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Pictures of the Month

August 2006
August 2006 - Updated Weekly
PORTUGAL
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August 04, 2006
Tomar's forcados bullfighter leader Joao Pedro stands after his bullfight in Lisbon's Campo Pequeno arena...
Lisbon, Portugal
Tomar's forcados bullfighter leader Pedro stands after his bullfight in Lisbon
Tomar's forcados bullfighter leader Joao Pedro stands after his bullfight in Lisbon's Campo Pequeno arena August 3, 2006. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (PORTUGAL)
SPORTS SWIMMING EUROPE
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August 02, 2006
Laure Manaudou of France competes in the women's 200m individual medley final during the European Aquatic...
Budapest, Hungary
Laure Manaudou of France competes in women's 200m individual medley final during European Aquatic Championships...
Laure Manaudou of France competes in the women's 200m individual medley final during the European Aquatic Championships in Budapest August 3, 2006. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh (HUNGARY) Also see image: GF2DWTCUGRAA
AUSTRALIA
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August 02, 2006
Australian artist Nike Savvas makes final adjustments to her art piece consisting of over 50,000 polystyrene...
Sydney, Australia
Australian artist Nike Savvas makes final adjustments to her art piece consisting of over 50,000 polystyrene...
Australian artist Nike Savvas makes final adjustments to her art piece consisting of over 50,000 polystyrene balls at the New South Wales Art Gallery in Sydney August 3, 2006. The sculpture titled "Atomix - Full of Love, Full of Wonder" , vibrates with wind from 10 fans and represents the different "shimmering" colours in a hot, outback landscape. It is part of a sculpture exhibition "Adventures with Form in Space" that will open to the public next week. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
GREECE
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August 07, 2006
A boy raises a Lebanese flag in front of a larger one during an anti-war rally outside the Israeli embassy...
Athens, Greece
A boy raises a Lebanese flag in front of a larger one during an anti-war rally outside the Israeli embassy...
A boy raises a Lebanese flag in front of a larger one during an anti-war rally outside the Israeli embassy in Athens August 8, 2006. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis (GREECE)
EDUCATION BRITAIN
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August 17, 2006
Emma Donne, a pupil at Godolphin & Latymer School, celebrates after receiving her A-level results in...
London, United Kingdom
Emma Donne, a pupil at Godolphin & Latymer School, celebrates after receiving her A-level results in...
Emma Donne, a pupil at Godolphin & Latymer School, celebrates after receiving her A-level results in Hammersmith, west London August 17, 2006. Pupils receive their A-level results amid renewed pressure on the government to make the exams harder or even scrap them. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico (BRITAIN)
MIDEAST
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August 09, 2006
A man carries a suitcase as he walks past a destroyed building in the southern suburbs of Beirut August...
Beirut, Lebanon
A man carries a suitcase as he walks past a destroyed building in Beirut
A man carries a suitcase as he walks past a destroyed building in the southern suburbs of Beirut August 10, 2006. REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON)
CHINA
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August 14, 2006
An ethnic Tibetan girl looks over her shoulder outside the Labrang Monastery in Xiahe, western China's...
Xiahe, China
Ethnic Tibetan girl looks over her shoulder outside Labrang Monastery in Xiahe
An ethnic Tibetan girl looks over her shoulder outside the Labrang Monastery in Xiahe, western China's Gansu province, August 14, 2006. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA)
AFGHANISTAN
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August 03, 2006
A young Afghan wrestler exercises on a hilltop in Kabul August 3, 2006. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghan wrestler exercises on hilltop in Kabul
A young Afghan wrestler exercises on a hilltop in Kabul August 3, 2006. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN) also see GF1DUVDBNKAA also see GF1DUVDBNKAA
CANADA/SOLDIER/REPATRIATION
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August 13, 2006
Julie Ann Catherine Mason, wife of Master Corporal Jeffrey Scott Walsh, embraces their seven-month-old...
