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Pictures of the Month

August 2005
August 2005
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February 16, 2006
An Iranian woman looks at paintings by the 19th century painter Camille Pissarro during the Modern Art...
Tehran, Iran
Iranian woman looks at paintings by Camille Pissarro at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art
An Iranian woman looks at paintings by the 19th century painter Camille Pissarro during the Modern Art Movement exhibition at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran August 29, 2005. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl Pictures of the month August 2005 HIGH QUALITY FILE
US NEWS BLAKE TRIAL
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August 29, 2005
Actor Robert Blake yawns as he sleeps in his car before entering Burbank Courthouse in Burbank, California...
Burbank, UNITED STATES
Actor Robert Blake yawns as he sleeps in his car before entering Burbank Courthouse in Burbank, California....
Actor Robert Blake yawns as he sleeps in his car before entering Burbank Courthouse in Burbank, California August 29, 2005. Jury selection in the civil trial of a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Bonny Lee Bakley against Blake began on Monday. REUTERS/Chris Pizzello Pictures of the month August 2005 CP/JJ
ENTERTAINMENT VMA
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August 28, 2005
Actor and rapper Ice-T and his wife Coco arrive at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards in Miami August 28,...
Miami, USA
Ice T and wife Coco arrive at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards in Miami.
Actor and rapper Ice-T and his wife Coco arrive at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards in Miami August 28, 2005. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Pictures of the Month August 2005 JLS/YH
ITALY SOCCER SPORT
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August 28, 2005
AC Milan's Andriy Shevchenko slides on the pitch in joy after scoring against Ascoli during their Italian...
Ascoli Piceno, Italy
AC Milan's Shevchenko celebrates after goal against Ascoli during soccer match in Ascoli Piceno.
AC Milan's Andriy Shevchenko slides on the pitch in joy after scoring against Ascoli during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the Del Duca stadium in Ascoli Piceno August 28, 2005. REUTERS/Max Rossi Pictures of the Month August 2005 MR/mk
SPAIN
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August 31, 2005
Revellers are covered in tomato pulp during the annual 'Tomatina' (tomato fight) in the Mediterranean...
Bunol, Spain
Revellers are covered in tomato pulp during the annual tomato fight in eastern Spain.
Revellers are covered in tomato pulp during the annual 'Tomatina' (tomato fight) in the Mediterranean village of Bunol, near Valencia, August 31, 2005. The origin of the tomato fight is disputed - everyone in Bunol seems to have a favourite story - but most agree it started around 1940, in the early years of the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco. REUTERS/Albert Gea Pictures of the month August 2005 AG/AT FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GF2E51E14QR01
WEATHER KATRINA
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August 30, 2005
David Prestback of Gulfport, Mississippi splashes water on a sea-lion washed ashore by Hurricane Katrina...
Gulfport, UNITED STATES
David Prestback of Gulfport, Mississippi splashes water on a sea-lion washed ashore by Hurricane Katrina....
David Prestback of Gulfport, Mississippi splashes water on a sea-lion washed ashore by Hurricane Katrina August 30, 2005. Hurricane Katrina damaged casinos in New Orleans and along Mississippi's Gulf Coast on Monday, possibly destroying some riverboats and leaving others closed for at least several more weeks, industry officials said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Frank Polich Pictures of the month August 2005 FJP/JJ
SPORT SOCCER
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August 28, 2005
Inter Milan's Alvaro Recoba controls the ball during the Serie A soccer match against Treviso at the...
Milan, Italy
Inter Milan's Recoba controls the ball during Serie A soccer match against Treviso in Milan.
Inter Milan's Alvaro Recoba controls the ball during the Serie A soccer match against Treviso at the San Siro Stadium in Milan August 28, 2005. Inter Milan won the match 3-0. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini Pictures of the Month August 2005 SR/PEK/
RUSSIA BESLAN
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August 30, 2005
A man touches a wall with pictures of children, who died in last years Beslan school siege, on August...
Beslan, Russia
A man touches a wall with pictures of children, who died in last years Beslan school siege.
A man touches a wall with pictures of children, who died in last years Beslan school siege, on August 30, 2005. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday he would meet mothers who lost their children in the Beslan hostage siege, satisfying a demand first made by the bereaved mothers almost a year ago. Some 331 people - 186 of them children - died when the siege collapsed in a bloodbath on September 3, 2004. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin Pictures of the Month August 2005 TP/LA
SPORT CYCLING
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August 30, 2005
A man looks at a pack of riders cycle during the fifth stage of the Tour of Spain, from Alcazar de San...
Cuenca, Spain
A man looks at a pack of riders cycle during the fifth stage of the Tour of Spain.
A man looks at a pack of riders cycle during the fifth stage of the Tour of Spain, from Alcazar de San Juan to Cuenca, August 31, 2005. Norway's Thor Hushovd won the stage. Australian Bradley McGee retains the overall lead. REUTERS/Dani Cardona Pictures of the Month August 2005 Pictures of the Year 2005 DCF/DH
IRAQ
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August 30, 2005
An Iraqi woman mourns a dead relative in the makeshift morgue at the Al-Na'man hospital in Baghdad August...
