A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world.
Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, has said that he must consult a “loya jirga” starting Nov. 21 to receive authorization for his approval of the draft Bilateral Security Agreement between Afghanistan and the US. (October photo by Miles Willis/Getty Images)
“The Senate Banking Committee plans to vote on Janet Yellen’s nomination as soon as possible, which could potentially be as early as next week,” a committee aide is quoted by Reuters as saying on the 14th. Yellen will be the first woman to head the Federal Reserve if confirmed by the Senate and will succeed Ben Bernanke. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
American Matt Gone poses before the opening of the Expotattoo Venezuela in January. Richmond, Va hosts its tattoo gathering this week. (JUAN BARRETO AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama (R) and former President George W. Bush shake hands during the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in April. Bush is scheduled to speak this week at the DUG East energy conference in Pittsburgh.
(JEWEL SAMAD, AFP/Getty)
A fan of Ghana national football team attends the 2014 World Cup qualifying football match between Ghana and Egypt on October 15,2013 at the Babayara Sports Stadium in Kumasi. The teams are scheduled to play again on Tuesday. (AFP/Getty Images)
This handout picture taken by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on November 13, 2013 shows US nuclear expert Lake Barrett (R) inspecting the unit four reactor building of the crippled TEPCO’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture. Barrett was in Fukushima for the preparation of removal of fuels from spent fuel pool in the unit four reactor building.
A supporter of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as ‘Prachanda’, waits to listen to him speak at an election campaign rally in Kathmandu on November 15, 2013. Nepal’s election is scheduled for November 19. More than 100 parties, including three major ones — the Unified Marxist-Leninist, the Nepali Congress and the Maoists — are fielding candidates for the 601-seat parliament, which is also expected to act as a constitution-drafting body. (PRAKASH MATHEMA AFP/Getty)
Holding a placard with the face of the CEO of Swiss banking giant UBS Sergio Ermotti, members of the youth organization JUSO of the Swiss Social Democrats (SP) take part on November 2, 2013 in the centre of Zurich in a demonstration in favour of their initative “1:12″ to limit the amount of money companies pay their managers. The initiative goes on a nationwide vote on November 24, 2013. The placard reads in German ” As UBS boss I earn as much as all these people together”. The initiative goes on a nationwide vote on November 24. (FABRICE COFFRINI, AFP/Getty)
Visitors enter the David Wills House, where President Lincoln “prepared the final touches” on the Gettysburg Address, according to written materials at a 2012 ceremony. Tuesday marks 150 years since Lincoln gave the famous speech. (Sun file photo by Algerina Perna)
Jonathan Gamel-Constant washes the sidewalk behind Talbott Springs Elementary School in Columbia during a 2012 event organized by the U.S. Green Building Council. The group will hold its national meeting this week in Philadelphia. (Brian Krista/Baltimore Sun Media Group)