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Pictures of the Month 2009

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January 2009
January 2009
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)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/RESUMPTION
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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
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
OBAMA/
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January 20, 2009
Barack Obama takes the Oath of Office as the 44th President of the United States as he is sworn in by...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Barack Obama takes the Oath of Office as the 44th President of the United States as he is sworn in by...
Barack Obama takes the Oath of Office as the 44th President of the United States as he is sworn in by U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts with his wife Michelle by his side during the inauguration ceremony in Washington, January 20, 2009. Obama became the first African-American president in U.S. history. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
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January 18, 2009
An Israeli soldier holds the national flag after crossing back into Israel from the Gaza Strip January...
ALUMIM, Israel
An Israeli soldier holds the national flag after crossing back into Israel from the Gaza Strip
An Israeli soldier holds the national flag after crossing back into Israel from the Gaza Strip January 18, 2009. Hamas said on Sunday it would cease fire immediately along with other militant groups in the Gaza Strip and give Israel, which already declared a unilateral truce, a week to pull its troops out of the territory. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL)
RUSSIA/
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January 19, 2009
A man dives in icy water during Epiphany celebrations near a monastery in the historic town of Rostov...
Rostov Veliky, Russia
A man dives in icy water during Epiphany celebrations near a monastery in the historic town of Rostov...
A man dives in icy water during Epiphany celebrations near a monastery in the historic town of Rostov Veliky, some 200 km (124 miles) from Moscow January 19, 2009. Orthodox believers mark Epiphany on January 19 by immersing themselves in icy waters regardless of the weather. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (RUSSIA)
POLAND/
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January 27, 2009
A group of Italian youths pose for a picture as they attend a ceremony marking the 64th anniversary of...
Auschwitz, Poland
Italian youths pose for a picture in Auschwitz Birkenau
A group of Italian youths pose for a picture as they attend a ceremony marking the 64th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz camp by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, in Auschwitz Birkenau January 27, 2009. REUTERS/Peter Andrews (POLAND)
BRITAIN/
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January 27, 2009
British Artist Antony Gormley poses beneath his sculpture "Filter" at Manchester art gallery in Manchester,...
Manchester, United Kingdom
British Artist Antony Gormley poses beneath his sculpture "Filter" at Manchester art gallery in Manchester,...
British Artist Antony Gormley poses beneath his sculpture "Filter" at Manchester art gallery in Manchester, northern England, January 27, 2009. The gallery has recently acquired the piece for £80,000 ($112,000) with a grant from art charity The Art Fund. REUTERS/Phil Noble (BRITAIN)
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC/RWANDA
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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
SAGAWARDS/
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January 26, 2009
Actors Anthony Hopkins and Mickey Rourke (R) hug at the 15th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Anthony Hopkins and Mickey Rourke hug at the 15th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles
Actors Anthony Hopkins and Mickey Rourke (R) hug at the 15th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles January 25, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)
SAGAWARDS/
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January 26, 2009
Actress Meryl Streep reacts to winning the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Meryl Streep reacts to winning for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role at the...
Actress Meryl Streep reacts to winning the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for "Doubt" at the 15th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles January 25, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES) FOR BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE SEE GM1E59T0RON01
TENNIS-OPEN/
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January 25, 2009
Serena Williams (top) and her sister Venus of the U.S. play against Australia's Samantha Stosur and Rennae...
Melbourne, Australia
Serena Williams and her sister Venus of the U.S. play against Australia's Stosur and Stubbs during their...
Serena Williams (top) and her sister Venus of the U.S. play against Australia's Samantha Stosur and Rennae Stubbs during their women's doubles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne January 25, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA)
BELGIUM-STABBING/
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January 23, 2009
Parents react as they leave a building where families received assistance near the scene of a knife attack...
Dendermonde, Belgium
Parents react as they leave a building where families received assistance near the scene of a knife attack...
Parents react as they leave a building where families received assistance near the scene of a knife attack at a creche in Dendermonde January 23, 2009. An assailant killed two children and an adult in the knife attack in western Belgium on Friday, authorities said. Ambulance services said at least 10 others had been injured. REUTERS/Yves Herman (BELGIUM)
ICELAND-PM/
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January 23, 2009
A protester with a loud speaker shouts slogans during a demonstration in downtown Reykjavik January 21,...
