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Best Pix Of The Week
From the devastating typhoon in the Philippines to Veterans Day celebration in the U.S., theses are the most arresting images from the past week.
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A Palestinian Hamas supporters holds a light torch and others with candles as still others wave green Islamic flags at the site where Hamas' military commander Ahmad Jabari was killed a year ago in an Israeli air strike during their battle, as they commemorate the anniversary of his death and the battle in Gaza City, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Hamas political leaders and military commanders who have been hiding underground for years gathered Thursday for a military parade in Gaza marking the anniversary of the eight-day battle against Israel last year. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
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A three-story structure is the only one left standing Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, following Friday's super typhoon that lashed Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded, slammed into several central Philippine provinces Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction and thousands of people dead. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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In this Sept. 5, 2013 photo, Claudio Alva, 8, carries the cross that will adorn his younger brother's grave as relatives carry the coffin that contain the remains to the burial site at the "Nueva Esperanza" cemetery in Lima, Peru. The baby brother, Max, 4-month-old died of complications from pneumonia. Access to quality health care and education is little more than a dream in dusty settlements that ring Lima and carry such hopeful names as Villa Rica or Rich Town, Nueva Esperanza or New Hope and Manantial or Water Spring. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Shiite worshippers beat themselves as standing between the holy shrines of Imam Abbas and Imam Hussein during Ashoura in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Ashoura commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala, Iraq, in the year 680 A.D. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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Lebanese Hezbollah supporters shout slogans as they march during Ashoura in Beirut's southern suburbs, Lebanon, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Ashoura marks the anniversary of the death in the seventh century of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson Imam Hussein. His death in a battle outside of the Iraqi city of Karbala sealed Islam's historical Sunni-Shiite split, which still bedevils the Middle East. Ashoura is one of the holiest days of the Muslim Shiite calendar. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
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In this Aug. 12, 2013 photo, a man waves while transporting a woman with her daughter in a motorcycle cart in Lima, Peru. The dusty districts of Lima bulge with peasants whose high hopes for fortune are dashed by the grim reality of life on the margins. Most join the more than 60 percent of Peruvians in the informal economy. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Shane Filan, a member of the Irish band Westlife, gestures to fans during a media event to promote his new album "You and Me" in Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
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Afghan children ride a merry-go-round at a park on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Children take advantage of holidays of "Ashura," which marks the Shiite Muslims commemoration of the 7th century killing of their most revered Saint Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, a symbol of martyrdom for Shiites. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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An Iranian Shiite covers her head with mud during Ashoura rituals, marking the death anniversary of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, at the city of Bijar, west of the capital Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Hussein, one of Shiite Islam's most beloved saints, was killed in a 7th century battle at Karbala, Iraq. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
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A Sri Lankan traffic police officer directs traffic away from the main road which is used for the Commonwealth Heads of Governments only, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. The palm-flecked island nation of Sri Lanka plays host this week to leaders from dozens of Commonwealth nations at a summit it hopes will generate enough good will to eclipse three decades of grim history. (AP Photo/ Manish Swarup)
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A Typhoon Haiyan survivor cooks dinner in front of his damaged home in the village of Marabut, Samar Island, Philippines, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. As an international aid effort gathered steam, resilient Filipinos in battered towns started rebuilding their lives and those of their neighbors - with or without help from their government or foreign aid groups. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
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A girl plays with a skipping rope next to a pile of rubbish surrounding trash containers during the ninth day of a garbage collectors strike, in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Street cleaners and garbage collectors who work in the city's public parks walked off the job in a strike called by trade unions to contest the planned layoff of more than 1,000 workers. Madrid's municipal cleaning companies, which have service supply contracts with the city authorities, employ some 6,000 staff. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
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Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives for the screening of the movie 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire', at the 8th edition of the Rome International Film Festival in Rome, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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As one hot air balloon gets put away for the day, another balloon comes in for a landing after a sunrise tour on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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In this Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 photo, an Afghan drug addict walks along a foul smelling river bed in the center of Kabul. More than 1 million Afghans are addicts, living in squalor in its cities, sleeping on the street, in garbage-filled dried river beds reeking of human waste. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
