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Pictures of the Month 2009

RTXE09A
April 2009
April 2009
EGYPT
RTXDVCC
April 10, 2009
A biker performs in front of the Great Giza pyramids during Red Bull Fighters International Freestyle...
Cairo, Egypt
A biker performs in front of the Great Giza pyramids during Red Bull Fighters International Freestyle...
A biker performs in front of the Great Giza pyramids during Red Bull Fighters International Freestyle Motocross 2009 Exhibition Tour on the outskirts of Cairo April 10, 2009. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (EGYPT SPORT SOCIETY IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GM1E57S1S4V01
GERMANY/
RTXELHQ
May 01, 2009
Riot police removes a man after people threw stones and empty bottles at police officers during an ancient...
Berlin, Germany
Riot police removes a man after people threw stones and empty bottles at police officers during an ancient...
Riot police removes a man after people threw stones and empty bottles at police officers during an ancient pagan celebration called Walpurgis Night at the vigil of May Day demonstration in Berlin's district of Friedrichshain April 30, 2009. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY CONFLICT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PAKISTAN-TALIBAN/
RTXEK7M
April 30, 2009
A displaced woman sits on the ground while waiting in line at a repatriation centre in the western city...
Peshawar, Pakistan
A displaced woman sits on the ground while waiting in line at a repatriation centre in the western city...
A displaced woman sits on the ground while waiting in line at a repatriation centre in the western city of Peshawar, located in the North West Frontier Province on April 30, 2009. U.S. President Barack Obama said on April 29 that Pakistan's greatest threat was internal, and not from long-time rival India, as Pakistan troops took back a key town to halt a Taliban advance on the capital. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (PAKISTAN CONFLICT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA/
RTXE64S
April 20, 2009
Concert goers wait for the performance by My Bloody Valentine at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio,...
Indio, UNITED STATES
Concert goers wait for the performance by My Bloody Valentine at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio...
Concert goers wait for the performance by My Bloody Valentine at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California April 19, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE SEE: GM1E5A21G6H01
SOCCER-ENGLAND/
RTXEDGJ
April 25, 2009
Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt celebrates scoring against Hull City during their English Premier League soccer...
Hull, United Kingdom
Liverpool's Kuyt celebrates scoring against Hull City during their English Premier League soccer match...
Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt celebrates scoring against Hull City during their English Premier League soccer match in Hull April 25, 2009. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN SPORT SOCCER IMAGES OF THE DAY) 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
SPAIN-FRANCE/
RTXEGV1
April 28, 2009
France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Spain's Princess Letizia speak together following a photo...
Madrid, Spain
France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Spain's Princess Letizia speak together following a photo...
France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Spain's Princess Letizia speak together following a photo session prior to a dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid April 27, 2009. Sarkozy is in Spain on a two-day state visit. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (SPAIN POLITICS ROYALS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
COLOMBIA/
RTXEC84
April 24, 2009
Ana Julia Torres kisses Jupiter, a lion that was rescued from a circus ten years ago, in Cali, April...
Cali, Colombia
Ana Julia Torres kisses Jupiter, a lion that was rescued from a circus ten years ago, in Cali
Ana Julia Torres kisses Jupiter, a lion that was rescued from a circus ten years ago, in Cali, April 18, 2009. Torres is a teacher whom for the last 16 years has been adopting and helping injured animals. She founded the Villa Lorena shelter for injured and mistreated animals, which cares for at least 680 animals, including some that have been dismembered by hunters. Picture taken April 18, 2009. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga (COLOMBIA ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ANIMALS IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GF2E54S18G401
G20/
RTXDHH1
April 01, 2009
Police in riot gear use their batons against demonstrators near the Bank of England in London April 1,...
London, United Kingdom
Police in riot gear use their batons against demonstrators near the Bank of England in central London...