Baghdad
Iraqi woman mourns a dead relative in makeshift morgue at Al-Na'man hospital in Baghdad.
An Iraqi woman mourns a dead relative in the makeshift morgue at the Al-Na'man hospital in Baghdad August 31, 2005. More than 600 Iraqi Shi'ites died in a stampede over a Tigris River bridge in Baghdad on Wednesday, panicked by rumoUrs a suicide bomber was about to blow himself up, an Interior Ministry source told Reuters. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani Pictures of the month August 2005 Pictures of the Year 2005
SPORT BASEBALL
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August 29, 2005
Angels closing pitcher Rodriguez warms up before the first in a three game series against the Athletics...
Anaheim, USA
Angels closing pitcher Rodriguez warms up before the first in a three game series against the Athletics...
Angels closing pitcher Rodriguez warms up before the first in a three game series against the Athletics in Anaheim. Los Angeles Angels closing pitcher Francisco Rodriguez warms up before the first in a three game series against the Oakland Athletics in Anaheim, California August 30, 2005. Rodriguez gave up the game-winning home run in the eleventh inning as the Angels lost their fifth successive game, allowing the Athletics to move a season-high two games ahead of the Angels in the AL West. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Pictures of the month August 2005 Pictures of the Year 2005
CAPE TOWN
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August 31, 2005
South African inventor Sonette Ehlers demonstrates her new anti-rape female condom in Cape Town, South...
Cape Town, South Africa
South African inventor Sonette Ehlers demonstrates her new anti-rape female condom in Cape Town.
South African inventor Sonette Ehlers demonstrates her new anti-rape female condom in Cape Town, South Africa August 31, 2005. Ehlers unveiled a new anti-rape female condom on Wednesday that hooks onto an attacker's penis and aims to cut one of the highest rates of sexual assault in the world. Police statistics show more than 50,000 rapes are reported every year, while experts say the real figure could be four times that as they say most rapes of acquaintances or children are never reported. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings Pictures of the month August 2005 MH/JJ
WEATHER KATRINA
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August 29, 2005
Brett Peterson (L) and Hunter Meyer lean into wind on the overpass at the beach after hurricane Katrina...
Destin, USA
Two men lean into the wind on the overpass at the beach after hurricane Katrina struck in Destin, Florida....
Brett Peterson (L) and Hunter Meyer lean into wind on the overpass at the beach after hurricane Katrina struck in Destin, Florida, August 29,2005. Hurricane Katrina ripped into the U.S. Gulf Coast on Monday, battering the historic jazz city New Orleans, swamping resort towns and lowlands with a crushing surge of seawater and stranding people on rooftops. REUTERS/Marc Serota Pictures of the month August 2005 MS/CN
SPORT CRICKET AUSTRALIA
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August 28, 2005
England's Flintoff, Geriant Jones and Simon Jones celebrate beating Australia in the fourth test of the...
Nottingham, UK
England's Flintoff, Geriant Jones and Simon Jones celebrate beating Australia in the fourth test of the...
England's Flintoff, Geriant Jones and Simon Jones celebrate beating Australia in the fourth test of the Ashes series in Nottingham. England's Andrew Flintoff (L), Geriant Jones (C) and Simon Jones (R) celebrate beating Australia in the fourth day of the fourth test of the Ashes series at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England August 28, 2005. England survived a mesmeric spell of bowling from Shane Warne and a clutch of Brett Lee thunderbolts to steal a nerve-racking win over Australia in the fourth test at Trent Bridge on Sunday. REUTERS/Darren Staples Pictures of the Month August 2005
SPORT CRICKET ASHES
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August 27, 2005
England's Bell jumps over a shot from Australia's Ponting during the fourth test of the Ashes series...
Nottingham, UK
England's Bell jumps over a shot from Australia's Ponting during the fourth test of the Ashes series...
England's Bell jumps over a shot from Australia's Ponting during the fourth test of the Ashes series in Nottingham. England's Ian Bell (L) jumps over a shot from Australia's Ricky Ponting (R) as Geraint Jones (C) watches during the third day of the fourth test of the Ashes series at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England, August 27, 2005. REUTERS/Darren Staples Pictures of the month August 2005
CANADA OLSEN TWINS
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August 30, 2005
U.S. actress Ashley Olsen (R) uses a fan's camera to take a photo of herself with her fans while being...
Toronto, Canada
U.S. actress Ashley Olsen uses a fan's camera to take a photo of herself with her fans in Toronto.
U.S. actress Ashley Olsen (R) uses a fan's camera to take a photo of herself with her fans while being interviewed for the Live@Much show in Toronto August 30, 2005. Ashley and her twin sister Mary-Kate are in Toronto for the Canadian launch of their new fashion line. REUTERS/Mike Cassese Pictures of the month August 2005 MC/YH
AUSTRALIA
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August 29, 2005
Muslim girls wearing headscarves huddle together as a boy looks on during a class about the acceptance...
