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Week in Photos: November 16, 2013

From the post-typhoon devastation in the Philippines to a Tuskegee airman being honored on Veterans Day, a look at the most striking images from the past seven days.

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Leyte, Philippines

November 12, 2013
A woman weeps as she carries a child to a military aircraft to evacuate an area devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. Four days after the storm devastated the region, many have nothing left.

Pool photo by Mark Boster

Los Angeles, California

November 12, 2013
Ana Hernandez (3rd R), flanked by her children Stephanie and Louis, accepts the flag from acting Department of Homeland Security Chief Rand Beers during a public memorial for Transportation Security Administration officer Gerardo Hernandez at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Hernandez was shot to death November 1 at Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport during a shooting rampage by suspected gunman Paul Anthony Ciancia.

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London, England

November 11, 2013
Novak Djokovic of Serbia shouts out in frustration as he plays against Rafael Nadal of Spain during the final of the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena.

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Medan, Indonesia

November 14, 2013
Mount Sinabung spews pyroclastic smoke as seen from Tigapancur village in Karo district. Up to 4,300 residents have been evacuated from five villages in North Sumatra due to the volcanic eruptions of Mount Sinabung. The volcano has been erupting for several days, spewing ash and lava 2 1/2 miles into the sky.

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Denpasar, Indonesia

November 10, 2013
A Balinese man stabs his neck with a short ceremonial dagger called keris while in a state of trance during a sacred ritual of Ngerebong at Petilan Temple. The traditional ritual is said to achieve harmony among humans, nature, and God. The event signifies the anniversary of the royal temple of the kingdom of Kesiman in East Denpasar, Pura Dalem Petilan Pengerebongan Kesiman. Balinese Hindus evoke spirits to put them in a trance-like state, during which many will push daggers into their chest and neck.

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Pushkar, India

November 12, 2013
An Indian girl stands dressed as a Hindu deity to attract alms during the annual cattle fair in the western state of Rajasthan. Pushkar, on the banks of Pushkar Lake, is a popular Hindu pilgrimage spot also frequented by foreign tourists who come to the town for the annual cattle fair and camel races.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh

November 10, 2013
Boats are docked at a ghat in the Hazaribagh neighborhood, which was just listed in a report by Green Cross Switzerland and Blacksmith Institute as the fifth most polluted place on earth. It houses 95 percent of Bangladesh’s leather tanneries, and every day they dump 22,000 cubic liters of toxic waste, including the cancer-causing hexavalent chromium, into the capital city’s main river and key water supply, the Burgiganga. Most of the laborers work with the hazardous chemicals without any safety precautions, and there have been reports of horrific workplace accidents in the factories. Residents of the neighborhood slums are exposed to the extreme air, water, and soil pollution. The tanneries export millions of dollars of leather good around the world, including the U.S. and Europe.

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Washington, D.C.

November 11, 2013
Maj. L. Anderson, 88, of Washington, an original Tuskegee airman, hold his Congressional Gold Medal after being presented with the medal in a ceremony at the African American Civil War Museum in Washington. Two of the original Tuskegee airmen joined District of Columbia leaders for a Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony. Washington residents William Fauntroy Jr. and Anderson were honored. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) presented Anderson with the Tuskegee Airmen’s Congressional Gold Medal.

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Rawalpindi, Pakistan

November 11, 2013
A Pakistani child suffering from dengue fever rests in a bed covered with a net at an isolation ward of a hospital. Dengue, a flu-like illness, is spread by the Aedes mosquito and spikes during the annual monsoons, when the rains leave puddles of stagnant water where the insects breed.

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Cuiabá, Brazil

November 9, 2013
Indigenous Brazilians participate in opening ceremony of XII Brazilian Indigenous Games. Sixteen hundred indigenous Brazilians from 48 ethnic groups will compete in 10 traditional disciplines.

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New York, New York

November 13, 2013
Members of the media and others look out at 1 World Trade Center from an observation deck after the opening of the new 4 World Trade Center building. 4 World Trade Center is the first office tower to be completed on the original 16-acre World Trade Center site since 9/11.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

November 9, 2013
A woman swims in the sea as the sun sets. Temperatures in Abu Dhabi reached 34 degrees Celsius, or 93 degrees Fahrenheit.