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  2. 2. 2 A monk feeds pigeons nearBoudhanath Stupa in Katmandu, Nepal, o n Sept. 14. The stupa is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press)
  3. 3. 3 A worker is seen partially submerged under water as he tries to repair a broken pipe inCaracas, Venezu ela, on Sept. 26. (Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press) #
  4. 4. 4People covered in black grease celebrate the traditionalfestivities of Cascamorras, in Baza, Spain, on Sept. 6. Everyyear on Sept. 6, a villager from Guadix dresses as anoddball character called Cascamorras and travels the3km to the village of Baza, accompanied by a team ofrepresentatives, to stage an attempt to recapture thestatue of the Virgen de la Piedad. The people of Bazadirty their faces and wait with colored water and eggs topelt the intruders, thus staining the clothes ofCascamorras and ensuring his failure. (JorgeGuerrero/AFP/Getty Images) #
  5. 5. 5Children try to hold onto a circus performer asshe is elevated in to the sky attached to aballoon in central London, on Sept. 2, as partsof London are transformed into areas forcontemporary circus performers to show casetheir acts. The event entitled Piccadily Circusfeatures 250 international circus artists such astrapeze artists, hula hoopers, tightrope walkersamongst others. (Andrew Cowie/AFP/GettyImages) #
  6. 6. 6 An Indian Muslim youth rests on the rooftop of a mosque beforeevening prayers in New Delhi, India,on Sept. 20. (KevinFrayer/Associated Press) #
  7. 7. 7 An oil lamp floats as devotees perform evening rituals on the River Ganges inAllahabad, India, on Sept. 7. Allahabad, at the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythicalSaraswati, is an important Hindu pilgrimage center. (Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press) #
  8. 8. 8Iraqi school children walk together out of theirclassroom in the Sadr City neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 23. Students nationwide returned to school on Sunday morning after three months of summer vacation. (Hadi Mizban/Associated Press) #
  9. 9. 9Boys play with a smoke canister during a demonstration byfirefighters, security and military personnel against cuts in their salaries imposed by SpanishGovernment, in the Andalusian capital of Seville on Sept. 29. (Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters) #
  10. 10. 10 A Hindu devotee smears the face of another with coloredpowder during a procession for the immersion of idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the River Tawi onthe last day of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi Festival in Jammu, India, on Sept. 29. (Channi Anand/Associated Press) #
  11. 11. 11 Porter Javier Churase stands on a scale as he weighs a 97 kilograms (214 pounds) sack of garlic before loading it on his cart at La Parada wholesale market in Lima, Peru, on Sept. 19. The municipality of Lima wants to move the historic La Parada market to new facilitiesoutside the city but thousands of workers and businessmen oppose the move, becausethey believe it would hurt their business and many workerswould lose their jobs. (Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press) #
  12. 12. 12 Female inmates wearing butterfly costumes attend an event that celebrates the first days of Spring at a prison for women in Lima, Peru, on Sept. 24. The event is part ofa program that aims to help prisoners reduce stress and build self confidence. (Martin Mejia/Associated Press) #
  13. 13. 13 A Greenpeace activist, dressed as a polar bear, sits inside a police car after being detained outsideGazproms headquarters in Moscow, Russia, on Sept. 5. Russian and international environmentalists are protesting against Gazproms plans to pioneer oil drilling in the Arctic. (Misha Japaridze/Associated Press)
  14. 14. 14 A riot police officer with his mask stained with paint thrown by students watches a march by teachers and students protesting a wide range ofissues regarding the governments educational policies in Bogota, Colombia, on Sept 5. (William Fernando Martinez/Associate d Press) #
  15. 15. 15 A Syrian woman walks past a destroyed building while reaching a fooddistribution center in Aleppo on Sept.13. (MarcoLongari/AFP/Gett y Images) #
  16. 16. 16 A Palestinian farmer harvestssesame in a field near the village of Al-Yamoun, near the West Bank city of Jenin, on Sept.14. (Mohammed Ballas/Associate d Press) #
