Today in Pictures: Dec. 1, 2011

Workers hang a huge red ribbon on the North Portico of the White House one day ahead of World AIDS Day Nov. 30, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


Soldiers from the US Army Drill Team perform during a media preview at Earl’s Court in central London, Dec. 1, 2011, ahead of the British Military Tournament. The British Military Tournament showcases the skills and precision of the British Armed Forces. (Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)


Myanmar President Thein Sein, right, meets with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during a meeting at the President’s Office in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, Dec. 1, 2011. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)


The 74-foot-tall Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit using 30,000 energy efficient LED lights in the 79th annual lighting ceremony, Nov. 30, 2011 in New York. (Henny Ray Abrams/AP Photo)


Keith Curo, of Pasadena, stops to look over the damage caused by a fallen tree at a Shell gas station on the corner of North San Gabriel Avenue and East Colorado Boulevard, Dec. 1, 2011, in Pasadena, Calif. Some of the worst winds in years blasted through California overnight, sweeping through canyons, gusting up to 97 mph. (Bret Hartman/AP Photo)

Bill Burns, a maintenance worker of Chicago, checks after setting up a star lights on Lincoln avenue in Chicago, Dec. 1, 2011. (Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo)


Two artists from Birdhouse Factory circus perform in a downtown street during a promotional event in Hong Kong, Dec. 1, 2011. The show, with performers from Canada, Mongolia, Israel and the United States aged between 22 and 45, blends circus skills, wild machines and theatrical elements. (Vincent Yu/AP Photo)


An Indian laborer works in an iron and steel factory on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Dec. 1, 2011. India’s economic growth skidded to 6.9 percent in the July-September quarter, it?s lowest in over two years, and is forecast to slow further amid delayed economic reforms and a worsening global outlook. (Channi Anand/AP Photo)


India’s Naga tribe dancers in traditional attire perform a warrior dance during the inauguration of the Hornbill festival in Kisama village, India, Dec. 1, 2011. The weeklong festival held annually to celebrate northeastern Nagaland’s statehood day concludes Dec.7. (Anupam Nath/AP Photo)







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