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Pictures of the Year 2010

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ISRAEL/STATUE
RTXVPWD
December 14, 2010
A Roman statue stands on the shore of the Mediterranean sea in the southern city of Ashkelon December...
Ashkelon, Israel
A Roman statue stands on the shore of the Mediterranean sea in the southern city of Ashkelon
A Roman statue stands on the shore of the Mediterranean sea in the southern city of Ashkelon December 14, 2010. The statue that had been buried for centuries has been unearthed by the winter gales that have raked Israel's coast. The white-marble figure of a woman in toga and sandals was found in the remains of a cliff that crumbled under the force of winds, waves and rain at the ancient port of Ashkelon, the Israel Antiquities Authority said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ISRAEL/
RTXVO03
December 12, 2010
A cardboard cut-out used as a target in a shooting range hangs on a fence near Kibbutz Nir Am just outside...
Nir Am, Israel
A cardboard cut-out used as a target in a shooting range hangs on a fence near Nir Am
A cardboard cut-out used as a target in a shooting range hangs on a fence near Kibbutz Nir Am just outside the northern Gaza Strip December 12, 2010. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL - Tags: SOCIETY MILITARY)
RUSSIA/
RTXVNR0
December 12, 2010
Members of a local winter swimmers' club get out of the Yenisei River after a short swim amid air temperature...
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Members of a local winter swimmers' club get out of the Yenisei River
Members of a local winter swimmers' club get out of the Yenisei River after a short swim amid air temperature measuring at about -36 degrees Celsius (-32.8 degree Fahrenheit) in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk December 12, 2010. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
HUNGARY/
RTXVL9O
December 10, 2010
People play chess in Szechenyi Bath during a winter morning in Budapest December 10, 2010. REUTERS/Bernadett...
Budapest, Hungary
People play chess in Szechenyi Bath during a winter morning in Budapest
People play chess in Szechenyi Bath during a winter morning in Budapest December 10, 2010. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo (HUNGARY - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
WIKILEAKS-ASSANGE/NATIVITY
RTXVIX7
December 08, 2010
A figure of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is placed in a Neapolitan Christmas creche by Gennaro Di...
Naples, Italy
To match Reuters Life! WIKILEAKS-ASSANGE/NATIVITY
A figure of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is placed in a Neapolitan Christmas creche by Gennaro Di Virgilio depicting the Nativity of Jesus in Naples, December 6, 2010. In recent decades, artists and craftsmen who make Neapolitan creches have used them to portray the signs of the times. Assange, who is depicted holding his trusty laptop, was created by Di Virgilio, who each year chooses at least one contemporary character to sculpt and place near the scenes of the traditional story of Jesus' birth in a manger. There is only one copy of Assange statuette which costs around 130 euros. This year, the southern city's garbage crisis also has become a recurring theme among the artists and craftsmen whose shops, along the narrow Via San Gregorio Armeno street, specialise in Christmas statues, creches and trinkets all year. Picture taken December 6, 2010. To match Reuters Life! WIKILEAKS-ASSANGE/NATIVITY REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (ITALY - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY RELIGION IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CLIMATE/
RTXVJ9Q
December 08, 2010
A cardboard version of the Statue of Liberty stands in the ocean at the Gaviota Azul beach in Cancun...
Cancun, Mexico
A cardboard version of the Statue of Liberty stands in the ocean at the Gaviota Azul beach in Cancun
A cardboard version of the Statue of Liberty stands in the ocean at the Gaviota Azul beach in Cancun December 8, 2010. Greenpeace staged a performance sinking the world's best known landmarks in the ocean as climate talks take place in the beach resort. REUTERS/Gerardo Garcia (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
GERMANY/
RTXVF3B
December 05, 2010
A man dressed as Santa Claus wakeboards at a water ski set on a small lake in Hamburg December 5, 2010....