  17. 17. 17Pakistani devotees burn lamps at a shrine in hopes to have their wishes fulfilled inIslamabad, Pakistan, on Sept. 13. (B.K. Bangash/Associat ed Press) #
  18. 18. 18 Visitors dressed in red army uniforms visit a house on Sept. 21,where former Chinese leader Mao Zedong used to stay, during an educational tour in Jinggangshan,China, the birthplace of the Chinese revolution which saw Mao rise to power. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images) #
  19. 19. 19 South Korean Special Army soldiers perform martial arts during a ceremony to mark the 64th Korea Armed Forces Day at the military headquarters inGyeryong, about 140 km south of Seoul on Sept. 25. The two Koreas remain technically at war since the Korean conflict was concluded with a truce rather than a peace treaty. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images) #
  20. 20. 20An Indian couple shelter under a umbrella during heavy rain showers in Mumbai on Sept. 3. The monsoon rains, a key to Indias economy, covered the entire country on July 11 but it was 23 percent below average, officials said amid worries of its impact on two cereal- producing states. (Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images) #
  21. 21. 21 A Nepalese devotee takes a holy dip with the help of a friend in the Bagmati Riverduring Rishi Panchami, a purifying and atonement day forwomen, in Katmandu, Nepal, on Sept. 20. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press) #
  22. 22. 22 Men sit in flood waters outside a bar aswater levels continue to rise on the RiverOuse in York, northern England, on Sept. 26. Britain was bracing for more torrential rain as hundreds of peoplespent the night away from their flooded homes following two days of heavy downpours. (Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images) #
  23. 23. 23A surfer gets some air as he bails out of a wave during a Labor Day outing next to the Huntington Beach Pieron Sept. 3, in Huntington Beach, Calif. (Kevin Sullivan/The Orange County Register via Associated Press) #
  24. 24. 24 Surfers wait for waves asdolphins leap in the waters of Bondi Beach inSydney on Sept. 25. (DanielMunoz/Reuters) #
  25. 25. 25A judge watches the leather ring held by two competitors with their middle fingers at the German Finger Wrestling Championships in in Warngau, Germany, on Sept. 16. Competitors battled for the title in this traditional rural sport where the winner has to pull his opponent over the marked line on the table. (Matthias Schrader/Associated Press) #
  26. 26. 26 Two Thai women stand next to their bags packed with dried food during the Tae-Kra-Jard or empty the basket ceremony at the headquarters of Por Tek Tung Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sept. 13. The annual ceremony was heldahead of the vegetarian festival when the foundation give away dried donated food to the poor. (ApichartWeerawong/Associated Press) #
  27. 27. 27 School children get distracted as they set out cones in the parking lot of the Dubuque Lutheran School in Dubuque, Iowa, on Sept. 26. The Kindergarden and first grade students were setting up cones for a timed run. (JeremyPortje/Telegraph Herald via Associated Press) #
  28. 28. 28 A girl touches a lantern at an outdoor restaurant during the Chinese Mid- Autumn festival in Hong Kong on Sept. 30. Likeancient Chinese poets, the people of Hong Kong appreciate the beauty of the full moon in the Mid- Autumn festival. (Vincent Yu/Associated Press) #
  29. 29. 29 The roof of the City Museum is silhouetted against a colorful St. Louis sunset on Sept. 15.(J.B.Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via Associated Press) #
  30. 30. 30 Members of the military, wearing costumes representing the 1911 revolutionaryforces, stand inside a subway train on their way to downtown Mexico City prior to the militaryparade of the Independence Day celebrations on Sept. 16. Mexico celebrated the 202nd anniversary of its 1810 independence uprising. (Alexandre Meneghini/Associated Press) #
  31. 31. 31 An ultra-OrthodoxJewish man holds a chicken as he performs the Kaparot ritual in Jerusalems Mea Shearim neighborhood on Sept. 20. (Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)#
  32. 32. 32Jockeys race their horsesacross the beach duringthe Atlanterra Grand Prixin the south of Spain onSept. 29. (EmilioMorenatti/AssociatedPress) #