Sydney, Australia
Muslim girls wearing headscarves huddle together at the Risallah College Primary School in Lakemba.
Muslim girls wearing headscarves huddle together as a boy looks on during a class about the acceptance of different faiths in Australian culture at Risallah College Primary School in the Sydney suburb of Lakemba August 29, 2005. Australian Prime Minister John Howard, who is campaigning to gain Muslim support against Islamic extremists, was forced on Monday to reject a call by a senior government member for a ban on the wearing of headscarves by Muslim school students who said they are "becoming the icon, the symbol of the clash of cultures, and it runs much deeper than a piece of cloth". REUTERS/David Gray Pictures of the month August 2005 DG/YH
BRITAIN
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August 31, 2005
Sex And The City actress Sarah Jessica Parker of the U.S. arrives to promote a new perfume, "Lovely",...
London, UK
Sex And The City actress Sarah Jessica Parker of the U.S. arrives to promote a new perfume, "Lovely",...
Sex And The City actress Sarah Jessica Parker of the U.S. arrives to promote a new perfume, "Lovely", at British department store Harvey Nichols in London. Sex And The City actress Sarah Jessica Parker of the U.S. arrives to promote a new perfume, "Lovely", at British department store Harvey Nichols in London, August 31, 2005. REUTERS/Toby Melvillelle Pictures of the month August 2005
GERMANY ELECTION
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August 30, 2005
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder sings with members of a coal miners choir at the end of a Social...
Berlin, Germany
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder sings with members of a coal miners choir at the end of a ...
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder sings with members of a coal miners choir at the end of a Social Democrats one-day extraordinary party meeting in Berlin. German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder sings with members of a coal miners choir at the end of a Social Democrats one-day extraordinary party meeting in Berlin August 31, 2005. Germany's elections will be held on September 18, one year ahead of schedule, after the country's highest court ruled the early vote engineered by Schroeder legal. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Pictures of the month August 2005 Pictures of the Year 2005
SPORT CRICKET ASHES
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August 27, 2005
Australia's Gilchrist awaits a new batting partner during the fourth test of the Ashes series against...
Nottingham, UK
Australia's Gilchrist awaits a new batting partner during the fourth test of the Ashes series against...
Australia's Gilchrist awaits a new batting partner during the fourth test of the Ashes series against England in Nottingham, England. Australia's Adam Gilchrist awaits a new batting partner during the third day of the fourth test of the Ashes series against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England August 27, 2005. REUTERS/Darren Staples Pictures of the month August 2005
GDANSK
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August 30, 2005
Former Polish President Lech Walesa gestures before the opening ceremony of the 25th anniversary of Solidarnosc...
Gdansk, Poland
Former Polish President Lech Walesa gestures before the opening ceremony of the 25th anniversary of ......
Former Polish President Lech Walesa gestures before the opening ceremony of the 25th anniversary of Solidarnosc (Solidarity) movement in Gdansk. Former Polish President Lech Walesa gestures before the opening ceremony of the 25th anniversary of Solidarnosc (Solidarity) movement in Gdansk August 31, 2005. Representatives of 30 governments, human rights activists and historians have gathered in Poland this week to commemorate the 1980 Gdansk shipyard strike which ended 25 years ago with the birth of eastern Europe's first independent trade union, Solidarity. REUTERS/Katarina Stoltz Pictures of the month August 2005 Pictures of the Year 2005
KOREA NORTH REUNION
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August 27, 2005
South Koreans on a bus cry as they bid farewell to North Korean relatives after a family reunion in Mount...
Mt. Kumgang, Korea
South Koreans bid farewell to North Korean relatives after family reunion in Mount Kumgang.
South Koreans on a bus cry as they bid farewell to North Korean relatives after a family reunion in Mount Kumgang, North Korea, August 28, 2005. Ninety-nine South Koreans returned from North Korea on Sunday after the three-day family reunion with North Korean family members for the first time since both countries sealed themselves off from one another at the end of the 1950-1953 Korea War. KOREA OUT REUTERS/KPPA Pictures of the month August 2005 Pictures of the Year 2005 KKH/YH
ENTERTAINMENT VMA
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August 28, 2005
Paris Hilton poses for photographers backstage at the 2005 MTV Video Music awards in Miami August 28,...
Miami, USA
Paris Hilton poses at the 2005 MTV Video Music awards in Miami.
Paris Hilton poses for photographers backstage at the 2005 MTV Video Music awards in Miami August 28, 2005. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Pictures of the month August 2005 MA/YH
IRAQ
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August 29, 2005
Friends, relatives and colleagues of Reuters soundman Khaled mourn his death at Al Karkh cemetery in...
Baghdad
Friends, relatives and colleagues of Reuters soundman Khaled mourn his death at Al Karkh cemetery in...