Police in riot gear use their batons against demonstrators near the Bank of England in London April 1, 2009. Thousands of demonstrators converged on London's financial district on Wednesday, chanting "abolish money" and "storm the banks" in a heavily policed protest to coincide with the G20 summit of world leaders. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN CRIME LAW POLITICS BUSINESS CONFLICT SOCIETY)
NBA/
RTXEGTU
April 28, 2009
Utah Jazz's Deron Williams slides into spectators, including actor Jack Nicholson (L), while reaching...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Utah Jazz's Williams slides into spectators while reaching for loose ball during second half against...
Utah Jazz's Deron Williams slides into spectators, including actor Jack Nicholson (L), while reaching for a loose ball during the second half against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5 of their NBA Western Conference quarter-final basketball playoff game in Los Angeles April 27, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES SPORT BASKETBALL ENTERTAINMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ITALY-QUAKE/
RTXDQ5S
April 07, 2009
A woman carries her child while viewing destroyed houses the morning after an earthquake struck the Italian...
ONNA, Italy
A woman carries her child while viewing destroyed houses the morning after an earthquake struck the Italian...
A woman carries her child while viewing destroyed houses the morning after an earthquake struck the Italian village of Onna April 7, 2009. Rescuers used mechanical diggers and their bare hands to search through the night on Tuesday for survivors of Italy's worst quake in three decades which killed nearly 180 people. More than 24 hours after the quake shook the central Italian region of Abruzzo, emergency workers dug out two students early on Tuesday from collapsed buildings in L'Aquila, the medieval mountain city of 68,000 people worst hit by the disaster. REUTERS/Chris Helgren (ITALY DISASTER)
BRITAIN
RTXEDIA
April 25, 2009
A man with England tattoos becomes entangled in an England flag during a St George's event in Trafalgar...
London, United Kingdom
A man with England tattoos becomes entangled in an England flag during a St George's event in Trafalgar...
A man with England tattoos becomes entangled in an England flag during a St George's event in Trafalgar Square in London April 25 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SOUTH-AFRICA/ELECTIONS
RTXE8IG
April 22, 2009
South Africans wait for a polling station to open in Cape Town's Khayelitsha township, April 22, 2009....
Cape Town, South Africa
South Africans wait for a polling station to open in Cape Town's Khayelitsha township
South Africans wait for a polling station to open in Cape Town's Khayelitsha township, April 22, 2009. South Africans voted on Wednesday in an election expected to preserve the dominance of the African National Congress despite the strongest opposition challenge since apartheid ended 15 years ago. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS ELECTIONS)
POLAND
RTXEHHQ
April 28, 2009
Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (R) and Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk inspect the guard...
Warsaw, Poland
PM Berlusconi and PM Tusk in Warsaw
Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (R) and Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk inspect the guard of honour in front of the Prime Minister's Chancellery in Warsaw April 28, 2009. REUTERS/Peter Andrews (POLAND POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDONESIA
RTXE6CO
April 20, 2009
A scavenger collects plastic cups for recycling in a river covered with rubbish near Pluit dam in Jakarta...
Jakarta, Indonesia
A scavenger collects plastic cups for recycling in a river covered with rubbish near Pluit dam in Jakarta...
A scavenger collects plastic cups for recycling in a river covered with rubbish near Pluit dam in Jakarta April 20, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA ENVIRONMENT IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)
CANADA/
RTXELF3
April 30, 2009
People climb boulders to get a better view of a helicopter dropping water on a fire near the community...
Halifax, Canada
People climb boulders to get a better view of a helicopter dropping water on a fire near the community...
People climb boulders to get a better view of a helicopter dropping water on a fire near the community of Spryfield east of Halifax, Nova Scotia. April 30, 2009. Homes were evacuated on the east city limits as wildfires burned out of control. REUTERS/Paul Darrow (CANADA DISASTER IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SOCCER-ENGLAND/CUP
RTXE5NQ
April 19, 2009
Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand misses in a penalty shoot out against Everton during their FA Cup semi-final...
London, United Kingdom
Manchester United's Ferdinand misses in a penalty shoot out against Everton during their FA Cup semi-final...
Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand misses in a penalty shoot out against Everton during their FA Cup semi-final soccer match at Wembley Stadium in London April 19, 2009. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN SPORT SOCCER IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)
RUSSIA/
RTXE5F9
April 19, 2009
A skier falls during an attempt to cross a 24-metre long pool of water at the foot of a ski slope at...
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
A skier falls during an attempt to cross a 24-metre long pool of water at the foot of a ski slope at...
A skier falls during an attempt to cross a 24-metre long pool of water at the foot of a ski slope at a ski resort near the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, April 19, 2009. More than 30 participants on skis and snowboards took part in the event to mark the end of the ski season. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA SOCIETY SPORT)
SAFRICA-ELECTION/
RTXE453
April 18, 2009
A boy does a flip on a trampoline in a street where telephone poles are covered in election posters at...
Johannesburg, South Africa
A boy does a flip on a trampoline in Johannesburg
A boy does a flip on a trampoline in a street where telephone poles are covered in election posters at the township of Thokoza on the outskirts of Johannesburg, April 18, 2009. South African opposition parties accused the ruling ANC of creating a culture of cronyism and corruption at closing rallies on Saturday before a parliamentary election this week. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS ELECTIONS)
BRITAIN/
RTXE6IQ
April 20, 2009
Workers put the finishing touches to a statue entitled 'Dream' near St. Helens in northern England, April...
St Helens, United Kingdom
Workers put the finishing touches to a statue near St. Helens
Workers put the finishing touches to a statue entitled 'Dream' near St. Helens in northern England, April 20, 2009. The 20 metre (60 feet) tall work of art by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa was chosen by former coal miners and is being erected on the site of the former Sutton Manor colliery. REUTERS/Phil Noble (BRITAIN ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)
ITALY-QUAKE/
RTXEH1O
April 28, 2009
Pope Benedict XVI arrives in the destroyed village of Onna, near Aquila, April 28, 2009. Pope Benedict...
AQUILA, Italy
Pope Benedict XVI arrives in the quake destroyed village of Onna
Pope Benedict XVI arrives in the destroyed village of Onna, near Aquila, April 28, 2009. Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday visited Onna and Aquila where some 40,000 people lost their homes in the 6.3 magnitude quake, which hit the Abruzzo region in the early hours of April 6, catching residents in their sleep. REUTERS/Max Rossi (ITALY DISASTER RELIGION SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
FLU/
RTXEJE4
April 29, 2009
A woman and her son wear protective masks at the Hidalgo subway station in Mexico City April 29, 2009....
Mexico City, Mexico
A woman and her son wear protective masks at the Hidalgo subway station in Mexico City
A woman and her son wear protective masks at the Hidalgo subway station in Mexico City April 29, 2009. Mexico's foreign minister vowed on Wednesday that her country would act responsibly and with transparency to deal with a swine flu crisis that health officials fear could erupt into a pandemic. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar (MEXICO HEALTH IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BOSNIA/
RTXED0T
April 25, 2009
Muslim women arrive for a mass funeral of 34 Bosnian Muslims in the town of Vlasenica in the Serb part...
Vlasenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Muslim women arrive for a mass funeral of 34 Bosnian Muslims in the town of Vlasenica
Muslim women arrive for a mass funeral of 34 Bosnian Muslims in the town of Vlasenica in the Serb part of Bosnia April 25, 2009. Those buried were killed by Serb forces during the country's 1992-95 war and exhumed from mass graves in the area but many more are expected to be found. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA CONFLICT POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
DUTCH-ROYALS/CRASH
RTXEKHK
April 30, 2009
A car ploughs into a parade that included Queen Beatrix and the royal family on the national Queen's...
Apeldoorn, Netherlands
A car ploughs into a parade on the national Queen's Day holiday in the Dutch city of Apeldoorn
A car ploughs into a parade that included Queen Beatrix and the royal family on the national Queen's Day holiday in the Dutch city of Apeldoorn April 30, 2009. Several people were injured although no royals were hurt. REUTERS/Robin Utrecht/Pool NETHERLANDS (DISASTER ROYALS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
IRAN-MILITARY/PARADE
RTXE3UU
April 18, 2009
Members of basij militia carrying an Iranian flag, attend a military parade to commemorate the anniversary...