  33. 33. 33An elderly Sri Lankan laborer pushes a cart as it rains in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Sept. 4. (Eranga Jayawardena/Asso ciated Press) #
  34. 34. 34 Novo Mondo and Caimao, two capoeira groups, perform in Old Havana, Cuba, on sept 29. Capoeira is a 400-year-old martial art disguised as dance, born in the holds of slave ships and on the plantations aroundSalvador da Bahia, Brazils first capital. Once banned as a lethal weapon in the hands of Brazils newly freed slaves, today capoeira (pronounced cap-oo-way-rah) is more popular than ever, with schools across Brazil and in more than 150 countries around the globe. (Ramon Espinosa/Associated Press) #
  35. 35. 35 A boatman negotiates with a potential customer at the Sadarghat Terminal on the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Sept. 7. (KevinFrayer/Associate d Press) #
  36. 36. 36Brodey Sitton looks at Winter, the Clearwater Marine Aquariums tailless dolphin, through underwater viewingglass at the aquarium on Sept. 14, in Clearwater, Fla. (JimDamaske/Associated Press) #
  37. 37. 37 Memphis College Prep Elementary Schoolsecond grader Damauree Simmons (center) uses his bear to hold a place in line as the Alaska University second grade class line up to leave music class at the charter school in the Uptown neighborhood in Memphis on Sept. 27. (Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal via Associated Press) #
  38. 38. 38A man standing guard is reflected in the window of a theater entrance inGuatemala City on Sept. 8. (RodrigoAbd/Associated Press) #
  39. 39. 39A woman takes her child for a walk near a monument in Vladivostok, Russia, on Sept. 10. (GregBaker/Associate d Press) #
  40. 40. 40 Clown JuanDiego Velandria removes his make up at the end of a working day inCaracas, Venez uela, on Sept. 26. (RodrigoAbd/Associated Press) #
  41. 41. 41 A photographertakes pictures of a couple in Barcelona, Spain,on Sept. 17. (EmilioMorenatti/Associa ted Press) #
  42. 42. 42A full moon rises behind astatue of a bull overlookingthe former stockyarddistrict, Oct.29, 2012, Kansas City, Mo.(Charlie RiedelAssociatedPress)
  43. 43. 43 A child plays on an Angry Bird rocker at a real life Angry Birdoutdoor game in a theme park in Shanghai, Oct. 31, 2012. Angry Birds will open more than 10 activity parks in Shanghai in the next two years. The smaller parks will be free to the public. (Aly Song/Reuters)#
  44. 44. 44An Indian smells a floweras he walks in the streetin New Delhi, India, Oct.31, 2012. (KevinFrayer/AssociatedPress)#
  45. 45. 45A Pakistani boy issilhouetted againstsunset as he watcheshis friends playingcricket at a field onthe outskirts ofIslamabad, Pakistan,Oct. 31, 2012. (AnjumNaveed/AssociatedPress)#
  46. 46. 46A man watches aHalloween Parade fromhis window along MainStreet in downtownGalena, Ill., Oct.27, 2012. (JessicaReilly/The TelegraphHerald)#
  47. 47. 47 An Indian hawker sellsfake decorative flowers at a market in New Delhi,India, Oct. 30, 2012. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press)#
  48. 48. 48 An Indian woman preparesflower garlands to sell to Hindu worshippers as men drink tea at a market in New Delhi, India, Oct. 30, 2012. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press)#
  49. 49. 49 Greyson Gardner, 3, tows a wagon full of pumpkinsbeside his father, Matt, while searching for Halloween pumpkins among a wide variety of pumpkins and squashes at Earthbound Farm, Carmel Valley, Calif., Oct. 30, 2012. (David Royal/Monterey County Herald)#
  50. 50. 50 A Kashmiri Muslim girl enjoys a ride as hermother watches at a fair in Srinagar, India, Oct. 30, 2012. (DarYasin/Associated Press)#
  51. 51. 51 An Indian schoolgirl yawns as she rides with friends to school on a bicyclerickshaw in New Delhi, India, Oct. 31, 2012. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press)#
  52. 52. 52 A street dog sleeps under a scooter while a homeless man sleeps under ablanket in a street in New Delhi, India, Oct. 31, 2012. (KevinFrayer/Associated Press)#
  53. 53. 53 A cat sleeps near aKalashnikov weapon at a Hamas security check point in Gaza City, Oct. 30, 2012. (Bernat Armangue/Associated Press)#
  54. 54. 54People wait to buy goods in a chocolateshop, Pamplona, northern Spain, Oct. 31, 2012. Unemployment in the 17-countryeurozone rose to a record 11.6 percent in September, as large parts of the region slide further toward recession. Spain has the highest unemployment rate in the eurozone at 25.8 percent and Greece is not far behind. (Alvaro Barrientos/Associated Press)#
