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AFGHANISTAN/
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August 11, 2009
A U.S. soldier of 2-12 Infantry 4BCT-4ID Task Force Mountain Warrior takes a break during a night mission...
HONAKER MIRACLES CAMP, Afghanistan
U.S. soldier takes break during night mission near Honaker Miracle camp at the Pesh valley of Kunar Province...
A U.S. soldier of 2-12 Infantry 4BCT-4ID Task Force Mountain Warrior takes a break during a night mission near Honaker Miracle camp at the Pesh valley of Kunar Province August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (AFGHANISTAN MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY) See also GM1E5B60TQF01
IRAN ELECTIONS/
RTR24H8W
June 08, 2009
An Iranian woman supporting former prime Minister Mirhossein Mousavi, who is a candidate for the upcoming...
Tehran, Iran
A supporter of Mirhossein Mousavi attends pre-election gathering in Tehran
An Iranian woman supporting former prime Minister Mirhossein Mousavi, who is a candidate for the upcoming presidential elections, covers her face with his picture during a pre-election gathering at a stadium in Tehran June 9, 2009. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (IRAN POLITICS ELECTIONS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRAZIL-VIOLENCE/
RTXPTUU
October 20, 2009
Residents look at a body found inside a supermarket cart in the Morro dos Macacos slum in Rio de Janeiro...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Residents look at a body found inside a supermarket cart in the Morro dos Macacos slum in Rio de Janeiro...
Residents look at a body found inside a supermarket cart in the Morro dos Macacos slum in Rio de Janeiro October 20, 2009. The man is suspected to have been killed by rival drug gangs, residents say. Brazil's president offered on Monday nearly $60 million in federal money to help Rio de Janeiro police combat drug gangs after 17 people were killed in weekend violence that raised questions over the city's ability to safely host the 2016 Olympics. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL CONFLICT POLITICS CRIME LAW IMAGES OF THE DAY)
HONDURAS/
RTR285JQ
September 22, 2009
Honduras' ousted President Manuel Zelaya sleeps inside the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa September...
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Honduras' ousted President Manuel Zelaya sleeps inside the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa
Honduras' ousted President Manuel Zelaya sleeps inside the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa September 22, 2009. Zelaya ended almost three months of exile by sneaking back into Honduras on Monday, seeking refuge at the Brazilian embassy to avoid being arrested.

REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (HONDURAS POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PAKISTAN-VIOLENCE/
RTXDEUM
March 30, 2009
Police officials detain a suspected militant from the site of a shooting at a police training centre...
Lahore, Pakistan
Police officials detain a suspected militant from the site of a shooting at a police training centre...
Police officials detain a suspected militant from the site of a shooting at a police training centre in Lahore March 30, 2009. Pakistani security forces took control of the police academy in Lahore on Monday after militants rampaged through the complex, killing at least eight cadets and wounding scores before holing up inside for hours. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza (PAKISTAN CONFLICT SOCIETY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GM1E5BT1C9U01
QUAKE-INDONESIA/
RTXPDTR
October 07, 2009
Villagers react as a helicopter landed for aid distribution at Lima Koto Timur district in Padang Pariaman,...
PADANG PARIAMAN, Indonesia
Villagers react as a helicopter landed for aid distribution at Lima Koto Timur district in Padang Pariaman...
Villagers react as a helicopter landed for aid distribution at Lima Koto Timur district in Padang Pariaman, Indonesia's West Sumatra province, October 7, 2009. REUTERS/Crack Palinggi (INDONESIA ENVIRONMENT) FOR BEST QUALITY: ALSO SEE GM1E5CF1AS701.
ATHLETICS-WORLD/
RTR26US6
August 18, 2009
Ezekiel Kemboi of Kenya falls after winning the men's 3,000 metres steeplechase final during the world...
Berlin, Germany
Kemboi of Kenya falls after winning the men's 3,000 metres steeplechase final during the world athletics...
