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Today in Pictures: November 12

See Thursday's best news pictures.

. Hindu devotees collect rice offerings distributed by the temple during the "Annakut" festival at the Radha Madhav Temple in Kolkata, India, on Nov. 12, 2015.

Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP - Getty Images

. A couple embraces as refugees and migrants reach the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey.

Bulent Kilic / AFP - Getty Images

. A Sri Lankan soldier maintains a vigil at the coffin of Sri Lankan Buddhist monk Maduluwawe Sobitha at a public park in Colombo. The 73-year-old monk, who died after heart surgery, was an influential social worker who forced the government to scale down powers of the executive presidency and move towards a stronger parliamentary democracy.

Ishara S.kodikara / AFP - Getty Images

. A youth scrawls "burn it" on the facade of the Bank of Greece headquarters next to fires from molotov cocktails thrown by demonstrators as part of a 24-hour general strike in Athens. Around 20,000 people demonstrated against fresh cuts in Athens, with sporadic outbreaks of violence, in the first general strike against the leftist government of Alexis Tspiras who swept to power on an anti-austerity ticket.

Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP - Getty Images

. A protester shouts in front of the parliament during an anti-austerity rally in central Athens.

Yannis Kolesidis / EPA

. Lebanese police and citizens inspect the site where two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a Hezbollah-stronghold in southern Beirut. At least 37 people were reported killed.

Nabil Mounzer / EPA

. Fans watch a training session of the Bosnian soccer team in Zenica, Bosnia. Bosnia will play in a EURO 2016 playoff soccer match against Ireland on Friday.

Amel Emric / AP

. A pink bicycle is reflected in a leaf-covered puddle at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Shannon Stapleton / Reuters

. President Barack Obama awards retired U.S. Army Captain Florent Groberg the Medal of Honor. Groberg said his "instincts kicked in" when, while serving on a tour of duty in Afghanistan, he tackled a suicide bomber, saved the lives of other soldiers and sustained a serious leg injury in the process.

Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

. A woman waves a life jacket to direct a migrant boat ashore as it makes the crossing from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos. Rafts and boats continue to make the journey from Turkey to Lesbos each day as thousands flee conflict in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and other countries.

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