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Pictures of the Year

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Pictures of the Year 2008
Pictures of the Year 2008
VENEZUELA-HOSTAGES/BANKS
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January 29, 2008
Unidentified hostages stand inside a bank branch in Altagracia de Orituco in the central state of Guarico,...
ALTRAGRACIA DE ORITUCO, Venezuela
Unidentified hostages stand inside a bank branch in Altagracia de Orituco
Unidentified hostages stand inside a bank branch in Altagracia de Orituco in the central state of Guarico, some 350 km (217 miles) south from Caracas, January 29, 2008. Venezuelan bank robbers with pistols and a hand-grenade agreed to give up most of their hostages on Tuesday and drive away from a two-day-old siege in an ambulance with a few captives, officials said. REUTERS/Edwin Montilva (VENEZUELA)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
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January 29, 2008
A Palestinian waves a flag near a destroyed section of the border wall between the Gaza Strip and Egypt...
Rafah, Palestinian Territories
A Palestinian waves a flag near a destroyed section of the border wall between the Gaza Strip and Egypt...
A Palestinian waves a flag near a destroyed section of the border wall between the Gaza Strip and Egypt January 29, 2008. Israel will not stand in the way of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas taking control of Gaza's breached border with Egypt as part of a deal to sideline Hamas Islamists who rule the enclave, officials said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA)
GREECE-ARCHBISHOP/
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January 28, 2008
A Greek nun mourns by the body of Archbishop Christodoulos as he lies in state inside Athens' Metropolitan...
Athens, Greece
A Greek nun mourns by the body of Archbishop Christodoulos as he lies in state inside Athens' Metropolitan...
A Greek nun mourns by the body of Archbishop Christodoulos as he lies in state inside Athens' Metropolitan church January 28, 2008. The head of Greece's powerful Orthodox church, Archbishop Christodoulos, who mended ties with the Vatican but clashed with the Greek state, died of cancer on Monday at the age of 69. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/EGYPT
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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
KENYA/
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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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DAVOS-FORUM/
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January 25, 2008
Shoes of Irish rock singer Bono (R) are seen as he stands next to Microsoft founder Bill Gates (C) and...
Davos, Switzerland
Shoes of Irish rock singer Bono are seen as he poses for a picture at the World Economic Forum in Davos....
Shoes of Irish rock singer Bono (R) are seen as he stands next to Microsoft founder Bill Gates (C) and Jordan's Queen Rania to pose for photographers at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 25, 2008. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (SWITZERLAND)
ITALY-GOVERNMENT/
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January 24, 2008
Udeur senator Tommaso Barbato (L) is held while being removed from a confidence vote session at the Senate...
Rome, Italy
Udeur senator Barbato is held while being removed from confidence vote session at Senate in Rome
Udeur senator Tommaso Barbato (L) is held while being removed from a confidence vote session at the Senate in Rome January 24, 2008. Prime Minister Romano Prodi made a final plea for Italy's parliament to back his government on Thursday in a confidence vote he looked set to lose, saying the economy could not bear more political uncertainty. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GF2E5480ZZG01
KENYA-CRISIS/ANNAN
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January 24, 2008
Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki (C) shakes hands with opposition leader Raila Odinga (R) as former U.N....
Nairobi, Kenya
Kenya's President Kibaki shakes hands with opposition leader Odinga as former UN chief Annan claps in...
Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki (C) shakes hands with opposition leader Raila Odinga (R) as former U.N. chief Kofi Annan claps in Nairobi January 24, 2008. Kibaki and Odinga took "fair steps" towards dialogue in their first meeting since a disputed December 27 election unleashed weeks of bloodshed, Annan said on Thursday. REUTERS/Antony Njuguna (KENYA)
FRANCE-FASHION/
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January 23, 2008
Italian designer Valentino stands with his models and waves at the end of his final Spring/Summer 2008...
Paris, France
Italian designer Valentino waves at the end of his final Spring/Summer 2008 Haute Couture fashion collection...
Italian designer Valentino stands with his models and waves at the end of his final Spring/Summer 2008 Haute Couture fashion collection in Paris January 23, 2008. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE)
RUSSIA/
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January 21, 2008
A woman takes a dip in the icy water of a lake during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations outside the Varnitsky...
