A riot police officer is engulfed by petrol bomb flames thrown by protesters in front of the parliament during clashes in Athens, Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012. Greece�s fragile coalition government faces its toughest test so far when lawmakers vote later Wednesday on new painful austerity measures demanded to keep the country afloat, on the second day of a nationwide general strike. The 13.5 billion euro ($17.3 billion) package is expected to scrape through Parliament, following a hasty one-day debate. But potential defections could severely weaken the conservative-led coalition formed in June with the intention of keeping Greece in the euro.
Newly graduated Afghan police officers demonstrate their skills during a graduation ceremony at a National Police training center in Laghman province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Over 138 Local police officers graduated after receiving one months of training in Laghman.
A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands guard at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The Chinese Communist Party's 18th National Congress is scheduled to begin Nov. 8 in the Chinese capital. The once-a-decade event will install new leadership to run the world's second largest economy and newly assertive global power.
Estefania Weselak, representing Entre Rios province, sits backstage before participating in the final round of the Miss Argentina contest, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Representative of Argentina's Tucuman province Camila Solorzano, won the competition and will represent Argentina in the 2012 Miss Universe contest on December 19th in Las Vegas.
Indian students react to results on television networks during an event organized by the U.S. embassy at the landmark Imperial Hotel in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Obama captured a second White House term, blunting a mighty challenge by Republican Mitt Romney as Americans voted for a leader they knew over a wealthy businessman they did not.
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walks away from the podium after conceding the race during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Boston.
Russian soldiers dressed in Red Army World War II uniform prepare to parade in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Thousands of Russian soldiers and military cadets marched across Red Square to mark the 71st anniversary of a historic World War II parade. The show honored the participants of the Nov. 7, 1941 parade who then headed directly to the front to defend Moscow from the Nazi forces. The parade Monday involved about 6,000 people, many of them dressed in World War II-era uniforms.
An New York Police Department van drives along a street soaked with rain and covered with debris in a Rockaway neighborhood of the borough of Queens, New York, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, as a nor'easter aggravates already bad conditions in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.