Friends, relatives and colleagues of Reuters soundman Khaled mourn his death at Al Karkh cemetery in Baghdad. Friends, relatives and colleagues of Reuters soundman Waleed Khaled mourn his death at the Al Karkh cemetery in Baghdad August 29, 2005. Reuters demanded the immediate release on Monday of an Iraqi cameraman who was still being held by U.S. forces more than 24 hours after being wounded in an incident in which his soundman was killed. REUTERS/Ceerwan Aziz Pictures of the month August 2005
IRAQ
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August 30, 2005
Iraqi pilgrims walk past shoes lost during a stampede on Baghdad's Al A'ema bridge August 31, 2005. More...
Baghdad
Iraqi pilgrims walk past shoes lost during a stampede on Baghdad's Al A'ema bridge.
Iraqi pilgrims walk past shoes lost during a stampede on Baghdad's Al A'ema bridge August 31, 2005. More than 600 Iraqi Shi'ites died in a stampede over a Tigris River bridge in Baghdad on Wednesday, panicked by rumours a suicide bomber was about to blow himself up, an Interior Ministry source told Reuters. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani Pictures of the Month August 2005 Pictures of the Year 2005 CJF/CN
ENTERTAINMENT VMA
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August 28, 2005
Actress Eva Longoria of the hit television show "Desperate Houswives" is shown wearing her underwear...
Miami, USA
Actress Eva Longoria of Desperate Houswives presents award at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards in Miami....
Actress Eva Longoria of the hit television show "Desperate Houswives" is shown wearing her underwear on stage before presenting an award at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards in Miami August 28, 2005. REUTERS/Mike Blake Pictures of the month August 2005 SSM/YH
SAFRICA
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August 26, 2005
Giant waves crash over onlookers washing them off the sea wall of Cape Town's Kalk Bay harbour, August...
Cape Town, South Africa
Giant waves crash over onlookers washing them off the sea wall of Cape Town's Kalk Bay harbour.
Giant waves crash over onlookers washing them off the sea wall of Cape Town's Kalk Bay harbour, August 27, 2005. The two men were later rescued as storms created waves of an estimated nine metres. Picture taken August 27, 2005. REUTERS/Philip Massie Pictures of the Month August 2005 Pictures of the Year 2005 BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
SPORT BASEBALL
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August 26, 2005
New York Yankees pitcher Randy Johnson delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium...
New York, UNITED STATES
New York Yankees pitcher Randy Johnson delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee ...
New York Yankees pitcher Randy Johnson delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium in New York. New York Yankees pitcher Randy Johnson delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals in the second inning at New York's Yankee Stadium August 26, 2005. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Pictures of the Month August 2005
BRITAIN
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August 27, 2005
British actress Zeta-Jones talks to US golfer O'Meara as her husband Douglas sits next to her during...
Newport, United Kingdom
British actress Zeta-Jones talks to US golfer O'Meara as her husband Douglas sits next to her during...
British actress Zeta-Jones talks to US golfer O'Meara as her husband Douglas sits next to her during All Star Cup celebrity golf tournament in Wales. British actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (C) talks to U.S. golfer Mark O'Meara (L) as her husband U.S. actor Michael Douglas sits next to her during team photographs at the beginning of the All Star Cup celebrity golf tournament at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, south Wales, August 27, 2005. The tournament takes place over two match days between celebrity teams from the U.S. and Europe led by non-playing captains Colin Montgomerie and O'Meara. REUTERS/Mike Finn-Kelcey Pictures of the month August 2005
SPORT ATHLETICS
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August 26, 2005
Russia's Isinbayeva protects herself from the cold in the women's pole vault eventduring the IAAF Golden...
Brussels, Belgium
Russia's Isinbayeva protects herself from the cold in the women's pole vault eventduring the IAAF ......
Russia's Isinbayeva protects herself from the cold in the women's pole vault eventduring the IAAF Golden League Belgian Grand Prix in Brussels. Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva protects herself from the cold in the women's pole vault event during the IAAF Golden League Belgian Grand Prix (Memorial Ivo Van Damme) at the King Baudouin stadium in Brussels August 26, 2005. Isinbayeva jumped 4.93 metres. REUTERS/Yves Herman Pictures of the Month August 2005
SPORT CANOE
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August 28, 2005
Nikolay Lipkin and Evegeny Ignatov of Russia celebrate their victory in the men's C2, 200 metres competition...
Zagreb, Croatia
Lipkin and Ignatov of Russia celebrate their victory in the men's C2, 200 metre competition in Zagreb....
Nikolay Lipkin and Evegeny Ignatov of Russia celebrate their victory in the men's C2, 200 metres competition during the flat water Canoe and Kayak World Championship in Zagreb on August 28, 2005. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh Pictures of the Month August 2005 LB/CVI
SPORT TENNIS
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August 26, 2005
Hanescu of Romania serves to Robredo of Spain at the New Haven Open tennis tournament in New Haven, Connecticut....