Ezekiel Kemboi of Kenya falls after winning the men's 3,000 metres steeplechase final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 18, 2009. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (GERMANY)
PORTUGAL/
RTR26J32
August 08, 2009
People sunbathe on a beach of Pinheiro da Cruz August 8, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (PORTUGAL SOCIETY TRAVEL)...
Grandola, Portugal
People sunbathe on a beach of Pinheiro da Cruz
People sunbathe on a beach of Pinheiro da Cruz August 8, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (PORTUGAL SOCIETY TRAVEL)
CHINA/
RTR26WQU
August 20, 2009
People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers perform during a rehearsal of a musical drama entitled "The Road...
Beijing, China
PLA soldiers perform during a rehearsal of a musical drama entitled "The Road of Revival" at a gymnasium...
People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers perform during a rehearsal of a musical drama entitled "The Road of Revival" at a gymnasium in Beijing August 19, 2009. The musical drama is part of celebrations for October's 60th anniversary of the founding of Communist China, with the highlight being a massive parade by the PLA through the centre of Beijing. Picture taken August 19, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Zhao (CHINA ANNIVERSARY ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
SINGAPORE-MIGRANTS/
RTXBORS
February 16, 2009
A migrant worker from Bangladesh shows his empty wallet to the camera as workers gather near a government...
Singapore, Singapore
A migrant worker from Bangladesh shows his empty wallet to the camera in Singapore
A migrant worker from Bangladesh shows his empty wallet to the camera as workers gather near a government office in Singapore February 16, 2009. A group of over 50 Bangladeshi migrant workers gathered near Singapore's Ministry of Manpower on Monday, urging the government to give them work and help retrieve their overdue pay from previous employers. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (SINGAPORE)
OBAMA/
RTXC68R
February 28, 2009
U.S. President Barack Obama, sitting next to 5-year-old Nick Aiello (L), sips his beverage while attending...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Obama sips his beverage while attending the Wizards NBA basketball game against the Bulls...
U.S. President Barack Obama, sitting next to 5-year-old Nick Aiello (L), sips his beverage while attending the Washington Wizards NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Washington February 27, 2009. REUTERS/Molly Riley (UNITED STATES)
OSCARS/
RTXBYXA
February 23, 2009
(L-R) Kate Winslet accepts the Oscar for best actress for "The Reader" in front of former best actress...
Hollywood, UNITED STATES
Kate Winslet accepts Oscar for best actress in front of former best actress winners during 81st Academy...
(L-R) Kate Winslet accepts the Oscar for best actress for "The Reader" in front of former best actress winners Sophia Loren, Shirley MacLaine, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, and Marion Cotillard during the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2009. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (UNITED STATES) (OSCARS-SHOW)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/SHELLING
RTR2320B
January 05, 2009
Palestinian children wounded by an Israeli tank shell rush into Shifa hospital in Gaza January 5, 2009....
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian children wounded by an Israeli tank shell rush into Shifa hospital in Gaza
Palestinian children wounded by an Israeli tank shell rush into Shifa hospital in Gaza January 5, 2009. An Israeli tank shell killed three Palestinian children in their home in eastern Gaza City on Monday, medical officials said.They said several other Palestinians were wounded in the incident in Gaza's Zeitoun neighbourhood. An Israeli military spokeswoman said she was checking the report. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GF2E5AB0N7Y01
OBAMA/
RTR23NNC
January 20, 2009
U.S. President Barack Obama takes the Oath of Office as the 44th U.S. President with his wife Michelle,...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Barack Obama takes the Oath of Office in Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama takes the Oath of Office as the 44th U.S. President with his wife Michelle, daughters Malia (2nd R) and Sasha (R) by his side at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 20, 2009. Obama became the first African-American president in U.S. history. REUTERS/Chuck Kennedy/Pool (UNITED STATES)
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC/RWANDA
RTR23WSI
January 26, 2009
A government soldier carries her infant on her back at Mushake in eastern Congo, January 26, 2009. Congolese...
