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Pictures of the Month 2008

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May 2008
May 2008
AFGHANISTAN
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May 17, 2008
Sgt. William Olas Bee, a U.S. Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has a close call after...
GARMSER, Afghanistan
Sgt. William Olas Bee, a U.S. Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has a close call after...
Sgt. William Olas Bee, a U.S. Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has a close call after Taliban fighters opened fire near Garmser in Helmand Province of Afghanistan May 18, 2008. The Marine was not injured. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (AFGHANISTAN)
MALTA/
RTR20A69
May 06, 2008
A young would-be immigrant sits on the deck of an Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) patrol boat at the AFM...
Valletta, Malta
Young would-be immigrant sits on deck of Armed Forces of Malta patrol boat at Haywharf in Valletta's...
A young would-be immigrant sits on the deck of an Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) patrol boat at the AFM Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour May 7, 2008. Twelve would-be immigrants were rescued by the Armed Forces of Malta when their dinghy was intercepted 24 nautical miles south of Malta while on their way to reach European soil from Africa. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi (MALTA)
BRITAIN/
RTX63Y7
May 24, 2008
Britain's Ben Swain dives during the men's three-meter platform semi-final at the World Diving series...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Britain's Swain dives during men's three-meter platform semi-final at World Diving series in Sheffield...
Britain's Ben Swain dives during the men's three-meter platform semi-final at the World Diving series in Sheffield, northern England May 24, 2008. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN)
FILM-CANNES/
RTX5R3J
May 15, 2008
Voice actor Jack Black (C) leaps high as he stages a mock fight near Angelina Jolie during arrivals on...
Cannes, France
Voice actor Black leaps high as he stages mock fight near Jolie during arrivals for screening of animated...
Voice actor Jack Black (C) leaps high as he stages a mock fight near Angelina Jolie during arrivals on the red carpet for the screening of the animated film "Kung Fu Panda" by directors Mark Osborne and John Stevenson at the 61st Cannes Film Festival May 15, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE)
QUAKE/
RTX5OAF
May 14, 2008
A mother cries as she holds the body of her son at the playground of a school at the earthquake-hit Hanwang...
MIANZHU, China
A mother cries as she holds the body of her son at the playground of a school at the earthquake-hit Hanwang...
A mother cries as she holds the body of her son at the playground of a school at the earthquake-hit Hanwang Town of Mianzhu County May 14, 2008. China poured more troops into the earthquake-ravaged province of Sichuan on Wednesday to quicken a search for survivors as time ran out for thousands of people still buried under rubble and mud. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA)
AFGHAN-VIOLENCE/
RTX5HIY
May 08, 2008
A wounded Afghan driver stands in front of his car at the site of a suicide car bomb explosion in Kabul...
Kabul, Afghanistan
A wounded Afghan driver stands in front of his car at site of suicide car bomb explosion in Kabul
A wounded Afghan driver stands in front of his car at the site of a suicide car bomb explosion in Kabul May 8, 2008. A suicide car bomber targeted a convoy carrying foreign soldiers on the western outskirts of Kabul, but missed, and instead three civilians were wounded in the attack, a police official said. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)
USA-POLITICS/MCCAIN
RTX5I4G
May 09, 2008
US Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain (R-AZ) arrives for the Time Magazine's 100 Most...
New York, UNITED STATES
McCain arrives for the Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People gala in New York
US Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain (R-AZ) arrives for the Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People gala in New York May 8, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)
SPAIN-DROUGHT
RTX5NVB
May 14, 2008
A dry tree branch lies on the cracked earth of the drought-stricken Entrepenas reservoir in central Spain...
ENTREPENAS, Spain
To match feature SPAIN-DROUGHT
A dry tree branch lies on the cracked earth of the drought-stricken Entrepenas reservoir in central Spain in this August 11, 2006 file photo. Perhaps the most striking image of Spain's drought, so severe it has forced Barcelona to ship in water, has been that of the underwater church which emerged from a drying dam. To match feature SPAIN-DROUGHT REUTERS/Susana Vera/Files (SPAIN)
BASEBALL/
RTX5J9Q
May 10, 2008
Detroit Tigers Ryan Raburn is safe on play at home plate as New York Yankees catcher Chad Moeller (L)...