New Haven, UNITED STATES
Hanescu of Romania serves to Robredo of Spain at the New Haven Open tennis tournament in New Haven, ......
Hanescu of Romania serves to Robredo of Spain at the New Haven Open tennis tournament in New Haven, Connecticut. Victor Hanescu of Romania serves to Tommy Robredo of Spain at the New Haven Open tennis tournament in New Haven, Connecticut August 26, 2005. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi Pictures of the Month August 2005
SPORT SOCCER
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August 28, 2005
Feyenoord Rotterdam's Leonardo of Brazil battles for ball with Escude of Ajax Amsterdam during Dutch...
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Feyenoord Rotterdam's Leonardo of Brazil battles for ball with Escude of Ajax Amsterdam during ...
Feyenoord Rotterdam's Leonardo of Brazil battles for ball with Escude of Ajax Amsterdam during Dutch League soccer match in Amsterdam. Feyenoord Rotterdam's Leonardo Santiago of Brazil (R) battles for the ball with Julien Escude of Ajax Amsterdam during their Dutch League soccer match in the Amsterdam Arena, the Netherlands, August 28, 2005. Feyenoord won the match by 2-1. REUTERS/Michael Kooren Pictures of the month August 2005
VLADIKAVKAZ
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August 25, 2005
Chechen militant Nurpashi Kulayev looks through the glass of his cage during the court session in Vladikavkaz,...
Vladikavkaz, Russian Federation
Chechen militant Kulayev looks through the glass of his cage during the court session in Vladikavkaz....
Chechen militant Nurpashi Kulayev looks through the glass of his cage during the court session in Vladikavkaz, August 25, 2005. Kulayev went on trial in May for his alleged part in the mass hostage-taking at the southern Russian school in Beslan. Women who lost children in last year's Beslan school siege protested on Wednesday, accusing authorities of failing to investigate the tragedy properly ahead of next week's anniversary. REUTERS/Eduard Kornienko Pictures of the month August 2005 AS/CVI
AFGHANISTAN
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August 26, 2005
An Afghan farmer sifts dust out of harvested wheat in Bamiyan, about 240km (149 miles) northwest of Kabul...
Bamiyan, Afghanistan
An Afghan farmer sifts dust out of harvested wheat in Bamiyan, Afghanistan.
An Afghan farmer sifts dust out of harvested wheat in Bamiyan, about 240km (149 miles) northwest of Kabul August 26, 2005. After years of severe drought, the harvest is expected to be the biggest in two decades in Afghanistan due to considerable rain and snowfall, according to the United Nations. Some 85 per cent of the population depends on agriculture. Picture taken August 26, 2005. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood Pictures of the Month August 2005 AM/CN
LEISURE BUSHNELL
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August 24, 2005
"Sex and the City" author Candace Bushnell is seen during an interview with Reuters in New York August...
New York, USA
Author Candace Bushnell is seen during Reuters interview.
"Sex and the City" author Candace Bushnell is seen during an interview with Reuters in New York August 24, 2005. Bushnell is in talks to turn her new book "lipstick Jungle," the story of three successful career women in New York, into a television series. Photo taken August 24. REUTERS/Mike Segar Pictures of the Month August 2005 MS/FA
PERU PLANE CRASH
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August 23, 2005
Rescue workers and local people remove the debris of a plane from TANS airliner that crashed in Peru's...
Pucallpa, Peru
Rescue workers and local people remove the debris of a plane from TANS airliner that crashed in Peru's...
Rescue workers and local people remove the debris of a plane from TANS airliner that crashed in Peru's northern jungle. Rescue workers and local people remove the debris of a plane from TANS airliner that crashed in Peru's northern jungle, August 24, 2005. Rescue workers searched a lake in a thick swamp on Wednesday for the remaining bodies from a Peruvian jet that crashed in Peru's northern jungle, killing 41 people, including at least two foreign tourists.REUTERS/Mariana Bazo Pictures of the Month August 2005 Pictures of the Year 2005
SPAIN FIRES
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August 24, 2005
A helicopter carries water in a bucket over Carnota's beach in the northwest Spanish region of Galicia...
Carnota, Spain
Helicopter carries water in bucket over Carnota's beach in northwest Spanish region of Galicia.
A helicopter carries water in a bucket over Carnota's beach in the northwest Spanish region of Galicia August 24, 2005. According to the Spanish Civil Guard data, forest fires in Spain have destroyed 108,000 hectares (266,000 acres) so far this year, 21 percent more than the same period last year. REUTERS/Victor Fraile Pictures of the Month August 2005 VF/TY
GERMANY
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August 23, 2005
Resident Peter Stoekl stands waist deep in his flooded courtyard in the Bavarian village of Moos near...
Moos, Germany
Resident stands in his flooded courtyard in Moos.
