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USA/
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March 04, 2009
A pigeon flies over New York March 3, 2009. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (UNITED STATES) FOR BEST QUALITY...
New York, UNITED STATES
Pigeon flies over New York
A pigeon flies over New York March 3, 2009. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (UNITED STATES) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE SEE: GM1E5A716DX01
US/
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March 25, 2009
A man stands outside the New York Stock Exchange March 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES BUSINESS)

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New York, UNITED STATES
A man stands outside the New York Stock Exchange
A man stands outside the New York Stock Exchange March 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES BUSINESS)

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CHILE-FINANCIAL/CRISIS
RTXBHPQ
February 11, 2009
Men walk through the financial district next to Santiago´s stock exchange February 11, 2009. Chilean...
Santiago, Chile
Men walk through the financial district next to Santiago´s stock exchange
Men walk through the financial district next to Santiago´s stock exchange February 11, 2009. Chilean blue chips fell more than two percent a day earlier, tracking deeper losses on Wall Street after a revamped U.S. financial rescue plan failed to ease market nerves, while the peso firmed to a four-month high against the dollar. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE) FOR BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE: ALSO SEE GM1E5A700G101
MARKETS-PRECIOUS-COMEX
RTXBJQ7
February 12, 2009
A man works on the on the phones at the gold futures trading pit at the New York Mercantile Exchange,...
New York, UNITED STATES
Man works on phones at gold futures trading pit at New York Mercantile Exchange
A man works on the on the phones at the gold futures trading pit at the New York Mercantile Exchange, February 12, 2009. U.S. gold futures climbed above the $950 level on Thursday, ignoring a stronger dollar and weaker energy prices as investment buying surged in bullion-backed exchange-traded funds amid economic uncertainties. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES)
CONTINENTAL/
RTXCOJ7
March 12, 2009
Louis Forzy, Clairoix Continental factory director, is hit by eggs and an union flag thrown by employees...
CLAIROIX, France
Forzy, Clairoix Continental factory director, is hit by eggs and union flag thrown by employees as he...
Louis Forzy, Clairoix Continental factory director, is hit by eggs and an union flag thrown by employees as he delivers a speech in Clairoix March 12, 2009 the day after announcements that the company will cut nearly 2,000 jobs and close production at two high-cost European tyre manufacturing sites amid a severe crisis in the auto industry. Production capacity of 8 million car tyres annually in its French site in Clairoix would affect some 1,200 employees. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (TRANSPORT BUSINESS IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)
G7/
RTXBME3
February 14, 2009
European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet gestures as he attends a news conference during a...
Rome, Italy
European Central Bank President Trichet gestures as he attends a news conference during a G7 finance...
European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet gestures as he attends a news conference during a G7 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Rome February 14, 2009. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico (ITALY)
FINANCIAL/AIG
RTXCXNU
March 18, 2009
AIG CEO Edward Liddy interacts with protestors from the group "Code Pink" as he arrives to testify before...
Washington, UNITED STATES
AIG CEO Liddy interacts with protestors from group "Code Pink" on Capitol Hill in Washington
AIG CEO Edward Liddy interacts with protestors from the group "Code Pink" as he arrives to testify before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises as they hold a hearing on "American International Group's Impact on the Global Economy: Before, During, and After Federal Intervention" on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES POLITICS BUSINESS)
INDIA
RTXP2F1
January 22, 2009
Family members of unemployed diamond workers raise slogans during a protest in the western Indian city...
Ahmedabad, India
Family members of unemployed diamond workers raise slogans during a protest in the western Indian city...
Family members of unemployed diamond workers raise slogans during a protest in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad January 22, 2009. The members on Thursday took to streets and demanded the reopening of closed diamond units across the Gujarat state. The recession had badly hit the diamond industry in Gujarat and more than a dozen people have committed suicide in the last few months across the state, local media reports said. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
MALAYSIA/
RTXC1ZN
February 25, 2009
A Bangladeshi sits near mosquito nets under a bridge behind the Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Bangladeshi sits near mosquito nets under a bridge behind the Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur...
