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December 5, 2012

Daily Life: November 2012

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Iran, Ecuador, Austria, India, United Kingdom, Myanmar, Nepal and a few others from around the world. -- Lloyd Young ( 37 photos total)

A Palestinian man washes his horse in the Mediterranean Sea in Gaza City on Nov. 6. (Oliver Weiken/European Pressphoto Agency)

A Nepalese street child, wearing a mask of Hindu monkey God Hanuman, rests on a street in Katmandu, Nepal, on Nov. 2. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press) #

A boy sits in a car on an illuminated carousel as he participates in the Tazaungdaing traditional festival in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, on Nov. 27. The Tazaungdaing festival, also known as the Festival of Lights, is held on the full moon day of Tazaungmone, in the eighth month of the traditional Burmese calendar and marks the end of the rainy season. (Lynn Bo Bo/European Pressphoto Agency) #

People celebrate as a balloon carrying fireworks takes off during the hot-air balloon festival in Taunggyi, Myanmar. Every year in November as the full moon approaches, tens of thousands of people from all over the country gather in Taunggyi for the colorful hot-air balloon festival during which balloons lift fireworks or lanterns which illuminate the sky at night while balloons of all shapes are flown during the day. (Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images) #

A novice Buddhist monk of the Drukpa Tibetan Buddhist lineage enters the temple for prayers during the annual festival of sacred dances at the Hemis monastery, near Leh, Ladakh, northern India. The sacred dances are a purification ritual that Tibetan Buddhists believe will rid the world of negative obstacles. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press) #

An Indian Sikh Nihang (warrior) performs a fire breathing act at a demonstration of gatka skills during a procession from Sri Akal Takhat to the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Nov. 27 on the eve of the 543rd birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev. Guru Nanak was the founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of ten Sikh Gurus. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Palestinian Christian youth hangs up the national flag on a cross as others pray at St. George Melkite Greek Catholic Church, also know as the Church of the Ten Lepers, in the West Bank village of Burqin near the town of Jenin, on Nov. 30. Palestinians celebrated the UN General Assembly votes on a resolution to upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority to a nonmember observer state. (Mohammed Ballas/Associated Press) #

Indian children ride on a rickshaw, a relatively dangerous but a fairly economic mode of transport, on their way to school on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, on Nov. 23. (Altaf Qadri/Associated Press) #

Performers skate during a media launch ahead of the opening of the annual Somerset House festive season outdoor ice rink in London on Nov. 15. The organizers claim Somerset House as the most glamorous of the winter ice rinks in London, boasting over 1 million visitors that have skated there since it first appeared in the year 2000. (Matt Dunham/Associated Press) #

A Shiite Muslim boy runs on burning charcoals as a part of the Ashura religious festival in Yangon on Nov. 24. Shiite mourners beat themselves during Ashura with steel-tipped flails or slash their bodies with knives to mark the death anniversary of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, who was killed during a battle in A.D. 680 in Kerbala, a city in modern-day Iraq. (Reuters) #

A man dressed in traditional Perchten costume and mask performs during a Perchten festival in the western Austrian village of Heitwerwang, west of Innsbruck on Nov. 23. Each year in November and January people in the western Austria regions dress-up in Perchten (also known in some regions as Krampus or Tuifl) costumes and parade through the streets to perform a 1500 year-old pagan ritual to disperse the ghosts of winter. Each handmade traditional costume, consisting of up to 14 separate sheep or goat skins, takes three dress makers one day to produce, and costs between 500 to 600 euros. Some 15 hours are needed for a woodcarver to sculpt each demon mask which is made from stone pine wood with goat horns attached. (Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters) #

Indian men sit on sofas after a wedding reception in New Delhi, India, on Nov. 6. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press) #

A man plays panpipes while crossing a street in San Gabriel, Carchi province, Ecuador, on Nov. 7. (Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images) #

A girl smiles at the pier of the small Ecuadorean port of San Lorenzo, Esmeraldas province, northwestern of Ecuador, near to the border with Colombia, on Nov. 8. (Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images) #

Palestinian children play soccer in front of the controversial Israeli separation barrier in the West Bank village of Abu Dis, on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Nov. 8. Israeli and Palestinian leaders welcomed President Obama's re-election, but the two sides have very different hopes and expectations for his second term in office. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Palestinian demonstrator runs through a cloud of tear gas during clashes against Israel's operations in the Gaza Strip, outside Ofer, an Israeli military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Nov. 15. (Majdi Mohammed/Associated Press) #

Police officers are sprayed with milk by European milk farmers during a demonstration outside the European Parliament in Brussels on Nov. 26. Farmers drove their tractors into the European Quarter of Brussels on Monday for a two-day demonstration to protest against what they believe are unfair milk prices. (Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Associated Press) #

