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

Posted Nov. 15, 2012, at 8:35 p.m.
In this Nov. 13, 2012 photo, an onca pintada jaguar sits in the Jardim Zoo in Brasilia, Brazil. The scientists at Brazil's Embrapa agriculture research agency said this week they have spent two years building a gene library with hundreds of samples from eight native species, including the collared anteater, the bush dog, the black lion tamarin, the coati, and deer and bison varieties, as well as the onca pintada jaguar and the maned wolf, according to team leader Carlos Frederico Martins.
Eraldo Peres | AP
In this Nov. 13, 2012 photo, an onca pintada jaguar sits in the Jardim Zoo in Brasilia, Brazil. The scientists at Brazil's Embrapa agriculture research agency said this week they have spent two years building a gene library with hundreds of samples from eight native species, including the collared anteater, the bush dog, the black lion tamarin, the coati, and deer and bison varieties, as well as the onca pintada jaguar and the maned wolf, according to team leader Carlos Frederico Martins.
North Korea's Synchronized swimming team reflected in the pool water perform during the team technical final Synchronized swimming at the 9th Asian Swimming Championships, in Dubai on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.
Hassan Ammar | AP
North Korea's Synchronized swimming team reflected in the pool water perform during the team technical final Synchronized swimming at the 9th Asian Swimming Championships, in Dubai on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.
A Palestinian demonstrator runs through a cloud of tear gas during clashes against Israel's operations in Gaza Strip, outside Ofer, an Israeli military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Meanwhile, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas cut short a trip to Europe to deal with the crisis.
Majdi Mohammed | AP
A Palestinian demonstrator runs through a cloud of tear gas during clashes against Israel's operations in Gaza Strip, outside Ofer, an Israeli military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Meanwhile, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas cut short a trip to Europe to deal with the crisis.
Residents of the Kissy neighborhood pack their balconies as they wait to see opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio, as his campaign convoy passes en route to his final rally in Freetown, Sierra Leone Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Ten years after the end of a devastating civil war, Sierra Leone will go to the polls on Saturday to choose between candidates including Bio and incumbent President Ernest Bai Koroma.
Rebecca Blackwell | AP
Residents of the Kissy neighborhood pack their balconies as they wait to see opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio, as his campaign convoy passes en route to his final rally in Freetown, Sierra Leone Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Ten years after the end of a devastating civil war, Sierra Leone will go to the polls on Saturday to choose between candidates including Bio and incumbent President Ernest Bai Koroma.
A man cleans the window at an old house used by Khalil Pasha, the last Ottoman governor for Baghdad, in Baghdad, Iraq on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.
Karim Kadim | AP
A man cleans the window at an old house used by Khalil Pasha, the last Ottoman governor for Baghdad, in Baghdad, Iraq on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.
People enter the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Sixty years after a landmark accord started German government compensation for victims of Nazi crimes, fund administrators and German officials say payments to Holocaust survivors are needed more than ever as they enter their final years. In acknowledgement of that, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was to sign off officially Thursday on revisions to the original 1952 compensation treaty, increasing pensions for those living in eastern Europe and broadening who is eligible for payments.
Markus Schreiber | AP
People enter the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Sixty years after a landmark accord started German government compensation for victims of Nazi crimes, fund administrators and German officials say payments to Holocaust survivors are needed more than ever as they enter their final years. In acknowledgement of that, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was to sign off officially Thursday on revisions to the original 1952 compensation treaty, increasing pensions for those living in eastern Europe and broadening who is eligible for payments.
Hiroko Makino of Japan swims on her way to winning the gold medal during the Women's 400-meter Individual Medley final at the 9th Asian Swimming Championships, in Dubai on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.
Hassan Ammar | AP
Hiroko Makino of Japan swims on her way to winning the gold medal during the Women's 400-meter Individual Medley final at the 9th Asian Swimming Championships, in Dubai on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.

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