Edition:
International
Pictures | Fri Nov 18, 2011 | 3:35pm EST

Photos of the week

<p>Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement kiss while standing on top of a bus stop during an unannounced raid by the New York City Police Department outside Zuccotti Park in New York, in the early hours of November 15, 2011. Police wearing helmets and carrying shields evicted protesters with the Occupy Wall Street movement early on Tuesday from the park in New York City's financial district where they have camped since September. REUTERS/Andrew Burton </p>

Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement kiss while standing on top of a bus stop during an unannounced raid by the New York City Police Department outside Zuccotti Park in New York, in the early hours of November 15, 2011. Police...more

Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement kiss while standing on top of a bus stop during an unannounced raid by the New York City Police Department outside Zuccotti Park in New York, in the early hours of November 15, 2011. Police wearing helmets and carrying shields evicted protesters with the Occupy Wall Street movement early on Tuesday from the park in New York City's financial district where they have camped since September. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Close
1 / 20
<p>Beauty queens wait at a hotel room before the crowning event of Miss Independence Queen in Cartagena, Colombia, November 13, 2011. 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. REUTERS/Joaquin Sarmiento </p>

Beauty queens wait at a hotel room before the crowning event of Miss Independence Queen in Cartagena, Colombia, November 13, 2011. The port city of Cartagena hosts two beauty pageants at the same time, namely the National Beauty Pageant for women...more

Beauty queens wait at a hotel room before the crowning event of Miss Independence Queen in Cartagena, Colombia, November 13, 2011. 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. REUTERS/Joaquin Sarmiento

Close
2 / 20
<p>An attendee waits in a hotel lobby while holding rosary beads at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore, Maryland November 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

An attendee waits in a hotel lobby while holding rosary beads at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore, Maryland November 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

An attendee waits in a hotel lobby while holding rosary beads at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore, Maryland November 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Close
3 / 20
<p>Protesters force open the door of the National Assembly Debate hall during a demonstration in Kuwait City November 16, 2011. Kuwait's emir ordered security forces to take all necessary measures to safeguard "public order" after protesters stormed parliament to demand the resignation of the prime minister. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Protesters force open the door of the National Assembly Debate hall during a demonstration in Kuwait City November 16, 2011. Kuwait's emir ordered security forces to take all necessary measures to safeguard "public order" after protesters stormed...more

Protesters force open the door of the National Assembly Debate hall during a demonstration in Kuwait City November 16, 2011. Kuwait's emir ordered security forces to take all necessary measures to safeguard "public order" after protesters stormed parliament to demand the resignation of the prime minister. REUTERS/Stringer

Close
4 / 20
<p>Shakeel Sheikh, 24, wears his gloves as he prepares to kill rats outside a slaughter house in Mumbai October 19, 2011. About 44 night rat killers are employed by pest control department of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to kill the rodents in the city. Employees of the pest control department get a salary of 15,000 to 17,000 Indian Rupees ($294 to 333) while the contract labourers are paid 5 Indian rupees ($0.10) per rat they kill. The rat killers are expected to kill at least 30 rodents per night and hand over the carcasses to civic officials in the morning. If they fall short by even one rodent, they are expected to make it up the next night else they stand to lose a day's pay. Mumbai is the only city in the world which employs full-time night right killers.  REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui </p>

Shakeel Sheikh, 24, wears his gloves as he prepares to kill rats outside a slaughter house in Mumbai October 19, 2011. About 44 night rat killers are employed by pest control department of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to kill the rodents...more

Shakeel Sheikh, 24, wears his gloves as he prepares to kill rats outside a slaughter house in Mumbai October 19, 2011. About 44 night rat killers are employed by pest control department of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to kill the rodents in the city. Employees of the pest control department get a salary of 15,000 to 17,000 Indian Rupees ($294 to 333) while the contract labourers are paid 5 Indian rupees ($0.10) per rat they kill. The rat killers are expected to kill at least 30 rodents per night and hand over the carcasses to civic officials in the morning. If they fall short by even one rodent, they are expected to make it up the next night else they stand to lose a day's pay. Mumbai is the only city in the world which employs full-time night right killers. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Close
5 / 20
<p>Michigan State Spartans center Adreian Payne (5) goes to the basket against North Carolina Tar Heels forward John Henson (31) at the NCAA Carrier Classic men's college basketball game on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in Coronado California November 11 , 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Michigan State Spartans center Adreian Payne (5) goes to the basket against North Carolina Tar Heels forward John Henson (31) at the NCAA Carrier Classic men's college basketball game on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in Coronado...more

