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Pictures of the Year

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Pictures of the Year 2002
Pictures of the Year 2002
YEAREND PICTURES
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December 10, 2002
Soldiers clean up fuel on the oil stained beach of Langosteira in the
northwestern Spanish region of...
Finisterra, Spain
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
Soldiers clean up fuel on the oil stained beach of Langosteira in the
northwestern Spanish region of Galicia December 10, 2002. Spain said on
Sunday that the stern of the sunken "Prestige" oil tanker has two holes
in it, threatening to increase the flow of toxic black slime which has
devastated the northwestern coast and is now heading for France.
REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

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December 05, 2002
A helicopter dumps chemical retardant on bushfires that swept through
the town of Glenorie north of...
Glenorie, Australia
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
A helicopter dumps chemical retardant on bushfires that swept through
the town of Glenorie north of Sydney December 5, 2002 as bushfires
surround Australia's largest city and destroyed property. Thick black
smoke billowed over Sydney for a second day as dozens of fierce
bushfires roared through semi-rural suburbs of Australia's largest
city, destroying at least 20 homes, and leaving one man dead.
REUTERS/Jason Reed

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December 05, 2002
A resident of the semi-rural town of Glenorie, north of Sydney tries
using her garden hose in an attempt...
Glenorie, Australia
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
A resident of the semi-rural town of Glenorie, north of Sydney tries
using her garden hose in an attempt to stop bushfires from damaging her
home as a firefighter photographer runs past the flames December 5,
2002. Thick black smoke billowed over Sydney for a second day as dozens
of fierce bushfires roared through semi-rural suburbs of Australia's
largest city, destroying at least 20 homes, and leaving one man dead.
REUTERS/Jason Reed

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December 04, 2002
Tourists watch the sun being blocked by the moon during a solar eclipse
in the Australian outback town...
Australia
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
Tourists watch the sun being blocked by the moon during a solar eclipse
in the Australian outback town of Lyndhurst, located around 700
kilometres (437 miles) north of Adelaide December 4, 2002. The town is
one of only four in Australia where the 26 second-long full eclipse of
the sun could be seen and occurred during celebrations for the Year of
the Outback. The shadow path of whats called totality, where the
'diamond ring' effect becomes visible, can be seen on a path that is
just 36 kilometres wide. REUTERS/David Gray

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December 03, 2002
A man receives some assistance from railway staff to enter a crowded
train at Senen train station in...
Jakarta, Indonesia - Republic of
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
A man receives some assistance from railway staff to enter a crowded
train at Senen train station in central Jakarta December 3, 2002.
Millions of people across the country are heading home to celebrate the
Muslim Eid Al Fitr holiday that marks the end of the sacred month of
Ramamdan which falls on December 6 in Indonesia, the world's largest
Muslim country. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

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December 01, 2002
Volunteer workers drag fuel oil at Muxia beach in northwestern Spain
province of Galicia December 1,...
Muxia, Spain
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
Volunteer workers drag fuel oil at Muxia beach in northwestern Spain
province of Galicia December 1, 2002. The Prestige tanker began leaking
oil after it was holed in a storm off the coast on November 13. The
giant slick of oil has headed back towards Spain's western beaches,
known as the "Coast of Death" because of its long history of
shipwrecks. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro REUTERS

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November 27, 2002
Protesters scuffle with riot police as they try to march toward the
main entrance of the U.S. Army base...
Seoul, Korea - Republic of
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
Protesters scuffle with riot police as they try to march toward the
main entrance of the U.S. Army base in Seoul November 27, 2002. U.S.
President George W. Bush apologised to the South Korean people on
Wednesday over a road accident in which a U.S. Army vehicle crushed two
schoolgirls to death, prompting anti-American protests. REUTERS/Kim
Kyung-Hoon

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November 19, 2002
The bow of the Prestige oil tanker floats above water moments before
sinking in waters off northern...
La Coruna, Spain
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
The bow of the Prestige oil tanker floats above water moments before
sinking in waters off northern Spain November 19, 2002. The tanker
broke into two earlier in the day. The Prestige went down with some
70,000 tonnes of fuel oil. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

