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New Year Celebrations - 02 Jan 2010
New Year Celebrations - 02 Jan 2010
FRANCE/
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January 01, 2010
A man holds a sign which reads, 'Revolution In 2010' as he stands at the beach during the traditional...
MALO-LES-BAINS, France
A man holds a sign as he stands at the beach during the traditional New Year's Day swim in Malo-les-Bains...
A man holds a sign which reads, 'Revolution In 2010' as he stands at the beach during the traditional New Year's Day swim in Malo-les-Bains, northern France January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Farid Alouache (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA/
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January 01, 2010
Melessa and Rick Clark leave the New Year celebration after exchanging vows in Times Square, New York...
New York, UNITED STATES
Melessa and Rick Clark leave the New Year celebration after exchanging vows in Times Square, New York...
Melessa and Rick Clark leave the New Year celebration after exchanging vows in Times Square, New York January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
INDIA
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January 01, 2010
People with their faces painted "2010" pose during the New Year celebrations in the central Indian city...
Bhopal, India
People with their faces painted "2010" pose during the New Year celebrations in the central Indian city...
People with their faces painted "2010" pose during the New Year celebrations in the central Indian city of Bhopal January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Raj Patidar (INDIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
ITALY/
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December 31, 2009
Helium balloons float in the wind at sunset on Janiculum Hill overlooking Rome on New Year's Eve December...
Rome, Italy
Helium balloons float in the wind at sunset on Janiculum Hill overlooking Rome
Helium balloons float in the wind at sunset on Janiculum Hill overlooking Rome on New Year's Eve December 31, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren (ITALY - Tags: SOCIETY)
USA/
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December 31, 2009
A street vendor shows 2010-shaped glasses that he was selling on his hat in New York's Times Square December...
New York, UNITED STATES
A street vendor shows 2010-shaped glasses that he was selling on his hat in New York's Times Square
A street vendor shows 2010-shaped glasses that he was selling on his hat in New York's Times Square December 31, 2009. Thousands are expected to pack Times Square for the annual New Year's Eve celebration. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
HONGKONG/
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December 31, 2009
Revellers gather at Harbour City during the New Year's Eve celebration in Hong Kong December 31, 2009....
Hong Kong, China
Revellers gather at Harbour City during the New Year's Eve celebration in Hong Kong
Revellers gather at Harbour City during the New Year's Eve celebration in Hong Kong December 31, 2009. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
USA/
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January 01, 2010
A reveler wears a pair of 2010 glasses during the New Year's Eve celebration at Times Square, New York...
New York, UNITED STATES
A reveler wears glasses in the shape of 2010 during the New Year's Eve celebration at Times Square, New...
A reveler wears a pair of 2010 glasses during the New Year's Eve celebration at Times Square, New York December 31, 2009. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
FRANCE/
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January 01, 2010
French President Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a speech to people who worked during New Year's Eve, at the...
Paris, France
French President Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a speech to people who worked during New Year's Eve, at the...
French President Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a speech to people who worked during New Year's Eve, at the Elysee Palace in Paris January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
UKRAINE/
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January 01, 2010
Ukraine's Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko (C) waves while delivering a speech as she takes part in New...
Kiev, Ukraine
Ukraine's PM Tymoshenko waves as she takes part in New Year's Day celebrations in central Kiev
Ukraine's Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko (C) waves while delivering a speech as she takes part in New Year's Day celebrations in central Kiev January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Alexander Prokopenko/Pool (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS)
GEORGIA
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December 31, 2009
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili speaks during the filming of his New Year address to the nation...
Batumi, Georgia
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili speaks during the filming of his New Year address to the nation...
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili speaks during the filming of his New Year address to the nation in Batumi December 31, 2009. REUTERS/Irakli Gedenidze/Pool (GEORGIA - Tags: POLITICS)
GERMANY/
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December 30, 2009
German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses in front of the German Reichstag lower house of parliament building...
