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The Many Lives of Darth Vader

1363 The Many Lives of Darth Vader
Darth Vader, Sith Lord, stands alone in a rainstorm in Berlin, Germany. (An actor waits for tourists who want to be photographed together with him, in front of the Brandenburg Gate during a thunderstorm in Berlin on June 14, 2011.) (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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November 15 – 22: The Week in Pictures, Part 3

5132 November 15 – 22: The Week in Pictures, Part 3
A couple wearing masks pose for a portrait as they participate in the Argentina Zombie Walk in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, November 16, 2014. The procession of the “living dead” is an annual solidarity event in which every participant is asked to bring food that will be donated to a common dinning room from a Buenos Aires shantytown. (Photo by Natacha Pisarenko/AP Photo)

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November 15 – 22: The Week in Pictures, Part 2

2527 November 15 – 22: The Week in Pictures, Part 2
The art piece “Human”, a live dog and one of the live elements of French artist Pierre Huyghe’s first major retrospective, is seen at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in Los Angeles, California November 19, 2014. (Photo by Jason Redmond/Reuters)

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November 15 – 22: The Week in Pictures, Part 1

1304 November 15 – 22: The Week in Pictures, Part 1
Mr Art , whose full name is “King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite”, displays his tattoos at a book launch in London, Wednesday, November 19, 2014. The “Ripley’s Believe it or Not! 2015 Annual, Reality Shock”, published by Random House, is a compendium of strange but true facts and stories. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo)

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“I come to you hungry and tired. You give me food and let me sleep.”

1296 I come to you hungry and tired. You give me food and let me sleep.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the Korean People’s Army’s (KPA) February 20 Factory, which produces foodstuff, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on November 15, 2014. (Photo by Reuters/KCNA)

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Kenya Women March for Right to Wear Mini-Skirts

“The grainy mobile phone video shows a mob of Kenyan men surround a woman and grab, grasp and yank her clothes until she is naked. Several such videos have emerged recently of attacks by males who deem a woman to be provocatively dressed. The attacks have created a groundswell of anger that saw mostly women protesters flood downtown Nairobi Monday. The hashtag #MyDressMyChoice is trending in Kenya’s social media, as this East African country sees a clash between new, Western lifestyles and traditional African ways. Rachel Machua wore what she called “a little black dress … my normal outfit” to Monday’s protest. She views the recent attacks as stemming from socio-economic conditions: Lower income men are attacking successful, well-dressed women. The attacks are not overtly religious in nature, though this is a conservative, mostly Christian country. The women at the march described “normal” levels of sexual harassment over the years and said that peers will warn other women that “you’re gonna get undressed” for wearing a particular outfit. Women play an active role in Kenyan society. The country’s foreign minister is a woman, though few women hold high-ranking elected office. Parliament is a virtual men’s club, unlike in neighboring Rwanda, where more than half of parliament is female”. – Jason Straziuso via The Associated Press.

1259 Kenya Women March for Right to Wear Mini Skirts
Kenyan women protest for the right to wear whichever clothes they want, at a demonstration in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Monday, November 17, 2014. A recent incident in which a mob of men surrounded a woman and tore her clothes off, leaving her naked on the street in front of a bus stop after alleging that she was improperly dressed, is one of several such videos that have surfaced online in recent days leading to a groundswell of anger that on Monday prompted around 1000 demonstrators, including a number of men supporting the women’s cause, to march through the capital and protest online using the hashtag #MyDressMyChoice. (Photo by Ben Curtis/AP Photo)

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November 8 – 15: The Week in Protests

1202 November 8 – 15: The Week in Protests
A person in a disguise sits on a sidewalk holding a candle during a protest denouncing the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers in Mexico City late November 8, 2014. Protesters tried to set the wooden door of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s ceremonial palace on fire in the historic center. The group, carrying torches, broke away from what had been a mostly peaceful protest demanding justice for the students, who were abducted six weeks ago and apparently murdered and incinerated by corrupt police in league with drug gang members. The sign reads “Ayotzinapa, state terrorism”. (Photo by Edgard Garrido/Reuters)

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November 8 – 15: The Week in Photos

1199 November 8 – 15: The Week in Photos
A vegetable seller pushes his cart at a slum area in Mumbai, India’s financial capital and largest city, Tuesday, November 11, 2014. A whopping 41 percent of households in Mumbai were located in overcrowded shantytowns, where most residents are squatting illegally and many have little access to basic sanitation, according to a 2013 census report with India’s first complete count of its vast slum population. (Photo by Rafiq Maqbool/AP Photo)

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Earthquake Drill in Santiago

1195 Earthquake Drill in Santiago
Students participate in an earthquake drill in their school in Santiago, November 13, 2014. Around one million people, which included students, teachers and parents, took part on Thursday in a drill that simulated a fictitious earthquake of a magnitude of 8.8 on the Richter scale, according to organizers. (Photo by Ivan Alvarado/Reuters)

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Australians Bury Heads in Sand to Mock Government Climate Stance

1194 Australians Bury Heads in Sand to Mock Government Climate Stance
A group of around 400 demonstrators participate in a protest by burying their heads in the sand at Sydney’s Bondi Beach November 13, 2014. Hundreds of protesters participated in the event, held ahead of Saturday’s G20 summit in Brisbane, which was being promoted as a message to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government that, “You have your head in the sand on climate change”. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)

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Goths and Steampunks Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Whitby Goth Weekend

1173 Goths and Steampunks Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Whitby Goth Weekend
People dressed in a gothic costumes attend the biannual “Whitby Goth Weekend” (WGW) festival in Whitby, Northern England, on November 2, 2014. The WGW festival brings thousands of goths and alternative lifestyle fans from the UK and around the world over a weekend of music, dancing and shopping. (Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP Photo)

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Symbolic Vote on Catalan Independence

1158 Symbolic Vote on Catalan Independence
Spanish unionists protest in Madrid against the symbolic independence vote in Catalonia. (© REUTERS/ ANDREA COMAS)

On November 9, the autonomous province of Catalonia is holding a non-binding vote on whether it should remain a part of Spain or strive for independence. The voters are asked two questions: “Do you want Catalonia to become a state?” and “If so, do you want Catalonia to be an independent state?”

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Million Mask March: Hacktivists Against Mass Surveillance

1156 Million Mask March: Hacktivists Against Mass Surveillance
Chances are, this week you saw Guy Fawkes’ visage on the streets, as protesters in 481 cities worldwide participated in the Million Mask March, promoted by internet activist group Anonymous. (© FOTOBANK.RU/GETTY IMAGES)

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Coming Ashore

1139 Coming Ashore
Tourists look at would-be immigrants at the Maspalomas beach, on Gran Canaria in Spain’s Canary Islands, after some 21 would-be immigrants arrived in a fishing boat on their way to European soil from Africa, November 5, 2014. (Photo by Borja Suarez/Reuters)

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November 1 – 8: The Week in Protests

1134 November 1 – 8: The Week in Protests
A protestor holds a slogan from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA, as fellow demonstrators lay partially nude in London’s Trafalgar Square, organised by the animal rights group, with the aim of encouraging passers-by to have compassion for animals, Saturday November 1, 2014. (Photo by Steve Parsons/AP Photo/PA Wire)

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