Pictures of the Day: Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012

Posted Nov. 18, 2012, at 10:59 p.m.
Flames engulf a portion of Tamweel residential tower at Jumeirah Lakes Towers,  in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. Civil defense officials did not give immediate details on possible casualties or the cause of the predawn fire.
Kaveh Kashani | AP
Flames engulf a portion of Tamweel residential tower at Jumeirah Lakes Towers, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. Civil defense officials did not give immediate details on possible casualties or the cause of the predawn fire.
A couple walk along of one the corridors of the Metropol Parasol, overseeing the old city and the Giralda Cathedral of Seville, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. The Metropol Parasol by Jurgen Mayer H. Architects claims to be the world's largest wooden structure.
Emilio Morenatti | AP
A couple walk along of one the corridors of the Metropol Parasol, overseeing the old city and the Giralda Cathedral of Seville, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. The Metropol Parasol by Jurgen Mayer H. Architects claims to be the world's largest wooden structure.
A girl walks past election posters for incumbent President Ernest Bai Koroma, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. Sierra Leoneans chose Saturday between keeping an incumbent president who has expanded health care and paved roads or electing an opposition candidate to lead this war-scarred nation still recovering a decade later despite its mineral riches. Election results were still being compiled on Sunday.
Rebecca Blackwell | AP
A girl walks past election posters for incumbent President Ernest Bai Koroma, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. Sierra Leoneans chose Saturday between keeping an incumbent president who has expanded health care and paved roads or electing an opposition candidate to lead this war-scarred nation still recovering a decade later despite its mineral riches. Election results were still being compiled on Sunday.
Residents inspect the damage at a house after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from inside the Gaza Strip, landed at the community of Ofakim, in southern Israel, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. According to reports , two Israelis were wounded and their condition is unknown. Israel launched the operation last Wednesday by assassinating Hamas’ military chief and carrying out dozens of airstrikes on rocket launchers and weapons storage sites. Over the weekend, the operation began to target Hamas government installations as well, including the offices of its prime minister and attacks on a major training base and the two media centers.
Lefteris Pitarakis | AP
Residents inspect the damage at a house after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from inside the Gaza Strip, landed at the community of Ofakim, in southern Israel, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. According to reports , two Israelis were wounded and their condition is unknown. Israel launched the operation last Wednesday by assassinating Hamas’ military chief and carrying out dozens of airstrikes on rocket launchers and weapons storage sites. Over the weekend, the operation began to target Hamas government installations as well, including the offices of its prime minister and attacks on a major training base and the two media centers.
U.S. President Barack Obama, front left, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton tour the Viharn of the Reclining Buddha with a monk at the Wat Pho Royal Monastery in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. President Barack Obama on Sunday launched a three-day Southeast Asia tour, hailing alliances with countries such as Thailand as cornerstones of the administration's deeper commitment to the Asia-Pacific region.
Carolyn Kaster | AP
U.S. President Barack Obama, front left, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton tour the Viharn of the Reclining Buddha with a monk at the Wat Pho Royal Monastery in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. President Barack Obama on Sunday launched a three-day Southeast Asia tour, hailing alliances with countries such as Thailand as cornerstones of the administration's deeper commitment to the Asia-Pacific region.
A girl wearing kimono poses for her father at a festival to celebrate children's growth and pray for their future well-being, at Meiji Jingu in Tokyo, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.
Itsuo Inouye | AP
A girl wearing kimono poses for her father at a festival to celebrate children's growth and pray for their future well-being, at Meiji Jingu in Tokyo, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.
Indian mourners carry a poster of Hindu hardline Shiv Sena party leader Bal Thackeray with the words &quotLong Live" during his funeral in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. Thackeray, the extremist leader linked to waves of mob violence against Muslims and migrant workers in India, died Saturday after an illness of several weeks. He was 86.
Rafiq Maqbool | AP
Indian mourners carry a poster of Hindu hardline Shiv Sena party leader Bal Thackeray with the words "Long Live" during his funeral in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. Thackeray, the extremist leader linked to waves of mob violence against Muslims and migrant workers in India, died Saturday after an illness of several weeks. He was 86.

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