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November 18, 2002
A protester is pinned down by a South Korean soldier after activists
tried to disrupt a joint U.S.-Korean...
Pohang, Korea - Republic of
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
A protester is pinned down by a South Korean soldier after activists
tried to disrupt a joint U.S.-Korean military exercise in Pohang March
22, 2002. The exercise is part of the annual joint military training
and counter infiltration exercises for U.S. and Republic of Korea
forces. Some 37,000 U.S. troops are stationed in South Korea as a
deterrent against communist North Korea. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV

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November 14, 2002
Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen (C) is surrounded by protestors
from PETA (People for the Ethical...
New York, USA
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen (C) is surrounded by protestors
from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) on the runway
during the 2002 "Victoria's Secret" fashion show in New York City,
November 14, 2002. PETA, who were protesting against Gisele for
modelling fur outfits, were removed by security and later arrested by
police. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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November 14, 2002
Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen (C) is surrounded by protestors
from PETA (People for the Ethical...
New York, USA
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen (C) is surrounded by protestors
from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) on the runway
during the 2002 "Victoria's Secret" fashion show in New York City,
November 14, 2002. PETA, who were protesting against Gisele for
modelling fur outfits, were removed by security and later arrested by
police. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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November 07, 2002
An Afghan boy swings on a cable high above the city of Kabul September
25, 2002. After more than 23...
Kabul, Afghanistan - IslamicStateof Afghanistan
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
An Afghan boy swings on a cable high above the city of Kabul September
25, 2002. After more than 23 years of occupation and civil war, Afghan
children face severe poverty and poor health due to malnutrition and
diseases. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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October 21, 2002
Afghan policemen are seen through the flames during a ceremony to
destroy confiscated drugs in Kabul...
Kabul, Afghanistan - IslamicStateof Afghanistan
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
Afghan policemen are seen through the flames during a ceremony to
destroy confiscated drugs in Kabul October 22, 2002. The Interior
Ministry of Afghanistan on Tuesday destroyed 922 kgs (2033 lbs) of
opium and 971 kgs (2141 lbs) of hashish which were seized in Kabul on
their way from Afghanistan's eastern province of Ningarhar. Afghanistan
is one of the main sources of heroin and opium in the world.
REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

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October 21, 2002
Indonesian Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir lies in his hospital room in
Solo, central Java, on October...
Solo, Indonesia - Republic of
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
Indonesian Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir lies in his hospital room in
Solo, central Java, on October 22, 2002. The Muslim cleric detained as
Indonesia moves to crack down on terrorism after bomb blasts in Bali
faced allegations on Monday, including a plot to assassinate President
Megawati Sukarnoputri, that could lead to his execution. Police are
waiting for Abu Bakar - whom doctors say has respiratory, heart and
ulcer problems - to be fit enough to be questioned. REUTERS/Dadang Tri

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October 20, 2002
Newly-trained Afghan bodyguards demonstrate their skills in Kabul
October 21, 2002. One hundred and...
Kabul, Afghanistan - IslamicStateof Afghanistan
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Newly-trained Afghan bodyguards demonstrate their skills in Kabul
October 21, 2002. One hundred and four close protection bodyguards for
ministers and VIPs on Monday graduated after being trained by the
Italian army. The Italian army, members of the International Security
Assistance Force, has trained 667 Afghan bodyguards as part of its
ongoing process to improve security infrastructure within Kabul.
REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad REUTERS

