A row of shelved tiger heads in the US Fish & Wildlife Service Repository on Nov. 13
Nov. 30, 2013: In the lead-up to the destruction of six tons of ivory, the US Fish & Wildlife Service granted access to the National Wildlife Property Repository, which is full of confiscated illegal wildlife products. This is a row of shelved tiger heads in the repository. In July, President Obama issued an executive order establishing a Presidential Task Force to combat wildlife trafficking, which accounts for one of the largest illicit trades in the world.
Arguing baboons in Masai Mara, Kenya, on Oct. 20
Nov. 29, 2013: Two baboons found themselves head-to-head on a tree branch ― a traffic jam in a tree ― & proceeded to argue about who had the right of way.
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A policeman receives a flower from an anti-government protester in Bangkok, Thailand, on Nov. 27
Nov. 29, 2013: A policeman receives a flower from an anti-government protester as thousands gather outside the Department of Special Investigation in Bangkok on Nov. 27. Demonstrators massed outside four ministries, a major government office complex & 19 provincial halls in an effort to cripple the administration & oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
People on a boat watch as a whale dives in Monterey Bay, Calif., on Nov. 20
Nov. 29, 2013: People on a boat watch as a whale dives before them in Monterey Bay, Calif., on Nov. 20. For almost three months, Monterey & nearby coastal areas have played host to a mammoth convocation of sea life drawn by a late bloom of anchovies.
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People explore the inside of a giant Christmas tree in Singapore on Nov. 23
Nov. 28, 2013: People explore the inside of a giant Christmas tree along Orchard Road in Singapore on Nov. 23. Attracting thousands of tourists every year, the famous shopping belt transforms with Christmas scenes. It will be illuminated until Jan. 5.
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A man is pulled by cows at a festival in Dong Mo, Vietnam, on Nov. 23
Nov. 27, 2013: A man is pulled by cows during a performance at the Khmer cultural festival in Dong Mo, a Vietnamese ethnic cultural tourism village. The festival is held Nov. 18-24.
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A gardener pushes poinsettias at a market garden in Luebeck, Germany, on Nov. 23
Nov 27, 2013: A gardener pushes pallets of Christmas flowers at a market garden in Luebeck, Germany, on Nov. 23. Almost 800,000 flowers are cultivated in 37 garden centers.
A worker gathers items for delivery at Amazon's distribution center in Phoenix on Nov. 22
Nov. 27, 2013: A worker gathers items for delivery from the warehouse floor at Amazon's distribution center in Phoenix on Nov. 22. The Web-based retailer is preparing for Cyber Monday, which is traditionally the busiest day of the year for online purchases.
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A man peeks through a door at a mass gathering of Satmar Hasidic Jews in New York on Nov. 23
Nov. 27, 2013: A man peeks through a door at a mass gathering of Satmar Hasidic Jews in New York on Nov. 23. The Satmars, a strictly anti-Zionist sect of Judaism, gathered to celebrate the 69th anniversary of founding Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum's escape from the Holocaust.
Tribesmen lead their camels through the Liwa desert in United Arab Emirates on Nov. 23
Nov. 27, 2013: Tribesmen lead their camels through the sand dunes of the Liwa desert, 132 miles west of Abu Dhabi, on Nov. 23.
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Visitors skate at an ice rink in Berlin on Nov. 26
Nov. 27, 2013: Visitors skate at an ice rink near an illuminated Ferris wheel at the Christmas market at Alexanderplatz in Berlin on Nov. 26.
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Man feeding pigeons in Zadar, Croatia, on Nov. 20
Nov. 27, 2013: In the half-empty center in Zadar, Croatia, the only attraction is a man who feeds pigeons that aren't afraid to land on his head in search of bread crumbs.
Filip Brala/Pixsell/PA Photos
A Panamanian soldier watches as illegal drugs are destroyed in Panama City on Nov. 23
Nov. 27, 2013: A Panamanian soldier looks at huge clouds of smoke as 11.8 tons of drugs are destroyed in Panama City. The drugs were seized during operations against drug trafficking over the last three months.