Berlin, Germany
German Chancellor Merkel poses in front of the Reichstag after the recording of her New Year speech in...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses in front of the German Reichstag lower house of parliament building after the recording of her New Year speech in her office in Berlin December 30, 2009. Merkel's speech will be broadcasted on December 31 on German television channels. REUTERS/Gero Breloer/Pool (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS)
USA/
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January 01, 2010
New York's Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) takes the Oath of Office during his inauguration at New York's...
New York, UNITED STATES
New York's Mayor Michael Bloomberg takes the Oath of Office during his inauguration at New York's City...
New York's Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) takes the Oath of Office during his inauguration at New York's City Hall January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
USA/
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January 01, 2010
Rick Clark places a ring on Melessa Ellis's finger as they exchange wedding vows during the New Year's...
New York, UNITED STATES
Rick Clark places a ring on Melessa Ellis's finger as they exchange wedding vows during the New Year's...
Rick Clark places a ring on Melessa Ellis's finger as they exchange wedding vows during the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square, New York December 31, 2009. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
USA/
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January 01, 2010
A couple kiss during New Year celebrations in New York's Times Square January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica...
New York, UNITED STATES
A couple kiss during New Year celebrations in New York's Times Square
A couple kiss during New Year celebrations in New York's Times Square January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
USA/
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January 01, 2010
Singer Jennifer Lopez performs during New Year's Eve celebrations in New York's Times Square December...
New York, UNITED STATES
Singer Jennifer Lopez performs during New Year's Eve celebrations in New York's Times Square
Singer Jennifer Lopez performs during New Year's Eve celebrations in New York's Times Square December 31, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA/
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January 01, 2010
A reveller gestures during New Year's Eve celebrations in New York's Times Square December 31, 2009....
New York, UNITED STATES
A reveller gestures during New Year's Eve celebrations in New York
A reveller gestures during New Year's Eve celebrations in New York's Times Square December 31, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)
USA/
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December 31, 2009
Lydia Hendrickson of Madison, New Jersey (L) points out where the New Year's Eve "ball" will drop to...
New York, UNITED STATES
Lydia Hendrickson of Madison, New Jersey points out where the New Year's Eve "ball" will drop to her...
Lydia Hendrickson of Madison, New Jersey (L) points out where the New Year's Eve "ball" will drop to her brother Matthias and mother Jessica (R) in New York's Times Square, December 31, 2009. Thousands are expected to pack Times Square for the annual New Year's Eve celebration. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA/
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January 01, 2010
Singer Jennifer Lopez performs during New Year's Eve celebrations in New York's Times Square December...
New York, UNITED STATES
Singer Jennifer Lopez performs during New Year's Eve celebrations in New York's Times Square
Singer Jennifer Lopez performs during New Year's Eve celebrations in New York's Times Square December 31, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
USA/
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January 01, 2010
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo walk through the crowd during New Year's Eve celebrations in New York's...
New York, UNITED STATES
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo walk through the crowd during New Year's Eve celebrations in New York...
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo walk through the crowd during New Year's Eve celebrations in New York's Times Square December 31, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
USA/
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January 01, 2010
Revelers sing during New Year's celebrations in New York's Times Square January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica...
New York, UNITED STATES
Revelers sing during New Year's celebrations in New York's Times Square
Revelers sing during New Year's celebrations in New York's Times Square January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
GERMANY/
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January 01, 2010
A couple kiss during New Year celebrations in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin January 1, 2010....
Berlin, Germany
A couple kiss during New Year celebrations in Berlin
A couple kiss during New Year celebrations in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY)
GERMANY/
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January 01, 2010
People celebrate the New Year in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Thomas...
Berlin, Germany
People celebrate the New Year in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
People celebrate the New Year in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY)
BRITAIN/
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December 31, 2009
New Year revellers show off their tartan trousers as they take part in the Hogmanay street party celebrations...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
New Year revellers show off their tartan trousers as they take part in the Hogmanay street party celebrations...
