The Week in Pictures: Nov. 5 - 12

Mine waste displaces Brazilians, elections draw worldwide attention and more.

. Morning dew outlines footsteps from a mother visiting her son's grave for Veterans Day on Nov. 11 in Canton, Ga.

Gallery: Nation Honors American Heroes on Veterans Day

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. An orangutan clutches the bars of a cage as it arrives at Halim Perdana Kusuma airport in Jakarta, Indonesia on Nov. 12. Thailand returned 14 smuggled orangutans to Indonesia after Thai authorities confiscated them in 2010, apparently on their way to a private zoo.

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. Aung San Suu Kyi, the chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Burma, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, arrives at the polling station to cast her vote during Myanmar's first free election on Nov. 8 in Yangon, Myanmar.

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. A woman passes a tent encampment set up by student protesters following University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe resignation announcement on Nov. 9 at the university in Columbia. Wolfe resigned Monday with the football team and others on campus in open revolt over his handling of racial tensions at the school.

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. Vehicles lay in a crevice after a cave-in at a parking lot of a newly opened restaurant in Meridian, Miss. on Nov. 8.

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. Allain Bougrain-Dubourg, president of the Bird Protection League, is evacuated by an inhabitant on Nov. 9 after clashing with the pantless owner of a plot where bird traps were found during an action against finch poaching in Audon, France.

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. A police officer walks past the Khufu pyramid, left, towards the Khafre pyramid, right, in Giza, Egypt on Nov. 9. Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says a scanning project in the Giza pyramids has identified thermal anomalies, including one in the largest pyramid, built by Cheops, known locally as Khufu, which could indicate empty areas in the structures.

Gallery: Scans Aim to Probe Heart of Egypt's Pyramids

Nariman El-mofty / AP

. Five-year-old Nicole eats a lollipop under a bed while her mother gets a pedicure on Nov. 9 at a hotel in Mariana, Brazil, housing people displaced from a dam failure. Nicole's home was destroyed Thursday when two dams at an iron ore mine flooded Bento Rodrigues, a village in southeastern Brazil. Gov. Fernando Pimentel said it was still not known what triggered the failure of dams at the Samarco mine, which sent viscous red mud, water and debris flooding into Bento Rodrigues, flattening all but a handful of buildings.

Gallery: Mud Engulfs Brazilian Village after Dams Collapse

Felipe Dana / AP

. Syrians walk along a street where a hole from an airstrike has been filled to make the road passable, in the rebel-held area of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria on Nov. 8. At least 23 people were killed and many were critically wounded in airstrikes on Douma on the outskirts of Damascus, a monitoring group said on Saturday. Last week a similar strike on Douma, killed more than 57 people and left over 100 others injured.

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. Migrants and refugees keep warm around a bonfire as they wait to enter a registration camp after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border near Gevgelija on Nov. 8. The flow of refugees and other migrants from Turkey to Greece is expected to continue at a rate of 5,000 daily this winter, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said.

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. A car balances on a destroyed home in the small town of Bento Rodrigues, Brazil on Nov. 6 after two dams holding back waste water from an iron ore mine burst on Thursday, devastating the town with mudslides.

Felipe Dana / AP

. Supporters of Presidential candidate Moise Jean-Charles react to the body of a man they claim was shot by police during protests of presidential election results in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Nov. 5. The Presidential candidate Moise Jean-Charles said the results were a sham orchestrated by outgoing President Michel Martelly.

Gallery: Haitians Protest Presidential Runoff Announcement

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. Lightning strikes over the Golden Gate Bridge as a storm moves in over San Francisco on Nov. 9. A storm system moving across California is bringing cool, wet weather to the low lands and snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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. Dogs frolic in the early morning sun at a park in Milan. In the background is the Sforzesco Castle on Nov. 11.

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. An Air Force Honor Guard casket team moves actress Maureen O'Hara before she is buried next to her husband, Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles Blair Jr., at Arlington National Cemetery on Nov. 9 in Arlington, Va. O'Hara, who died on Oct. 24 at the age of 95, was known as the Queen of Technicolor and starred in movies including ''Miracle on 34th Street" and "The Quiet Man."

Gallery: Maureen O'Hara: The Irish Star's Life in Pictures

Gallery: Last Week in Pictures

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