World in Pictures: 08 November 2011

By Tom Phillips REUTERS/China Daily
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Whale ride

What? A girl sits on a 13.9-meter-long (46-feet-long) dead gray whale, which was found dead in the sea by local fishermen and then hauled ashore in East China's Fujian province.

Where? Baiqing township, Fujian province, China

Want more? Grey Whale | Beached whales

REUTERS/Petr Josek
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Carp haul

What? Fishermen pull a net containing fish from a lake near the south Bohemian town of Trebon, during the traditional carp haul - carp is traditionally served at Czech Christmas Eve dinners.

Where? Bosilec, Czech Republic

Want more? Carp fishing | Bohemia

REUTERS/Desmond Boylan
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Breaking wave

What? Men change a flat tyre of their car on Havana's seafront boulevard as a wave crashes against it.

Where? Havana, Cuba

Want more? Malecón, Havana | How to change a car tyre

REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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What? A Nihang or Sikh warrior performs "Gatkha", a traditional form of martial arts during a religious procession held annually ahead of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the Sikh faith.

Where? Chandigarh, India

Want more? Gatkha | Guru Nanak Dev

REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Stoning the Devil

What? Muslim pilgrims cast seven stones at a pillar that symbolizes Satan during the annual hajj pilgrimage in Mina.

Where? Mina, Saudi Arabia

Want more? Stoning of the Jamarat | Hajj

REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Caballero
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Protest with a kiss

What? Demonstrators kiss as water is thrown from a building during a protest in Santiago, part of the long-running student protests for a fairer education system that have gripped Chile this year.

Where? Santiago, Chile

Want more? 2011 Chilean protests | Education system in Chile

REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa
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Nicaraguan protest

What? An opposition supporter carries a Nicaraguan flag during a protest afterNicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, a socialist former guerrilla leader of the left-wing Sandinista party, cruised to a landslide re-election victory after drawing broad support for his anti-poverty programs.

Where? Managua, Nicaragua

Want more? 2011 Nicaraguan Presidential Election | Daniel Ortega

REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky
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Arresting an idea

What? Russian police officers detain an activist during an "Occupy Old Square" protest in central Moscow, which was planned as a Russian version of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Where? Moscow, Russia

Want more? Occupy movement | Staraya Square

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Jackson's fans

What? Fans of the late singer Michael Jackson react outside the courthouse after Jackson's medic, Dr. Conrad Murray, was found guilty on Monday of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's death.

Where? Los Angeles, USA

Want more? Death of Michael Jackson | Conrad Murray trial

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Kimchi overload

What? Women make a traditional Korean dish kimchi at a charity event at the Seoul City Hall Plaza, where around 2,000 volunteers made 270 tonnes of kimchi to give away to needy people during the winter season.

Where? Seoul, South Korea

Want more? Kimchi | Korean recipes