Detroit, UNITED STATES
Detroit Tigers Raburn is safe on play at home plate as New York Yankees Moeller catches a throw during...
Detroit Tigers Ryan Raburn is safe on play at home plate as New York Yankees catcher Chad Moeller (L) catches a throw during the third inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Detroit, May 9, 2008. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (UNITED STATES)
SAFRICA-VIOLENCE/
RTX5Y6O
May 20, 2008
A man sharpens his machete during clashes believed to be linked to recent anti-foreigner violence in...
REIGER PARK, South Africa
A man sharpens his machete during clashes believed to be linked to recent anti-foreigner violence in...
A man sharpens his machete during clashes believed to be linked to recent anti-foreigner violence in Reiger Park informal settlement May 20, 2008. South Africa's police and the ruling ANC party intensified efforts on Tuesday to quell deadly violence against foreigners and a government minister said the unrest could damage the key tourism sector. At least 24 people have been killed in over a week of violent attacks on African migrant workers who are accused by many in South Africa's poor townships of stealing jobs and fuelling a wave of violent crime. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA)
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)
HUNGARY/
RTX6EKY
May 31, 2008
Andrea Valentini (R) of Italy finishes eighth at the men's individual modern pentathlon world championships...
Budapest, Hungary
Andrea Valentini of Italy finishes eighth at the men's individual modern pentathlon world championships...
Andrea Valentini (R) of Italy finishes eighth at the men's individual modern pentathlon world championships in Budapest June 1, 2008. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh (HUNGARY)
CHILE/
RTX69FZ
May 27, 2008
A pedestrian takes cover from teargas during a rally in Santiago May 28, 2008. Groups of students clashed...
Santiago, Chile
A pedestrian takes cover from teargas during a rally in Santiago
A pedestrian takes cover from teargas during a rally in Santiago May 28, 2008. Groups of students clashed with Chilean riot police on Wednesday to protest against a proposed education reform. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE) FOR BEST QUALITY ALSO SEE: GF2E51I04OO01
QUAKE/
RTX5WXL
May 19, 2008
A rescue worker (back) shouts out whilst searching for potential survivors inside a damaged building...
BEICHUAN, China
A rescue worker shouts out whilst searching for potential survivors inside a damaged building in the...
A rescue worker (back) shouts out whilst searching for potential survivors inside a damaged building in the centre of earthquake-hit Beichuan County, Sichuan Province May 19, 2008. From tent cities in Sichuan province to Beijing's Tiananmen Square, sirens wailed and millions of Chinese stood for three minutes on Monday to mourn the tens of thousands who died in last week's earthquake. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
SOCCER-UEFA/
RTX5PIT
May 13, 2008
Zenit St. Petersburg's Konstantin Zyrianov (R) celebrates after scoring against Rangers during their...
Manchester, United Kingdom
Rangers' challenges Zenit St. Petersburg's for the ball during their UEFA Cup Final soccer match at the...
Zenit St. Petersburg's Konstantin Zyrianov (R) celebrates after scoring against Rangers during their UEFA Cup Final soccer match at the City of Manchester stadium in Manchester, northern England, May 14, 2008. REUTERS/Phil Noble (BRITAIN)
MACEDONIA/
RTX5NRY
May 13, 2008
Supporters of the Democratic Union for Integration (DUI) rally for non-violence during an election campaign...
Tetovo, Macedonia
Supporters of DUI rally for non-violence during election campaign in Tetovo
Supporters of the Democratic Union for Integration (DUI) rally for non-violence during an election campaign in Tetovo May 13, 2008. Shots were fired at a convoy in Macedonia carrying ethnic Albanian opposition leader Ali Ahmeti during election campaigning on Monday, but he was unhurt, police said. It followed a string of violent incidents linked to a fierce battle for the ethnic Albanian vote between Ahmeti's Democratic Union for Integration (DUI) and the Democratic Party of Albanians (DPA). REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski(MACEDONIA)
CYCLING-GIRO/
RTX6C64
May 30, 2008
Vasil Kiryienka of Belarus climbs during the 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race, 228 km (142...
MONTE PORA, Italy
Vasil Kiryienka of Belarus climbs during the 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race
Vasil Kiryienka of Belarus climbs during the 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race, 228 km (142 miles) from Legnano to Monte Pora, May 30, 2008. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo (ITALY)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
RTX6BKT
May 30, 2008
A Palestinian relative of Yosra Abu Roak, 65, mourns during her funeral after Palestinians medical workers...
Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories
A Palestinian relative of Yosra Abu Roak, 65, mourns during her funeral in Khan Younis southern Gaza...
A Palestinian relative of Yosra Abu Roak, 65, mourns during her funeral after Palestinians medical workers said she was hit by Israeli gunfire in Khan Younis southern Gaza Strip May 30, 2008. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA)
SOCCER
RTX6BJJ
May 30, 2008
Juventus' goalkeeper Jess Vanstrattan fails to stop a goal during their friendly soccer match against...
Melbourne, Australia
Juventus's goalkeeper Vanstrattan fails to stop a goal during their friendly soccer match against Melbourne...
Juventus' goalkeeper Jess Vanstrattan fails to stop a goal during their friendly soccer match against Melbourne Victory in Melbourne May 30, 2008. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas (AUSTRALIA)
FILM-CANNES/
RTX5Y32
May 19, 2008
Cast member Gwyneth Paltrow attends a news conference for the film "Two Lovers" by U.S. director James...
Cannes, France
Cast member Paltrow attends a news conference for the film "Two Lovers" in Cannes
Cast member Gwyneth Paltrow attends a news conference for the film "Two Lovers" by U.S. director James Gray at the 61st Cannes Film Festival May 20, 2008. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE)
IRAQ/
RTX5W9B
May 19, 2008
U.S. soldiers from Bravo Company, 1-22 Infantry Battalion conduct a house-to-house search on the edge...
Baghdad, Iraq
U.S. soldiers from Bravo Company, 1-22 Infantry Battalion conduct a house-to-house search on the edge...
U.S. soldiers from Bravo Company, 1-22 Infantry Battalion conduct a house-to-house search on the edge of Baghdad's Shiite dominated neighbourhood of Shulla, May 18, 2008. Picture taken May 18, 2008. REUTERS/Oleg Popov (IRAQ)
SAFRICA-CRIME/
RTX5VBE
May 18, 2008
A suspect is questioned by police during clashes believed to be linked to recent anti-foreigner violence...
Johannesburg, South Africa
A suspect is being questioned by police during clashes believed to be linked to recent anti-foreigner...
A suspect is questioned by police during clashes believed to be linked to recent anti-foreigner violence in Johannesburg, May 18, 2008. Two people have been killed and more than four dozen others injured since the violence began last Sunday in Alexandra township outside Johannesburg. Most of the attacks have been targeted at Zimbabweans and other immigrants.
REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA)
BUSH-MIDEAST/
RTX5TW4
May 17, 2008
U.S. President George W. Bush (L) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hold hands after talking to...
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
U.S. President Bush and Palestinian President Abbas hold hands after talking to the press in Sharm El...
U.S. President George W. Bush (L) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hold hands after talking to the press in Sharm El Sheikh, May 17, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing (EGYPT)
LEBANON/
RTX5TOD
May 17, 2008
A Lebanese Druze priest walks in front of a burnt car in an area hit by recent clashes, in the Shwayfat...
SHWAYFAT, Lebanon
A Lebanese Druze priest walks in front of a burnt car in an area hit by recent clashes, in the Shwayfat...
A Lebanese Druze priest walks in front of a burnt car in an area hit by recent clashes, in the Shwayfat area in Mount Lebanon near Beirut May 17, 2008. Lebanon's rival leaders held tense talks in Qatar on Saturday to try to end a political conflict that has pushed their country to the brink of a new civil war but face major hurdles. REUTERS/Steve Crisp (LEBANON)
SPAIN/
RTX5QZA
May 15, 2008
A Spanish Civil Guard adjusts his hat, called a "tricornio", as he waits for the start of the funeral...
Malaga, Spain
A Spanish Civil Guard adjusts his hat, called "tricornio", as he waits for the start of funeral of Juan...