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October 20, 2002
A casualty is carried on a stretcher away from a burning bus after
Palestinian suicide bombers detonated...
Karkur Junction
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A casualty is carried on a stretcher away from a burning bus after
Palestinian suicide bombers detonated a car bomb next to it on a road
at the Karkur junction near the town of Pardes Hanna, northern Israel,
October 21, 2002. At least eight people were killed in the blast and
more than forty injured, police said. The blast sent a mushroom cloud
billowing in the sky and stoked flames so hot that ammunition carried
by soldiers riding on the bus blew up in a chain of explosions and the
vehicle was reduced to a blackened skeleton. REUTERS/Ronen Lidor
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October 20, 2002
Dutch Queen Beatrix is comforted by her son Johan Friso (R) as her son
and Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander...
Delft, Netherlands
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
Dutch Queen Beatrix is comforted by her son Johan Friso (R) as her son
and Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander (C) looks on during the funeral
service of Dutch Prince Claus in the Nieuwe kerk church in Delft 15
October, 2002. The 76 year-old Prince, who fought hostility to his
German roots to become one of the Netherlands most popular royals, died
on October 6, from Parkinsons disease and pneumonia in Amsterdam's
Academic Medical Centre hospital. The German Born aristocrat, who
sacrificed a career in the West German diplomatic service to marry then
Princess Beatrix in 1966, gained respect for his fight against prostate
cancer, Parkinsons disease, kidney damage and depression. Burdened by
the legacy of his World War Two service in a German tank division in
Italy, Claus von Amsberg took Dutch citizenship and became a popular
partner to the Dutch Queen in the House of Orange as he captured hearts
with his verve and charm. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

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October 20, 2002
An Iraqi man votes during the referendum in Baghdad October 15,2002. In
a Presidential referendum set...
Baghdad
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
An Iraqi man votes during the referendum in Baghdad October 15,2002. In
a Presidential referendum set to give President Saddam Hussein another
seven-year term in power. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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October 20, 2002
A farmer rides his horse as he herds his cattle towards stockyards near the
outback Queensland town...
Sydney, Australia
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A farmer rides his horse as he herds his cattle towards stockyards near the
outback Queensland town of Aramac, 1200 km (720 miles) west of Brisbane May
22, 2002. A dramatic rise in Australia's currency as its economy booms has
left commodity producers worried over potential losses of hundreds of
millions of dollars in export revenues. Cattle prices are at their lowest in
22 months, with the National Farmers Federation commodity price index for
May showing that a 4.6 percent rise in the Australian dollar reduced farm
prices by 4.9 percent. REUTERS/David Gray

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October 20, 2002
An Iraqi man sits inside his home at Al Basrah town, 550km south of
Baghdad, October 21, 2002. President...
Basrah
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
An Iraqi man sits inside his home at Al Basrah town, 550km south of
Baghdad, October 21, 2002. President Saddam Hussein marked his
100-percent-support in an uncontested election by issuing an amnesty
for most prisoners on Sunday, aiming to rally support in the face of
U.S. efforts to topple him. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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October 19, 2002
Israeli soldiers push a Jewish settler off their bulldozer at the Havat
Gilad settlement outpost as...
Havat Gilad
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
Israeli soldiers push a Jewish settler off their bulldozer at the Havat
Gilad settlement outpost as Israeli soldiers and police dismantled the
settlement October 20, 2002. Israeli Defence Minister Benyamin
Ben-Eliezer said Havat Gilad and other settlements built without
government approval had to go because they were hard to protect against
Palestinian attack and strained army resources as it battled a
two-year-old uprising for a state. REUTERS/Danny Superstine

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October 18, 2002
Police in Woodbridge, Virginia stop a motorist driving a white van
October 19, 2002 after a shooting...
Woodbridge, USA
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Police in Woodbridge, Virginia stop a motorist driving a white van
October 19, 2002 after a shooting near Ashland, Virginia, 90 miles
south of Washington, DC.. A 37-year-old male was shot in the parking
lot of a Ponderosa restaurant and his listed in stable condition. A
police spokesman in Ashland, Virginia, confirmed that a person was shot
with one bullet. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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October 18, 2002
A woman who asked not identify herself looks out from behind a gas pump
while pumping gas into her car...
Fairfax, USA
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A woman who asked not identify herself looks out from behind a gas pump
while pumping gas into her car at a gas station near Route 66 in
Fairfax, Virginia, October 19, 2002. The search for the Washington area
sniper continues. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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October 17, 2002
Australian Prime Minister John Howard (C-with white shirt) tours the
site of the October 12 bomb blasts...
Kuta, Indonesia
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Australian Prime Minister John Howard (C-with white shirt) tours the
site of the October 12 bomb blasts at Kuta on Indonesia's resort island
of Bali October 18, 2002. Indonesia, under pressure to get tough with
terrorists after bombings in Bali killed nearly 200 people, said on
Thursday a new anti-terrorism decree would include a death penalty and
summoned a militant Muslim cleric for questioning. REUTERS/Dean
Lewins/Pool

