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USA-DEFENSE/CARTER
RTR4PYL0
February 17, 2015
United States Vice President Joe Biden talks to Stephanie Carter (R) as her husband Ash Carter (not pictured)...
Washington, UNITED STATES
United States Vice President Biden talks to Stephanie Carter, wife of new US Secretary of Defense in...
United States Vice President Joe Biden talks to Stephanie Carter (R) as her husband Ash Carter (not pictured) delivers his acceptance speech as the new Secretary of Defense at the White House in Washington February 17, 2015. Carter served as the deputy defense secretary, the department's number two position, from 2011 to 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
FUKUSHIMA-WORKERS/
RTX16WUK
December 30, 2013
Shizuya Nishiyama, a 57-year-old homeless man from Hokkaido, rests on a bench at a park near Sendai Station...
Sendai, Japan
Shizuya Nishiyama, a 57-year-old homeless man from Hokkaido, rests on a bench at a park near Sendai Station...
Shizuya Nishiyama, a 57-year-old homeless man from Hokkaido, rests on a bench at a park near Sendai Station in Sendai, northern Japan December 18, 2013. Picture taken December 18, 2013. To match Special Report FUKUSHIMA-WORKERS/ REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN - Tags: CRIME LAW DISASTER BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CONSTRUCTION POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ITALY-SWEATSHOP/
RTX16WSY
December 29, 2013
A Chinese immigrant makes a phone call as police officers conduct a check at the Shen Wu textile factory...
Prato, Italy
Chinese immigrant makes a phone call as police officers conduct a check at the Shen Wu textile factory...
A Chinese immigrant makes a phone call as police officers conduct a check at the Shen Wu textile factory in Prato December 9, 2013. Prato, the historical capital of Italy's textile business, has attracted the largest concentration of Chinese-run industry in Europe within less than 20 years. Yet Prato is also a thriving hub of illegality committed by both Italians and Chinese, a byproduct of globalisation gone wrong, many people in the city say. Picture taken December 9. To match Insight ITALY-SWEATSHOP/ REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (ITALY - Tags: BUSINESS TEXTILE SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)
CENTRALAFRICAN-FRANCE/
RTX16WQQ
December 29, 2013
Soldiers from the African Union peacekeeping mission to Central African Republic (MISCA) rest under a...
Bossangao, Central African Republic
Soldiers from African Union peacekeeping mission to Central African Republic rest under tree in Bossangao,...
Soldiers from the African Union peacekeeping mission to Central African Republic (MISCA) rest under a tree in Bossangao, north of capital Bangui in the Central African Republic December 29, 2013. French President Francois Hollande has asked the United Nations to play a bigger role in the Central African Republic, Hollande's office said in a statement on Friday. France deployed a 1,600 strong peacekeeping mission in its former colony this month to stop massacres between Muslim and Christian militias, but the U.N.-backed intervention is struggling to restore security in the country. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: CIVIL UNREST RELIGION MILITARY)
SYRIA-CRISIS
RTX16WPO
December 29, 2013
Children carry goods at the Karaj al-Hajez crossing, a passageway separating Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr,...
Aleppo, Syria
Children carry goods at the Karaj al-Hajez crossing in Aleppo
Children carry goods at the Karaj al-Hajez crossing, a passageway separating Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr, which is under the rebels' control, and Al-Masharqa neighbourhoods, an area controlled by the regime December 29, 2013. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA/
RTX16WPD
December 29, 2013
A man dressed up as Spiderman poses for photos as he takes part in the annual "air worthiness" test of...
New York, UNITED STATES
A man dressed up as Spiderman poses for photos as he takes part in the annual "air worthiness" test of...
A man dressed up as Spiderman poses for photos as he takes part in the annual "air worthiness" test of confetti in Times Square in New York, December 29, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CENTRALAFRICAN-FRANCE/
RTX16WP0
December 29, 2013
A woman displaced as a result of religious violence rests in a house within the Catholic Church in Bossangao,...
Bangui, Central African Republic
A woman displaced as result of religious violence rests in house within Catholic Church in Bossangao,...
A woman displaced as a result of religious violence rests in a house within the Catholic Church in Bossangao, north of capital Bangui in the Central African Republic December 29, 2013. French President Francois Hollande has asked the United Nations to play a bigger role in the Central African Republic, Hollande's office said in a statement on Friday. France deployed a 1,600 strong peacekeeping mission in its former colony this month to stop massacres between Muslim and Christian militias, but the U.N.-backed intervention is struggling to restore security in the country. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: CIVIL UNREST RELIGION POLITICS)
SYRIA-CRISIS/
RTX16WO8
December 29, 2013
Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad run during clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters in...
