World in Pictures: 23 November 2011

By Maureen O'Hare REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A mink near Minsk

What? A mink looks out of its cage at a fur farm near the town of Kalinkovichi, some 220 km southeast of Minsk. About 150,000 pelts will be produced at the farm this year, the farm's director said.

Where? Kalinkovichi, Belarus

Want more? The mink farm industry | Find out more about minks

REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Gaga's Workshop

What? Lady Gaga looks on during a ribbon cutting ceremony to launch Gaga's Workshop at Barneys department store in New York. The Workshop is a holiday retail experience representing Lady Gaga's reinterpretation of Santa's workshop.

Where? New York, USA

Want more? Gaga's Workshop at Barneys | World's most famous department stores

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An elephant's eye

What? An elephant decorated with ornaments closes its eye during the start of an annual temple festival at Tripunithura in the southern Indian city of Kochi. The eight-day-long temple festival features a colourful procession of decorated elephants and drum concerts.

Where? Kochi, India

Want more? Temple festival at Tripunithura | See more pictures of elephants

REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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Hungarian ballet

What? Ballet dancers perform during a rehearsal of the Negative Variate idea by Moholy-Nagy in Budapest.

Where? Budapest, Hungary

Want more? Negative Variate idea by Moholy-Nagy | Ballet

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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US Republican presidential candidates

What? US Republican presidential candidates former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (left) and former US House Speaker Newt Gingrich listen to businessman Herman Cain during the CNN GOP National Security debate in Washington.

Where? Washington, USA

Want more? US Republican presidential candidates | CNN GOP National Security debate

REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Protests in Tahrir Square

What? Protesters protect themselves against tear gas during clashes with riot police in a side street near Tahrir Square.

Where? Cairo, Egypt

Want more? Latest on the protests in Tahrir Square | Arab Spring

REUTERS/Mohsin Raza
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Art in Lahore

What? A driver re-assembles his truck, decorated with art, after unloading supplies at a market in Lahore.

Where? Lahore, Pakistan

Want more? Pakistani art |Art history for beginners

REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Left-wing Israeli demonstrators

What? Left-wing Israeli demonstrators, one of them in a self-styled ultra-nationalist bandanna, protest against legislation they regard as anti-democratic in Tel Aviv. An amendment to a bill which would increase the amount paid as compensation in a libel suit passed its first reading on Monday, and two other bills awaiting ratification would give parliament some control over appointments to Israel's Supreme Court.

Where? Tel Aviv, Israel

Want more? Protests in Tel Aviv |Israel's Supreme Court

REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Spacecraft landing

What? An aerial view shows vehicles with their headlights on converging on the Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft carrying ISS crew members, US astronaut Michael Fossum, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov and Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, after the spacecraft landed near the town of Arkalyk.

Where? Arkalyk, northern Kazakhstan

Want more? Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft landing |History of space travel

REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta
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Farmer with a bidi

What? Farmer Noor Din, 53, smokes a bidi, or an Indian leaf cigarette, in front of saccharum grass on the outskirts of Jammu.

Where? Jammu, Kashmir

Want more? What is a bidi? | What is saccharum grass?