Resident Peter Stoekl stands waist deep in his flooded courtyard in the Bavarian village of Moos near Neuburg at the river 'Donau' about 60 kilometers north of Munich August 24, 2005. Emergency services rescued hundreds of people on Tuesday as rising floodwaters in southern Germany blocked major roads and cut off several towns and villages from the outside world, local authorities said. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle Pictures of the Month August 2005 Pictures of the Year 2005 MR/AA
MIDEAST GAZA
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August 24, 2005
Palestinians make burning barricades in the suburbs of Gaza City August 24, 2005 after Palestinian Authority...
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories
Palestinians make burning barricades in the suburbs of Gaza City.
Palestinians make burning barricades in the suburbs of Gaza City August 24, 2005 after Palestinian Authority personnel arrive to destroy their illegal houses. Israel finished evacuating all Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip, where 1.3 million Palestinians live in one of the most dense populated areas in the world. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj Pictures of the Month August 2005 DS/NL
GERMANY
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August 23, 2005
Two women stand behind their shop door while looking at the flooded centre of the southern Bavarian village...
Bad Toelz, Germany
Two women look at the flooded centre in Bad Toelz.
Two women stand behind their shop door while looking at the flooded centre of the southern Bavarian village of Bad Toelz, about 50 km (31 miles) south of Munich August 23, 2005. A number of people were evacuated from Bad Toelz after the river Isar flooded the town centre due to heavy rain, German radio reported. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle Pictures of the Month August 2005 MR/KS
BRITAIN
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August 22, 2005
US actor Wood arrives for the film premiere of "Green Street" at the Edinburgh International Film Festival...
Edinburgh, UK
US actor Wood arrives for the film premiere of "Green Street" at the Edinburgh International Film ......
US actor Wood arrives for the film premiere of "Green Street" at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in Scotland. U.S. actor Elijah Wood (C) arrives at the Cineworld cinema for the film premiere of "Green Street" at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland August 23, 2005. The film opens in British cinemas on August 26. REUTERS/Jeff J Mitchell Pictures of the Month August 2005 Pictures of the Year 2005
PORTUGAL FIRES
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August 23, 2005
A forest fire burns near a house as a villager runs in Miranda Do Corvo, near Coimbra in central Portugal...
Miranda Do Corvo, Portugal
Forest fire burns near a house as a villager runs in Miranda Do Corvo, central Portugal.
A forest fire burns near a house as a villager runs in Miranda Do Corvo, near Coimbra in central Portugal August 23, 2005. Water-dumping aircraft from around Europe battled on Tuesday to help drought-hit Portugal contain raging forest fires that have killed at least 14 people. REUTERS/Nacho Doce Pictures of the Month August 2005 ND/KI
SPAIN
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August 22, 2005
A child drinks water during a forest fire in Salceda de Caselas, in northern Spain August 23, 2005. Seven...
Salceda De Caselas, Spain
Child drinks water during forest fire in Salceda de Caselas in northern Spain.
A child drinks water during a forest fire in Salceda de Caselas, in northern Spain August 23, 2005. Seven forest fires are still blazing in Galicia in north-west Spain, as it is feared more may start. The central government in Madrid was coordinating efforts to combat the blazes with their regional counterparts in Santiago de Compostela. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal Pictures of the Month August 2005 MV/KI
MIDEAST
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August 23, 2005
A Jewish settler holds her child as Israeli soldiers carry them out of a house in the West Bank settlement...
Homesh, Palestinian Territories
A Jewish settler holds her child as Israeli soldiers carry them out of a house in the West Bank ...
A Jewish settler holds her child as Israeli soldiers carry them out of a house in the West Bank settlement of Homesh. A Jewish settler holds her child as Israeli soldiers carry them out of a house in the West Bank settlement of Homesh August 23, 2005. Israeli riot police scrambled up ladders and cut their way through barbed wire on Tuesday to get to ultranationalists holed up at a synagogue in the West Bank settlement of Homesh to resist evacuation. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic Pictures of the Month August 2005
PORTUGAL FOREST FIRE
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August 22, 2005
A view of the burnt area of Santa Comba Dao near Coimbra in central Portugal August 22, 2005. France,...
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
A view of the burnt area of Santa Comba Dao near Coimbra in central Portugal.
A view of the burnt area of Santa Comba Dao near Coimbra in central Portugal August 22, 2005. France, Germany, Italy and Spain offered Portugal help to battle forest fires raging across the country on Sunday after Lisbon made a request to the EU's executive Commission, officials and local media said. REUTERS/Nacho Doce Pictures of the Month August 2005 ND/JJ
CROATIA
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August 22, 2005
Croatian fans cheer for Manson during his performance inside an old Roman amphitheatre in the Croatian...
Pula, Croatia
Croatian fans cheer for Manson during his performance inside an old Roman amphitheatre in the ...
