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This week in photos: US presidential election, China’s 18th party congress, and more

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Nov. 9, 2012. Taxis wait in line for gas on the first day of a new gasoline rationing plan that allows motorists to fill up only every other day in New York City.
Nov. 8, 2012. The Great Hall of the People during the opening session of the 18th Communist Party Congress in Beijing,
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Nov. 9, 2012. US President Barack Obama speaks to media regarding ways of the avoiding the fiscal cliff at the end of the year.
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Nov. 6, 2012. Students hold a poster of US President Barack Obama as they watch the US election vote counting.
Getty Images / John Moore
Nov. 6, 2012. Residents carry their belongings passed a demolished house on the Sea Bright neighborhood of the Jersey Shore in New Jersey.
Getty Images / Ed Giles
Nov. 6, 2012. A resident of Aleppo, Syria, cleans the pavement outside his apartment after returning to his home following a lull in fighting.
Getty Images / Yawar Nazir
Nov. 5, 2012. A farmer picks saffron flowers in Pampore, India, as changing climatic conditions reduce the yield by 50 to 60 percent.
Getty Images / Hannelore Foerster
Nov. 5, 2012. The giant Euro symbol stands illuminated outside the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, after the bank voted to leave interest rates unchanged.
Getty Images / Bruce Bennett
Nov. 6, 2012. A voter marks his ballot via cell phone light at the generator powered polling site at First United Methodist Church in Oceanside, New York.
Getty Images / Matthew Cavanaugh
Nov. 7, 2012. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves to the crowd before conceding the presidency in Boston, Massachusetts.
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