Michigan State Spartans center Adreian Payne (5) goes to the basket against North Carolina Tar Heels forward John Henson (31) at the NCAA Carrier Classic men's college basketball game on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in Coronado California November 11 , 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Close
6 / 20
<p>A Bolshoi ballet dancer is seen backstage during a rehearsal of Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Sleeping Beauty" at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow November 16, 2011.  REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov </p>

A Bolshoi ballet dancer is seen backstage during a rehearsal of Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Sleeping Beauty" at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow November 16, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

A Bolshoi ballet dancer is seen backstage during a rehearsal of Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Sleeping Beauty" at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow November 16, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

Close
7 / 20
<p>Artist Liu Bolin demonstrates an art installation by blending in with vegetables displayed on the shelves at a supermarket in Beijing November 10, 2011. Liu, also known as the 'Vanishing Artist', started practising being "invisible" by means of optical illusions more than six years ago. REUTERS/China Daily </p>

Artist Liu Bolin demonstrates an art installation by blending in with vegetables displayed on the shelves at a supermarket in Beijing November 10, 2011. Liu, also known as the 'Vanishing Artist', started practising being "invisible" by means of...more

Artist Liu Bolin demonstrates an art installation by blending in with vegetables displayed on the shelves at a supermarket in Beijing November 10, 2011. Liu, also known as the 'Vanishing Artist', started practising being "invisible" by means of optical illusions more than six years ago. REUTERS/China Daily

Close
8 / 20
<p>People gather at a market in the Akpakpa neighborhood of Benin's capital Cotonou, November 16, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

People gather at a market in the Akpakpa neighborhood of Benin's capital Cotonou, November 16, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

People gather at a market in the Akpakpa neighborhood of Benin's capital Cotonou, November 16, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Close
9 / 20
<p>An aide peeks in the committee room door as Democratic members of the 'super committee' wrap up a meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington November 16, 2011. With a deadline less than a week away, members of a 12-member "super committee" tasked with finding $1.2 trillion in budget savings confronted the same barriers that have thwarted earlier efforts to rein in the growing national debt. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst </p>

An aide peeks in the committee room door as Democratic members of the 'super committee' wrap up a meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington November 16, 2011. With a deadline less than a week away, members of a 12-member "super committee" tasked with...more

An aide peeks in the committee room door as Democratic members of the 'super committee' wrap up a meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington November 16, 2011. With a deadline less than a week away, members of a 12-member "super committee" tasked with finding $1.2 trillion in budget savings confronted the same barriers that have thwarted earlier efforts to rein in the growing national debt. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Close
10 / 20
<p>A suspected loyalist of Muammar Gaddafi leans against a wall inside a jail in Tripoli November 17, 2011. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem </p>

A suspected loyalist of Muammar Gaddafi leans against a wall inside a jail in Tripoli November 17, 2011. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A suspected loyalist of Muammar Gaddafi leans against a wall inside a jail in Tripoli November 17, 2011. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Close
11 / 20
<p>Submerged vehicles are seen at the Honda factory in Ayutthaya province November 14, 2011. Clean-up work is under way at four industrial estates in Thailand's central Ayutthaya province as water has receded after devastating floods last month, and some factories are already back at work, officials said on Monday. Honda Motor Co, the hardest hit of the Japanese car firms, said it would take longer for its production to be up and running again. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

Submerged vehicles are seen at the Honda factory in Ayutthaya province November 14, 2011. Clean-up work is under way at four industrial estates in Thailand's central Ayutthaya province as water has receded after devastating floods last month, and...more