Trenton, Canada
Widow of Canadian soldier embraces their children at repatriation ceremony in Trenton
Julie Ann Catherine Mason, wife of Master Corporal Jeffrey Scott Walsh, embraces their seven-month-old son Benjamin (R) and daughter Avery Mason (L) on the tarmac after a repatriation ceremony at Canadian Forces Base Trenton August 12, 2006. Walsh was killed in what is believed to be a friendly-fire gun accident after arriving in Afghanistan only six days earlier. REUTERS/J.P. Moczulski (CANADA)
MIDEAST
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August 14, 2006
Lebanese displaced by the conflict between Israel and Lebanon's Hizbollah cross a damaged bridge by bus...
Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanese displaced by conflict between Israel and Lebanon's Hizbollah cross damaged bridge by bus on...
Lebanese displaced by the conflict between Israel and Lebanon's Hizbollah cross a damaged bridge by bus on their way to south Lebanon August 15, 2006. Thousands of Lebanese refugees headed home to south Lebanon on Tuesday as a U.N. truce between Israel and Hizbollah held on into a second day and planning got under way for a beefed up U.N. force to deploy in the area. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir (LEBANON) Also see image: GF1DVNXASFAA
MIDEAST
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August 15, 2006
Lebanese women holding Hizbollah and Lebanese flags look at the damage of their homes in Beirut's southern...
Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanese women holding Hizbollah and Lebanese flags look at damage of their homes in Beirut's southern...
Lebanese women holding Hizbollah and Lebanese flags look at the damage of their homes in Beirut's southern suburbs August 15, 2006. Thousands of displaced Lebanese headed home on Tuesday as a U.N. truce between Israel and Hizbollah held on into a second day and planning got under way for a beefed up U.N. force to deploy in the area. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (LEBANON)
SPAIN
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August 14, 2006
A Spanish assistant bullfighter carries images of Christ inside his "montera" (bullfighter's hat) during...
Gijon, Spain
Spanish assistant bullfighter carries images of Christ inside his "montera" during a bullfight in Gijon...
A Spanish assistant bullfighter carries images of Christ inside his "montera" (bullfighter's hat) during a bullfight in the northern Spanish town of Gijon August 14, 2006.REUTERS/Eloy Alonso (Spain)
MIDEAST
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August 14, 2006
An Israeli soldier walks as leaves Lebanese territory during the second day of ceasefire near the town...
Menara, Israel
Israeli soldier walks as leaves Lebanese territory during the second day of ceasefire near the town of...
An Israeli soldier walks as leaves Lebanese territory during the second day of ceasefire near the town of Menara August 15, 2006. As a truce between Israel and Lebanon's Hizbollah entered its second day on Tuesday, planning got underway for a beefed up U.N. peacekeeping force to back the Lebanese army when it deploys to the south. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (ISRAEL)
WEATHER-HURRICANES/
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August 27, 2006
A suit hangs inside a house in the Ninth Ward area of New Orleans, nearly a year after Hurricane Katrina...
New Orleans, UNITED STATES
A suit hangs inside a house in the Ninth Ward area of New Orleans
A suit hangs inside a house in the Ninth Ward area of New Orleans, nearly a year after Hurricane Katrina struck, August 27, 2006. Ernesto grew into the first hurricane of the Atlantic season Sunday and threatened deforested Haiti with floods and mudslides as it headed for the Gulf of Mexico a year after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (UNITED STATES)
BRITAIN
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August 31, 2006
Dancers from the Nederlands Dans Theater 1 take part in a dress rehearsals for their forthcoming Edinburgh...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Dancers from the Nederlands Dans Theater 1 take part in a dress rehearsal at the Edinburgh Playhouse
Dancers from the Nederlands Dans Theater 1 take part in a dress rehearsals for their forthcoming Edinburgh International Festival performances at the Edinburgh Playhouse,Scotland August 31, 2006. Their show runs from August 31 to September 2. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN)
SPORT CANOE
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August 19, 2006
Members of the Czech Republic's four-man canoe team fall into the water after they crossed the finish...
Szeged, Hungary
Czech Republic's four-man canoe team fall into the water after winning the men's C4 200m final during...
Members of the Czech Republic's four-man canoe team fall into the water after they crossed the finish line to win the men's C4 200m final during the flat water Canoe and Kayak World Championship in Szeged August 20, 2006. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh (HUNGARY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE SEE GM1EA3J1NKD01
WEATHER HURRICANES ANNIVERSARY
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August 26, 2006
A truck sits under a damaged house in the Ninth Ward area of New Orleans nearly a year after Hurricane...