Hamburg, Germany
A man dressed as Santa Claus wakeboards in Hamburg
A man dressed as Santa Claus wakeboards at a water ski set on a small lake in Hamburg December 5, 2010. REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY)
GAMES-ASIAN/WATER-POLO-SHORTS
RTXV1GD
November 25, 2010
An athlete from Singapore's men's water polo team wears a swimming trunk with the Singaporean flag's...
Guangzhou, China
An athlete from Singapore's men's water polo team wears a swimming trunk with Singaporean flag's white...
An athlete from Singapore's men's water polo team wears a swimming trunk with the Singaporean flag's white crescent moon detail on the front, at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November 25, 2010. The skimpy trunks sported by Singapore's men's water polo team at the Asian Games are causing red faces back home in the conservative city-state, with many embarrassed by their design. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: SPORT WATER POLO SOCIETY)
TAIWAN/
RTXUZSW
November 24, 2010
A woman walks past The Dead Smile display by artist G. R. Iranna during the Finding India exhibition...
Taipei, Taiwan
A woman walks past The Dead Smile display by artist G. R. Iranna during the Finding India exhibition...
A woman walks past The Dead Smile display by artist G. R. Iranna during the Finding India exhibition at the Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) November 24, 2010. According to MOCA, Irrana said that his art work is about acting blindly, about choosing a path without understanding the situation and its implications. Iranna has had solo exhibitions in Egypt, the U.S., Hong Kong, Germany and the UK. REUTERS/Nicky Loh (TAIWAN - Tags: SOCIETY)
BRAZIL/
RTXUSFJ
November 18, 2010
The world's tallest man, Sultan Kosen of Turkey, arrives at a news conference in Rio de Janeiro November...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
The world's tallest man, Sultan Kosen of Turkey, arrives at a news conference in Rio de Janeiro
The world's tallest man, Sultan Kosen of Turkey, arrives at a news conference in Rio de Janeiro November 18, 2010. Kosen, at 2 metres 46.5 cm (8 feet 1 inch) tall, also claims the record for the largest hands and largest feet. He attended an event to promote the Guinness World Records 2011 book. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY)
USA/
RTXUPIS
November 16, 2010
A member of Canada's Cirque du Soleil performs on a sidewalk in Times Square as he promotes the opening...
New York, UNITED STATES
A member of Canada's Cirque du Soleil performs on a sidewalk in Times Square at New York
A member of Canada's Cirque du Soleil performs on a sidewalk in Times Square as he promotes the opening of their annual Wintuk show in New York November 16, 2010. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
KOREA/
RTXUOQF
November 16, 2010
Penguins wear Santa Claus costumes at an event promoting an amusement park in Yongin, south of Seoul...
Yongin, South Korea
Penguins wear Santa Claus costumes at an event promoting an amusement park in Yongin
Penguins wear Santa Claus costumes at an event promoting an amusement park in Yongin, south of Seoul November 16, 2010. REUTERS/Truth Leem (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
CHINA/
RTXUNFO
November 15, 2010
A patient receives a traditional Chinese medical treatment to cure cervical spondylosis at a hospital...
Hefei, China
A patient receives a traditional Chinese medical treatment to cure cervical spondylosis at a hospital...
A patient receives a traditional Chinese medical treatment to cure cervical spondylosis at a hospital in Hefei, Anhui province November 15, 2010. Cervical spondylosis is a condition where the cervical spine made of vertebraes and discs degenerate. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BULGARIA/
RTXUL0R
November 13, 2010
Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin hugs a Bulgarian shepherd dog, after receiving it as a present...
Sofia, Bulgaria
Russia's Prime Minister Putin hugs a Bulgarian shepherd dog after receiving it as a present from Bulgaria's...
Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin hugs a Bulgarian shepherd dog, after receiving it as a present from Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boiko Borisov (not seen) in Sofia, November 13, 2010. Putin is in Bulgaria on a one day working visit. REUTERS/Oleg Popov (BULGARIA - Tags: POLITICS ANIMALS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ISRAEL/
RTXUF88
November 09, 2010
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children sit in class at the Shomrei HaHoma Torah School for boys in Jerusalem's...
