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These are the Top European News photos for the month of November chosen by our panel of photographers and experts


Free Education Protests by Carl Court

A protester attempts to smash a Starbucks window during a demonstration against fees and cuts in the education system on November 19, 2014 in London, England. A coalition of student groups have organized a day of nationwide protests in support of free education and to campaign against cuts.


Remembrance Sunday by Jeff J Mitchell

Both serving and former commandos gather during the Commando Memorial Service to commemorate and pay respect to the sacrifice of service men and women who fought in the two World Wars, and subsequent conflicts, on November 9, 2014 in Spean Bridge, Scotland.


Ebola Nurse Teresa Romero by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez

Spanish nurse Teresa Romero attends a meeting with the press before she leaves Carlos III Hospital after being discharged on November 5, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Teresa Romero was the first person outside West Africa to contract Ebola when she tested positive on October 6th.


25th Anniversary of Fall of the Berlin Wall by Carsten Koall

A man balancing on the bridge railing as people gather to see the illumination near Boesebruecke bridge in Bornholmer Strasse, where 25 years ago thousands of East Germans first crossed unimpeded though a gate of the Berlin Wall into West Berlin, on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Wall on November 9, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.


Bird Flu H5N8 by Carsten Koall

Pathologist Sascha Gerst at the state agriculture agency in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania takes samples from the carcass of a wild duck at the agency lab to test for bird flu on November 28, 2014 in Rostock, Germany. Northern Europe is on high alert after cases of the H5N8 bird flu virus were confirmed in wild fowl and also at poultry farms in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and tens of thousands of animals have already been killed by authorities in an effort to stem the virus from spreading. Authorities believe the virus arrived with migrating birds from Asia.


Perchten Gathering by Philipp Guelland

Participants dressed as Perchten roam village streets to chase away evil winter spirits in the annual Perchten gathering in Bavaria on November 29, 2014 near Kirchseeon, Germany. Perchten are the mythical entourage of Perchta, a goddess in ancient southern German alpine pagan tradition, and are usually fearsome creatures with tusks and horns and covered in hair. The tradition dates back at least to the 16th century and is also related to traditions of Krampus, Teifel, Klausen and La Befana, all animal-like creatures in the German, Austrian, Italian and Swiss alpine regions whose duties include instilling fear into naughty children.


Annual Leonhardifahrt Procession in Bavaria by Philipp Guelland

Young girls wearing traditional Bavarian folk outfits as they sit atop a carriage for the annual Leonhardifahrt procession in Bavaria on November 6, 2014 in Bad Toelz, Germany. The procession honors St. Leonhard, the patron saint of animals used in agriculture, especially horses, in a tradition going back at least to the 15th century.


Perchten Gathering by Philipp Guelland

Participants dressed as Perchten roam village streets to chase away evil winter spirits in the annual Perchten gathering in Bavaria on November 29, 2014 near Kirchseeon, Germany.


Mario Draghi holds final Press Conference by Thomas Lohnes

Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, laughs as he speaks to the media following the monthly ECB board meeting on November 6, 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany. This is the last press conference Draghi will hold as the ECB is in the process of moving into its newly-built headquarters away from the central banking district in Frankfurt.


Seal Pup Season at Donna Nook reserve by Dan Kitwood

A Grey Seal Cow tends to her newly born Pup in the sand dunes at sunset near the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust’s Donna Nook nature reserve on November 24, 2014 in Grimsby, England.

Seal pup numbers have increased on last year with over 800 pups born at the reserve so far. 2013 was a particularly difficult breeding season largely affected by the poor weather including tidal surges.


Volunteers remove Tower of London Poppies by Peter Macdiarmid

A gull soars overhead as volunteers continue to remove 888,246 hand-made poppies, representing each of the commonwealth servicemen and women killed in World War I at Tower of London on November 14, 2014. Around five million people are thought to have visited the artwork entitled ‘Blood-Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ by artist Paul Cummins and Tom Piper and removal is estimated to take 8,000 volunteers around two weeks.


Remembrance Sunday in Alrewas by Christopher Furlong

Members of the public and veterans gather to commemorate and pay respect to the sacrifice of service men and women who fought in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts at the National Memorial Arboretum on November 9, 2014 in Alrewas, United Kingdom. People across the UK and the world gathered to pay tribute to service personnel who have died during conflicts, as part of the annual Remembrance Sunday ceremonies. This year is taking on added significance as it is the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.


Ed Miliband by Peter Macdiarmid

Labour Leader Ed Miliband waits to enter the hall to address supporters on November 13, 2014 in London, England. Mr Miliband’s leadership has been criticised from some members of his own party recently.