Rostov Veliky, Russia
A woman takes a dip in the icy water of a lake during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Rostov Veliky...
A woman takes a dip in the icy water of a lake during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations outside the Varnitsky Monastery in Rostov Veliky, about 200 km (124 miles) from Moscow January 19, 2008. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (RUSSIA)
NFL/
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January 21, 2008
Green Bay Packers Corey Williams reacts as the New York Giants win the NFL's NFC Championship football...
Green Bay, UNITED STATES
Packers Williams reacts as the Giants win the NFL's NFC Championship football game in Green Bay
Green Bay Packers Corey Williams reacts as the New York Giants win the NFL's NFC Championship football game in Green Bay, Wisconsin January 20, 2008. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan (UNITED STATES)
SOCCER-ENGLAND/READING-MANU
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January 21, 2008
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney celebrates his goal against Reading during their English Premier League...
Reading, United Kingdom
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney celebrates his goal against Reading during their English Premier League...
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney celebrates his goal against Reading during their English Premier League soccer match at the Madejski Stadium in Reading January 19, 2008. REUTERS/ Eddie Keogh (BRITAIN). NO ONLINE/INTERNET USAGE WITHOUT A LICENCE FROM THE FOOTBALL DATA CO LTD. FOR LICENCE ENQUIRIES PLEASE TELEPHONE +44 (0) 207 864 9000.
USA-POLITICS/OBAMA
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January 18, 2008
Michelle Obama (R) greets her husband, US Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL),...
Reno, UNITED STATES
Michelle Obama greets her husband, US Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, at a town...
Michelle Obama (R) greets her husband, US Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), on stage at a town hall event in Reno, Nevada, January 18, 2008. The Nevada caucuses will be held January 19. REUTERS/Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)
CHINA-INDIA/
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January 15, 2008
An Indian security personnel assists Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to wear earphones during a...
Beijing, China
An Indian security personnel assists Indian Prime Minister Singh to wear earphones in Beijing
An Indian security personnel assists Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to wear earphones during a speech at the Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing January 15, 2008. India is not seeking to contain China and peace and stability in Asia are in the common interest of both the world's fastest-growing major economies, Singh said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Ng Han Guan/Pool (CHINA)
THAILAND- CANADIAN/ABUSE
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January 11, 2008
Canadian Christopher Paul Neil sits in the Bangkok Criminal Court on January 11, 2008. Neil became the...
Bangkok, Thailand
Canadian Christopher Paul Neil sits in the Bangkok Criminal Court
Canadian Christopher Paul Neil sits in the Bangkok Criminal Court on January 11, 2008. Neil became the focus of an international manhunt when German police determined his identity in manipulated photos of child abuse posted on the Internet. Neil, who denies the charges of sexually abusing boys, is in Thai custody awaiting trial. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang (THAILAND)
BOSNIA/
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January 11, 2008
A Bosnian refugee child wipes the blackboard in a joint first to fourth grade class located in an one-room...
Banovici, Bosnia and Herzegovina
A Bosnian refugee child wipes blackboard in an one-room school in a camp built near Banovici
A Bosnian refugee child wipes the blackboard in a joint first to fourth grade class located in an one-room school in a camp built between a coal mine and its waste heap near the town of Banovici January 10, 2008. As the Balkan state is negotiating its way to the EU, a group of refugees from the Serb part of the country still live in primitive shelters waiting to return to their pre-war homes. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA)
CHINA/
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January 07, 2008
A student shows another how to smile during an etiquette training class at a vocational school in Beijing...
Beijing, China
A student shows another how to smile during etiquette training class at vocational school in Beijing
A student shows another how to smile during an etiquette training class at a vocational school in Beijing January 7, 2008. A small group of vocational students, mostly between the ages of 16 and 18, are going through physical conditioning as well as professional training for dressing and etiquette in order to be stewards for the service industry, but a select few will become stewards for medal ceremonies during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA)
IRAQ/
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January 06, 2008
A resident gestures as he talks to a U.S. soldier from 2nd Brigade combat team, 82nd Airborne on patrol...
Baghdad, Iraq
A resident gestures as he talks to a U.S. soldier from 2nd Brigade combat team, 82nd Airborne on patrol...