Aleppo, Syria
Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad run during clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters in...
Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad run during clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters in the Alleramoun labs area of Aleppo December 29, 2013, REUTERS/George Ourfalian (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SKIJUMPING/4HILLS
RTX16WL9
December 29, 2013
Switzerland's Simon Ammann soars through the air during the first round of the first jumping of the 62nd...
Oberstdorf, Germany
Switzerland's Ammann soars through the air during the first round of the first jumping of the 62nd four-hills...
Switzerland's Simon Ammann soars through the air during the first round of the first jumping of the 62nd four-hills ski jumping tournament in Oberstdorf, southern Germany, December 29, 2013. The prestigious four-hills tournament starts in Oberstdorf today and will end in Bischofshofen on January 6. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: SPORT SKIING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
TURKEY/
RTX16WJ0
December 29, 2013
An unidentified man swings a doner kebab knife at anti-government protesters in Istanbul December 29,...
Istanbul, Turkey
An unidentified man swings a doner kebab knife at anti-government protesters in Istanbul
An unidentified man swings a doner kebab knife at anti-government protesters in Istanbul December 29, 2013. Supporters of left-wing Freedom and Solidarity Party (ODP) taking part in an anti-government protest on Sunday were attacked by two unidentified men with knives. Nobody was hurt during the incident and the two men were detained by plain-clothed police officers. The protesters had been demonstrating against Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and the recent corruption scandal in the country. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
GERMANY/
RTX16WIQ
December 29, 2013
Sweden's Hanna Erikson crosses the finish line to win in the women's cross country Tour de Ski 1.5 km...
Oberhof, Germany
Sweden's Hanna Erikson crosses finish line to win in women's cross country Tour de Ski 1.5 km free sprint...
Sweden's Hanna Erikson crosses the finish line to win in the women's cross country Tour de Ski 1.5 km free sprint competition in the eastern German ski resort of Oberhof, December 29, 2013. Germany's Denise Herrmann placed second and Norway's Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg placed third. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz (GERMANY - Tags: SPORT SKIING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SPAIN/
RTX16WGO
December 29, 2013
Priests in white robes walk to give communion to people at an outdoor Catholic mass in Madrid, December...
Madrid, Spain
Priests in white robes walk to give communion to people at an outdoor Catholic mass in Madrid
Priests in white robes walk to give communion to people at an outdoor Catholic mass in Madrid, December 29, 2013. Tens of thousands attended a mass celebrating the traditional family unit in Madrid, nine days after the government proposed to change the abortion law making it more difficult for women to terminate a pregnancy. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
UKRAINE-PROTESTS/
RTX16WEV
December 29, 2013
Pro-European integration protesters hold a rally in Independence square in central Kiev, December 29,...
Kiev, Ukraine
Pro-European integration protesters hold a rally in Independence square in central Kiev
Pro-European integration protesters hold a rally in Independence square in central Kiev, December 29, 2013. Police in Ukraine on Friday accused five suspects detained over the savage beating of a reporter of links to the opposition, an allegation the opposition condemned as an attempt to deflect suspicions of government complicity. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
UKRAINE-PROTESTS/
RTX16WEH
December 29, 2013
Opposition leader and boxing champion Vitaly Klitschko addresses pro-European integration protesters...
Kiev, Ukraine
Opposition leader and boxing champion Vitaly Klitschko addresses pro-European integration protesters...
Opposition leader and boxing champion Vitaly Klitschko addresses pro-European integration protesters during a rally in Independence square in central Kiev, December 29, 2013. Police in Ukraine on Friday accused five suspects detained over the savage beating of a reporter of links to the opposition, an allegation the opposition condemned as an attempt to deflect suspicions of government complicity. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SPORT BOXING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BANGLADESH-ELECTION/
RTX16WD8
December 29, 2013
A pro-government activist sets fire to a motorcycle during a clash with lawyers loyal to Bangladesh Nationalist...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
A pro-government activist sets fire to a motorcycle during a clash with lawyers loyal to Bangladesh Nationalist...
A pro-government activist sets fire to a motorcycle during a clash with lawyers loyal to Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and Bangladesh Jamaat-E-Islami inside the premises of Supreme Court in Dhaka December 29, 2013. At least three lawyers were injured after they were attacked by pro-government activists during a protest inside the Supreme Court premises in Dhaka on Sunday. Police denied the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led 18 parties alliance the permit for a mass gathering after opposition chief Begum Khaleda Zia called for her activists to march to the city, protesting against what she called farcical elections on January 5, local media reported. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
LEBANON-EXPLOSION/FUNERAL
RTX16WD3
December 29, 2013
Ronnie (L) and Omar Chatah, sons of former Lebanese minister Mohamad Chatah, who was killed in a bomb...