Jerusalem, Israel
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children sit in class at a Torah School for boys in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood...
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children sit in class at the Shomrei HaHoma Torah School for boys in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood November 9, 2010. The Israeli government is trying to encourage ultra religious schools to teach a broader range of useful core subjects as well as religion, so that their students are equipped to contribute to Israel's economy in the future. Israel's ultra-Orthodox minority has long been at odds with the Jewish state's highest judicial authority over edicts which some devout Jews say interfere with their religious lifestyle. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (JERUSALEM - Tags: POLITICS EDUCATION SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SINGAPORE/
RTXU8SJ
November 05, 2010
French climber Alain Robert, also known as "Spiderman", reacts as he scales to the top of the 165-metre...
Singapore, Singapore
French climber Alain Robert reacts as he scales to the top of the Singapore Flyer observation wheel
French climber Alain Robert, also known as "Spiderman", reacts as he scales to the top of the 165-metre (541-feet) high Singapore Flyer observation wheel in Singapore November 5, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Chong (SINGAPORE - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY CITYSCAPE)
POLAND/
RTXU8CK
November 05, 2010
A man stands near the crowned head of a statue of Jesus being built in Swiebodzin, 110 km (68 miles)...
Poznan, Poland
A man stands near the crowned head of a statue of Jesus being built in Swiebodzin
A man stands near the crowned head of a statue of Jesus being built in Swiebodzin, 110 km (68 miles) west of Poznan, western Poland, November 4, 2010. The statue, whose body is 33 metres (108 ft) high, is expected to be completed in November. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GM1E6BB1DSU01
SWITZERLAND/
RTXU7Q9
November 04, 2010
Swiss acrobat Freddy Nock balances on a tightrope between the towers of the Stadtkirche (church of the...
Thun, Switzerland
Swiss acrobat Nock balances on a tightrope between the Stadtkirche and the Castle of Thun in Thun
Swiss acrobat Freddy Nock balances on a tightrope between the towers of the Stadtkirche (church of the city) and Castle of Thun (R) in front of the Bernese Overland Alps in Thun November 4, 2010. Nock crossed the old town of Thun over a distance of some 160 metres (522 ft) at a height of of 25 metres (81 ft) on Thursday. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich (SWITZERLAND - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CITYSCAPE)
CHINA/
RTXU7JK
November 04, 2010
People play tennis at a tennis court surrounded by high-rise buildings in downtown Shanghai November...
Shanghai, China
People play tennis at a tennis court surrounded by high-rise buildings in downtown Shanghai
People play tennis at a tennis court surrounded by high-rise buildings in downtown Shanghai November 4, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: CITYSCAPE SOCIETY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GF2EA550TSZ01
GERMANY/
RTXU483
November 02, 2010
Bianca Keybach passes a group of musicians playing alphorns as she rides a Google Street View trike in...
Oberstaufen, Germany
Keybach passes a group of musicians playing alphorns as she rides a Google Street View trike in Oberstaufen...
Bianca Keybach passes a group of musicians playing alphorns as she rides a Google Street View trike in Oberstaufen, November 2, 2010. The first panoramic images of German locations became available on Tuesday in Google Street View online service. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GM1E6CL1FW001.
GERMANY/
RTXU38K
November 01, 2010
A general view of a large crater that appeared in the early hours in the central German town of Schmalkalden,...
SCHMALKALDEN, Germany
A general view of a large crater that appeared in the early hours in the central German town of Schmalkalden...
A general view of a large crater that appeared in the early hours in the central German town of Schmalkalden, November 1, 2010. A huge crater measuring 30 by 40 metres has opened up in the middle of a residential estate, according to local police. REUTERS/Alex Domanski (GERMANY - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY)
USA/
RTXU2D7
October 31, 2010
Triplets Aliah (L), Steven (C) and Aiden Tarabokija (R) take part in the annual Halloween Ragamuffin...