Tehran, Iran
Members of basij militia attend army day parade in Tehran
Members of basij militia carrying an Iranian flag, attend a military parade to commemorate the anniversary of army day in Tehran, April 18, 2009. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday a strong Iranian military would help preserve stability in the Middle East, as Iran marked its armed forces' day with a parade that appeared more muted than in the past.REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN ANNIVERSARY MILITARY POLITICS)
BASEBALL/
RTXE1YW
April 16, 2009
A New York Yankees fan admires his souvenir bat at the new Yankee Stadium before the first regular season...
New York, UNITED STATES
A New York Yankees fan admires his souvenir bat at the new Yankee Stadium before the first regular season...
A New York Yankees fan admires his souvenir bat at the new Yankee Stadium before the first regular season MLB baseball game between the Yankees and the Cleveland Indians at the new stadium in New York April 16, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES SPORT BASEBALL)
FLU/
RTXEG33
April 27, 2009
A man wears a surgical face mask as he walks to the Metro station in Mexico City April 27, 2009. Schools...
Mexico City, Mexico
A man wears a surgical face mask as he walks to the Metro station in Mexico City
A man wears a surgical face mask as he walks to the Metro station in Mexico City April 27, 2009. Schools in the Mexican capital, one of the world's biggest cities, were closed until May 6, but office workers said they had received few instructions from employers to stay home from the office. Governments around the world rushed to reduce the impact of a possible flu pandemic on Monday, as a swine flu virus that has killed 103 people in Mexico and spread to North America also reached Europe. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte (MEXICO ENVIRONMENT HEALTH IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ITALY-QUAKE/
RTXDY3U
April 13, 2009
Firemen touch the marble statue of Madonna after removing from the top of the church in Paganica, near...
AQUILA, Italy
Firemen touch the marble statue of Madonna after removing from the top of the church in Paganica
Firemen touch the marble statue of Madonna after removing from the top of the church in Paganica, near Aquila, April 13, 2009. Some 40,000 people lost their homes in the 6.3 magnitude quake, which hit the Abruzzo region in the early hours of April 6, catching residents in their sleep. L'Aquila, a medieval city of 68,000, bore the brunt of the disaster and many of its buildings and centuries-old churches crumbled to the ground. REUTERS/Max Rossi (ITALY DISASTER RELIGION) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GM1E57U1F8901
NICARAGUA/
RTXE700
April 20, 2009
A peasant sells an armadillo for consumption on a street near Managua April 20, 2009. REUTERS/Oswaldo...
Managua, Nicaragua
A peasant sells na armadillo on a street near Managua
A peasant sells an armadillo for consumption on a street near Managua April 20, 2009. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas (NICARAGUA ANIMALS FOOD DRINK SOCIETY IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)
POPE/
RTXDHAF
April 01, 2009
Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives to lead his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican...
Vatican
Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives to lead his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican...
Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives to lead his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican April 1, 2009. REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN RELIGION IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)
ICE-HOCKEY/WORLD
RTXELBF
April 30, 2009
Latvia's goaltender Edgars Masalskis deflects the puck during his teams' IIHF World Hockey Championship...
Bern, Switzerland
Latvia's goaltender Masalskis deflects the puck during his teams' IIHF World Hockey Championship game...
Latvia's goaltender Edgars Masalskis deflects the puck during his teams' IIHF World Hockey Championship game against Switzerland in Bern, April 30, 2009. REUTERS/Petr Josek (SWITZERLAND SPORT ICE HOCKEY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SPAIN/
RTXEJRJ
April 28, 2009
The shadow of Spanish bullfighter Daniel Luque is cast onto the barrier as he performs a pass to a bull...
Seville, Spain
The shadow of Spanish bullfighter Daniel Luque is cast onto the barrier as he performs a pass to a bull...
