Buddhist monks prepare to release lanterns after a blessing ceremony during the Loy Krathong Festival at a temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Nov. 17, 2013.
Smoke rises from the chimney stalk of a gas-fired power station after sunset on the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus.
Chilean presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet waves to her supporters during a campaign event in Santiago. Bachelet was the clear winner in the presidential election, although she will have to wait until a second round runoff next month to seal her victory.
Rebel fighters from the Free Syrian Army fire a heavy machine gun during fighting against government forces in the Salah al-Din neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.