The World in Photos This Week

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A girl wearing a European Union flag cries after clashes between activists and riot police in front of the Ukrainian Cabinet of the Ministers during a protest in Kiev on Nov. 25. Pro-West Ukrainians staged the biggest protest rally in Kiev since the 2004 Orange Revolution, demanding that the government sign a key pact with the European Union. The opposition called the rally after President Viktor Yanukovych's government reversed a plan to sign a historic deal deepening ties with the European Union, in a U-turn critics said was forced by the Kremlin.


A Kuwaiti boy stands next to an aquarium at the Scientific Center of Kuwait on Nov. 24, in Kuwait City.


Teenagers attend a party in a nightclub during Australian "schoolies" celebrations following the end of the year 12 exams on Nov. 25, in Kuta, Indonesia. Every year, over 3,000 students descend on destinations such as Bali, Thailand, Fiji, and Cambodia to celebrate "Schoolies Week," which marks the end of the school year. Destinations such as Kuta in Bali are often chosen because of cheap alcohol and all night parties.


Egyptian protesters use flare lights at Talaat Harb Square in downtown Cairo on Nov. 26, during a clash with police after the security forces dispersed protesters from a demonstration organized by human rights group "No Military Trials for Civilians" in the first unauthorised protest staged in the capital since the adoption of a law that regulates demonstrations. Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour passed a law that allows security forces to gradually step up force while dispersing protestors.


At two feet tall and about 38 pounds, two full-grown Broad Breasted White domesticated turkeys are paraded before members of the news media in the Crystal Ballroom of the Willard InterContinental Nov. 26, in Washington, DC. The birds were raised by the National Turkey Federation Chairman John Burkel of Badger, Minnesota, and one of the turkeys were pardoned by U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on Thanksgiving Day.


A Turkish woman feeds pigeons during a rainy day on Nov. 25, at Besiktas in Istanbul.


An Indian youth on horseback trots past a push cart eatery on the sands of the Marina Beach in Chennai on Nov. 23. Chennai's Marina Beach, located along the Bay of Bengal in the state capital of Tamil Nadu, runs some 13 kilometres long as is the longest urban beachfront in India.


Tribesmen lead their camels through the sand dunes of the Liwa desert, 220 kilometers west of Abu Dhabi, on Nov. 23.


People dressed in 17th century-era costumes take part in the Bal des favorites on Nov. 23, held in an hotel of Versailles, near Paris.


People explore the inside of a giant Christmas tree along Orchard Road on Nov. 23, in Singapore. Attracting thousands of tourists every year, the famous shopping belt transforms with Christmas scenes and will be until January 2014.


Members of the Afghan loya jirga, a meeting of around 2,500 Afghan tribal elders and leaders, leave on the last day of the four-day long loya jirga in Kabul on Nov. 24. An Afghan grand assembly endorsed a crucial security agreement allowing some US troops to stay on after 2014, although President Hamid Karzai set conditions for signing the deal.


A family has breakfast in their shop front in a wet market on Nov. 26, in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Cambodian continues their daily life despite a controversial general election, which both the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and the opposition claim to have won.


A child rides on a merry-go-round on the sands of the Marina Beach in Chennai on Nov. 23. Chennai's Marina Beach, located along the Bay of Bengal in the state capital of Tamil Nadu, runs some 13 kilometres long as is the longest urban beachfront in India.


Soldiers collect oil after a oil pipeline exploded on Nov. 24, in Qingdao, China. The death toll from the blast that occurred in Huangdao district on Friday morning has risen to 52, with 11 others still missing.


Masked young ultra-nationalists march in memory of the victims of the Holodomor famine in western Ukrainian city of Lviv on November 29, 2013. Ukraine marked 80 years since the Stalin-era Holodomor famine, one of the darkest pages in its entire history that left millions dead and which is regarded by many as a genocide.


Hong Kong born Australian named Howard and impersonator of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un strikes a pose in front of Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on Nov. 27. Howard is considered the world's first professional Kim Jong Un impersonator.


Refugees warm their hands on a bonfire in a tent during the first snowfall in a refugee camp set in the Bulgarian town of Harmanli on Nov. 27. Bulgaria's asylum centres are severely overcrowded after the arrival of almost 10,000 refugees this year, half of them Syrian.


A mother carries her two month old baby among a newly cleared street in the town of Palo on Nov. 23, after super typhoon Haiyan made landfall here on Nov. 8. The number of people dead or missing after one of the world's strongest typhoons struck the Philippines climbed towards 7,000, as the United Nations warned much more is needed to help the many (still- desperate) survivors.



A cameraman records in the press conference room of the CICG (Centre International de Conferences Geneve) during talks over Iran's nuclear programme in Geneva on Nov. 23. Hopes soared for a breakthrough in nuclear talks between Iran and world powers as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other foreign ministers flocked to Geneva to try to clinch a deal.


Members of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) stand at attention on Nov. 27, in Pristina during the celebration marking the fifth anniversary of its creation.



A gull stands over the crowd on a statue during the end of the Solemnity of Christ the King in St. Peter's square on Nov. 24, in Vatican City, Vatican.


A Bahraini protestor stands watching the road during clashes with riot police in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama, on Nov. 27. Protests took place in opposition areas nationwide after a woman allegedly was beaten by police during a house raid in which her son was arrested.

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