Alejandro Bolivar/EFE/Zuma Press
Clayton Hunt of Loxahatchee, Fla., takes turkeys to be prepared for Thanksgiving meals in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., on Nov. 24
Nov. 27, 2013: Clayton Hunt, 10, of Loxahatchee, Fla., takes turkeys to be cooked on Nov. 24. Volunteers prepared 100,000 Thanksgiving meals for the 21st Annual Big Heart Brigade in partnership with Christ Fellowship Church at Palm Beach Gardens Fire Station No. 3 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
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Children look at king penguins in a parade at the zoo in Zurich, Switzerland, on Nov. 26
Nov. 27, 2013: Children look at king penguins participating in a parade in the zoo in Zurich, Switzerland, on Nov. 26. The parade takes place in winter when the temperature falls below 10 degrees Celsius.
'Doctor Who'-themed wedding in London on Nov. 24
Nov. 26, 2013: Cosplayers attend a 'Doctor Who'-themed mass wedding at Bloomsbury Ballroom in central London, where 50 couples got married or renewed their vows to celebrate 50 years of the popular show.
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Marie Bondi with her dog at work in Toronto on Nov. 23
Nov. 26, 2013: Marie Bondi has her workstation set up to accommodate her dog, Buddy, as part of an employer-approved program to enhance employee wellbeing at Mars Canada in Toronto. Working across from Marie is co-worker Darcie Hawke.
Bernard Weil/Toronto Star/Zuma Press
An Afghan policeman stands at attention in Kabul on Nov. 19
Nov. 26, 2013: An Afghan policeman stands at attention as his commander passes by at a checkpoint overlooking Kabul on Nov. 19.
Driver Lewis Hamilton sits in his car at Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix practice in Sao Paulo on Nov. 22
Nov. 26, 2013: Driver Lewis Hamilton sits in his car at Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix practice in Sao Paulo on Nov. 22.
A cat waits to be judged at Cat Fancy's 'Supreme Championship Cat Show' in Birmingham, England, on Nov. 23
Nov. 26, 2013: Bertie, a Red Cameo cat, looks out of his cage as he waits to be judged at the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy's 'Supreme Championship Cat Show' at NEC Arena in Birmingham, England, on Nov. 23.
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A man takes a picture as Mount Sinabung spews smoke near Tigapancur Village, North Sumatra, on Nov. 24
Nov. 26, 2013: A man takes a picture with his phone as Mount Sinabung spews pyroclastic smoke near Tigapancur Village, North Sumatra, on Nov. 24. Mount Sinabung, which has been intermittently erupting since September, erupted eight times in just a few hours overnight. Officials have reported rocks raining down over a large area, forcing thousands to flee their homes.
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People at the opening night of the Global Winter Wonderland attraction in Atlanta on Nov. 21
Nov. 26, 2013: People view a depiction of a Giza pyramid and the Great Sphinx from Egypt on the opening night of the Global Winter Wonderland holiday attraction in Atlanta on Nov. 21.
Erik S. Lesser/EPA/Landov
A homeless man washes with rainwater in Sana'a, Yemen, on Nov. 22
Nov. 26, 2013: A homeless man washes with rainwater in Sana'a, Yemen, on Nov. 22.
Balinese girls at the World Culture Forum 2013 in Uluwatu, Bali, on Nov. 24
Nov. 26, 2013: Balinese girls wearing traditional clothes prepare backstage before the Welcome Dinner of the World Culture Forum 2013 at Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park in Uluwatu, Bali, on Nov. 24.
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People watch as a man with a camel begs for money in Shaoxing, China, on Nov. 25
Nov. 26, 2013: People watch as a man with a camel kneels in front of a store to beg for money in Shaoxing, China, on Nov. 25.
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A visitor looks at an artwork titled 'Dinosaur Skeleton' in Brussels on Nov. 25
Nov. 25, 2013: A visitor looks at an artwork titled 'Dinosaur Skeleton,' which is constructed out of 80,020 Lego bricks, during 'The Art of the Brick' exhibition at the Brussels Stock Exchange on Nov. 25. The exhibition features large Lego artwork by U.S. Lego artist Nathan Sawaya.
Cain Quam lets his horse drink some beer at a bar in Regina, Saskatchewan, on Nov. 21
Nov. 25, 2013: Cain Quam, part of the Calgary Stampeders club, lets his horse, Justin, drink some Guinness at the Beer Brothers pub in Regina, Saskatchewan, on Nov. 21. The Calgary Stampeders club has made it a tradition for members to ride their horses into a local establishment every Grey Cup week. The Saskatchewan Roughriders beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 45-23 in the CFL's 101st Grey Cup in Regina on Nov. 24.