Hoboken, UNITED STATES
Triplets Aliah, Steven and Aiden Tarabokija take part in the annual Halloween Ragamuffin Parade in Hoboken,...
Triplets Aliah (L), Steven (C) and Aiden Tarabokija (R) take part in the annual Halloween Ragamuffin Parade in Hoboken, New Jersey, October 31, 2010. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
HALLOWEEN/
RTXU0VF
October 30, 2010
A man arrives to compete in a Halloween surf contest in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California October...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
A man arrives to compete in a Halloween surf contest in Santa Monica
A man arrives to compete in a Halloween surf contest in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California October 30, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT)
BRITAIN/
RTXTVUB
October 27, 2010
A Humboldt penguin grabs at an apple as it bobs in its enclosure at Chester Zoo, northern England October...
Chester, United Kingdom
A Humboldt penguin grabs at an apple as it bobs in its enclosure at Chester Zoo
A Humboldt penguin grabs at an apple as it bobs in its enclosure at Chester Zoo, northern England October 27, 2010. Apples with CD's attached to the bottom are being used by keepers at the zoo as part of an enrichment programme and are their take on the Halloween tradition of ''bobbing for apples''. REUTERS/Phil Noble (BRITAIN - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
BRAZIL/
RTXTV9A
October 25, 2010
Rescue workers try to push a humpback whale that had became stranded back out to sea at Geriba beach...
BUZIOS, Brazil
Rescue workers try to push a humpback whale that had became stranded back out to sea at Geriba beach...
Rescue workers try to push a humpback whale that had became stranded back out to sea at Geriba beach in Buzios, 192 kilometers (119 miles) from Rio de Janeiro, October 26, 2010. The whales migrate north from Antarctica to mate from July to November off the coast of Brazil. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)
EGYPT/
RTXTTYB
October 24, 2010
A Bedouin practices falconry using bait attached to a falcon to catch other free falcons during the hunting...
Sinai, Egypt
A Bedouin practices falconry using bait attached to a falcon to catch other free falcons during the hunting...
A Bedouin practices falconry using bait attached to a falcon to catch other free falcons during the hunting season in central Sinai October 25, 2010. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
VENEZUELA/
RTXTRUX
October 22, 2010
Blood trickles down from the nose of Winnymar Lopez as she is being treated from her corner during their...
Caracas, Venezuela
Blood trickles down from the nose of girl as she is being treated from her corner during their fight...
Blood trickles down from the nose of Winnymar Lopez as she is being treated from her corner during their fight in a women's Olympics-style street boxing championships in the low-income neighborhood of La Vega in Caracas October 23, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins (VENEZUELA - Tags: SPORT BOXING SOCIETY)
JAPAN/
RTXTPSI
October 22, 2010
A Lolita dressed in a maid's uniform rides an escalator in Tokyo October 22, 2010. Lolita fashion, which...
Tokyo, Japan
A Lolita dressed in a maid's uniform rides an escalator in Tokyo
A Lolita dressed in a maid's uniform rides an escalator in Tokyo October 22, 2010. Lolita fashion, which has many sub-styles, is a popular form of fashion in Tokyo among the youth. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN - Tags: SOCIETY FASHION)
CHINA-
RTXTO6P
October 20, 2010
A woman wearing a chef's hat collects fish with a co-worker along the muddy shores of a polluted canal...
Beijing, China
A woman wearing a chef's hat collects fish with a co-worker along the muddy shores of a polluted canal...