New Year revellers show off their tartan trousers as they take part in the Hogmanay street party celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland, December 31, 2009. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
BRITAIN/
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December 31, 2009
New Year reveller Marc Yahchouhi (R) embraces his girlfriend Evelyne Moubarak as they take part in the...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
New Year reveller Marc Yahchouhi embraces his girlfriend Evelyne Moubarak as they take part in the Edinburgh...
New Year reveller Marc Yahchouhi (R) embraces his girlfriend Evelyne Moubarak as they take part in the Edinburgh Hogmanay street party celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland December 31, 2009. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)
BRITAIN
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January 01, 2010
Revellers gather in Princes Street during the Hogmanay 2010 celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland, January...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Revellers gather during the Hogmanay 2010 celebrations in Edinburgh
Revellers gather in Princes Street during the Hogmanay 2010 celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland, January 1, 2010. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)
FRANCE/
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January 01, 2010
French riot police patrol in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris as part of security measures for the...
Paris, France
French riot police patrol in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris as part of security measures
French riot police patrol in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris as part of security measures for the New Year celebrations in the French capital January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Thomas Samson (FRANCE)
FRANCE/
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January 01, 2010
Revellers celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Benoit...
Paris, France
Revellers celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris
Revellers celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY)
RUSSIA/
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December 31, 2009
People celebrate New Year's Day on an ice rink in Red Square in Moscow January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Denis...
Moscow, Russia
People celebrate New Year's Day on an ice rink in Red Square in Moscow
People celebrate New Year's Day on an ice rink in Red Square in Moscow January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
RUSSIA/
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January 01, 2010
People celebrate New Year's Day in the arctic town of Vorkuta, some 2,268 km (1,409 miles) northeast...
Vorkuta, Russia
People celebrate New Year's Day in the arctic town of Vorkuta
People celebrate New Year's Day in the arctic town of Vorkuta, some 2,268 km (1,409 miles) northeast of Moscow January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
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December 31, 2009
People gather at Sofia's main square to celebrate the new year in Bulgaria January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Oleg...
Sofia, Bulgaria
People gather at Sofia's main square to celebrate the new year in Bulgaria
People gather at Sofia's main square to celebrate the new year in Bulgaria January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Oleg Popov (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY CITYSCAPE)
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December 31, 2009
Bosnian musician Goran Bregovic performs at Sofia's main square during a New Year's Day celebration in...
Sofia, Bulgaria
Bosnian musician Goran Bregovic performs at Sofia's main square during a New Year's Day celebration in...
Bosnian musician Goran Bregovic performs at Sofia's main square during a New Year's Day celebration in Bulgaria January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Oleg Popov (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)
SPAIN/
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January 01, 2010
A man dressed up as a Pope sprays champagne as he celebrates New Year's Day in Coin, near the southern...
Coin, Spain
A man dressed up as a Pope sprays champagne as he celebrates New Year's Day in Coin, near the southern...
A man dressed up as a Pope sprays champagne as he celebrates New Year's Day in Coin, near the southern Spanish town of Malaga, early January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SPAIN/
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January 01, 2010
Revellers dressed up as San Fermin Festival bull runners celebrate the New Year in Coin, near the southern...
Coin, Spain
Revellers dressed up as San Fermin Festival bull runners celebrate the New Year in Coin, near the southern...
Revellers dressed up as San Fermin Festival bull runners celebrate the New Year in Coin, near the southern Spanish town of Malaga, early January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)
SPAIN/
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January 01, 2010
A woman dressed up as Michael Jackson attends New Year's Day celebrations in Coin, near the southern...
Coin, Spain
A woman dressed up as Michael Jackson attends New Year's Day celebrations in Coin, near the southern...
A woman dressed up as Michael Jackson attends New Year's Day celebrations in Coin, near the southern Spanish town of Malaga, late December 31, 2009. Picture taken December 31, 2009. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)
EU-PRESIDENCY/SPAIN
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January 01, 2010
A man takes a photo as blue lights illuminate Madrid's landmark Puerta de Alcala to mark the beginning...