A Bangladeshi sits near mosquito nets under a bridge behind the Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur February 25, 2009. Hundreds of Bangladeshi workers have been living along the cemented banks of Gombak river, fleeing their employers who have delayed paying their wages. Many Bangladeshis say they have not been paid for up to nine months as the recession bites into Malaysia's construction, manufacturing and services industries. REUTERS/Zainal Abd Halim (MALAYSIA)
USA
RTXCW71
March 17, 2009
A campsite at a homeless tent city in Sacramento California March 15, 2009. Sacramento's tent city has...
Sacramento, UNITED STATES
A campsite at a homeless tent city in Sacramento California
A campsite at a homeless tent city in Sacramento California March 15, 2009. Sacramento's tent city has seen an increase in population as unemployment numbers grow in the US. REUTERS/ Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES SOCIETY BUSINESS)
SERBIA/
RTR23679
January 08, 2009
A man lies on a mattress in a homeless shelter in Belgrade January 8, 2009. The shelter is the only one...
Belgrade, Serbia
A man lies on a mattress in a homeless shelter in Belgrade
A man lies on a mattress in a homeless shelter in Belgrade January 8, 2009. The shelter is the only one in Belgrade which is state-run and its resources are stretched to the limits this winter as temperatures sink below zero degree Celsius. REUTERS/Marko Djurica (SERBIA)
CANADA/
RTXCEFB
March 05, 2009
Lukas Stewart, with a sign strapped to his back, uses a megaphone to attract the attention of potential...
Toronto, Canada
Lukas Stewart uses a megaphone to attract the attention of potential employers on Bay Street in the financial...
Lukas Stewart, with a sign strapped to his back, uses a megaphone to attract the attention of potential employers as he hands out resumes on Bay Street in the financial district in Toronto, March 5, 2009. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA)
BUSH/
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January 12, 2009
U.S. President George W. Bush walks off stage during his final news conference in the Brady Press Briefing...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Bush walks off stage during his final news conference at the White House in Washington...
U.S. President George W. Bush walks off stage during his final news conference in the Brady Press Briefing room at the White House in Washington January 12, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES)
BUSH
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January 13, 2009
A member of the White House staff walks off with a portrait of outgoing U.S. President George W. Bush...
Washington, UNITED STATES
A member of White House staff walks with a portrait of U.S. President Bush at the White House in Washington...
A member of the White House staff walks off with a portrait of outgoing U.S. President George W. Bush in Washington January 13, 2009. Barack Obama is scheduled to be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on January 20. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE SEE: GM1E5A80Q5H01
USA-OBAMA/
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January 11, 2009
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Derrick Brooks (L) and US Navy Yeoman First Class LaSean McCray stand in as U.S....
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brooks and US Navy Yeoman First Class McCray stand in as U.S. President-elect Obama...
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Derrick Brooks (L) and US Navy Yeoman First Class LaSean McCray stand in as U.S. President-elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle as they walk down Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House during a rehearsal for the inauguration parade for Obama in Washington January 11, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES)
OBAMA/
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January 20, 2009
President Barack Obama, the newly sworn in 44th President of the United States, waves as he and his wife...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Barack and Michelle Obama walk down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington
President Barack Obama, the newly sworn in 44th President of the United States, waves as he and his wife Michelle walk down Pennsylvania Avenue during the Inaugural parade in Washington, January 20, 2009. Michelle Obama is wearing a custom-made ensemble by Cuban-born American designer Isabel Toledo. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES)
USA-OBAMA/
RTXC3H5
February 26, 2009
Members of The President's Own United States Marine Band listen through a door as musician Stevie Wonder...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Members of The President's Own United States Marine Band listen through a door as musician Stevie Wonder...
Members of The President's Own United States Marine Band listen through a door as musician Stevie Wonder performs during a ceremony honoring him for the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the White House in Washington, February 25, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES)
OBAMA/
RTXB7QX
February 04, 2009
Shadows are cast on the White House in the early morning in Washington, February 4, 2009. REUTERS/Larry...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Shadows are cast on the White House in the early morning in Washington
Shadows are cast on the White House in the early morning in Washington, February 4, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES)
OBAMA/
RTR23OAD
January 21, 2009
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance at the Home States Ball in Washington...
