Photos Of The 2014 Week 46

This week we have unrest in Mexico, two events at the Tower of London, the world's tallest and shortest men share a handshake, a spacecraft lands on a comet for the first time, cityscapes shrouded in fog and smog, a massive sandcastle in Brazil, and much more. [35 photos total]

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A girl wearing a hat and tanaka paste on her face waters flowers at the one of main intersections of Naypyitaw, Burma, on November 10, 2014. Leaders from ASEAN, East Asian and other countries will gather for the ASEAN summit this week in Burma's capital, Naypyitaw. (Reuters/Damir Sagolj) #
The Rotunda of the Capitol is partially covered during renovations in Washington, D.C. on November 12, 2014, as Congress returns for the lame duck session. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) #
A Ferris wheel is seen behind part of the "Awakening" sculpture in National Harbor, Maryland, on November 10, 2014. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) #
A woman, dressed as a game character called Draenei, attends the BlizzCon, a fan-centric celebration of video game publisher Blizzard, on November 7, 2014, in Anaheim, California. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) #
A woman reacts to a bronze lion statue sitting in front of a department store wearing a fire fighter costume for the November 9 to 15 fire prevention autumn campaign in Tokyo's Ginza shopping district on November 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) #
A man takes pictures of his child next to a 12-meter-tall sand castle in Niteroi, near Rio de Janeiro November 11, 2014. According the organizers, the castle, made with sand and water, is competing to be announced as the biggest sand castle in the world by the Guinness Book of Records. (Reuters/Ricardo Moraes) #
Heavy fog blankets lower Manhattan in New York in this view across the Hudson River from Hoboken, New Jersey, on November 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) #
This photo taken on November 12, 2014 shows a resident exercising amid heavy smog on the Bund in Shanghai as the local meteorological department issued a yellow alert for smog. (AFP/Getty Images) #
Afghan women watch girls compete in a Taekwon-Do match in Herat on November 13, 2014. (Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images) #
A man looks at the Pacific Ocean late afternoon in Lima, Peru, on November 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #
The town of Susuz is seen on the northern shore of the Ataturk dam through the window of a passenger aircraft flying over south-eastern Turkey province of Adiyaman on November 10, 2014. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis) #
A gallery assistant poses with the sculpture "A Model Model" (2013) based on model Kate Moss at a media viewing of the artist's exhibition "Allen Jones RA" at the Royal Academy of Arts in London on November 11, 2014. (Reuters/Neil Hall) #
Two brides kiss during their wedding ceremony to each other at the wedding registry office in St. Petersburg, Russia, on November 7, 2014. The two St. Petersburg women married in the official city ceremony last week, seemingly circumventing Russia's ban on same-sex marriages. One of the brides was born a man but is undergoing hormone therapy and considers herself a woman. Though her male passport identity ensured the marriage was legal by Russian law, a St. Petersburg lawmaker has vowed to nullify their wedding. (Reuters/Stringer) #
A great blue heron flies over a salt marsh in the Parker National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island in Newbury, Massachusetts, on November 10, 2014. (Reuters/Brian Snyder) #
A scaffold carrying two workers hangs 69 floors up at One World Trade Center on November 12, 2014 in New York City. The workers were washing windows 69 floors up soon after One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, opened. The pair were rescued by firefighters who broke an adjacent window. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #
Paramedics treat an Israeli soldier after he was stabbed in Tel Aviv, Israel, on November 10, 2014. An Israeli soldier was stabbed in a downtown Tel Aviv train station on Monday, police said, adding that they had arrested a Palestinian suspected of perpetrating the act as part of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (AP Photo/Israel Ben Ami) #
November 11, the Kilauea Lava Flow continues, slowly spreading near the town of Pahoa. Here the terminus approaches the Pahoa transfer station, wrapping around transfer station's outer fence. Lava then flowed down the embankment onto the low access road (right side of photo). (USGS/Hawaiian Volcano Observatory) #
Water is discharged over the traditional farm houses at Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on November 9, 2014 in Shirakawa, Japan. This annual drill is held to prevent fires. (Kaz Photography/Getty Images) #
Volunteers begin removing 888,246 hand-made poppies, representing each of the commonwealth servicemen and women killed in the first world war at Tower of London on November 12, 2014 in London, England. Around five million people are thought to have visited the artwork entitled "Blood-Swept Lands and Seas of Red" by artist Paul Cummins and Tom Piper and removal is estimated to take 8,000 volunteers around two weeks. (Carl Court/Getty Images) #
The United Arab Emirates air force performs air show on November 13, 2014 in Zhuhai, Guangdong province of China. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images) #
A shell explodes on November 13, 2014 in the Syrian city of Kobane, also known as Ayn al-Arab, as seen from the Turkish border village of Mursitpinar, Sanliurfa province. (Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images) #
