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In Pictures: The week in pictures
From a ceasefire in Gaza to fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Al Jazeera spotlights this week in images.
Palestinians gather along the Israeli-Gaza border fence in the Gaza Strip on November 23. The crowd, many returning to their farm land, were testing new agreements mediated by the Egyptians between Hamas and Israel that led to a ceasefire after eight days of cross-bordering fighting.
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Thousands of pro-government protesters gathered near Egypt(***)s Presidential Palace as the opposition planned a mass rally to protest constitutional changes ordered by President Mohamed Morsi. Morsi said on November 23 that a decree granting him sweeping powers was not designed to "settle scores" with the opposition, but to ensure national stability.
Fighters from the M23 rebel movement ride on the back of a truck as they sing and pass a camp for the internally displaced. Thousands of people have been displaced in sporadic fighting between M23 and government forces in eastern DR Congo after the rebels seized control of the regional capital, Goma.
Supporters of the pro-independence Catalan party Convergence and Union rallied ahead of Catalan elections in Barcelona, Spain. More than five million Catalans will be voting in parliamentary elections on November 25, with opinion polls showing majority support for pro-independence parties.
Pope Benedict XVI installed six new Roman Catholic cardinals from around the world on Saturday. Above, new cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal of India is congratulated by an unidentified cardinal during a consistory ceremony in Saint Peter(***)s Basilica at the Vatican on November 24.
A Pakistani policeman stands guard on a rooftop overlooking a Shia Muslim mourning procession a day ahead of Ashura in Peshawar, Pakistan, on November 24. Pakistani authorities have blocked mobile phone services in major cities across the country. Cell phones have been used to detonate bombs targeting the country(***)s Shia minority. In the last 10 days, at least 35 people have been killed in attacks.
Thai riot police close ranks at Makkawan bridge near Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 24 during an anti-government demonstration. Police used tear gas and batons to repel protesters attempting to break through a roadblock. The group claims the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is against the monarchy and corrupt.
Bangladeshi firefighters battle a blaze at a garment factory in Savar neighbourhood near Dhaka on November 24. More than 100 people were killed in the fire that raced through the multi-story factory just outside Bangladesh(***)s capital.
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