Washington, UNITED STATES
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance at the Home States Ball in Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance at the Home States Ball in Washington January 20, 2009. Obama took power as the first black U.S. president on Tuesday and quickly turned the page on the Bush years, urging Americans to rally to end the worst economic crisis in generations and repair the U.S. image abroad. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (UNITED STATES)
ISRAEL-ELECTION/
RTXBGYB
February 10, 2009
Numbers on top of Azrieli Towers in Tel Aviv display exit poll results for three of Israel's parties...
Tel Aviv, Israel
Numbers on top of Azrieli Towers in Tel Aviv display exit poll results
Numbers on top of Azrieli Towers in Tel Aviv display exit poll results for three of Israel's parties (from left) Likud, Kadima and Yisrael Beiteinu February 10, 2009. Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni led exit polls after Tuesday's parliamentary election but her Kadima party's two-seat lead over right-winger Benjamin Netanyahu left it too close to call who would be prime minister. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL)
WEST BANK/
RTXP2PS
January 05, 2009
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy hold a joint news conference...
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy...
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy hold a joint news conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah January 5, 2009. Sarkozy, on a peacemaking mission to the Middle East, called on Monday for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas fighters in the Gaza Strip "as soon as possible". REUTERS/Fadi Arouri (WEST BANK POLITICS CONFLICT) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
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January 06, 2009
An Israeli soldier covers his ears as a mobile artillery unit fires a shell towards Gaza from its position...
BEERI, Israel
Israeli mobile artillery unit fires shell outside central Gaza Strip
An Israeli soldier covers his ears as a mobile artillery unit fires a shell towards Gaza from its position outside the central Gaza Strip January 6, 2009. Israel moved forces into a southern Gaza town on Tuesday and demanded Hamas be prevented from rearming as a main condition for a ceasefire in an 11-day-old conflict in which hundreds of Palestinians have been killed. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (ISRAEL)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/SHELLING
RTR2320B
January 05, 2009
Palestinian children wounded by an Israeli tank shell rush into Shifa hospital in Gaza January 5, 2009....
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian children wounded by an Israeli tank shell rush into Shifa hospital in Gaza
Palestinian children wounded by an Israeli tank shell rush into Shifa hospital in Gaza January 5, 2009. An Israeli tank shell killed three Palestinian children in their home in eastern Gaza City on Monday, medical officials said.They said several other Palestinians were wounded in the incident in Gaza's Zeitoun neighbourhood. An Israeli military spokeswoman said she was checking the report. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GF2E5AB0N7Y01
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
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January 08, 2009
White phosphorus bombs explode over Gaza city during Israel's three week offensive, January 8, 2009....
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
Smoke rises during Israeli's offensive in Gaza
White phosphorus bombs explode over Gaza city during Israel's three week offensive, January 8, 2009. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/WESTBANK
RTR23GV2
January 16, 2009
Palestinian stone-throwers run for cover from tear gas fired by Israeli border police during scuffles...
Qalandiya, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian stone-throwers run for cover from tear gas near Ramallah
Palestinian stone-throwers run for cover from tear gas fired by Israeli border police during scuffles at Qalandiya checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah January 16, 2009. Fearing that the Gaza crisis would spark violence in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, Israel imposed sweeping additional controls on movement and flooded Jerusalem's Old City with armed security personnel during Muslim weekly prayers. REUTERS/Fadi Arouri (WEST BANK)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
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January 21, 2009
A Palestinian woman salvages belongings from the rubble of her destroyed house in the village of Johr...
JOHR EL-DEEK, Palestinian Territories
A Palestinian woman salvages belongings from the rubble of her destroyed house in Johr El-Deek
A Palestinian woman salvages belongings from the rubble of her destroyed house in the village of Johr El-Deek in the Gaza Strip January 21, 2009. Israel completed a troop pullout from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Wednesday, starting its relationship with U.S. President Barack Obama by quitting Palestinian land devastated by its 22-day offensive. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen (GAZA)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/RESUMPTION
RTR23547
January 07, 2009
Israeli soldiers mourn during the funeral of their comrade Alex Mashavisky at a cemetery in Beersheba...
Beer Sheva, Israel
Israeli soldiers mourn during the funeral of their comrade Alex Mashavisky at a cemetery in Beersheba...
