November 12, 2013

    Published November 12, 2013


    Participants of the Conference of European Rabbis carry candles as they commemorate the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht in front of Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. The 'Kristallnacht'  or 'crystal night' - also referred to as 'night of broken glass' -  when Nazis conducted a wave of violent anti-Jewish pograms on the streets of Berlin and other cities in 1938.


    Survivors stand near bags containing bodies of typhoon victims in Tacloban city, which was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, in central Philippines.


    Afghan government officials and policemen watch as a cache of alcohol and drugs burn in Kabul. More than 2,000 kilograms of opium, 400 kilos of heroine, about 1,200 kilos of morphine were burned during the ceremony. More than 10,000 kilograms of hashish and thousands of bottles alcohol and beer were also destroyed by authorities.


    Golden retriever Marvin sits in the sidecar of his owner Martin Reichert's BMW R50 motorbike built in 1955 as they go to work in Berlin, Germany.


    Quebec rower Mylene Paquette celebrates as she arrives in Lorient, western France, after a solo journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Paquette is the first North American woman to row solo across the North Atlantic. She left Halifax just over four months ago in a specially designed 7.3-meter boat propelled only by Paquette and the currents.


    Snow on Cloud Gate (also known as The Bean) in Milennium Park in Chicago, Illinois, USA, Nov. 11, 2013. The snowfall was the first of the season for the city.


    A woman with pieces of cheese on her head and shoulders is seen at the international exhibition of food and food technology in Minsk, Belarus.


    Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds up the ATP World Tour Finals tennis trophy after defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain at the O2 Arena in London, Nov. 11, 2013.


    A little turtle enjoys the sun on a chilly autumn day at a park in Springfield, Virginia. (Diaa Bekheet/VOA)


    Students from the Brazilian Santa Claus school throw their hats into the air, during their graduation ceremony in Rio de Janeiro. The school holds four-day lessons in Santa-training, teaching Christmas carols, how to interact with children, and also how to wear the heavy red suit in Rio's typical 104-degree (40 degrees celsius) summer weather.

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