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A military C-130 lands to evacuate survivors of Typhoon Haiyan at dusk, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard Nov. 8, leaving a wide swath of destruction. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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A woman walks past autumn foliage during snow flurries, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Independence Mall in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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An Afghan policeman walks past two children doing their school homework next to their fathers small makeshift shop in the center of Kandahar, southern Afghanistan, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)
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Susan St. Amour, 54, a homeless woman, panhandles during the evening commute, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Portland, Maine. A one-day trial is being held next week for a lawsuit filed by the ACLU challenging Portland's new panhandling law on grounds that it's infringement on free speech. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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Iraqi Shiite faithful worshippers cut themselves with knives during Muharram, marking the anniversary of the 7th century death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Islam's founding prophet Muhammad, in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. The remembrance of Muharram marks the anniversary of the Battle of Karbala when Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad, was killed. (AP Photo/Jaber al-Helo)
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A victorious Surui Indian lies exhausted on the field of a tug of war competition during the indigenous games in Cuiaba, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Around 1,600 Indians from 48 tribes are celebrating Brazil's indigenous cultures during the 12th edition of the Games of the Indigenous People, which runs until Nov. 16. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Afghan refugee men gather on a hill on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Pakistan hosts over 1.6 million registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, according to the U.N. refugee agency, thousands of them still live without electricity, running water and other basic services. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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An Afghan family begs in the street for money in the center of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Hundreds of Afghans compete daily for a handful of jobs that earn only a few dollars a day. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
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In this Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 photo, an Afghan drug addict hides beneath a dirty woolen shawl against the cold as he smokes opium in a foul smelling river bed in the center of Kabul. More than 1 million Afghans are drug addicts. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
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A blanket of leaves line the Eliza Furnace Trail for a noontime stroll and run on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 in downtown Pittsburgh. The Great Allegheny Passage, begins here, and after connecting with the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Cumberland, Md, ends in Georgetown, in Washington, D.C., 335 miles later. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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A surfer rides a wave off of Miami Beach, Florida's famed South Beach, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. According to the National Weather service, rip current warnings and hazardous sea conditions will continue through Friday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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Some photos of 27-year-old Iraq war veteran Jerral Hancock taken during his deployment in Iraq are shown on the wall as Hancock sits on an electric wheelchair at his mobile home on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Lancaster, Calif. When the seniors in Jamie Goodreau's high school history class learned Hancock was once stuck in his modest mobile home for months when his handicapped-accessible van broke down, they decided to build him a new house from the ground up. It would be their end-of-the-year project to honor veterans, something Goodreau's classes have chosen to do every year for the past 15 years. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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A woman swims in the sea as the sun sets in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Temperatures in Abu Dhabi reached 34 degrees Celsius, or 93 degrees Fahrenheit. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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An Iranian mourner covers his head with mud during Ashoura rituals, marking the death anniversary of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, at the city of Bijar, west of the capital Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Hussein, one of Shiite Islam's most beloved saints, was killed in a 7th century battle at Karbala, Iraq. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
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People watch as Tony Llerena, 24, of Miami, who goes by the stage name of T.lo Ivy, performs during a Sunday brunch drag queen show, called the Brunchic, at the Palace South Beach restaurant and bar on Ocean Drive, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Miami Beach, Fla. The show was recently extended from Sunday brunch to include Saturday brunch as well, which will be named the "Breakfast Club" series. The Palace South Beach is now in its 25th year, and is popular with the gay and lesbian community. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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A Shiite Muslim shouts slogans in front of a burning market outside an Islamic seminary set on fire by angry Shiite mob during clashes with Sunni Muslims in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Police in Pakistan say Shiite Muslims staging a religious procession beat three Sunnis to death after the two sides clashed. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