Beirut, Lebanon
Ronnie and Omar, sons of former Lebanese minister Chatah, who was killed in a bomb blast on Friday, stand...
Ronnie (L) and Omar Chatah, sons of former Lebanese minister Mohamad Chatah, who was killed in a bomb blast on Friday, stand next to their father's coffin during his mass funeral at al-Amin mosque in Martyrs' Square in downtown Beirut December 29, 2013. Chatah, who opposed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was killed in the attack which one of his political allies blamed on Lebanon's Shi'ite Hezbollah militia. REUTERS/Hasan Shaaban (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST OBITUARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
LEBANON-ISRAEL/ROCKETS
RTX16WCY
December 29, 2013
United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) troops react at the site of a shell that was launched...
SARADA, Lebanon
UNIFIL troops react at the site of a shell that was launched from Lebanon to Israel, in Sarada
United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) troops react at the site of a shell that was launched from Lebanon to Israel, which according to activists landed 500m from the Lebanese-Israeli border, in the southern Lebanese village of Sarada December 29, 2013. Rockets launched from south Lebanon struck northern Israel on Sunday and Israel responded with artillery shells across a border that has been largely quiet since a war in 2006. The cross-border fire, which caused no injuries on either side, coincided with heightened political tension in Beirut following the assassination on Friday of a former Lebanese government minister. It was not immediately clear who fired the rockets. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
POPE/
RTX16WCP
December 29, 2013
Faithful are pictured through the water of a fountain as Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer from the...
Vatican City, Vatican City
Faithful are pictured through the water of a fountain as Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer in Saint...
Faithful are pictured through the water of a fountain as Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic palace in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican December 29, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
POPE/
RTX16WCG
December 29, 2013
Pope Francis blesses the audience as he leads the Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic palace...
Vatican City, Vatican City
Pope Francis blesses the audience as he leads the Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic palace...
Pope Francis blesses the audience as he leads the Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic palace in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican December 29, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BANGLADESH/
RTX16WBX
December 29, 2013
Lawyers loyal to Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and Bangladesh Jamaat-E-Islami shout slogans as policemen...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Lawyers loyal to Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and Bangladesh Jamaat-E-Islami shout slogans as policemen...
Lawyers loyal to Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and Bangladesh Jamaat-E-Islami shout slogans as policemen use water cannons during a protest inside the premises of Supreme Court in Dhaka December 29, 2013. At least three lawyers were injured after they were attacked by pro-government activists during a protest inside the Supreme Court premises in Dhaka on Sunday. Police denied the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led 18 parties alliance the permit for a mass gathering after opposition chief Begum Khaleda Zia called for her activists to march to the city, protesting against what she called farcical elections on January 5, local media reported. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
RUSSIA-BLAST/
RTX16WBP
December 29, 2013
Investigators work at the site of an explosion at the entrance to a train station in Volgograd December...
Volgograd, Russia
Investigators work at the site of an explosion at the entrance to a train station in Volgograd
Investigators work at the site of an explosion at the entrance to a train station in Volgograd December 29, 2013. A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the entrance hall of the Russian train station on Sunday, killing at least 13 people in the second deadly attack in the space of three days as the country prepares to host the Winter Olympics. REUTERS/Sergei Karpov (RUSSIA - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHINA-POLITICS/XI
RTX16W9I
December 29, 2013
Visitors take pictures for remembrance at the Qing-Feng steamed buns restaurant where Chinese President...
Beijing, China
Visitors take pictures for remembrance at the Qing-Feng steamed buns restaurant where Chinese President...
Visitors take pictures for remembrance at the Qing-Feng steamed buns restaurant where Chinese President Xi Jinping visited and dined at on Saturday, in Beijing, December 29, 2013. Xi showed off the common touch on Saturday with a surprise visit to a steamed bun restaurant in Beijing where he paid for his food and happily chatted to surprised customers. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY FOOD BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHINA/
RTX16W8D
December 29, 2013
A labourer rides a bicycle past the newly built Guangzhou Circle building on the banks of Zhujiang River...
