David Hecker | AP
Swans look out of boats as they are transported to the wintering grounds at the Alster river Hamburg, northern Germany on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.
Natacha Pisarenko | AP
A man enters to an empty subway station during a nationwide 24-hour general strike in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is facing a nationwide strike, led by union bosses who once were her most steadfast supporters. Many trains and bus lines are paralyzed; banks, courts and schools are closed; airlines have canceled flights and small groups of people have blocked highways in about a dozen places around the capital.
Sunday Alamba | AP
People dressed like clowns distributes leaflets to motorists on a road in Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.
Channi Anand | AP
Hindu devotees return after performing rituals in the morning at the Tawi River during the Chhath Puja festival in Jammu, India on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. During Chhath, an ancient Hindu festival popular among the working class, rituals are performed to thank the Sun God for sustaining life on Earth.
Niranjan Shrestha | AP
A Nepalese woman offers prayers to the Sun god at the Rani Pokhari Pond during the Chhath festival in Katmandu, Nepal on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. On Chhath, an ancient Hindu festival, rituals are performed to thank the Sun god for sustaining life on Earth.
Adel Hana | AP
Palestinians carry a frame from the destroyed house of Islamic Jihad militant Hasam Al Kholy, hit overnight in an Israeli strike on Gaza City, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Efforts to end a week-old convulsion of Israeli-Palestinian violence drew in the world's top diplomats on Tuesday, with President Barack Obama dispatching his secretary of state to the region on an emergency mission and the U.N. chief appealing from Cairo for an immediate cease-fire.
Eraldo Peres | AP
A girl dressed in ceremonial Oxun clothing takes part in a washing ceremony using lavender water during an event celebrating National Black Consciousness Day in Brasilia, Brazil on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. National Black Consciousness Day honors African people's contribution to the history of Brazil and Oxun is a divinity from the African-Brazilian religion of Candoble representing the queen of all rivers and waterfalls.