New Orleans, UNITED STATES
A truck sits under a damaged house in the Ninth Ward area of New Orleans
A truck sits under a damaged house in the Ninth Ward area of New Orleans nearly a year after Hurricane Katrina struck, August 27, 2006. Ernesto grew into the first hurricane of the Atlantic season Sunday and threatened deforested Haiti with floods and mudslides as it headed for the Gulf of Mexico a year after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (UNITED STATES)
MIDEAST
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August 03, 2006
A woman reacts on the scene of a fatal rocket attack in the northern Israeli city of Acre August 3, 2006....
Acre, Israel
A woman reacts on the scene of fatal rocket attack in Acre
A woman reacts on the scene of a fatal rocket attack in the northern Israeli city of Acre August 3, 2006. Hizbollah guerrillas killed eight people in Israel in a rocket barrage on Thursday despite an intensive Israeli ground and air campaign to wipe them out, as world powers struggled to end the 23-day-old war.
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SPORT TENNIS OPEN
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August 30, 2006
Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts after losing a point to Taiwan's Wang Yeu-Tzuoo during their match...
New York, UNITED STATES
Switzerland's Federer reacts after losing a point to Taiwan's Wang during their match at the U.S. Open...
Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts after losing a point to Taiwan's Wang Yeu-Tzuoo during their match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, August 30, 2006. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES)
SPAIN
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August 12, 2006
"Chulapas" (women dressed in Madrid's traditional attire) sit and talk during the feast of La Paloma...
Madrid, Spain
"Chulapas" sit and talk during the feast of La Paloma Virgin in Madrid
"Chulapas" (women dressed in Madrid's traditional attire) sit and talk during the feast of La Paloma Virgin in Madrid August 12, 2006. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN)
NICARAGUA CASTRO
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August 12, 2006
A Nicaraguan boy stands behind a Cuban flag during a mass to honor Cuba's President Fidel Castro in Managua...
Managua, Nicaragua
A Nicaraguan boy stands behind a Cuban flag during a mass to honor Fidel Castro in Managua
A Nicaraguan boy stands behind a Cuban flag during a mass to honor Cuba's President Fidel Castro in Managua August 11, 2006. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas (NICARAGUA)
SECURITY BRITAIN
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August 13, 2006
A notice explaining that no hand baggage is allowed on flights, is stuck to the departures board at Heathrow...
London, United Kingdom
Notice explaining that no hand baggage is allowed is stuck to departures board at Heathrow airport's...
A notice explaining that no hand baggage is allowed on flights, is stuck to the departures board at Heathrow airport's terminal 4 in London, August 14, 2006. Confusion persisted over when hand luggage would be allowed on aircraft. Transport Secretary Douglas Alexander said passengers could take one bag on board with immediate effect, but the BAA website said the ban would not be lifted until 0330 GMT on Tuesday. REUTERS/Stephen Hird (BRITAIN)
LEBANON
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August 18, 2006
Lebanese women hold pictures of their relatives, who were killed in an air strike during the conflict...
Qana, Lebanon
Lebanese women hold pictures of their relatives during a funeral ceremony in the city of Qana
Lebanese women hold pictures of their relatives, who were killed in an air strike during the conflict between Israel and Lebanon's Hizbollah, during a funeral ceremony in the city of Qana, near Tyre (Soure), south of Beirut August 18, 2006. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (LEBANON)
CHINA
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August 18, 2006
A car (L) destroyed in a traffic accident is displayed by the Qinghai-Tibet highway to remind drivers...
HUANGYUAN, China
Car destroyed in traffic accident is displayed by Qinghai-Tibet highway to remind drivers to drive safely...
A car (L) destroyed in a traffic accident is displayed by the Qinghai-Tibet highway to remind drivers to drive safely in Huangyuan County, northwestern China's Qinghai province, August 18, 2006. The sign reads "Cherish your life, drive carefully". REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA)
SPAIN
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August 30, 2006
A boy jumps into the sea at Bikini beach during summer in the northern Spanish town of Santander August...
Santander, Spain
A boy jumps into the sea at Bikini beach during summer in the northern Spanish town of Santander
A boy jumps into the sea at Bikini beach during summer in the northern Spanish town of Santander August 30, 2006. REUTERS/Victor Fraile (SPAIN)
GERMANY
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August 31, 2006
German Chancelor Angela Merkel enters a 212A class submarine U 33 of the German Navy in the Baltic Sea...