Madrid, Spain
Blue lights illuminate Madrid's landmark Puerta de Alcala to mark the beginning of the Spanish Presidency...
A man takes a photo as blue lights illuminate Madrid's landmark Puerta de Alcala to mark the beginning of the Spanish Presidency of the European Union on New Year's Day January 1, 2010. Spain takes over the presidency of the European Union for six months from January 1, with ambitious aims of securing the bloc's economic recovery even as it tackles severe challenges to its economy at home. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
HONDURAS/
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January 01, 2010
A supporter of Honduras' ousted President Manuel Zelaya, who is dressed as Santa Claus, and a woman smile...
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Supporter of Honduras' ousted President Zelaya and a woman smile during a New Year celebration in Tegucigalpa...
A supporter of Honduras' ousted President Manuel Zelaya, who is dressed as Santa Claus, and a woman smile during a New Year celebration outside the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa December 31, 2009. Zelaya has remained inside the Brazilian embassy since September 21. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (HONDURAS - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHINA
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January 01, 2010
People burn incense and pray for good fortune for the New Year at a temple in Nanjing, Jiangsu province...
Nanjing, China
People burn incense and pray for good fortune for the New Year at a temple in Nanjing
People burn incense and pray for good fortune for the New Year at a temple in Nanjing, Jiangsu province December 31, 2009. Picture taken December 31, 2009. REUTERS/Sean Yong(CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
CHINA/
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December 31, 2009
Rock fans wait at a rock gala to celebrate the New Year in Beijing January 1, 2010. The performance was...
Beijing, China
Rock fans wait at a rock gala to celebrate the New Year in Beijing
Rock fans wait at a rock gala to celebrate the New Year in Beijing January 1, 2010. The performance was stopped before the countdown for unexplained reasons. REUTERS/Grace Liang (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
CHINA/
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December 31, 2009
People wait to release balloons during a New Year's Eve countdown party in Beijing December 31, 2009....
Beijing, China
People wait to release balloons during a New Year's Eve countdown party in Beijing
People wait to release balloons during a New Year's Eve countdown party in Beijing December 31, 2009. REUTERS/Christina Hu (CHINA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY)
KOREA/
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December 31, 2009
Christians sing a hymn during a prayer to celebrate the New Year at Imjingak pavilion near the demilitarized...
Paju, South Korea
Christians sing a hymn during a prayer to celebrate the New Year at Imjingak pavilion near the demilitarized...
Christians sing a hymn during a prayer to celebrate the New Year at Imjingak pavilion near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, about 52 km (32 miles) north of Seoul, January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
KOREA/
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December 31, 2009
People hit a huge bell to welcome the New Year at the Imjingak pavilion near the demilitarized zone separating...
Paju, South Korea
People hit a huge bell to welcome the New Year at the Imjingak pavilion near the demilitarized zone separating...
People hit a huge bell to welcome the New Year at the Imjingak pavilion near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, about 52 km (32 miles) north of Seoul, January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: SOCIETY)
JAPAN
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December 31, 2009
Balloons fly across the sky as people celebrate New Year at a countdown event at the Zojo-ji Buddhist...
Tokyo, Japan
Balloons fly across the sky as people celebrate New Year at a countdown event at the Zojo-ji Buddhist...
Balloons fly across the sky as people celebrate New Year at a countdown event at the Zojo-ji Buddhist temple in Tokyo January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY)
JAPAN/
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January 02, 2010
Well-wishers wave Japanese flags during an appearance by Emperor Akihito and the imperial family on a...
Tokyo, Japan
Well-wishers wave Japanese flags during New Year celebrations at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo
Well-wishers wave Japanese flags during an appearance by Emperor Akihito and the imperial family on a balcony during New Year celebrations at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo January 2, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
JAPAN
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December 31, 2009
A monk stands in front of a fire to burn old items which have been used in temples and shrines, during...
Tokyo, Japan
A monk stands in front of a fire to burn old items which have been used in temples and shrines, during...