Israeli soldiers mourn during the funeral of their comrade Alex Mashavisky at a cemetery in Beersheba January 7, 2009. Mashavisky was killed on Tuesday during Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip. Clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian gunmen resumed in the city of Gaza on Wednesday after the expiration of a three-hour truce to allow in humanitarian aid, residents said. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (ISRAEL) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GF2E56419VM02
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/THIRDPHASE
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January 07, 2009
An Israeli woman and her two children take cover during a rocket attack near Kfar Aza, just outside the...
Kfar Aza, Israel
Israeli woman and children take cover during rocket attack near Kfar Aza
An Israeli woman and her two children take cover during a rocket attack near Kfar Aza, just outside the northern Gaza Strip January 7, 2009. The woman came to meet her husband, an Israeli army officer currently serving on the Gaza border. Rockets exploded as they were waiting for him. Israel postponed on Wednesday a decision on whether to order its armed forces to storm the Gaza Strip's urban centres, an Israeli official said, citing Egyptian- and French-led efforts to secure a truce with Hamas. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (ISRAEL)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
RTR23J17
January 18, 2009
Israeli soldiers holding a flag cross the Gaza border back to Israel early morning January 18, 2009 after...
Mefalsim, Israel
Israeli soldiers return to Israel after combat mission in Gaza
Israeli soldiers holding a flag cross the Gaza border back to Israel early morning January 18, 2009 after a combat mission in Gaza. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (ISRAEL)
SOMALIA-CONFLICT/
RTR23C5O
January 13, 2009
Somali Islamist insurgent fighters are seen at one of the bases vacated by Ethiopian troops in the capital...
Mogadishu, Somalia
Somali Islamist insurgent fighters are seen at one of the bases vacated by Ethiopian troops in the capital...
Somali Islamist insurgent fighters are seen at one of the bases vacated by Ethiopian troops in the capital Mogadishu January 13, 2009. Ethiopian soldiers supporting Somalia's Western-backed interim government quit their main bases in Mogadishu on Tuesday, witnesses said, prompting celebrations among many residents. REUTERS/Feisal Omar (SOMALIA)
MADAGASCAR-CRISIS/
RTXCVQC
March 17, 2009
Madagascar's opposition leader Andry Rajoelina greets his supporters after making his way into the presidential...
Antananarivo, Madagascar
Madagascar's opposition leader Rajoelina greets his supporters after making his way into presidential...
Madagascar's opposition leader Andry Rajoelina greets his supporters after making his way into the presidential palace in the centre of Madagascar's capital, March 17, 2009. Madagascar's President Marc Ravalomanana handed power to a navy admiral on Tuesday after a power struggle with the opposition on the Indian Ocean island, a presidential aide said. "The president has handed power to the military," spokesman Andry Ralijaona said. Ravalomanana had left his presidential palace and was at an undisclosed location. The spokesman said he believed the president had quit in the best interests of Madagascar. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (MADAGASCAR POLITICS CONFLICT IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE MILITARY)
GUATEMALA-RIGHTS/
RTXD69S
March 25, 2009
A human rights worker stands among documents at a police station archive in Guatemala City March 24,...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
A human rights worker stands among documents at a police station archive in Guatemala City
A human rights worker stands among documents at a police station archive in Guatemala City March 24, 2009. Information long hidden in police archives covered with mold and bat droppings could implicate hundreds of former officers accused of killing students and leftists during Guatemala's 36-year civil war, human rights activists said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair (GUATEMALA POLITICS CONFLICT SOCIETY)
GUATEMALA/
RTXBPOD
February 17, 2009
Passengers on a moving bus look at a crime scene after an attack on a public bus in Guatemala City February...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Passengers on a moving bus look at a crime scene after an attack on a public bus in Guatemala City
Passengers on a moving bus look at a crime scene after an attack on a public bus in Guatemala City February 16, 2009. Police reported one passenger killed and the driver seriously injured in the extortion-related attack. The Association of Urban Bus Companies said nearly 200 drivers, assistants and bus owners have been killed over the past year in an ongoing battle between bus companies and extortionists who belong to organized crime gangs. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair (GUATEMALA) FOR BEST QUALITY PLEASE SEE GM1E5BU0SKI01
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC
RTXBTPF
February 19, 2009
A member of a local self defense force walks in the village of Bangadi in northeastern Congo, February...