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October 17, 2002
Police experts inspect the body of Valentin Tsvetkov, governor of
Magadan region, shot dead in the centre...
Moscow, Russia
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
Police experts inspect the body of Valentin Tsvetkov, governor of
Magadan region, shot dead in the centre of Moscow, October 18, 2002.
The governor of a gold-rich Russian region was killed by a contract
killer at morning rush hour on one of Moscow's busiest streets not far
from the Kremlin. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

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October 16, 2002
A two-headed "Macroprotodon Cucullatus" snake is displayed after it was
found by workers in a hotel...
Palma De Mallorca, Spain
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A two-headed "Macroprotodon Cucullatus" snake is displayed after it was
found by workers in a hotel garden on the Mediterrannean island of
Palma de Mallorca October 17, 2002. This kind of snake reaches a length
of 60-70 centimetres and its bite is not lethal for human beings.
REUTERS/Dani Cardona

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October 15, 2002
Balinese woman Ida Ayu Mutriani prays for victims of a bomb blast
during a private ceremony on the beach...
Kuta, Indonesia - Republic of
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Balinese woman Ida Ayu Mutriani prays for victims of a bomb blast
during a private ceremony on the beach in Kuta October 16, 2002, while
a surfer emerges from the water. Mutriani and her brother said they
prayed that the gods would not allow another catastrophe like the
Saturday bomb blast which killed at least 183 people in Kuta, on the
resort island of Bali. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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October 14, 2002
A surfer rides a wave while an Indonesian naval vessel sits offshore of
Kuta, on the resort island of...
Kuta, Indonesia - Republic of
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A surfer rides a wave while an Indonesian naval vessel sits offshore of
Kuta, on the resort island of Bali October 15, 2002. Although the
Indonesian armed forces had said earlier the vessel was on a routine
visit, the Navy spokesman has now said on Tuesday the warship, KRI
Samadikun, has been deployed to Bali waters to help enhance security.
Analysts have predicted that the economy of Bali, which relies in part
on tourists who flocked to the resort island for sun and surf, could be
hard hit because of the bombing. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

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October 14, 2002
An Indonesian woman prays at the site of a bomb blast at Kuta beach on
the Indonesian resort island...
Kuta, Indonesia - Republic of
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An Indonesian woman prays at the site of a bomb blast at Kuta beach on
the Indonesian resort island of Bali October 15, 2002. At least 183
people died in the Saturday night blast in a popular night spot in
Kuta. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

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October 14, 2002
Police investigators search for evidence at the Home Depot parking lot
where Linda Franklin was shot...
Falls Church, USA
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
Police investigators search for evidence at the Home Depot parking lot
where Linda Franklin was shot and killed late Monday in Falls Church,
Virginia, October 15, 2002. The shooting death was the work of a sniper
who has killed eight other people at random in the Washington suburbs
in the last two weeks, police said on Tuesday. Police have linked the
same weapon to the deaths of nine people and the wounding of two
others. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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October 13, 2002
A Hindu priest (L) uses a sword to sacrifice a buffalo at a temple in
Guwahati, main city of the northeastern...
Guwahati, Republic of India
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
A Hindu priest (L) uses a sword to sacrifice a buffalo at a temple in
Guwahati, main city of the northeastern state of Assam, October 14,
2002 on the occasion of the Hindu festival of Durga Puja. Despite
protests by various organisations against the sacrifice of animals for
worship, the age old tradition is still practiced in various parts of
the country. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