Guangzhou, China
A labourer cycles past the newly built Guangzhou Circle building in Guangzhou
A labourer rides a bicycle past the newly built Guangzhou Circle building on the banks of Zhujiang River in Guangzhou, Guangdong province December 27, 2013. A controversial upright circular building designed to resemble an ancient Chinese jade disc but popularly known as the "flashy rich people's circle" was recently completed in China's southern, Guangdong province. The 33-stories-tall Guangzhou Circle Building, which features a 47-metre-wide hole in the middle, is becoming a landmark of Guangzhou city, despite its location in the middle of a developing suburb some 40 minutes away from the city's central business district. Picture taken December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Alex Lee (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
TRAVEL-TAIWAN/HOTSPRINGS
RTX16OXE
December 20, 2013
People enjoy themselves at the Beitou Open-Air Public Hot Springs in Taipei December 13, 2013. Aside...
Taipei, Taiwan
People enjoy themselves at the Beitou Open-Air Public Hot Springs in Taipei
People enjoy themselves at the Beitou Open-Air Public Hot Springs in Taipei December 13, 2013. Aside from great food, shopping and nightlife, Taiwan offers a hot spring culture that is one of the best developed in Asia, with escapes for every price range and timeframe. The island, at the confluence of two major tectonic zones, is a geological marvel where frequent earthquakes rearrange the stunning mountain scenery and unearth new hot spring sources with every rumble. Picture taken December 13, 2013. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL)
BRITAIN-THEATRE/
RTX16OW8
December 19, 2013
A man receives medical attention after part of the ceiling at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue...
London, United Kingdom
A man receives medical attention after part of the ceiling at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue...
A man receives medical attention after part of the ceiling at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue collapsed in central London December 19, 2013. Emergency services said nearly 90 people had been injured in a packed Londontheatre on Thursday when part of the ceiling collapsed during a performance, bringing the city's West End theatre district to a standstill.The audience was showered with masonry and debris following the incident at the Apollo Theatre, where about 720 people including many families were watching the hugely popular play "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time". REUTERS/Neil Hall (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-CAPITOL/DOME
RTX16OV1
December 19, 2013
The inside of the U.S. Capitol's rotunda is seen during a media tour on Capitol Hill in Washington, December...
Washington, UNITED STATES
The inside of the U.S. Capitol's rotunda is seen during a media tour on Capitol Hill in Washington
The inside of the U.S. Capitol's rotunda is seen during a media tour on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 19, 2013. Americans longing for a makeover in Washington will get their wish partially granted as the dome of the U.S. Capitol - but not the lawmakers who work inside - undergoes a $60 million restoration. The dome will be undergoing a restoration project to halt deterioration of the dome's cast iron as well as ensure the protection of the interior of the dome and rotunda. REUTERS/Douglas Graham/POOL (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS TRAVEL SOCIETY)
USA/
RTX16OT2
December 19, 2013
A duck walks on the ice between the chunks of cracked ice in the Chicago River in Chicago, Illinois,...
Chicago, UNITED STATES
A duck walks on the ice between the chunks of cracked ice in the Chicago River
A duck walks on the ice between the chunks of cracked ice in the Chicago River in Chicago, Illinois, December 19, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)
SPAIN/
RTX16OS9
December 19, 2013
Huge waves crash onto Viavelez's seafront in the northern Spanish region of Asturias December 19, 2013....
VIAVELEZ, Spain
Huge waves crash onto Viavelez's seafront in the northern Spanish region of Asturias
Huge waves crash onto Viavelez's seafront in the northern Spanish region of Asturias December 19, 2013. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso (SPAIN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SPAIN/
RTX16OOL
December 19, 2013
Antonia Mendez de Sangroni, 63, who came from Venezuela, cries before learning that her eviction had...
Madrid, Spain
Antonia cries before learning that her eviction had been suspended, in Madrid
Antonia Mendez de Sangroni, 63, who came from Venezuela, cries before learning that her eviction had been suspended in Madrid December 19, 2013. The house where Mendez de Sangroni lives was bought by her son, Sandy Villal, six years ago. After becoming unemployed, he stopped making his mortgage payments and left for the U.S. in search for work, leaving his mother behind. Mendez de Sangroni, who suffers from arthrosis, does not hold a steady job and tries to get by, by selling clothes from a whole supplier. Her eviction has been postponed indefinitely due to ongoing negotiations with Spanish nationalized lender Bankia. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA/
RTX16ON2
December 19, 2013
A performer leaves footprints on the swimming pool deck during during a rehearsal of Chicago Opera Theater's...
Chicago, UNITED STATES
A performer leaves footprints on the swimming pool deck during during a rehearsal of Chicago Opera Theater's...
