This Week in Pictures: Nov. 22-28

  • Children play on a sand dune as they are silhouetted against the setting sun in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad Nov. 28, 2014.
  • People look at Christmas illuminations and decorations in Tokyo, Japan, on Nov. 27, 2014. Japan’s consumer price gains slowed for a third straight month, challenging Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda’s effort to stoke faster inflation.
  • River Plate’s fans light flares as they cheer before of the Copa Sudamericana second leg semi-final soccer match against Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Nov. 27, 2014.
  • The Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger balloon floats down Sixth Avenue during the 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Nov. 27, 2014.
  • A Macy’s balloon inflation worker walks in the rain a day before the Macy’s 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, N.Y. on Nov. 26, 2014. The annual parade, which began in 1924, features giant balloons of characters from popular culture floating above the streets of Manhattan.
  • Snow falls as Missouri National Guard troops stand outside of the Ferguson Police Department, Nov. 26, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo.
  • Libyan men wearing traditional outfits ride horses during a wedding in Tajura, a coastal suburb of the Libyan capital Tripoli, on Nov. 27, 2014.
  • An employee poses next to a five-meter high cast of Michelangelo’s David during a press preview for the newly renovated Weston Cast Court at the Victoria and Albert Museum on Nov. 26, 2014 in London, England. First opened in 1873, the Court was one of two built to house one of the most comprehensive collections of casts of post-classical European sculpture. It houses some of the museums largest and most popular objects.
  • A Chinese woman wears a mask to protect against air pollution as she walks on a foot-bridge on Nov. 26, 2014 in Beijing, China. President Barack Obama and China's president Xi Jinping agreed on a plan to limit carbon emissions by their countries, which are the world's two biggest polluters, at a summit in Beijing earlier this month.
  • An Afghan laborer pauses as he works at a charcoal shop on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 26, 2014. In the winter, prices of wood and charcoal rise among all other necessities for Afghans.
  • Ranger trainees and trainee dogs simulate an ambush against rhino poachers at the Paramount Group Anti-Poaching training and K9 (canine) academy on Nov. 26, 2014 in Magaliesberg, South Africa. One of the largest of its kind in Africa, the Academy will address the ever increasing need for training of Conservation Officers in anti poaching activities, wildlife contraband detection, specialist K9 solutions and Ranger K9 handler training all of which have proven success rates in combatting and apprehending poachers and their activities. The center has been established to provide comprehensive training solutions to assist in curbing the current surge in rhino and elephant poaching. These solutions include specialized anti-poaching reaction unit training, training of handlers and detection dogs at points of access to game reserves and borders, tracking dogs for field rangers, and training special operation dogs for rapid deployment teams, among others. 
  • Condensation from the cold weather can be seen on the windows as Chinese men have their haircut at a barber shop on Nov. 26, 2014 in Beijing, China.
  • Visitors walk past an illuminated ferris wheel spins behind at the annual Christmas market as the Dom cathedral stands behind on Domplatz square on Nov. 26, 2014 in Erfurt, Germany. Christmas markets across Germany are opening this week and will stay open through the end of December to sell Gluehwein, Christmas decorations, sweets and other delights.
  • A riot police officer shouts at pro-democracy protesters during a confrontation at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong, Nov. 26, 2014. Hong Kong police on Wednesday cleared one of the largest protest sites that has choked the city for months, arresting scores of pro-democracy activists in what could be a turning point in the fight to wrest greater political freedom from Beijing’s control.
  • A passerby frightened by police action is helped on a pavement at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong, Nov. 26, 2014. Hong Kong police on Wednesday cleared one of the largest protest sites that has choked the city for months, arresting scores of pro-democracy activists in what could be a turning point in the fight to wrest greater political freedom from Beijing's control.
  • Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera celebrates after taking the wicket of England's Ian Bell (not pictured) during their first ODI (One Day International) cricket match in Colombo, Nov. 26, 2014.
  • Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men stand next to a stream as it flows into the Mediterranean Sea during a rainstorm in the southern city of Ashdod, Nov. 26, 2014.