Iranian Shiite Muslims beat their chests after rubbing mud on their body early in the morning, during the 'Kharrah Mali' (Mud Rubbing) ritual to mark the Ashura religious ceremony in the city of Khorramabad, some 470 kms southwest of Tehran on Nov. 25. "Khrreh Mali" or "Mud Rubbing" is a ritual that is held in the city of Khorramabad every year to commemorate the seventh century slaying of Prophet Mohammed's grandson Imam Hussein, in which Iranian men roll over in mud and dry themselves by gathering around the bonfires before flagellating themselves. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images) #

An Indian worker from the Power Department make adjustments to electrical power lines during preparations for the Maha Kumbh festival at Sangam in Allahabad on Nov. 18. The Kumbh Mela is the largest gathering of people for a religious purpose in the world and millions of people gather for this auspicious occasion. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images) #

A racegoer dances on the roof of a shelter after the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse on Nov. 6 in Melbourne, Australia. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images) #

An unidentified man sits naked on top of the statue of Prince George, Duke of Cambridge outside the Ministry of Defence building in Whitehall in central London on Nov. 23. The man, who brought Whitehall to a standstill for almost two hours, stood naked on the statue and struck various poses before being eventually talked down. (Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images) #

An elderly Indian performs exercises in the early morning at Marine Drive in Mumbai, India, on Nov. 3. (Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press) #

A man rides a bicycle on a snowy day on Nov. 29 in Munich, southern Germany. (Victoria Bonn-Meuser/AFP/Getty Images) #

Fishermen line the Lake Worth Pier on Nov. 9 in Lake Worth, Fla. The pier reopened Friday after being closed for two weeks from damaged caused by Hurricane Sandy. Repairs were made to the wooden decking, the railing and water/electric lines. (Lannis Waters/The Palm Beach Post via Associated Press) #

The Spiderman balloon floats down Central Park West during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. (Gary Hershorn/Reuters) #

Joyce Clarin, of Bellevue, Iowa, sits in a cage with Macho, left, while Pee-wee falls asleep in her lap during a pet adoption event for the Jackson County Humane Society held at PetSmart in Dubuque, Iowa, on Nov. 25. The Jackson County Humane Society has about 25 animals from the east coast, many of them orphaned by Superstorm Sandy. (Jeremy Portje/Telegraph Herald via Associated Press) #

People stand near a house which sits in the middle of a newly built road in Wenling city in east China's Zhejiang province on Nov. 22. The house belongs to an elderly man, who refused to sign an agreement to allow his house to be demolished by the authorities, as the compensation offered to him was not enough, according to local media. (Associated Press) #

A young schoolboy makes handstands during break in the yard of the Hot Courses Primary School, in the village of Nyumbani which caters to children who lost their parents to HIV, and grandparents who lost their children to HIV, with the two generations taking care of one another. World AIDS Day is Dec. 1, and UNAIDS says that as of 2011 an estimated 23.5 million people living with HIV resided in sub-Saharan Africa, representing 69 percent of the global HIV burden, with eastern and southern Africa the hardest-hit regions. (/Ben Curtis/Associated Press) #

Indian children play on the banks of the River Ganges in Allahabad, India, on Nov. 17. (Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press) #

Swans look out of boats as they are transported to the wintering grounds at the Alster river Hamburg, northern Germany, on Nov. 20. (David Hecker/Associated Press) #

Indian camel traders arrive with their livestock for the annual Pushkar fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan state, India, on Nov. 19. The weeklong cattle fair attracts a large number of tourists from different parts of the world. (Deepak Sharma/Associated Press) #

A Hindu devotee offers prayers in the River Yamuna during Karthik Purnima in New Delhi, India, on Nov. 28. Karthik Purnima is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu calendar month of Karthik and considered very auspicious by Hindus. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press) #

Trees decorated with Christmas lights are reflected in a puddle as people walk along the Unter den Linden promenade at dusk in Berlin on Nov. 28. (Thomas Peter/Reuters) #

Inmates of the Arad, western Romania, penitentiary perform during a rehearsal in Bucharest, Romania, on Nov. 27 as inmates from across Romania are in the Romanian capital to perform in the Multi Art Penitentiary Theater Festival. The festival, supported by the Kingdom of the Netherlands takes place at the highly reputed Bucharest Nottara theater, with six plays being performed over two days by the inmates of various penitentiaries. (Vadim Ghirda/Associated Press) #

People watch fireworks from inside their rooms in the Wyndham Hotel along Point State Park during Light Up Night in Pittsburgh on Nov. 16. The 52nd Annual Light Up Night marks the official kick-off of the holiday season in Pittsburgh, with a tree lighting, entertainment and other holiday activities spread throughout downtown. (Stephanie Strasburg/Tribune Review via Associated Press) #

North Korean women rehearse martial arts movements and dance routines on a street of Pyongyang, North Korea, on Nov. 18. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press) #

Members of an Indian wedding band wait for transport at a stop in New Delhi, India, on Nov. 25. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press) #

A Pakistani nomad woman, Zakia, kisses her grandson in Islamabad, Pakistan on Nov. 9. (B.K. Bangash/Associated Press) #