A resident gestures as he talks to a U.S. soldier from 2nd Brigade combat team, 82nd Airborne on patrol in Baghdad's Adhamiya district January 5, 2008. Picture taken January 5, 2008. REUTERS/Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud (IRAQ)
IRAQ/BLAST
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January 06, 2008
A man crouches down to check for signs of life on soldiers thrown down by an explosion in Baghdad January...
Baghdad, Iraq
A man crouches down to check for signs of life on soldiers thrown down by an explosion in Baghdad
A man crouches down to check for signs of life on soldiers thrown down by an explosion in Baghdad January 6, 2008. A bomb blast killed four Iraqi soldiers during celebrations to mark Army Day in the eastern Baghdad suburb of Karrada on Sunday, police and Reuters witnesses said. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen (IRAQ)
CHINA/
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January 04, 2008
A member of China's paralympic swimming team practises at Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped...
Kunming, China
A member of China's paralympic swimming team practises at Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped...
A member of China's paralympic swimming team practises at Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped in Kunming, Yunnan province December 12, 2007. Founded in August 2007, the club is now the training base for the Chinese paralympic swimming team. Picture taken December 12, 2007.
REUTERS/Kevin Zhao (CHINA)
NHL/
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January 04, 2008
Pittsburgh Penguins Jarkko Ruutu (L) fights with Toronto Maple Leafs Darcy Tucker (16) in the second...
Pittsburgh, UNITED STATES
Pittsburgh Penguins Jarkko Ruutu fights with Toronto Maple Leafs Darcy Tucker in the second period of...
Pittsburgh Penguins Jarkko Ruutu (L) fights with Toronto Maple Leafs Darcy Tucker (16) in the second period of their NHL game in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 3, 2008. REUTERS/ Jason Cohn (UNITED STATES)
USA/
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January 31, 2008
Actress Ellen Page talks with the media at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in Santa Barbara,...
Santa Barbara, UNITED STATES
Actress Ellen Page talks to the media at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in Santa Barbara,...
Actress Ellen Page talks with the media at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in Santa Barbara, California January 30, 2008. REUTERS/Phil Klein (UNITED STATES)
JORDAN-SNOW/
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January 30, 2008
People play in the snow in Amman January 30, 2008. A rare heavy snow storm hit the Middle Eastern country...
Amman, Jordan
People play in the snow in Amman
People play in the snow in Amman January 30, 2008. A rare heavy snow storm hit the Middle Eastern country of Jordan on Wednesday. REUTERS/Majed Jaber (JORDAN)
SAGAWARDS/
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January 28, 2008
Actress Eva Longoria from "Desperate Housewives" laughs during the 14th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Actress Eva Longoria laughs during 14th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles
Actress Eva Longoria from "Desperate Housewives" laughs during the 14th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles January 27, 2008. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES)
SOCCER-NATIONS/
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January 26, 2008
Mohamed Aboutrika of Egypt celebrates his second goal against Sudan during their African Nations Cup...
Kumasi, Ghana
Aboutrika of Egypt celebrates his second goal against Sudan during their African Nations Cup match in...
Mohamed Aboutrika of Egypt celebrates his second goal against Sudan during their African Nations Cup Group C soccer match in Kumasi January 26, 2008. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos (GHANA)
BOXING/
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January 20, 2008
Polish boxer Andrew Golota leans in to punch opponent Mike Mollo of the U.S. in the 10th round during...
New York, UNITED STATES
Polish boxer Andrew Golota leans in to punch opponent Mike Mollo of the U.S. in the 10th round during...
Polish boxer Andrew Golota leans in to punch opponent Mike Mollo of the U.S. in the 10th round during their heavyweight undercard bout at Madison Square Garden in New York January 19, 2008. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES)
SKELETON-ITALY/
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January 18, 2008
Canada's Jon Montgomery reacts after crossing the finish line in the men's skeleton World Cup tour at...
Cesana Pariol, Italy
Canada's Montgomery reacts after crossing the finish line in the men's skeleton World Cup tour at the...
Canada's Jon Montgomery reacts after crossing the finish line in the men's skeleton World Cup tour at the Olympic track in Cesana Pariol, northern Italy, January 18, 2008. REUTERS/Max Rossi (ITALY)
SERBIA-ELECTIONS/
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January 15, 2008
Supporters of Serbia's ultra-nationalist Radical Party acting leader Tomislav Nikolic attend final pre-election...
