World in Pictures - 22 November

By Francis Whittaker REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Miss Earth

What? Participants from the annual Miss Earth beauty contest hold tree seedlings as they pose for the media in the Philippines. Over 90 contestants from around the world are vying for the title of Miss Earth, with this year's competition focused on environmental protection and preservation.

Where? Manila, Phillipines

Want more? Miss Earth 2011 |Pictures of beauty queens

REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Tahrir protests

What? An ambulance carries injured protesters as Egyptian demonstrators attempt to keep their distance from tear gas fired by riot police in Tahrir Square. Police have been clashing with protesters demanding an end to army rule and morgue officials said the death toll had risen to 33, with many victims having been shot, in what is the worst violence since the uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak.

Where? Cairo, Egypt

Want more? Tahrir Square protests - latest | Trial of Hosni Mubarak

REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov
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Medvedev and friends

What? Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (centre) poses for an informal group photograph with members of Russia's synchronised swimming and rowing teams during an awards ceremony.

Where? Outside Moscow, Russia

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REUTERS/David Moir
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Raisin Monday

What? Students from Scotland's St Andrews University, the alma mater of Prince William, participate in the traditional Raisin Monday celebrations. The tradition dates back to the early days of the university when new students would give senior students a pound (0.45kg) of raisins in gratitude for their help in adapting to university life, in exchange for a receipt written in Latin. Failure to produce such a receipt could result in a dousing in the local fountain. Nowadays the raisins have been replaced with a bottle of wine and the dousing with foam.

Where?St Andrews, Scotland

Want more? St Andrews University | Raisin Monday

REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Bangkok floods

What? A man smokes a cigarette while crouching outside his flooded home in a slum in the outskirts of Bangkok. The waters have killed more than 500 people and affected about 2 million since late July, with tens of thousands relocated or sheltering in evacuation centres after their homes and businesses were engulfed.

Where? Bangkok, Thailand

Want more? Latest: Bangkok floods |Worst floods in history

REUTERS/Saad Shalash
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Boy confronts militant

What? An Iraqi boy is taken away after confronting a suspected militant, who has been accused of killing his father at the height of the sectarian slaughter in 2006-07, during a presentation to the media at Iraq's Interior Ministry. A total of 22 suspected militants were presented to the media ahead of their trial.

Where? Baghdad, Iraq

Want more? Militants in Iraq | What next for Iraq?

REUTERS/Toby Melville
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ATP World Tour Finals

What? Spanish tennis star David Ferrer serves during his singles match against Andy Murray at the ATP World Tour Finals at London's O2 Arena.

Where? London, UK

Want more? David Ferrer | ATP World Tour Finals 2011

REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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Chile unrest

What? Demonstrators run from a police water cannon during a protest against the launch on a book on retired Chilean Brigadier Miguel Krassnoff. The book is said to celebrate Krassnoff's work while he was in the Chilean secret police at the time of President Augusto Pinochet's regime. Krassnoff is currently serving 144 years in prison from 23 sentences for the kidnap, torture and murder of Pinochet's opponents.

Where? Santiago, Chile

Want more? Latest: Chile protests | Who is Miguel Krassnoff?

REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma
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Coal toothpaste

What? A woman living in a slum near New Delhi's Ghazipur landfill uses coal to brush her teeth. Just a few kilometres from the impressive Akshardham Temple, where Indian and foreign tourists flock to see the structure's sandstone and marble work, the 29-hectare, slum-surrounded Ghazipur landfill seems a world apart.

Where? New Delhi, India

Want more? Poverty in New Delhi | Akshardham Temple

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Hainan gibbon

What? A Hainan gibbon, the world's rarest primate and one of just 23 believed to be remaining in the wild, hangs from a branch in a rainforest in the Chinese province of Hainan. According to a Greenpeace study, Hainan province's rainforests, home to the Hainan gibbon, have been disappearing at a rate of around 400,000 square metres every two days for the past ten years because of illegal logging and plantation establishment.

Where? Hainan, China

Want more? Hainan gibbon | World's most endangered species