Reykjavik, Iceland
A protester with a loud speaker shouts slogans during a demonstration in downtown Reykjavik
A protester with a loud speaker shouts slogans during a demonstration in downtown Reykjavik January 21, 2009. Crisis-hit Iceland's Prime Minister Geir Haarde said on Wednesday the government's coalition partners would continue cooperating as protesters gathered in front of parliament for a second straight day. Reuters via Your View/Ingolfur Juliusson (ICELAND)
CHINA/
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January 29, 2009
Fireworks, marking the fifth day of the Chinese New Year festival which is devoted to wealth, is pictured...
Shanghai, China
Fireworks, marking the fifth day of the Chinese New Year festival which is devoted to wealth, is pictured...
Fireworks, marking the fifth day of the Chinese New Year festival which is devoted to wealth, is pictured at a street in down town Shanghai January 29, 2009. Chinese ushered in the Year of the Ox on Sunday, packing temple fairs, entertainment parks, setting off fireworks and firecrackers and hurrying to train and bus stations to get home for the traditional holiday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
FRANCE-STRIKE/
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January 29, 2009
Commuters wait on a platform for their regional train in a station in central Paris as one-day nationwide...
Paris, France
Commuters wait on a platform for their regional train in central Paris as one-day nationwide strike hits...
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) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE SEE: GM1E59T1IKO01
FRANCE-STRIKE/
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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)
BELARUS/
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January 29, 2009
Belarus' Maxim Bulash jumps during a ski freestyle FIS Europe cup competition in Raubichi, near Minsk,...
Raubichi, Belarus
Belarus' Maxim Bulash jumps during a ski freestyle FIS Europe cup competition in Raubichi
Belarus' Maxim Bulash jumps during a ski freestyle FIS Europe cup competition in Raubichi, near Minsk, January 29, 2009. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko (BELARUS)
TENNIS-OPEN/
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January 29, 2009
Sweat is seen from Andy Roddick of the U.S. as he serves to Switzerland's Roger Federer during their...
Melbourne, Australia
Sweat is seen from Roddick of the U.S. as he serves to Switzerland's Federer during their men's singles...
Sweat is seen from Andy Roddick of the U.S. as he serves to Switzerland's Roger Federer during their men's singles semi-final match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne January 29, 2009. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside (AUSTRALIA)
GERMANY/
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January 29, 2009
A man walks next to a snow covered glass roof at Munich's main train station January 29, 2009. The unions...
Munich, Germany
A man walks next to a snow covered glass roof at Munich's train station
A man walks next to a snow covered glass roof at Munich's main train station January 29, 2009. The unions have called for a one-day warning strike over pay and working hours at rail operator Deutsche Bahn, the country's dominant rail company. Talks are set to resume on Friday. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY)
CHINA-NEWYEAR/
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January 29, 2009
Performers dressed in traditional costumes and wearing stilts rest after their show as a crowd watch...
Beijing, China
Performers dressed in traditional costumes and wearing stilts rest after their show as a crowd watch...
Performers dressed in traditional costumes and wearing stilts rest after their show as a crowd watch another performance at the Summer Palace temple fair celebrating Chinese new year in Beijing January 29, 2009. Hundreds of millions of Chinese welcomed the Year of the Ox last Sunday, and have packed temple fairs and set off fireworks and firecrackers for the week-long traditional holiday. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA)
NHL/
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January 29, 2009
Nashville Predators protect themselves as Vancouver Canucks Ryan Kesler (C) crashes into their bench...
Vancouver, Canada
Canucks Ryan Kesler crashes into Nashville Predators bench during NHL hockey in Vancouver
Nashville Predators protect themselves as Vancouver Canucks Ryan Kesler (C) crashes into their bench after being pushed by Shea Weber (L) during third period NHL hockey in Vancouver, British Columbia, January 28, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark (CANADA)
AUSTRALIA/
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January 29, 2009
Scaffolders, who were given the day off because of high temperatures, jumps off Beach Pier in Melbourne...
Melbourne, Australia
Scaffolders, who were given the day off because of high temperatures, jumps off Beach Pier in Melbourne...
Scaffolders, who were given the day off because of high temperatures, jumps off Beach Pier in Melbourne January 29, 2009. Temperatures are expected to reach 43 degrees centigrade today in Melbourne, according to local media. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas (AUSTRALIA)
JAPAN/
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January 29, 2009
U.S. actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive with their children at Narita airport, near Tokyo, January...
