Pictures of the Day: Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012
Rajesh Kumar Singh | AP
An Indian man, dressed as Hindu God Lord Shiva, participates in a procession during the annual cattle fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. Pushkar, located on the banks of Pushkar Lake, is a popular Hindu pilgrimage spot that is also frequented by foreign tourists who come to the town for the annual cattle fair and camel races.
Sergei Grits | AP
Men dressed as 1812-era Russian and French soldiers re-enact a staged battle as a dummy soldier is blown up, near the Belarus village of Bryli, about 70 miles east of the capital, Minsk on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, to mark the 200th anniversary of the Berezina battle during Napoleon's army retreat from Russia. The retreat across the Berezina of the remnants of Napoleon's Grand Army, which invaded Russia June 24, 1812, took place from Nov. 26 to Nov. 29, 1812. About 50,000 people, soldiers from both sides and civilians, were killed during the crossing, which was effected under heavy Russian attack and saved Napoleon and his forces from capture. In total of nearly half a million soldiers, from France as well as all of the vassal states of Europe, who invaded Russia in June, barely 10,000 survived by the end of the campaign, December 1812.
Nikolas Giakoumidis | AP
Demonstrators wearing chemical protection suits, shout slogans as they march in the Greek port city of Thessaloniki on Saturday Nov. 24, 2012. About 3,000 protesters have marched in the northern Greek city in protest against what they claim are environment-threatening gold mining projects. Riot police barred the protesters intended route to the Canadian Consulate on Saturday, but no incidents were reported. Opponents of the projects include owners of houses rented to tourists, environmentalists and leftist activists opposed to any foreign investment. Local communities have been bitterly divided, with many residents hoping to benefit from the more than 1,000 jobs that the investors say would be created. Stickers read: "No to the gold."
Rajesh Kumar Singh | AP
In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 photo, an Indian man leads his camel during the annual cattle fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India. Pushkar, located on the banks of Pushkar Lake, is a popular Hindu pilgrimage spot that is also frequented by foreign tourists who come to the town for the annual cattle fair and camel races.
Jessica Hill | AP
Inspectors stand in debris, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the site of a gas explosion that leveled a strip club in Springfield, Mass., on Friday evening. Investigators were trying to figure out what caused the blast where the multistory brick building housing Scores Gentleman's Club once stood.
Eugene Hoshiko | AP
Jennifer Lopez performs during her concert in Shanghai, China on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.
Posted Nov. 24, 2012, at 4:57 p.m.