Muslim pilgrims run for cover as heavy rain streams down a road in Mecca. - An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have gathered in Saudi Arabia to perform the hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.
A criminal investigator studies the remains of people found during excavations near Lviv on November 23. - The remains of some 600 people, who were killed by Stalin's secret police or died of starvation trying to escape from the western regions of the country in 1945-1946, were found at Pidzamche near the western Ukrainian city of Lviv.
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Funeral service for Daniil Sysoyev, a Russian Orthodox priest shot dead by a masked gunman on November 19. - Investigators said Sysoyev had received death threats for converting Muslims and criticizing Islam.
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Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili drives a Formula 3 racing car during the opening ceremony of a new highway. - Photo by Irakli Gedenidze for AFP
Artist Elena Kuznetsova displays a doll of Ukrainian prime minister and presidential candidate, Yulia Tymoshenko. - At a charity event in Kyiv on November 25, the dolls of Tymoshenko and six other high-profile Ukrainian politicians were auctioned off to bidders, with money from the sale to be donated to a children's rehabilitation center.
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A boy reacts with a laugh as he waits for customers at an animal market on a rainy day on the outskirts of Kabul. - Photo by AFP
Members of the Basij militia wave Iranian flags at a ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of the group's establishment - Photo by Atta Kenare for AFP
Muslim pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat, southeast of Mecca. - An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have gathered in Saudi Arabia to perform the hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.