A performer leaves footprints on the swimming pool deck during during a rehearsal of Chicago Opera Theater's production of "Orpheus & Euridice" at the Welles Park swimming pool in Chicago, Illinois, December 18, 2013. The performance is sung in English and performed in and around a swimming pool. Picture taken December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
CZECH/
RTX16ON1
December 19, 2013
Photographers take pictures of a five-month old tiger cub Hany in its enclosure at Prague Zoo in Prague...
Prague, Czech Republic
Photographers take pictures of a five-month old tiger cub Hany in its enclosure at Prague Zoo in Prague...
Photographers take pictures of a five-month old tiger cub Hany in its enclosure at Prague Zoo in Prague December 19, 2013. REUTERS/David W Cerny (CZECH REPUBLIC - Tags: ANIMALS)
EU-SUMMIT/
RTX16OLM
December 19, 2013
(L-R) Romania's President Traian Basescu, Portugal's Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, Cyprus' President...
Brussels, Belgium
EU leaders take part in family photo during a European Union leaders summit in Brussels
(L-R) Romania's President Traian Basescu, Portugal's Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Finland's Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen take part in a family photo during a European Union leaders summit at the EU council headquarters in Brussels December 19, 2013. Early on Thursday morning, finance ministers from across the bloc sealed a broad agreement on this final element of banking union. European leaders, who will gather in Brussels later in the day, will sign off on it and the final touches will be made in negotiations with the European Parliament next year. REUTERS/Yves Herman (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
EGYPT/
RTX16OL8
December 19, 2013
Egypt's Salafi leader and former presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail looks on from the defendant...
Cairo, Egypt
Ismail looks on from the defendant cage during his trial in Cairo
Egypt's Salafi leader and former presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail looks on from the defendant cage during his trial in Cairo December 19, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
SOUTHSUDAN-UNREST/
RTX16OKS
December 19, 2013
An internally displaced man holds his son inside a United Nations Missions in Sudan (UNMIS) compound...
Juba, South Sudan
An internally displaced man holds his son inside UNMIS compound in Juba
An internally displaced man holds his son inside a United Nations Missions in Sudan (UNMIS) compound in Juba December 19, 2013. South Sudanese government troops battled to regain control of a flashpoint town and sent forces to quell fighting in a vital oil producing area on Thursday, the fifth day of a conflict that that has deepended ethnic divisions in the two-year-old nation. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SOUTH SUDAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SPAIN/
RTX16OIM
December 19, 2013
Actors take part in street theatre organized by the Coordinator of NGOs of the Basque Country in Bilbao...
Bilbao, Spain
Actors take part in street theatre organized by the Coordinator of NGO's of the Basque Country in Bilbao...
Actors take part in street theatre organized by the Coordinator of NGOs of the Basque Country in Bilbao December 19, 2013. The organization, an umbrella group for 84 Basque NGOs, performed Quien es Quien (Who's Who), an improvised theatrical piece, dressed as bankers, the wealthy and military personnel, handing out fake money to motorists and passers-by. The action was designed to draw attention to what the coordinator claims are the causes of poverty and inequality in the world. REUTERS/Vincent West (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/VIOLENCE
RTX16OHJ
December 19, 2013
Relatives and friends mourn during the funeral of Palestinian Saleh Yassin in the West Bank town of Qalqilya...
Qalqilya, Palestinian Territories
Relatives and friends mourn during the funeral of Palestinian Saleh Yassin in the West Bank town of Qalqilya...
Relatives and friends mourn during the funeral of Palestinian Saleh Yassin in the West Bank town of Qalqilya December 19, 2013. Israeli troops shot and killed Yassin, a member of the Palestinian security forces, whom they were seeking to arrest in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the Israeli military said. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN/
RTX16OBY
December 19, 2013
Around 700 turkeys from 17 local farms at an estimated value of £20,000 are sold at the auction mart...
York, United Kingdom
Around 700 turkeys from 17 local farms at an estimated value of £20,000 are sold at the auction mart...
Around 700 turkeys from 17 local farms at an estimated value of £20,000 are sold at the auction mart in York, December 19, 2013. The annual turkey auction attracts local butchers as well as private individuals. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN)
TURKEY/
RTX16OBA
December 19, 2013
Whirling Dervishes perform a traditional "Sema" ritual during a ceremony, one of many marking the 740th...
Istanbul, Turkey
Whirling Dervishes perform a traditional "Sema" ritual during a ceremony, one of many marking the 740th...