The shadow of Spanish bullfighter Daniel Luque is cast onto the barrier as he performs a pass to a bull during a bullfight in The Maestranza bullring in Seville April 29, 2009. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo (SPAIN ANIMALS SOCIETY)
SPAIN/
RTXEJNP
April 29, 2009
Girls wearing Sevillana dresses take part in the April fair in Seville April 29, 2009. The fair runs...
Seville, Spain
Girls wearing Sevillana dresses take part in the April fair in Seville
Girls wearing Sevillana dresses take part in the April fair in Seville April 29, 2009. The fair runs until May 3. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho (SPAIN SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN-BUNDESWEHR/
RTXEJKD
April 29, 2009
A medevac helicopter of German armed forces Bundeswehr gets ready to take off from the helipad at the...
Kunduz, Afghanistan
Medevac helicopter of German armed forces Bundeswehr gets ready to take off from the helipad at the Provincial...
A medevac helicopter of German armed forces Bundeswehr gets ready to take off from the helipad at the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) camp in Kunduz April 29, 2009. Bundeswehr had to evacuate injured soldiers as one soldier was killed in two different attacks on German convoys. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT POLITICS MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
OBAMA/
RTXEJBE
April 29, 2009
A Secret Service agent stands watch as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a town hall meeting held...
Arnold, UNITED STATES
Obama visits Missouri for a town hall meeting
A Secret Service agent stands watch as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a town hall meeting held at Fox Senior High School in Arnold, Missouri, April 29, 2009. Today is Obama's 100th day in office. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES POLITICS)
EGYPT
RTXE6K4
April 20, 2009
A man jumps in the water in Wadi El-Rayan April 20, 2009. Wadi El-Rayan depression is located in the...
WADI EL-RAYAN, Egypt
A man jumps in the water in Wadi El-Rayan
A man jumps in the water in Wadi El-Rayan April 20, 2009. Wadi El-Rayan depression is located in the western desert of Egypt, about 65 km (40 miles) southwest of the town of El-Fayoum and 80 km (50 miles) west of the Nile River. REUTERS/Tarek Mostafa (EGYPT SOCIETY)
US-GREY GARDENS/
RTXDZUN
April 15, 2009
Actress Drew Barrymore arrives at the premiere of "Grey Gardens" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Eric...
New York, UNITED STATES
Actress Drew Barrymore arrives at the premiere of Grey Gardens in New York
Actress Drew Barrymore arrives at the premiere of "Grey Gardens" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)
BRAZIL/
RTXDSQU
April 08, 2009
Children dressed as penitents prepare to attend the "Procession of the Torches" during Holy Week in Cidade...
CIDADE DE GOIAS, Brazil
Children dressed as penitents prepare to attend the "Procession of the Torches" during Holy Week in Cidade...
Children dressed as penitents prepare to attend the "Procession of the Torches" during Holy Week in Cidade de Goias, central Brazil April 8, 2009. Hundreds of Easter processions take place as part of Holy Week in Brazil, drawing thousands of visitors. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL SOCIETY RELIGION IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)
SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/
RTXDQEP
April 07, 2009
Liverpool fans peer over the wall to watch a training session at the club's Melwood training complex...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Liverpool fans peer over the wall to watch a training session at the club's Melwood training complex...
Liverpool fans peer over the wall to watch a training session at the club's Melwood training complex in Liverpool, northern England, April 7, 2009. Liverpool are set to play Chelsea in their Champions League quarter final, first leg soccer match on Wednesday. REUTERS/Phil Noble (BRITAIN SPORT SOCCER) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GM1E57V01K801
SPAIN/
RTXDPA8
April 05, 2009
A penitent waits before starting the procession of "Cautivo y rescatado" (Captive and rescued) brotherhood...
Seville, Spain
A penitent waits before starting the procession of "Cautivo y rescatado" brotherhood during Holy Week...