  55. 55. 55 People attempt to fit onto a crowded bus on First Avenue, October 31, 2012, New York City. Residents and businesses across the eastern seaboard are attempting to return to their dailylives and normal operations as clean-up from Hurricane Sandy continues. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)#
  56. 56. 56 Palestinianfishermen push their boat into the sea, Gaza City, Oct. 30, 2012. (Bernat Armangue/Associated Press)#
  57. 57. 57A public transport driver waits for passengers, Katmandu, Nepal, Oct. 30, 2012. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press)#
  58. 58. 58 An Indian laborer combs his hair as he gets ready in the morning before work, New Delhi, India, Oct. 30, 2012. (KevinFrayer/Associated Press)#
  59. 59. 59 A Nepalese armysoldier stands guard at the entrance ofthe palace ground, Katmandu, Nepal, Oct. 30, 2012. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associate d Press)#
  60. 60. 60The moon casts lighton a ship at sea offKonnos beach nearAyia Napa andProtarasresort, southeast ofthe island ofCyprus, Oct. 28, 2012.(PetrosKaradjias/AssociatedPress)#
  61. 61. 61 A woman looks at pictures and paintings placedin frames during a street exhibition at Lisbons Comercio square, Oct. 25, 2012. (Francisco Seco/Associated Press)#
  62. 62. 62Signal Mountain HighSchool cheerleaders run through smoke after introducing the team before a high school football game against Sequatchie County, Oct. 26, 2012, Signal Mountain, Tenn. (Allison Love/Chattanooga Times Free Press)#
  63. 63. 63 An Indian girl reaches out for a passer-by as she begs for change near the Jama Masjid, during theholiday of Eid al-Adha in New Delhi, India, Oct.27, 2012. Eid al-Adha is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press)#
  64. 64. 64 A Nepalese man carries strings of lemon and chili for sale, Katmandu, Nepal, Oct. 30, 2012. Nepalese believe in hanging these garlands on the gate of homesand stores to get rid of bad energy. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associate d Press)#
  65. 65. 65 Indian day laborers wait to be hired as theystand in the street in New Delhi, India, Oct. 30, 2012. (KevinFrayer/Associated Press)#
  66. 66. 66Indian Muslimchildren wearnew clothes asthey sit togetherduring prayersat the JamaMasjid duringEid al-Adha inNewDelhi, India, Oct. 27, 2012.(KevinFrayer/Associat
  67. 67. 67A young IndianMuslim boy criesas his father triesto get him to helppick a goat toslaughter near theJama Masjidduring Eid al-Adhain New Delhi,India, Oct. 27,2012. (KevinFrayer/AssociatedPress)#
  68. 68. 68An Indian childstreet artist walksa tightrope inHyderabad,India, Oct. 27,2012. (MaheshKumarA./AssociatedPress)#
  69. 69. 69Zach Marcumsnowboards atPowder Mountain,Utah, Oct. 24, 2012.(NicholasDraney/Standard-Examiner)#
  70. 70. 70A Muslim child hands money to a food vendor at amarketplace in New Delhi, India, Oct. 26, 2012. (Tsering Topgyal/Associated Press)#
  71. 71. 71 Israeli Arab kids watch a fire at a car dump yard inIsraels mixed Arab-Jewish town of Lod, central Israel, Oct. 23, 2012. (Oded Balilty/Associated Press)#
  72. 72. 72 A young boy plays in a park near abandoned housing in the Hamiltonhill area, October 23, 2012, Glasgow, Scotland. The Scottish National Party (SNP) has announced a welfare fund to provide emergency support to disadvantaged people who are struggling with issues such asunemployment, low income, poor health and lack of educational qualifications. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)#
  73. 73. 73The sun rises, Springville, Ala., Oct. 23, 2012. Sunny days and warm temperatures havemarked the recent fall weather across Alabama. (Joe Songer/al.com)#
  74. 74. 74 An Indian worker waits for customers, surrounded by Bollywood film posters at a small cinema in New Delhi, India, Oct. 23, 2012. (KevinFrayer/Associated Press)#
  75. 75. 75 A neighbors child plays as Dokardriver, Nyoman Yasa, 35, cleans his Dokar, Oct. 14, 2012, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. The Dokar(horse and cart) is traditional local transport. In the 1960s and 1970s, the Dokar was one of the main transportation modes, transportingpeople and produce around the city. Over the years as Bali has transformed into a tourist mecca, the Dokar has seen a massive declinein business, to the point of virtual extinction. It is estimated that prior to 2002 there were over 200 Dokar working in the Denpasar region. Today only a handful remain, with numbers now standing at approximately 17 working in Denpasar. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)#
