Top photos: Graphic sunset, sweet gray seal moment and more
Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 06:04 PM
A woman walks across train tracks nestled in between two traffic lanes as the sun sets on Nov. 7 in the city of Novosibirsk, Siberia.
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Mom and pup
A grey seal mom and her young pup hang out nose to nose on the sandy shore of Donna Nook in eastern England on Nov. 9. Grey seals populate both shores of the North Atlantic Ocean, and one of Great Britain's largest colonies is in Donna Nook.
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Turkey hit by second earthquake in 17 days
Rescuers carry a survivor extracted from a collapsed building after an earthquake hit Van, Turkey, on Nov. 9. The 5.6-magnitude quake was the second major temblor in 17 days to hit the Van province, following a 7.2-magnitude quake that killed more than 600 people on Oct. 23.
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Feline doll house squatting
An orange tabby cat lounges on Nov. 6 in the living room of a doll house illuminated by Christmas lights in Westminster West, Vt.
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Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Not a fan of turkey? Try goose
A gaggle of geese graze under a tree on Nov. 10 as they are fattened up for Christmas at the Holly Tree Farm in the Cheshire countryside of Knutsford, England. Roasted goose is gaining in popularity as an alternative to turkey during the winter holidays.
Fresh seaside simit
A street merchant sells fresh simit, a circular-shaped bread baked with sesame seeds, on the Kumkapı shore of the Marmara Sea in Istanbul, Turkey, on Nov. 7.
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Photo: Yann Riou/Groupama Sailing Team/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images
The Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas of France, performs a manuever on Nov. 6 during the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race to Cape Town, South Africa.
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Road salt reserves
Route engineer Richard Winter checks a massive pile of road salt on Nov. 8 at the Birchanger Depot near Bishop's Stortford, England. The newly built salt dome holds 5,500 ton of road salt, which is used to prevent roads from icing over during winter months.
Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Carbon fiber electric vehicles on the horizon
The BMW i3 concept vehicle is displayed at a sneak preview event for the car on Nov. 9 in New York City. The fully electric BMW i3 is the first electric vehicle to use primarily carbon fiber, a strong and lightweight material that could significantly reduce fuel consumption and emissions. The vehicle will its official North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 16.
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The beginning of the Hajj
A satellite image shows Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of the prophet Muhammad, just as the annual Hajj is set to take place from Nov. 4-9. The Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam, is the largest pilgrimage in the world and must be carried out at least once by every able-bodied Muslim who can afford the trip.
Photo: Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Filling the streets for Eid-al-Adha
Muslims bow and recite Eid-al-Adha prayers at Madena Masjid on Nov. 7 in New Delhi, India. Muslims worldwide are celebrating the latter of the two annual Eid festivals, Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice by slaughtering cattle to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God.
Photo: Green Renaissance/WWF
A critically endangered black rhino is airlifted by helicopter over rough terrain to a land vehicle as part of the WWF's Black Rhino Range Expansion Project in South Africa. The helicopter trip lasts less than 10 minutes and removes the rhino from difficult and dangerous terrain before it is transported by a land vehicle to a new home. The sleeping animals suffer no ill effect from the operation, according to the WWF.