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As a symbolic gesture councilors turn their backs as Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks during a debate for a motion on bike sharing at City hall in Toronto, Ontario, November 14, 2013. Ford is battling continued calls for his resignation over allegations of drug and alcohol abuse.

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School children wave as they hold posters of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar at an event to honour him inside a school in the southern Indian city of Chennai November 14, 2013.


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Victims queue for food and water in the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban city, central Philippines November 14, 2013.


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An Iranian Shiite covers her head with mud during Ashoura rituals, marking the death anniversary of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, at the city of Bijar, west of the capital Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Hussein, one of Shiite Islam's most beloved saints, was killed in a 7th century battle at Karbala, Iraq.

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A Palestinian man walks inside his torched house in the West Bank village of Sinjil, near Ramallah November 14, 2013. Israeli settlers set fire to a Palestinian house on Thursday, leaving behind a message saying they were avenging the death of an Israeli soldier killed by a Palestinian the previous day, residents said. An Israeli police spokesman said it was investigating the attack and had identified a number of suspects.


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Afghan Shi'ite Muslim men are silhouetted against the sun as they flagellate themselves during an Ashura procession in Kabul November 14, 2013.


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Girls juggle with straw hats at an acrobatics school in Huzhou, Zhejiang province, November 14, 2013.


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A Free Syrian Army fighter exercises as he is seen through a hole in a wall in the Seif El Dawla neighbourhood in Aleppo November 14, 2013.


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Mayor Rob Ford speaks to the media as his wife Renata Ford stands by his side during a press conference at City Hall in Toronto on November 14, 2013 once again apologizing and saying he is getting help.

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