RAISING A CANDLE:‘Bring Back Our Girls’ campaigners in Nigeria marked the 500th day since the abduction of 270 girls from a school in Chibok in August 2014. Despite a government pledge to get them back, hopes for their rescue appear to dwindle.
DARK NIGHT: Beirut was left reeling in shock after at least 37 people were killed and more than 181 wounded on November 12 in two suicide bomb blasts.
IN MEMORIAM: Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower was lit with the French tricolor in a nod to the victims killed in a series of attacks that hit the capital on November 13.
HISTORY UNDONE: The world mourned the destruction of the Romanera Temple of Bel by Daesh militants in the historical Syrian city of Palmyra.
UP IN THE AIR: Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov (L) speaks with a military investigator at the crash site of a Russian airliner in Sinai. On October 31, all 224 people aboard the Russian plane were killed.
IN REMEMBRANCE: Tunisia was struck by terror in June when 38 tourists were killed at a beach resort in Sousse. Tourism has since declined significantly.
DUTY BECKONS: A deadly stampede left over 700 people dead and nearly 860 people injured in this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayaf ordered a probe into the cause of the tragedy.