A salmon makes its way up the salmon ladder at Nimbus Hatchery in Rancho Cordova, Calif., on Nov. 4
Nov. 25, 2013: A salmon makes its way up the salmon ladder at Nimbus Hatchery in Rancho Cordova, Calif., on Nov. 4. Its journey signals the start of the spawning season on the American River.
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Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London, on Nov. 21
Nov. 25, 2013: A statue of a polar bear stands guard in front of a carnival ride at the Winter Wonderland theme park in London on Nov. 21. The yearly attraction provides Christmas fun & rides with a holiday theme. Many celebrities, including supermodel Elle Macpherson, actress Helena Bonham Carter & director Tim Burton, attended the park's opening.
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A man walks along a defensive wall in Galle, Sri Lanka, on Nov. 21
Nov. 25, 2013: A man walks along a defensive wall in Galle, Sri Lanka. The fortified city, founded by the Portuguese in the 16th century, has architecture that shows the interaction between European architectural styles & South Asian traditions. The old town of Galle & its fortifications were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1988.
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Palestinian children look through a curtain in Khan Yunis, Gaza Strip, on Nov. 21
Nov. 25, 2013: Palestinian children look through a curtain outside their tin shacks in Khan Yunis, Gaza Strip, on Nov. 21. The United Nations Relief & Works Agency states there were approximately 72,000 Palestinian refugees living in the camp in 2010, but the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics recorded a population of 37,705 in the 2007 census.
Ashraf Amra/APA Images/Zuma Press
A pair of harbor seals wearing satellite linked transmitters in Porteau Cove, BC, on Nov. 20
Nov. 25, 2013: A pair of harbor seals wearing satellite-linked transmitters on their heads face each other after being released into the waters of Howe Sound in Porteau Cove, British Columbia, on Nov. 20. The seals had received months of care at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre after being rescued from the wild. The transmitters will help track their movements after their release.
A tortoise wearing a cheeseburger suit in Vancouver, Wash.
Nov. 25, 2013: A tortoise lover has created shell suits for her pets, transforming them into a giant Christmas tree, reindeer & Santa hat. Other unique suits, made from colored acrylic yarn, include a roast chicken, cheeseburger & football.
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Stand-up paddleboarders in Cape Cod, Mass., on Sept. 19
Nov. 25, 2013: Stand-up paddleboarding enthusiasts take a gentle stroll across the water with specially made LED lights strapped to the bottoms of their boards.
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Russian cosmonaut outside the International Space Station on Nov. 9
Nov. 25, 2013: Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov & Sergey Ryazanskiy, both Expedition 37 flight engineers, participate in an extravehicular activity session in support of assembly & maintenance on the International Space Station on Nov. 9.
A family of baby brown bears appears to dance near Suomussalmi, Finland
Nov. 24, 2013: A family of baby brown bears appears to dance to 'Ring Around the Rosie' as their mother relaxes behind a nearby tree in Finland. The two young males & one female bear, all just a few months old, gathered in a circle, clutched each other's hands & began to dance. Photographer Valtteri Mulkahainen caught the site while traveling through the countryside. He called it a 'magical moment' & remarked that it felt like he had wandered into a 'magic forest in a fairy tale.'
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'Doctor Who' fans pose for a photograph in London on Nov. 22
Nov. 23, 2013: 'Doctor Who' fans pose for a photograph in front of a giant poster at the 'Doctor Who 50th Celebration' in the ExCeL Centre in London on Nov. 22. The sold-out three-day event celebrates 50 years of the show, which has seen 11 actors play the role of the doctor and boasts a worldwide cult following.
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An SUV decorated with porcelain in Beijing on Nov. 18
Nov. 22, 2013: An SUV is decorated with antique porcelain in Beijing on Nov. 18. The owner says it cost $162,654 to decorate the vehicle with more than 10 thousand bits of porcelain. The owner parks the vehicle every day in front of his porcelain museum, China House, to attract locals and tourists.
