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PHOTOS of the Month: November

Last updated on: December 1, 2011 09:04 IST

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We bring you a presentation of some of the best photos from around the world in the month gone by

A man shouts from a tree as police walk through St James Park after they moved in to evict protesters during the 'Occupy Toronto' movement.

Backed by a court order, police arrived at the downtown park at dawn and began removing unoccupied tents and garbage, while some protesters screamed at them, some sang and played guitar, and others dug in for an expected stand-off and forcible removal.

Protesters first set up shop in Toronto's St James Park in mid-October, following the lead of Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York's Zuccotti Park.

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Photographs: Mark Blinch/Reuters
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An aerial view shows vehicles with their headlights on converging on the Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft carrying International Space Station crew members United States astronaut Michael Fossum, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov and Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, after the spacecraft landed near the town of Arkalyk in northern Kazakhstan.

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Photographs: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters
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People walk past a billboard showing a photo montage with US President Barack Obama kissing China's President Hu Jintao displayed on a Benetton store in Paris. Photo montages of the advertising campaign, in which Benetton says it supports the Unhate Foundation, show other world leaders kissing each other on the mouth. 

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Photographs: Charles Platiau/Reuters
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Merina Begum tries to salvage her belongings after a fire in a slum at Rayerbazar in Dhaka. More than 250 shanties have been burned down as a blaze swept through the slum, the local fire department said.

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Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters
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Tim Mathieson (Left) of Australia shows US First Lady Michelle Obama his cowboy boots before she hosts a luncheon with the spouses of APEC leaders at Kualoa Ranch on the east side of Oahu in Kaaawa, Hawaii.

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Photographs: Hugh Gentry/Reuters
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Lloyds of London staff hold their annual Remembrance Day service at the Lloyds Building.  

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Photographs: Olivia Harris/Reuters
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A man raises his arms towards an aid helicopter flying past his flooded house in Sanghar district of Pakistan's Sindh province. 

Floods have hit Sindh province in the south of Pakistan, killing at least 430 people and disrupting the lives of ninety lakh people. Many people are still camping out in the open with little food, water or shelter ahead of winter. 

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Photographs: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters
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An aerial view of tractors belonging to anti-nuclear protesters, lined-up to demonstrate against the Castor transport in Dannenberg.

The Castor (Cask for Storage and Transport Of Radioactive material) train is carrying 11 containers of spent German nuclear fuel on route from France after being reprocessed, to the nuclear waste storage facility of Gorleben in north-eastern Germany.

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Photographs: Nigel Treblin/Pool/Reuters
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Egyptian protesters pray during a march in Tahrir Square in Cairo. Egypt's ruling military council has appointed Kamal Ganzouri as prime minister to form "a national salvation government" to replace the cabinet which resigned this week.

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Photographs: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters
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Riot policemen stand with their shields spray painted by students during a demonstration in Bogota. Students took part in a nationwide protest against the government's steps to reform public universities. 

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Photographs: Jose Miguel Gomez/Reuters
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A woman walks with her child in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro.

Three thousand troops backed by helicopters and armoured vehicles occupied Rio de Janeiro's largest slum without firing a single hot on Sunday, the biggest step in the Brazilian city's bid to improve security and end the reign of drug gangs.

The occupation of Rocinha, a notorious hillside favela that overlooks some of Rio's swankiest areas, is a crucial part of the city's preparations to host the soccer World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics two years later. 

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Photographs: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters
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Submerged vehicles are seen at the Honda factory in Ayutthaya province.

Clean-up work is under way at four industrial estates in Thailand's central Ayutthaya province as water has receded after devastating floods in October, and some factories are already back at work, officials said.

Honda Motor Co, the hardest hit of the Japanese car firms, said it would take longer for its production to be up and running again. 

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Photographs: Damir Sagolj/Reuters
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A devotee worships the Sun god during Chhat Puja in Panchkula. Hindu devotees worship the Sun god and fast all day for the betterment of their family and society during the festival.

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Photographs: Ajay Verma/Reuters
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Motorcyclists from the US (Left) stand next to ultra-Orthodox Jewish men as they touch the stones of the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City.

The two are part of a 71-member delegation of motorcyclists from the US, which includes evangelical pastors and military veterans and is in Israel for a nine day motorcade as part of a mission to show support for Israel and its defence forces.