Belgrade, Serbia
Supporters of Serbia's ultra-nationalist Radical Party acting leader Tomislav Nikolic attend final pre-election...
Supporters of Serbia's ultra-nationalist Radical Party acting leader Tomislav Nikolic attend final pre-election rally in Belgrade January 15, 2008. Serbian presidential elections considered crucial for Serbia as it stands to choose whether to press on with pro-Western integration or return to the nationalist past of the Milosevic era are scheduled for January 20. REUTERS/Marko Djurica (SERBIA)
GOLDENGLOBES/
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January 14, 2008
Cherli Marsik (R), a union nurse who works on film sets and motion picture studios, holds signs along...
Beverly Hills, UNITED STATES
IATSE union members hold signs near Golden Globe news conference in Beverly Hills
Cherli Marsik (R), a union nurse who works on film sets and motion picture studios, holds signs along with her daughter Jeandra (C), who joined her in support, as IATSE union members shouted slogans and held signs near the Beverly Hilton hotel, site of the 65th annual Golden Globe Awards news conference January 13, 2008. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES)
BRITAIN/
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January 11, 2008
U.S. actor Johnny Depp poses for photographers at the premiere of the film "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber...
London, United Kingdom
U.S. actor Depp poses for photographers at the premiere of the film 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of...
U.S. actor Johnny Depp poses for photographers at the premiere of the film "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street" in Leicester Square in London January 10, 2008. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty (BRITAIN)
SWITZERLAND/
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January 11, 2008
Time exposure of the Swiss mountain resort of Grindelwald next to the north face of the Eiger mountain...
Wengen, Switzerland
Time exposure of the Swiss mountain resort of Grindelwald next to the north face of the Eiger mountain...
Time exposure of the Swiss mountain resort of Grindelwald next to the north face of the Eiger mountain January 10, 2008. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (SWITZERLAND) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GM1E6381D8X01
IRAQ/
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January 09, 2008
A newly graduated policeman (L) is embraced by a colleague during a celebration of Police Day in Baghdad...
Baghdad, Iraq
Newly graduated policeman is embraced by a colleague during a celebration of Police Day in Baghdad
A newly graduated policeman (L) is embraced by a colleague during a celebration of Police Day in Baghdad January 9, 2008. REUTERS/Ceerwan Aziz (IRAQ)
INDIA/
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January 08, 2008
Pop star Madonna gestures during her visit to Colaba, a tourist district, in Mumbai January 8, 2008....
Mumbai, India
Pop star Madonna gestures during her visit to Colaba, a tourist district in Mumbai
Pop star Madonna gestures during her visit to Colaba, a tourist district, in Mumbai January 8, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA)
USA-POLITICS/EDWARDS
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January 08, 2008
U.S. actors Tim Robbins (L) and Susan Sarandon listen to U.S. Democratic presidential candidate former...
Hampton, UNITED STATES
U.S. actors Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon listen to U.S. Democratic presidential candidate former U.S....
U.S. actors Tim Robbins (L) and Susan Sarandon listen to U.S. Democratic presidential candidate former U.S. Senator John Edwards speak during a campaign event at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, New Hampshire January 7, 2008. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (UNITED STATES)
VENEZUELA/PLANE
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January 05, 2008
A National Guard helicopter casts a shadow while searching the area near the coral reef where an aircraft...
LOS ROQUES, Venezuela
A National Guard helicopter casts a shadow while searching the area near the coral reef where an aircraft...
A National Guard helicopter casts a shadow while searching the area near the coral reef where an aircraft disappeared at the Los Roques archipelago, some 80 miles (129 km) from Caracas, January 5, 2008. A plane carrying 14 people, including eight Italians and one Swiss passenger, crashed into the sea close to a group of Venezuelan islands on Friday and had not yet been found, officials said. Air rescue and civil protection officials said rescue workers in speed boats and helicopters were still searching for the twin-engine aircraft. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA)
MEXICO-VIOLENCE/
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January 18, 2008
A policeman carries a child away during a gun battle in Tijuana, in Mexico's state of Baja California,...