Serbian soldiers take part in a ceremony in Belgrade on Nov. 11
Nov. 22, 2013: Serbian soldiers take part in a ceremony marking Armistice Day at the French military cemetery in Belgrade on Nov. 11. Armistice Day marks the signing of the truce that ended the fighting in World War I, and it is a remembrance day for veterans of countries around the world.
A reproduction of the Dallas Morning News in Union City, NJ, on Nov. 19
Nov. 22, 2013: A reproduction of the Dallas Morning News from the day after President John F. Kennedy was shot sits on a news rack in Union City, N.J., on Nov. 19. This year marks the 50th anniversary of JFK's death.
Stephen Crowley/The New York Times/Redux
Man paints the Mona Lisa in the street in Chongqing, China, on Nov. 18
Nov. 22, 2013: A 52-year-old disabled artist paints a depiction of Leonardo DaVinci’s famous painting “Mona Lisa” on the street in Chongqing, China on Nov. 18.
The Heidelberg Project by artist Tyree Guyton, in Detroit, on Oct. 18
Nov. 22, 2013: The Heidelberg Project is something artist Tyree Guyton has worked on for almost three decades in Detroit.
Benjamin Beytekin/DPA/Zuma Press
Children play on surfboards in Teluk Meranti, Indonesia, on Nov. 19
Nov. 22, 2013: Children play on surfboards as a tidal wave occurs throughout Teluk Meranti village during Bekudo Bono festival in Sumatra, Indonesia, on Nov. 19. The Bono tidal wave occurs throughout the year at certain days around the full moon & new moon, however during the rainy season the waves are stronger & bigger.
Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images
A lion cub plays in fallen leaves at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling, Scotland, on Nov. 20
Nov. 22, 2013: Karis, an 11-week old lion cub, plays in fallen leaves in her enclosure at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling, Scotland.
Andrew Milligan/Press Association
School children watch as a loggerhead sea turtle goes back to sea in Gaash, Israel, on Nov. 21
Nov. 22, 2013: School children watch as volunteers from the Israeli sea turtle rescue center free a loggerhead sea turtle back to the Mediterranean Sea in Gaash, Israel, on Nov. 21. The turtle was one of two loggerheads rehabilitated at the rescue center and freed.
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Shiite Muslims hold flowers during a religious procession in Daih, Bahrain, on Nov. 15
Nov. 22, 2013: Bahraini Shiite Muslims hold flowers during a religious procession marking Ashura, which commemorates the seventh-century slaying of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed, on Nov. 15 in the village of Daih.
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A miniature of the 22nd Winter Olympics Torch, by Anatoly Konenko in Omsk, Russia, on Nov. 20
Nov. 22, 2013: A 39.6-millimeter miniature of the 22nd Winter Olympics Torch, created by Russian micro-miniaturist Anatoly Konenko, sits next to a life-size model of a dragonfly in Omsk, Russia.
Yevgeny Karmayev/ITAR-TASS/Zuma Press
Rachel Woollen views a folding screen dating from 1806 in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Nov. 21
Nov. 21, 2013: Rachel Woollen views a folding screen dating from 1806 decorated with figures & scenes cut from Thomas Rowlandson's satirical prints. The screen is on display at a new exhibition titled “High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson” in The Queen's Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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James Getty portrays Abraham Lincoln in Gettysburg, Pa., on Nov. 19
Nov. 21, 2013: James Getty, portraying President Abraham Lincoln, prepares to recite the Gettysburg Address during a commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address at the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg National Military Park on Nov. 19. Lincoln gave the speech in 1863.
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Ballet Ireland's ballerinas backstage at The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin on Nov. 19
Nov. 21, 2013: Ballet Ireland's ballerinas (from left) Zoe Ashe Browne, Jane Magan & Emma Lister warm up backstage at The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin for this week's opening of 'The Nutcracker.'
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A fleet of Fiat watercraft welcomes the cruise ship MSC Divina in Miami on Nov. 19
Nov. 21, 2013: A fleet of Fiat watercraft welcomes the MSC Divina as the cruise ship arrives in its new home port of Miami on Nov. 19.
Walter Michot/Miami Herald/MCT/Landov
A stuffed eagle hangs in the main entrance of the Prado museum in Madrid on Nov. 19
Nov. 21, 2013: A stuffed eagle hangs in the main entrance of the Prado museum in Madrid on Nov. 19. Spanish artist Miguel Angel Blanco has assembled an exhibition of stuffed animals & birds from the Natural History museum & placed them in the Prado.