Warnemuende, Germany
German Chancelor Angela Merkel enters German navy submarine in Warnemuende near Rostock
German Chancelor Angela Merkel enters a 212A class submarine U 33 of the German Navy in the Baltic Sea port of Warnemuende near Rostock August 31, 2006. REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY)
USA
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August 30, 2006
A charred stone marks the spot at the Pentagon where American Airlines flight 77 crashed on September...
Arlington, UNITED STATES
A charred stone marks the spot at the Pentagon where American Airlines flight 77 crashed on September...
A charred stone marks the spot at the Pentagon where American Airlines flight 77 crashed on September 11, 2001 in Arlington, Virginia August 30, 2006. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES)
MIDEAST LEBANON DEPLOYMENT
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August 17, 2006
Boys welcome Lebanese soldiers who arrived in the city of Tyre (Soure) from Beirut August 17, 2006. Lebanese...
Tyre, Lebanon
Boys welcome Lebanese soldiers who arrived in Tyre
Boys welcome Lebanese soldiers who arrived in the city of Tyre (Soure) from Beirut August 17, 2006. Lebanese troops crossed the Litani River to deploy in south Lebanon on Thursday in line with a U.N. resolution that halted 34 days of fighting between Israel and Hizbollah, a Reuters witness said. REUTERS/Ammar Awad( LEBANON)
MIDEAST
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August 26, 2006
A Palestinian looks at Reuters' armoured car after it was hit by an Israeli air strike in Gaza August...
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian looks at Reuters armoured car after it was hit by Israeli air strike in Gaza
A Palestinian looks at Reuters' armoured car after it was hit by an Israeli air strike in Gaza August 27, 2006. An Israeli air strike hit a Reuters vehicle in Gaza City on Saturday, wounding two journalists as they covered a military incursion, doctors and residents said. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA)
ARGENTINA
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August 27, 2006
Couples dance in the final round of the tango ballroom category of the Tango Dance World Championship...
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Couples dance in the final round of the tango in the Tango Dance World Championship in Buenos Aires
Couples dance in the final round of the tango ballroom category of the Tango Dance World Championship in Buenos Aires August 27, 2006. Around 900 professional tango dancers as well as amateurs from 22 countries took part in the 10-day tournament. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian (ARGENTINA)
GERMANY
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August 21, 2006
Berlin's TV tower is reflected in a window of the Marie-Elisabeth-Lueders-Haus parliament building August...
Berlin, Germany
Berlin's TV tower is reflected in window of the Marie-Elisabeth-Lueders-Haus parliament building
Berlin's TV tower is reflected in a window of the Marie-Elisabeth-Lueders-Haus parliament building August 21, 2006. REUTERS/Alexandra Beckstein (GERMANY)
SPAIN
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August 20, 2006
Two people dive in the Mediterranean sea on the south coast of the Balearic island of Mallorca, Spain...
Palma De Mallorca, Spain
People dive in Mediterranean sea on the south coast of the Balearic island of Mallorca.
Two people dive in the Mediterranean sea on the south coast of the Balearic island of Mallorca, Spain August 20, 2006. REUTERS/Dani Cardona (SPAIN)
SPORT CRICKET PAKISTAN
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August 18, 2006
England's captain Andrew Strauss is struck by the ball off the bowling of Pakistan's Umar Gul during...
London, United Kingdom
England's captain Strauss is struck by the ball while batting against Pakistan in London
England's captain Andrew Strauss is struck by the ball off the bowling of Pakistan's Umar Gul during the first day of the fourth cricket test match at The Oval cricket ground in London August 17, 2006. England have already won the series 2-0. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN)
AFGHANISTAN
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August 30, 2006
The shadow of a motorcyclist is cast on a wall in the central province of Bamiyan August 30, 2006. REUTERS/Ahmad...
Bamiyan, Afghanistan
The shadow of a motorcyclist is cast on a wall in the central province of Bamiyan
The shadow of a motorcyclist is cast on a wall in the central province of Bamiyan August 30, 2006. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)
MIDEAST
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August 31, 2006
A Lebanese man smokes a cigarette as he watches trucks unload rubble from buildings that were demolished...
