The day in pictures - 17 November 2012

Dublin, Ireland

A protest march held in Dublin called for changes to abortion law after a woman died after being refused an abortion.

Siobhan Clancy takes part in a vigil in Dublin in memory of Savita Halappanavar and in support of changes to abortion law
Siobhan Clancy takes part in a vigil in Dublin in memory of Savita Halappanavar and in support of changes to abortion law Credit: Reuters

Manfalut, Cairo

Fifty people, mostly children, were killed when a train crashed into a school bus as it crossed rail tracks in the Egyptian city of Manfalut, south of Cairo,

Relatives of victims look at the wreckage in Manfalut
Relatives of victims look at the wreckage in Manfalut Credit: Reuters/Stringer

Beirut, Lebanon

Syrian children from Aleppo jump into the Mediterranean sea at Ramlet el Baida on a warm day in Beirut.

Syrian children from Aleppo jump into the Mediterranean sea
Syrian children from Aleppo jump into the Mediterranean sea Credit: Reuters

Gaza City

An explosion and smoke are seen after Israeli strikes in Gaza City.

An explosion and smoke are seen after Israeli strikes in Gaza City November 17, 2012.
An explosion and smoke are seen after Israeli strikes in Gaza City November 17, 2012. Credit: Reuters

London, UK

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators protest near the Israeli Embassy in London
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators protest near the Israeli Embassy in London Credit: PA

Paris, France

A demonstration against a draft law to allow same-sex marriage in France.

Protestors hold placards and balloons during a demonstration against a draft law to allow same-sex marriage in Pari
Some of the placards said "Father+mother, there is nothing better for a child" Credit: Reuters

Texas, United States

Racegoers watch the third practice session of the US F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin.

Racegoers watch the third practice session of the US F1 Grand Prix
Racegoers watch the third practice session of the US F1 Grand Prix Credit: Reuters