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Squirrel looking at Jenga game in London on Nov. 17
Nov. 21, 2013: This inquisitive squirrel crashes a game of Jenga, knocking down the tower that took a family half an hour to build.
Max Ellis/Solent News & Photo Agency
Sergey Aseev carves a sculpture at the Snow & Ice Sculpture Festival in Bruges, Belgium, on Nov. 20
Nov. 21, 2013: Sculptor Sergey Aseev of Russia carves a sculpture based on Disney's newest movie 'Frozen' at the Snow & Ice Sculpture Festival in Bruges, Belgium, on Nov. 20. Some 28 artists from all over the world made 55 sculptures out of 250 tons of ice, depicting many characters from Disney movies.
Custom bike designer Rafik Kaissi poses next to a Buell motorbike in Essen, Germany on Nov. 15.
Nov. 21, 2013: US custom bike designer Rafik Kaissi poses next to a Buell custom-made motorbike during a press presentation on Nov. 15 at the fairgrounds in Essen, Germany. The Essen Motor Show presents motorcycles, cars & tuning parts from around 600 exhibiting companies from Nov. 30 through Dec. 8.
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Scuba divers test the mini ROV Jack off the coast of Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France on Nov. 20
Nov. 21, 2013: Scuba divers test the mini ROV Jack, an archeological submarine that will be used to survey an underwater archaeology site off the coast of Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France.
Stephane Jamme/Maxppp/Zuma Press
Kelvin Mercado at the launch of Ripley's Believe or Not 2014 annual in London on Nov. 20.
Nov. 21, 2013: Kelvin Mercado, also known as Peg Man, breaks the record for how many clothespins a person can put on their face at the launch of Ripley's Believe or Not 2014 annual.
Steve Parsons/PA Photos/Landov
A stuffed bull stands beside Peter Paul Rubens' 'The Rape of Europa' at the Prado museum in Madrid on Nov. 19
Nov. 20, 2013: A stuffed bull stands next to Peter Paul Rubens' 'The Rape of Europa' at the Prado museum on Nov. 19 in Madrid. Spanish artist Miguel Angel Blanco put together an exhibition of stuffed animals & birds from the Natural History Museum.
Denis Doyle/Getty Images
A bridal couple walks on a wooden bridge at Kandawgyi Lake in Yangon, Myanmar, on Nov. 18
Nov. 20, 2013: A bridal couple walks on a wooden bridge at Kandawgyi Lake in Yangon, Myanmar, on Nov. 18.
A Bororo Indian poses for a photo during the Indigenous Games in Cuiaba, Brazil, on Nov. 15
Nov. 20, 2013: A Bororo Indian poses for a photo during the Indigenous Games in Cuiaba, Brazil, on Nov. 15. The Indigenous Games in Brazil's Amazon region are a cultural experience as much as an athletic event. Many are calling it a holistic alternative to the big sporting extravaganzas Brazil will host in the next few years: the 2014 World Cup & the 2016 Olympics.
Paddock Girls before the start of the Formula 1 US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, on Nov. 17
Nov. 20, 2013: Paddock Girls rev up the crowd during prerace festivities for the Formula 1 US Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, on Nov. 17.
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Visitors watch an aerial performance at the 13th Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Nov. 17
Nov. 20, 2013: Visitors watch a performance by the British Royal Air Force's Red Arrows aerobatic team during the 13th Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Nov. 17.
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A man takes pictures of the Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort & rubber ducks in Huzhou, China, on Nov. 6
Nov. 20, 2013: A man takes pictures of the Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, or 'Moon Hotel,' behind replicas of rubber ducks by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman on Taihu Lake in Huzhou, China, on Nov. 6. The 27-story luxury hotel opened to the public in October.
A vendor sleeps at a shop in Beijing on Nov. 17
Nov. 20, 2013: A vendor sleeps at a shop in Beijing on Nov. 17.
Worker Sam Agyeman inspects the first completed section of Crossrail tunnel in England on Nov. 19
Nov. 20, 2013: Worker Sam Agyeman inspects the first completed section of the Crossrail tunnel after a tunneling machine completed the 4-mile, 18-month journey between Royal Oak & Farringdon in England.