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A woman talking on a phone is seen through a window of a home in The Heights neighborhood of Jersey City, N.J., with One World Trade Center as a backdrop, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, who tested the lights on Friday, said the beacon is packed with nearly 300 modules and their glow can be seen for up to 50 miles. The beacon and spire together stand 408 feet tall and bring the building, formerly called the Freedom Tower, to its symbolic height of 1,776 feet. The Durst Organization operates the spire, which will serve broadcasters. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Kitty, aged 8, throws poppies into a fountain beside her father, who is a serving member of the military, after they observed a two minute's silence for Armistice Day, in Trafalgar Square, London, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Armistice Day, observed annually in Britain and by many of its World War I allies on November 11 to mark the end of the fighting on the western front, honours members of the military who died in World War I and in all conflicts since. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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Pataxo Indian men perform a traditional fight during the indigenous games in Cuiaba, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Around 1,600 Indians from 48 tribes are celebrating Brazil's indigenous cultures during the 12th edition of the Games of the Indigenous People, which runs until Nov. 16. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Children who survived Typhoon Haiyan play on top of the ruins of their destroyed primary school in Guiuan, Philippines on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard on Friday, destroying tens of thousands of buildings and displacing at least a half-million people.(AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
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President Barack Obama speaks about his signature health care law, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama intends to permit continued sale of individual insurance plans that have been canceled because they failed to meet coverage standards under the health care law, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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A survivor walks outside the Tacloban City Convention Center known as the Astrodome Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, where hundreds of displaced typhoon survivors have set up makeshift living quarters throughout the complex's once bustling shops and popular basketball court. For the thousands of people jamming the Tacloban City Astrodome, the great halls with a solid roof was a heaven-sent refuge when Typhoon Haiyan rammed eastern Philippines on Friday. Evacuated from their homes along the coast in time, they had a place to hide from the furious winds and gigantic water surge. But along with shelter, their constant companion now is misery and hunger. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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A man stands amid military graves at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, in Denver, on Veterans Day, Monday Nov. 11, 2013. Across the nation, Americans are commemorating the service and sacrifice of military service members this Veterans Day. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
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Pedestrians cross an intersection at Tokyo's Ginza shopping district Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Ginza is an upscale area of the capital with luxurious boutiques, department stores and restaurants. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
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A Pakistani fan cheers for his team during the fifth cricket one-day international match of a five match series between Pakistan and South Africa at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, in Sharjah , United Arab Emirates, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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Brazilian model Yasmin Brunet wears a creation from the Auslander winter collection during Fashion Rio in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Quebec rower Mylene Paquette celebrates as she arrives in Lorient, western France, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, after a solo journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Paquette is the first North American woman to row solo across the North Atlantic. She left Halifax just over four months ago in a specially designed 7.3-metre boat propelled only by Paquette and the currents. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
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French police of the Alliance union are shrouded in smoke made by flares during a demonstration next to the National Assembly, in Paris, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Police are protesting against sharp drops in 2014 budget and poor working condition. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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Typhoon Haiyan survivors ride motorbikes through the ruins of the destroyed town of Guiuan, Philippines on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard on Friday, destroying tens of thousands of buildings and displacing at least a half-million people. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
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Alan McCosh uses a virtual receiver headset to navigate a cave as he demonstrates his creation at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Using the information provided by the museum, McCosh wrote a software that would make a museum visitor see the cave 360 degrees, above and below. With most of its 137 million objects kept behind the scenes or in a faraway museum, the Smithsonian Institution is launching a new 3D scanning and printing initiative to make more of its massive collection accessible to schools, researchers and the public worldwide. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Janet Yellen, of California, President Barack Obama's nominee to become Federal Reserve Board chair, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday Nov. 14, 2013, before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on her nomination to succeed Ben Bernanke. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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A rainbow shines over a street after a rainshower in downtown Rome, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Temperatures are expected to be dropping in the next days in Italy, after autumn started with an unusual warm and sunny weather. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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In this photo taken on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, revelers set a bull's horns on fire during the 'Toro de Jubilo' Fire Bull Festival in Medinaceli, Spain. Fire bull Festival "Toro de Jubilo" that takes place in the main square of Medinaceli is an ancient tradition from the bronze age. During the event a bull is tied to a pylon and flammable balls attached to the bull's horns are set on fire before the animal released. Revelers dodge the bull when it comes close until the flammable material is consumed. The bull is covered with a thick layer of mud on the back and face to protect it from burns. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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Miley Cyrus, left, and a dancer perform at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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A Philippine air crew member does pre-flight checks on a C-130 evacuation flight at the airport in Tacloban, central Philippines, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of people were displaced by Typhoon Haiyan, which tore across several islands in the eastern Philippines on Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
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The remains of Brazil's ousted President Joao Goulart arrive to an Air Force base in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Goulart's remains will be tested to investigate the possibility that he was killed by poisoning, due to suspicions that he may have been murdered on orders of Brazil's military regime after he was ousted in 1964. Goulart's 1976 death was ruled a heart attack, but an autopsy was never performed. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
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A man sweeps the street next to a pile of rubbish surrounding trash containers during the ninth day of a garbage collectors strike, in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Street cleaners and garbage collectors who work in the city's public parks walked off the job in a strike called by trade unions to contest the planned layoff of more than 1,000 workers. Madrid's municipal cleaning companies, which have service supply contracts with the city authorities, employ some 6,000 staff. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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Iraqi Shiite faithful worshippers re-enact the seventh century battle of Karbala during the festival of Ashoura in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. The festival of Ashoura commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala, Iraq, in the year 680 A.D. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
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The United State Capitol is seen lit by the setting sun, with a reflection in the nearly empty reflecting pool, on Capitol Hill, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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President Giorgio Napolitano, right, shows Pope Francis the Vatican flag waving on the top of the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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A Maldivian garbage collector pedals past a commercial building as election campaign banners of Mohamed Nasheed, in yellow and Yaamin Abdul Gayoom, in pink are displayed on right in Male, Maldives, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The first democratically elected president of the Maldives and the brother of the country's former autocratic ruler Mohamed Nasheed has qualified for a runoff, according to results in the island nation's presidential election. But the Supreme Court postponed Sunday's runoff by six days, setting the stage for a constitutional crisis in this tourist paradise nation, which has been buffeted by political turmoil for the past five years.(AP Photo/Sinan Hussain)
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Shiite faithful worshippers gather between the holy shrines of Imam Hussein and Imam Abbas, seen in the background, during "Muharram," an important period of mourning for Shiites in Karbala, Iraq, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. The Remembrance of Muharram marks the anniversary of the Battle of Karbala when Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad, was killed. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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Katy Perry, suspended by cables performs at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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People gather for a Veterans Day commemoration ceremony at the National Memorial Arch, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at the Valley Forge National Historical Park in Valley Forge, Pa. Across the nation, Americans are commemorating the service and sacrifice of military service members this Veterans Day. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Typhoon survivors are reflected in a puddle of rain water, as they wait for a Philippine Air Force C-130 military aircraft to evacuate them, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into several central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction and thousands of people dead.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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Lisbon municipal street cleaner Carlos Rodrigues pulls a hose as he works at Comercio square in downtown Lisbon, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Rodrigues, who earns the minimum salary in Portugal which is euro 485 ($648.9), said that his income went down by around 40 percent after salary cuts and the reduction in the number of overtime pay since 2012. Many workers, especially those on the public payroll, have endured two years of falling income and higher taxes since Portugal's euro 78 billion ($105 billion) bailout in 2011. More austerity is planned next year as Portugal's creditors and other countries using the euro currency compel Lisbon to get its finances into shape. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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A worker carrying cover-net walks past a board fence enclosing a construction site in a street in Tokyo's Ginza shopping district, Japan, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. As renewed urban-development continues in the city, many old buildings are gone and cityscape is becoming changed slowly but surely. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