Beirut, Lebanon
A Lebanese man smokes cigarette as he watches trucks unload rubble in southern Beirut
A Lebanese man smokes a cigarette as he watches trucks unload rubble from buildings that were demolished during the recent conflict between Israel and Lebanon's Hizbollah in southern Beirut suburbs August 31,2006. Hundreds of trucks carrying rubble daily unload it at the coast of Ouzai in south Beirut. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir (LEBANON)
AUTOS VOLSWAGEN BRAZIL
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August 29, 2006
Brazilian Volkswagen workers raise their arms voting to start a general strike at Anchieta plant in Sao...
Sao Bernardo Do Campo, Brazil
Brazilian Volkswagen workers raise their arms voting to start a general strike at Anchieta plant in Sao...
Brazilian Volkswagen workers raise their arms voting to start a general strike at Anchieta plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo August 29, 2006. Brazil's state-run development bank BNDES said late on Monday it would halt a loan worth 497 million reais ($232 million) to automaker Volkswagen AG until the company concludes negotiations with local unions over layoffs, wages and a possible plant closure. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL)
ENVIRONMENT PHILIPPINES SPILL
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August 30, 2006
A Filipino prisoner receives a haircut inside a national penitentiary in Muntinlupa city, south of Manila,...
Muntinlupa, Philippines
Filipino prisoner receives haircut inside national penintentiary in Muntinlupa
A Filipino prisoner receives a haircut inside a national penitentiary in Muntinlupa city, south of Manila, August 30, 2006. The hair will be used to soak up the Guimaras oil spill, after the Philippine Coast Guard appealed last week for chicken feathers and human hair to help sponge up the country's worst oil spill. A tanker chartered by refiner Petron Corp. sank in heavy seas on August 11, oozing about a 10th of its 2 million litre cargo of industrial fuel off the central island of Guimaras, affecting 40,000 people and 200 km (120 miles) of coastline. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES)
SPAIN
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August 29, 2006
A Red Cross member (L) accompanies a would-be immigrant after arriving at the port of Los Cristianos,...
LOS CRISTIANOS, Spain
A Red Cross member accompanies a would-be immigrant after arriving at the port of Los Cristianos
A Red Cross member (L) accompanies a would-be immigrant after arriving at the port of Los Cristianos, early August 29, 2006. About 212 would-be immigrants were intercepted off Spain's Canary Island of Tenerife in their way to reach European soil from Africa, authorities said. REUTERS/Santiago Ferrero (SPAIN)
CHILE BALTAZAR GARZON
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August 30, 2006
A girl jumps among tombs during the visit of Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon, who in 1998 secured the arrest...
Santiago, Chile
A girl jumps among tombs at "Patio 29" in Santiago
A girl jumps among tombs during the visit of Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon, who in 1998 secured the arrest in London of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, at "Patio 29" in Santiago, August 30, 2006 where more than a hundred victims of Augusto Pinochet's regime were anonymously buried in the 1970s and 1980s. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE)
ITALY
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August 29, 2006
Actress Scarlett Johansson waves from a boat in Venice August 30, 2006. The 63rd edition of the Venice...
Venice, Italy
Actress Scarlett Johansson waves from a boat in Venice
Actress Scarlett Johansson waves from a boat in Venice August 30, 2006. The 63rd edition of the Venice Film Festival takes place from August 30 to September 9, 2006. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri (ITALY) ALSO SEE IMAGE GF2DTKXJMBAA
AFGHANISTAN
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August 29, 2006
Afghans play football in front of an old palace damaged during the civil war in Kabul August 29, 2006....
Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghans play football in front of an old palace damaged during the civil war in Kabul
Afghans play football in front of an old palace damaged during the civil war in Kabul August 29, 2006. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)
MIDEAST
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August 29, 2006
French Foreign Legion soldiers of the 2nd corps of engineers stand as mobile bridges are unloaded at...