  76. 76. 76 Kusir, Nyoman MantraManik, 55, helps passengers load up his Dokar at the Badung market, October 15, 2012 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. As Denpasar struggles with uncontrolled populationgrowth, it has become the most populated region on the islandwith more than 1.5million people working daily in the city. As a result the chronic traffic congestion makes it difficult for the Dokar to work effectively.The cheap price of motorcycles has contributed to the Dokar slowly becoming obsolete, as people prefer to usemotorcycles to avoid traffic jams and carry produce, (Chris
  77. 77. 77 A Dokar horse waits in the Badung market, October 14,2012, Denpasar, Bali,Indonesia. The Dokar (horse and cart) is traditional local transport used in Denpasar. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)#
  78. 78. Dokar driver, Nyoman Yasa, 35,washes his horse down after a dayswork, October 14, 2012 in Denpasar, 78Bali, Indonesia. For many Kusir(Dokar drivers) driving Dokar is afamily tradition, passed down fromfather to son. Some Kusir choose tolook for work in areas such asconstruction or to move their Dokartrade to the tourist heavy Kuta area.(Chris McGrath/Getty Images)#
  79. 79. 79An Indian cottoncandy vendorlooks forcustomers after asudden downpourin New Delhi,India, Oct. 23,2012. (AltafQadri/AssociatedPress)#
  80. 80. 80A cow istransported froma truck, at theanimal sellingmarket, Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct.20, 2012. (AhmadNazar/AssociatedPress)#
  81. 81. 81 Nomadic Gujjar women from Kashmir sit together after morning prayers outside the Jama Masjid mosque, NewDelhi, India, Oct. 23, 2012. (KevinFrayer/Associate d Press)#
  82. 82. 82 A Muslim headscarf vendor arranges a mannequin as he waitsfor customers at his stall in a market in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia, Oct. 23, 2012.Aceh is the only province in the worlds most populous Muslim country that implements Islamic sharia law. (Heri Juanda/Associated Press)#
  83. 83. 83A Thai vendor ather shop on aside walk inBangkok, Thailand, Oct. 22, 2012.(SakchaiLalit/AssociatedPress)#
  84. 84. 84 Matt Maderia writes numbers on lobster buoys as his brothers, Justin and Travis,load lobster traps on their boat, the Lindy, Inc., at Town Dock in Stonington, Conn., Oct 22, 2012. The three brothers, who have fished with their father Richie for years bought-out their father before this winter fishing season and were loading about 150 traps in addition to the 200 they set the day before as part of thetotal1500 traps they plan to fish during the winter. The brothers are going into business together under the company name "Lobster Boys", a pun on the floating markers, lobster buoys, that identify each fishermans gear. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)#
  85. 85. 85 Afghan refugee boy Samiullah Afsar, 5, carries a puppy he found in apile of a garbage, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Oct. 18, 2012. (MuhammedMuheisen/Associated Press)#
  86. 86. 86 Pakistani livestock merchant, Ghulam Hassan, 60, waits for customers at a roadside livestock market on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Oct. 22, 2012. (MuhammedMuheisen/Associated Press)#
  87. 87. 87 A member of an Indian musical band smokes marijuana ashe, along with others, wait to perform in New Delhi, India, Oct. 19, 2012. (Altaf Qadri/Associated Press)#
  88. 88. 88 A member of anIndian musical band ties a turban onto another before their performance, New Delhi, India, Oct. 19, 2012. (Altaf Qadri/Associated Press)#
  89. 89. 89An Indian boy layson a charpoy witha goat he is selling at an outdoor market in New Delhi, India, Oct. 19, 2012. (KevinFrayer/Associated Press)#
  90. 90. 90 A manphotographs a wax figure of Japaneseartist Yayoi Kusama in a windowdisplay, Tokyo, Oct. 21, 2012. (ShizuoKambayashi/Associ ated Press)#
  91. 91. 91 A Nepalese man dries handmade paper atChunnikhel, outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal, Oct. 17, 2012. (NiranjanShrestha/Associated Press)#
  92. 92. Laborer workers set up scaffoldings to prepare for the WorldParachuting Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 9223, 2012. (Kamran Jebreili/Associated Press)#