Tijuana, Mexico
A policeman carry a child during a shooting in Tijuana
A policeman carries a child away during a gun battle in Tijuana, in Mexico's state of Baja California, January 17, 2008. A shootout on Thursday, after police agents moved in on a drug cartel group, left four people injured and forced the emergency evacuation of a school in Tijuana, according to the local media. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes (MEXICO)
SAFRICA OPRAH/COURT
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January 16, 2008
Virginia Mokgobo, 27, arrested in November and out on bail, appears in Sebokeng magistrate court, south...
Johannesburg, South Africa
Virginia Mokgobo, arrested in November and out on bail, appears in Sebokeng magistrate court
Virginia Mokgobo, 27, arrested in November and out on bail, appears in Sebokeng magistrate court, south of Johannesburg January 16, 2007. A South African court on Wednesday postponed the case of abuse against Mokgobo, a former dormitory matron of U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey's girls academy.
REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA)
APPLE-MACWORLD/
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January 15, 2008
Apple CEO Steve Jobs shows the new MacBook Air during the Macworld Convention and Expo in San Francisco,...
San Francisco, UNITED STATES
Apple CEO Steve Jobs shows the new MacBook Air during the Macworld Convention and Expo in San Francisco,...
Apple CEO Steve Jobs shows the new MacBook Air during the Macworld Convention and Expo in San Francisco, California January 15, 2008. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES)
BRITAIN-AFGHANISTAN/HARRY
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February 28, 2008
Britain's Prince Harry sits on his camp bed at FOB Delhi (forward operating base), in Helmand province,...
GARMISIR, Afghanistan
Britain's Prince Harry sits on his camp bed at FOB Delhi, in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan
Britain's Prince Harry sits on his camp bed at FOB Delhi (forward operating base), in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan January 2, 2008. The government is reviewing Prince Harry's presence in Afghanistan, where he has been deployed with the army for 2-1/2 months, following leaks in the international media that he was deployed there, the Defence Ministry said on February 28, 2008. Photograph taken January 2, 2008. REUTERS/John Stillwell/Pool (AFGHANISTAN)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
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February 28, 2008
Palestinians evacuate a wounded man after an Israeli missile destroyed the Workers Union headquarters...
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
Palestinians evacuate wounded man after Israeli missile destroyed Workers Union headquarters in Gaza
Palestinians evacuate a wounded man after an Israeli missile destroyed the Workers Union headquarters in Gaza February 28, 2008. Hamas said an Israeli missile destroyed the main headquarters of the Workers Union in Gaza. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA)
KENYA/
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February 28, 2008
Anjeline Were Musikoyo from divisional office mediates for peace between people from Kalenjin and Kikuyu...
MOLO, Kenya
Anjeline Were Musikoyo from divisional office mediates for peace between people from Kalenjin and Kikuyu...
Anjeline Were Musikoyo from divisional office mediates for peace between people from Kalenjin and Kikuyu tribes after a fresh fight at Mao Summit in the outskirts of Molo, 180 km (110 miles) west of Nairobi February 28, 2008. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (KENYA)
AFRICA-SARKOZY/
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February 28, 2008
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (C Right) and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy talk during their visit...
Cape Town, South Africa
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy talk during their visit to the Gugulethu...
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (C Right) and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy talk during their visit to the Gugulethu AIDS institute with Archbishop Desmond Tutu (L) and junior minister responsible for foreign assistance and francophone, Jean-Marie Bockel (R), on February 28, 2008 near Cape Town. President Sarkozy is in South Africa on a two-day official visit. REUTERS/Eric Feferberg/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA)
FASHION-PARIS/
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February 28, 2008
British designer Stella McCartney appears at the end of her Fall/Winter 2008/09 women's ready-to-wear...
Paris, France
British designer Stella McCartney appears at the end of her Fall/Winter 2008/09 women's ready-to-wear...
British designer Stella McCartney appears at the end of her Fall/Winter 2008/09 women's ready-to-wear fashion show in Paris February 28, 2008. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (FRANCE)
QUAKE-BRITAIN/
RTR1XMTK
February 27, 2008
Scientists from the British Geological Survey look at a seismogram readout of Britain's strongest earthquake...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Scientists from the British Geological Survey look at a seismogram readout of Britain's strongest earthquake...
Scientists from the British Geological Survey look at a seismogram readout of Britain's strongest earthquake in twenty years in Edinburgh, Scotland February 27, 2008, in this posed picture. An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 shook parts of Britain on Wednesday but officials said there were no reports of anyone being killed or serious damage. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN)
KOREA-NORTH/
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February 26, 2008
A group of people bow at the base of the giant bronze statue of the state founder and 'Great Leader'...
