at Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery in Kiev. About 100 young Ukrainian cadets took part in an oath-taking ceremony.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tatyana Zenkovich / EPALink
Italian police officers carry away a nude Femen activist during a protest in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Members of the Ukrainian feminist group Femen staged a protest against the upcoming visit of Pope Francis at the European Parliament and Council.
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A Kenyan man sells secondhand shoes in Nairobi.
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Kashmiri villagers carry the body of suspected militant Muhammed Abbas Malla, during his funeral in Nawpora village, India.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Farooq Khan / EPALink
Nathan Magalon is enveloped in mist in one of many exhibits on the opening day of the Discover Cube Los Angeles science museum at Hansen Dam Recreation Center in Los Angeles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles TimesLink
USC Trojans wide receiver JuJu Smith (9) is tackled by California Golden Bears defensive end Noah Westerfield at the Coliseum in Los Angeles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles TimesLink
A view of Cathedral Rocks in Yosemite. John Muir, who saved Yosemite and helped establish the national park system, is now being debated. Critics say that rather than accessing Muir's beloved Sierra Mountains as backpackers, skiers or rock climbers, Californians would benefit more from the creation of urban parks, additional roads and trails in wild lands.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
Sophia Loren is on the red carpet at the AFI Fest for a special tribute to the actress at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Nov. 12.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles TimesLink
Curious observers examine old railroad tracks exposed along the Delaware Bay on Sunset Beach, N.J. Several old railroad tracks from the turn of the century have appeared on the beach due to erosion.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dale Gerhard / The Press of Atlantic CityLink
A picture released by the European Space Agency shows a panoramic view created from the first two CIVA images, confirming that Rosetta's lander Philae is safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: European Space AgencyLink
Steps, a Papillon and Cora Czermak pose at a pet fair press conference in Stuttgart, Germany. They will participate in the upcoming Dogdance European Championship.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: INGA KJER / EPALink
French police officers wave flags of the main police workers union, Alliance, during a demonstration in Paris on Nov. 13. Alliance called for a protest of current working conditions for police officers in France.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: IAN LANGSDON / EPALink
A worker cleans a huge barrel after the first fermentation of wine in the Domaine Costas Lazaridis winery in Attica, Greece, last month.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU / EPALink
People walk and cycle past the giant sculpture "Popped up," on the banks of the Danube River in Ulm, Germany, on Nov. 12. The sculpture has been installed to commemorate the 1989 reunification and will be in place until the end of November.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alex Quesada / Getty ImagesLink
Relatives of missing Pakistanis wear Guy Fawkes masks as they observe Baloch Martyrs Day in Quetta. A group formed by the relatives of missing persons say as many as 2,000 people have disappeared from across the country, many from the restive southwestern province of Baluchistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BANARAS KHAN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Actor Brad Pitt is greeted by fans during a promotional event for his latest film, "Fury" in Seoul, South Korea.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated PressLink
Australians bury their heads in the sand of iconic Bondi Beach to send a message to Prime Minister Tony Abbott about the dangers of climate change. As world leaders arrived in the northern city of Brisbane for the G20 summit, more than 100 people dug holes in the sand so they could plunge their bodies in halfway, holding their positions for three minutes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIM COLE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Farmers return home carrying bundles of paddy on the outskirts of Gauhati, India. The United States and India said Thursday they had resolved a dispute over stockpiling of food by governments, clearing a major stumbling block to a deal to boost world trade.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated PressLink
Journalists in Darmstadt, Germany film near a giant screen showing European Space Agency scientists celebrating the announcement of the first landing on a come . The mini lab called Philae landed on 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL ROLAND / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
After a 22-mile journey from the Launch Abort System Facility at the Kennedy Space Center, the Orion Spacecraft arrives at Space Launch Complex 37B in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The test flight for Orion is scheduled to launch on Dec. 4.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Raoux / Associated PressLink
Airman Domigo Zamudio, center, better known as Sam the Sham, who served in the U.S. Navy from 1956-1959, waves during the San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade in Pacoima on Nov. 11.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles TimesLink
French chief of staff Gen. Benoit Puga walks along the International Memorial of Notre Dame de Lorette, where the names of the 580,000 soldiers who died in northern France during WWI are listed alphabetically without nationality or rank at the monument in Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, France.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michel Spingler / Associated PressLink
John Mould, who has worked at Hampton Court Palace for more than 50 years, removes the first of 888,246 hand-made poppies at the Tower of London, each representing a commonwealth serviceman or woman killed in the first World War.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carl Court / Getty ImagesLink
Storage shelves at Amazon's Brieselang logistics center, west of Berlin, on Tuesday. The center is one of nine in Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN MACDOUGALL / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Red deer after the end of the rutting season in Glen Etive, Scotland. The rutting season sees the large red deer stags compete against each other for mating rights and can be heard roaring and bellowing in an attempt to attract mates.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty ImagesLink
Mexicans gather on the streets of Mexico City with candles to demand justice for 43 students killed after three suspected gang members told investigators the gruesome details behind their deaths.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SASHENKA GUTIERREZ / EPALink
Palestinians inspect damage to a mosque in the West Bank village of Mughayer. The attack early Wednesday ignited a fire that destroyed its first floor, the village's mayor said, blaming Jewish settlers for the attack.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Majdi Mohammed / Associated PressLink