Sean Dempsey/Press Association
An all-terrain vehicle rider & a friend practice a wheelie in Newark, NJ, on Nov. 3
Nov. 20, 2013: An all-terrain vehicle rider & a friend practice a wheelie in an abandoned parking lot in Newark, NJ. Tensions are at a high between the dirt bike & ATV community & the police in New York City, where the vehicles are illegal to operate, & a new emphasis on arrests & confiscations has in turn seen riders show an increased willingness to 'rip & run' to evade police.
Michael Kirby Smith/The New York Times/Redux
Trained canines perform in a dog show during an earthquake rescue drill in New Delhi, India, on Nov. 18
Nov. 20, 2013: Trained canines perform in a dog show during a mock earthquake rescue drill at the India International Trade Fair in New Delhi on Nov. 18. The drill was organized by the National Disaster Management Authority to check officials' & citizens' preparedness to tackle natural calamities.
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Woman receiving medical-cosmetic massage using the Achatina fulica snail in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on Nov. 19
Nov. 19, 2013: A woman gets a medical-cosmetic massage using the Achatina fulica snail, also known as the Giant African land snail, at the Ranetka club in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on Nov. 19. The snail massage is believed to speed up regeneration of skin & eliminate wrinkles & scars. It has become more popular among the city’s beauty salons & female health clubs.
A boy swings amid debris from the typhoon in Basey, Philippines, on Nov. 18
Nov. 19, 2013: A boy swings in front of St. Michael the Archangel Church surrounded by typhoon debris in Basey, Philippines, on Nov. 18. As a major aid effort has begun, many injured & sick people in interior villages have received no assistance.
Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times/Redux
Comet ISON in space on Nov. 15
Nov. 19, 2013: Comet ISON is shown on Nov. 15, after an outburst in activity and brightness and displaying a dramatic and intricate tail.
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A Palestinian fisherman displays his catch after a fishing trip, in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, on Nov. 18
Nov. 19, 2013: A Palestinian fisherman displays his catch after a fishing trip at the beach of Gaza City, Gaza Strip, on Nov. 18. Israel restricted the fishing zone to 3 nautical miles following the kidnapping of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in 2007. The Oslo Accords signed in 1993 with the Palestinian Authority stipulate that Gaza's fishing zone should extend to 20 nautical miles. The zone was extended to 6 nautical miles as part of the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire in Nov. 2012, but Israel intermittently reduces it to 3 nautical miles each time violence flares.
Ashraf Amra/APA Images/Zuma Press
A stuntman performs in a car as villagers watch in Shama Chak Jhiri, India, on Nov. 18
Nov. 19, 2013: Villagers watch an Indian stuntman perform in a car as part of the show Maut ka Kuan, or Well of Death, during an annual farmer fair in Shama Chak Jhiri, India, on Nov. 18. Farmers from all over India gather in huge numbers to pay tribute to the Samadhi, or tomb, of legendary farmer Baba Jit Mal, popularly known as Baba Jitto, who sacrificed his life for the liberation of the farming community.
Group of starlings in Beesd, Netherlands, on Nov. 17
Nov. 19, 2013: Thousands of starlings gather in the village of Beesd, Netherlands, on Nov. 17.
Double bass player after playing at the Rhythm Riot event in Camber, England, on Nov. 16
Nov. 19, 2013: The Zazou Cowboys' double bass player carries his instrument back to his chalet after playing at Pontins Holiday Park during the Rhythm Riot event in Camber, England, on Nov. 16. Twice a year, fans of rock 'n' roll, rockabilly, rockin' blues, the 1950s & Americana gather to dress up in period clothing & relive the '50s & '60s.
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A squirrel stands at attention at Tsaritsyno Park in Moscow on Nov. 15
Nov. 19, 2013: A squirrel stands at attention at Tsaritsyno Park in Moscow on Nov. 15.
The York Minster is illumined at the York Illumination Festival in York, England, on Nov. 17
Nov. 19, 2013: A light projection creates an eye-catching visual display at York Minster cathedral as part of the York Illumination Festival in York, England. The historical display, by British projectionist Ross Ashton, is called 'Rose' in reference to the cathedral's famous Rose Window.
