The day in photos: November 14, 2012

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A riot policeman runs past a fire set by protestors during clashes in Lisbon during a general strike Wednesday, Nov. 14 2012. The second general strike in eight months in Portugal, where the government intends to intensify austerity measures next year, left commuters stranded as trains ground to a virtual halt and the Lisbon subway shut down. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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Columns of smoke rise following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Palestinian witnesses say Israeli airstrikes have hit a series of targets across Gaza City, shortly after the assassination of the top Hamas commander. Hamas security officials say two Hamas training facilities were among the targets in the Wednesday afternoon bombings. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Jihad Masharawi weeps while he holds the body of his 11-month old son Ahmad, at Shifa hospital following an Israeli air strike on their family house, in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. The Israeli military said its assassination of the Hamas military commander Ahmed Jabari, marks the beginning of an operation against Gaza militants. (AP Photo/Majed Hamdan)

President Barack Obama gestures as he answers a question during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. The president touched on various topics including the widening sex scandal, UN Ambassador Susan Rice and possibly meeting with his recent presidential rival Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Louise McCarthy carts belongings from her flood-damaged home as she passes the charred ruins of other homes in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. A fire destroyed more than 100 homes in the oceanfront community during Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Calif., accompanied by women House Democrats, laughs during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, where she announced that she wants to remain as the top Democrat in the House of Representatives. From left are, Rep. Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., Rep.-elect Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Pelosi, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Unidentified friends of the pilot of a small plane that authorities say crashed into a west Jackson, Miss., home shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday evening, Nov. 13, 2012, hug each other as they await information as to the pilot and passengers. The home’s resident is believed to have escaped but authorities have not released names of plane’s passengers. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

In this Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 photo, members of Afghanistan’s elite Civil Order Police line up for prayers inside a cavernous dome shaped building constructed by U.S, contractors to house the 3rd Battallion, at their base in Marjah, southern Helmand province, Afghanistan. As the U.S. and NATO close out their mission in Afghanistan preparing for the final withdrawal of combat troops by the end of 2014, the worry looms large that fresh outbursts of ethnically motivated fighting would send the country into a spiral of chaos and violence. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

A suspected crack user who was feeling ill cries out in pain as she is carried by a social worker to a waiting van, to take her to a nearby shelter in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Since police have stormed some of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous shantytowns to seize back territory long held by a powerful drug dealing organization, hundreds of crack cocaine addicts have moved to other areas, creating new “cracklands.” Health workers make daily rounds, as part of a program run by Rio de Janeiro’s Social Action Secretariat, looking for the suspected addicts to remove them from the streets. In the past week, 290 suspected addicts were taken to nearby shelters. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Northern Ireland’s Kyle Lafferty, left, battles with Azerbaijan’s Ali Gokdemir during the World Cup 2014 Qualifying, Group F match at Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/PA, Paul Faith)

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