  • A man holds his phone in an attempt to get a better phone signal in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Nov. 26, 2014. According to Fabrice Balanche, a French university lecturer and specialist on Syria, only around one million residents remain out of Aleppo's pre-war population of 2.5 million.
  • A Chinese barber waits for customers at his shop on Nov. 26, 2014 in Beijing, China.
  • Demonstrators stand and chant with placards during a protest outside the U.S. embassy in London on Nov. 26, 2014 over a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to charge the police officer who killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in the town of Ferguson, Mo.
  • A demonstrator sits in front of a street fire during a demonstration following the grand jury decision in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown, in Oakland, Calif., Nov. 25, 2014. 
  • Rescue workers and civilians search for survivors in the rubble of an eight-story building that collapsed in the Cairo suburb of Matariya, early Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Police officials say several people were killed. Building collapses are common in Egypt, where shoddy construction is widespread in shantytowns, poor city neighborhoods and rural areas.
  • A Palestinian flag flutters by a woman sitting on a sofa outside her house, that witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during the most recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, on a winter day in Beit Hanoun town, northern Gaza Strip, Nov. 25, 2014.
  • Rowers practice on Nov. 25, 2014 on the Fulda River in Kassel, Germany.
  • Firemen extinguish a burning business during rioting on Nov. 25, 2014 in Dellwood, Mo. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury on Monday decided not to indict Officer Wilson.
  • 'Lumieres Alternees' (Alternating Lights) which makes up part of the exhibition by artist Julio Le Parc is seen on display at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery on Nov. 25, 2014 in London, England. Sepentine Galleries unveiled two new shows to the public as part of their winter exhibitions itinerary.
  • A passenger sits inside a bus after it was flagged-off during the opening of a new bus route between India's capital and Nepal in New Delhi on Nov. 25, 2014. Opened by Indian transport minister Nitin Gadkari the route starts in New Delhi and ends in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu.
  • A woman stands outside of the Western Wall in the the Old City in Jerusalem on Nov. 25, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. Nine Israelis have been killed in a series of stabbings, shootings and hit-and-run attacks in Jerusalem over the past month, unsettling the ancient city of Jerusalem where Jews, Christians and Muslims have lived side by side for thousands of years. The tension and violence on the streets of the city is threatening to further isolate communities and to encourage extremist politicians to exploit the situation.
  • People pray inside the Blue Mosque in Istanbul on Nov. 25, 2014. Pope Francis will visit Turkey on November 28-30, eight years after his predecessor, Benedict XVI, made a landmark visit to the predominantly Muslim country.
  • Suspected Al-Qaeda militants stand behind bars during a hearing at the appeals court on Nov. 25, 2014 in the capital Sanaa. The defendants are accused of involvement in a suicide attack that killed 86 soldiers and wounded 173 on May 21, 2012 during a military parade.
  • A man kneels in the street before a line of police officers about to charge at protesters reacting to the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., in the early morning hours of Nov. 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests.
  • Police use pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy protesters from a street in Mongkok district on Nov. 25, 2014 in Hong Kong. The Mong Kok protest site is scheduled for clearance by bailiffs this week after Hong Kong's high court authorized police to arrest protesters who obstruct bailiffs on the three interim restraining orders.
  • Police try to arrest a man as they clear a road at a pro-democracy protest site in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong on Nov. 25, 2014. Hong Kong authorities tore down barricades at a protest site in Mongkok, the scene of some of the more violent clashes to take place during nearly two months of pro-democracy sit-ins.
  • People protest in Times Square over the Ferguson grand jury decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown case, Nov. 25, 2014 in New York City. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson, Mo. police officer, on Aug. 9. Violent protests erupted across the nation after the grand jury’s verdict was announced, most notably in Ferguson, where more than 25 buildings were burned down and stores were looted.
  • Protesters demonstrate in front of the Ferguson police station on Nov. 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. More than 2,000 Missouri National Guard troops were being deployed a day after demonstrators caused extensive damage in Ferguson and surrounding areas following a St. Louis County grand jury decision to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown.