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Bystanders watch Italy's Mount Etna spew lava as it erupts in Sicily on Nov. 17
Nov. 19, 2013: Bystanders watch Italy's Mount Etna spew lava as it erupts on the island of Sicily on Nov. 17. There were no reports of damage or evacuations in the area, local media reported. Mount Etna, Europe's tallest & most active volcano, has erupted sixteen times this year.
A fire breather performs during an Ashura mourning procession in Karachi, Pakistan, on Nov. 15
Nov. 18, 2013: A Pakistani Shiite Muslim fire breather performs during an Ashura mourning procession in Karachi, Pakistan, on Nov. 15. Shiites observe the 10th of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, as Ashura to mourn the death of Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of the prophet Mohammed.
A woman in Sibintun village, Indonesia, watches as Mount Sinabung spews ash on Nov. 18
Nov. 18, 2013: A woman in Sibintun village, Indonesia, watches as Mount Sinabung spews ash on Nov. 18. Sinabung threw a plume 8,000 meters into the atmosphere as thousands of residents remained in temporary shelters fearful of more eruptions, according to local media.
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A 'No TAV' activist kisses a policeman in Val di Susa, Italy, on Nov. 16
Nov. 18, 2013: A 'No TAV' activist kisses a policeman during a protest against a high-speed railway in Val di Susa, Italy, on Nov. 16.
Valerio Muscella/NurPhoto/Rex Features
Filipino children play in a neighborhood in Guiuan, Philippines, on Nov. 15
Nov. 18, 2013: Filipino children play in a neighborhood badly affected by Typhoon Haiyan in Guiuan, Philippines on Nov. 15. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard earlier this month, destroying tens of thousands of buildings & displacing hundreds of thousands of people.
A 3-D printed prosthetic nose & ear in London on Nov. 8
Nov. 18, 2013: A 3-D printed prosthetic nose & ear are displayed at the 3-D Print show at the Business Design Center in London on Nov. 8. Popularity for 3-D printers has increased among engineers, designers & manufacturers as prices have fallen, making them affordable to more consumers.
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Hunting dogs take part in a parade during The Open Festival in Cheltenham, England, on Nov. 15
Nov. 18, 2013: Hunting dogs take part in a parade during The Open Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse in Cheltenham, England.
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A member of the People's Liberation Army stands behind a curtain in Beijing on Nov. 15
Nov. 18, 2013: A member of the People's Liberation Army stands behind a curtain before a welcoming ceremony for Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte & his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang in Beijing on Nov. 15.
Employees of Meyer Werft shipyard watch the Norwegian Getaway in Leer, Germany, on Nov. 15
Nov. 18, 2013: Employees of Meyer Werft shipyard watch the Norwegian Getaway cruise liner before it is pulled by tugboat down the Ems River toward the North Sea, shortly after its construction was finished at the shipyard near Leer, Germany, on Nov. 15. The Norwegian Getaway belongs to the Norwegian Cruise Line, has a capacity of 4,000 passengers & is scheduled to be christened by the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders in February.
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A goat perches on the shoulders of Brad de Wolde in Toronto, Ontario, on Nov. 8
Nov. 18, 2013: Turbo the goat seems content to perch on the shoulders of Brad de Wolde during the Goats on the Go show at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario, on Nov. 8.
Bernard Weil/Getty Images
A Nihang performs during a religious procession in Chandigarh, India, on Nov. 15
Nov. 18, 2013: A Nihang, or Sikh warrior, performs 'Gatkha,' a traditional form of martial arts, during a religious procession in Chandigarh, India, on Nov. 15. The procession is held annually in the region ahead of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the Sikh faith, which was celebrated across the country on Nov. 17.
A graffiti artist spray-paints an abandoned tank in Golan Heights on Nov. 5
Nov. 16, 2013: A graffiti artist spray-paints an abandoned tank in Golan Heights on Nov. 5. More than a dozen international street painters were brought to Golan Heights by Artists 4 Israel, a New York group with a strong pro-Israeli stance, to paint on the edge of the 1.8-mile-wide demilitarized zone between Israel and Syria.