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October 13, 2002
A Balinese man prays for victims of a bomb blast at dusk October 14,
2002, on a beach near Kuta on the...
Kuta, Indonesia - Republic of
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
A Balinese man prays for victims of a bomb blast at dusk October 14,
2002, on a beach near Kuta on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. At
least 183 people died after bombs exploded outside a nightspot late
Saturday night. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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October 13, 2002
Westerners and Balinese join hands during a candlelight vigil for bomb
victims at dusk October 14, 2002,...
Kuta, Indonesia
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Westerners and Balinese join hands during a candlelight vigil for bomb
victims at dusk October 14, 2002, on a beach near Kuta on the Indonesian
resort island of Bali. At least 183 people died in a Saturday night bombing
at a popular nightspot in Kuta. PP03090008 REUTERS/Beawiharta

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October 13, 2002
A body lays in the parking lot of the Home Depot in Falls Church,
October 14, 2002. A woman shot in...
Arlington, USA
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
A body lays in the parking lot of the Home Depot in Falls Church,
October 14, 2002. A woman shot in the head in Fairfax County, Virginia,
died on Monday night as police investigated whether this latest
shooting was linked to a series of sniper attacks that has terrorized
the Washington area. REUTERS/Win McNamee

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October 12, 2002
Carlos "Carki" Del Aguila of the Washington area Guardian Angels holds
out a sign at a gas station near...
USA
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
Carlos "Carki" Del Aguila of the Washington area Guardian Angels holds
out a sign at a gas station near Route 95 in Alexandria, Virginia
October 13, 2002. The Guardian Angels are pumping gas for motorists in
the wake of the Washington area sniper attacks, which has left eight
people dead and two injured. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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October 11, 2002
A Dutch diver is helped out of the water by colleagues after a dive to
inspect the hole in the hull...
Mukallah, Yemen
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A Dutch diver is helped out of the water by colleagues after a dive to
inspect the hole in the hull of the French oil supertanker Limburg in
the open sea near Mukalla in Yemen October 12, 2002. France said that
traces of TNT were discovered in the hole, supporting the theory that
the Limburg was attacked. REUTERS/Aladin Abdel Naby

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RTRCHVB
October 08, 2002
A Brazilian trader reads a newspaper during the lunch break on the floor of
the BM&F futures and commodities...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
A Brazilian trader reads a newspaper during the lunch break on the floor of
the BM&F futures and commodities market in Sao Paulo, October 9, 2002.
Brazil's currency fell sharply as election-wary investors fretted over
whether the Central Bank would be able to roll over a hefty chunk of
domestic debt coming due next week. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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RTRCHRT
October 08, 2002
Two of the Montreal based Cirque du Soleil contortionists perform
during a dress rehearsal ahead of...
Mexico City, Mexico
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
Two of the Montreal based Cirque du Soleil contortionists perform
during a dress rehearsal ahead of their season of shows in Mexico City,
October 9, 2002. The circus will be performing their "Alegria" show for
Mexican audiences for almost two months. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar

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October 07, 2002
Kazakhstan's Aliya Yussupova executes her clubs exercise during the
rhytmic gymnastics team finals at...
Pusan, Korea
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Kazakhstan's Aliya Yussupova executes her clubs exercise during the
rhytmic gymnastics team finals at the Asian Games October 8, 2002, in
Pusan. Kazakhstan won the silver medal, China finsished first place and
South Korea placed third. REUTERS/Tom Szlukovenyi

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October 07, 2002
Tian Jia of China signals her teammate Wang Fei during the preliminary
round A group match of women's...
Pusan, Korea
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
Tian Jia of China signals her teammate Wang Fei during the preliminary
round A group match of women's beach volleyball aginst Thailand at the
14th Asian Games in Pusan Octorber 1, 2002. China won the match 21-16
25-27 15-8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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October 07, 2002
Coast guards rescue an illegal immigrant from the sea off the coast of
southern Spanish town of Barbate...
Barbate, Spain
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Coast guards rescue an illegal immigrant from the sea off the coast of
southern Spanish town of Barbate October 8, 2002. A boat carrying scores of
world-be immigrants from Africa overturned off the coast of Spain, leaving
at least seven dead and two missing, authorities said. Among the dead were
one Moroccan man and six women from sub-Saharan Africa, including some who
were pregnant. REUTERS/Anton Meres PP03050011 PP03110073 RFGE

