A police officer organizes packages of seized marijuana as it is displayed to the press in Cali, Colombia. Police seized more than two tons of marijuana, which authorities say belonged to a gang linked to rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Christian Escobar Mora/AP
Two Yemeni sisters dressed as angels, hold hands while walking in an alley of the old city on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or Feast of the Sacrifice, in Sanaa, Yemen. Muhammed Muheisen/AP
Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush, and former Vice President Dick Cheney (l.-r.) participate in the ground-breaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Mike Stone/Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves the stage during a party meeting of her Christian Democratic Union in Karlsruhe, southern Germany. Oliver Lang/AP
Britain's Prince William and his fiancee, Kate Middleton, pose for the media at St. James's Palace in London after announcing their engagement. The couple are to wed in 2011. Sang Tan/AP
World Scotch Pie Championship judges Alex Hopkins (l.) and Ron Kidd smell and taste a pie during the competition in Dunfermline, Scotland. Judges spent the day tasting over four hundred different types of pies, bridies, and sausage rolls. David Moir/Reuters
South Korean housewives make the traditional side dish kimchi (fermented cabbage) during a charity event at the Seoul Plaza in Seoul. About 2,000 volunteers made 270 tons of kimchi on Tuesday to give away to needy neighbors during the winter season. Truth Leem/Reuters
A woman lays a carnation at a monument in the courtyard of the National Technical University of Athens, formerly known as the Polytechnic. The monument honors students killed in a 1973 pro-democracy uprising. Thousands of people are expected to take part in a march to the US Embassy to Athens on Wednesday, the 37th anniversary of the deaths during Greece's 1967-74 dictatorship. Most Greeks have not forgiven the US for backing the junta, which collapsed eight months after the student uprising. Thanassis Stavrakis/AP
A man swims in a pool at a luxury hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The government is targeting $2 billion in tourism revenue a year by 2016. Sri Lanka earned $350 million in 2009, and $391.8 million by October this year. /Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Reuters
Maria Jose Vera, a Spanish flamenco teacher, is reflected in a mirror while teaching a class in Malaga, southern Spain. Flamenco has been included in UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list, Spain's Culture Ministry reported on Tuesday. Jon Nazca/Reuters
Alabama Gov. Bob Riley pets Clyde the Thanksgiving turkey that he pardoned during ceremonies at the governor's mansion in Montgomery. Riley allowed a group of children to determine Clyde's fate. Dave Martin/AP
Bulgarian scientists hold candles during a silent rally in central Sofia. Hundreds of scientists from the Bulgarian Sciences Academy gathered to continue their protest against the severe budget cuts and the neglectful policy on science and education. Valentina Petrova/AP
A olive tree is pictured during sunset near Alyki in the Island of Paros, Greece. The olive harvest in Greece is now taking place. Matthias Schrader/AP
More than 100 British universities are finding positions for about 140 Syrian and Iraqi professors, who will return home when it is safe to do so. They will not be refugees but will have visas as visiting academics.
ByJoseph D'Urso, Thomson Reuters Foundation (trust.org)
British universities – including Oxford, the oldest in the country – are opening their doors to academics fleeing Syria's civil war, expecting an exchange of ideas based on their research and experiences that will benefit both sides.