A penitent waits before starting the procession of "Cautivo y rescatado" (Captive and rescued) brotherhood during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain, April 6, 2009. Hundreds of Easter processions take place around the clock in Spain during Holy Week, drawing thousands of visitors. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo (SPAIN ODDLY RELIGION SOCIETY)
TURKEY/
RTXDKNM
April 03, 2009
Muslim women sit on a park bench overlooking the Golden Horn on Marmara Sea in Istanbul, April 3, 2009....
Istanbul, Turkey
Muslim women sit on park bench overlooking Golden Horn on Marmara Sea in Istanbul
Muslim women sit on a park bench overlooking the Golden Horn on Marmara Sea in Istanbul, April 3, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (TURKEY RELIGION SOCIETY IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GM1E57T1QGO01
ITALY QUAKE
RTXDXJS
April 12, 2009
A dog sits at the place where his owner died in an earthquake in Saint Gregorio village near L'Aquila...
L'aquila, Italy
A dog sits at the place where his owner died in an earthquake in Saint Gregorio village near L'Aquila...
A dog sits at the place where his owner died in an earthquake in Saint Gregorio village near L'Aquila April 12, 2009. Thousands of people made homeless by Italy's deadliest earthquake in 30 years celebrated a sombre Easter on Sunday, huddling for mass at makeshift chapels set up in tent cities and emergency shelters. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY DISASTER IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE ANIMALS)
GERMANY/
RTXDWT5
April 12, 2009
Men of the German Slav minority Sorbs, dressed in traditional clothes, ride horses during a ceremonial...
Ralbitz, Germany
Men of the German Slav minority Sorbsride horses during a ceremonial parade near the village of Ralbitz...
Men of the German Slav minority Sorbs, dressed in traditional clothes, ride horses during a ceremonial parade near the village of Ralbitz, northeast of Dresden, April 12, 2009. More than 1,000 horse riders took part in several parades to preach the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski (GERMANY SOCIETY RELIGION IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)
THAILAND-POLITICS/
RTXDSWV
April 09, 2009
Supporters of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra rest as policemen stand guard outside the...
Bangkok, Thailand
Supporters of former Thai Prime Minister Shinawatra rest as policemen stand guard outside home of Tinsulanonda...
Supporters of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra rest as policemen stand guard outside the home of Prem Tinsulanonda, chief adviser to King Bhumibol Adulyadej, which is near Government House in Bangkok April 9, 2009. Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Thursday that a big anti-government rally would be allowed to continue so long as it remained peaceful, while the risk of a turn to violence weighed on financial markets. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND POLITICS CONFLICT IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)
G20/
RTXDJFS
April 02, 2009
U.S. Secret Service agents stand over first lady Michelle Obama as she hugs students during a visit to...
London, United Kingdom
U.S. Secret Service agents stand over first lady Michelle Obama as she hugs students during a visit to...
U.S. Secret Service agents stand over first lady Michelle Obama as she hugs students during a visit to Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Language School in London, April 2, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young (BRITAIN POLITICS)
SAFRICA-CRICKET/
RTXE3YH
April 18, 2009
An official attempts to catch a dog that disrupted play in the opening game of the 2009 Indian Premier...
Cape Town, South Africa
An official attempts to catch a dog that disrupted play in the opening game of IPL T20 cricket tournament...
An official attempts to catch a dog that disrupted play in the opening game of the 2009 Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 cricket tournament between the Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in Cape Town, April 18, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA SPORT CRICKET)
ITALY-QUAKE/
RTXDQ5J
April 07, 2009
An entrance hall in a destroyed house is seen the morning after an earthquake struck the Italian village...
ONNA, Italy
An entrance hall in a destroyed house is seen the morning after an earthquake struck the Italian village...
An entrance hall in a destroyed house is seen the morning after an earthquake struck the Italian village of Onna April 7, 2009. Rescuers used mechanical diggers and their bare hands to search through the night Tuesday for survivors of Italy's worst quake in three decades which killed nearly 180 people. More than 24 hours after the quake shook the central Italian region of Abruzzo, emergency workers dug out two students early Tuesday from collapsed buildings in L'Aquila, the medieval mountain city of 68,000 people worst hit by the disaster. REUTERS/Chris Helgren (ITALY DISASTER)
BANKS-STALKER/
RTXEJ6L
April 29, 2009
Model Tyra Banks leaves the Manhattan criminal courthouse after testifying in New York April 29, 2009....