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Photographs: Baz Ratner/Reuters
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Beauty queens wait at a hotel room before the crowning event of Miss Independence Queen in Cartagena. The port city of Cartagena hosts two beauty pageants at the same time, namely the National Beauty Pageant for women from all over the country and the Independence Beauty Pageant for women from the poor and middle-class neighbourhoods of Cartagena.

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Photographs: Joaquin Sarmiento/Reuters
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Bedouin men sit in a village known by Bedouin Arabs as al-Arakib, one of many ramshackle desert communities whose names have never appeared on any official map.

The plan to demolish more Bedouin homes in the southern Negev region and move 30,000 people to government-authorised villages connected to power and water lines has been hailed by Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "historic opportunity" to improve Bedouin lives.

But Israeli Arab leaders, who have long complained about discrimination against their community in the Jewish state, call it "ethnic cleansing," and aim to thwart the project with protests, a general strike and appeals to the United Nations to intervene. .

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Photographs: Amir Cohen/Reuters
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A mink looks out of its cage at a fur farm near the town of Kalinkovichi, some 220 km southeast of Minsk, Belarus. About 150,000 pelts will be produced at the farm this year, the farm's director said.

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Photographs: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters
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Eveline Constance Heijkamp, a 22-year-old Occupy Amsterdam demonstrator, prepares for her wedding to Gijs Peskens (not pictured) in a tent on the Beursplein in Amsterdam.

Occupy Amsterdam demonstrators have set up tents on the Beursplein.

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Photographs: Cris Toala Olivares/Reuters
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A Bolshoi ballet dancer is seen backstage during a rehearsal of Tchaikovsky's ballet The Sleeping Beauty at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

The premiere of the ballet show will take place with David Hallberg and Svetlana Zakharova dancing the head roles.

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Photographs: Denis Sinyakov/Reuters
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An Afghan resident looks at US soldiers patrolling during an overall security and disruption insurgency mission in Wardak province, eastern Afghanistan.

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Photographs: Umit Bektas/Reuters
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A man works at the construction site of a Roman Catholic cathedral in the capital Pristina. The new cathedral at Pristina's Mother Teresa Square will be the tallest building in the capital and big enough to accommodate 2,000 churchgoers, according to the local media. Construction work for the cathedral began in 2007.

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Photographs: Hazir Reka/Reuters
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A marching band makes their way through Times Square during the 85th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

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Photographs: Brendan McDermid/Reuters
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Local residents look at a bush fire from the top of their cars in Margaret River, Western Australia. At least 20 homes have been destroyed by a bushfire in Margaret River, according to local authorities.

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Photographs: Claire Walker/Reuters
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Competitors prepare backstage during a bodybuilding competition in Budapest.  

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Photographs: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters
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A crowd of people gather at Zintan airport to see Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who arrived by plane from Obari, where he was captured by fighters loyal to the NTC.

Western leaders have urged Libyan authorities to work with the International Criminal Court in bringing the captured son of Muammar Gaddafi to justice, saying it was a vital step towards national reconciliation after the civil war.

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Photographs: Ismail Zitouny/Reuters
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A polar bear swims underwater in the St-Felicien Wildlife Zoo in St-Felicien, Quebec.

According to Environment Canada, Canada is home to around 15,000 of the estimated 20,000 polar bears in the world. The US (Alaska), Russia, Denmark (Greenland) and Norway are the other four countries where polar bears can be found.

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Photographs: Mathieu Belanger/Reuters
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Protesters are hit by water cannons used by the police as they try to march towards the headquarters of the ruling Grand National Party during a rally against the South Korea-US free trade agreement talks in Seoul.

The ruling and opposition parties called off a parliamentary plenary session amid a standoff over the free trade agreement with the US, forcing a delay in handling the key pact by at least another week, local media reported.  

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Photographs: Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters
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A woman and two children walk past a mural in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, which is headed for national elections.

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Photographs: Luc Gnago/Reuters
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A homeless man stands under the bridge where he lives in flooded area in central Bangkok.  

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Photographs: Damir Sagolj/Reuters
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A student holding a pencil tries to 'erase' the riot police during a demonstration in Bogota. Students marched in a nationwide protest against the government reform of public universities.


Photographs: Fredy Builes/Reuters
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