World in Pictures: 18 November 2011

By Maureen O'Hare REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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London at night

What? Light trails shine from a passing bus in front of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in London.

Where? London, England

Want more? Big Ben | History of the London bus

REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov
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Russian ballet

What? Bolshoi ballet dancer Maria Alash leaves the stage during a rehearsal of Tchaikovsky's ballet 'The Sleeping Beauty' at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. The ballet premieres on November 18.

Where?Moscow, Russia

Want more? 'The Sleeping Beauty' at the Bolshoi Theatre | Tchaikovsky

REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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A US soldier at rest

What? US Sergeant Taylor Hollingsworth of the 2nd Platoon C Company 9th Engineer Battalion COP Dash Towp rests during a patrol as part of their overall security and disruption insurgency mission.

Where? Wardak province, eastern Afghanistan

Want more? Latest news on the US in Afghanistan | History of US relations with Afghanistan

REUTERS/John Kolesidis
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Anniversary rally in Athens

What? A riot policeman kicks a tear gas canister towards an anniversary rally commemorating a 1973 student uprising against the then military junta, in Athens. Greek police fired tear gas against black-clad youths protesting against austerity on Thursday, one day after a national unity government took office charged with imposing painful tax rises and spending cuts to save Greece from bankruptcy.

Where? Athens, Greece

Want more? Latest news on the Greek protests | 1973 student uprising in Athens

REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa
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Thai evacuees

What? Flood victims sleep in a sports hall turned into a collective centre for people evacuated from flooded areas in Bangkok.

Where? Bangkok, Thailand

Want more? Latest on the Thailand floods |What caused the Thailand floods?

REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Occupy Wall Street

What? An Occupy Wall Street demonstrator is arrested by New York City Police during what protest organizers called a 'Day of Action' in New York. Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters marched through New York's financial district toward the stock exchange on Thursday to protest economic inequality at the heart of American capitalism.

Where?New York, USA

Want more? Latest news on Occupy Wall Street |The Occupy movement

REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly
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Pope's visit to Benin

What? A woman prays beside a statue at Notre Dame cathedral in Benin's economic capital Cotonou. Pope Benedict will visit the cathedral on Friday at the start of a three-day visit to Benin, his second trip as pontiff to Africa after visiting Cameroon and Angola in 2009.

Where? Cotonou, Benin

Want more? Pope's visit to Benin | Travel guide to Benin

REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo
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Spanish general elections

What? Spain's centre-right People's Party (Partido Popular) leader Mariano Rajoy jumps after finishing his speech during a campaign rally in Seville. Spaniards will head to the polls for general elections on November 20.

Where? Seville, Spain

Want more? Spanish general elections |Partido Popular

REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko
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'Most Professional Police Officer' award ceremony

What? Alexandra Bayeva sings during the 'Most Professional Police Officer' award ceremony in the southern Russian city of Stavropol.

Where? Stavropol, Russia

Want more? 'Most Professional Police Officer' award ceremony | Ranks in the Russian police

REUTERS/Paul Hackett
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The world's largest 3D painting

What? Actors pose with gym equipment on what the Guinness World Records bills as the world's largest 3D painting, at Canary Wharf in London. British artist Joe Hill's creation measures in excess of 1120 square metres (12,000 square feet), breaking records for the longest and largest surface area 3D painting, according to Guinness.

Where?Canary Wharf, London, England

Want more? World's largest 3D painting |UK artist Joe Hill