New York, UNITED STATES
Model Tyra Banks leaves the Manhattan criminal courthouse after testifying in New York
Model Tyra Banks leaves the Manhattan criminal courthouse after testifying in New York April 29, 2009. Brady Green, 39, the man charged with stalking television host Banks, was arrested last March after he appeared twice at the Manhattan studio where "The Tyra Banks Show," a popular daytime talk show, is filmed. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN-BUNDESWEHR/
RTXEISV
April 29, 2009
Afghan villagers hold up their muddy shovels and the money they received from military policemen of German...
Kunduz, Afghanistan
Villagers hold up their muddy shovels and the money they received from Bundeswehr military policemen...
Afghan villagers hold up their muddy shovels and the money they received from military policemen of German armed forces Bundeswehr after recovering an armoured personnel carrier (APC) "Dingo" from a muddy road during a mission in Aliabad district near Kunduz, April 29, 2009. A similar APC was attacked at the same time by a suicide bomber on a street nearby. Five German soldiers were injured in the attack. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (AFGHANISTAN MILITARY CONFLICT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDONESIA
RTXEIRX
April 29, 2009
Pigs wait for their food in a farm in Makassar April 29, 2009. The United Nations' food agency said on...
Makassar, Indonesia
Pigs wait for their food in a farm in Makassar
Pigs wait for their food in a farm in Makassar April 29, 2009. The United Nations' food agency said on April 28 its was mobilising its animal health experts to check if the new strain of flu virus widely described as swine flu is really directly linked to pigs. REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad (INDONESIA HEALTH ANIMALS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
HONGKONG
RTXEIQR
April 29, 2009
A former cage home resident sleeps in a caged-bed displayed on a street at Hong Kong's financial Central...
Hong Kong, China
A former cage home resident sleeps in a caged-bed displayed on a street at Hong Kong's financial Central...
A former cage home resident sleeps in a caged-bed displayed on a street at Hong Kong's financial Central district as a gesture to bring public awareness to the poor in the territory April 29, 2009. Monthly rent of a caged-bed, the lowest standard for a shelter in Hong Kong besides sleeping on the street, costs $150. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHINA
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April 29, 2009
Labourers work on the Shanghai Yangtze River Bridge in Shanghai April 29, 2009. The Shanghai Yangtze...
Shanghai, China
Labourers work on the Shanghai Yangtze River Bridge in Shanghai
Labourers work on the Shanghai Yangtze River Bridge in Shanghai April 29, 2009. The Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel and Bridge, connected by the Yangtze River Bridge as part of the River Crossing Project, is the longest under-river tunnel (8.95km) in the world which will be completed by 2010 in time for the World Expo. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT TRANSPORT CONSTRUCTION IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SPAIN/
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April 28, 2009
An Indian immigrant looks at himself in a mirror at his hiding place in the mountains near Ceuta April...
Ceuta, Spain
An Indian immigrant looks at himself in a mirror at his hiding place in the mountains near Ceuta
An Indian immigrant looks at himself in a mirror at his hiding place in the mountains near Ceuta April 28, 2009. About 50 immigrants from India are stranded in the Spanish city on the northern coast of Morocco because they do not have proper immigration papers to remain in Europe after arriving illegally two years ago.
REUTERS/Rafael Marchante (SPAIN POLITICS SOCIETY)
BRITAIN/
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April 28, 2009
Revellers stand in front of a poster warning of alcohol abuse during a "Carnage" event, in Lincoln,...
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Revellers stand in front of a poster warning of alcohol abuse during a "Carnage" student event in Lincoln...
