Pictures of the Day: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

Posted Nov. 13, 2012, at 8:25 p.m.
Nepalese policemen apply vermillion powder and perform rituals on a dog during the Tihar festival celebrations at a police kennel division in Katmandu, Nepal on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Dogs are worshiped to acknowledge their role in providing security during Tihar festival, one of the most important Hindu festivals dedicated to the worship of the Goddess of wealth Laxmi.
Niranjan Shrestha | AP
Nepalese policemen apply vermillion powder and perform rituals on a dog during the Tihar festival celebrations at a police kennel division in Katmandu, Nepal on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Dogs are worshiped to acknowledge their role in providing security during Tihar festival, one of the most important Hindu festivals dedicated to the worship of the Goddess of wealth Laxmi.
A mailbox with a lighthouse design sits on the porch of a burned out home in the Breezy Point section of Queens borough of New York,  Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. More than 50 homes were lost in a fire that swept through the oceanside community during superstorm Sandy.
Mark Lennihan | AP
A mailbox with a lighthouse design sits on the porch of a burned out home in the Breezy Point section of Queens borough of New York, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. More than 50 homes were lost in a fire that swept through the oceanside community during superstorm Sandy.
A man walks past cut trees in Duisburg, Germany on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. While temperatures in Germany drop, these tree trunks wait to be dried.
Frank Augstein | AP
A man walks past cut trees in Duisburg, Germany on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. While temperatures in Germany drop, these tree trunks wait to be dried.
Workers from Telefonica phone company take part in a demonstration blocking the traffic and protesting against the unjustified dismissals at their company ahead of a general strike in Barcelona Spain on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Spain's main trade unions will stage a general strike, coinciding with similar work stoppages in Portugal and Greece, to protest government-imposed austerity measures and labor reforms. The strike will be the second in Spain this year. The masks reads in Spanish: &quotI am a profitable person".
Emilio Morenatti | AP
Workers from Telefonica phone company take part in a demonstration blocking the traffic and protesting against the unjustified dismissals at their company ahead of a general strike in Barcelona Spain on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Spain's main trade unions will stage a general strike, coinciding with similar work stoppages in Portugal and Greece, to protest government-imposed austerity measures and labor reforms. The strike will be the second in Spain this year. The masks reads in Spanish: "I am a profitable person".
In this photo made using an hourlong time exposure, stars swirl behind a sign for a ranch near Olsburg, Kan. early Tuesday morning, Nov. 13, 2012.
Charlie Riedel | AP
In this photo made using an hourlong time exposure, stars swirl behind a sign for a ranch near Olsburg, Kan. early Tuesday morning, Nov. 13, 2012.
A Pakistani Hindu girl holds an earthen lamp while decorating an area of her house to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 in Karachi, Pakistan. Hindus across the country are celebrating Diwali, where people decorate their homes with light and set off firecrackers.
Shakil Adil | AP
A Pakistani Hindu girl holds an earthen lamp while decorating an area of her house to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 in Karachi, Pakistan. Hindus across the country are celebrating Diwali, where people decorate their homes with light and set off firecrackers.
Shafiqa 7, carries her brother on the outskirts of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.
Rahmat Gul | AP
Shafiqa 7, carries her brother on the outskirts of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.

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