Beirut, Lebanon
French Foreign Legion soldiers stand as mobile bridges are unloaded at Beirut harbour
French Foreign Legion soldiers of the 2nd corps of engineers stand as mobile bridges are unloaded at Beirut harbour August 29, 2006. Some two hundred and forty soldiers arrived in the Lebanese capital on a humanitarian mission to rebuild bridges damaged by Israeli bombing in southern Lebanon. Their mission is separate from that of the French contingent in a strengthened U.N. peace force. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (LEBANON)
SPORT CYCLING SPAIN
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August 28, 2006
A pack of riders cycle during the third stage of the Tour of Spain cycling race between Cordoba and Almendralejo...
Almendralejo, Spain
A pack of riders cycle during third stage of Tour of Spain cycling race between Cordoba and Almendralejo...
A pack of riders cycle during the third stage of the Tour of Spain cycling race between Cordoba and Almendralejo August 28 2006. REUTERS/Dani Cardona(SPAIN)
SPAIN
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August 25, 2006
A graffiti artist sprays his design on a wall during a hip-hop festival in Vigo, northwest Spain, August...
Vigo, Spain
A graffiti artist sprays his design on a wall during a hip-hop festival in Vigo
A graffiti artist sprays his design on a wall during a hip-hop festival in Vigo, northwest Spain, August 26, 2006. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal (SPAIN)
SPAIN
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August 09, 2006
A villager walks near a forest fire in Vilarchan, in the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia August...
Vilarchan, Spain
A villager walks near a forest fire in Vilarchan
A villager walks near a forest fire in Vilarchan, in the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia August 9, 2006. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal (SPAIN)
GERMANY
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August 07, 2006
A tourist inspects a sculpture at a public square in Munich's inner city, August 7, 2006. REUTERS/Alexandra...
Munich, Germany
A tourist inspects a sculpture at a public square in Munich
A tourist inspects a sculpture at a public square in Munich's inner city, August 7, 2006. REUTERS/Alexandra Winkler (GERMANY)
SPAIN
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August 29, 2006
A reveller is covered in tomato pulp during the annual "Tomatina" (tomato fight) in the Mediterranean...
Bunol, Spain
A reveller is covered in tomato pulp during the annual tomato fight in the Mediterranean village of Bunol...
A reveller is covered in tomato pulp during the annual "Tomatina" (tomato fight) in the Mediterranean village of Bunol, near Valencia, August 30, 2006. 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/Marcelo del Pozo (SPAIN)
MIDEAST
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August 15, 2006
Lebanese residents stand in the rubble of their homes after returning to Beirut's southern suburbs August...
Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanese residents stand in the rubble of their homes after returning to Beirut's southern suburbs
Lebanese residents stand in the rubble of their homes after returning to Beirut's southern suburbs August 16, 2006. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (LEBANON)
MIDEAST
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August 14, 2006
A Lebanese Christian woman prays during a religious ceremony at Al-Adra church in the city of Zahle,...
ZAHLE, Lebanon
A Lebanese Christian woman prays during a religious ceremony at Al-Adra church in the city of Zahle
A Lebanese Christian woman prays during a religious ceremony at Al-Adra church in the city of Zahle, north of Beirut, August 13, 2006. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (LEBANON)
CHINA
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August 10, 2006
Students practise sword-fighting at a kung fu school in Hefei, east China's Anhui province August 9,...
Hefei, China
Students practise sword-fighting at kung fu school in Hefei
Students practise sword-fighting at a kung fu school in Hefei, east China's Anhui province August 9, 2006. About 2000 young students aged from 5 to 16 gather there to learn martial arts, local media reported. Picture taken August 9, 2006. REUTERS/Jianan Yu (CHINA)
SPORT BASKETBALL WORLD
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August 22, 2006
China's Yao Ming looks down while waiting for a rebound against Puerto Rico during the first round of...
Sapporo, Japan
China's Yao looks down while waiting for a rebound against Puerto Rico during the first round of the...
China's Yao Ming looks down while waiting for a rebound against Puerto Rico during the first round of the world basketball championships in Sapporo August 22, 2006. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (JAPAN)
SPAIN
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August 15, 2006
Horses are seen in a devastated area after wildfires in Pigarzos in the northwest Spanish region of Galicia...
Pigarzos, Spain
Horses are seen in devastated area after wildfires in Pigarzos
Horses are seen in a devastated area after wildfires in Pigarzos in the northwest Spanish region of Galicia August 15, 2006. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal (SPAIN)
SPORT BASKETBALL
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August 15, 2006
LeBron James of the U.S. jumps to dunk a ball at a match against South Korea during the World Basketball...
