Pictures of the Week, November 4 – November 11

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From ‘Id al Adha celebrations and flying rhinos to Alaska’s epic storm and Obama’s visit with school children, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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November 7, 2011. A young Indian Muslim girl stands while others pray in New Delhi during 'Id al Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, which follows the end of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Gurinder Osam—AP
November 8, 2011. A sedated black rhino is carried by military helicopter away from a poaching area in the hills of the Eastern Cape in South Africa to a new home 15 miles away. The World Wildlife Fund organized the move of 1,000 rhinos, which are under threat from poachers across Africa because of the market value of their horns. Green Renaissance—EPA
November 7, 2011. In Beijing, a man waits to contribute money to dissident artist Ai Weiwei. Thousands of people have sent more than 5.3 million yuan ($840,000) to Ai to help him pay a tax bill some have called government harassment. The Beijing tax bureau is demanding that he pay 15 million yuan ($2.4 million) in back taxes and fines. Ng Han Guan—AP
November 8, 2011. People take cover as waves crash through the entrance of a restaurant in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, as a storm hits the French Riviera. Frantz Bouton—MAXPP/ZUMA PRESS
Nov. 7, 2011. A tiger statue peeks above floodwaters in Bangkok. The Thai capital, built on swampland, is slowly sinking, and the floods currently besieging the city could be merely a foretaste of a grim future as climate change makes its impact felt. Saeed Khan—AFP/Getty Images
November 6, 2011. A handout photo, released by Spanish Civil Guard department of El Hierro island's coast, was taken from a helicopter where the underwater volcano has spelt ashes (brown water), in the Canary Islands, Spain. EPA/Spanish
November 7, 2011. Police guard the headquarters of the Congress for Democratic Change in Monrovia, Liberia, after riots broke out during a protest prior runoff elections. CDC, which is Liberia’s main opposition party, boycotted the vote, charging voter fraud and challenging the country’s delicate democracy. Jan Hahn—Corbis
November 6, 2011. Supporters of Nicaraguan candidate Daniel Ortega, of the FSLN, or Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional (Sandinista Front of National Liberation) celebrate late Sunday night in the capital after preliminary results were announced, putting Ortega far ahead of his rivals in the country's presidential election. Jeffrey Arguedas—EFE/
November 7, 2011. A Liberian man in Monrovia, carries a burning stand after riots broke out during a protest over runoff elections. The main opposition party, the CDC headed by Winston Tubman and George Weah, have boycotted the runoff vote, challenging the country's delicate democracy. Jane Hahn—Corbis
November 6, 2011. Assisting an Afghan elder who has suffered a severe gunshot wound to the face, U.S. Army flight medic Sergeant Megan Ford helps him breathe with a bag-valve mask while airlifting him in a medevac helicopter. The U.N. says that in the first half of 2011 the number of civilian deaths in the Afghan war rose 15 percent, to 1,462, with insurgents behind 80 percent of the killings. Behrouz Mehri—AFP/Getty Images
November 8, 2011. A passenger sleeps inside the Alaska Airlines check-in area in Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Achorage, Alaska. Passengers were left stranded as flights in Anchorage were cancelled to villages in northwest Alaska as an "epic" storm was bearing down on western Alaska, the National Weather Service said.Nathaniel Wilder—Reuters
November 7, 2011. Pakistani Muslims slaughter animals at a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan. Islam's second biggest annual festival, 'Id al Adha, is celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of obedience to God—before God intervened to provide him with a sheep to sacrifice instead. Arif Ali—AFP/Getty Images
November 8, 2011. A Somali fisherman carries a swordfish through the Hamarweyne district near the port of Mogadishu. Mohamed Abdiwahab—AFP/Getty Images
November 8, 2011. Players from a local football club Laman Az formed by landmine victims practice in a sports hall in the Chechen capital, Grozny. More than 3,000 mine accidents have occurred in Chechnya since 1994.Diana Markosian—Reuters
November 8, 2011. Former world number one Tiger Woods speaks to the media during a press conference ahead of the Australian Open Golf Championship at The Lakes Golf Club, Sydney, Australia. EPA/Dean Lewins Australia and New Zealand Out
November 10, 2011. Members of the Iranian army land force academy perform maneuvers during a graduating ceremony in Tehran. Iran's Supreme Leader warned the United States and Israel on Thursday not to launch any military action against its nuclear sites, saying it would be met with "iron fists," state television reported.
