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Photos Of The Day -- November 16, 2012

Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond.

A 15-year-old girl works on a carpet at her home in Jowzjan, in Afghanistan's Sheberghan Province. (AFP/Qais Usyan)
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A 15-year-old girl works on a carpet at her home in Jowzjan, in Afghanistan's Sheberghan Province. (AFP/Qais Usyan)

A man feeds a sparrow in the garden of the Museo del Prado in Madrid. (AFP/Dominique Faget)
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A man feeds a sparrow in the garden of the Museo del Prado in Madrid. (AFP/Dominique Faget)

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man is seen through a damaged car window after a rocket fired from Gaza landed in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod. (Reuters/Amir Cohen)
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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man is seen through a damaged car window after a rocket fired from Gaza landed in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod. (Reuters/Amir Cohen)

Customs officials stand by dozens of unpolished elephant tusks in Hong Kong. Customs officers seized more than a ton of unprocessed elephant tusks worth around $1.4 million on the Chinese ivory market. (AFP/Philippe Lopez)
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Customs officials stand by dozens of unpolished elephant tusks in Hong Kong. Customs officers seized more than a ton of unprocessed elephant tusks worth around $1.4 million on the Chinese ivory market. (AFP/Philippe Lopez)

People in Zagreb cheer seconds after the UN war crimes court announced the acquittal of former Croatian generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac on charges including war crimes. (AFP/Hrvoje Polan)
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People in Zagreb cheer seconds after the UN war crimes court announced the acquittal of former Croatian generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac on charges including war crimes. (AFP/Hrvoje Polan)

A pig dives into the water in China's Hunan Province. Villager Huang Demin drives his pigs to dive into the water from a 3-meter-high platform at least once a day, believing that the exercise improves the quality and taste of their meat. He reportedly sells meat from his diving pigs for three times the market price. (Reuters)
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A pig dives into the water in China's Hunan Province. Villager Huang Demin drives his pigs to dive into the water from a 3-meter-high platform at least once a day, believing that the exercise improves the quality and taste of their meat. He reportedly sells meat from his diving pigs for three times the market price. (Reuters)

A young garbage collector stands between sacks of refuse in a dump on the outskirts of Kabul. (Reuters/Adnan Abidi)
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A young garbage collector stands between sacks of refuse in a dump on the outskirts of Kabul. (Reuters/Adnan Abidi)

A member of Hamas security forces points to an unexploded missile (not seen) after an Israeli air strike on the building of the Hamas Interior Ministry in Gaza City. (Reuters/Mohammed Salem)
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A member of Hamas security forces points to an unexploded missile (not seen) after an Israeli air strike on the building of the Hamas Interior Ministry in Gaza City. (Reuters/Mohammed Salem)

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