BANGADI, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
A member of a local self defense force walks in the village of Bangadi in northeastern Congo
A member of a local self defense force walks in the village of Bangadi in northeastern Congo, February 19, 2009. In the face of attacks and massacres by Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels, who have slaughtered some 900 Congolese civilians since December, villagers in Bangadi have formed a self-defense force with locally made weapons and have twice repelled LRA attacks in recent months. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC
RTXBZT2
February 23, 2009
Gold miners form a human chain, passing pans of mud up a slope, then throwing the empty pans down again,...
KOBU, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Gold miners form a human chain while digging an open pit in northeastern Congo
Gold miners form a human chain, passing pans of mud up a slope, then throwing the empty pans down again, while digging an open pit at the Chudja mine in the Kilomoto concession near the village of Kobu, 100 km (62 miles) from Bunia in north-eastern Congo, February 23, 2009. Civil conflict in Congo has been driven for more than a decade by the violent struggle for control over the country's vast natural resources, including gold, diamonds and timber, most of which is exploited using hard manual labour. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC/RWANDA
RTR23WSI
January 26, 2009
A government soldier carries her infant on her back at Mushake in eastern Congo, January 26, 2009. Congolese...
MUSHAKE, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Government soldier carries her infant on her back at Mushake in eastern Congo
A government soldier carries her infant on her back at Mushake in eastern Congo, January 26, 2009. Congolese Hutu rebels said on Sunday they had clashed for the first time with a Rwandan-Congolese force deployed to crush them and civilians expressed fears they would be caught up in the violence. REUTERS/Alissa Everett (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GF2E51V109001
SRILANKA-WAR/FRONTLINE
RTXC08C
February 23, 2009
A Tamil woman, who escaped Tamil Tigers rebels-held area following fighting between Sri Lanka army and...
Vavuniya, Sri Lanka
A Tamil woman fixes her hair in a classroom at a temporary refugee camp in Vavuniya
A Tamil woman, who escaped Tamil Tigers rebels-held area following fighting between Sri Lanka army and Tamil Tigers, fixes her hair in a classroom at a temporary refugee camp in Vavuniya, northern Sri Lanka February 23, 2009. Since the beginning of the year, over 35,000 Tamils have fled to government-controlled areas following fighting and been placed in refugee camps. However, these refugees complain that they are not able to leave the camps, a temporary measure the government says will continue until they can weed out the rebels' infiltrators hiding among civilians. REUTERS/Nir Elias (SRI LANKA)
PAKISTAN-VIOLENCE/
RTXDEFQ
March 30, 2009
Policemen lie injured at the site of a shooting near a police training centre in Lahore March 30, 2009....
Lahore, Pakistan
Policemen lie injured at the site of a shooting near a police training centre in Lahore
Policemen lie injured at the site of a shooting near a police training centre in Lahore March 30, 2009. Militants holed up in the police training centre in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday after storming the building, with estimates of the dead ranging up to 20. Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik said 52 police were wounded in the attack but gave no word on the number killed, while Geo News television channel said the toll was 20. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza (PAKISTAN CONFLICT SOCIETY IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)
PAKISTAN-VIOLENCE/
RTXDEUM
March 30, 2009
Police officials detain a suspected militant from the site of a shooting at a police training centre...
Lahore, Pakistan
Police officials detain a suspected militant from the site of a shooting at a police training centre...
Police officials detain a suspected militant from the site of a shooting at a police training centre in Lahore March 30, 2009. Pakistani security forces took control of the police academy in Lahore on Monday after militants rampaged through the complex, killing at least eight cadets and wounding scores before holing up inside for hours. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza (PAKISTAN CONFLICT SOCIETY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GM1E5BT1C9U01
KYRGYZSTAN-USA/BASE
RTXBL79
February 13, 2009
U.S. servicemen sit inside a C-17 Globemaster waiting to take off for Afghanistan at Manas Air Base near...
Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan
U.S. servicemen sit in C-17 Globemaster waiting to take off to Afghanistan at Manas Air Base near Kyrgyzstan's...