A Spanish Civil Guard adjusts his hat, called a "tricornio", as he waits for the start of the funeral of Juan Pinuel Villalon, a civil guard killed when a car bomb exploded at the police barracks in Legutiano early on Wednesday, during an official funeral in Malaga, southern Spain May 15, 2008. Spanish Interior minister Alfredo Rubalcaba said that the method used by armed separatists ETA for a series of attacks in recent months was similar. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN)
USA/
RTR208JU
May 05, 2008
Alicia Keys performs during her "As I Am" tour at Staples center in Los Angeles May 5, 2008. REUTERS/Mario...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Alicia Keys performs during her As I Am tour at Staples center in Los Angeles
Alicia Keys performs during her "As I Am" tour at Staples center in Los Angeles May 5, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)
USA-POLITICS
RTR208GS
May 06, 2008
A young supporter of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) yawns during...
Indianapolis, UNITED STATES
A young supporter of U.S. Presidential candidate Obama yawns at a late night rally in Indianapolis
A young supporter of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) yawns during a late night rally in Indianapolis late May 5, 2008. Indiana and North Carolina will hold Presidential Primaries May 6. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)
USA-POLITICS/
RTR20ARG
May 07, 2008
Children await the arrival of US Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton (D-NY) at a campaign...
SHEPERDSTOWN, UNITED STATES
Children await Hillary Clinton in West Virginia
Children await the arrival of US Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton (D-NY) at a campaign rally in Shepherdstown, West Virginia May 7, 2008. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)
OLYMPICS-TORCH/EVEREST
RTX5GT0
May 08, 2008
A replica Olympic torch is held by a member of the support crew at Everest Base Camp after their climbers...
Shigatse, China
A replica Olympic torch is held by a member of the support crew at Everest Base Camp after their climbers...
A replica Olympic torch is held by a member of the support crew at Everest Base Camp after their climbers reached the summit of the world's highest mountain Mount Everest (C), also known as Qomolangma, in the Tibet Autonomous Region May 8, 2008. Heavy snowfall during the past week had hampered efforts for the Olympic torch's ascent, but the team of 31 Chinese climbers, 22 of them ethnic Tibetans, reached Everest's summit with the Olympic flame this morning. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA)
FOOD-RICE/
RTR20A0J
May 07, 2008
A Kashmiri farmer's legs are covered with mud as he takes a break from ploughing his rice field in Chak-e-Kawoosa,...
CHAK-E-KAWOOSA, India
A Kashmiri farmer's legs are covered with mud as he takes a break from ploughing his rice field in Chak-e-Kawoosa...
A Kashmiri farmer's legs are covered with mud as he takes a break from ploughing his rice field in Chak-e-Kawoosa, near Srinagar, May 7, 2008. Asian rice prices have almost trebled this year and prices on the Chicago Board of Trade have risen more than 80 percent to hit successive record highs as export restrictions by leading suppliers fuel insecurity over food supplies. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR)
ISRAEL/
RTR2098J
May 06, 2008
Israeli soldiers stand still near Kibbutz Kissufim, just outside the central Gaza Strip, as a one-minute...
Kissufim, Israel
Israeli soldiers stand still near Kibbutz Kissufim
Israeli soldiers stand still near Kibbutz Kissufim, just outside the central Gaza Strip, as a one-minute siren is sounded across Israel marking Memorial Day May 6, 2008. Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers on Memorial Day, which begins on Tuesday night. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL)
TURKEY-MAYDAY/
RTR2030T
May 01, 2008
Turkish riot police protect themselves with their shields as they disperse crowds gathered for an outlawed...
Istanbul, Turkey
Turkish riot police protect themselves with their shields as they disperse crowds gathered for an outlawed...
Turkish riot police protect themselves with their shields as they disperse crowds gathered for an outlawed May Day rally in central Istanbul May 1, 2008. Thousands of police were stationed across the city centre to block access to the main Taksim Square, where three major trade union confederations have pledged to mobilise up to 500,000 people in defiance of an official ban. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY)
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)
ITALY-FASHION/PRISON
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May 14, 2008
A model displays a creation during a fashion show in San Vittore prison in Milan, May 14, 2008. A group...
Milan, Italy
A model displays a creation during a fashion show in San Vittore prison in Milan
A model displays a creation during a fashion show in San Vittore prison in Milan, May 14, 2008. A group of fashion designers have created a local cooperative called "Sartoria San Vittore" to help prisoners learn job skills. Female inmates have learned tailoring skills from cooperative members and have made costumes for theatre and television. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (ITALY)
SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/
RTX60E3
May 20, 2008
Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates after his team defeated Chelsea to win the UEFA Champions...