A monk stands in front of a fire to burn old items which have been used in temples and shrines, during a New Year's Eve ceremony at the Zojo-ji Buddhist temple in Tokyo December 31, 2009. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY RELIGION)
JAPAN
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January 01, 2010
Policemen stand near people waiting in line to offer New Year prayers at a Buddhist temple in Tokyo January...
Tokyo, Japan
Policemen stand near people waiting in line to offer New Year prayers at a Buddhist temple in Tokyo
Policemen stand near people waiting in line to offer New Year prayers at a Buddhist temple in Tokyo January 1, 2010. Tens of millions of Japanese across the nation flock to temples and shrines to offers prayers on the first day of the New Year. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN - Tags: SOCIETY)
TAIWAN/
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January 01, 2010
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou attends a flag-raising ceremony in front of the presidential office in...
Taipei, Taiwan
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou attends a flag-raising ceremony in front of the presidential office in...
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou attends a flag-raising ceremony in front of the presidential office in Taipei January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN - Tags: POLITICS)
KOREA-NORTH/
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January 01, 2010
Children and anti-North Korea activists release balloons carrying anti-North Korea leaflets towards the...
Paju, South Korea
Children and anti-North Korea activists release balloons carrying anti-North Korea leaflets towards the...
Children and anti-North Korea activists release balloons carrying anti-North Korea leaflets towards the north at the Imjingak pavilion near the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, about 52 km (32 miles) north of Seoul, January 1, 2010. North Korea called for an end to hostile ties with the United States and an atomic-free peninsula in a New Year message that comes weeks after it indicated it could end its year-long boycott of nuclear disarmament talks. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS)
USA/
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January 02, 2010
The sunset on New Year's Day on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Larry...
Honolulu, UNITED STATES
The sunset on New Year's Day on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii
The sunset on New Year's Day on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRAVEL)
USA/
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January 01, 2010
Surfer Masabumi Kanazawa (C) of Waikiki washes his surfboard during the last sunset of 2009 on New Year's...
Honolulu, UNITED STATES
Surfer washes his board during the last sunset of 2009 on New Year's Eve on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu...
Surfer Masabumi Kanazawa (C) of Waikiki washes his surfboard during the last sunset of 2009 on New Year's Eve on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 31, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
USA/
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January 01, 2010
A tourist enjoys the sunset on New Year's Eve on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii December 31, 2009....
Honolulu, UNITED STATES
A tourist enjoys the sunset on New Year's Eve on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii
A tourist enjoys the sunset on New Year's Eve on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii December 31, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY TRAVEL)
JAPAN
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January 01, 2010
A man raises his hands and shouts "banzai" as he and others gather to watch the sunrise over Mount Fuji,...
FUJIKAWAGUCHI, Japan
A man raises his hands as people gather to watch the sunrise over Mount Fuji from atop Ryugatake mountain...
A man raises his hands and shouts "banzai" as he and others gather to watch the sunrise over Mount Fuji, which is known locally as "Diamond Fuji", from atop Ryugatake mountain in Fujikawaguchiko town, southwest of Tokyo January 1, 2010. Mount Fuji, at 3,776 metres (12,388 ft), is believed to be sacred and is seen as a symbol of good luck, more so during the New Year period. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ITALY
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January 01, 2010
Marco Fois of Italy dives into the Tiber River as part of traditional New Year celebrations from one...
Rome, Italy
Marco Fois of Italy dives into the Tiber River as part of traditional New Year celebrations from one...
Marco Fois of Italy dives into the Tiber River as part of traditional New Year celebrations from one of Rome's many bridges January 1, 2010. Some four men sprinkled the muddy water of the Tiber with sparkling wine before taking the plunge from the Cavour bridge, continuing an annual tradition which dates back to 1946. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ITALY
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January 01, 2010
Giuseppe Palmulli of Italy dives into the Tiber River as part of traditional New Year celebrations from...