U.S. servicemen sit inside a C-17 Globemaster waiting to take off for Afghanistan at Manas Air Base near Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek, February 13, 2009. Kyrgyzstan is delaying a decision on whether to close the last U.S. airbase in Central Asia while it bargains with both the United States and Russia, the leader of the main opposition faction in parliament said on Friday. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (KYRGYZSTAN)
BRAZIL/
RTR23YBT
January 27, 2009
Indigenous people march during the first day of the 2009 World Social Forum near the mouth of the Amazon...
Belem, Brazil
Indigenous people march during first day of 2009 World Social Forum in Belem
Indigenous people march during the first day of the 2009 World Social Forum near the mouth of the Amazon River in the city of Belem January 27, 2009. The 2009 World Social Forum made up of anti-capitalist groups runs from January 26 to 30. REUTERS/Paulo Santos (BRAZIL)
FRANCE-STRIKE/
RTR240O8
January 29, 2009
Arcelor Mittal steel workers demonstrate during a protest march in Marseille, January 29, 2009. France's...
Marseille, France
Arcelor Mittal steel workers demonstrate during a protest march in Marseille
Arcelor Mittal steel workers demonstrate during a protest march in Marseille, January 29, 2009. France's eight labour unions have called on public and private sector workers to go on strike on Thursday to demand more action from government and companies to protect jobs and salaries. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE)
USA-ECONOMY/
RTXCCNZ
March 04, 2009
Lillian Nazario,47, who was laid off from her job a month ago, wipes a tear from her face at the Manhattan...
New York, UNITED STATES
Lillian Nazario,47, who was laid off from her job a month ago, wipes a tear from her face at the Manhattan...
Lillian Nazario,47, who was laid off from her job a month ago, wipes a tear from her face at the Manhattan branch of the New York State Department of Labor, March 4, 2009. U.S. private companies hemorrhaged nearly 700,000 jobs in February and the service sector slump deepened as the year-old recession showed little sign of abating, according to data released on Wednesday. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES)
MALAYSIA/
RTXD0UE
March 20, 2009
A migrant labourer from Bangladesh sits under clothes hung to dry on a line in a temporary dormitory...
SERI ALAM, Malaysia
Migrant labourer from Bangladesh sits under clothes hung to dry in temporary dormitory in Seri Alam near...
A migrant labourer from Bangladesh sits under clothes hung to dry on a line in a temporary dormitory in Seri Alam near Johor Bahru March 20, 2009. Malaysia will cancel some 55,000 visas for migrant labourers from Bangladesh, Malaysian media reported last week, as the government attempts to mitigate job losses arising from the global economic downturn. Thousands of Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia were facing a bleak future due to unemployment and under-employment, the Bernama news agency quoted a Malaysian union leader as saying. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (MALAYSIA SOCIETY BUSINESS POLITICS)
INDONESIA
RTXC415
February 26, 2009
Kartini Emergency School students queue for food at a slum area in north Jakarta February 26, 2009. The...
Jakarta, Indonesia
Kartini Emergency School students queue for food at a slum area in north Jakarta
Kartini Emergency School students queue for food at a slum area in north Jakarta February 26, 2009. The Kartini Emergency School is run by twins Sri Irianingsih and Sri Rosyati since 1996. Despite coming from a typical middle-class background in Jakarta, the twins, better known simply as Rossy and Rian, have been the driving force behind the free education of more than 2,000 poor children from a slum in northern Jakarta. Uniforms, textbooks, school equipment and everything else needed to teach the children the necessary skills to make their own living are paid for from Rossy and Rian's pockets. The twins also helped open similar schools in 64 areas of the country. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA)
UKRAINE/
RTXBB2K
February 07, 2009
A would-be immigrant waits for his lunch in a detention camp for illegal migrants in Chop, a small town...