Whirling Dervishes perform a traditional "Sema" ritual during a ceremony, one of many marking the 740th anniversary of the death of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi, at Yenikapi Mevlevi Temple in Istanbul late December 18, 2013. Mevlana was an Anatolian philosopher, poet and the father of Mevlevi sect. Picture taken December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION ANNIVERSARY)
KOREA-NORTH/
RTX16O9K
December 19, 2013
A North Korean employee works in a factory of a South Korean company at the Joint Industrial Park in...
Kaesong, North Korea
A North Korean employee works in a factory of a South Korean company at the Joint Industrial Park in...
A North Korean employee works in a factory of a South Korean company at the Joint Industrial Park in Kaesong industrial zone, a few miles inside North Korea from the heavily fortified border December 19, 2013. Kaesong, with investors from South Korea, was a rare source of hard currency for North Korea. It was established even though North Korea is technically still at war with South Korea, one of the world's richest countries, since the 1950-53 Korean War ended not in a treaty but a truce. Since it opened in 2004, the Kaesong complex has generated about $90 million annually in wages paid directly to the North's state agency that manages the zone. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (NORTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
THAILAND-PROTEST/
RTX16O93
December 19, 2013
Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban (C) waves to his supporters during a rally at a major...
Bangkok, Thailand
Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban waves to his supporters during a rally at a major business...
Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban (C) waves to his supporters during a rally at a major business district in Bangkok December 19, 2013. Anti-government protesters marched in Bangkok on Thursday in a bid to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office but their numbers appeared far smaller than earlier in the month, when she called a snap election to try to defuse the crisis. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY PROFILE)
INDIA
RTX16O7C
December 19, 2013
A migrant labourer sits under a quilt at an open space on a cold winter morning in the old quarters of...
Delhi, India
A migrant labourer sits under a quilt at an open space on a cold winter morning in the old quarters of...
A migrant labourer sits under a quilt at an open space on a cold winter morning in the old quarters of Delhi December 19, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)
AFGHANISTAN-PRISON/
RTX16O72
December 19, 2013
Afghan female prisoners sit on their bed at Herat's prison for women, western Afghanistan, December 8,...
Herat, Afghanistan
Afghan female prisoners sit on their bed at Herat's prison for women
Afghan female prisoners sit on their bed at Herat's prison for women, western Afghanistan, December 8, 2013. Foreign aid donors have ensured regular meals, heating and healthcare in Herat's prison for women, but those arrangements are now at risk and fears that its female prisoners may be abandoned are growing as the prison's main benefactor, the Italian Provincial Reconstruction Team, winds down operations alongside most foreign troops.The government has shown little interest in protecting hard-won rights for women and most of its limited funds will be devoted to fighting a growing Taliban insurgency. Picture taken December 8, 2013. To match story AFGHANISTAN-PRISON/ REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS SOCIETY)
CHINA-BODYGUARDS/
RTX16O67
December 19, 2013
Students hold each other for warmth as they sleep during a break in between high intensity training at...
Beijing, China
Students hold each other for warmth as they sleep during a break in between high intensity training at...
Students hold each other for warmth as they sleep during a break in between high intensity training at Tianjiao Special Guard/Security Consultant camp on the outskirts of Beijing December 1, 2013. Former Chinese soldier Chen Yongqing has big ambitions for his bodyguard training school Tianjiao, which he says is China's first professional academy to train former soldiers and others as personal security guards. Chen charges 500,000 yuan ($82,400) a year for each protector as China's rich and famous look to bolster their safety and sense of importance. Picture taken December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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SUDAN/
RTX16O2E
December 19, 2013
U.S. marines assist Sudanese Ibrahim Osman, one of two Sudanese detainees released from the Guantanomo...
Khartoum, Sudan
U.S. marines assist Sudanese Osman, one of two Sudanese detainees released from the Guantanomo facility...
U.S. marines assist Sudanese Ibrahim Osman, one of two Sudanese detainees released from the Guantanomo facility in Cuba, as he disembarks from an U.S. Air Force plane in Khartoum Airport early December 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah (SUDAN - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)
MEXICO/
RTX16O19
December 19, 2013
Women from "Caravana de Madres Centroamericanas" (Caravan of Central American Mothers) displays photos...
CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico
Women from "Caravana de Madres Centroamericanas" displays photos of missing migrants and a Salvadorian...
Women from "Caravana de Madres Centroamericanas" (Caravan of Central American Mothers) displays photos of missing migrants and a Salvadorian flag as they ride a raft to cross to Guatemala from the Suchiate river in the border of Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas, south of Mexico, December 18, 2013. According to the organizers, the group which is made up of relatives of people who went missing while making their way to the U.S. went to Mexico in the last two weeks to demand that the governments of Mexico and Central America stop the kidnappings and crimes committed by organised criminal groups against migrants. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW SOCIETY IMMIGRATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PHILIPPINES
RTX16NY6
December 19, 2013
Typhoon survivors sleep on treadmill at a sports stadium turned into an evacuation centre in Tacloban...
