This Week in Pictures: Nov. 8-14

  • Firefighters extinguish a fire on a car after a protest in support of the missing students of Ayotzinapa Teacher Training College, which took place outside the government palace of Guerrero state in Chilpacingo, Nov. 8, 2014. Forty-three missing students abducted by corrupt police in southwest Mexico six weeks ago were apparently incinerated by drug gang henchmen, the government said on Friday. Attorney General Jesus Murillo said three detainees, caught a week ago, admitted setting fire to a group of bodies in a dump near Iguala in the state of Guerrero, where the trainee teachers went missing on Sept. 26 after clashing with local police.
  • Coffins containing the remains of victims of flight MH17 are carried out of a Hercules aircraft at Eindhoven airport, the Netherlands, after it arrived from Kharkiv, Ukraine, Nov. 8, 2014. They will be brought to the Korporaal van Oudheusdenkazerne in Hilversum, where the identification process take place of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777.
  • During a news conference, Nov. 8, 2014 at a Milwaukee police station, (from left to right) Amanda Legler, Ashley Fogl and Judy Hazard hug officers who responded Thursday after 5-year-old Laylah Petersen was shot in the head. She had been sitting on her grandfather’s lap at the time.
  • Body builders train backstage during the Championship of Ukraine of bodybuilding, fitness and athleticism UBPF 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine, Nov. 8, 2014.
  • A protester moves a barricade while standing amidst smoke outside Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s ceremonial palace in the historic center of Mexico City late, Nov. 8, 2014. Protesters set fire to the wooden door during a protest denouncing the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers.
  • A paramilitary police officer stands guard in an underground passage of Chang’an Avenue ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders summit in central Beijing, Nov. 8, 2014.
  • Kurdish refugees from the Syrian town of Kobani prepare tea at a refugee camp in the Turkish border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, Nov. 8, 2014. Turkey hosts about 1.5 million Syrian refugees, including almost 200,000 Syrian Kurds from Kobani.
  • A man dressed in drag participates in a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride Parade in Hong Kong, Nov. 8, 2014. Participants from the LGBT communities took to the streets on Saturday to demonstrate for their rights.
  • A Hindu woman arrives to offer prayers and walks past a sari, a traditional clothing worn by women, that has been kept out to dry as other devotees change into their clothes after taking a dip on the banks of the Ganges river in the northern Indian city of Allahabad, Nov. 9, 2014.
  • Sunderland’s Sebastian Larsson (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal from a free kick during their English Premier League soccer match against Everton at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, northern England, Nov. 9, 2014.
  • Flames emerge from a pipeline at Rumaila oilfield in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, Nov. 9, 2014.
  • Participants watch the competition during the “Perfect pole” pole dance championship of North Caucasus Federal District at the “Onegin” restaurant in Stavropol, southern Russia, Nov. 9, 2014.
  • Helmets hang in a construction area in a neighborhood in Santiago, Chile, Nov. 10, 2014.
  • A young laborer works at a wood shop in Peshawar, Pakistan, Nov. 10, 2014. Fire wood is a big source of domestic fuel in rural Pakistan where during winters, domestic consumers face an acute shortage of natural gas.
  • Thai models use mobile phones as they wait for the start of a promotion event by Thailand’s second largest mobile phone network, DTAC, at a shopping center in Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 10, 2014. More than 93.7 million mobile phone numbers are registered in Thailand of which the old 2G service has about 50.8 million subscribers and 3G and 4G services has about 42.9 million subscribers while the population of Thailand is about 65 million people.
  • Employees of Embraer’s main aircraft factory vote to end their strike for pay increases, in Sao Jose dos Campos, Nov. 10, 2014. Embraer, the world’s third largest commercial airplane manufacturer, said their operations were returning to normal after the five-day strike for higher wages was called off.
  • Commuters walk through the newly opened Fulton Center train station in lower Manhattan on Nov. 10, 2014 in New York City.  The station was scheduled to open in 2007 as part of the rebuilding effort of lower Manhattan after 9/11, but the project ran into cost overruns and years of delays. The original plan for the facility, which has a glass and steel shell and 66,000 square feet of retail and office space, was projected at $750 million and nearly doubled to $1.4 billion before it was finished. The station features a 10-foot-high glass opening , or oculus, which sits above an atrium that lets sunlight down into two levels below street level. The station makes it easier to connect between nine subway lines: the A, C, J, Z, R, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Riders will eventually also be able to connect to the E and 1 trains, as well as the PATH.
  • A photograph taken with a long exposure shows the Tower of London's 'Blood swept Lands and Seas of Red' poppy installation, at the Tower of London in London, Britain, Nov. 10, 2014. The Tower of London moat was turned red as some 888,246 ceramic poppies were planted in memory of the British and Commonwealth dead from World War One. The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI, or the Great War, which according to official statistics cost more than 37 million military and civilian casualties between 1914 and 1918.
