Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia for the hajj and protests in Kyiv.
A Muslim pilgrim prays atop Mount Al-Nur during the annual hajj pilgrimage in Mecca on November 9. The haj is one of the world's biggest displays of mass religious devotion and a duty for Muslims who can perform it.
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A barkeeper places an nonsmoking poster inside a Belgrade cafe on November 11. Serbia introduced on tough antitobacco measures, the strictest ever in the Balkans country, where some 33.6 percent of adults smoke.
Photo by Andrej Isakovic for AFP
People light candles during a flashmob to mark the Day of Ukrainian Language in Kyiv on November 9.
Photo by Konstantin Chernichkin for Reuters
An Iranian security guard drags a partially dressed protester away from a hall during an Iranian cultural event in Kyiv, Ukraine, on November 11. Activists from the women's rights organization Femen staged the protest in support of Iranian citizen Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, accused both of adultery and of being complicit in her husband's murder.
Photo by Gleb Garanich for Reuters
Athletes and officials from Iran take part in the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, in China's Guangdong Province, on November 12.
Photo by Carlos Barria for Reuters
Afghans play soccer on a streetside court in Kabul on November 10.
Photo by Ahmad Masud for Reuters
Veterans and invalids of the Soviet war in Afganistan and other wars and armed conflicts rally in front of the Cabinet of Ministers in Kyiv on November 10. Protesters demand their social safeguards and benefits to be saved following a government plan to cancel them next year.
Photo by Sergei Supinsky for AFP
A car drives under high-voltage power lines from Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric power station, some 48 kilometers south of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, on November 11.
Photo by Ilya Naymushin for Reuters
An Afghan girl looks on from behind barbed wire as Afghan forces investigate the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on November 12. A suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy near the new parliament building in the Afghan capital, police and the coalition said, the first attack in Kabul in three months after security was increased.
Photo by Omar Sobhani for Reuters
A general view of the Prophet Muhammad Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Medina on November 12. More than 3 million Muslims are expected to converge on the holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj, which peaks this year during November 25-29.