Tacloban, Philippines
Typhoon survivors sleep on treadmill at a sports stadium turned into an evacuation centre in Tacloban...
Typhoon survivors sleep on treadmill at a sports stadium turned into an evacuation centre in Tacloban city in central Philippines December 19, 2013. Super typhoon Haiyan reduced almost everything in its path to rubble when it swept ashore in the central Philippines on November 8, killing at least 6,069 people, leaving 1,779 missing and 4 million either homeless or with damaged homes. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-ECIGARETTES/
RTX16NY5
December 19, 2013
Customers puff on e-cigarettes at the Henley Vaporium in New York City December 18, 2013. At the Henley...
New York, UNITED STATES
Customers puff on e-cigarettes at the Henley Vaporium in New York City
Customers puff on e-cigarettes at the Henley Vaporium in New York City December 18, 2013. At the Henley Vaporium, one of a growing number of e-cigarette lounges sprouting up in New York and other U.S. cities, patrons can indulge in their choice of more than 90 flavors of nicotine-infused vapor, ranging from bacon to bubble gum.The growing popularity of e-cigarettes has not escaped the notice of the industry's critics, who have stepped up calls for new regulations, including bans on their use in public places, even though the scientific evidence about exposure to their vapors remains inconclusive. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY BUSINESS POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-ECIGARETTES/
RTX16NX6
December 19, 2013
A customer puffs on an e-cigarette at the Henley Vaporium in New York City December 18, 2013. At the...
New York, UNITED STATES
A customer puffs on an e-cigarette at the Henley Vaporium in New York City
A customer puffs on an e-cigarette at the Henley Vaporium in New York City December 18, 2013. At the Henley Vaporium, one of a growing number of e-cigarette lounges sprouting up in New York and other U.S. cities, patrons can indulge in their choice of more than 90 flavors of nicotine-infused vapor, ranging from bacon to bubble gum. The growing popularity of e-cigarettes has not escaped the notice of the industry's critics, who have stepped up calls for new regulations, including bans on their use in public places, even though the scientific evidence about exposure to their vapors remains inconclusive. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY BUSINESS POLITICS)
BRAZIL/
RTX16NWR
December 18, 2013
Members of the Guarani Nandeva tribe stand guard at the entrance to one of the 14 farms they have been...
Japora, Brazil
Members of the Guarani Nandeva tribe stand guard at the entrance to one of the 14 farms they have been...
Members of the Guarani Nandeva tribe stand guard at the entrance to one of the 14 farms they have been occupying for the past 78 days, claiming they are part of the ancestral land called Tekoha Yvy Katu, in the Japora municipality of Mato Grosso do Sul state, near the southern border with Paraguay, December 18, 2013. Guarani Indians are preparing to resist the possible arrival of police to forcibly evict them under court order, and have also sent a letter to Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff saying that they are "ready to die" fighting for the land. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
USA/
RTX16NWB
December 18, 2013
A man holds a toy bear as he sleeps outside City Hall in Los Angeles, California, December 18, 2013....
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Man holds toy bear as he sleeps outside City Hall in Los Angeles
A man holds a toy bear as he sleeps outside City Hall in Los Angeles, California, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
USA-FED/
RTX16NV3
December 18, 2013
U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke responds to reporters during his final planned news conference...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke responds to reporters during his final planned news conference...
U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke responds to reporters during his final planned news conference before his retirement, at the Federal Reserve Bank headquarters in Washington, December 18, 2013. The U.S. Federal Reserve announced plans to trim its aggressive bond-buying program on Wednesday but sought to temper the long-awaited move by suggesting its key interest rate would stay lower for even longer than previously promised. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
JORDAN/
RTX16NSV
December 18, 2013
Syrian refugee women perform the play "The Syria Trojan Women" in Amman December 18, 2013. Syrian actress...
Amman, Jordan
Syrian refugee women perform the play "The Syria Trojan Women" in Amman
Syrian refugee women perform the play "The Syria Trojan Women" in Amman December 18, 2013. Syrian actress Nanda Mohammad trained Syrian refugee women for six weeks to reinterpret "The Trojan Women", a tragedy by Greek playwright Euripides on the Greeks' treatment of Trojan women after the fall of Troy. "The Syria Trojan Women" traces the parallels between the fates of the women of Troy and Syrian women refugees fleeing the violence in their country. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (JORDAN - Tags: CONFLICT CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)
SOCCER-CLUB/
RTX16NSS
December 18, 2013
Raja Casablanca's Mohsine Moutaouali (5) prays as he celebrates his goal against Atletico Mineiro with...
