A group of Occupy demonstrators pitched tents and took over a Bank oF America branch to protest tuition increases in San Francisco on November 16, 2011. Police later arrested and removed the protesters.
George Clooney, Stacy Keibler, and cast of the motion picture dramatic comedy "The Descendants", attend the premiere of the film at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, in Beverly Hills on November 15, 2011. UPI/Jim Ruymen
The courts this year were far from empty, with a wide host of celebrities, political figures and criminals going before the bench to plead their cases, or admit guilt. These are the top 10 trials of 2011.
Occupy Wall Street protesters could return to Zuccotti Park just hours after police ordered them out and dismantled their tents in massive raid that began around 3 a.m., a New York judge ruled Tuesday.
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and cast of the motion picture romantic fantasy "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1", attend the premiere of the film at Nokia Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on November 14, 2011.
Anti-government protesters continue to march demanding the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The United States has said it is "deeply troubled" by reports of attacks on civilians in the Yemeni flashpoint city of Taez. Yemen's president Sunday said his deputy would form a unity government aimed at ending the political violence wrecking the nation.
The Patriots bested the Jets as their rivalry continued, Tebow's Broncos topped the Chiefs even though he only completed two passes, the Ravens somehow were beaten by the Seahawks after their performance against the Steelers last week and Dallas dominated the limping Bills.
Leaders of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, meeting in Honolulu, agreed to take steps aimed at increasing job creation and economic growth. As part of their commitment to promoting a green economy, the APEC leaders agreed to support sustainable growth and create green jobs by developing a list of environmental goods on which APEC economies will reduce applied tariffs to 5 percent or less by 2015.
Roger Federer (L) of Switzerland holds the championship trophy next to NBA player Tony Parker (C) and Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after winning the BNP Paribas Masters final in Paris on November 13, 2011. Federer defeated Tsonga 6-1, 7-6 (3) to win the tournament for the first time in his career.
Protesters broke in to the Saudi Arabian and Qatar embassies in Damascus after the Arab League voted to suspend Syria's membership. Eighteen member states of the Arab League chaired by Qatar voted Saturday to suspend Syria from its meetings and impose sanctions in response to the Syrian government's crackdown on anti-regime protesters, killing more than 3,500 people since March.
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