Seoul, South Korea
James of the U.S. jumps to dunk a ball at a match against South Korea in Seoul
LeBron James of the U.S. jumps to dunk a ball at a match against South Korea during the World Basketball Challenge 2006 in Seoul, an exhibition match ahead of the world championships in Japan, August 15, 2006. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (SOUTH KOREA)
GERMANY EQUESTRIAN
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August 26, 2006
Britain's Zara Phillips speaks with British team officials and team-mates after finishing her round in...
Aachen, Germany
Britain's Zara Phillips speaks with British team officials and team-mates after finishing her round in...
Britain's Zara Phillips speaks with British team officials and team-mates after finishing her round in the show-jumping portion of the Eventing competition at the World Equestrian Games in Aachen August 27, 2006. REUTERS/Caren Firouz (GERMANY)
SPORT HORSE RACING
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August 06, 2006
Jockeys race horses through a puddle during the traditional horse and trotter race meeting in Duhnen...
Cuxhaven, Germany
Competitors race during traditional horse and trotter race meeting in Duhnen near Cuxhaven
Jockeys race horses through a puddle during the traditional horse and trotter race meeting in Duhnen on the German North Sea coast near Cuxhaven August 6, 2006. About 30,000 spectators were on hand to watch the annual event that begins as the ebbing tide exposes the mud flats on which the races are run. REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY) Also refer to: GF1DUSCIHSAA
CHINA
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August 11, 2006
A boy look at a flooded street after a typhoon in Cangnan, south China's Zhejiang province August 11,...
Shanghai, China
A boy look at a flooded street after a typhoon in Cangnan
A boy look at a flooded street after a typhoon in Cangnan, south China's Zhejiang province August 11, 2006. Typhoon Saomai tore into Cangnan county on Thursday after authorities moved more than 1 million people in the densely populated commercial province to safety. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA)
HAITI HEALTH
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August 25, 2006
A patient waits to be examined at the Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) main base in the neighbourhood of...
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Patient waits to be examined at MSF main base in the neighbourhood of Pacot in Port-au-Prince
A patient waits to be examined at the Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) main base in the neighbourhood of Pacot in Port-au-Prince, August 24, 2006. In Haiti, MSF, or Doctors without Borders, helps people suffering injuries from traffic accidents to gun shot wounds - at no cost to the patient. Photo taken on August 24, 2006. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (HAITI)
INDIA SRILANKA REFUGEES
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August 22, 2006
A Sri Lankan refugee man cradling his child arrives at Arichal Munai at Ramanathapuram district, about...
RAMANATHAPURAM, India
Sri Lankan refugee man cradling his child arrives at Arichal Munai at Ramanathapuram district
A Sri Lankan refugee man cradling his child arrives at Arichal Munai at Ramanathapuram district, about 638 km (396 miles) from the southern Indian city of Chennai, August 21, 2006. Everyday, boatloads of Sri Lankans arrive on the shores of southern India, leaving their fields and fishing boats behind and even selling their jewellery to pay for the passage. Photo taken August 21, 2006. REUTERS/Babu (INDIA)
SPORT SOCCER
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August 24, 2006
A Trabzonspor fan waves his team's flag as he stands in front of a Turkish flag before Trabzonspor's...
Trabzon, Turkey
A Trabzonspor fan waves his team's flag before Trabzonspor's UEFA Cup soccer match in Trabzon
A Trabzonspor fan waves his team's flag as he stands in front of a Turkish flag before Trabzonspor's UEFA Cup second qualifying round second leg soccer match against Apoel Nicosia of Cyprus in Turkish Black Sea city of Trabzon August 24, 2006. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY)
PHILIPPINES
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August 22, 2006
A man and a girl sit on a wooden boat as Mayon volcano, partly covered by clouds, remains restive in...
Legazpi, Philippines
A man and a girl sit on a boat as Mayon volcano remains restive in the background near Legazpi city
A man and a girl sit on a wooden boat as Mayon volcano, partly covered by clouds, remains restive in the background near Legazpi City, south of Manila, August 22, 2006. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo (PHILIPPINES)
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