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Jesse Beazley of Nicholasville, Ky., a World War II veteran and D-Day survivor salutes the flag during the national anthem on Hero's Day before an NCAA college football game between Kentucky and Missouri, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
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Pakistani Shiite Muslim boys beat their chests during a Muharram procession in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar is observed around the world for ten days of mourning in remembrance of martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
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Protesters take part in an annual march through central Warsaw city to mark the 95th anniversary of Poland's Independence Day in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Many far-right protesters gather at the annual event.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
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Boys stand on the sidelines of a meeting at the indigenous games in Cuiaba, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Around 1,600 Indians from 48 tribes are celebrating Brazil's indigenous cultures during the 12th edition of the Games of the Indigenous People, which runs until Nov. 16. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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An Indian Sikh devotee display his martial art skills during a procession held ahead of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in Bhopal, India, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. The birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh guru, will be marked on Nov. 17. (AP Photo/Rajeev Gupta)
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Director Eli Roth, right, and actress Lorenza Izzo pose for photographers during the red carpet of the movie 'The Green Inferno', at the 8th edition of the Rome International Film Festival, in Rome, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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In this July 13, 2013 photo, men laugh as they smear wet sand on themselves while sitting on a public beach in the Chorrillos neighborhood, Lima, Peru. Perus capital is a city of contrasts. It can be hospitable, orderly and picturesque when seen through the eyes of a foreign tourist. But also squalid and chaotic in the crowded impoverished peripheries of this capital of 9 million, many of them transplants from the Andean highlands. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Pakistani Ibrahim Mohammed, 42, who was displaced with his family from Pakistan's tribal region of Mohmand Agency due to fighting between the Taliban and the army, wraps himself an his son Mashal, 1, with a shawl to avoid the evening cold, while sitting in front of his home in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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A young couple standing at Lisbon's Cais das Colunas, Columns Dock, watches the cruise ship "Thomson Celebration" sail down the Tagus river at sunset Friday, Nov. 8 2013 heading for Portsmouth, England. The stone river dock was for centuries the port of entry to the city and is now a popular spot to watch the sunset for tourists and locals alike. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
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A Cambodian soldier looks at the Thai border through binoculars from an entrance of Preah Vihear Temple near the Cambodian-Thai border, about 245 kilometers (152 miles) north of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Cambodia, not Thailand, has sovereignty over a disputed promontory around the 1,000-year-old temple, the U.N.'s highest court ruled Monday in a unanimous decision on a long-simmering border dispute. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
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Iranian Shiites cover themselves with mud, during Ashoura, marking the death anniversary of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, at the city of Bijar, west of the capital Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Hussein, one of Shiite Islam's most beloved saints, was killed in a 7th century battle at Karbala, Iraq. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
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A visitor at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington passes early in the morning on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, to look at the names inscribed on the wall. Several ceremonies are scheduled in the Nation's Capitol to honor those who have served in the U.S. military including a wreath laying at Vietnam War Memorial. The Washington Monument is at right. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
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An aerial view shows the coast affected by Typhoon Haiyan Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 in Hernani, eastern Samar, central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into 6 central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction and thousands of people displaced.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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Survivors wait for aid and relief from the Philippines military along the coast affected by Typhoon Haiyan, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 in Hernani, eastern Samar, central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into 6 central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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Mohammad Ajmal 23, an Afghan street vendor waits for customers near an old Soviet tank in Sorubi district of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Nov.10, 2013. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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Gaviao Indians participate in a tug of war competition during the indigenous games in Cuiaba, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Around 1,600 Indians from 48 tribes are celebrating Brazil's indigenous cultures during the 12th edition of the Games of the Indigenous People, which runs until Nov. 16. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Cyclists pass through a lane covered with leaves in a park in Amsterdam, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. The Netherlands are experiencing unusually mild autumn temperatures. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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Light from the setting sun reflects off a building in downtown Newark, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Two people walk among the headstones surrounding a tree in autumn colors at Tyne Cot Cemetery in Zonnebeke, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Tyne Cot is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world in terms of burials, with 11, 956 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan walk amid ruins of their homes in Maraboth, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard on Friday, destroying tens of thousands of buildings and displacing hundreds of thousands of people. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