Narita, Japan
U.S. actors Pitt and Jolie arrive with their children at Narita airport
U.S. actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive with their children at Narita airport, near Tokyo, January 27, 2009. Pitt is in Japan to promote the film "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". From L-R: Pax, Knox Leon (carried by Pitt), Maddox (obscured), Zahara, Vivienne Marcheline (carried by Jolie) and Shiloh. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE SEE: GM1E5BB1OIM01
SOCCER-ENGLAND/
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January 28, 2009
Everton's Tim Cahill (C) beats Arsenal's Gael Clichy to the ball to open the scoring during their English...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Everton's Cahill beats Arsenal's Clichy to the ball to open the scoring during their English Premier...
Everton's Tim Cahill (C) beats Arsenal's Gael Clichy to the ball to open the scoring during their English Premier League soccer match against Arsenal in Liverpool, northern England January 28, 2009. REUTERS/Phil Noble (BRITAIN). FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR "LIVE" SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS.
SWITZERLAND/
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January 28, 2009
A protestor hangs from the logo of the Swiss bank UBS during a demonstration against the ongoing Davos'...
Basel, Switzerland
A protestor hangs from the logo of the Swiss bank UBS during a demonstration against the ongoing Davos'...
A protestor hangs from the logo of the Swiss bank UBS during a demonstration against the ongoing Davos' World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual meeting in Basel January 28, 2009. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer (SWITZERLAND)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
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January 28, 2009
Palestinians gesture from a damaged house near the border of Gaza and Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip...
Rafah, Palestinian Territories
Palestinians gesture from damaged house near Gaza-Egypt border
Palestinians gesture from a damaged house near the border of Gaza and Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip January 28, 2009. Israeli aircraft bombed smuggling tunnels under the Gaza-Egypt border in a response to the killing on Tuesday of an Israeli soldier on patrol along Israel's frontier with the coastal enclave. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA)
KASHMIR-GUN BATTLE
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January 28, 2009
A Kashmiri villager cries after her house was damaged during a gun battle in Sopore, 48 km (30 miles)...
Sopore, India
Kashmiri villager cries after her house was damaged during a gun battle in Sopore
A Kashmiri villager cries after her house was damaged during a gun battle in Sopore, 48 km (30 miles) north of Srinagar, January 28, 2009. A senior member of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group was killed on Wednesday in a fierce gun battle with Indian soldiers in Kashmir, police said. REUTERS/Danish Ismail (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR)
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/DECISION
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January 28, 2009
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service after being elected...
Moscow, Russia
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service after being elected...
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service after being elected as the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral, January 27, 2009. The Russian Orthodox Church elected moderniser Metropolitan Kirill, 62, as its new leader on Tuesday, succeeding Alexiy II, who died last month. REUTERS/Pool (RUSSIA)
SOCCER-LATAM/U20
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January 28, 2009
Argentina's Ivan Bella (R) is embraced by team mates Fernando Meza (C) and Franco Zuculini after he scored...
Maturin, Venezuela
Argentina's Bella is embraced by team mates after he scored his team's second goal against Ecuador in...
Argentina's Ivan Bella (R) is embraced by team mates Fernando Meza (C) and Franco Zuculini after he scored his team's second goal against Ecuador in their first round soccer match at the South America U-20 championship in Maturin January 27, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA)
OBAMA/
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January 20, 2009
U.S. President Barack Obama takes the Oath of Office as the 44th U.S. President with his wife Michelle,...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Barack Obama takes the Oath of Office in Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama takes the Oath of Office as the 44th U.S. President with his wife Michelle, daughters Malia (2nd R) and Sasha (R) by his side at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 20, 2009. Obama became the first African-American president in U.S. history. REUTERS/Chuck Kennedy/Pool (UNITED STATES)
BRAZIL/
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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)
ZIMBABWE/
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January 27, 2009
Students walk to school in Zimbabwe's capital Harare, January 27, 2009. Schools failed to open for the...
Harare, Zimbabwe
Students walk to school in Zimbabwe's capital Harare
Students walk to school in Zimbabwe's capital Harare, January 27, 2009. Schools failed to open for the start of the new school year as teachers went on strike demanding the government pay their salary in foreign currency. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo (ZIMBABWE)
OBAMA/
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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)
USA/
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January 26, 2009
A Chinese honor guard stands during a fireworks display celebrating the Chinese New Year in New York's...