A woman wearing a chef's hat collects fish with a co-worker along the muddy shores of a polluted canal in central Beijing October 21, 2010. The canal has been drained for cleaning, enabling fishermen and local residents to collect the small fish from the thick, black mud lining the bottom of the canal. Earlier this year, data from China's environment watchdog, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, showed almost a quarter of China's surface water remains so polluted that it is unfit even for industrial use, while less than half of total supplies are drinkable. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY FOOD HEALTH IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA/
RTXTMEZ
October 19, 2010
Lightning flashes over Strip casinos as a thunderstorm passes through the Las Vegas Valley in Las Vegas,...
Las Vegas, UNITED STATES
Lightning flashes over Strip casinos as a thunderstorm passes through the Las Vegas Valley
Lightning flashes over Strip casinos as a thunderstorm passes through the Las Vegas Valley in Las Vegas, Nevada October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT CITYSCAPE)
TAIWAN/
RTXTKUJ
October 19, 2010
Combo picture shows a robot produced by the electrical engineering department of the National Taiwan...
Taipei, Taiwan
Combo picture shows robot mimicking the facial expressions of a human at the Taipei International Robot...
Combo picture shows a robot produced by the electrical engineering department of the National Taiwan University mimicking the facial expressions of a human at the Taipei International Robot Show October 19, 2010. The yet-to-be-named robot, which consists of a life-sized head and torso, was designed to show basic emotions for improved interaction. The exhibition runs from October 19 - 22. REUTERS/Nicky Loh (TAIWAN - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY SCI TECH)
ISRAEL/
RTXTKBG
October 18, 2010
An art installation depicting former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon lying comatose in a hospital...
Tel Aviv, Israel
An art installation depicting former Israeli Prime Minister Sharon is displayed in Tel Aviv
An art installation depicting former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon lying comatose in a hospital bed is displayed before it's official opening at the Kishon Gallery in Tel Aviv October 18, 2010. Israeli artist Noam Braslavsky created the life-size installation of Sharon, who has been in a coma since suffering a massive stroke in January 2006. The exhibit opens to the public on Thursday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCIETY)
BRITAIN/
RTXTJGO
October 17, 2010
A model displays a creation during the Alternative Hair Show at the Grand Temple, Freemason's Hall in...
London, United Kingdom
A model displays a creation during the Alternative Hair Show at the Grand Temple, Freemason's Hall in...
A model displays a creation during the Alternative Hair Show at the Grand Temple, Freemason's Hall in central London October 17, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: FASHION IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA/
RTXTJCN
October 16, 2010
A girl sits in the arms of a statue in Rittenhouse Square on a warm fall day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania...
Philadelphia, UNITED STATES
A girl sits in the arms of a statue in Rittenhouse Square on a warm fall day in Philadelphia
A girl sits in the arms of a statue in Rittenhouse Square on a warm fall day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania October 17, 2010. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
RUSSIA/
RTXTJ3C
October 17, 2010
A butterfly perches on a boy's nose during a visit to the butterfly garden in St. Petersburg October...
St. Petersburg, Russia
A butterfly perches on a boy's nose during a visit to the butterfly garden in St. Petersburg
A butterfly perches on a boy's nose during a visit to the butterfly garden in St. Petersburg October 17, 2010. The garden houses exotic plants and more than 25 species of tropical butterflies from South America, local media reported. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS)
MOTORCYCLING-PRIX/
RTXTIP1
October 16, 2010
Two grid girls shelter from the rain in the pits during the warm up session of the Australian Grand Prix...
Phillip Island, Australia
Two grid girls shelter from the rain in the pits during the warm up session of the Australian Grand Prix...
Two grid girls shelter from the rain in the pits during the warm up session of the Australian Grand Prix in Phillip Island near Melbourne October 17, 2010. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT MOTOR RACING IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA/
RTXTIGC
October 16, 2010
Contestant Daniel Hamner is photographed for the Wilhelmina modeling agency's hot body model search in...
New York, UNITED STATES
Contestant Daniel Hamner is photographed for the Wilhelmina modeling agency's hot body model search in...