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October 07, 2002
A Pakistani man performs his night prayer at a mosque in Islamabad
October 8, 2002. More than half of...
Islamabad, Pakistan - IslamicRepublicof
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
A Pakistani man performs his night prayer at a mosque in Islamabad
October 8, 2002. More than half of Pakistan's 140 million people are
eligible to vote in October 10 parliamentary elections that are
designed to return the military-run country to civilian rule.
REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

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October 07, 2002
Coast guards rescue an illegal immigrant from the sea off the coast of
southern Spanish town of Barbate...
Barbate, Spain
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
Coast guards rescue an illegal immigrant from the sea off the coast of
southern Spanish town of Barbate October 8, 2002. A boat carrying
scores of world-be immigrants from Africa overturned off the coast of
Spain, leaving at least seven dead and two missing, authorities said.
Among the dead were one Moroccan man and six women from sub-Saharan
Africa, including some who were pregnant. REUTERS/Anton Meres

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October 07, 2002
Three blindfolded suspects in police custody and pose for photograph in
a Rawalpindi police station...
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
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Three blindfolded suspects in police custody and pose for photograph in
a Rawalpindi police station October 8, 2002. Police said the three
accused, all residents of Indian-ruled Kashmir were members of the
Indian intelligence agency and sent to sabotage October 10
parliamentary elections. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed

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RTRCHQ1
October 07, 2002
U.S. President George W. Bush speaks under a U.S. flag at a Tennessee
welcome ceremony upon his arrival...
Knoxville, USA
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U.S. President George W. Bush speaks under a U.S. flag at a Tennessee
welcome ceremony upon his arrival in Knoxville, October 8, 2002. Bush
was in Knoxville to speak at a fund raising event for Republican
gubernatorial candidate Van Hilleary. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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October 07, 2002
A view of Pakistan's landmark Faisal Mosque at sunset October 8, 2002.
Pakistanis will cast their vote...
Islamabad, Pakistan
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A view of Pakistan's landmark Faisal Mosque at sunset October 8, 2002.
Pakistanis will cast their vote on October 10 to return the
military-run country to civilian rule. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

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RTRDHOV
October 06, 2002
A Japanese businessman walks past an electronic stock board in Tokyo's
business district October 7,...
Tokyo, Japan
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
A Japanese businessman walks past an electronic stock board in Tokyo's
business district October 7, 2002. Tokyo stocks crumbled to a fresh 19-year
low on Monday in their biggest one-day slide since June, led by banks and
their debt-ridden borrowers on fears that a tougher stance on bad loans
would trigger a wave of corporate failures. The benchmark Nikkei average
finished down 339.55 points or 3.76 percent at 8,688.00, its lowest close
since June 16,1983. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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October 06, 2002
Young patriotic Ivorians welcome soldiers during a meeting for a free
Ivory Coast in Yamoussoukro, October...
Yamoussoukro, Cote DIvoire
YEAREND PICTURES 2002.
Young patriotic Ivorians welcome soldiers during a meeting for a free
Ivory Coast in Yamoussoukro, October 7, 2002. The Ivory Coast's army
advanced with a barrage of heavy gunfire into the outskirts of the
rebel stronghold of Bouake as West African mediation efforts collapsed.
REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

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October 05, 2002
Gold medalist Kang Kyung Won from South Korea flexes his muscles during
the final of the men's under...
Pusan, Korea
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Gold medalist Kang Kyung Won from South Korea flexes his muscles during
the final of the men's under 85-kilogram bodybuilding event at the 14th
Asian Games in Pusan, South Korea, October 6, 2002. This is the first
time bodybuilding is being held as a medal sport in the Asian Games.
REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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October 05, 2002
British designer John Galliano presents this creation as part of his
ready-to-wear 2003 spring-summer...
Paris, France
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British designer John Galliano presents this creation as part of his
ready-to-wear 2003 spring-summer collection in Paris October 6, 2002.
REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

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October 04, 2002
Malaysia's Mohammad Azman (R) blocks the ball from South Korea's Yoo
Dong Young during the sepak takraw...
Pusan, Korea - Republic of
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Malaysia's Mohammad Azman (R) blocks the ball from South Korea's Yoo
Dong Young during the sepak takraw semi-final match at the 14th Asian
Games in Pusan October 5, 2002. Malaysia won 3-0. REUTERS/Zainal Abd
Halim