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A Syrian flag is planted amid rubble in the town of Hejeira in the countryside of Damascus which Syrian troops captured on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 as the government forged ahead with a military offensive that already has taken four other opposition strongholds south of the capital. Syrian troops captured a contested suburb of Damascus on Wednesday as the government forged ahead with a punishing military offensive that already has taken four other opposition strongholds south of the capital, state media said.(AP Photo)
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Stavros Akis, 26, of Miami Beach, Fla., who goes by the stage name of Athena Dion, applies make-up before performing in a Sunday brunch drag queen show, called the Brunchic, at the Palace South Beach restaurant and bar on Ocean Drive, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Miami Beach, Fla. The show was recently extended from Sunday brunch to include Saturday brunch as well, which will be named the "Breakfast Club" series. The Palace South Beach is now in its 25th year, and is popular with the gay and lesbian community. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 photo, Abu Abdullah Hourani, 27, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, at the Zaatari refugee camp near the Syrian border. In the bustling marketplace of this sprawling camp for Syrian refugees, a mosque preacher appeals to worshippers to join their countrymen in the fight to topple President Bashar Assad. In another corner of the Zaatari camp, two men draped in the Syrian rebel flag call on refugees through loudspeakers to sign up for military training. Rebels in the camp freely acknowledge recruiting fighters in the camp in a drive that has increased since the summer. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)
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The illuminated Greek Parliament building ahead of the Nov. 14 World Diabetes Day, is reflected on a rain-soaked pavement as a couple wait to cross a street in Athens on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. (Petros Giannakouris)
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Survivors pass by two large boats after they were washed ashore by strong waves caused by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction and hundreds of people dead. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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Iranian Shiites cover themselves with mud during Ashoura, marking the death anniversary of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, at the city of Bijar, west of the capital Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Hussein, one of Shiite Islam's most beloved saints, was killed in a 7th century battle at Karbala, Iraq. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
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Injured Transportation Security Administration officer James Speer, right, walks with his wife Lynn after a public memorial service for TSA officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was killed by a rampaging gunman at the Los Angeles International Airport, on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Los Angeles. Hundreds of colleagues of Hernandez celebrated his life Tuesday at an emotional service that included prayers, song and memories of a cheerful man who colleagues said cherished his family. Speer was injured in the shooting. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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A fire bull chases a reveler during the 'Toro de Jubilo' Fire Bull Festival in Medinaceli, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013,. Fire bull Festival "Toro de Jubilo" that takes place in the main square of Medinaceli is an ancient tradition from the bronze age. During the event a bull is tied to a pylon and flammable balls attached to the bull's horns are set on fire before the animal released. Revelers dodge the bull when it comes close until the flammable material is consumed. The bull is covered with a thick layer of mud on the back and face to protect it from burns. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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A man waits for the bus in front of an office building downtown Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Traffic slows almost to a standstill during the evening rush hour as many Romanians favor the usage of personal vehicles instead of public transport.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Afghan refugee Hasanat Mohammed, 5, poses for a picture while standing outside his home in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Pakistan hosts over 1.6 million registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, according to the U.N. refugee agency, thousands of them still live without electricity, running water and other basic services. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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Pakistani electricity company workers repair wires on a pole on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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Serbian army soldiers take part in a ceremony marking Armistice Day at the French military cemetery in Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Nov. 11 marks the signing of the truce that ended the fighting in World War I and for remembering the soldiers killed in the war. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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Babes Malan, 38, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who goes by the stage name of Ashley Blake, holds a handful of dollar bills given to her while performing during a Sunday brunch drag queen show, called the Brunchic, at the Palace South Beach restaurant and bar on Ocean Drive, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Miami Beach, Fla. The show was recently extended from Sunday brunch to include Saturday brunch as well, which will be named the "Breakfast Club" series. The Palace South Beach is now in its 25th year, and is popular with the gay and lesbian community. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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A man carries a decorated human skull or "natita" inside the Cementerio General chapel during the Natitas Festival celebrations in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. The Roman Catholic church considers the skull festival to be pagan, but it doesnt prohibit people from participating in it. Mass was not being held at the chapel on Friday, but a bowl of holy water was left out so people could bless the skulls they were carrying in the ritual celebrated a week after Day of the Dead. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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Typhoon Haiyan survivors help carry USAID donated food after a U.S. military helicopter unloaded it in the destroyed town of Guiuan, Philippines on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Aid was beginning to reach some of the half-million people displaced by Typhoon Haiyan that tore across several islands in eastern Philippines six days ago, killing thousands of people. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
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Shiite faithful worshippers gather between the holy shrines of Imam Abbas and Imam Hussein, seen in the background, during Muharram, an important period of mourning for Shiites in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. The remembrance of Muharram marks the anniversary of the Battle of Karbala when Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad, was killed. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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School children walk on a road between fields covered with volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Kebayaken, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. The rumbling volcano has forced more than 1,000 people living on its slopes to relocate to temporary shelters amid fears of major eruptions. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
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Mount Washington is covered in snow Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 in this photo taken from Bartlett, N.H. In the last 24-hours the top of the mountain has reached temperatures of four-below zero with wind gusts up to 81 miles per hour with a peak wind chill of 40-below zero, with freezing fog and blowing snow. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
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Indian camel herders sit near their camels during the annual cattle fair in Pushkar, in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Pushkar, located on the banks of Pushkar Lake, is a popular Hindu pilgrimage spot that is also frequented by foreign tourists who come to the town for the annual cattle fair and camel races. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
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With a tattoo that reads in Chinese "warrior" on his face, Jerral Hancock, a 27-year-old Iraq war veteran who lost his left arm and is paralyzed from the waist down in a bomb explosion in Iraq, drinks soda with the help of his stepfather Dirrick Benjamin at his mobile home on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Lancaster, Calif. The seniors in Jamie Goodreau's high school history class learned Hancock was stuck in a modest mobile home for months, unable to travel the 70 miles to the nearest VA hospital in Los Angeles to have his bedsores treated or his rotting teeth fixed. Goodreau's students, who each year raise a few thousand dollars for veterans, decided to make Hancock their cause. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Young survivors of Typhoon Haiyan play with fallen power lines near a damaged school in Guiuan, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard on Friday, destroying tens of thousands of buildings and displacing at least a half-million people. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
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Pakistani women sort rice during the harvest on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
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Lebanese Shiite Muslim men, listen to the story of the death of Imam Hussein, during Ashoura in Beirut's southern suburbs, Lebanon, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Ashoura marks the anniversary of the death in the seventh century of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson Imam Hussein. His death in a battle outside of the Iraqi city of Karbala sealed Islam's historical Sunni-Shiite split, which still bedevils the Middle East. Ashoura is one of the holiest days of the Muslim Shiite calendar. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
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An Indian Air force official waits for helicopters to perform a display as signal smoke raises behind during raising day celebrations of the Sainik School in Goalpara, Assam state, India, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. The Sainik Schools are a system of schools established with the objective of preparing students to lead as officers in the Defense Services of the country. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
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A drunken reveler in a Gorilla costume takes a rest while a masked lady passes by in Cologne, Germany, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Tens of thousands of carnival supporters celebrated the traditional beginning of the carnival season in Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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A view of the newly-opened ice rink at Somerset House in central London, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. The ice rink, which has become an annual event in the last few years, will be open for the festive period from Nov. 14, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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An Afghan Shiite beats himself with chains and blades in a ritual ahead of the Ashura holiday outside the Abul Fazel Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. At this shrine two years ago during the same celebration, a suicide bomber killed scores of worshippers. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
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