New York, UNITED STATES
A Chinese honor guard stands during a fireworks display celebrating the Chinese New Year in New York's...
A Chinese honor guard stands during a fireworks display celebrating the Chinese New Year in New York's Chinatown district January 26, 2009. Chinese around the world celebrated the Lunar New Year of the Ox on Monday. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES)
DAVOS/
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January 26, 2009
The alpine ski resort of Davos is pictured through barbed wire January 26, 2009. The annual meeting of...
Davos, Switzerland
Alpine ski resort of Davos is pictured through barbed wire
The alpine ski resort of Davos is pictured through barbed wire January 26, 2009. The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) takes place under heavy security measures from January 28 to February 1 in the Alpine resort, and will be attended by top politicians, monetary policymakers and senior business executives. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND)
ISRAEL/
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January 26, 2009
Ultra-Orthodox Jews stand around the body of Rabbi Avraham Ravitz during his funeral in Jerusalem January...
Jerusalem, Israel
Ultra-Orthodox Jews stand around body of Rabbi Ravitz during his funeral in Jerusalem
Ultra-Orthodox Jews stand around the body of Rabbi Avraham Ravitz during his funeral in Jerusalem January 26, 2009. Ravitz was the chairman of Degel Hatorah Jewish religious party in Israel's parliament. He suffered from a heart condition and died on Monday at the age of 75. The sign reads, "Avraham Ravitz". REUTERS/Baz Ratner (JERUSALEM)
ISRAEL/
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January 26, 2009
Israel's Likud party leader Benjamin Netanyahu (C) attends the funeral of Rabbi Avraham Ravitz in Jerusalem...
Jerusalem, Israel
Israel's Likud party leader Netanyahu attends funeral of Rabbi Ravitz in Jerusalem
Israel's Likud party leader Benjamin Netanyahu (C) attends the funeral of Rabbi Avraham Ravitz in Jerusalem January 26, 2009. Ravitz was the chairman of Degel Hatorah Jewish religious party in Israel's parliament. He suffered from a heart condition and died on Monday at the age of 75. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (JERUSALEM)
ZIMBABWE/
RTR23WK2
January 26, 2009
A suspected cholera patient is pushed on a wheelbarrow to Mabvuku Polyclinic in Harare, January 26, 2009....
Harare, Zimbabwe
A suspected cholera patient is pushed on a wheelbarrow to Mabvuku Polyclinic in Harare
A suspected cholera patient is pushed on a wheelbarrow to Mabvuku Polyclinic in Harare, January 26, 2009. Zimbabwe's cholera epidemic could top 60,000 cases next week, U.N. figures showed on Friday, the biggest outbreak in Africa in over a decade, pressuring rival parties to form a government to tackle the humanitarian crisis. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo (ZIMBABWE)
USA-BLAGOJEVICH/
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January 30, 2009
Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois waves to the media after he addressed questions about charges brought...
Chicago, UNITED STATES
Governor Blagojevich of Illinois waves to the media after he addressed questions in Chicago
Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois waves to the media after he addressed questions about charges brought against him of conspiracy and bribery, including allegations he was seeking to benefit financially from his appointment of a successor to the U.S. Senate seat that was vacated by President-elect Barack Obama during a news conference in Chicago, December 19, 2008. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES)
SOCCER-ENGLAND/CUP
RTR23V1Z
January 25, 2009
Liverpool's Steven Gerrard (L) and Alvaro Arbeloa (R) challenge Everton's Steven Pienaar during their...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Liverpool's Gerrard and Arbeloa challenge Everton's Pienaar during their English FA Cup soccer match...
Liverpool's Steven Gerrard (L) and Alvaro Arbeloa (R) challenge Everton's Steven Pienaar during their English FA Cup soccer match in Liverpool, northern England January 25, 2009. REUTERS/Phil Noble (BRITAIN)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
RTR23UZJ
January 25, 2009
A Palestinian woman holding an empty gas canister rests while waiting at a filling station in the northern...