  • Turkish soldiers watch fighting between Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants from atop a hill overlooking the Syrian town of Kobani, near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in Sanliurfa province, Nov. 10, 2014.
  • A member of China's Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) stands guard on the tarmac before the arrival of US President Barack Obama (not pictured) at Beijing Capital Airport in Beijing, China, Nov. 10, 2014. Obama is in China to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2014 Summit and related meetings held in Beijing running from Nov. 5-11, where leaders of 21 member economies will be gathered.
  • Members of the Israeli Zaka emergency response team survey the scene of a stabbing attack near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Alon Shvut, Nov. 10, 2014.  Knife-wielding Palestinians killed a woman and wounded three other Israelis, including a soldier, in two separate attacks, one outside Alon Shvut, on Monday, police said, in widening violence stoked by tensions over a Jerusalem holy site.
  • People walk along the water in lower Manhattan on a sunny afternoon which saw temperatures hit the lower sixties on Nov. 10, 2014 in New York City. Temperatures across the region are expected to turn more seasonal later in the week with temperatures in the lower 40s by Friday.
  • Indonesians participate in a rally in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Nov. 10, 2014. Thousands of workers staged a rally against the government’s plan to raise fuel prices.
  • A man stands at the end of a landing stage during morning mist at Lake Starnberg, southern Germany, Nov. 11, 2014.
  • Tree farm owner Detlev von Buelow carries a christmas tree during a press event in Westensee, Germany, Nov. 11, 2014. This year's Christmas tree season has started.
  • A reveler wearing a colorful costume celebrates the start of the carnival seasion in Mainz, Germany, Nov. 11, 2014. The carnival season traditionally starts on 11 November at 11:11 am CET every year.
  • Firefighters are partially obscured by smoke, Nov. 11, 2014, as they work to extinguish a burning car in Salina, Kansas.
  • Vietnam War veteran Vincent Bochicchio from New York City smokes a cigar as he stands in uniform to watch the Veterans Day parade on 5th Avenue in New York, Nov. 11, 2014.
  • Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right,  walks past Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit at the International Convention Center in Yanqi Lake, Beijing, China, Nov. 11, 2014.
  • A mother holds a piece of gauze to the face of her injured daughter at a field hospital after what activists said were air strikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Duma neighborhood of Damascus, Nov. 11, 2014.
  • Wife of the late Zambian President  Christine Kaseba Sata, centre, in tears as she is comforted by  first lady of Zimbabwe, Grace Mugabe, right, and  Zambia's acting President Guy Scott's wife, Charlotte  at the funeral of her husband  Michael Sata in Lusaka, Nov, 11, 2014.   Sata's funeral was held in a  stadium in the country's capital Lusaka  which was filled to capacity with hundreds more waiting outside the  gates. Sata, 77, served as president of the Southern African country since 2011. He died in a London hospital on Oct. 28 after a long illness.
  • An umbrella is seen in a trash can after a rainy night in the Andalusian capital of Seville, Nov. 11, 2014.
  • A relative kisses 21-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Jawabreh in a hospital in the West Bank city of Hebron after he was reportedly killed during clashes north of Hebron in the area of Al Aroub Refuee Camp, Nov. 11, 2014. The Israeli Army confirmed that soldiers had fired live rounds during clashes with Palestinians. Two Palestinians stabbed and killed two Israelis in separate attacks in Tel Aviv and the West Bank, police said, amid heightened Israeli-Palestinian tensions.
  • Relatives of 21-year-old Palestinian man Mohammed Jawabreh, whom medics said was shot dead by Israeli troops during clashes, mourn during his funeral in Arroub refugee camp north of the West Bank city of Hebron, Nov. 11, 2014. Israeli troops shot dead Jawabreh during clashes on Tuesday in the occupied West Bank, a day after Palestinian assailants fatally stabbed an Israeli soldier and a woman in attacks that raised fears of a new uprising. The military said soldiers killed a 21-year-old Palestinian man at a refugee camp after coming under attack by a crowd hurling petrol bombs and stones. Residents said he was on his roof, away from the clashes when he was shot.
  • A view of the Alps above a blanket of fog in Hohenpeissenberg, Germany, Nov. 11, 2014.
  • A sailor waits to march in the annual Veterans Day Parade in San Diego, California, Nov. 11, 2014.
  • Newly-recruited Iraqi soldiers listen to the speech made by Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim Jubouri (not pictured) at Ein al-Asad Air Base in west Iraq’s Anbar Province, Nov. 11, 2014. US military experts arrived at Ein al-Asad Air Base on Nov. 10 to help train and support Iraqi forces.
  • A color guard during a ceremony for Veterans Day at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, Nov. 11, 2014. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke at the event.
  • Shannon Briggs gestures during the official Public Training Session ahead of a World Championship fight between boxers Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine and his challenger Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria, Nov. 12, 2014 in Hamburg, Germany.