Revellers stand in front of a poster warning of alcohol abuse during a "Carnage" event, in Lincoln, , eastern England April 27, 2009. "Carnage" was an organised, unofficial, event involving university students in Lincoln visiting a number of bars on Monday night and into the early hours of Tuesday morning. Local police estimated that about 1200 people attended. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN SOCIETY)
AFGHANISTAN-BUNDESWEHR/
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April 27, 2009
A soldier of German armed forces Bundeswehr sits inside an armoured personnel carrier Fuchs before he...
Kundus, Afghanistan
A soldier of German armed forces Bundeswehr sits inside an armoured personnel carrier Fuchs before he...
A soldier of German armed forces Bundeswehr sits inside an armoured personnel carrier Fuchs before he goes on a night foot patrol in Kundus district April 27, 2009. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (AFGHANISTAN POLITICS CONFLICT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SPAIN/
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April 27, 2009
(L-R) France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, Spanish King Juan Carlos, France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy...
Madrid, Spain
France's President Sarkozy, Spanish King Carlos, France's first lady Bruni-Sarkozy and Spanish Queen...
(L-R) France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, Spanish King Juan Carlos, France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Spanish Queen Sofia attend a ceremony at the Pardo Palace outside Madrid on the first day of a two-day state visit to Spain April 27, 2009. REUTERS/Sergio Perez (SPAIN POLITICS ROYALS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SOCCER/
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April 26, 2009
Partizan Belgrade fans celebrate above a banner with a picture of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan...
Belgrade, Serbia
Partizan Belgrade fans celebrate after their team won their 21st Serbian national league title, after...
Partizan Belgrade fans celebrate above a banner with a picture of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, after their team won their 21st Serbian national league title, after their soccer match against OFK in Belgrade April 26, 2009. REUTERS/Marko Djurica (SERBIA SPORT SOCCER)
AFGHANISTAN-BUNDESWEHR/
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April 26, 2009
An Afghan boy looks at a German armed forces Bundeswehr soldier during a patrol in a village in Kunduz...
Kunduz, Afghanistan
An Afghan boy looks at a German armed forces Bundeswehr soldier during a patrol in a village in Kunduz...
An Afghan boy looks at a German armed forces Bundeswehr soldier during a patrol in a village in Kunduz province, April 26, 2009. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT POLITICS) FOR BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE SEE GM1E57U1Q8A01
PORTUGAL/
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April 26, 2009
Bullfighter apprentice watch a heifer from behind a tree during a Tentadero in Porto Alto farm 50 km...
Lisbon, Portugal
Bullfighter apprentice watch a heifer from behind a tree during a Tentadero in Porto Alto farm
Bullfighter apprentice watch a heifer from behind a tree during a Tentadero in Porto Alto farm 50 km (31 miles) north of Lisbon April 25, 2009. Tentaderos are the tests to decide which female calves will be chosen to procreate the bulls used in bullfights. Tentaderos are also events that let bullfighter apprentices test their skills. Picture taken April 25, 2009. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro (PORTUGAL ANIMALS)
RALLYING/
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April 25, 2009
Argentina's Federico Villagra and co-pilot and compatriot Jorge Perez Companc steer their Ford Focus...
Cordoba, Argentina
Villagra steers his Ford Focus RS WRC during the El Mirador-San Lorenzo 10th stage at the Argentina Rally...
Argentina's Federico Villagra and co-pilot and compatriot Jorge Perez Companc steer their Ford Focus RS WRC during the El Mirador-San Lorenzo 10th stage at the Argentina Rally in Cordoba province, April 25, 2009. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (ARGENTINA SPORT MOTOR RACING)
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April 25, 2009
A boy from the province of Pampanga watches the performance of other groups during Pabalakat festival...
Manila, Philippines
A boy from province of Pampanga watches performance of other groups during Pabalakat festival from float...
A boy from the province of Pampanga watches the performance of other groups during Pabalakat festival from a float during the Aliwan Festival in metro Manila April 25, 2009. The festival is a gathering of the major cultural festivities from different provinces all over the country to showcase their talents and compete against one another. REUTERS/John Javellana (PHILIPPINES SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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