November 21, 2013

    Published November 21, 2013


    Smoke from an erupting undersea volcano forms a new island off the coast of Nishinoshima, a small uninhabited island, in the southern Ogasawara chain of islands, Japan, in this picture provided by Kyodo.


    Sini Saarela of Finland (C) reacts after she was released from prison in St. Petersburg, Russia. Several of the 30 activists arrested during a Greenpeace protest walked free on bail, defiant that the action against Arctic oil drilling was justified and that the response by the authorities was not.


    A Free Syrian Army fighter carries his weapon as he peeks out from a damaged shop in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district, Syria.


    Dragon's Blood trees, known locally as Dam al-Akhawain or blood of the two brothers, on Socotra island. The Socotra islands, in the Arabian Sea 380 km south of mainland Yemen and 80 km west of the Horn of Africa, harbor many unique species of birds and plants and gained UNESCO recognition in July 2008 as a world natural heritage site.


    Residents look at a ship that was swept by Typhoon Haiyan nearly two weeks ago, in downtown Tacloban city in central Philippines.


    Fiery skies greet a fishing trawler returning to harbor 30 minutes before sunrise in Portland, Maine, USA.


    A prison officer stands guard as an inmate sweeps the floor inside female prison camp Number 22 in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.


    A view of the unveiling of a new ensemble for a Rockette wax figure, as created on Lifetime's "Project Runway", at Madame Tussauds in New York City.


    Bourgogne wine maker Laboure-Roi vice president Thibault Garin (L) toasts the company's 2013 Beaujolais Nouveau wine with guests in the wine spa at the Hakone Yunessun spa resort facilities in Hakone town, Kanagawa prefecture, some 100-kilometers west of Tokyo, Japan.


    A statue is seen under a solar halo in front of Senador Nilo Coelho Airport in Petrolina, at the State of Pernambuco, northeastern Brazil. According to meteorologists, the weather phenomenon creates rainbows around the sun and is formed by the reflection of ice crystals.


    A large mob of camels in the Simpson Desert in central Australia


    Two joggers run along the embankment of Aare river during the first snowfall in Bern November 21, 2013. Swiss weather service said they expect from 5 to 15 cm of snow on Thursday.


    Paragliders fly in front of Lima's Miraflores district, Peru, Nov. 20, 2013.


    Supporters of Brazilian Sao Paulo cheer their team during the 2013 Copa Sudamericana first leg football match against Brazil's Ponte Preta held at Morumbi stadium, Sao Paulo, Nov. 20, 2013.


    A pair of harbor seals wearing satellite linked transmitters on their heads face each after being released into the waters of Howe Sound in Porteau Cove, British Columbia, Nov. 20, 2013. Wearing the transmitters will help track their movements after their release.


    Scallop (2003) by sculptor Maggi Hambling, a tribute to composer Benjamin Britten, is seen on Aldeburgh beach, eastern England.


    A Porsche 918 Spider is presented during the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, USA, Nov. 20, 2013.

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