Pakistanis, survey woods from a burning field, which was used by fruit and vegetable sellers to store their wooden boxes, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. According to the crowds at the site, the Capital Development Authority burned the field because it was used by the sellers to store their wooden boxes illegally.
Students from St Andrews University are covered in foam as they take part in the traditional 'Raisin Weekend' in the historic St Salvator's Quad, in St Andrews, Scotland November 4, 2013. The weekend, which begins on Sunday, involves rituals for new students, culminating in a foam fight on Monday morning.
A Nihang or a Sikh warrior rides a motorcycle during a religious procession called 'Mohalla' in the northern Indian city of Amritsar November 4, 2013. The procession is carried out a day after the Diwali festival annually in which the Nihangs from various groups display their martial art and horse riding skills.
A masked dancer performs a traditional dance in a parade to celebrate New Year of the ethnic Newaris in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Members of the Newar community celebrated their New Year's Day by praying for longevity and performing rituals to purify and empower the soul for the coming year.
In this late Sunday, Nov.3, 2013 photograph, a man watches Diwali fireworks light up the night sky above Ajmer town in Rajasthan state, India. Millions of Indians were setting off deafening fireworks displays Sunday to light up the sky for Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, which celebrates the triumph of good over evil.
A member of the "Exit Point" amateur rope-jumping group jumps from a 44-metre high (144-ft) waterpipe bridge as snow falls in the Siberian Taiga area outside Krasnoyarsk, November 3, 2013. Fans of rope-jumping, a kind of extreme sport involving a jump from a high point using an advanced leverage system combining mountaineering and rope safety equipment, marked the end of the group's jumping season and recent Halloween festivities.
Charles Sousa, the Ontario Finance minister, speaks at an Empire Club luncheon on Nov 4 2013. Sousa will presenting Liberal government's fall economic statement this week.
(Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)
Palestinians sit around a fire as they make tea inside their house during a power cut in the northern Gaza Strip November 4, 2013. Gaza's lone power plant shut its generators on Friday due to a fuel shortage, a move that will likely increase already long blackout hours in the impoverished coastal territory run by the Islamist Hamas group. Power has been provided to different areas in the territory in six-hour shifts since the closure.
Waves crash against the sea front in Wimereux as strong winds battered northern France November 4, 2013.
U.S. President Barack Obama (center R) poses during a ceremony honoring the 2013 National Hockey League Stanley Cup champions Chicago Blackhawks in the East Room at the White House in Washington, November 4, 2013. Others in picture are (L-R in the front row) chairman of the team William Rockwell Wirtz, an unidentified man, CEO of the team John McDonough, captain Jonathan Toews and player Patrick Kane (holding cup).
Qudrat, 18, right, poses for a photograph as he works at a charcoal shop on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. As winter is approaching, wood and charcoal are getting expensive among all other necessities for most Afghans.
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