Contestant Daniel Hamner is photographed for the Wilhelmina modeling agency's hot body model search in New York October 16, 2010. One woman and one man will be chosen for a five year modeling contract with the agency to exemplify fitness. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
URUGUAY-PUEBLO
RTXTIF5
October 16, 2010
Residents from 25 de Agosto, a small town 60 km (38 miles) north of Montevideo, travel by train for a...
Montevideo, Uruguay
Residents from 25 de Agosto, a small town north of Montevideo, travel by train for a cultural visit to...
Residents from 25 de Agosto, a small town 60 km (38 miles) north of Montevideo, travel by train for a cultural visit to Solis Theatre in the capital city October 16, 2010. Uruguay's Ministry of Education and Culture launched a program called "Un pueblo al Solis" (a town to the Solis), that aims to increase the exposure of people hailing from smaller towns to cultural activities in the city, by encouraging them to visit the theatre in Montevideo. Almost half of 25 de Agosto's population came to watch the play "Le malade imaginaire" (The Imaginary Invalid) by French playwright Moliere. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (URUGUAY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY TRANSPORT POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SPORT-GYMNASTICS/
RTXTIBJ
October 15, 2010
Russia's Ksenia Afanasyeva falls as she competes on the uneven bar at the qualifying round of the Gymnastics...
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Russia's Afanasyeva falls as she competes on the uneven bar at the qualifying round of the Gymnastics...
Russia's Ksenia Afanasyeva falls as she competes on the uneven bar at the qualifying round of the Gymnastics World Championships at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam October 16, 2010. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (NETHERLANDS - Tags: SPORT GYMNASTICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SWITZERLAND/
RTXTGU6
October 14, 2010
A miner stands in front of the drill machine 'Sissi' after it broke through the rock at the final section...
Sedrun
Miner stands in front of drill machine 'Sissi' after it broke through the rock at the final section...
A miner stands in front of the drill machine 'Sissi' after it broke through the rock at the final section Faido-Sedrun, at the construction site of the NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel October 15, 2010. With a length of 57 km (35 miles) crossing the Alps, the world's longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann (SWITZERLAND - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION POLITICS IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE SEE: GM1E6CG0XUC01
BRITAIN/
RTXTENL
October 13, 2010
A visitor takes a photograph of the new installation by Ai Weiwei entitled "Sunflower Seeds", at its...
London, United Kingdom
A visitor takes a photograph of the new installation "Sunflower Seeds" at its unveiling in the Turbine...
A visitor takes a photograph of the new installation by Ai Weiwei entitled "Sunflower Seeds", at its unveiling in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern gallery in London October 11, 2010. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)
GERMANY/
RTXTCH7
October 12, 2010
People walk over the interactive LED art project 'Onskebronn' made by the Berlin artists network 'phase7...
Berlin, Germany
People walk over the interactive LED art project Onskebronn at the main railway station Hauptbahnhof...
People walk over the interactive LED art project 'Onskebronn' made by the Berlin artists network 'phase7 performing.arts' at the main railway station Hauptbahnhof in Berlin October 12, 2010. The art project interacts with people when they walk over the LED panels. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
NORTHERN IRELAND
RTXTB0G
October 10, 2010
Canaries perch in their cages as fancier Pat McKeefrey makes repairs to his bird shed, in Randalstown...
RANDALSTOWN, United Kingdom
Canaries perch in their cages as fancier Pat McKeefrey makes repairs to his bird shed, in Randalstown...
Canaries perch in their cages as fancier Pat McKeefrey makes repairs to his bird shed, in Randalstown October 11, 2010. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton (Northern Ireland - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA-CRICKET
RTXTAUW
October 11, 2010
Australia's Michael Clarke (L) and Shane Watson gesture during the third day of their second test cricket...
Bangalore, India
Australia's Clarke and Watson gesture during the third day of their second test cricket match against...
Australia's Michael Clarke (L) and Shane Watson gesture during the third day of their second test cricket match against India in Bangalore October 11, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (INDIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)
SWITZERLAND/
RTXT5AC
October 07, 2010
Elephants of the Swiss national circus Knie play in the Lake Leman during an event in Lausanne October...