Chop, Ukraine
A would-be immigrant waits for his lunch in a detention camp for illegal migrants in Chop
A would-be immigrant waits for his lunch in a detention camp for illegal migrants in Chop, a small town in western Ukraine, just a few dozen miles from the border with Slovakia, Hungary and Poland February 6, 2009. Thousands of would-be immigrants from India, Afghanistan, China, Iraq, Somalia, Chechnya and Georgia have begun to choose the "easy" route to Europe - through Ukraine's Carpathian mountains. Either duped by their smugglers into thinking Ukraine is Poland, Slovakia, Romania or Hungary or dumped in a Ukrainian forest, many migrants end their thousands of dollars-worth trips to Europe in Ukraine. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE)
BRITAIN-GDP/
RTR23RQL
January 23, 2009
A woman sits on her balcony (TOP RIGHT) in a tower block in west London January 22, 2009. Britain entered...
London, United Kingdom
A woman sits on her balcony in a tower block in west London
A woman sits on her balcony (TOP RIGHT) in a tower block in west London January 22, 2009. Britain entered recession for the first time since 1991 on January 23, 2009 when figures showed output contracted by 1.5 percent in the final three months of 2008. Photograph taken on January 22, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN)
CALIFORNIA/UNEMPLOYMENT
RTR23VJD
January 26, 2009
A handmade sign painted on the side of a pickup truck reading "hard worker" is shown in San Francisco,...
San Francisco, UNITED STATES
handmade sign painted on the side of a pickup truck reading "hard worker" is shown in San Francisco
A handmade sign painted on the side of a pickup truck reading "hard worker" is shown in San Francisco, California, January 25, 2009. California's unemployment rate jumped to 9.3 percent in December, a 14-year high for the state and significantly higher than the month's national average of 7.2 percent. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES)
HONGKONG
RTXBR8Z
February 18, 2009
Unused shipping containers are piled up at a storage depot behind an apartment in north-west Hong Kong...
Hong Kong, China
Unused shipping containers are piled up at a storage depot behind an apartment in north-west Hong Kong...
Unused shipping containers are piled up at a storage depot behind an apartment in north-west Hong Kong February 18, 2009. The 17 major storage depots in the territory were filled to their 160,000-containers capacity as the government looks for more places to store hundreds of thousands of unused containers expected to flood Hong Kong in the coming months, due to China's slowing exports, brought forth by the global financial crisis, South China Morning Post reported. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA)
RICE/PHILIPPINES-VIETNAM
RTR23DB8
January 14, 2009
A worker climbs on sacks of government-subsidised rice at a warehouse in Manila January 14, 2009. The...
Manila, Philippines
A worker climbs on sacks of government-subsidised rice at a warehouse in Manila
A worker climbs on sacks of government-subsidised rice at a warehouse in Manila January 14, 2009. The Philippines was tight-lipped on Wednesday on a deal with Vietnam that traders said involved the supply of at least 1 million tonnes of rice, but a top official said the country was well placed for secure food supply this year. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES)
SINGAPORE-MIGRANTS/
RTXBORS
February 16, 2009
A migrant worker from Bangladesh shows his empty wallet to the camera as workers gather near a government...
Singapore, Singapore
A migrant worker from Bangladesh shows his empty wallet to the camera in Singapore
A migrant worker from Bangladesh shows his empty wallet to the camera as workers gather near a government office in Singapore February 16, 2009. A group of over 50 Bangladeshi migrant workers gathered near Singapore's Ministry of Manpower on Monday, urging the government to give them work and help retrieve their overdue pay from previous employers. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (SINGAPORE)
HONGKONG/
RTXD03E
March 20, 2009
Kong Siu-kau, 63, a cage home resident for several years relying on government pension, sits in his cage...
Hong Kong, China
Cage home resident sits in his cage bed in Hong Kong
Kong Siu-kau, 63, a cage home resident for several years relying on government pension, sits in his cage bed in Hong Kong March 20, 2009. The monthly rent of a caged-bed, the lowest standard for a shelter in Hong Kong besides sleeping on the street, costs $150. Hong Kong's unemployment rate has risen to five percent, the highest level since June 2006, government said on Tuesday. Labour Secretary Matthew Cheung said the worsening job market was noticeable and he expects unemployment to rise further, government radio reported. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA BUSINESS POLITICS)
FRANCE/
RTXP2QY
January 29, 2009
Commuters wait on a platform for their regional train in a station in central Paris as one-day nationwide...
Paris, France
BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Commuters wait on a platform for their regional train in a station in central...