Moscow, Russia
Rooney of Manchester United celebrates winning UEFA Champions League final against Chelsea at the Luzhniki...
Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates after his team defeated Chelsea to win the UEFA Champions League final soccer match at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow May 22, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Staples (RUSSIA)
QUAKE/
RTX60SI
May 22, 2008
Workers look into temporary housing being built for residents affected by an earthquake in Dujiangyan,...
Dujiangyan, China
Workers look into temporary housing being built for residents affected by an earthquake in Dujiangyan...
Workers look into temporary housing being built for residents affected by an earthquake in Dujiangyan, west of Chengdu, Sichuan Province May 22, 2008. Millions of people became homeless after a massive earthquake hit the province on May 12. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA)
JAPAN/
RTX60RI
May 22, 2008
An elementary schoolgirl rests next to a traditional Japanese calculating tool called the soroban (abacus)...
Tokyo, Japan
Elementary schoolgirl rests next to a traditional Japanese calculating tool during the 26th American...
An elementary schoolgirl rests next to a traditional Japanese calculating tool called the soroban (abacus) during the 26th American school soroban contest in Tokyo May 22, 2008. Over 100 children from American schools in U.S. military bases in Japan participated in the competition. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN)
SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/
RTX60E1
May 21, 2008
Manchester United players celebrate with the Champions League trophy after defeating Chelsea in the final...
Moscow, Russia
Manchester United players celebrate with the Champions League trophy final at the Luzhniki stadium in...
Manchester United players celebrate with the Champions League trophy after defeating Chelsea in the final at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow May 22, 2008. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (RUSSIA)
CHILE-RALLY/
RTX606H
May 21, 2008
Riot police detain a demonstrator during a rally in Valparaiso city May 21, 2008, as Chile's President...
Valparaiso, Chile
Riot police detain a demonstrator during a rally in Valparaiso city
Riot police detain a demonstrator during a rally in Valparaiso city May 21, 2008, as Chile's President Michelle Bachelet delivered her state of the nation address inside the Chilean congress. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra (CHILE)
IRAQ/
RTX5ZSR
May 21, 2008
A woman reacts on a pavement covered with blood, after a relative was shot dead by a sniper, in Baghdad's...
Baghdad, Iraq
A woman reacts on a pavement covered with blood, after a relative was shot dead by a sniper, in Baghdad's...
A woman reacts on a pavement covered with blood, after a relative was shot dead by a sniper, in Baghdad's Obaidi district May 21, 2008. The U.S. military said its troops shot dead 11 militants in eastern Baghdad on Wedensday, but police and several residents said at least some of the dead were civilians killed by U.S. snipers. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani (IRAQ)
QUAKE/
RTX5Z2M
May 21, 2008
A woman (R) holding a portrait of her 12-year-old son Feng Junwei cries next to the ruins of destroyed...
MIANZHU, China
A woman holding portrait of her 12-year-old son cries next to ruins of destroyed Fuxing primary school...
A woman (R) holding a portrait of her 12-year-old son Feng Junwei cries next to the ruins of destroyed Fuxing primary school in the earthquake-hit Wufu town of Mianzhu county, Sichuan province May 21, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA)
FILM-CANNES/
RTX5YLK
May 19, 2008
Cast member Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt arrive for the screening of the film "The Exchange" by...
Cannes, France
Cast member Jolie and actor Pitt arrive for the screening of the film "The Exchange" in Cannes
Cast member Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt arrive for the screening of the film "The Exchange" by U.S. director Clint Eastwood at the 61st Cannes Film Festival May 20, 2008. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (FRANCE)
IRAQ/
RTX5YRY
May 20, 2008
An Iraqi soldier takes a rest during a joint mopping-up operation with U.S. soldiers from Bravo Company,...
Baghdad, Iraq
An Iraqi soldier takes a rest in Baghdad
An Iraqi soldier takes a rest during a joint mopping-up operation with U.S. soldiers from Bravo Company, 1-22 Infantry Battalion on the edge of Shiite dominated Baghdad's neighbourhood of Shulla, May 20, 2008. REUTERS/Oleg Popov (IRAQ)
USA/MCCAIN
RTX5YKV
May 20, 2008
A U.S. Secret Service agent checks behind a curtain before a speech by presidential candidate Senator...
