November 7, 2013

    Published November 07, 2013


    Russian soldiers wear snow gear over Red Army World War II uniforms as they prepare to parade in Red Square in front of St. Basil Cathedral in Moscow, Russia. Thousands of soldiers and military cadets marched across Red Square to mark the 72nd anniversary of a historic World War II parade. The show honored the participants of the Nov. 7, 1941 parade who headed directly to the front lines to defend Moscow from the Nazi forces.


    A man dressed as Santa Claus rings a bell as he arrives on a bike for the opening of the most famous German Christmas mail office in the small village of Himmelpfort (Heaven's Door) north of Berlin, Germany. Last year, over 292,000 children from all over the world sent their Christmas wishes to the small village to 'Christmas mail office, 16798 Himmelpfort'.


    Fall colors on the trees at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, USA (Photo by Dimitris Manis/VOA Greek Service)


    Superboat Extreme class boats make the turn in Key West Harbor during the first of three race days at the Key West World Championship in Key West, Florida, Nov. 6, USA. More than 40 high-speed powerboats from the U.S. and other countries are entered in the competition. (Photo provided by Florida Keys News Bureau/Andy Newman)


    A woman takes pictures in front of a line of policemen blocking protesters against an amnesty bill, on the main road near the government and parliament buildings in central Bangkok, Thailand. The Thai Senate will likely reject an amnesty bill which critics say is aimed at bringing back convicted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra from exile, the Senate Speaker said.


    Five thousand-year-old human bones are on display during the preparations for the exhibition ' 3,300 BC - Mysterious Stone Age dead persons and their world' in the State Museum of Prehistory in Halle, central Germany.


    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton greets former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on stage at the Annual Freedom Award Benefit Event hosted by the International Rescue Committee at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, Nov. 6, 2013. This year's event honored philanthropist and businessman, George Soros.


    Turkish riot police use tear gas and water cannon to disperse Turkish-Kurd demonstrating on the Turkish side as Syrian Kurds gather on the other side of the border in Mardin's Nusaybin district, Turkey. Kurdish people protest against the construction by the Turkish government of a 2.5-kilometer-long wall along the border.


    Roger Federer of Switzerland serves to Richard Gasquet of France during the men's singles tennis match at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London.


    A man separates cardboard and Rexine for recycling, to be used for the insides of leather shoes, at a compound in Lahore, Pakistan.


    A three-month-old Sumatran tiger cub named "Bandar" shows his displeasure after being dunked in the tiger exhibit moat for a swim reliability test at the National Zoo in Washington, Nov. 6, 2013. All cubs born at the zoo must take a swim test before being allowed to roam in the exhibit. Bandar passed his test.


    An Indian child plays around a huge chessboard model erected to mark the FIDE World Chess Championship at the Marina beach on the Bay of Bengal coast in Chennai.


    Afghan day laborer Mesbah, 12, reaches for charcoal to prepare kilns to fire bricks at a brick kiln factory on the outskirts of Kabul.


    The Soyuz TMA-11M rocket is seen, in this 2 minute exposure, as it is launched with Expedition 38 Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA and Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency onboard at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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