  • Protesters and police officers face off on Nov. 25, 2014 near Los Angles Police Department (LAPD) headquarters following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. Police Officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests.
  • More than 1,000 demonstrators chant “hands up, don’t shoot!” on the steps of the National Portrait Gallery in protest a day after the Ferguson grand jury decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown case, Nov. 25, 2014 in Washington, D.C. A St. Louis County grand jury decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown in August that sparked riots in Ferguson, Missouri, resulting in violence there Monday night.
  • Chinese laborers walks past new apartment buildings under construction as they leave work after their shift at a site on Nov. 25, 2014 in Beijing, China.
  • An Indian pedestrian walks through an underpass in New Delhi on Nov. 25, 2014. According to the Center of Science and Environment (CSE), five people on average are killed on New Delhi’s roads a day.
  • A protester demonstrates in front of the Ferguson police station on Nov. 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. Over 2,000 Missouri National Guard troops were being deployed a day after demonstrators caused extensive damage in Ferguson and surrounding areas following a St. Louis County grand jury decision to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown.
  • Protesters vandalize a police vehicle near Ferguson City Hall Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Missouri’s governor ordered hundreds more law enforcement officials into Ferguson on Tuesday, after a night of protests and rioting over a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a case that has inflamed racial tensions in the U.S.
  • Kashmiris stand in line to cast their votes outside a polling station during the first phase of voting to the Jammu and Kashmir state assembly elections at Shadipora, outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Thousands lined up to cast their votes amid a boycott call by Muslim separatist groups who reject India’s sovereignty over the disputed Himalayan region.
  • Protesters grab smoke canisters and throw them to police Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo.
  • Rescue workers and civilians cut through reinforcing rods as they search for survivors in the rubble of an eight-story building that collapsed in the Cairo suburb of Matariya, early Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Police officials say several people were killed. Building collapses are common in Egypt, where shoddy construction is widespread in shantytowns, poor city neighborhoods and rural areas.
  • Travelers pass a large photograph of an airplane at LaGuardia Airport in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. A nor'easter was expected to develop along the East Coast just as millions of travelers head to their Thanksgiving destinations, bringing mostly rain close to the coast, but heavier snow further inland.
  • Protesters march and carry red-painted crosses, seen in silhouette and symbolizing the blood of the 28 non-Muslims singled out and killed in the recent attack on a bus in Mandera by Somali militant group al-Shabab, outside government offices in downtown Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 25, 2014. Demonstrators carried mock coffins and red-painted crosses in Nairobi on Tuesday, a vivid protest demanding the government provide more effective security for ordinary Kenyans and a memorial for the hundreds of Kenyans killed in recent terror attacks, as pressure builds on the government to halt a steady onslaught of gunfire and grenade assaults.
  • Protesters take pictures of a police vehicle that they set on fire, near the Ferguson City Hall, in Ferguson, Mo., Nov. 25, 2014. Protestors have taken to the streets firing guns, burning property and looting in anger that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was not indicted by a grand jury for the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown in August 2014.
  • A protester dances in front of the Ferguson Police Department, in Ferguson, Mo., Nov. 25, 2014. Protesters have taken to the streets firing guns, burning property and looting in anger that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was not indicted by a grand jury for the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown in August 2014.
  • Names are set on the carpet around microphones ahead of a news conference by Michael Brown Sr. and civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton in Ferguson, Mo., Nov. 25, 2014. Sharpton said the grand jury system was misused in the case of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot and killed in August by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb. At a news conference with the Brown family and their lawyers, Sharpton said the grand jury decision not to issue charges against Officer Darren Wilson was not surprising and urged a continued investigation by the federal government.
  • Members of al Qaeda’s Nusra Front carry their weapons as they move toward their positions near al-Zahra village, north of Aleppo on Nov. 25, 2014. Members of al Qaeda’s Nusra Front and other Sunni Islamists seized an area south of the Shi’ite Muslim village in north Syria on Sunday after clashes with pro-government fighters, opposition activists said. The insurgents advanced overnight on al-Zahra, north of Aleppo city, seizing territory to the south and also trying to take land to the east in an attempt to capture the village, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
  • Mist and frost lingers in fields surrounding Glastonbury Tor as the winter sun begins to rise on Nov. 24, 2014 in Somerset, England. Weather forecasters are predicting that the UK is set to see a significant drop in temperature this week bringing the first widespread frost of the season with temperatures dropping below freezing.