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
A Palestinian woman holding gas canister rests in Gaza
A Palestinian woman holding an empty gas canister rests while waiting at a filling station in the northern Gaza Strip January 25, 2009. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen (GAZA)
RUSSIA/
RTR23UG2
January 25, 2009
A man holds a Soviet flag as he swims in an ice-covered pond during an event marking the 65th anniversary...
St Petersburg, Russia
A man holds a Soviet flag as he swims in an ice-covered pond during an event marking the 65th anniversary...
A man holds a Soviet flag as he swims in an ice-covered pond during an event marking the 65th anniversary of the end of the 900-Day Siege of Leningrad by Nazi-Germany during World War II, in St.Petersburg January 25, 2009. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk(RUSSIA)
GERMANY/
RTR23UK0
January 25, 2009
Competitors in the "10th Underground Marathon" run through Hamburg's old tunnel under the river Elbe...
Hamburg, Germany
Competitors in Underground Marathon run through old tunnel under the river Elbe in Hamburg
Competitors in the "10th Underground Marathon" run through Hamburg's old tunnel under the river Elbe January 25, 2009. About 280 runners from eight nations took part in the marathon running about 48 circuits at a 12 metre depth under the river Elbe through the "Alter Elbtunnel". The tunnel was built in 1911 to connect Hamburg's city centre with the port territory and its shipyards and docks. REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY)
TENNIS-OPEN/
RTR23U70
January 25, 2009
Switzerland's Roger Federer serves to Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych during their match at the Australian...
Melbourne, Australia
Switzerland's Federer serves to Czech Republic's Berdych during their match at the Australian Open tennis...
Switzerland's Roger Federer serves to Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych during their match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne January 25, 2009. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside (AUSTRALIA)
FRANCE-STORM/
RTR23TNU
January 24, 2009
A man looks at an uprooted tree during a winter storm in Tarnos, southwestern France January 24, 2009....
TARNOS, France
Man looks at uprooted tree during winter storm in Tarno
A man looks at an uprooted tree during a winter storm in Tarnos, southwestern France January 24, 2009. Gales battered southwest France and northern Spain for a second day on Saturday, killing two people in Spain, cutting electricity supplies to more than one million French homes and closing roads, railways and airports, authorities said. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE)
BRITAIN/
RTR23T3X
January 24, 2009
Swimmers prepare to participate in the opening ceremony of the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships at...
London, United Kingdom
Swimmers prepare to participate in the opening ceremony of the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships at...
Swimmers prepare to participate in the opening ceremony of the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships at Tooting Bec Lido in London January 24, 2009. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty (BRITAIN) FOR BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE SEE GF2E51U11K001
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
RTR238Y7
January 10, 2009
A weapons system fired by Israeli forces explodes over the northern Gaza Strip January 10, 2009. Israeli...
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
Weapons system fired by Israeli forces explodes over northern Gaza
A weapons system fired by Israeli forces explodes over the northern Gaza Strip January 10, 2009. Israeli tanks advanced on Gaza and Hamas militants fired rockets at Israel on Saturday, as both sides ignored international calls to stop the conflict and Israel warned it would escalate its assault. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen (GAZA)
CZECH/
RTR23S7M
January 23, 2009
A musher rides his dog sled during the Sedivackuv Long dog sled race in Destne v Orlickych Horach, January...
DESTNE, Czech Republic
A musher rides his dog sled during the Sedivackuv Long dog sled race in Destne
A musher rides his dog sled during the Sedivackuv Long dog sled race in Destne v Orlickych Horach, January 23, 2009. Each year racers from all over Europe arrive to the village of Destne in Orlicke mountains in Czech Republic to take part in this race series. REUTERS/Petr Josek (CZECH REPUBLIC)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
RTR23S66
January 23, 2009
Israeli police stand guard as a Palestinian worshipper prays on the street in Arab East Jerusalem January...
Jerusalem, Israel
Israeli police stand guard as Palestinian worshipper prays in Arab East Jerusalem
Israeli police stand guard as a Palestinian worshipper prays on the street in Arab East Jerusalem January 23, 2009. Israel had informed Muslim worshippers that access to the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif, and to Jews as Temple Mount, would be limited on Friday due to security concerns. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (JERUSALEM)
PHILIPPINES/
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January 23, 2009
A woman runs with an electric fan as she carries it to safety away from a fire at a slum area in Manila...
Manila, Philippines
A woman runs with an electric fan as she carries it to safety away from a fire at a slum area in Manila...
