Today In Pictures: Nov. 8, 2011

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The statue “Contemplation of Justice” sits in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington, Nov. 7, 2011. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

 

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Senior citizens protest against cuts to federal safety net programs, including Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, Nov. 7, 2011, in Chicago. About 40 of the demonstrators were arrested, cited, and released after they blocked a downtown intersection and refused police orders to move. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

 

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An election worker bundles counted presidential ballots at a polling station in the West Point neighborhood of Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 8, 2011. An election that was supposed to solidify peace in this nation emerging from war was marred by dismal turnout Tuesday, after the opposition went ahead with a boycott, despite last-minute appeals from the U.S. and the United Nations Security Council. (Rebecca Blackwell/AP Photo)

 

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A Royal British Legion volunteer plants remembrance crosses on the grounds of Westminster Abbey in London, Nov. 8, 2011. Each November since 1928 The Royal British Legion invites individuals from across the country to honor and remember those who have lost their lives serving in the Armed Forces. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo)

 

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President Barack Obama visits a classroom at Yeadon Regional Head Start Center in Yeadon, Pa., Nov. 8, 2011. (Charles Dharapak/AP Photo)

 

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Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, center, flanked by Interior Minister Roberto Maroni, left, and Reforms Minister Umberto Bossi, attends a voting session at the Lower Chamber, in Rome, Nov. 8, 2011. Berlusconi won a much-watched vote Tuesday, but the result laid bare his lack of support in Parliament as financial pressure from the eurozone debt crisis pummeled Italy. (Andrew Medichini/AP Photo)

 

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev attends a news conference after a meeting with German President Christian Wulff at the Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Nov. 8, 2011. The leaders of Germany and Russia are officially opening a 7.4 billion euro ($10.2 billion) natural gas pipeline that directly links Western Europe with Siberia’s vast gas reserves. (Markus Schreiber/AP Photo)

 

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Tang Deshang from China competes in the Men’s 69kg category at the World Weightlifting Championships, in Paris, Nov. 8, 2011. (Francois Mori/AP Photo)

 

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Penn State football coach Joe Paterno leaves his home in State College, Pa., Nov. 8, 2011. Paterno’s support among the Penn State board of trustees was described as “eroding” Tuesday, threatening to end the 84-year-old coach’s career amid a child sex-abuse scandal involving a former assistant and one-time heir apparent. (Matt Rourke/AP Photo)

 

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Volunteers hold up kimchi, traditional pickled vegetables, as they make batches to donate to needy neighbors in preparation for winter, in front of Seoul City Hall, South Korea, Nov. 8, 2011. About 2,000 housewives prepared 270 tons of kimchi, made with cabbage, other vegetables and chili sauce. (Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo)

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