Rina Castelnuovo/The New York Times/Redux
A man plays an electric guitar to control robot guitarist Mach in Tokyo on Nov. 3
Nov. 16, 2013: A man plays an electric guitar to control robot guitarist Mach, a member of robot rock band Z-Machines, during the two-day art and technology event Maker Faire Tokyo at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo on Nov. 3. The Z-Machines, who also include a robot drummer and a robot keyboard player, made their debut performance last July.
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Geologist Bill Simpson cleans a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton at the Field Museum in Chicago on Nov. 12
Nov. 15, 2013: Geologist Bill Simpson cleans Sue, a 67-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex on display at the Field Museum in Chicago on Nov. 12. Sue is the largest, most complete and best-preserved T. rex ever discovered. Simpson carefully cleans the skeleton twice a year.
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People wear costumes during a protest in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Nov. 14
Nov. 15, 2013: People wear costumes during a protest demanding justice after the assassinations of members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) community in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Nov. 14.
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An Indian youth feeds seagulls at the Sangam in Allahabad, India, on Nov. 11
Nov. 15, 2013: An Indian youth feeds seagulls at the Sangam ― the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswathi ― in Allahabad on Nov. 11. Allahabad, located in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, is a focal point for Hindu pilgrims who bathe in the holy waters of the three rivers.
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Model of Hogwarts Castle covered in snow in Watford, Britain, on Nov. 14
Nov. 15, 2013: Robyn, 7, sprinkles artificial snow on a scale model of Hogwarts Castle at Warner Bros Studio Tour London. The model was used in the filming of the 'Harry Potter' movie series & was transformed for the holiday season, complete with tiny footprints in the snow. Visitors can take a tour of the props, sets & models used for the 'Harry Potter' films.
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Sudhir Kumar Chaudhary paints his face with the colors of the Indian flag in Kolkata, India, on Nov. 8
Nov. 15, 2013: Sudhir Kumar Chaudhary, a fan of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, paints his face with the colors of the Indian national flag before a cricket match in Kolkata on Nov. 8. Chaudhary, who has attended hundreds of matches, is widely recognized for showing up at every home match with his entire body painted in India's national colors.
Turkish Shiite girls watch a re-enactment of the battle of Kerbala, in Istanbul on Nov. 13
Nov. 15, 2013: Turkish Shiite girls watch a re-enactment of the battle of Kerbala on a huge screen during an Ashura procession in Istanbul on Nov. 13. During Ashura, Shiite Muslims commemorate the slaying of Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein in Kerbala in 680 AD.
Figures of US President Barack Obama & his wife, Michelle, in Hamburg, Germany, on Nov. 13
Nov. 15, 2013: Figures of President Barack Obama & his wife, Michelle, wave from a balcony of the miniature Elbe Philharmonic Hall at Miniatur Wunderland on Nov. 13 in Hamburg, Germany. The model, a miniature replicate of Elbe Philharmonic Hall, required a year & 10,000 hours of work to complete. The troubled hall is still under construction and has been plagued by delays and cost overruns.
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People gather at an observation deck at Tongva Park in Santa Monica, Calif., on Nov. 13
Nov. 15, 2013: People gather at an observation deck at the new Tongva Park in Santa Monica, Calif. The 6-acre green space is a block from the ocean & was named in honor of a group of the area's earliest inhabitants, the Tongva tribe.
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A light installation by artist Bruce Munro in Aylesbury, England, on Nov. 13
Nov. 15, 2013: A light installation by artist Bruce Munro glows on the grounds of Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury, England. The piece, called 'River of Light,' was created by arranging 6,500 glass spheres that slowly change color.
A light installation by artist Bruce Munro in Aylesbury, England, on Nov. 13
Schoolgirls shower flower petals on a portrait of Jawaharlal Nehru in Allahabad, India, on Nov. 14
Nov. 15, 2013: Schoolgirls shower flower petals on a portrait of India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, in tribute to his 124th birth anniversary in Allahabad, northern Indian. Nehru's birthday is celebrated annually as Children's Day across the country on Nov. 14.
Mawara the Amazing & her Majorettes hula-hooping in London on Nov. 13
Nov. 14, 2013: Mawara the Amazing & her Majorettes break the Guinness World Record for most hula hoops spun simultaneously, with 264, at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London. Marawa, who spent months with her group training for the record attempt, said: "It's a difficult trick to do individually, so to get 10 of us successfully doing it at the same time is a great achievement."