World in Pictures: 11 November 2011

By Tom Phillips REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang
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Elephant celebration

What? Mahouts ride on top of their elephants during celebrations for the annual Loy Krathong festival in Thailand - a symbolic apology to the goddess of the river - after floodwater recede at Ayutthaya province.

Where? Ayutthaya province, Thailand

Want more? Krathong festival | 2011 Thailand floods

REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Ready for Launch

What? The Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft is lifted to its launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome, from where it will carry the crew of U.S. astronaut Daniel Burbank and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin to the International Space Station on November 14.

Where? Baikonur, Kazakhstan

Want more? Soyuz | International Space Station

REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Smog

What? Buildings in Beijing are pictured on a day with heavy haze and smog, as environment officials said today that China's air pollution standards are not good enough.

Where? Beijing, China

Want more? Air pollution | Environment in China

REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Flare

What? Fans of football team El Zamalek celebrate during a match against Atletico Madrid at Cairo Stadium, organised as part of the club's centenary celebrations.

Where? Cairo, Egypt

Want more? El Zamalek | Football in Egypt

REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa
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Floodwaters

What? A woman carrying a basket of papayas tries to avoid floodwaters while walking through a vegetable market in Bangkok.

Where? Bangkok, Thailand

Want more? Bangkok markets | Papayas

REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
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Steelwork

What? A steel-worker is pictured at a furnace at the plant of German steel company Salzgitter AG in Lower Saxony.

Where? Salzgitter, Germany

Want more? Steel manufacturing | Lower Saxony

REUTERS/China Daily
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Mine rescue

What? Rescuers take a break outside a coal mine after a gas leak accident in Shizong county, which left at least 21 miners dead and 22 still trapped underground.

Where? Shizong county, Yunnan province, China

Want more? China mine gas leak news | Mining in China

REUTERS/Ina Fassbender
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Dog nose

What? A dog dressed in a costume is pictured in the streets at the start of the carnival in Cologne.

Where? Cologne, Germany

Want more? Dogs in costumes | Cologne Carnival

REUTERS/Fredy Builes
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Eraser

What? A student holding a pencil tries to 'erase' riot police during a demonstration against education reform in Colombia.

Where? Bogota, Colombia

Want more? Colombia student protests | Erasers

REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Remembrance

What? A veteran attends an Armistice Day ceremony marking the 93rd anniversary of the end of World War I.

Where? Brussels, Belgium

Want more? Armistice Day | World War I