  • A Palestinian woman walks in the rain past houses that were destroyed during the 50-day Gaza war between Israel and Hamas-led militants, on Nov. 24, 2014, in Gaza City.
  • Syrian refugees  sit with their mouths sealed with a tape, as they participate in a hunger strike in Athens on Nov. 24, 2014. Syrian refugees living in Greece started a hunger strike at the sixth day of their sit in protest across the Greek  parliament in Athens, calling on the Greek authorities for immediate war refugee status and housing. Greece is one of the key ports of entry into Europe for many thousands of migrants every year.
  • U.S. President Barack Obama embraces Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after announcing Hagel's resignation at the White House in Washington, Nov. 24, 2014.
  • A police officer holds her gun during clashes with protesters following the grand jury decision in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. on Nov. 24, 2014. Protesters set buildings ablaze and looted stores in Ferguson after a grand jury chose not to press charges against a white officer who shot dead a black teen. President Obama and the family of late 18-year-old Michael Brown appealed in vain for calm after a prosecutor said a grand jury had found the policeman acted in self-defense.
  • A ship sails in the Mediterranean Sea as lightning strikes the sky as seen from the Israeli coastal moshav of Mikhmoret, north of Tel Aviv, on Nov. 24, 2014.
  • Police stand guard during rioting on Nov. 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. A St. Louis County grand jury has declined to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, that sparked riots in Ferguson, Mo. since August 9.
  • A demonstrator celebrates as a business burns after it was set on fire during rioting following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on Nov. 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury on Monday decided not to indict Wilson.
  • A demonstrator is held by police officers on Highway 580 during a demonstration following the grand jury decision in the Ferguson, Mo. shooting of Michael Brown, in Oakland, Calif. Nov. 24, 2014. Missouri police officer Darren Wilson has not been charged for the fatal August shooting of the unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, an incident that set off weeks of sometimes violent protests around the St. Louis area, a county prosecutor said on Monday. The grand jury found there was no probable cause to charge Wilson, who is white, with any crime for the shooting of 18-year-old Brown, an incident that highlighted longstanding racial tensions in the predominantly black city, which has a white-dominated power structure.
  • Police officers form a line up in front of a nail salon as they clear protestors from the street during a demonstration on Nov. 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. A St. Louis County grand jury has decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown that sparked riots in Ferguson, Missouri in August.
  • Protesters block traffic at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Dr. in Beverly Hills after marching from Leimert Park in reaction to the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. on Nov. 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests.
  • Palestinian youth are sprayed by seawater from rough seas at the Gaza seaport during a windy day in Gaza City on Nov. 24, 2014. UN peace envoy Robert Serry announced in early November that the temporary reconstruction mechanism for the war-torn Palestinian territory had begun operations, under the auspices of the newly formed Palestinian unity government, noting the urgency in providing cement and other materials to tens of thousands of damaged homes in Gaza ahead of winter.
  • A Grey Seal Cow tends to her newly born Pup in the sand dunes at sunset near the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust's Donna Nook nature reserve on Nov. 24, 2014 in Grimsby, England. Seal pup numbers have increased on last year with over 800 pups born at the reserve so far. 2013 was a particularly difficult breeding season largely affected by the poor weather including tidal surges. Large bull seals are the first to arrive at the reserve in late October or early November where they will wait for females. The Cow's arrive later and are herded into harems by the bulls, where they give birth to a single pup which is covered in white fur. The seals return to the North Sea in January before returning to the same area to give birth the following year. The Donna Nook reserve is the UK's premier destination to see Grey Seals and thousands of visitors from across the country come to see the wildlife spectacle every year.
  • The Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station crew of Anton Shkaplerov of Russia, Terry Virts of the U.S. and Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome Nov.24, 2014.