Miami, UNITED STATES
U.S. Secret Service agent checks behind curtain before speech by Senator John McCain in Miami
A U.S. Secret Service agent checks behind a curtain before a speech by presidential candidate Senator John McCain at a town hall meeting with Cuban Americans and members of the Latin American community in Miami, Florida May 20, 2008. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)
BRITAIN/
RTX5YFA
May 20, 2008
The Dalai Lama wears an honorary cap after receiving an Honorary Doctorate at London Metropolitan University...
London, United Kingdom
The Dalai Lama wears an honorary cap after receiving an Honorary Doctorate at London Metropolitan University...
The Dalai Lama wears an honorary cap after receiving an Honorary Doctorate at London Metropolitan University in London May 20, 2008. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/VIOLENCE
RTX5Y5E
May 20, 2008
A relative of Palestinian farmer Ali al-Dahdoh holds up a weapon as others carry his body during his...
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
Relative of Palestinian holds up a weapon as others carry body in Gaza
A relative of Palestinian farmer Ali al-Dahdoh holds up a weapon as others carry his body during his funeral in Gaza May 20, 2008. Three Israeli air strikes in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on Tuesday killed a Hamas militant and two other Palestinian civilians, one of them al-Dahdoh, local medical workers said. The latest air strike east of Gaza City killed a Hamas gunman and wounded three other civilians, medical workers said.An Israeli army spokeswoman confirmed the strike and said the target was a group of militants with ant-tank weapons. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA)
FILM-CANNES/
RTX5Y4L
May 20, 2008
Former soccer star Diego Maradona balances a ball on his head during a photocall for "Maradona by Kusturica"...
Cannes, France
Former soccer star Maradona balances a ball on his head during a photocall at the 61st Cannes Film Festival...
Former soccer star Diego Maradona balances a ball on his head during a photocall for "Maradona by Kusturica" by Serbian director Emir Kusturica at the 61st Cannes Film Festival May 20, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE)
CAMBODIA/
RTX5XJD
May 20, 2008
A Cambodian flag is reflected in a glass display as the skulls of the victims of the Khmer Rouge are...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Cambodian flag is reflected as skulls of victims of the Khmer Rouge are seen in Choeung Ek
A Cambodian flag is reflected in a glass display as the skulls of the victims of the Khmer Rouge are seen at a memorial stupa during a Remembrance Day ceremony in Choeung Ek, a "Killing Fields" site located 17km (11 miles) south of Phnom Penh, May 20, 2008. Thousands of Cambodians including 500 monks gathered at the site to remember those who perished during the radical communist group's 1975-79 regime. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea (CAMBODIA)
AFGHAN/
RTX5X8V
May 19, 2008
A rabbit is seen in front of U.S. Marines, from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, near the town of...
GARMSER, Afghanistan
A rabbit is seen in front of U.S. Marines near town of Garmser in Helmand Province
A rabbit is seen in front of U.S. Marines, from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, near the town of Garmser in Helmand Province May 19, 2008. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (AFGHANISTAN)
USA/
RTX5X15
May 19, 2008
Sailors man the rails as the U.S. aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan departs San Diego along with six ships...
San Diego, UNITED STATES
The U.S. aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan departs San Diego along with six ships in its strike group with...
Sailors man the rails as the U.S. aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan departs San Diego along with six ships in its strike group with more than 7,000 sailors for a six month tour in support of the "war on terrorism" May 19, 2008 REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES)
BELGIUM-ASYLUM/
RTX5WNX
May 19, 2008
An asylum seeker on hunger strike lays on the ground after passing out during a demonstration in front...
Brussels, Belgium
An asylum seeker on hunger strike lays on the ground after passing out during a demonstration
An asylum seeker on hunger strike lays on the ground after passing out during a demonstration in front of the Office for Foreigners in Brussels May 19, 2008. About 250 asylum seekers occupying Brussels' Beguinage church have been on a hunger strike for 12 days to demand the right to live in Belgium. REUTERS/Thierry Roge (BELGIUM)
SAFRICA-VIOLENCE/
RTX5WH9
May 19, 2008
A burnt and injured man lies in front of a shack during clashes believed to be linked to recent anti-foreigner...
