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Thursday in Pictures: U.S. Elections Reach Troops in Mosul

A currency exchange program begins in Mumbai, a young Kurdish girl takes up arms and more images from around the world.

Image: *** BESTPIX *** President Obama Meets With President-Elect Donald Trump In The Oval Office Of White House

President Barack Obama shakes hands with President-elect Donald Trump following a meeting in the Oval Office on Nov. 10, 2016, in Washington. 

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Image: A security guard tries to close the gate as as people try to enter a bank in Mumbai

A security guard tries to close the gate as as people try to enter a bank in Mumbai, India.




In a major decision, Indian Prime Minister, in an address to the nation has stated that currency notes with denomination values of INR 500 (about 7.5 US dollars) and INR 1000 (about 15 US dollars) respectively will be invalid and will be discontinued from midnight of  Nov. 08. This is being considered a major step towards curbing the problem of black money. 


Residents and policemen gather over the body of a suspect killed during an anti-drug operation at an informal settlers' area near a port in Manila. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs and other crimes that started when took he office on June 30 has claimed 4,447 lives, according to official figures made available by police on November 10.

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Image: *** BESTPIX *** Civilians Return To Recently Liberated Towns South Of Mosul

A child pushes a sheep, with wool blackened by smoke and oil from burning oil wells set on fire by fleeing ISIS members, in Al Qayyarah, Iraq. Many families have begun returning to their homes in recently liberated towns south of Mosul. Oil wells in the area that were set on fire by ISIS continue to burn blanketing the area in think clouds of smoke and oil.

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A Kurdish girl wears her relative's assault rifle and ammunition belt as she waits at the Iraqi Kurdish Shaqouli checkpoint, some 35 kilometers east of Mosul. Since the start of the Mosul offensive the Kurds have moved their border some 10 kms closer to Iraq's second city, marking it out with a line in the sand.

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A Syrian boy practices basic arithmetic operations with a teacher during class in a barn that has been converted into a makeshift school to teach internally displaced children from areas under government control, in a rebel-held area of Daraa, in southern Syria. Rebels hold most of Daraa province, but the regional capital is largely controlled by the government.


Members of the Iraqi forces watch Donald Trump give a speech after he won the U.S. presidential elections in the village of Arbid on the southern outskirts of Mosul as they rest in a house during the ongoing military operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi congratulated Donald Trump on his election as president and said he hoped for continued U.S. and international support in the war against jihadists.


Editor's note: This image was created on Nov. 9, 2016 and made available on Nov. 10.

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Image: Russia's Prime Minister Medvedev visits Western Wall in Jerusalem

Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (3rd L) visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel.

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Image: Riders and their horses of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna perform a dress rehearsal for the media at the SSE Arena in London

Riders and their horses of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna perform a dress rehearsal for the media at the SSE Arena in London, Britain.


A rainbow appears over the Palatine Hill, above the Roman Forum, in Rome.

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