Marrakech, Morocco
Raja Casablanca's Moutaouali prays as he celebrates his goal against Atletico Mineiro with his team mates...
Raja Casablanca's Mohsine Moutaouali (5) prays as he celebrates his goal against Atletico Mineiro with his team mates during their FIFA Club World Cup semi-final soccer match at Marrakech stadium December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (MOROCCO - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)
JORDAN/
RTX16NSN
December 18, 2013
Syrian refugee women perform the play "The Syria Trojan Women" in Amman December 18, 2013. Syrian actress...
Amman, Jordan
Syrian refugee women perform the play "The Syria Trojan Women" in Amman
Syrian refugee women perform the play "The Syria Trojan Women" in Amman December 18, 2013. Syrian actress Nanda Mohammad trained Syrian refugee women for six weeks to reinterpret "The Trojan Women", a tragedy by Greek playwright Euripides on the Greeks' treatment of Trojan women after the fall of Troy. "The Syria Trojan Women" traces the parallels between the fates of the women of Troy and Syrian women refugees fleeing the violence in their country. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (JORDAN - Tags: CONFLICT CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY IMMIGRATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY ALSO SEE: GF2EAAH15YV01
JAPAN-ECONOMY/LABOUR
RTX16NSE
December 18, 2013
Job seekers attend a job fair held for fresh graduates in Tokyo December 7, 2013. Prime Minister Shinzo...
Tokyo, Japan
Job seekers attend a job fair held for fresh graduates in Tokyo
Job seekers attend a job fair held for fresh graduates in Tokyo December 7, 2013. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in office a year, has gotten little traction so far with plans to unclog the nation's sclerotic labour market. But now his government wants to ease rules and make it easier for companies to replace regular "salarymen" with temporary contracted workers. Picture taken December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT POLITICS)
JAPAN-ECONOMY/LABOUR
RTX16NSC
December 18, 2013
Job seekers listen to presentations by company employees during a job fair held for fresh graduates in...
Tokyo, Japan
Job seekers listen to presentations during a job fair held for fresh graduates in Tokyo
Job seekers listen to presentations by company employees during a job fair held for fresh graduates in Tokyo December 7, 2013. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in office a year, has gotten little traction so far with plans to unclog the nation's sclerotic labour market. But now his government wants to ease rules and make it easier for companies to replace regular "salarymen" with temporary contracted workers. Picture taken December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT POLITICS)
JAPAN-ECONOMY/LABOUR
RTX16NS6
December 18, 2013
Female job seekers learn to apply makeup suitable for job hunting as they attend a session organised...
Tokyo, Japan
Female job seekers apply makeup during a job fair for fresh graduates in Tokyo
Female job seekers learn to apply makeup suitable for job hunting as they attend a session organised by a cosmetics company during a job fair for fresh graduates in Tokyo December 7, 2013. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in office a year, has gotten little traction so far with plans to unclog the nation's sclerotic labour market. But now his government wants to ease rules and make it easier for companies to replace regular "salarymen" with temporary contracted workers. Picture taken December 7, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS EMPLOYMENT)
PERU/
RTX16NRG
December 18, 2013
A woman carrying a baby sells candy to vehicles in Lima's San Isidro district December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Mariana...
Lima, Peru
A woman carrying a baby sells candy to vehicles in Lima's San Isidro district
A woman carrying a baby sells candy to vehicles in Lima's San Isidro district December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo (PERU - Tags: SOCIETY)
USA/
RTX16NQ1
December 18, 2013
Blind man Cecil Williams pets his service dog Orlando as he is hugged by police officer Anthony Duncan...
New York, UNITED STATES
Blind man Cecil Williams pets his service dog Orlando as he is hugged by police officer Anthony Duncan...
Blind man Cecil Williams pets his service dog Orlando as he is hugged by police officer Anthony Duncan following a press conference in New York December 18, 2013. Williams fell on the subway tracks with Orlando and Duncan was the first officer on the tracks to render aid. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS CRIME LAW)
SYRIA-CRISIS/
RTX16NPG
December 18, 2013
A boy sells cigarettes along a street in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Molhem...
Aleppo, Syria
A boy sells cigarettes along a street in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood
A boy sells cigarettes along a street in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Molhem Barakat (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY CONFLICT)
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