Newly born children are seen at a hospital in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. Because of the day’s numerical conjunction, 11.11.11, people believe it to be an auspicious day with many expectant parents hoping to deliver their child today.
Pakistani mother Shabana tends to her new born baby twins at a government hospital on the ‘Magic Date 11.11.11’ in Karachi on November 11, 2011. News media across Asia are reporting November 11, 2011 – abbreviated 11/11/11 – as an auspicious day, with expectant mothers hoping their children to be delivered on the day and some countries holding mass marriages.
Pakistani man Muhammad Saleem holds his new born baby twins at a government hospital on the ‘Magic Date 11.11.11’ in Karachi on November 11, 2011. News media across Asia are reporting November 11, 2011 – abbreviated 11/11/11 – as an auspicious day, with expectant mothers hoping their children to be delivered on the day and some countries holding mass marriages.
People use a floating device to cross the flood waters in Bangkok on November 11, 2011. The Thai capital, built on swampland, is slowly sinking and the floods currently besieging Bangkok could be merely a foretaste of a grim future as climate change makes its impact felt, experts say.
Polish police detain a demonstrator during a protest against the celebration of the Independence Day in Warsaw November 11, 2011. A group of about 100 people, mainly anarchist supporters clashed with police, local media reported. Poland marks its Independence Day 93 years after the cessation of hostilities was announced at Compiegne, France in 1918. The day marks the end of the First World War and the reunification and rebirth of an independent Polish state.
Israeli forces fire tear gas canisters towards Palestinian stone throwers during clashes following a weekly demonstration against Israeli-occupation in the northern West Bank village of Kfar Kadum, on November 11, 2011. The Palestinian leadership is unsure how to advance its bid for UN membership as a state, with the Security Council set to confirm today it is deadlocked over the application, diplomats said.
Lebanese and Syrians living in Lebanon carry a poster with pictures of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and late former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, as they chant slogans and gesture during a protest march in solidarity with Syria’s anti-government protesters, in the port-city of Tripoli in northern Lebanon November 11, 2011.
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, attends the closing session of the 17th summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Addu, Maldives, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011.
JAKARTA, INDONESIA – NOVEMBER 11: Indonesian fans celebrate a goal during the Group A football match against Singapore on day one of the 2011 Southeast Asian Games at Stadion Utama Gerlora Bung Karno on November 11, 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Newlywed couples swear in during a mass wedding ceremony at the Hokkien Association building in Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. Over 300 brides and grooms attended the ceremony to mark the unique date of 11-11-11.
MADINGLEY, UNITED KINGDOM – NOVEMBER 11: Joshua Donahue walks with his daughter Addelyne Donahue through the Cambridge American Cemetery after a remembrance service on November 11, 2011 in Madingley, United Kingdom. The American Cemetery at Madingley is the only American WWII burial ground in England, and is the resting place of 3,812 American military personel who died in the Battle of the Atlantic during World War II. The names of 5,126 Americans who gave their lives, but whose remains were never recovered or identified, are inscribed in the walls of Portland stone that surround the cemetary. Armistice Day traditionally marks the end of the WWI when Germany and the allied forces signed the armistice signaling the end of hostilities on the Western Front. The cessation of the war officially took effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month and is marked annually by services of remembrance for all those who have fallen in wars and a two minute silence.
BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN – NOVEMBER 11: In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft is seen at the launch pad after being raised into vertical position at the Baikonur Cosmodrome November 11, 2011 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The launch of the Soyuz spacecraft with Expedition 29 Soyuz Commander Anton Shkaplerov of Russia, NASA Flight Engineer Dan Burbank and Russian Flight Engineer Anatoly Ivanishin is scheduled for 10:14 a.m. local time on November 14, 2011.
A woman holding a poster of Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh shouts slogans in support of him during a rally in Sanaa November 11, 2011. At least 11 people were killed in heavy fighting in the Yemeni city of Taiz on Friday, a day after a U.N. envoy began a new mission to push President Ali Abdullah Saleh to quit under a Gulf peace plan.
Panda De De relaxes inside its enclosure at the Madrid Zoo & Aquarium November 11, 2011. De De and its twin panda Po, born September 7, 2010, were conceived through artificial insemination in a joint effort by Spain’s National Research council and scientists from China. The cubs are the first of their species to be born in Spain since 1982, according to Chinese veterinarian Yuan Bo, and have been reunited with their mother for the first time since their birth.
Police use water cannons against demonstrators during protests on the occasion of the independence day in the centre of Warsaw, November 11, 2011.
A man takes part in a collective meditation session for a more harmonious Earth, on the top of a hill, believed to be a holly Thracian sanctuary near the village of Mutenitsa, some 160 km east of Sofia on November 11, 2011 at 11:11 am local time (09H11 GMT). Many numerologists, metaphysicists, psychics and their followers, occultists and conspiracy theorists will be watching for signs of some broad humanistic awakening, a harmonic convergence, even a portal opening into a new dimension, as some experts predict a major ‘shift in consciousness.’ Thousands will gather for 11/11/11 ceremonies, trance dances or day-in-the-life video projects around the world, and several Facebook pages marking the date have popped up.
A bus carrying workers passes by the parking lot of J-Village, a soccer training complex now serving as an operation base for those battling Japan’s nuclear disaster, near Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)’s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima prefecture November 11, 2011, eight months after the disaster.