World news in pictures on Nov 26

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Bangalore, Nov 26: Oneindia brings to you selected photo news from across the world. 

In Minnesota, Gov. Mark Dayton, is seen formally inaugurating Thanksgiving week in Minnesota by ordering a brief stay of execution for a turkey at the state Capitol. The turkey will be sent to the St. Paul Salvation Army and, eventually, be served to the less-fortunate. This turkey is the brother of two turkeys that were sent to The White House for a presidential pardon.

In Syria a fuel tank was burned by rebels shelling. Syria's government and opposition will hold their first peace talks on Jan. 22 in Geneva, in an attempt to halt the nearly 3-year-old civil war that has killed more than 100,000 people, the United Nations announces.

In Rome, Berlusconi claimed on Monday that new affidavits from 12 witnesses and 15,000 pages of documentation from Hong Kong prove he is innocent - even though his tax fraud trial is over and his guilty verdict has been upheld by Italy's highest court. Italian on the folder reads "Press Conference, San Lorenzo in Lucina, Rome.

In Israel, military says the Blue Flag exercise is an international air force drill, a first of its kind, hosted by Israel at the Ovda airbase near Eilat with the participation of the Israeli, American, Greek and Italian combat planes.

In Vatican City, Pope Francis and Russian President Vladimir Putin met on the occasion of their private audience. Putin presented Francis with an image of the icon of the Madonna of Vladimir, an important religious icon for the Russian Orthodox faithful. After they exchanged the gifts, Putin asked Francis if he liked it, and Francis said he did. Putin then crossed himself and kissed the image, and Francis followed suit. They met privately for 35 minutes Monday evening in the pope's private library.

In New Jersey, Monica Gill was crowned Miss India USA 2013 by outgoing Miss India USA 2012 Priyan Bhargava at a beauty pagent held on Sunday. 

In Minnesota

Gov Mark Dayton kicks off Thanksgiving week in Minnesota

In Syria

Syrian firefighters extinguish a fuel tank that was burned by rebels shelling

In Israel

An Italian air force plane AMX takes off from Ovda airbase near Eilat, southern Israel

In Rome

Italian Senator Silvio Berlusconi prepares to speak at a press conference in Rome

In Vatican City

Pope Francis and Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shake hands after exchanging gifts on the occasion of their private audience at the Vatican

In New Jersey

Monica Gill crowned Miss India USA 2013 Alycia Rehmatullah, 15, from Atlanta was declared Miss Teen India USA at a beauty pagent held in New Jersey on Sunday

OneIndia News

(With PTI inputs)

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