Johannesburg, South Africa
A burnt and injured man lies in front of a shack during clashes believed to be linked to recent anti-foreigner...
A burnt and injured man lies in front of a shack during clashes believed to be linked to recent anti-foreigner violence in Reiger Park informal settlement, east of Johannesburg, May 19, 2008. A wave of xenophobic attacks spread through South African townships on Monday and mobs beat foreigners and set some ablaze in scenes reminiscent of apartheid era violence. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTX5WBV
May 19, 2008
Helmets and bullet proof vests of Canadian troops are placed outside a tent at a military base in the...
ARGHANDAB DISTRICT, Afghanistan
Helmets and bullet proof vests of Canadian troops are placed outside a tent at a military base in the...
Helmets and bullet proof vests of Canadian troops are placed outside a tent at a military base in the Arghandab district May 19 2008. REUTERS/Peter Andrews (AFGHANISTAN)
CYCLING-GIRO/
RTX5VJ5
May 18, 2008
Italy's Filippo Savini lies on the ground after crashing during the ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia...
SAN VINCENZO, Italy
Italy's Savini lies on ground after crashing during ninth stage of Giro d'Italia cycling race from Civitavecchia...
Italy's Filippo Savini lies on the ground after crashing during the ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race 218-km from Civitavecchia to San Vincenzo May 18, 2008. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito (ITALY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTX5V5I
May 18, 2008
A U.S. Marine, from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, holds his position as Taliban fighters open fire...
GARMSER, Afghanistan
A U.S. Marine, from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, holds his position as Taliban fighters open fire...
A U.S. Marine, from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, holds his position as Taliban fighters open fire near Garmser in Helmand Province of Afghanistan May 18, 2008. The Marine was not injured. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (AFGHANISTAN)
CHINA
RTX61B8
May 22, 2008
China's Chen Zhong tries unsuccessfully to clear the bar in the Men's pole vault final at the Good Luck...
Beijing, China
China's Chen Zhong tries unsuccessfully to clear the bar in the Men's pole vault final at the Good Luck...
China's Chen Zhong tries unsuccessfully to clear the bar in the Men's pole vault final at the Good Luck Beijing China Athletics Open held at Beijing's "Bird's Nest" National Stadium May 22, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA) FOR BEST QUALITY SEE: GF2E56G0BMJ01
FILM-CANNES/
RTX5OVE
May 13, 2008
Sean Penn, President of the Jury, poses in front of a wall of photographers during a photo call at the...
Cannes, France
President of Jury Penn poses during photo call at 61st Cannes Film Festival
Sean Penn, President of the Jury, poses in front of a wall of photographers during a photo call at the 61st Cannes Film Festival May 14, 2008. Penn heads a jury which will screen twenty-two films in competition for the prestigious Palme d'Or which will be awarded on May 25. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE)
USA/
RTX5O2F
May 14, 2008
Kevin Spacey (L) and Denis Leary speak to reporters as they arrive during the premiere of "Recount" at...
New York, UNITED STATES
Spacey and Leary speak to reporters as they arrive during premiere of "Recount" at Museum of Modern Art...
Kevin Spacey (L) and Denis Leary speak to reporters as they arrive during the premiere of "Recount" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, May 13, 2008. REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES)
QUAKE/
RTX5OB5
May 14, 2008
Relatives cry next to the recovered body of a student near a school at the earthquake-hit Hanwang Town...
MIANZHU, China
Relatives cry next to the recovered body of a student near a school at the earthquake-hit Hanwang Town...
Relatives cry next to the recovered body of a student near a school at the earthquake-hit Hanwang Town of Mianzhu County, Sichuan province, May 14, 2008. China poured more troops into the earthquake-ravaged province of Sichuan on Wednesday to speed up the search for survivors as time ran out for thousands of people buried under rubble and mud. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA)
MYANMAR-CYCLONE/DISEASE
RTX5M01
May 11, 2008
A woman waits with others for aid handouts near Danouk May 12, 2008. The U.N. humanitarian agency said...
DANOUK, Myanmar
A woman waits for aid handouts near Danouk
A woman waits with others for aid handouts near Danouk May 12, 2008. The U.N. humanitarian agency said in a new assessment on Sunday that between 1.2 million and 1.9 million were struggling to survive in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis. REUTERS/Adam Dean (MYANMAR)
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