MUSHAKE, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Government soldier carries her infant on her back at Mushake in eastern Congo
A government soldier carries her infant on her back at Mushake in eastern Congo, January 26, 2009. Congolese Hutu rebels said on Sunday they had clashed for the first time with a Rwandan-Congolese force deployed to crush them and civilians expressed fears they would be caught up in the violence. REUTERS/Alissa Everett (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GF2E51V109001
OBAMA/
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January 20, 2009
Barack Obama takes the Oath of Office as the 44th President of the United States as he is sworn in by...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Barack Obama takes the Oath of Office as the 44th President of the United States as he is sworn in by...
Barack Obama takes the Oath of Office as the 44th President of the United States as he is sworn in by U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts with his wife Michelle by his side during the inauguration ceremony in Washington, January 20, 2009. Obama became the first African-American president in U.S. history. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES)
BUSH
RTR23CHD
January 13, 2009
A member of the White House staff walks off with a portrait of outgoing U.S. President George W. Bush...
Washington, UNITED STATES
A member of White House staff walks with a portrait of U.S. President Bush at the White House in Washington...
A member of the White House staff walks off with a portrait of outgoing U.S. President George W. Bush in Washington January 13, 2009. Barack Obama is scheduled to be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on January 20. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE SEE: GM1E5A80Q5H01
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/RESUMPTION
RTR23547
January 07, 2009
Israeli soldiers mourn during the funeral of their comrade Alex Mashavisky at a cemetery in Beersheba...
Beer Sheva, Israel
Israeli soldiers mourn during the funeral of their comrade Alex Mashavisky at a cemetery in Beersheba...
Israeli soldiers mourn during the funeral of their comrade Alex Mashavisky at a cemetery in Beersheba January 7, 2009. Mashavisky was killed on Tuesday during Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip. Clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian gunmen resumed in the city of Gaza on Wednesday after the expiration of a three-hour truce to allow in humanitarian aid, residents said. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (ISRAEL) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GF2E56419VM02
FILM-CANNES/
RTXK6HN
May 20, 2009
Cast member Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive on the red carpet for the screening of the film "Inglourious...
Cannes, France
Cast member Pitt and Jolie arrive on the red carpet for the screening of the film "Inglourious Basterds"...
Cast member Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive on the red carpet for the screening of the film "Inglourious Basterds" by director Quentin Tarantino at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival May 20, 2009. Twenty films compete for the prestigious Palme d'Or which will be awarded on May 24. REUTERS/Martin Bureau/Pool (FRANCE ENTERTAINMENT)
MADOFF/
RTR22O0L
December 17, 2008
Bernard Madoff walks back to his apartment in New York December 17, 2008. Disgraced financier Madoff,...
New York, UNITED STATES
Bernard Madoff walks back to his apartment in New York
Bernard Madoff walks back to his apartment in New York December 17, 2008. Disgraced financier Madoff, accused of orchestrating a $50 billion fraud, was placed under house arrest on Wednesday as BNP Paribas became the latest European bank to be sideswiped by the scandal. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES)
USA
RTXCW71
March 17, 2009
A campsite at a homeless tent city in Sacramento California March 15, 2009. Sacramento's tent city has...
Sacramento, UNITED STATES
A campsite at a homeless tent city in Sacramento California
A campsite at a homeless tent city in Sacramento California March 15, 2009. Sacramento's tent city has seen an increase in population as unemployment numbers grow in the US. REUTERS/ Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES SOCIETY BUSINESS)
MEXICO/
RTR27C11
August 31, 2009
Military and forensic experts inspect the body of a man who was killed outside a nightclub in the border...
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Military and forensic experts inspect the body of a man who was killed outside a nightclub in the border...
Military and forensic experts inspect the body of a man who was killed outside a nightclub in the border city of Ciudad Juarez August 31, 2009. A man was handcuffed to a fence and shot several times by drug hitmen outside a nightclub, according to local media. The assailants also left a warning message, known as "narco mensaje", at the site of the shooting. Picture taken August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Alejandro Bringas (MEXICO CONFLICT CRIME LAW POLITICS SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE: ALSO SEE GM1E5B60C4202
JAPAN/
RTXCHTR
March 08, 2009
Tom Cruise (R) and his wife Katie Holmes, who is holding their daughter Suri, smile upon their arrival...