  93. 93. 93Charlotte A. Lucier ofRutland, Mass., talks withher husband Walter J.Lucier during anevent, Oct. 21, 2012, inthe Old Burial Ground inRutland, Mass. Membersand friends of the RutlandHistorical Societyportrayed some of thepeople buried in thecemetery in the center oftown. The Luciers areportraying the spirits of acouple, Mary Church Kingand Joseph King. (BettyJenewin/WorcesterTelegram & Gazette)#
  94. 94. 94A womanstands in front ofa billboarddisplaying amodel with asprayed onmoustache,Madrid, Oct. 17,2012. (DanielOchoa deOlza/AssociatedPress)#
  95. 95. 95People buy cabbage at a street market in the town of Novogrudok, 150 kilometers (93 miles) west of Minsk, Belarus, Oct. 20, 2012. Local authorities organize frequent autumn street markets to encourage a steady supply of vegetables to the local population. (Sergei Grits/Associated Press)#
  96. 96. 96A new day dawns asthe season comes toa close for lobstermanNormanHaynes, 69, loadingtraps onto atrailer, Oct.19, 2012, Falmouth, Maine. A glut of earlyseason lobstersresulted in low pricesfor thefishermen, resulting inone of the mostdisappointing seasonson record. (Robert F.Bukaty/AssociatedPress)#
  97. 97. 97 An Egyptian farmer and his daughter ride a donkey atGazeerat al-Dahab,"The island of Gold," Cairo, Egypt, Oct. 18, 2012. (Khalil Hamra/Associated Press)#
  98. 98. 98A Palestinian manwashes his horse inthe MediterraneanSea in Gaza City onNov. 6. (OliverWeiken/EuropeanPressphoto Agency)
  99. 99. 99A Nepalese streetchild, wearing a maskof Hindu monkey GodHanuman, rests on astreet inKatmandu, Nepal, onNov. 2. (NiranjanShrestha/AssociatedPress) #
  100. 100. 100 A boy sits in a car on an illuminated carousel as he participates in the Tazaungdaing traditional festival indowntown Yangon, Myanmar, on Nov. 27. The Tazaungdaing festival, also known as the Festival of Lights, is heldon the full moon day of Tazaungmone, in the eighth month of the traditional Burmese calendar and marks the end of the rainy season. (Lynn Bo Bo/European Pressphoto Agency) #
  101. 101. 101 People celebrate as a balloon carrying fireworks takes off during the hot-air balloon festival in Taunggyi, Myanmar. Every year in November as the full moon approaches,tens of thousands of people from all over the country gather in Taunggyi for the colorfulhot-air balloon festival during which balloons lift fireworks or lanterns which illuminate the sky at night while balloons of all shapes are flown during the day. (Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images) #
  102. 102. 102 A novice Buddhist monk of the Drukpa TibetanBuddhist lineage enters the temple for prayers during the annual festival of sacred dances at the Hemis monastery, near Leh, Ladakh, northern India. The sacred dances are a purification ritual that Tibetan Buddhists believe will rid the world of negative obstacles. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press) #
  103. 103. 103 An Indian Sikh Nihang (warrior) performs a fire breathing act at a demonstration of gatka skills during a procession from Sri Akal Takhat to the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Nov. 27 on the eve of the 543rd birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev. Guru Nanak was the founderof the religion of Sikhism and the first of ten Sikh Gurus. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images) #
  104. 104. 104 A Palestinian Christian youthhangs up the national flag on a cross as others pray at St.George Melkite Greek Catholic Church, also know as theChurch of the Ten Lepers, in theWest Bank village of Burqin near the town of Jenin, on Nov. 30. Palestinians celebrated the UN General Assembly votes on aresolution to upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority to a nonmember observer state.(Mohammed Ballas/Associated Press) #
  105. 105. 105Indian children ride ona rickshaw, a relativelydangerous but a fairlyeconomic mode oftransport, on their wayto school on theoutskirts of New Delhi,India, on Nov. 23.(AltafQadri/AssociatedPress) #
  106. 106. 106Performers skate during a media launch ahead of the opening of the annual Somerset House festive season outdoor ice rink in London on Nov. 15. The organizers claim Somerset House as the most glamorous of the winter ice rinks in London, boasting over 1 million visitors that have skated their since it first appeared in the year 2000. (Matt Dunham/Associated Press) #