A combination of pictures taken on November 11 and 12, 2014 in Suruc, in the Turkish southeastern Sanliurfa province, shows Kurdish women posing while holding pictures of their sons who died during the battle against ISIS insurgents in the Kurdish Syrian town of Kobane. Kobane has been under siege from IS since September 16, 2014 and more than 1,000 people have been killed in the fighting, most of them jihadists. (Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images) #
A man dances to music from a public audio-architectural installation at Ramlet al-Baida's public beach in Beirut on November 13, 2014. The artwork was intended to provoke interaction and draw attention to the issue public space in Lebanon, Ahmad khouja the artist behind the design said. (Reuters/Alia Haju) #
Lightning strikes over Lake Maracaibo in the village of Congo Mirador, where the Catatumbo River feeds into the lake, in Venezuela's western state of Zulia. This year the Catatumbo Lightning was approved for inclusion in the 2015 edition of Guinness World Records, dethroning the Congolese town of Kifuka as the place with the world's most lightning bolts per square kilometer each year at 250. Scientists think the Catatumbo, named for a river that runs into the lake, is normal lightning that just happens to occur far more than anywhere else, due to local topography and wind patterns. (Reuters/Jorge Silva) #
A woman, who underwent sterilization surgery at a government mass sterilization "camp", walks to sit in a hospital bed at a district hospital in Bilaspur, in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh, on November 13, 2014. Dr R. K Gupta, whose sterilization of 83 women in less than three hours ended in at least a dozen deaths said on Thursday the express operations were his moral responsibility and blamed adulterated medicines for the tragedy. The doctor, who says he has conducted more than 50,000 such operations, denied that his equipment was rusty or dirty and said it was the government's duty to control the number of people that turned up at his family-planning "camp". (Reuters/Anindito Mukherjee) #
A snowy owl, at the zoo in Mulhouse, France, on November 13, 2014. (Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images) #
Rosetta's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera captured this parting shot of the Philae lander after separation on November 12, 2014. The lander separated from the orbiter and touched down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko seven hours later (after a few bounces). (ESA) #
Chandra Bahadur Dangi, from Nepal, (left) the shortest adult to have ever been verified by Guinness World Records, poses for pictures with the world's tallest man Sultan Kosen from Turkey, during a photocall in London on November 13, 2014, to mark Guinness World Records Day. Chandra Dangi, measures a tiny 21.5in (0.54m). Sultan Kosen measures 8 ft 3in (2.51m). (Andrew Cowie/AFP/Getty Images) #
"Personnes" (Persons), a sculpture made with used clothes, displayed at the Fine Arts Museum in Santiago on November 11, 2014. The exhibition runs until January 4, 2015. (Reuters/Ivan Alvarado) #
A visitor crosses Tower Bridge's new glass walkway on November 10, 2014 in London, England. Unveiled today the glass floor panels along the bridge's high-level walkways weigh 300 kgs each and will give visitors a new view over the historic bridge crossing The River Thames. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) #
A fire burns inside the building of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's PRI political party during protests over the 43 missing trainee teachers in Chilpancingo on November 11,2014. Members of the State Coordinator of Teachers of Guerrero teacher's union destroyed furniture and set a fire inside the building during protests, and clashed with riot police in reprisal for the killing of the trainee teachers after the government said corrupt police in league with a local drug gang abducted and apparently murdered the students in the southwestern state of Guerrero in late September. The graffiti on the wall reads: "Complicit murderers, Ayotzi (Ayotzinapa) lives". (Reuters/Daniel Becerril) #
A man beats a police officer lying on the ground during a protest in reprisal for the killing of 43 trainee teachers, in Acapulco on November 10, 2014. According to the government, corrupt police in league with a local drug gang abducted and apparently murdered the students in the southwestern sate of Guerrero in late September. The government says it found charred remains of dozens of bodies in a garbage dump and in a river, and that three men detained in the case admitted setting fire to the victims. The beaten policeman was eventually taken away by ambulance. His condition is unknown. (Reuters/Claudio Vargas) #
A man walks past graffiti denouncing strikes by U.S. drones in Yemen, painted on a wall in Sanaa, on November 13, 2014. Yemeni authorities have paid out tens of thousands of dollars to victims of drone strikes using U.S.-supplied funds, a source close to Yemen's presidency said, echoing accounts by legal sources and a family that lost two members in a 2012 raid. (Reuters/Khaled Abdullah) #
U.S. President Barack Obama readies his shovel as he takes part in a tree planting at the International Convention Center at Yanqi Lake during the APEC summit in Beijing on November 11, 2014. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque) #
Hit Richards does a handstand as he shoots a workout video in the historic Miami Marine Stadium on the day that city officials announced a plan to bring the Miami International Boat Show to the venue in 2016 and 2017 with hopes to renovate the site by raising $30 million for a restoration project on November 13, 2014. The 6,566-seat arena built in 1962 and abandoned after Hurricane Andrew in 1992 is the only stadium in the United States built for the purpose of watching power boat races and has been used for memorable concerts over the years until it was closed. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) #

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