Lausanne, Switzerland
Elephants of the Swiss national circus Knie play in the Lake Leman during an event in Lausanne
Elephants of the Swiss national circus Knie play in the Lake Leman during an event in Lausanne October 7, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)
KOREA/
RTXT4ZL
October 07, 2010
A performer wearing a transparent box with water pours water on flowers as she wanders around the street...
Seoul, South Korea
A performer wearing a transparent box with water pours water on flowers as she wanders around the street...
A performer wearing a transparent box with water pours water on flowers as she wanders around the street during her group's street performance "Waterheads", as a part of the Hi Seoul Festival 2010 in central Seoul October 6, 2010. The performance was created and performed by Australian street performance group Erth. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
GERMANY/
RTXT1AQ
October 04, 2010
Dummies filled with straw are positioned with an anti nuclear symbol in a field near Dannenberg October...
Dannenberg, Germany
Dummies filled with straw are positioned with anti nuclear symbol in a field near Dannenberg
Dummies filled with straw are positioned with an anti nuclear symbol in a field near Dannenberg October 4, 2010. A shipment of Castor containers with spent nuclear fuel is due to be passing through Dannenberg in November on its way to the intermediate nuclear storage facility in Gorleben. REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA/
RTXSYRA
October 03, 2010
A woman hides in a patch of ivy in Bryant Park as she takes part in the Mp3 Experiment in New York October...
New York, UNITED STATES
A woman hides in a patch of ivy in Bryant Park as she takes part in the Mp3 Experiment in New York
A woman hides in a patch of ivy in Bryant Park as she takes part in the Mp3 Experiment in New York October 2, 2010. The event, organised by Improv Everywhere, involves hundreds of participants listening to a synchronized mp3 file and following the narrated instructions. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
IRELAND/
RTXSWVI
September 30, 2010
A horse grazes in front of derelict flats in the Ballymun area of North Dublin, October 1, 2010. Ireland's...
Dublin, Ireland
A horse grazes in front of derelict flats in the Ballymun area of North Dublin
A horse grazes in front of derelict flats in the Ballymun area of North Dublin, October 1, 2010. Ireland's brief economic upturn showed further signs of petering out on Friday, with weak manufacturing and retail sales data giving under-fire Prime Minister Brian Cowen little comfort ahead of yet another round of cuts. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton (IRELAND - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN-DRUGS/
RTXSUGZ
September 29, 2010
Afghan drug addicts exercise and play games at the Nejat rehabilitation centre for drug addicts in Kabul...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghan drug addicts exercise and play games at the Nejat rehabilitation centre for drug addicts in Kabul...
Afghan drug addicts exercise and play games at the Nejat rehabilitation centre for drug addicts in Kabul July 26, 2010. Disease cut the amount of opium produced in Afghanistan in 2010 by almost half from a year earlier, but there was no fall in the number of poppy fields under cultivation, the United Nations said on September 30, 2010. Picture taken July 26, 2010. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY)
CHINA/
RTXSMP8
September 25, 2010
Mannequins are toppled over by the tide as a television crew films the scene along the banks of the Qiantang...
Hangzhou, China
Mannequins are toppled over by the tide as a television crew films the scene along the banks of the Qiantang...
Mannequins are toppled over by the tide as a television crew films the scene along the banks of the Qiantang River in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province September 25, 2010. The mannequins act as warning guides to alert tourists of the rising tides. Tidal waves are highest during the eighth month of the lunar calendar, local media reported. REUTERS/Steven Shi (CHINA - Tags: IMAGES OF THE DAY TRAVEL SOCIETY ODDLY ENVIRONMENT)
SOMALIA/
RTXSKFA
September 23, 2010
A man carries a shark through the streets of Mogadishu September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Feisal Omar (SOMALIA...