  107. 107. 107 A Shiite Muslim boy runs on burning charcoals as a part of the Ashura religious festival in Yangon on Nov. 24. Shiite mourners beat themselves during Ashura with steel-tipped flails or slash their bodies with knives to mark the death anniversaryof Imam Hussein, a grandson of the ProphetMohammad, who was killed during a battlein A.D. 680 in Kerbala, a city in modern-day Iraq. (Reuters) #
  108. 108. 108 A man dressed in traditional Perchten costume andmask performs during a Perchten festival in the western Austrian village of Heitwerwang, west of Innsbruck onNov. 23. Each year in November and January people in the western Austria regions dress-up in Perchten (also known in some regions as Krampus or Tuifl) costumesand parade through the streets to perform a 1500 year- old pagan ritual to disperse the ghosts of winter. Each handmade traditional costume, consisting of up to 14 separate sheep or goat skins, takes three dress makers one day to produce, and costs between 500 to 600 euros. Some 15 hours are needed for a woodcarver to sculpt each demon mask which is made from stone pine wood with goat horns attached. (Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters) #
  109. 109. 109Indian men sit on sofas aftera wedding reception in NewDelhi, India, on Nov. 6. (KevinFrayer/Associated Press) #
  110. 110. 110 A man plays panpipes whilecrossing a street in San Gabriel, Carchi province, Ecuador, on Nov. 7. (EitanAbramovich/AF P/Getty Images) #
  111. 111. 111A girl smiles at the pier ofthe small Ecuadoreanport of San Lorenzo,Esmeraldas province,northwestern of Ecuador,near to the border withColombia, on Nov. 8.(EitanAbramovich/AFP/GettyImages) #
  112. 112. 112Palestinian children play soccer in front of the controversial Israeli separation barrier in the West Bank village of Abu Dis, on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Nov. 8. Israeli and Palestinian leaders welcomed President Obamas re- election, but the two sides have very different hopes and expectations for his second term in office. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images) #
  113. 113. 113 A Palestinian demonstrator runsthrough a cloud of tear gas during clashes against Israels operations in the Gaza Strip, outside Ofer, an Israeli military prisonnear the West Bank cityof Ramallah on Nov. 15. (Majdi Mohammed/Associate d Press) #
  114. 114. 114 Police officers are sprayed with milk by European milk farmers during a demonstration outside the European Parliament in Brussels on Nov. 26. Farmers drove their tractors into the European Quarter of Brussels onMonday for a two-day demonstration to protest against what they believeare unfair milk prices. (Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Associated Press) #
  115. 115. 115 Iranian Shiite Muslims beat their chests after rubbing mud on their body early in the morning, during the Kharrah Mali (Mud Rubbing) ritual to mark the Ashura religious ceremony in the city of Khorramabad, some 470 kms southwest of Tehran on Nov. 25. "Khrreh Mali" or "Mud Rubbing" is a ritual that is held in the city of Khorramabad every year to commemorate the seventh century slaying ofProphet Mohammeds grandson Imam Hussein, in which Iranian men roll over in mud and dry themselves by gathering around the bonfires before flagellating themselves. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images) #
  116. 116. 116An Indian worker from the PowerDepartment make adjustments toelectrical power lines duringpreparations for the Maha Kumbhfestival at Sangam in Allahabad on Nov.18. The Kumbh Mela is the largestgathering of people for a religiouspurpose in the world and millions ofpeople gather for this auspiciousoccasion. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/GettyImages) #
  117. 117. A racegoer dances on the roofof a shelter after the MelbourneCup at Flemington Racecourseon Nov. 6 in Melbourne, 117Australia. (Scott Barbour/GettyImages) #
  118. 118. 118An unidentified man sits naked on top of the statue of Prince George, Duke of Cambridge outside the Ministry of Defence building in Whitehall in central London on Nov. 23. The man, who brought Whitehall to a standstill for almost two hours, stood naked on the statue and struckvarious poses before being eventually talked down. (Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images) #
  119. 119. 119 An elderly Indian performs exercises in the early morning at MarineDrive in Mumbai, India, on Nov. 3. (Rajesh KumarSingh/Associated Press) #