  • A woman walks by an exploded shell in Krasnyi Pakhar village near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Nov. 24, 2014. About 40 shells hit the village early in the morning.
  • A worker uses a metal cutter as others carry dismantled parts of decommissioned Indian Navy Ship INS Vikrant at a ship breaking yard in Mumbai, India on Nov. 24, 2014.
  • Henning May and Alexander Dressel dive dressed up as Santa Claus and  an Angel in the schooling fish basin at Ozeaneum in Stralsund, Germany, Nov. 24, 2014. They clean the 30 centimeter thick panorama acrylic glass of the basin. The schooling fish basin is the biggest in the ocean museum Ozeaneum.
  • Thousands of Buddhist monks attend a mass alms-offering ceremony in Bangkok's shopping district Nov. 23, 2014. A total of 10,000 Buddhist monks attended the event, according to organizers. Food and funding received from the event will be given to monks from 323 temples, as well as to soldiers, policemen and other people in the four southern provinces of the country.
  • People take part in the Classic Ride Rally in downtown Valencia, eastern Spain on Nov. 23, 2014. Some hundred people on classic bikes from the 20's to the 70's participated in the rally.
  • Ivan Abrosimov, 78, a member of a local winter swimmers' club, rolls around in snow before bathing in the Yenisei River in sub-zero temperatures in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Nov. 23, 2014.
  • Demonstrators block a street near a police station in Ferguson, Mo. on Nov. 23, 2014 to protest the death of 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot death by a white police officer. Brown’s killing inflamed racial tensions in mostly black St Louis suburb of 21,000 with an overwhelmingly white police force and town government. Rising tensions in the predominantly African-American community have seen President Barack Obama call for calm, Missouri’s governor declare a state of emergency and the FBI deploy an extra 100 personnel.
  • The daughters of Fadel Mohammed Halawa, 32, who was shot dead by Israeli forces near the border in northern Gaza, react upon hearing the news of their father's death as they return home from school in Gaza City on Nov. 23, 2014. Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra identified the dead man as Fadel Halawa, saying the bullet had hit him in the back.
  • The brother (C) of Fadel Mohammed Halawa, 32, who was shot dead by Israeli forces near the border in northern Gaza, mourns during his funeral in Gaza City on Nov. 23, 2014. Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra identified the dead man as Fadel Halawa, saying the bullet had hit him in the back.
  • Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain hugs his girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger after winning the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi on Nov. 23, 2014.
  • Churchgoers raise their hands while singing inside their car during a drive-in church service of the Evangelical church Mosaic 0318 on Nov. 23, 2014 in Veenendaal, Netherlands. The church service, that is held each Sunday, could not go on as usual because the church hall, where the service is held, is filled with hens, chickens, pigeons, rabbits and guinea pigs for the annual exhibition of the Veenendaalse rabbit and Poultry Breeders Association. Because of the transport ban in the Netherlands on live animals, due to the spreading bird flu, these animals could not be moved. The church, that receives more than 1,000 visitors each week, decided to ask their followers to come to the parking lot outside the church hall to follow the church service on their radio inside their cars where it was broadcast through a local radio station.
  • Syrian refugees living in Greece gather for a fifth day of a sit-in in front of  the Greek parliament in Athens on Nov. 23, 2014 to call on the Greek authorities for immediate asylum status and housing. Greece is one of the key ports of entry into Europe for many thousands of migrants every year.
  • Syrian refugees living in Greece gather for a fifth day of a sit-in in front of the Greek parliament in Athens on Nov. 23, 2014 to call on the Greek authorities for immediate asylum status and housing. Greece is one of the key ports of entry into Europe for many thousands of migrants every year.
  • A man prays with his children at a makeshift memorial on Nov. 23, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo., where 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer. Police stepped up security and erected barricades in St Louis Sunday, bracing for the worst with a grand jury to decide whether to indict a white officer Darren Wilson. 
  • A girl feeds seagulls as she passes the Bosphorus with a ferry on Nov. 23, 2014, in Istanbul.
