In Kathmandu, Nepal, girls take part in an Ihi ceremony. Prepubescent girls aged odd years are married to Bel, the fruit of a wood-apple tree in the ceremony.
Wu Jingbiao of China competes in the men's 56kg Group A weightlifting snatch competition at the World Weightlifting Championship in Goyang, South Korea, which is north of Seoul.
A man collects fish at Central Europe's biggest fish pond complex in the Great Hungarian Plain at Hortobagy, which is east of Budapest.
Rescue personnel search door to door for trapped people in Keswick, United Kingdom. A major rescue operation is underway after floods cut off villages and towns in England's Lake District.
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In San Jose de Pocitos, Bolivia, members of the Smugglers Association move goods across Salvador Mazza-Yacuiba, an international bridge between Bolivia and Argentina.
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In Brussels, Belgium, Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, left, speaks with Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy, who was just named the first president of the European Union.
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A sommelier celebrates the debut of this year's Beaujolais nouveau by pouring some into guests' glasses -- and the warm water -- at an open-air wine spa in Hakone, Japan. The wine is officially released worldwide on the third Thursday in November.
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Supporters of the Algerian soccer team revel in Montreal after Algeria beat Egypt, 1-0, in a soccer World Cup qualifying match in Khartoum, Sudan.
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In Belgrade, mourners fill the streets as they bid farewell to Patriarch Pavle, head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, who led his flock during the fall of communism and the Balkan wars. Police said around 600,000 people joined the funeral services at the St. Sava cathedrall; many of them came from other Serbian towns, but also from neighboring Montenegro and the Serb-run part of Bosnia.
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A rescue worker retrieves a pair of broken eyeglasses during a search for body parts at the site of a suicide bomb blast in Peshawar, Pakistan. The explosion, near a judicial complex, killed at least 15 people and injured at least 25, officials said. Located on the edge of the mountainous western tribal regions, Peshawar has become the main target of Insurgent violence since the Pakistan amy's offensive in South Waziristan, against the Taliban, began last month.
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A Lithuanian parliamentary committee is investigating whether this property in Antaviliai, Lithuania, was used by the CIA as a secret prison to detain terrorism suspects in 2004 and 2005. Land registry records show the property was owned by an American firm, Elite LLC, from 2004 until 2007, when it was sold to the Lithuanian government. The Lithuanian State Security Service uses the property today as a training center for agents.
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Taxis line up for gas on an overpass in southwest China's Chongqing municipality. Most central and eastern Chinese provinces are facing the worst liquefied natural gas shortages in years after supplies were diverted to snowstorm-hit northern China, while producers lacked incentives to increase output because of poor profit margins, state media reported.
Evicted from their homes, squatters walk out of the Mau Forest in Kenya. The country's coalition government says it is ousting some 20,000 families from the Mau, Kenya's biggest closed-canopy forest and a vital water catchment region, to end the environmental degradation the squatters have caused.
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, center, and wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy leave Doha airport, in the capital of Qatar, to return to Paris.
Supporters of the Algerian soccer team celebrate on a street in an Algerian neighborhood of Montreal on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, after Algeria beat Egypt 1-0 in a soccer World Cup qualifying match in Khartoum, Sudan. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Patrick Sanfacon, Montreal La Presse) ** MONTREAL OUT ONLINES OUT **
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Tens of thousands of people line the streets of Belgrade on November 19, 2009 to bid farewell to late Serbian Orthodox Patriarch Pavle, who led his flock during the fall of communism and the Balkan wars. Police estimated around 600,000 people joined the funeral services at the St Sava cathedral. Many of the mourners came from other Serbian towns, but also from neighboring Montenegro and the Serb-run part of Bosnia. AFP PHOTO / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
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PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN - NOVEMBER 19: An Edhi foundation rescue worker picks up a pair of broken glasses whilst searching for body parts at the site of a suicide bomb blast on November 19, 2009 in Peshawar, Pakistan. A suicide bomber detonated himself outside of a court building near the Supreme Court complex of Pakistan, in Peshawar today, killing at least 15 people and injuring at least 25, officials said, in the latest of a wave of numerous attacks that have struck the Northwest Pakistan city, closest to the Afghan border. Peshawar, the bustling frontier city on the edge of the mountainous western tribal regions, has become the main target of Insurgent violence since the Pakistan Army's offensive in South Waziristan, against the Taliban, began last month. The suicide bomber detonated himself on being searched whilst attempting to enter the court complex. The attack occurred across the road form the Pearl Continental Hotel, which was attacked earlier in June of this year. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
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Taxis queue up to get their fuel tanks filled up on an overpass in southwest China's Chongqing municipality on November 18, 2009. Most of central and eastern Chinese provinces are facing the worst liquified natural gas shortages in years as supplies were diverted to snowstorm-hit northern China, while producers lacked incentives to increase output because of the poor profit margins, state media reported. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Women evicted from the forest walk in Kapkembu, the outskirts of the Mau Forest complex in the Kenyan Rift Valley, November 18, 2009. Kenya's coalition government says it is vital to relocate some 20,000 families from the Mau forest, the country's biggest closed-canopy forest and a vital water catchment area. Picture taken 18 November. REUTERS/Noor Khamis (KENYA ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
Indonesian activists dressed in orangutan costumes campaign against deforestation and illegal orangutan hunting in Jakarta. There are about 50,000 to 60,000 orangutans left in the wild, 80 percent of them in Indonesia and the rest in Malaysia's Borneo states of Sabah and Sarawak.
