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Members of the Windy Hollow Hunt club — and their 18 foxhounds — on a morning fox hunt in Warwick, N.Y. The Windy Hollow hunters are upholding a 500-year-old British tradition that has been in North America longer than the U.S. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)

The view of the Queensboro Bridge from the Ravel Hotel’s rooftop lounge in Long Island City, Queens. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)

Workers guided the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in position in New York on Nov. 11. The 74-foot Norway Spruce, from Mifflinville, Pa. is approximately 75 years old and is scheduled to be illuminated Nov. 30. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

An MTA dispatcher oversees the buses on Crescent Drive in Long Island City on Nov. 10. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)

Creamy Peruvian stew of chicken, quail egg and greens at La Mar Cebicheria, at 11 Madison Ave. in Manhattan (Julie Glassberg for The Wall Street Journal)

The New York Fire Department responded to a 2-alarm fire at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx on Nov. 9. Dozens of hospital employees and patients were evacuated onto the street because of the fire, which started in a generator room. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)

Council member Jumanee Williams spoke at a press conference at City Hall on Nov. 10. Councilman Williams and Kirsten John Foy, an aide to Bill de Blasio, were involved in a controversial arrest during the West Indian Day Parade. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal )

A five-story building under construction in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, collapsed on Nov 8, trapping several workers. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)

Chocolate turkeys made at Li-Lac Chocolate factory in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal)

Lloyd Macklowe adjusted a sculpture on display at his gallery, located at 667 Madison Ave. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)

Yogi Berra and his wife, Carmen, went to see ‘Moneyball’ at the Bellevue Theatre in Montclair, N.J. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)

Florent Morellet posed for a portrait with his parakeet Coco at his home on Lafayette Street on Nov. 9. Mr. Morellet is staging his first solo art show, called ‘Come Hell or High Water,’ at Christopher Henry Gallery in SoHo. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal )

Pantera Rosa, a cocktail made with chile-infused tequila, grapefruit juice and St. Germain at Salon Hecho, on Bowery in New York City. (Agaton Strom for The Wall Street Journal )

Douglas Russell, a huntsman with the Windy Hollow Hunt club, held his hunting horn after the morning’s fox hunt in Warwick, N.Y. on Oct. 29. Mr. Russell blows the horn to send various messages to the hounds and the other riders. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)

Elite female runner Camille Heron grabbed her bottle at the corner of 5th Avenue and 119th Street in Harlem during the New York Marathon on Nov. 6. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)

Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, who are dubbing themselves ‘Occupy the Highway,’ walked in Newark, N.J., on Nov 9, their first day of a planned two-week march from Wall Street to Washington D.C. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)

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Tribal elders say the Taliban are far from defeated.  The Taliban continue to wage a brutal war, taking a toll on Afghan citizens and American forces.  The Department of Defense has identified 1,761 American service members who have died in the Afghan war and related operations as of Sept. 21, about 10 years since the start of the war. In visiting Afghanistan monthly in The Big Picture, we try to reflect our troops presence in the country as well as their interaction with the Afghan people.  -- Paula Nelson (54 photos total)
US soldiers from the 27th Infantry Regiment fire 120-mm mortar rounds toward insurgent positions at Outpost Monti in Kunar province on Sept. 17. After a decade of fighting in Afghanistan, 130,000 troops from dozens of countries continue to battle resilient Taliban, who use homemade bombs and guerrilla tactics in a bid to undermine the Afghan government and the NATO mission. (Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images)

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