Pyongyang, North Korea
A group of people bow at base of giant bronze statue of state founder Kim-Il Sung in Pyongyang
A group of people bow at the base of the giant bronze statue of the state founder and 'Great Leader' Kim-Il Sung in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang February 26, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray (NORTH KOREA)
SOCCER-ENGLAND/MANC-EVERTON
RTR1XKJT
February 25, 2008
Everton's Joleon Lescott (L) scores past Manchester City's Joe Hart (C) during their English Premier...
Manchester, United Kingdom
Everton's Lescott scores past Manchester City's Hart during their English Premier League soccer match...
Everton's Joleon Lescott (L) scores past Manchester City's Joe Hart (C) during their English Premier League soccer match at the City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester, northern England, February 25, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN). FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR "LIVE" SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS..
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
RTR1XJVL
February 25, 2008
An Israeli soldier walks through a field near Kibbutz Nahal Oz, just outside the Gaza Strip, February...
Nahal Oz, Israel
Israeli soldier walks through a field near Nahal Oz
An Israeli soldier walks through a field near Kibbutz Nahal Oz, just outside the Gaza Strip, February 25, 2008. Palestinians protesting against an Israeli-led blockade formed a human chain on Monday along roads in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and Israel threatened to use force if they tried to surge into its territory. Israeli troops garrisoned along the closely monitored, fenced frontier with the Gaza Strip were on high alert and paramilitary riot police on standby. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (ISRAEL)
TABLETENNIS/
RTR1XJRO
February 25, 2008
Sweden's Jorgen Persson prepares to serve to Taiwan's Chiang Peng-lung during the men's preliminaries...
Guangzhou, China
Sweden's Persson prepares to serve to Taiwan's Chiang in Guangzhou
Sweden's Jorgen Persson prepares to serve to Taiwan's Chiang Peng-lung during the men's preliminaries of the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Guangzhou February 25, 2008. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA)
OSCARS/
RTR1XJHH
February 25, 2008
Daniel Day-Lewis (L-R), best actor winner for "There Will Be Blood" , Tilda Swinton, best supporting...
Hollywood, UNITED STATES
Daniel Day-Lewis, Tilda Swinton, Marion Cotillard, and Javier Bardem pose with their Oscars backstage...
Daniel Day-Lewis (L-R), best actor winner for "There Will Be Blood" , Tilda Swinton, best supporting actress for "Michael Clayton", dressed in Alber Elbaz for Lanvin, Marion Cotillard, best actress for "La Vie en Rose", dressed in Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Javier Bardem best supporting actor for "No Country for Old Men" pose with their Oscars backstage at the 80th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, February 24, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES-OSCARS)
RUSSIA-ELECTION/
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February 23, 2008
Electoral officials carry a ballot box for early voting in Russia's presidential election upon their...
JUDDEIN-TO, Russia
Electoral officials carry a ballot box for early voting in Russia's presidential election in the Tundra...
Electoral officials carry a ballot box for early voting in Russia's presidential election upon their arrival in a remote Nenets settlement in the Tundra region near lake Juddein-To on the Yamal peninsular, north of the polar circle, some 2200 km (1367 miles) northeast of Moscow, February 23, 2008. Early voting in Russia's presidential election has started in some of the vast country's remote regions, one week before Russians officially go to the polls on March 2. The Nenets are indigenous people in Russia's arctic region north of the Urals. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko (RUSSIA)
KENYA-PARK/
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February 23, 2008
A park warden looks at the fire at Lake Nakuru National Park in the Rift Valley in Nakuru, west of Nairobi,...
Nakuru, Kenya
A park warden looks at the fire at Lake Nakuru National Park in the Rift Valley in Nakuru
A park warden looks at the fire at Lake Nakuru National Park in the Rift Valley in Nakuru, west of Nairobi, February 23, 2008. A bush fire engulfed the park on Friday, destroying vegetation and terrifying wildlife at one of the east African nation's top tourist destinations, local authorities said. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (KENYA)
IRAQ/
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February 23, 2008
The head of the Iraqi journalists' union, Shihab al-Timimi, who was wounded by gunmen lies in a hospital...
