Nov 11, 2014 8:26 AM

AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) Commemorations were big in Europe last week as the world celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and nations honored soldiers who died during World War I.

Anti-austerity demonstrations in Brussels and London saw protesters confront police, while in Frankfurt, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi opened the door to further stimulus measures.

Islamic State militants still fought to capture the Syrian town of Kobani, where tens of thousands of residents have turned into refugees. In Madrid, a nursing assistant who beat Ebola was released from the hospital. The starlings came back to the Scottish town of Gretna for their twice-annual visit while in Montenegro, where natural beauty is being threatened by industrial waste, a fisherman practiced his craft on Skadar Lake.

In sports, a Jacksonville Jaguars player was tackled in a NFL game at London's Wembley Stadium and Chelsea's Diego Costa attempted an overhead kick against Liverpool.

At the MTV European Music Awards, host Nicki Minaj was lowered into the auditorium on wires.


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