Croatian fans cheer for Manson during his performance inside an old Roman amphitheatre in the Croatian Adriatic town of Pula. Croatian fans cheer for Marilyn Manson during his performance inside an old Roman amphitheatre in the Croatian Adriatic town of Pula August 22, 2005. The performance went on, despite protests from the Catholic church and parents who are worried that Manson is promoting Satanism, on Monday. REUTERS/Nikola Solic Pictures of the Month August 2005
BRITAIN
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August 22, 2005
Singer and actress Jessica Simpson of the U.S. smiles as she arrives for the film premiere of "The Dukes...
London, United Kingdom
Simpson of the US smiles as she arrives for the film premiere of The Dukes of Hazzard in London.
Singer and actress Jessica Simpson of the U.S. smiles as she arrives for the film premiere of "The Dukes of Hazzard" at the Vue Cinema, Leicester Square, London August 22, 2005. The film opens in Britain on August 26, 2005. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez Pictures of the Month August 2005 DJM/JD/JK
PORTUGAL FOREST FIRE
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August 22, 2005
A view of the burnt area of Santa Comba Dao near Coimbra in central Portugal August 22, 2005. France,...
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
A view of the burnt area of Santa Comba Dao near Coimbra in central Portugal.
A view of the burnt area of Santa Comba Dao near Coimbra in central Portugal August 22, 2005. France, Germany, Italy and Spain offered Portugal help to battle forest fires raging across the country on Sunday after Lisbon made a request to the EU's executive Commission, officials and local media said. REUTERS/Nacho Doce Pictures of the Month August 2005 ND/JJ
GERMANY
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August 22, 2005
Workers listen to the speech of German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder during his visit at the 'Aker Ostsee'...
Wismar, Germany
Workers listen to speech of German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder at Aker Ostsee shipyard in Wismar.
Workers listen to the speech of German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder during his visit at the 'Aker Ostsee' shipyard in Wismar on Germany's Baltic coast August 22, 2005. Aker Ostsee shipyard is a joint label of two German shipyards backed by Europe's largest shipbuilding group Aker Yards. REUTERS/Christian Charisius Pictures of the month August 2005 CHA/AA
SPORT BASEBALL
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August 21, 2005
Little leaguers from state champion Palm Beach Gardens practise leaping against the wall for imaginary...
Miami, UNITED STATES
Little leaguers from state champion Palm Beach Gardens practise leaping against the wall for imaginary...
Little leaguers from state champion Palm Beach Gardens practise leaping against the wall for imaginary fly balls in Florida. Little leaguers from state champion Palm Beach Gardens Cardinals practise leaping against the wall for imaginary fly balls prior to the Florida Marlins against the Los Angeles Dodgers game at Dolphins Stadium in Miami, Florida, August 21, 2005. The Marlins defeated the Dodgers 7-1. REUTERS/Marc Serota Pictures of the month August 2005
PORTUGAL
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August 20, 2005
A dog runs from a forest fire on the outskirts of Viana do Castelo city in northern Portugal August 21,...
Viana Do Castelo, Portugal
A dog runs from a forest fire on outskirts of Viana do Castelo city in northern Portugal.
A dog runs from a forest fire on the outskirts of Viana do Castelo city in northern Portugal August 21, 2005. France will send two specially equipped aircraft to Portugal on Sunday to fight forest fires raging across the country after Lisbon made a request to the EU's Executive Commission, a commission spokesman said. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal Pictures of the Month August 2005 Pictures of the Year 2005 MV/FA
MIDEAST
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August 21, 2005
A Jewish settler flashes victory sign in front of burning barricade in the settlement of Katif in the...
Katif, Palestinian Territories
A Jewish settler flashes victory sign in front of burning barricade in the settlement of Katif in ......
A Jewish settler flashes victory sign in front of burning barricade in the settlement of Katif in the Gush Katif bloc of Jewish settlements. A Jewish settler flashes a victory sign in front of a burning barricade in the settlement of Katif in the Gush Katif bloc of Jewish settlements, in the southern Gaza Strip, August 21, 2005. Israeli forces marched into a cluster of Jewish enclaves in Gaza on Sunday to remove tearful settlers and complete the evacuation of the biggest settlement bloc in the occupied territory. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic Pictures of the Month August 2005
MIDEAST
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August 21, 2005
A Jewish settler girl holds her head in front of a burning barricade in settlement of Katif in the Gush...
Katif, Palestinian Territories
A Jewish settler girl holds her head in front of a burning barricade in settlement of Katif in the ......
A Jewish settler girl holds her head in front of a burning barricade in settlement of Katif in the Gush Katif bloc of Jewish settlements. A Jewish settler girl holds her head in front of a burning barricade in settlement of Katif in the Gush Katif bloc of Jewish settlements, in the southern Gaza Strip, August 21, 2005. Israeli forces marched into a cluster of Jewish enclaves in Gaza on Sunday to remove tearful settlers and complete the evacuation of the biggest settlement bloc in the occupied territory. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic Pictures of the Month August 2005
SPORT SOCCER
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August 20, 2005
Celtic's goal keeper Artur Boruc reacts to missing a penalty save from Rangers Nacho Novo during their...