November 8, 2011. Ultra Orthodox Jews attend the funeral of rabbi Nathan Tzvi Frenkel, 69, in Jerusalem‚ Israel. Tens of thousands of Ultra Orthodox Jews participated in the funeral of Rabbi Nathan Tzvi Frenkel, who was the head of Mir Yeshiva, one of the biggest Jewish religious school in the world. Menahem Kahana—AFP/Getty
November 9, 2011. An aerial view of tourists bathing in the mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea at the resort area of Ein Boqek, Israel. The Dead Sea is one of the 28 finalists in the New Seven Wonders of the Natural World global online campaign, whose winning list will be decided via mobile phone voting.Abir Sultan—EPA
November 7, 2011. A lone member of the Occupy Atlanta movement is arrested by members of the Atlanta Police Department at Woodruff Park early Monday in Atlanta. The group was trying to reoccupy the park they had been encamped in for the second night in a row. Erik S. Lesser—AP Photo
November 7, 2011. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter pauses during an interview in Leogane, Haiti. Carter and his wife Rosalynn joined volunteers from around the world to build 100 homes in partnership with earthquake-affected families in Haiti during a weeklong project sponsored by Habitat for Humanity. Ramon Espinosa—AP
November 6, 2011. A woman casts her vote in Guatemala's presidential runoff election, in San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala. Polls showed Otto Perez Molina, 61, a former military intelligence director at least 10 points ahead of Manuel Baldizon, a 41-year-old tycoon turned political populist. The retired general would be the first former military leader elected president in Guatemala since the end of military rule 25 years ago. Rodrigo Abd/AP
November 8, 2011. President Barack Obama reacts as a child plays with Lego style building blocks during his visit at a classroom at Yeadon Regional Head Start Center in Yeadon, Pa. Charles Dharapak—AP Photo
November 11, 2011. Rescuers take a break outside a coal mine after a gas leak accident in Shizong county,Yunnan province, China. Twenty-one miners have been confirmed dead. Hundreds of rescuers rushed to save 22 people still trapped underground.China Daily/Reuters
November 7, 2011. Fans of Michael Jackson react outside the courthouse after the reading of the guilty verdict in Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in Los Angeles. Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's death. Lucy Nicholson—Reuters
November 4, 2011. Protesting women symobolically spin their green shawls above their heads to express their unity during the 'Bangalore Chalo' protest rally in Bangalore. The rally, participated by farmers and their wives, was organised to protest corruption in the state of Karnataka. Manjunath Kiran—AFP/Getty Images
November 8, 2011. An anti-government demonstrator holds up a falcon as he shouts slogans during a protest to demand the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the southern city of Taiz.Khaled Abdullah—Reuters
November 10, 2011. Silhouette of Thai mahouts and elephants with one on the left holding krathong, a raft made of banana leaves decorated with flowers, candles and incense to celebrate the annual Loy Krathong festival after the floods drained out at Ayutthaya province, Thailand. The worst floods in five decades claimed more than 500 lives and more than 2.5 million people have been affected.Rungroj Yongrit—EPA
November 8, 2011. Birds fly over burning South dump in St.Petersburg, Russia. South dump is the biggest in St.Petersburg and situated near Pulkovo airport. Dmitry Lovetsky—AP Photo
November 4, 2011. Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi arrives for the second day of the G20 Summit in Cannes. Berlusconi said he would resign after suffering a humiliating setback in parliament that showed a party revolt had stripped him of a majority. Charles Platiau—Reuters

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