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Colombian soldiers patrol Corinto, in the province of Cauca. The government sent 2,500 more troops to the southwest province on Nov. 11, a day after an attack by FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) rebels killed nine soldiers.
In Yemen's capital of Sanaa, relatives of detained activists demonstrate outside the Cabinet's headquarters. The posters read: "No to arbitrary detentions."
In Sulaimaniyah, Iraq, protesters rally against the Nov. 11 execution of Iranian Kurdish activist Ehsan Fatahia, who was convicted of carrying weapons and acting against the nation's security. Protesters hold portraits of jailed Iranian Kurdish political activists and banners reading in Arabic, "No for execution."
In Gaza City, a man rides past a closed United Nations food distribution center. Thousands of Palestinians employed by the U.N. are on strike to demand better wages and conditions.
Ramzan, left, and Shaheen work in an aluminum factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. About 25 children are employed at the factory, and most of them work 12 hours a day. The daily wage is $1.70 for the children, according to factory authorities.
Internally displaced Somali boys line up with containers to receive food at a distribution center in Mogadishu run by an organization called SAACID, funded by U.N. agencies and the European Union. The agency says that it's feeding 74,000 adults and 5,033 children younger than 5 in its 24 centers, which are open six days a week. The agency also said it will run out of food due to the shortage of food aid from World Food Program. WFP is facing tough times after the United States suspended its funding for Somalia following allegations of mismanagement of food aid.
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ActionAid members demonstrate in front of Rome's Coliseum, which was illuminated to mark world hunger on the eve of the World Food Summit. The leaders of the world's wealthiest nations elected not to attend as more than 60 heads of state and government gather in Rome for a U.N. summit on the plight of the planet's 1 billion hungry.
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Former managing director of World Bank, Mamphela Ramphele, speaks during the Youth Engagement Summit 2009 in Putrajaya outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev inspects an honor guard during his official visit to Singapore after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. Medvedev earlier in the day at APEC warned Iran it could face new sanctions if there is no progress in the deadlock over its nuclear program.
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President Barack Obama greets audience members after a town hall meeting at the Museum of Science and Technology in Shanghai, China. Obama, on the third leg of his debut tour of Asia, is to make brief remarks to an audience described by the White House as "future Chinese leaders."
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gives a speech at the USA Pavilion for 2010 Shanghai World Expo in Shanghai, China. The U.S. mission in Afghanistan has "changed because it could not be achieved" in the past eight years and is now focused primarily on defeating terrorists who have attacked the United States, Clinton said on the ABC News program "This Week."
A vendor sells "Kangir," or traditional Kashmiri fire pots, at a roadside stand in Srinagar, India. With the arrival of winter in the Kashmir valley, people are stocking up on traditional fire pots made of clay and twigs. The fire pots are filled with hot coal and placed under the "Pheran," loose traditional clothing that covers one from the neck to the knees, for warmth during the harsh winters.
A performer in a native costume is seen during a traditional folk festival in San Martin, Colombia. The annual festival, which has a history of at least 270 years, commemorates the native people's struggle for freedom against Spanish colonization.
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