World in Pictures: 04 November 2011

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Occupy Oakland

What? A demonstrator waves a flag as rubbish burns at the Occupy Oakland demonstration in California, where police in riot gear clashed with protesters in Oakland in the early morning following a day of largely peaceful protests against economic inequality and police brutality, firing tear gas into the crowd.

Where? Oakland, California

Want more? Occupy Oakland | Occupy movement

REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov
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Russia relives history

What? Russian servicemen in historical uniforms take part in rehearsals for a military parade rehearsal in Red Square, to mark the 70th anniversary of a historical parade in 1941 when Soviet soldiers marched through Red Square, towards the front lines during World War II.

Where? Moscow, Russia

Want more? Red Square | Russia in WWII

REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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Clown protest

What? An anti-G20 demonstrator mocks French police during an protest against globalisation in Nice.

Where? Nice, France

Want more? G20 summit | G20 protests

REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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Changing of the guard

What? Greek presidential guards perform a change of shift in front of the parliament during a debate leading up to a vote of confidence, as political upheval over the eurozone debt crisis grips the country.

Where? Athens, Greece

Want more? Greece debt news | European Sovereign Debt Crisis

REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Fired up

What? French firefighters hold flares during a national demonstration for better working conditions.

Where? Paris, France

Want more? French firefighters protest | Distress flares

REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Glum faces

What? An unhappy-looking German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Barack Obama speak while awaiting the start of a meeting at the G20 Summit.

Where? Cannes, France

Want more? Barack Obama | Angela Merkel

REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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What? Kiara Kadlecova of the Czech Republic falls over while skating with her partner Peter Bidar during the pairs short program at the Cup of China ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating.

Where? Shanghai, China

Want more? ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating | Ice skaters falling over

REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Waist deep

What? A resident wades through waist deep flood waters past a reclining Buddha at the Wat Lokayasutharam temple in Thailand's ancient capital Ayutthaya. The months of severe flooding in Thailand have devastated large parts of the country and killed nearly 400 people.

Where? Ayutthaya, Thailand

Want more? Wat Lokayasutharam temple | 2011 Thailand floods

REUTERS/Hassan Ali
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Friday prayers

What? Muslim pilgrims gather for Friday prayers around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, as seen from the Al-Masjid al-Haram.

Where? Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Want more? Grand Mosque in Mecca | Al-Masjid al-Haram

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Ray of sunshine

What? A woman stands in a sunny spot as she takes a picture in the park of Schoenhausen Castle on a sunny autumn day in Berlin.

Where? Berlin, Germany

Want more? Schoenhausen Castle | Weather forecast