Mogadishu, Somalia
A man carries a shark through the streets of Mogadishu
A man carries a shark through the streets of Mogadishu September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Feisal Omar (SOMALIA - Tags: SOCIETY CITYSCAPE IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GM1E6B819AD01
INDIA/
RTXSDJ9
September 18, 2010
Surovi Shaynal, a mime teacher from the Modern Mime Centre, performs during a practice session in Kolkata...
Kolkata, India
A mime teacher from the Modern Mime Centre performs during a practice session in Kolkata
Surovi Shaynal, a mime teacher from the Modern Mime Centre, performs during a practice session in Kolkata September 18, 2010. Shanyal will perform during "West Bengal Day" on September 27, an event aimed at drawing more tourists for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in New Delhi which begins on October 3, according to an official. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
AFGHANISTAN
RTR2IGEC
September 16, 2010
A donkey collapses after being overloaded with election materials to be transported to a village unreachable...
Panjshir, Afghanistan
A donkey collapses after being overloaded with election materials to be transported to a village unreachable...
A donkey collapses after being overloaded with election materials to be transported to a village unreachable by vehicles, in Panjshir province, north of Kabul September 17, 2010. Afghanistan will hold parliamentary elections on September 18. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
POPE-BRITAIN/
RTR2IFZO
September 16, 2010
A priest and a nun stand at a bus stop near St Mary's University College in Twickenham ahead of the Pope's...
Twickenham, United Kingdom
A priest and a nun stand at a bus stop near St Mary's University College in Twickenham
A priest and a nun stand at a bus stop near St Mary's University College in Twickenham ahead of the Pope's visit there September 17, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs (BRITAIN - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS)
KOREA/
RTR2ICIS
September 14, 2010
South Korean Marine Corps' amphibious vehicles and the Navy's Landing Platform Helicopter (LPH) ship...
Incheon, South Korea
South Korean Marine Corps' amphibious vehicles and its Navy's Landing Platform Helicopter ship 'Dokdo'...
South Korean Marine Corps' amphibious vehicles and the Navy's Landing Platform Helicopter (LPH) ship 'Dokdo' (behind) take part in a mock landing operation in the sea off Incheon, west of Seoul, September 15, 2010. The operation marked the 60th anniversary of the U.S.-led United Nations troops' Incheon Landing Operations during the 1950-1953 Korean War. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTR2IB5W
September 13, 2010
A boy performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September...
Mumbai, India
A boy performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai
A boy performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September 13, 2010. Mallakhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and it can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries, the sport has been dormant but is now regaining popularity in the country. This old sport helps one to be more agile, improves mind and body coordination as well as overall fitness. The group will perform during the opening and closing ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, according to their coach. Picture taken September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT HEALTH SOCIETY)
MUSIC-MTV/
RTR2I9S0
September 12, 2010
Lady Gaga stands backstage in a meat dress at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Lady Gaga stands backstage in a meat dress at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles
Lady Gaga stands backstage in a meat dress at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California September 12, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES- Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (MTV/BACKSTAGE)
PAKISTAN-FLOODS/
RTR2I37N
September 09, 2010
Flood victims use metal casings to transport their babies and belongings while heading back to their...
Sukkur, Pakistan
Flood victims use metal casings to transport their babies and belongings while heading back to their...
Flood victims use metal casings to transport their babies and belongings while heading back to their flooded village in Sommer Mallah, some 35 kilometres (21 miles) from Sukkur in Pakistan's Sindh province, September 9, 2010. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA
RTR2I20X
September 07, 2010
Rescuers help a woman to move a safer place from flooded Ghaghar river after heavy rains in Punchkula...
PUNCHKULA, India
Rescuers help woman to move a safer place from flooded Ghaghar river in Punchkula
Rescuers help a woman to move a safer place from flooded Ghaghar river after heavy rains in Punchkula in the northern Indian state of Haryana September 8, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
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