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October 03, 2002
South Korea's Kang Keon Wook (R) flies after being stopped by India's
goalkeeper Chauhan Devesh during...
Pusan, Korea - Republic of
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South Korea's Kang Keon Wook (R) flies after being stopped by India's
goalkeeper Chauhan Devesh during their hockey match at the 14th Asian
Games in Pusan October 4, 2002. South Korea drew with India 1-1.
REUTERS/Kang Ho Sung

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October 03, 2002
Cowboy Jim Butler is thrown over the head of his bucking horse during a
competition in the Wagga Wagga...
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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Cowboy Jim Butler is thrown over the head of his bucking horse during a
competition in the Wagga Wagga rodeo in the southwestern New South
Wales town of Wagga Wagga, October 4, 2002. Butler was competing in the
bronc-riding section when his ride's front legs buckled and ended up on
top of him. Both rider and horse were uninjured, and Butler was awarded
another ride just ten minutes later. Picture taken October 4, 2002.
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October 03, 2002
South Korean girls inspect a one of a dozen sculptures installed along
Pusan's Haeundae beach at sunrise...
Pusan, Korea
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South Korean girls inspect a one of a dozen sculptures installed along
Pusan's Haeundae beach at sunrise October 4, 2002, part of Pusan's
Biennale 2002 arts festival. The festival showcases work by South
Korean artists with the event's theme being inspired by the sea.
REUTERS/Jason Reed

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October 02, 2002
Musician Marilyn Manson arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of the
film "The Rules of Attraction,"...
Hollywood, USA
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Musician Marilyn Manson arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of the
film "The Rules of Attraction," October 3, 2002 in Hollywood,
California. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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October 02, 2002
The Quadriaga on top of Berlin's famous landmark the Brandenburg Gate
is seen after an unveiling ceremony...
Berlin, Germany
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The Quadriaga on top of Berlin's famous landmark the Brandenburg Gate
is seen after an unveiling ceremony on Germany's Unification Day,
October 3, 2002. German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, former U.S.
President Bill Clinton and Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit unveiled the
Brandenburg Gate after two years of restoration, during a ceremony
marking the 12th anniversary of German reunification in 1990. The dome
of the Reichstag building is pictured in the background, the seat of
the German lower house of parliament. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch REUTERS

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October 01, 2002
A Thai man carries a bag of rice through flood waters in Ayutthaya,
north of Bangkok on October 2, 2002....
Bangkok, Thailand
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A Thai man carries a bag of rice through flood waters in Ayutthaya,
north of Bangkok on October 2, 2002. Millions of sandbags were being
packed around Bangkok as the Thai capital braced for severe flooding
from crisis-hit provinces where more than 100 people have died.
REUTERS/Piyamon Sukplang

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September 30, 2002
A Japanese businessman looks at a stock quotation board in Tokyo October 1,
2002. Tokyo stocks started...
Tokyo, Japan
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A Japanese businessman looks at a stock quotation board in Tokyo October 1,
2002. Tokyo stocks started the second half of the business year on a weak
note on Tuesday, with major exporters leading a broad decline after U.S.
stock closed at multi-year lows. Nikkei average slipped 2.36 percent to
9,162.26, ringing in its biggest percentage loss for almost a month.
REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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September 28, 2002
Models are silouetted as they wear creations as part of Salvatore
Ferragamo's Spring/Summer women's...
Milan, Italy
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Models are silouetted as they wear creations as part of Salvatore
Ferragamo's Spring/Summer women's 2003 collection during the Milan
fashion shows September 29, 2002. The Milan shows are due to run until
October 1, 2002. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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September 28, 2002
Performers rush onto the field during the opening ceremony of the 14th Asian
Games September 29, 2002....
Pusan, Korea - Republic of
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Performers rush onto the field during the opening ceremony of the 14th Asian
Games September 29, 2002. Over 10,000 competitors from 44 nations will take
part in the games. REUTERS/Zainal Abd Halim

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