Rome, Italy
Giuseppe Palmulli of Italy dives into the Tiber River as part of traditional New Year celebrations from...
Giuseppe Palmulli of Italy dives into the Tiber River as part of traditional New Year celebrations from one of Rome's many bridges January 1, 2010. Some four men sprinkled the muddy water of the Tiber with sparkling wine before taking the plunge from the Cavour bridge, continuing an annual tradition which dates back to 1946. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY - Tags: SOCIETY)
BRITAIN/
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January 01, 2010
A man in fancy dress leaps from a bridge into the River Dove during a traditional new year's day annual...
Derby, United Kingdom
A man leaps from a bridge into the River Dove during a traditional new year's day charity event in Mappleton...
A man in fancy dress leaps from a bridge into the River Dove during a traditional new year's day annual charity event in Mappleton, central England, January 1, 2010. Teams paddle down a half-mile stretch of the river and then jump off a bridge into the river Dove, one of the coldest rivers in the UK. Contestants then have to run 500 yards to a pub. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN/
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January 01, 2010
A rescue diver watches as a man leaps from a bridge into the River Dove during a traditional New Year's...
Derby, United Kingdom
A rescue diver watches as a man leaps from a bridge into the River Dove during a traditional New Year's...
A rescue diver watches as a man leaps from a bridge into the River Dove during a traditional New Year's Day annual charity event in Mappleton, central England, January 1, 2010. Teams paddle down a half-mile stretch of the river and then jump off a bridge into the River Dove, one of the coldest rivers in the United Kingdom. Contestants then have to run 500 yards to a pub. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
FRANCE/
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January 01, 2010
People wearing costumes pose in the water during the traditional New Year's Day swim in Malo-les-Bains,...
MALO-LES-BAINS, France
People wearing costumes pose in the water during the traditional New Year's Day swim in Malo-les-Bains...
People wearing costumes pose in the water during the traditional New Year's Day swim in Malo-les-Bains, northern France January 1 2010. REUTERS/Farid Alouache (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY)
BRITAIN/
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January 01, 2010
A couple wearing their wedding day outfits react as they stand in the freezing water in the Firth of...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
People participate in the annual 'Looney Dook' charity New Year's Day swim in the Firth of Forth near...
A couple wearing their wedding day outfits react as they stand in the freezing water in the Firth of Forth during the annual 'Looney Dook' charity New Year's Day swim in South Queensferry near Edinburgh, Scotland January 1, 2010. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)
GERMANY/
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January 01, 2010
A rescue guard watches winter swimmers during a New Year's swimming event at the North Sea coast of Buesum...
Buesum, Germany
A rescue guard watches winter swimmers during New Year's swimming event in Buesum
A rescue guard watches winter swimmers during a New Year's swimming event at the North Sea coast of Buesum January 1, 2010. About 200 participants took part in the event watched by some 5,000 spectators with water-temperatures around 4 degrees Celsius (39F). REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)
GERMANY/
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January 01, 2010
An ice swimmer from the traditional club 'Berliner Seehunde' (Berlin seals) takes a dip in the cold waters...
Berlin, Germany
Ice swimmer takes a dip in the cold waters of lake Oranke in Berlin
An ice swimmer from the traditional club 'Berliner Seehunde' (Berlin seals) takes a dip in the cold waters of lake Oranke in the eastern Berlin district of Alt-Hohenschoenhausen January 1, 2010. A small group of ice swimmers met on Friday to usher in the new year by having their traditional New Year's swimming session. Ice swimming involves cutting a hole in a crust of ice and swimming in the body of water. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)
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January 01, 2010
A Kimono-clad trainer performs with a white whale at a show to celebrate the New Year at the Hakkeijima...
Yokohama, Japan
A Kimono-clad trainer performs with a white whale at a show to celebrate the New Year at the Hakkeijima...
A Kimono-clad trainer performs with a white whale at a show to celebrate the New Year at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama, near Tokyo January 1, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN - Tags: IMAGES OF THE DAY ANIMALS)
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