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December 4, 2013

Daily Life: November 2013

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Spain, Nepal, Afghanistan, Russia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and other countries around the world. -- Lloyd Young ( 26 photos total )

A performer on the Cirque du Soleil float cheers after firing confetti into the crowd on Sixth Avenue during the 87th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 28 in New York City. (John Minchillo/Associated Press)

Skaters hit the ice at the Gallivan Center, as holiday lights illuminate the area surrounding the rink on Nov. 29 in Salt Lake City. (Matt Gade/The Deseret News via Associated Press) #

A man smells a glass of red wine during a degustation of national wines in the streets of the El Borne neighborhood in Barcelona, Spain, on Nov. 26. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press) #

Johnathan Glisson, top, and Ben Davidson, workers for Clark Sales Display, Inc., Tavares, erect the frame of a 48-foot Christmas tree on Nov. 25 in North Straub Park, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The tree consists of 400 lights and 1,500 ornaments. A tree lighting ceremony will be held on Nov. 29. (Scott Keeler/Tampa Bay Times via Associated Press) #

A statue of the Angel Moroni on top of a Latter-day Saints temple is silhouetted against the rising full moon on Nov. 18 in Kansas City, Mo. (Charlie Riedel/Associated Press) #

Afghan men repair a roof of a mosque in the old city of Kabul as life came nearly to a still stand while thousands of prominent Afghans gather to meet for a Loya Jirga to debate a contentious security agreement with the United States in the Afghan capital on Nov. 22. Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai said he backs a security deal with the United States but told the gathering of elders that if they and parliament approve the agreement it should be signed after next spring's elections. Without the agreement the United States previously warned that it will remove all its troops by the end of 2014. (Anja Niedringhaus/Associated Press) #

A Nepalese man reads a newspaper as a woman walks in an alley of Katmandu, Nepal, on Nov 27. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press) #

Family members watch as the Gordon Rocketeers perform during Gordon Elementary's Fall Festival in Memphis, Tenn., on Nov. 16. The event kicked off their new Saturday School. (William DeShazer/The Commercial Appeal via Associated Press) #

A woman lights a candle in front of a statue of Jesus Christ inside the Barcelona Cathedral, Spain, on Nov. 28. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press) #

A woman walks past graffiti representing the Portuguese iconic Fado singer Maria Severa, at Lisbon's Mouraria neighborhood on Nov. 29. Severa, who sang songs in Lisbon's taverns during the 19th century, is remembered as the first Fado singer to become famous. (Francisco Seco/Associated Press) #

Shoppers are pictured inside an Apple store on 5th Ave during Black Friday Sales in New York on Nov. 29. Black Friday, the day following Thanksgiving Day holiday, has traditionally been the busiest shopping day in the United States. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) #

A customer deals with a goldsmith at a shop in a wet market on Nov. 26 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Cambodian continues their daily life despite a controversial general election, which both the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and the opposition claim to have won. (Rahman Roslan/Getty Images) #

Judy Erickson prays silently during a morning corporate prayer rally at "A Day of Prayer, Praise and Healing Explosion" at Levitt Shell hosted by The Prayer Garden of Memphis in Memphis, Tenn., on Nov. 9. Twenty-four Memphis area ministers prayed on twenty-four of the top issues facing the City of Memphis and its residents. The afternoon featured a Gospel concert with national and local artists. (Kyle Kurlick/The Commercial Appeal via Associated Press) #

Robert Brandon, 62, left, helps with food donations as Joe Kirkland, 62, waits for families in need to gather their bags at St. Mark's Missionary Baptist Church in Flint, Mich. One hundred boxed meals were given away through the Morris Peterson Foundation. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via Associated Press) #

Deepak Dugar arrives at the TPC Clubhouse aboard Tiny the elephant on Nov. 30 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Dugar married Puja Roy in a traditional Hindu ceremony. (Bruce Lipsky/The Florida Times-Union via Associated Press) #

People stand inside a crowded bus that is stuck in rush hour traffic at the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Nov. 28. Jakarta is known to have one of the worst traffic problems in Asia. (Dita Alangkara/Associated Press) #

A Cambodian boy jumps from a tree into a pond at a rice paddy farm on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Nov. 21. (Heng Sinith/Associated Press) #

Afghan policemen enjoy a quiet moment as they smoke a water pipe on their checkpoint overlooking Kabul, Afghanistan, on Nov. 25. Afghan President Hamid Karzai cast fresh doubt on the future presence of thousands of American and allied forces by rejecting a recommendation by an Afghan assembly of dignitaries to quickly sign a long-delayed security pact with the United States. (Anja Niedringhaus/Associated Press) #

Afghan children ride a merry-go-round at a park on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Nov. 13. Children take advantage of holidays of "Ashura," which marks the Shiite Muslims commemoration of the 7th century killing of their most revered Saint Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, a symbol of martyrdom for Shiites. (Rahmat Gul/Associated Press) #

A municipal worker washes a statue of Russian famous writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky in front of the Russian State library, near the Kremlin Wall in Moscow, Russia, on Nov. 2. Dostoyevsky was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist and philosopher whose works explored human psychology in the context of the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia. (Alexander Zemlianichenko/Associated Press) #

Pakistani children, survey woods from a burning field, which was used by fruit and vegetable sellers to store their wooden boxes, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Nov. 4. According to the crowds at the site, the Capital Development Authority burned the field because it was used by the sellers to store their wooden boxes illegally. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

Alexis Evarts, left, 4, is helped up onto a snowy train platform by Anita Propes, 10, during the annual stop of the Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pa., on Nov 26. (Jake Danna Stevens/The Times-Tribune via Associated Press) #

A tourist looked out of one of the windows of the Medersa Ben Youssef in Marrakech, Southern Morocco. Marrakech with its main square Djemaa al-Fena, its crowded souks and congested narrow streets, is one of the top spots tourists who travel to Morocco make sure to see. Its location, its atmosphere and architecture draw local and foreign visitors alike. Since the year 2000, the town hosts its own film festival, the Marrakech International Film Festival 2013 takes place in December. (Ahmed Hayman/European Pressphoto Agency) #

PJ Graves, who plays the cymbals in the Williams High School band, dances in the center of the drum line while the band warms up before the a Christmas parade on Nov. 23 in Burlington, N.C. (Scott Muthersbaugh/The Times-News via Associated Press) #

Lilyauna Stimson, 2, laughs as she flies high while playing in the snow with her father, Loren on Nov. 5 at Audubon Park in Spokane, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland/The Spokesman-Review via Associated Press) #

Portraying US President Abraham Lincoln, James Getty, stands behind the stage before reciting the Gettysburg Address during a commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address at the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg National Military Park on Nov. 19 in Gettysburg, Pa. The iconic Gettysburg Address was given by Lincoln in 1863 during the Civil War and highlighted the principles of democracy, human equality, and freedom and professed that "government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth". (Patrick Smith/Getty Images) #
 
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