November 26, 2013

    Published November 26, 2013


    Two turkeys, Caramel and Popcorn are presented to the press in Washington, D.C. On Nov. 27, U.S. President Obama will announce the National Thanksgiving Turkey. Both turkeys will be pardoned, but the American people will decide which bird takes the title via online voting. The deadline for voting is 8pm ET on Nov. 26.


    A spectator holds a sign against a government proposed state secrecy act as parliamentary security officers try to stop him during a lower house special committee meeting on the act at the parliament in Tokyo, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo.


    Laborers transport bricks on hand carts at a brick kiln factory on the outskirts of Jammu, India.


    Photo released by the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee shows a torchbearer skiing at a ski resort near the Siberian city of Krasnoya, some 3500 km (2174 miles) east of Moscow, Russia.


    A female African lion stands on a tree at the Ramt Gan safari near Tel Aviv, Israel. Tree-climbing lions are relatively uncommon and are best known for their populations in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park and Tanzania's Lake Manyara National Park.


    A sunset seen through heavy cloud cover behind the ancient Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece.


    A line of ducks walk home along the banks of a flooded paddy field in northeast Thailand. (Photo taken by Matthew Richards/Thailand/VOA reader)


    A man walks through burning charcoal as he participates in the traditional ritual called "Lianhuo", or "fire walking", in Pan'an county, Zhejiang province, China, Nov. 25, 2013. Dozens of men walk over burning charcoal or firewood barefooted, as a way to ward off evil and pray for good fortune in the local ritual.


    Photo issued by Walking with the Wounded (WWTW) shows Britain's Prince Harry (R), partron of Team UK in the South Pole Allied Challenge 2013 expedition, pulling the pulk which is guiding US team member Ivan Castro, who is blind, during ski training in Novo, Antarctica, ahead of a charity walk to the South Pole.


    The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP (National Polar-orbiting Partnership) satellite acquired two nighttime images for this natural-light, mosaic view of the continental United States. (NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon)


    Lady Gaga poses for photographers upon her arrival at Narita International Airport in Narita, east of Tokyo. Gaga is in Japan to promote her new album ARTPOP.


    The feathered hat of an Italian Bersagliere is blown by a strong wind as he stands at attention before the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Italian Premier Enrico Letta, in Trieste, Italy.

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