  120. 120. 120A man rides a bicycle on a snowy day on Nov. 29 in Munich, southern Germany. (Victoria Bonn- Meuser/AFP/Getty Images) #
  121. 121. 121Fishermen line the Lake Worth Pieron Nov. 9 in Lake Worth, Fla. Thepier reopened Friday after beingclosed for two weeks fromdamaged caused by HurricaneSandy. Repairs were made to thewooden decking, the railing andwater/electric lines. (LannisWaters/The Palm Beach Post viaAssociated Press) #
  122. 122. 122The Spiderman balloon floats down Central Park West during the 86th Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. (Gary Hershorn/Reuters) #
  123. 123. 123 Joyce Clarin, ofBellevue, Iowa, sits in a cage with Macho, left, whilePee-wee falls asleep in her lap during a pet adoption event for the Jackson County Humane Society held at PetSmart in Dubuque, Iowa, onNov. 25. The Jackson County HumaneSociety has about 25 animals from the east coast, many of them orphaned by Superstorm Sandy. (Jeremy Portje/Telegraph Herald via Associated Press) #
  124. 124. 124 People stand near a house which sits in the middle of anewly built road in Wenling city in east Chinas Zhejiangprovince on Nov. 22. The house belongs to an elderly man, who refused to sign an agreement to allow his house to be demolished by the authorities, as the compensation offered to him was not enough, according to local media. (Associated Press) #
  125. 125. 125A young schoolboy makes handstands duringbreak in the yard of the Hot Courses PrimarySchool, in the village of Nyumbani which catersto children who lost their parents to HIV, andgrandparents who lost their children to HIV, withthe two generations taking care of oneanother. World AIDS Day is Dec. 1, and UNAIDSsays that as of 2011 an estimated 23.5 millionpeople living with HIV resided in sub-SaharanAfrica, representing 69 percent of the globalHIV burden, with eastern and southern Africathe hardest-hit regions. (/Ben Curtis/AssociatedPress) #
  126. 126. 126Indian children play on thebanks of the River Ganges inAllahabad, India, on Nov. 17.(Rajesh Kumar Singh/AssociatedPress) #
  127. 127. 127 Swans look out of boats as they are transported to the wintering grounds at the Alster river Hamburg, northernGermany, on Nov. 20. (David Hecker/Associated Press) #
  128. 128. 128Indian camel traders arrivewith their livestock for theannual Pushkar fair inPushkar, Rajasthanstate, India, on Nov. 19. Theweeklong cattle fair attracts alarge number of tourists fromdifferent parts of the world.(Deepak Sharma/AssociatedPress) #
  129. 129. 129A Hindu devotee offers prayers in the RiverYamuna during Karthik Purnima in New Delhi, India, on Nov. 28. Karthik Purnima is celebrated on the fullmoon day of the Hindu calendar month ofKarthik and considered very auspicious by Hindus. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press) #
  130. 130. 130Trees decorated with Christmas lights are reflected in a puddle as people walk along the Unter den Linden promenade at dusk in Berlin on Nov. 28. (Thomas Peter/Reuters) #
  131. 131. 131Inmates of the Arad, westernRomania, penitentiary performduring a rehearsal in Bucharest,Romania, on Nov. 27 as inmatesfrom across Romania are in theRomanian capital to perform inthe Multi Art Penitentiary TheaterFestival. The festival, supportedby the Kingdom of theNetherlands takes place at thehighly reputed BucharestNottara theater, with six playsbeing performed over two daysby the inmates of variouspenitentiaries. (VadimGhirda/Associated Press) #
  132. 132. 132 People watch fireworks from inside their rooms in the Wyndham Hotel along Point State Park during Light Up Night in Pittsburgh on Nov. 16. The 52nd Annual Light Up Night marks the official kick-off ofthe holiday season in Pittsburgh, with a tree lighting, entertainment and other holiday activities spread throughout downtown. (Stephanie Strasburg/Tribune Review via Associated Press) #
  133. 133. 133 North Korean women rehearse martial arts movements and dance routines on a street ofPyongyang, North Korea, on Nov. 18. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press)#
  134. 134. 134 Members of an Indianwedding band wait for transport at a stop in New Delhi, India, on Nov. 25. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press) #
  135. 135. 135 A Pakistani nomad woman, Zakia, kisses her grandson in Islamabad, Pakistan on Nov. 9. (B.K. Bangash/Asso ciated Press) #Biên tập PPS:http://my.opera.com/bachkienhttp://chieuquetoi.blogspot.com