Glasgow
Celtic's goal keeper Artur Boruc reacts to missing a penalty save from Rangers Nacho Novo during their...
Celtic's goal keeper Artur Boruc reacts to missing a penalty save from Rangers Nacho Novo during their Scottish Premier division soccer match in Glasgow. Celtic's goal keeper Artur Boruc reacts to missing a penalty save from Rangers Nacho Novo during their Scottish Premier division soccer match at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, August 20, 2005. Rangers won the match 3-1. REUTERS/Jeff J Mitchell Pictures of the Month August 2005
POPE
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August 20, 2005
Pope Benedict prays during a Vigil at Marienfeld, a former coal mine, near the west German city of Cologne...
Cologne, Germany
Pope Benedict prays during a Vigil at Marienfeld near the west German city of Cologne.
Pope Benedict prays during a Vigil at Marienfeld, a former coal mine, near the west German city of Cologne August 20, 2005. Pope Benedict will conclude his first Apostolic journey since elected Pontiff on Saturday with a Vigil and an open-air Holy Mass on Sunday as part of the 20th World Youth Day in Cologne, that has drawn more than 400,000 young people into the western German city of Cologne. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski Pictures of the month August 2005 Pictures of the Year 2005 PK/KS
SPORT ATHLETICS
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August 19, 2005
World champion Saif Saaeed Shaheen of Qatar competes in men's 3000 metres steeplechase at Zurich Golden...
Zurich, Switzerland
World champion Saif Saaeed Shaheen of Qatar competes in men's 3000 metres steeplechase at ...
World champion Saif Saaeed Shaheen of Qatar competes in men's 3000 metres steeplechase at Zurich Golden League meeting in Switzerland. World champion Saif Saaeed Shaheen of Qatar competes in the men's 3000 metres steeplechase race at the Zurich Golden League meeting in Switzerland August 19, 2005. Shaheen won the race in a time of eight minutes 02.69 seconds. REUTERS/Pascal Lauener Pictures of the Month August 2005
MIDEAST
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August 17, 2005
An Israeli opponent of Israel's disengagement plan from Gaza mourns as he prays on the roof of a synagogue...
Kfar Darom, Palestinian Territories
An Israeli opponent of Israel's disengagement plan from Gaza mourns as he prays on the roof of a ...
An Israeli opponent of Israel's disengagement plan from Gaza mourns as he prays on the roof of a synagogue in Kfar Darom. An Israeli opponent of Israel's disengagement plan from Gaza mourns as he prays before evacuation by special evacuation policemen on the roof of a synagogue in the Jewish Gaza Strip settlement of Kfar Darom on August 18, 2005. In the most violent scenes since the start of forced evictions from Gaza, police armed only with shields poured from a cage hoisted on top of the synagogue and grappled with settlers and their supporters before dragging them away. Picture taken August 18, 2005. REUTERS/Nir Elias Pictures of the Month August 2005 Pictures of the Year 2005
MIDEAST
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August 17, 2005
Israeli special evacuation forces arrive on the rooftop of a synagogue in the Jewish Gaza Strip settlement...
Kfar Darom, Palestinian Territories
Israeli special evacuation forces arrive on the rooftop of a synagogue in the Jewish Gaza Strip ...
Israeli special evacuation forces arrive on the rooftop of a synagogue in the Jewish Gaza Strip settlement of Kfar Darom. Israeli special evacuation forces arrive on the rooftop of a synagogue, inside a container, in the Jewish Gaza Strip settlement of Kfar Darom on August 18, 2005. Israeli troops using cranes and water cannon fought protesters on the rooftop of a synagogue on Thursday as they assaulted the last bastions of resistance to evacuation of the occupied strip. In the most violent scenes since the start of forced evictions from Gaza, police armed only with shields poured from a cage hoisted on top of the synagogue and grappled with settlers and their supporters before dragging them away. Picture taken August 18, 2005. REUTERS/Nir Elias Pictures of the Month August 2005 Pictures of the Year 2005
NIR
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August 18, 2005
An Israeli opponent of Israel's disengagement plan from Gaza hugs a special evacuation policeman after...
Kfar Darom, Palestinian Territories
An Israeli opponent of Israel's disengagement plan from Gaza hugs a special evacuation policeman ...
An Israeli opponent of Israel's disengagement plan from Gaza hugs a special evacuation policeman after the force took over the roof top of a synagogue in the settlement of Kfar Darom. An Israeli opponent of Israel's disengagement plan from Gaza (L) hugs a special evacuation policeman after the force took over the roof top of a synagogue in the Jewish Gaza Strip settlement of Kfar Darom in Gush Katif settlements bloc, August 18, 2005. Israeli troops using cranes and water cannon battled protesters on the rooftop of a Gaza settlement synagogue on Thursday as they assaulted the last bastions of resistance to evacuation of the occupied strip. REUTERS/Nir Elias Pictures of the Month August 2005
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