Commuters wait on a platform for their regional train in a station in central Paris as one-day nationwide strike hits transportation services January 29, 2009. Hundreds of thousands of workers take part in a nationwide strike angry at what they say are insufficient government measures to tackle the economic crisis. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes (FRANCE EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS POLITICS) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
BELGIUM-STABBING/
RTR23WPN
January 26, 2009
A woman stands in front of flowers placed at the entrance of a creche in Dendermonde January 26, 2009....
Dendermonde, Belgium
A woman stands in front of flowers placed at the entrance of a creche in Dendermonde
A woman stands in front of flowers placed at the entrance of a creche in Dendermonde January 26, 2009. The man charged with murdering two infants and a woman in a frenzied knife attack at a Belgian child care centre is suspected of killing a 73-year-old woman a week before, prosecutors said on Monday. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir (BELGIUM)
AUSTRALIA-FIRES/
RTXBCPD
February 08, 2009
The remains of a children's swing set destroyed by bushfires is seen in the town of Heathcote Junction,...
Melbourne, Australia
The remains of a children's swing set destroyed by bushfires is seen in the town of Heathcote Junction...
The remains of a children's swing set destroyed by bushfires is seen in the town of Heathcote Junction, 55 km (34 miles) north of Melbourne, February 8, 2009. Australian bushfires have killed 35 people and burnt hundreds of homes in the worst fire disaster in three decades, as a heatwave and strong winds sent sheets of flame racing through towns and farmland near Melbourne. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas (AUSTRALIA)
BULGARIA-GAS/
RTR23406
January 06, 2009
General view of Druzhba thermal power station in Sofia, January 6, 2009. Bulgarians reacted with anger...
Sofia, Bulgaria
General view of Druzhba thermal power station in Sofia
General view of Druzhba thermal power station in Sofia, January 6, 2009. Bulgarians reacted with anger on Tuesday at the suspension of Russian gas supplies to their country, which has forced heating utilities to decrease sharply for thousands of consumers. Moscow's deepening gas dispute with Kiev cut supplies via Ukraine to the Balkans, Turkey and southeastern Europe earlier in the day, creating what Bulgaria called a "crisis situation". REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA)
RUSSIA-UKRAINE/GAS
RTR2363T
January 08, 2009
A villager puts firewood into the stove as his wife cooks at the village of Bilogorodka, 30 km (18.6...
Kiev, Ukraine
A villager puts firewood into the stove as his wife cooks at the village of Bilogorodka, 30 km (18.6...
A villager puts firewood into the stove as his wife cooks at the village of Bilogorodka, 30 km (18.6 miles) from the capital Kiev, January 8, 2009. The heads of Russian gas firm Gazprom and Ukraine's Naftogaz are holding direct talks aimed at solving a dispute that has cut Russian gas supplies to Europe. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin (UKRAINE)
BOSNIA/
RTXCB0M
March 03, 2009
Ferid Sinan pauses from working in his coalmine, where he also lives, near the central Bosnian town of...
Kakanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ferid Sinan pauses from working in his coalmine, where he lives, near the central Bosnian town of Kakanj...
Ferid Sinan pauses from working in his coalmine, where he also lives, near the central Bosnian town of Kakanj March 3, 2009. Sinan, a former Bosnian soldier, illegally lives and works in the dangerous mine, which he dug himself, collecting bad quality coal with his bare hands and primitive tools to make his living. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA)
FRANCE/
RTR23BDZ
January 12, 2009
A tree covered in frost is pictured in the Alsacian countryside near Strasbourg as sub-freezing winter...
Strasbourg, France
A tree covered in frost is pictured in the Alsacian countryside near Strasbourg
A tree covered in frost is pictured in the Alsacian countryside near Strasbourg as sub-freezing winter temperatures hit the country January 12, 2009. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (FRANCE)
INDIA/
RTXCEC4
March 05, 2009
A worker's son plays in a salt pan near Bhavnagar, in the western Indian state of Gujarat March 5, 2009....
BHAVNAGAR, India
A worker's son plays in a salt pan near Bhavnagar
A worker's son plays in a salt pan near Bhavnagar, in the western Indian state of Gujarat March 5, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA)
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