Submerged vehicles are seen at the Honda factory in Ayutthaya province November 14, 2011. Clean-up work is under way at four industrial estates in Thailand's central Ayutthaya province as water has receded after devastating floods last month, and some factories are already back at work, officials said on Monday. Honda Motor Co, the hardest hit of the Japanese car firms, said it would take longer for its production to be up and running again. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Close
12 / 20
<p>A woman walks with her child in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro November 14, 2011. Three thousand troops backed by helicopters and armored vehicles occupied Rio de Janeiro's largest slum without firing a shot on Sunday, the biggest step in the Brazilian city's bid to improve security and end the reign of drug gangs. The occupation of Rocinha, a notorious hillside "favela" that overlooks some of Rio's swankiest areas, is a crucial part of the city's preparations to host soccer's World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics two years later. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes </p>

A woman walks with her child in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro November 14, 2011. Three thousand troops backed by helicopters and armored vehicles occupied Rio de Janeiro's largest slum without firing a shot on Sunday, the biggest step in the...more

A woman walks with her child in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro November 14, 2011. Three thousand troops backed by helicopters and armored vehicles occupied Rio de Janeiro's largest slum without firing a shot on Sunday, the biggest step in the Brazilian city's bid to improve security and end the reign of drug gangs. The occupation of Rocinha, a notorious hillside "favela" that overlooks some of Rio's swankiest areas, is a crucial part of the city's preparations to host soccer's World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics two years later. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Close
13 / 20
<p>President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard walk from their joint press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, November 16, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed </p>

President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard walk from their joint press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, November 16, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed

President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard walk from their joint press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, November 16, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Close
14 / 20
<p>Flood victims sleep in a sports hall turned into collective centre for people evacuated from flooded areas in Bangkok November 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa </p>

Flood victims sleep in a sports hall turned into collective centre for people evacuated from flooded areas in Bangkok November 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa

Flood victims sleep in a sports hall turned into collective centre for people evacuated from flooded areas in Bangkok November 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa

Close
15 / 20
<p>A Palestinian stone-thrower jumps to avoid tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes at a weekly protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah November 18, 2011. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman </p>

A Palestinian stone-thrower jumps to avoid tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes at a weekly protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah November 18, 2011. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

A Palestinian stone-thrower jumps to avoid tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes at a weekly protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah November 18, 2011. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Close
16 / 20
<p>A worker gestures to his colleague after he tied up sacks of material at a residential construction site in Shanghai November 17, 2011. Average housing inflation in China's 70 major cities dropped to 2.8 percent in October from a year earlier, down from September's 3.5 percent, according to Reuters calculations using official data published on Friday. REUTERS/Aly Song </p>

A worker gestures to his colleague after he tied up sacks of material at a residential construction site in Shanghai November 17, 2011. Average housing inflation in China's 70 major cities dropped to 2.8 percent in October from a year earlier, down...more

A worker gestures to his colleague after he tied up sacks of material at a residential construction site in Shanghai November 17, 2011. Average housing inflation in China's 70 major cities dropped to 2.8 percent in October from a year earlier, down from September's 3.5 percent, according to Reuters calculations using official data published on Friday. REUTERS/Aly Song

Close
17 / 20
<p>An ethnic Miao minority man shaves another villager's head with a sickle in the village of Basha in Congjiang county, Guizhou province, China, November 16, 2011. The village, with a branch of ethnic Miao minority of about 2,100 in population, is believed to be the last village authorized by the government to keep guns. The Basha men used to make their living as hunters with guns on their shoudles and knives on their waist. But nowadays their tradition has become a way to boost tourism, local media reported. REUTERS/Sheng Li </p>

An ethnic Miao minority man shaves another villager's head with a sickle in the village of Basha in Congjiang county, Guizhou province, China, November 16, 2011. The village, with a branch of ethnic Miao minority of about 2,100 in population, is...more

An ethnic Miao minority man shaves another villager's head with a sickle in the village of Basha in Congjiang county, Guizhou province, China, November 16, 2011. The village, with a branch of ethnic Miao minority of about 2,100 in population, is believed to be the last village authorized by the government to keep guns. The Basha men used to make their living as hunters with guns on their shoudles and knives on their waist. But nowadays their tradition has become a way to boost tourism, local media reported. REUTERS/Sheng Li

