A Chechen boy wears a military uniform decorated with medals at an award ceremony of officers and soldiers of special police forces who distinguished themselves in defense of the parliament building during an attack by a group of militants on October 19, at the parade ground of cadet corps in Grozny on November 3.
Photo by Viskham Magomadov for AFP
Iranian Basij militia schoolboys take part in a rally outside the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran on November 4 as they mark the 31st anniversary of the capture of the embassy by Islamist students.
Photo by Behrouz Mehri for AFP
Elderly women visit a cemetery near the Belarusian village of Baruny, some 100 kilometers northwest of the capital, Minsk, on November 1, marking the upcoming Dzyady (Remembrance Day or All Saints' Day).
Photo by Viktor Drachev for AFP
Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev takes pictures near Soviet-made Cold War-era defense turrets, during his visit to Kunashiri Island, one of four islands known as the Southern Kuriles in Russia and Northern Territories in Japan, on November 1.
Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev for Reuters
Members of the pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi brave the rain as they carry their flags during a rally marking National Unity Day on the banks of the Moscow River in the Russian capital on November 4. Thousands of pro-Kremlin youths and far-right nationalists massed in competing rallies to mark a new Russian holiday that has yet to seize the wider public imagination.
Photo by Natalia Kolesnikova for AFP
Russian ultranationalists walk under a giant historic flag of the Russian empire during a demonstration on the outskirts of Moscow on November 4.
Photo by Nikolai Korchekov for Reuters
An activist from the women's rights organization Femen shouts at an Interior Ministry officer as she takes part in a rally to support Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, at the Iranian Embassy in Kyiv on November 3. Ashtiani, whose sentence of execution by stoning for adultery provoked a worldwide outcry, will instead be hanged for the murder of her husband.
Photo by Konstantin Chernichkin for Reuters
A view from a domestic Indonesian flight from Denpasar to Yogyakarta that was subsequently diverted to Surabaya airport shows a plume of gas and ash billowing some 10 kilometers high from the Mount Merapi volcano during an eruption on November 4.