Pictures of the Day: Friday, Nov. 15, 2012

Posted Nov. 16, 2012, at 11:10 p.m.
Fireworks explode over the state Capitol following a the ceremonial lighting of the official state Christmas tree, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Lansing, Mich. The event was part of the 28th annual Silver Bells in the City celebration. This year's state tree is a 75-foot-tall Concolor Fir tree from Jackson, donated by Anthony and Stephanie LaPorte.
Al Goldis | AP
Fireworks explode over the state Capitol following a the ceremonial lighting of the official state Christmas tree, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Lansing, Mich. The event was part of the 28th annual Silver Bells in the City celebration. This year's state tree is a 75-foot-tall Concolor Fir tree from Jackson, donated by Anthony and Stephanie LaPorte.
A Palestinian Hamas militant walks in the rubble of the destroyed house of Hamas militant Mohammad Abu Shmala, following an Israeli air strike in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.
Eyad Baba | AP
A Palestinian Hamas militant walks in the rubble of the destroyed house of Hamas militant Mohammad Abu Shmala, following an Israeli air strike in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.
A model wears a creation by Mexico's designer Alejandro Carlin at the Mercedes Benz Fashion show in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.
Eduardo Verdugo | AP
A model wears a creation by Mexico's designer Alejandro Carlin at the Mercedes Benz Fashion show in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.
Kashmiri Muslim women comfort a wailing relative of Mushtaq Ahmed during his funeral procession in Srinagar, India, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Unidentified gunmen Thursday opened fire at a liquor shop on the banks of Dal Lake killing Ahmed and injuring four more, police said.
Dar Yasin | AP
Kashmiri Muslim women comfort a wailing relative of Mushtaq Ahmed during his funeral procession in Srinagar, India, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Unidentified gunmen Thursday opened fire at a liquor shop on the banks of Dal Lake killing Ahmed and injuring four more, police said.
A fried Twinkie is shown at ROXX Tavern in Atlanta on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of Twikies and other iconic childhood treats including Ding Dongs, Wonder Bread and Drakes, is winding down its operations after struggling to keep up with rising labor costs and the ever-changing tastes of Americans, who have grown accustomed to a dizzying array of new snacks flooding supermarket aisles every year.
John Bazemore | AP
A fried Twinkie is shown at ROXX Tavern in Atlanta on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of Twikies and other iconic childhood treats including Ding Dongs, Wonder Bread and Drakes, is winding down its operations after struggling to keep up with rising labor costs and the ever-changing tastes of Americans, who have grown accustomed to a dizzying array of new snacks flooding supermarket aisles every year.
In this photo provided by the Association of Surfing Professionals, Dane Reynolds of Venture, Calif., cuts back on a wave during the Reef Hawaiian Pro surfing competition at Ali'i Beach Park in Haleiwa, Hawaii, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.
Kelly Cestari | AP
In this photo provided by the Association of Surfing Professionals, Dane Reynolds of Venture, Calif., cuts back on a wave during the Reef Hawaiian Pro surfing competition at Ali'i Beach Park in Haleiwa, Hawaii, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.
War veterans celebrate during the live broadcast from the International War Crimes Tribunal, on Zagreb's main square, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal have overturned the convictions of two Croat generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed against Serb civilians in a 1995 military blitz. Gotovina and Markac, were sentenced to 24 and 18 years respectively in 2011 for crimes, including murder and deportation. Judges ruled both men were part of a criminal conspiracy led by former Croat President Franjo Tudjman to expel Serbs.
Nikola Solic | AP
War veterans celebrate during the live broadcast from the International War Crimes Tribunal, on Zagreb's main square, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal have overturned the convictions of two Croat generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed against Serb civilians in a 1995 military blitz. Gotovina and Markac, were sentenced to 24 and 18 years respectively in 2011 for crimes, including murder and deportation. Judges ruled both men were part of a criminal conspiracy led by former Croat President Franjo Tudjman to expel Serbs.

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