  • The mother, Lesley McSpadden (C) and father, Michael Brown Sr. (R) of slain teenager Michael Brown, leave after a news conference in Geneva, Nov. 12, 2014. The family of the slain Missouri teenager Michael Brown said on Wednesday that they had faith in the pending decision of a grand jury and called for supporters to refrain from violence. Michael Brown Sr. said that he and his wife has come to the United Nations, where they testified to the U.N. Committee against Torture, to seek "redress" for the fatal shooting of their unarmed 18-year-old son in August.
  • Pro-democracy protesters restrain a man (L) after he and others attempted to attack Hong Kong media magnate Jimmy Lai in an occupied area in Hong Kong, Nov. 12, 2014. Three men were restrained by pro-democracy protesters after they tried to attack Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing who has supported pro-democracy activists through his publications and with donations, at the protest site. Pro-democracy protesters used plastic cords to bind the men as they waited for police to arrive at the scene.
  • A mine worker walks along a tunnel 500 feet underground in the Winsford Rock Salt mine in Winsford, northern England, Nov. 12, 2014. The mine, which produces 20,000 tons of salt each day, supplies Britain’s Highways Agency with road salt to spread across the road network during the winter months.
  • Militants supporting the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic ride in a truck in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Nov. 12, 2014.
  • A portrait of slain teenager Michael Brown is pictured on a t-shirt worn by his father Michael Brown Sr. during a news conference in Geneva, Nov. 12, 2014. The family of the slain Missouri teenager Michael Brown said on Wednesday that they had faith in the pending decision of a grand jury and called for supporters to refrain from violence. Michael Brown Sr. said that he and his wife has come to the United Nations, where they testified to the U.N. Committee against Torture, to seek "redress" for the fatal shooting of their unarmed 18-year-old son in August.
  • Fall foliage leaves a stain on a sidewalk in Pelham, New York, Nov. 12, 2014.
  • A woman looks out from a car at a dangling scaffold at the 1 World Trade Center on Nov. 12, 2014 in New York City.  The workers were washing windows 69 floors up soon after 1 World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, opened.
  • Stranded window washers hang on the side of One World Trade Center, Nov. 12, 2014. New York City fire fighters were trying to rescue at least one window washer on Wednesday thought to be trapped on broken scaffolding that was dangling outside the 69th floor of One World Trade Center, local officials said.
  • French National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) president Jean-Yves Le Gall (L) French President Francois Hollande (C) and former French astronaut Claudie Haignere wear 3D glasses during a visit at the Cite des Sciences at La Villette in Paris as they follow the successful landing of the Philae lander on comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Nov. 12, 2014. The European Space Agency's (ESA) landed a probe on a comet on Wednesday, a first in space exploration and the climax of a decade-long mission to get samples from what are the remnants of the birth of Earth's solar system.
  • A Syrian Kurdish refugee child from the Kobani area is transported in a wheelbarrow at a camp in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, Nov. 12, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters.
  • Workers clean chairs at the Hefei South Railway Station in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, Nov. 12, 2014. The Hefei South Railway Station, a hub of the Beijing-Fuzhou high-speed railway line and the Shanghai-Chengdu high-speed railway line, officially opened on Wednesday.
  • Workers wearing radiation protective gear rest on a road at TEPCO's tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture, Nov. 12, 2014.
  • A Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier closes a curtain as preparations for a welcome ceremony held by Chinese President Xi Jinping for visiting Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Nov. 13, 2014.
  • Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel places a flower on a wreath of remembrance at the Auckland War Memorial Museum in Auckland, Nov. 14, 2014. 
  • Italian Finance policemen use their shields to protect from paint thrown by demonstrators during a protest against Italian Premier Matteo Renzi and his planned job reforms in Rome, Nov. 14, 2014.
  • Young military cadets take part in an oath-taking ceremony at the Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery in Kiev, Nov. 14, 2014. About 100 new young military cadets took part in an oath-taking ceremony on Friday, according to officials. 

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Americans observed Veterans Day on Tuesday, recognizing the efforts and contributions of those who have served in the U.S. armed forces, and President Obama visited China before heading to Myanmar. 

The following day, two window washers found themselves stranded on the side of One World Trade Center when the scaffolding they were using to wash the tower’s windows malfunctioned. For about two hours they dangled precariously nearly 70 stories above the ground, until New York firefighters rescued the workers. 

Residents of Ferguson, Missouri braced for a St. Louis grand jury decision on whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

And pressure rose as Russian tanks poured into eastern Ukraine, air strikes continued in Syria and tensions continued between Israelis and Palestinians.

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