In Pics: What happened across the world on November 22

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Bangalore, Nov 22: At least 35 people were killed in an oil explosion after the leaking oil pipeline caught fire in Qingdao, China. Reports suggest that the workers were trying to fix the broken pipeline, when the explosion took place. More than 100 fire fighters were trying to douse the fire.

Meanwhile, writer Salman Rushdie and filmmaker Mira Nair were honoured for their contribution and their commitment to the global artistic community. The Ind0-American Arts Council honoured them on Thursday.

OneIndia news brings to you news from across the world in pictures.

In Qingdao, China

A woman runs near a damaged street following a pipeline explosion in Qingdao in east China 's Shandong province. The oil pipeline owned by China's largest oil refiner, Sinopec, ruptured and while being repaired caught fire and exploded, killing many people and injuring others.

In United States

Michael Skakel, accused in the 1975 slaying of neighbour Martha Moxley, walks with attorneys Hubert Santos and Jessica Santos outside Stamford Superior Court in Stamford after being released following a hearing. Skakel, the 53-year-old nephew of Robert F. Kennedy's widow, Ethel Kennedy, who has served 11 years of a 20 years to life sentence, will remain free awaiting a new trial.

In Paris

French President Francois Hollande hugs French singer and actress Line Renaud after awarding her with the medal of Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor, during a ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

In Switzerland

A woman makes her way through the snow at Malixer mountain above the Rhine valley near Chur, Switzerland. Weather forecasts predict changeable weather and cold temperatures for Switzerland.

In New York

Salman Rushdie being honored by IAAC during their 15th Annual Gala in New York. Aroon Shivdasani Dirtector IAAC and Actress Madhur Jaffrey were also seen.

In United States

Sosie Bacon, on stage after being announced as the Miss Golden Globe 2014 during a press conference held at the Fig & Olive in West Hollywood.

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