  • Phil Mohun does a back flip off of his family home after clearing snow from the roof following a massive snowstorm in Cowlesville, New York, Nov. 22, 2014. Warm temperatures and rain were forecast for the weekend in the city of Buffalo and western New York, bringing the threat of widespread flooding to the region bound for days by deep snow.
  • A student from the General Yermolov Cadet School crosses an obstacle during a competition between school classes in the southern Russian city of Stavropol, Nov. 22, 2014. The General Yermolov Cadet School in Stavropol is a state-run institution that teaches military and patriotic classes in addition to a normal syllabus.
  • A girl stands at a monument with inscriptions of locations that suffered in the Holodomor famine, during a commemoration ceremony for the victims, in Kiev Nov. 22, 2014. Ukraine on Saturday marked the 81st anniversary of the famine of 1932-33 in which millions died of hunger.
  • A woman cries during a commemoration ceremony for the victims of the Holodomor famine, in Kiev Nov. 22, 2014. 
  • A young Indian Muslim girl,  attending the anointment ceremony of Syed Shaban Bukhari, makes hand shadow puppets on a wall of the Jama Masjid in New Delhi, India, Nov. 22, 2014. Three public interest litigations were filed challenging the decision by the Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari to anoint his son as his successor but a Delhi court, while saying the ceremony has no legal sanctity, refused to stay it, according to news reports.
  • People enjoy the beach during sunset in Montevideo, Uruguay on Nov. 23, 2014.
  • Members of the new Silver Springs professional dive team make their first dive in the springs to clean the glass of the glass bottom boats at Silver Springs State Park in Ocala, Fla. on Nov. 22, 2014. The divers also pressure wash years of algae from iconic statues left behind from a production of the television series “I Spy” during the 1960s.
  • Relatives of those who were killed cry as the bodies of their loved ones arrive at Chiromo mortuary in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 22, 2014. Unknown gunmen attacked a bus near Mandera and killed 28 of its passengers, the Kenyan police said. Mandera police county commissioner Noah Mwavinda said the attackers divided passengers into two groups- Muslims and non-Muslims- and shot dead 28 passengers who were identified as non-Muslims before escaping on foot towards Kenya-Somalia border. Mwavinda is accusing al-Shabab, Somalia's Islamist militant group for the attack.
  • A Bahraini woman protects her face from tear gas as she walks down a road during a demonstration between riot police and opposition supporters, against the ongoing parliamentary elections, in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama on Nov. 22, 2014. Bahrainis went to the polls for the first legislative elections since a 2011 uprising, but the vote is being boycotted by the Shiite opposition that led Gulf kingdom's pro-democracy movement.
  • A boy waves a wand of bubbles up in the air at Tamar Park outside of Central Government Complex at Admiralty district on Nov. 22, 2014 in Hong Kong.
  • Skiers ride a lift to the slopes the Val Thorens ski resort on the opening weekend of the skiing season on Nov. 22, 2014 at Val Thorens, in the French Alps.
  • Kissing On A Star, a Burmese cat, looks out of its cage at the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy's 'Supreme Championship Cat Show' at the NEC Arena on Nov. 22, 2014 in Birmingham, England. The one-day Supreme Cat Show is one of the largest cat fancy competitions in Europe with over one thousand cats being exhibited. Exhibitors aim to have their cat named as the show's 'Supreme Exhibit' from the winners of the individual categories of: Persian, Semi-Longhair, British, Foreign, Burmese, Oriental, Siamese.
  • A cat climbs on its cage at the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy's 'Supreme Championship Cat Show' at the NEC Arena on Nov. 22, 2014 in Birmingham, England.

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A Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo. Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown sparked protests in the Ferguson community and across the country. Some demonstrators torched buildings in Ferguson, blocked traffic in California and marched through Times Square in New York. 

In Hong Kong, pro-democracy protesters continued to clash with police. Demonstrators have crowded the streets of Hong Kong for months, demanding political reforms from the Beijing government.

And in New York, throngs of spectators gathered to see the 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which features huge inflated floats and dozens of celebrity appearances. 

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