A Palestinian man displays a copy of the Koran, still burning inside a mosque that was set ablaze in the West Bank village of Mughayir.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABBAS MOMANI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Palestinians carry a 328-foot-long flag, on the 10th anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, marking the Palestinian declaration of independence in the West Bank city of Nablus on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALAA BADARNEH / EPALink
A worker checks the growth of lettuce at the cultivation room of Toshiba's plant factory in Yokosuka, Japan, on Wednesday. The electronic giant Toshiba unveiled the vegetable factory with a closed growing system as part of its healthcare business.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A reporter takes a selfie near Chinese children preparing for the welcome ceremony for Peru's President Ollanta Humala inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ng Han Guan / Associated PressLink
The nearly completed ceramic poppy art installation by artist Paul Cummins entitled "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" is seen lighted up before sunrise in the dry moat of the Tower of London. The finished installation will be made up of 888,246 ceramic poppies, with the final poppy being placed on Britain's Remembrance Day today. Each poppy represents a British or Commonwealth military fatality of World War I.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Dunham / Associated PressLink
A flower at Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington. Over 58,000 names of U.S. military personnel who died in the Vietnam War are engraved on the wall.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAUL LOEB / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Jamal Haqq, left, a Vietnam veteran and resident at the Guy Gabaldon Apartments in Boyle Heights, greets David Fuentes, 89, a World War II veteran, and Joe Lopez, 70, a Vietnam War veteran, during a celebration of the apartment building's grand opening.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles TimesLink
A young girl dressed as a poilu, a World War I-era French soldier, holds a French flag during ceremonies marking the 96th anniversary of the end of Word War I, in Lyon, France.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEFF PACHOUD / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A young boy runs between headstones at the French soldiers' cemetery in Belgrade, Serbia, before a ceremony marking the 96th anniversary of the end of World War I.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
French President Francois Hollande takes a selfie with onlookers after the ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier under the Arc de Triomphe during ceremonies marking the end of World War I, in Paris.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francois Mori / Associated PressLink
Citizens of the southern French town of St. Jean Cap Ferrat, near Nice, wear the uniforms of poilu, French World War I infantrymen, in a parade during a ceremony in Nice.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lionel Cironneau / Associated PressLink
A murmuration of starlings puts on a display near the town of Gretna, Scotland. The starlings visit the area twice a year, in the months of February and November.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Owen Humphreys / Associated PressLink
A man stands at the end of a pier during morning mist at Lake Starnberg, southern Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andreas Weihmayr / Associated PressLink
Paper-mache "swollen heads" of the Mainz Carnival Society move through a crowd of revelers celebrating the start of the carnival season in Mainz, Germany. The carnival season traditionally starts on Nov. 11 at 11:11 a.m. every year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FREDRIK VON ERICHSEN / EPALink
A wounded police officer lies on a street in Acapulco, Mexico, during clashes with demonstrators following a protest over the suspected massacre of 43 missing Mexican students. Protesters threw stones and a firebomb at riot police, injuring 11 officers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PEDRO PARDO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Palestinian boys play next a wall bearing a mural of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in the Al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City. The cause of Arafat's death on Nov. 11, 2004, remains a mystery with some research indicating he may have been poisoned by polonium, a theory which is accepted by much of the Palestinian street.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED ABED / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
People look at a stainless steel sculpture of a pair of spectacles titled "Perceiving Freedom," a tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela on the Sea Point promenade in Cape Town, South Africa. The spectacles look out toward Robben Island, where Mandela was jailed for most of his 27 years in prison, as a symbol of the concept of freedom itself on the eve of 20 years of South African democracy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPALink
Breanna Garcia, 13, second from left, mourns at a memorial for her brother Francisco Garcia, held at the site where he was shot on Dronfield Street in Sylmar on Sunday. Garcia, a 21-year-old Army veteran, was killed early Sunday morning following a dispute at a party being held to celebrate his homecoming.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles TimesLink
A Kurdish boy peers in as children take lessons in a makeshift school in a refugee camp in the town of Suruc, Turkey, on Monday. Turkey has maintained an open-door policy for all those fleeing Syria's civil war, and there are now over 1.5 million Syrian refugees living in the country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARIS MESSINIS / AFPLink
Active-duty military personnel and veterans hold U.S. flags during a naturalization ceremony on Monday at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va. Twenty-six people -- a group consisting of active-duty military personnel, veterans, military spouses and civilians -- were naturalized in the ceremony ahead of Veterans Day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MICHAEL REYNOLDS / EPALink
Delegates use their smartphones to take pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin as he speaks Monday during a dialogue session held as part of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Beijing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Wong / Associated PressLink
President Obama steps off Air Force One as he arrives to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Beijing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ng Han Guan / Associated PressLink
Wren Scott-Lumbar, 11, skis at Hester Park in St. Cloud, Minn., on Monday during the region's first major snowfall of the season. A dipping cold surge threatens to bury several states in snow and drop thermometer readings in numerous states by as much as 40 degrees below average.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ann Wessel / St. Cloud TimesLink
Israeli riot police officers arrest an Israeli Arab protester during a protest in the Arab village of Kfar Kana, in northern Israel, on Monday. It was the third day of unrest in the town after the shooting death of a local man by an Israeli police officer.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ariel Schalit / Associated PressLink
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