A woman runs with an electric fan as she carries it to safety away from a fire at a slum area in Manila January 23, 2009. No one was killed in the fire and hundreds were evacuated from their homes, according to the fire department. REUTERS/John Javellana (PHILIPPINES)
BRITAIN-GDP/
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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)
CHINA-MILK/
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January 22, 2009
A woman (C), whose granddaughter died during a tainted milk scandal, cries outside Shijiazhuang Intermediate...
Shijiazhuang, China
A woman, whose granddaughter died during a tainted milk scandal, cries outside Shijiazhuang Intermediate...
A woman (C), whose granddaughter died during a tainted milk scandal, cries outside Shijiazhuang Intermediate People's Court in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, January 22, 2009. The court is set to sentence 21 defendants implicated in the scandal Thursday afternoon. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA)
OBAMA/
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January 21, 2009
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance at the Home States Ball in Washington...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. 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. Michelle Obama is wearing a custom-made dress by Taiwanese designer Jason Wu. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (UNITED STATES)
UKRPROMBANK/RECEIVERSHIP
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January 21, 2009
A man leaves a branch of Ukrprombank in Kiev January 21, 2009. Ukraine's central bank said on Wednesday...
Kiev, Ukraine
Man leaves branch of Ukrprombank in Kiev
A man leaves a branch of Ukrprombank in Kiev January 21, 2009. Ukraine's central bank said on Wednesday it had placed medium-sized bank Ukrprombank in receivership, protecting it from its creditors for six months. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin (UKRAINE)
KOREA-POLITICS/
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January 06, 2009
Journalists chant slogans during a strike rally near parliament in Seoul January 6, 2009. Hundreds of...
Seoul, South Korea
Journalists chant slogans during a strike rally near parliament in Seoul
Journalists chant slogans during a strike rally near parliament in Seoul January 6, 2009. Hundreds of journalists from the National Union of Media Workers including broadcasting company, MBC, participated in the strike rally on Tuesday to demand the ruling Grand National Party (GNP) stop its attempt to pass a bill to ease broadcasting company ownership by chaebols or conglomerates and rich print media firms. The placards read, "Chaebol's broadcasting is (ruling) GNP's broadcasting". REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won (SOUTH KOREA)
CHINA/
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January 16, 2009
A woman walks under red lanterns at a shopping mall in Shanghai January 16, 2009. Red decorations are...
Shanghai, China
A woman walks under red lanterns at a shopping mall in Shanghai
A woman walks under red lanterns at a shopping mall in Shanghai January 16, 2009. Red decorations are customarily used by Chinese people all over the world to usher in the Lunar New Year, which falls on January 26 this year. The Year of the Ox is celebrated this year. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA)
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January 20, 2009
A Palestinian woman sits amongst the ruins of her destroyed house in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip...
Jabalya, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian woman sits amongst ruins of destroyed house in Jabalya
A Palestinian woman sits amongst the ruins of her destroyed house in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip January 20, 2009. Israel planned to complete a troop pullout from Gaza before Barack Obama's inauguration on Tuesday, Israeli political sources said, in what analysts saw as an effort to avoid any tension with the new U.S. president. With a ceasefire entering its third day, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon planned to visit the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and view first-hand the devastation of a 22-day Israeli offensive. REUTERS/Patrick Baz/Pool (GAZA)
GERMANY/
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January 20, 2009
An environmental activist climbs up a tree in a camp of protestors demonstrating against the clearing...
Frankfurt, Germany
An environmental activist climbs up a tree in a camp of protestors demonstrating against the clearing...
An environmental activist climbs up a tree in a camp of protestors demonstrating against the clearing of a huge wood area for a new runway for the airport in Frankfurt, January 20, 2009. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach(GERMANY)
TENNIS-OPEN/
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January 22, 2009
Cheer group "The Heard" wear U.S. President Barack Obama masks as they watch a match at the Australian...
Melbourne, Australia
Cheer group "The Heard" wear U.S. President Barack Obama masks as they watch a match at the Australian...
Cheer group "The Heard" wear U.S. President Barack Obama masks as they watch a match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne January 22, 2009. The group which has 300 members are wearing their uniforms of green and gold face paint, t-shirts and Chinese wicker hats. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas (AUSTRALIA)
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