Tokyo, Japan
Cruise and his wife Holmes, who is holding their daughter Suri, smile upon their arrival at Narita International...
Tom Cruise (R) and his wife Katie Holmes, who is holding their daughter Suri, smile upon their arrival at Narita International Airport March 8, 2009. Cruise and his family flew into Japan on Sunday to promote his movie "Valkyrie". REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN)
USA/
RTR257AN
June 30, 2009
A hat, a pair of glasses and a glove sit on stage at the Michael Jackson public memorial at the Apollo...
New York, UNITED STATES
A hat, pair of glasses and glove sit on stage at the Michael Jackson public memorial at the Apollo Theater...
A hat, a pair of glasses and a glove sit on stage at the Michael Jackson public memorial at the Apollo Theater in New York June 30, 2009. The Apollo will welcome fans 600 at a time to enter the theater to pay their respects, hear Jackson's music spun by New York DJs and watch a video tribute to the late pop star. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT OBITUARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PEOPLE-JACKSON/
RTR25FEK
July 07, 2009
Janet Jackson (L-R), Paris Michael Katherine, LaToya Jackson, Jermaine Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Jackson family attend memorial service for their music legend Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in...
Janet Jackson (L-R), Paris Michael Katherine, LaToya Jackson, Jermaine Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson attend a memorial service for their brother and father, music legend Michael Jackson, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, July 7, 2009. Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder and Usher led an emotional public memorial for Michael Jackson on Tuesday as the music world, the Jackson family and thousands of fans bade farewell to the "King of Pop."
REUTERS/Gabriel Bouys/Pool (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT OBITUARY)
LIBYA-MEGRAHI/
RTR27MH1
September 09, 2009
Abdel Basset al-Megrahi sits in a wheelchair in his room at a hospital in Tripoli September 9, 2009....
Tripoli, Libya
Abdel Basset al-Megrahi sits in a wheelchair in his room at a hospital in Tripoli
Abdel Basset al-Megrahi sits in a wheelchair in his room at a hospital in Tripoli September 9, 2009. The dying Libyan convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing and freed on compassionate grounds despite U.S. objections was met by African parliamentary deputies on Wednesday in an apparent public show of support. REUTERS/Ismail Zetouny (LIBYA POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
GEORGIA-OSSETIA/APARTMENT
RTR20SK4
August 08, 2008
An injured Georgian woman shouts in the town of Gori, 80 km (50 miles) from Tbilisi, August 9, 2008....
Gori, Georgia
An injured Georgian woman shouts in the town of Gori
An injured Georgian woman shouts in the town of Gori, 80 km (50 miles) from Tbilisi, August 9, 2008. A Russian warplane dropped a bomb on an apartment block in the Georgian town of Gori on Saturday, killing at least 5 people, a Reuters reporter said. The bomb hit the five-story building in Gori close to Georgia's embattled breakaway province of South Ossetia when Russian warplanes carried out a raid against military targets around the town. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEORGIA) FOR BEST QUALITY also see: GF2E4B11E3W01
TENNIS-WIMBLEDON/
RTX7PE3
July 05, 2008
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in their finals match at...
London, United Kingdom
Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Roger Federer in their finals match at the Wimbledon tennis championships...
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in their finals match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London July 6, 2008. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico (BRITAIN)
Also see: GF2E4851NW601
FASHION-RUNWAY/
RTR1WUEW
February 08, 2008
Victoria Beckham watches the Project Runway fashion show during New York Fashion Week February 8, 2008....
New York, UNITED STATES
Victoria Beckham watches the Project Runway fashion show during New York Fashion Week
Victoria Beckham watches the Project Runway fashion show during New York Fashion Week February 8, 2008. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES)
FINANCIAL-SUMMIT/
RTX97JF
October 03, 2008
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (C) speaks with France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and German...
Paris, France
Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi speaks with France's President Sarkozy and German Chancellor Merkel...
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (C) speaks with France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) during a news conference following a summit to discuss the international financial crisis at the Elysee Palace October 4, 2008. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE)
USA-POLITICS/
RTX8E0G
September 04, 2008
Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Governor Sarah Palin blows a kiss to her family during...
St. Paul, UNITED STATES
Republican vice presidential candidate Palin blows a kiss to her family during her address at the 2008...
Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Governor Sarah Palin blows a kiss to her family during her address at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota September 3, 2008. REUTERS/ Damir Sagolj (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)
USA/
RTR1ZXKY
April 26, 2008
U.S. President George W. Bush (C) takes a bow after conducting the Marine Band rendition of Stars and...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Bush takes a bow after conducting the Marine Band at the annual White House Correspondents...
U.S. President George W. Bush (C) takes a bow after conducting the Marine Band rendition of Stars and Stripes Forever at the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner in Washington, April 26, 2008. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GM1E5840QPK01
HAMAS-MESHAAL/
RTX72YM
June 17, 2008
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal combs his hair in his hotel room in Abu Dhabi, June 18, 2008. An Egyptian-brokered...
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal combs his hair in his hotel room in Abu Dhabi
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal combs his hair in his hotel room in Abu Dhabi, June 18, 2008. An Egyptian-brokered truce commits Israel to ending its crippling blockade of the Gaza Strip but any Israeli violation of the deal would not go unanswered, Meshaal said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
MYANMAR/
RTX5IVI
May 08, 2008
A woman sifts through the debris of her home destroyed by Cyclone Nargis near Kunyangon May 9, 2008....
KUNYANGON, Myanmar
A woman sifts through the debris of her home destroyed by Cyclone Nargis near Kunyangon
A woman sifts through the debris of her home destroyed by Cyclone Nargis near Kunyangon May 9, 2008. Myanmar will accept foreign aid but not foreign aid workers, the foreign ministry said on Friday, after a disaster rescue team from Qatar that arrived in Yangon on an aid flight was turned back. REUTERS/Adam Dean (MYANMAR)
PHILIPPINES-WEATHER/
RTX79ZL
June 24, 2008
Philippine coast guard divers retrieve a body from the capsized ferry, MV Princess of Stars, off Sibuyan...
ROMBLON, Philippines
Philippine coast guard divers retrieve a body from the capsized ferry, MV Princess of Stars, off Sibuyan...
Philippine coast guard divers retrieve a body from the capsized ferry, MV Princess of Stars, off Sibuyan island, central Philippines June 24, 2008. Divers found ghostly white bodies floating head up inside the sunken passenger ferry on Tuesday raising fears of a mass grave below the waves. The ferry had over 800 people on board when it capsized and flipped over in huge swells off the coast of Sibuyan island when Typhoon Fengshen hit on Saturday. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES)
QUAKE/
RTX5THR
May 16, 2008
A woman cries as she cannot find her 4-year-old daughter and husband on the top of the ruins of a destroyed...
Mianyang, China
A woman cries as she cannot find her 4-year-old daughter and husband on the top of the ruins of a destroyed...
A woman cries as she cannot find her 4-year-old daughter and husband on the top of the ruins of a destroyed school in earthquake-hit Beichuan county, Sichuan province, May 17, 2008. Thousands of Chinese fled to the hills on Saturday amid fears a lake formed near the epicentre of this week's earthquake would burst its banks. The water level at the lake formed after aftershocks blocked a river was rising rapidly in Beichuan and "may burst its bank at any time", the official Xinhua news agency said. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA)
STORM-GUSTAV/ASHORE
RTX8BG3
September 01, 2008
Sarah Salley of New Orleans walks through floodwaters on the New Orleans lakefront in New Orleans, Louisiana...
New Orleans, UNITED STATES
Sarah Salley of New Orleans walks through floodwaters on the New Orleans lakefront in New Orleans, Louisiana...
Sarah Salley of New Orleans walks through floodwaters on the New Orleans lakefront in New Orleans, Louisiana September 1, 2008. The center of Hurricane Gustav came ashore as a Category 2 hurricane near Cocodrie, Louisiana, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday. REUTERS/Dave Martin (UNITED STATES) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GM1E57V01KV01
OLYMPICS/
RTR20QWQ
August 07, 2008
China's national flag is raised during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the...
Beijing, China
China's national flag is raised during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the...
China's national flag is raised during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium, August 8, 2008. The stadium is also known as the Bird's Nest. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen (CHINA) FOR BEST QUALITY ALSO SEE: GF2E4CF0U4W01
OLYMPICS-SWIMMING/
RTR20WC7
August 10, 2008
Michael Phelps and Garrett Weber-Gale celebrate after the U.S. won the men's 4x100m freestyle relay swimming...
Beijing, China
Phelps and Weber-Gale celebrate after the U.S. won the men's 4x100m freestyle relay during the Beijing...
Michael Phelps and Garrett Weber-Gale celebrate after the U.S. won the men's 4x100m freestyle relay swimming final at the National Aquatics Center during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 11, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA)
Also see: GF2E4AL073Q01
SPAIN-IMMIGRANTS
RTX7IQO
June 30, 2008
A would-be immigrant prays after arriving at the Puerto Rico beach on Spain's Canary island of Gran Canaria...
Gran Canaria, Spain
A would-be immigrant prays after arriving at the Puerto Rico beach on Spain's Canary island of Gran Canaria...
A would-be immigrant prays after arriving at the Puerto Rico beach on Spain's Canary island of Gran Canaria July 1, 2008. Some 133 would-be immigrants were intercepted aboard two fishing boat on their way to European soil from Africa, Spanish police said. REUTERS/Borja Suarez (SPAIN) FOR BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE ALSO SEE: GM1E51H1PGK01
INDONESIA/
RTX89Q7
August 30, 2008
Muslims attend prayers on the eve of the first day of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque...
Jakarta, Indonesia
Muslims attend prayers on the eve of the first day of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan at mosque...
Muslims attend prayers on the eve of the first day of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Surabaya, East Java August 31, 2008. Muslims around the world congregate for special evening prayers called "Tarawih" during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas (INDONESIA)
Also see: GF2E4AG0XNS01
IRAN/
RTR20ZSQ
August 11, 2008
A picture of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah hangs from balloons during a rally in Tehran to...
Tehran, Iran
A picture of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah hangs from balloons during a rally in Tehran
A picture of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah hangs from balloons during a rally in Tehran to mark the second anniversary of the 33-day conflict between Lebanon's Hezbollah and Israel, August 12, 2008. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GM1E57U1E9F01
ISRAEL-LEBANON/SWAP
RTX80OY
July 16, 2008
Relatives of freed Lebanese prisoner Samir Qantar carry him aloft during a welcome ceremony upon his...
ABAY, Lebanon
Relatives of freed Lebanese prisoner Samir Qantar carry him during a welcome ceremony in Abay, Mount...
Relatives of freed Lebanese prisoner Samir Qantar carry him aloft during a welcome ceremony upon his arrival in his hometown of Abay, Mount Lebanon July 17, 2008. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir (LEBANON) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GM1E57T1CGA01
GEORGIA-OSSETIA/APARTMENT
RTR20SM8
August 09, 2008
Georgian soldiers run near a blazing building after a Russian bombardment in Gori, 80 km (50 miles) from...
GORY, Georgia
Georgian soldiers run near a blazing building after a Russian bombardment in Gori
Georgian soldiers run near a blazing building after a Russian bombardment in Gori, 80 km (50 miles) from Tbilisi, August 9, 2008. A Russian warplane dropped a bomb on an apartment block in the Georgian town of Gori on Saturday, killing at least 5 people, a Reuters reporter said.
The bomb hit the five-story building in Gori close to Georgia's embattled breakaway province of South Ossetia when Russian warplanes carried out a raid against military targets around the town. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (GEORGIA)
COLOMBIA/HOSTAGE
RTX7KQX
July 02, 2008
French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt (R) hugs her mother Yolanda Pulecio after her arrival at...
Bogota, Colombia
French-Colombian politician Betancourt hugs her mother Pulecio after her arrival at Catam military airport...
French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt (R) hugs her mother Yolanda Pulecio after her arrival at Catam military airport in Bogota July 2, 2008. Betancourt, three Americans and 11 other hostages held for years in jungle captivity were rescued on Wednesday from leftist guerrillas by Colombian troops posing as aid workers.
REUTERS/Carlos Duran (COLOMBIA)
VENEZUELA/
RTR21GJ1
August 21, 2008
A queue of children wait to exchange their toy guns for non-weapon-like toys as part of a government...
Caracas, Venezuela
A queue of children wait to exchange their toy guns for non-weapon-like toys as part of a government...
A queue of children wait to exchange their toy guns for non-weapon-like toys as part of a government project to reduce violence in the area, in the Petare district of Caracas August 20, 2008. REUTERS/Susana Gonzalez (VENEZUELA)
OLYMPICS-ATHLETICS/
RTR21FWC
August 19, 2008
Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the men's 200m final of the athletics competition in the National...
Beijing, China
Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning men's 200m final at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the men's 200m final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 20, 2008. Bolt set a new world record with a timing of 19.30 seconds. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (CHINA)
AIG/
RTR21YSL
September 16, 2008
A man walks through a revolving door at an American International Group (AIG) building in New York's...
New York, UNITED STATES
A man walks through a revolving door at an American Insurance Group building in New York's financial...
A man walks through a revolving door at an American International Group (AIG) building in New York's financial district September 16, 2008. U.S. stocks clawed back from their biggest drop in seven years on Tuesday as optimism grew that U.S. authorities may finance a rescue of insurer American International Group. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES)
GERMANY/
RTR21XXV
September 15, 2008
A bull styrofoam figure is pictured in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange September...
Frankfurt, Germany
A bull styrofoam figure is pictured in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange
A bull styrofoam figure is pictured in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange September 16, 2008. REUTERS/Alex Grimm (GERMANY)
FINANCIAL/LEHMAN
RTX99R2
October 05, 2008
Protestors hold signs behind Richard Fuld, Chairman and Chief Executive of Lehman Brothers Holdings,...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Protestors hold signs behind Fuld as he takes his seat to testify at a House Oversight and Government...
Protestors hold signs behind Richard Fuld, Chairman and Chief Executive of Lehman Brothers Holdings, as he takes his seat to testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the causes and effects of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 6, 2008. Fuld told Congress on Monday that U.S. banking regulators knew exactly how Lehman was pricing its distressed assets and about its liquidity in the months before its collapse. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES)
FINANCIAL/SUMMIT
RTXAMA8
November 15, 2008
U.S. President George W. Bush (C) remains in place as various world leaders come back for a second group...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. President George W. Bush remains in place as various world leaders come back for a second group...
U.S. President George W. Bush (C) remains in place as various world leaders come back for a second group photo at the G20 Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy at the National Building Museum in Washington, November 15, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GM1E57T18M901
USA-ELECTION/
RTXA9VY
November 05, 2008
U.S. President-elect Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) arrives to speak to supporters with his wife Michelle...
Chicago, UNITED STATES
U.S. President-elect Obama arrives to speak to supporters with his wife and their children during his...
U.S. President-elect Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) arrives to speak to supporters with his wife Michelle (L) and their children Malia (2nd L) and Sasha (2nd R) during his election night rally after being declared the winner of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Campaign in Chicago November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)
GREECE-SHOOTING/
RTR22F1X
December 09, 2008
A man's hand drips blood as he stands in front of riot policemen during a demonstration in Athens December...
Athens, Greece
A man's hand drips blood as he stands in front of riot policemen during a demonstration in Athens
A man's hand drips blood as he stands in front of riot policemen during a demonstration in Athens December 9, 2008. Hundreds of protesters threw stones and bottles at lines of riot police outside the Greek parliament on Tuesday, in a fourth day of anti-government clashes triggered by police killing a teenager. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE)
INDIA-MUMBAI/
RTXAZYB
November 26, 2008
A reporter talks on her phone as smoke is seen coming from Taj Hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008. Large...
Mumbai, India
A reporter talks on phone as smoke is seen coming from Taj Hotel in Mumbai
A reporter talks on her phone as smoke is seen coming from Taj Hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008. Large plumes of smoke were seen rising from the top of the landmark Taj Hotel in Mumbai on Thursday and heavy firing could be heard, a Reuters witness said. Local TV reported that unknown assailants had earlier attacked the hotel, taking hostages, including Western tourists. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA)
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC/
RTXAHT6
November 11, 2008
A Congolese government soldier wearing a wig smokes by the roadside near the front line, north of Goma...
Goma, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Congolese government soldier wearing a wig smokes north of Goma in eastern Congo
A Congolese government soldier wearing a wig smokes by the roadside near the front line, north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 11, 2008. Weeks of violence have forced more than 250,000 people from homes or ramshackle camps where they had taken shelter, bringing to over 1 million the number of internal refugees from years of fighting in Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC/
RTXAK42
November 13, 2008
Severely malnourished Sadiki Basilaki, 9, receives a mug of milk at a catholic mission feeding center...
Rutshuru, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Severely malnourished Sadiki Basilaki receives milk in eastern Congo
Severely malnourished Sadiki Basilaki, 9, receives a mug of milk at a catholic mission feeding center in Rutshuru, 70kms (50 miles) north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 13, 2008. Malnutrition rates in Rutshuru, which has seen weeks of fighting between government soldiers and dissident Tutsi general Laurent Nkunda's rebels, are almost double emergency thresholds and aid workers are battling insecurity to deliver rations. The latest wave of fighting has worsened a humanitarian disaster that began in the 1990s. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
USA-RETAILSALES/
RTR226PJ
December 02, 2008
A "going out of business" sign is pictured at a Mervyns department store in West Covina, California on...
West Covina, UNITED STATES
Going out of business sign is pictured at a Mervyns department store in West Covina, California
A "going out of business" sign is pictured at a Mervyns department store in West Covina, California on November 29, 2008. Bargain-hunting holiday shoppers did not save U.S. retail sales in November, which will likely represent a second straight month of declines for the industry. Picture taken November 29. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES) FOR BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE also see GF2E4CC1FNS01
KENYA/
RTR1WAUH
January 26, 2008
A young man with an arrow in his head arrives at hospital following ethnic clashes in the town of Nakuru...
Nakuru, Kenya
A young man with an arrow in his head arrives at hospital following ethnic clashes in the town of Nakuru...
A young man with an arrow in his head arrives at hospital following ethnic clashes in the town of Nakuru in the Rift Valley area January 26, 2008. Kenyans in the Rift Valley town of Nakuru feared more violence on Saturday after a disputed election triggered pitched battles between ethnic gangs that killed at least a dozen people. REUTERS/Peter Andrews (KENYA)
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CONGO/
RTXAVZY
November 23, 2008
A prisoner with bound wrists pleads while being beaten by government soldiers just outside Goma in eastern...
Goma, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
A prisoner with bound wrists pleads while being beaten by government soldiers in eastern Congo
A prisoner with bound wrists pleads while being beaten by government soldiers just outside Goma in eastern Congo, November 23, 2008. Government troops hauled 26 men off a United Nations transport convoy near the front line on Sunday, accusing them of being a mixture of rebels and traditional Mai-Mai fighters, both of whom the Congolese army have fought running battles against during the past month. The army produced weapons they said belonged to the captives and accused the U.N. of collaborating with the rebels. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/EGYPT
RTR1WBLO
January 26, 2008
A Palestinian boy climbs on a metal structure, part of the border wall between Gaza and Egypt blown up...
Rafah, Egypt
A Palestinian boy climbs on a metal structure, part of the border wall between Gaza and Egypt blown up...
A Palestinian boy climbs on a metal structure, part of the border wall between Gaza and Egypt blown up by Palestinian militants earlier this week, in Rafah January 26, 2008. Egyptian troops stood by and let thousands of Palestinians stream out of Gaza on Saturday after failing to seal breaches blown in the border by Hamas militants defying an Israeli blockade. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (EGYPT) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
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