Baghdad, Iraq
The head of the Iraqi journalists' union lies in a hospital in Baghdad
The head of the Iraqi journalists' union, Shihab al-Timimi, who was wounded by gunmen lies in a hospital in Baghdad February 23, 2008. Al-Timimi was seriously wounded when gunmen opened fire on his car in Baghdad on Saturday, shooting him in the face, chest and shoulder, relatives and colleagues said. REUTERS/Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud (IRAQ)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
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February 22, 2008
Shanbo Heinemann, a pro-Palestinian activist from San Francisco, California, sits on the ground after...
Bilin, Palestinian Territories
An injured US peace activist sits on the ground during a protest in the West Bank village of Bilin
Shanbo Heinemann, a pro-Palestinian activist from San Francisco, California, sits on the ground after being shot in the head with a rubber bullet fired by Israeli troops during a violent protest against Israel's security fence in the West Bank village of Bilin February 22, 2008. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (WEST BANK)
PAKISTAN/
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February 22, 2008
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses lawyers holding a protest outside deposed Chief...
Islamabad, Pakistan
Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses lawyers holding a protest outside deposed Chief Justice...
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses lawyers holding a protest outside deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry's residence in Islamabad February 21, 2008. Over a hundred lawyers marched to Chaudhry's residence, demanding he be reinstated and Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf resign. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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KOSOVO - SERBIA/BORDER
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February 21, 2008
A stone is thrown by a Serb during a protest at the Gate 3 border post near Podujevo in Kosovo February...
Podujevo, Kosovo
A stone is thrown by a Serb during a protest at the Gate 3 border post near Podujevo in Kosovo
A stone is thrown by a Serb during a protest at the Gate 3 border post near Podujevo in Kosovo February 21, 2008. Several hundred Serb army veterans protesting against the independence of Kosovo burnt tyres and threw rocks at Kosovo riot police on Thursday at a border crossing between Kosovo and Serbia. REUTERS/Hazir Reka (KOSOVO)
OSCARS/
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February 21, 2008
Michael Moore, director and producer of the film "Sicko" which is nominated for an Oscar as Best Documentary...
Beverly Hills, UNITED STATES
Michael Moore is interviewed at the International Documentary Association's annual celebration of the...
Michael Moore, director and producer of the film "Sicko" which is nominated for an Oscar as Best Documentary Feature, is interviewed at the International Documentary Association's annual celebration of the Academy Awards Documentary nominees in Beverly Hills, California February 20, 2008. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES)
ARTS-BRITS/
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February 21, 2008
British singer Amy Winehouse performs at the Brit Awards at Earls Court in London February 20, 2008....
London, United Kingdom
British singer Amy Winehouse performs at the Brit Awards at Earls Court in London
British singer Amy Winehouse performs at the Brit Awards at Earls Court in London February 20, 2008. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico (BRITAIN)
AFRICA-BUSH/
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February 19, 2008
U.S. President George W. Bush gathers for a picture with Rwandan dancers in traditional garb during a...
Kigali, Rwanda
U.S. President George W. Bush gathers for a picture with Rwandan dancers in traditional garb during a...
U.S. President George W. Bush gathers for a picture with Rwandan dancers in traditional garb during a ceremony where he dedicated the new U.S. Embassy during his visit to Kigali, Rwanda, February 19, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed (RWANDA)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
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February 19, 2008
Ultra-Orthodox Jews walk in the snow near Nebi Samuel on the outskirts of Jerusalem February 19, 2008....
NEBI SAMUEL, Palestinian Territories
Ultra-Orthodox Jews walk in the snow near Nebi Samuel
Ultra-Orthodox Jews walk in the snow near Nebi Samuel on the outskirts of Jerusalem February 19, 2008. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen (WEST BANK)
ARMENIA-VOTE/
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February 19, 2008
People stand in line for their turn to vote at a polling station in Yerevan February 19, 2008. Armenians...
Yerevan, Armenia
People stand in line for their turn to vote at a polling station in Yerevan
People stand in line for their turn to vote at a polling station in Yerevan February 19, 2008. Armenians voted on Tuesday in a presidential election that Prime Minister Serzh Sarkayan, given his credit for swift economic growth and rising living standards, is expected to win. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (ARMENIA)
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