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WAITING PEACEFULLY
WAITING PEACEFULLY: Holocaust survivor Meir Friedman waited to give his personal testimony to Israeli border police officers during a ceremony marking the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day in Martyrs Forest near Jerusalem Thursday. (Oded Balilty/Associated Press)


WAGING WAR? Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, center, waved from the back of a truck as he visited North Kordofan, Sudan, Thursday. He has vowed to topple the government of South Sudan as fighting continued along the countries’ poorly defined, oil-rich border. (Abd Raouf/Associated Press)

SUSPENDED ANIMATION
SUSPENDED ANIMATION: Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, left, ‘headed’ the ball during a match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge Stadium in London Wednesday. (Adrian Dennis/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

TRANSFER MISSION
TRANSFER MISSION: The space shuttle Discovery was suspended at Washington Dulles International Airport Thursday. NASA turned over the spacecraft to the Smithsonian Institution, making the shuttle the first in its orbiter fleet to be transferred to a U.S. museum. (Bill Ingalls/NASA/Reuters)

CAUTIOUS
CAUTIOUS: A police officer passed a metal detector across the coffin of Hussein Ahmed at a checkpoint as the body arrived for burial amid a sandstorm in Najaf, Iraq, Thursday. Mr. Ahmed was killed in Baghdad in a wave of morning bombings across several cities that left at least 30 people dead. (Alaa al-Marjani/Associated Press)

COURT COVER
COURT COVER: Attendants covered a court from rain during a match between France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Spain’s Fernando Verdasco at the Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournament in Monaco Thursday. Fourth-seeded Mr. Tsonga beat Mr. Verdasco 7-6 (7), 6-2. (Valery Hache/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

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SOON TO SEE BETTER
SOON TO SEE BETTER: Elderly villagers were taken home in an ambulance Thursday after undergoing surgery for cataracts in Varanasi, India. (Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press)

HONORING VETERANS
HONORING VETERANS: Lloyds of London staff held their annual Remembrance Day service in London Friday. The U.S. observed Veterans Day, which is often referred to as Remembrance Day in Britain and Armistice Day elsewhere in Europe, to mark the end of World War I. (Olivia Harris/Reuters)

TAKING THE TEST
TAKING THE TEST: More than a thousand students took mid-term examinations on the playground of Sihuang Middle School Thursday in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. (Zuma Press)

LAYING DOWN THE GLOVES
LAYING DOWN THE GLOVES: Workers prepared the casket of boxing great Joe Frazier for a viewing at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Friday. The former heavyweight boxing champion died Monday at age 67 after a brief bout with liver cancer. (Matt Slocum/Associated Press)

HANDING OVER
HANDING OVER: Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, left, and his newly appointed successor, Lucas Papademos, met Friday in the Maximos Mansion, in Athens, Greece. Mr. Papademos named a cabinet to implement the country’s latest €130 billion ($177 billion) bailout. (Orestis Panagiotou/European Pressphoto Agency)

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Remembrance Day and Veterans Day are observed in many countries to commemorate the casualties of war. Remembrance Day is observed in Commonwealth countries on November 11, to remember the members of their armed forces who died in the line of duty since World War I. It is observed on the anniversary of Germany signing the Armistice agreement at the end of World War 1 on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. This year the date and time will fall at 1100GMT on 11/11/2011.

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