Close
18 / 20
<p>Yang Weihao (L), 9, reacts in pain as his mother cleans his face at their home in Zhuanji town, Anhui province, China, November 15, 2011. Yang was severely burnt in a fire in June and has to wear a surgical mask and a pair of gloves to prevent the wounds from becoming infected. He has had two skin-graft surgeries but stopped treatment due to a lack of funds, according to local media. Yang's family said a local hospital has agreed to treat Yang for free after learning of his plight.  REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Yang Weihao (L), 9, reacts in pain as his mother cleans his face at their home in Zhuanji town, Anhui province, China, November 15, 2011. Yang was severely burnt in a fire in June and has to wear a surgical mask and a pair of gloves to prevent the...more

Yang Weihao (L), 9, reacts in pain as his mother cleans his face at their home in Zhuanji town, Anhui province, China, November 15, 2011. Yang was severely burnt in a fire in June and has to wear a surgical mask and a pair of gloves to prevent the wounds from becoming infected. He has had two skin-graft surgeries but stopped treatment due to a lack of funds, according to local media. Yang's family said a local hospital has agreed to treat Yang for free after learning of his plight. REUTERS/Stringer

Close
19 / 20
<p>Sanjay (R), 25, wears a turban as he sits beside his wife Jasoda, 16, during a mass marriage ceremony in Karachi November 12, 2011. 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. REUTERS/Insiya Syed </p>

Sanjay (R), 25, wears a turban as he sits beside his wife Jasoda, 16, during a mass marriage ceremony in Karachi November 12, 2011. A total of 80 couples from the Hindu community across Pakistan took wedding vows during the mass wedding ceremony...more

Sanjay (R), 25, wears a turban as he sits beside his wife Jasoda, 16, during a mass marriage ceremony in Karachi November 12, 2011. 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. REUTERS/Insiya Syed

Close
20 / 20

Next Slideshows

Occupy's "Day of Action"

After being evicted from Zuccotti Park, hundreds of Occupy Wall St protesters marched through the financial district to protest economic inequality.

Nov 17 2011

Coal-seam controversy

Coal-seam gas is expected to bring in billions to Australia's economy, but farmers are nervous and worried as the gas lies beneath some of the country's most...

Nov 16 2011

Occupy Wall Street evicted

New York police evict Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park.

Nov 16 2011

Closing Occupy Oakland

Police move in to clear the protesters of Occupy Oakland.

Nov 14 2011

MORE IN PICTURES

Stunning views of the rare Super Flower Blood Moon eclipse

Stunning views of the rare Super Flower Blood Moon eclipse

Stargazers across Africa, Europe and the Americas look upward as a total lunar eclipse turns the moon red

India scorches under unprecedented heatwave

India scorches under unprecedented heatwave

The record high temperatures are making it unbearable for the country's vast majority of poor workers who generally work outdoors.

In pictures: Best of the Billboard Music Awards

In pictures: Best of the Billboard Music Awards

Highlights from the 2022 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.

Ukraine pushes back Russian forces from Kharkiv

Ukraine pushes back Russian forces from Kharkiv

Ukrainian troops counter-attacking against Russian forces in the country's northeast have pushed them back from the city of Kharkiv and advanced as far as the border with Russia.

Top Photos of the Day

Top Photos of the Day

Our top photos from the past 24 hours

Red carpet style at the Billboard Music Awards

Red carpet style at the Billboard Music Awards

Red carpet fashion from the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.

Reuters wins Pulitzer Prize for coverage of COVID in India

Reuters wins Pulitzer Prize for coverage of COVID in India

Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, Amit Dave and the late Danish Siddiqui, who was killed last July while on assignment covering the war in Afghanistan, won the Pulitzer for feature photography for coverage of the coronavirus pandemic's toll in India.

Our best sports photos from the weekend

Our best sports photos from the weekend

Our top action photos from around the world this weekend in sports.

Gunman kills 10 in live-streamed racial attack at supermarket in Buffalo

Gunman kills 10 in live-streamed racial attack at supermarket in Buffalo

An 18-year-old white gunman shot 10 people to death and wounded three on Saturday at a grocery store in a Black neighborhood of upstate New York, before surrendering after what authorities called an act of "racially motivated violent extremism."

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast