World in Pictures: 15 November 2011

By Maureen O'Hare REUTERS/Andrew Burton
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Police raid Occupy Wall Street camp

What? A protester affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement pours liquid over the eyes of another fellow protester to ease the pain from pepper spray during an unannounced raid by the New York City Police Department outside Zuccotti Park in New York, in the early hours of this morning.

Where?Zuccotti Park, New York City, USA

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REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Bishops in Baltimore

What? An attendee waits in a hotel lobby while holding rosary beads at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore, Maryland.

Where?Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad
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Islamic Fashion Festival

What? A model presents earrings and a necklace by Jaipore Jewels during the 'Oriental Charm' Islamic Fashion Festival.

Where? Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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REUTERS/Insiya Syed
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Mass marriage ceremony

What? Sanjay, 25, wears a turban as he sits beside his wife Jasoda, 16, during a mass marriage ceremony in Karachi. A total of 80 couples from the Hindu community across Pakistan took wedding vows during the mass wedding ceremony organized by the Pakistan Hindu Council.

Where?Karachi, Pakistan

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REUTERS/Joaquin Sarmiento
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Independence Beauty Pageant, Colombia

What? Beauty queens wait in a hotel room before the crowning event of Miss Independence Queen in Cartagena. The port city of Cartagena hosts two beauty pageants at the same time, namely the National Beauty Pageant for women from all over the country and the Independence Beauty Pageant for women from the poor and middle-class neighborhoods of Cartagena.

Where?Cartagena, Colombia

Want more? National Beauty Pageant, Cartagena |Independence Beauty Pageant, Cartagena

REUTERS/David Gray
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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei

What? Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei walks to the door of his home after talking to his lawyers in Beijing. Ai vowed last week to fight tax evasion charges "to the death," after the government ordered a company linked to him to pay 15 million yuan (US$2.4 million) in back taxes and fines. The 54-year-old artist, who has been a thorn in the government's side for his satirical art and criticism of contemporary China, was detained without charge for 81 days this year in a move that drew criticism from Western governments.

Where? Beijing, China

Want more? Ai Weiwei hit with tax evasion charges | See pictures of Ai Weiwei's work

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Amputee football

What? The goalie of an amputee soccer team makes a save during a practice session in Mazatlan. Twelve players from the state of Sinaloa, all of whom had lost their limbs in traffic accidents, are training for the 2012 Amputee Football World Cup hosted by Iran.

Where?Mazatlan, Mexico

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Brad Pitt in Seoul

What? US actor Brad Pitt arrives at a news conference to promote his film Moneyball at a theatre in Seoul. The film opens in South Korea on Thursday.

Where?Seoul, South Korea

Want more? See more pictures of Brad Pitt |Moneyball

REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta
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2011 Para Pan American Games

What? Amy Chapman of the US gets ready to compete in the 100m Butterfly S9 at the Guadalajara 2011 Para Pan American Games.

Where?Guadalajara, Mexico

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Baby giraffe

What? A one-day-old giraffe calf stands next to its mother Dikla, in their enclosure at the Ramat Gan Safari, an open-air zoo.

Where?Tel Aviv, Israel

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