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BRITAIN
RTXH1V5
December 31, 1997
An ice sculpture with large numbers signifying the arrival of 1998 is erected by staff of the Dorchester...
An ice sculpture with large numbers signifying the arrival of 1998 is erected by staff of the Dorche.....
An ice sculpture with large numbers signifying the arrival of 1998 is erected by staff of the Dorchester Hotel in London December 31. Vast crowds are expected to crowd into Trafalgar Square and other landmarks and pubs around Britain to ring in the new year.
MICHELIN
RTXH1V3
December 31, 1997
The Michelin Man hot air balloon floats above the site of the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena December...
The Michelin Man hot air balloon floats above the site of the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena December.....
The Michelin Man hot air balloon floats above the site of the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena December 31. The 140 foot tall balloon made its maiden flight December 31 to promote Michelin's float in the 109th annual tournament of Roses parade which will take place January 1 in Pasadena and will be seen by a worldwide audience of 350 million. The Rose Bowl football game between Michigan and Washington will be played in the afternoon of January 1.
MIDEAST
RTXH1V2
December 31, 1997
A Palestinian Sheikh chats with armed Israeli soldiers as they watch people shop for Ramadan outside...
A Palestinian Sheikh chats with armed Israeli soldiers as they watch people shop for Ramadan outside.....
A Palestinian Sheikh chats with armed Israeli soldiers as they watch people shop for Ramadan outside the walls of the holy city of Jerusalem, December 31, on the second day of the holy month during which Moslems fast from dawn to dusk. Ramadan dinners, which bring together families and friends, include a wide variety of traditional dishes.
ROYALS
RTXH1V1
December 31, 1997
Spain's King Juan Carlos (front) is followed by his daugther Spanish Infanta Elena as they ski in the...
Lerida, Spain
Spain's King Juan Carlos (front) is followed by his daugther Spanish Infanta Elena as they ski in th.....
Spain's King Juan Carlos (front) is followed by his daugther Spanish Infanta Elena as they ski in the Pyrenees resort of Baqueira-Beret on December 31. The Spanish Royal family spend their traditional Christmas holidays in this ski resort.
ROYALS
RTXH1V0
December 31, 1997
Spain's Crown Prince Felipe leans forward to kiss a friend in the Pyrenees resort of Baqueira-Beret on...
Lerida, Spain
Spain's Crown Prince Felipe leans forward to kiss a friend in the Pyrenees resort of Baqueira-Beret .....
Spain's Crown Prince Felipe leans forward to kiss a friend in the Pyrenees resort of Baqueira-Beret on December 31. The Spanish Royal family spend their traditional Christmas holidays in this ski resort.
FRANCE
RTXH1UY
December 31, 1997
A unemployed man protest at the Frenes les Montauban motorway toll booth , December 31. The protestors...
A unemployed man protest at the Frenes les Montauban motorway toll booth , December 31. The protesto.....
A unemployed man protest at the Frenes les Montauban motorway toll booth , December 31. The protestors were demanding 3000 francs financial aid from the Socialist government for the unemployed.
RUSSIA
RTXH1UX
December 31, 1997
A young couple opens a bottle of Russian champagne on Red Square a few hours before midnight, December...
A young couple opens a bottle of Russian champagne on Red Square a few hours before midnight, Decemb.....
A young couple opens a bottle of Russian champagne on Red Square a few hours before midnight, December 31. Although Red Square is the country's best-known site, most Russians spend New Year's Eve at home with friends.
FRANCE
RTXH1UV
December 31, 1997
Some 500 unemployed people, supported by the Labour Union (CGT), march through the streets of Marseille...
Some 500 unemployed people, supported by the Labour Union (CGT), march through the streets of Marse.....
Some 500 unemployed people, supported by the Labour Union (CGT), march through the streets of Marseille December 31. The protestors were demanding more financial aid and end of year benefits from the Socialist government.
ROYALS
RTXH1UT
December 31, 1997
Spain's Queen Sofia followed by tourists as she skies in the Pyrenees resort of Baqueira-Beret on December...
Lerida, Spain
Spain's Queen Sofia followed by tourists as she skies in the Pyrenees resort of Baqueira-Beret on De.....
Spain's Queen Sofia followed by tourists as she skies in the Pyrenees resort of Baqueira-Beret on December 31. The Spanish Royal family spend their traditional Christmas holidays in this ski resort.
ROYALS
RTXH1US
December 31, 1997
Spain's Infanta Elena waves from a ski lift as she is sitting beside her father King Juan Carlos in the...
Lerida, Spain
Spain's Infanta Elena waves from a ski lift as she is sitting beside her father King Juan Carlos in .....
Spain's Infanta Elena waves from a ski lift as she is sitting beside her father King Juan Carlos in the Pyrenees resort of Baqueira-Beret on December 31. The Spanish Royal family spend their traditional Christmas holidays in this ski resort.
MIDEAST
RTXH1UR
December 31, 1997
Palestinians shop for Ramadan outside the walls of the holy city of Jerusalem, December 31, on the second...
Palestinians shop for Ramadan outside the walls of the holy city of Jerusalem, December 31, on the .....
Palestinians shop for Ramadan outside the walls of the holy city of Jerusalem, December 31, on the second day of the holy month during which Moslems fast from dawn to dusk. Ramadan dinners, which bring together families and friends, include a wide variety of traditional dishes.
CLINTON
RTXH1UQ
December 31, 1997
US President Bill Clinton pets his puppy Buddy December 31 after their morning walk on the beach at...
US President Bill Clinton pets his puppy Buddy December 31 after their morning walk on the beach at.....
US President Bill Clinton pets his puppy Buddy December 31 after their morning walk on the beach at Hilton Head, South Carolina. The President will attend the "Renaissance Weekend", a family get-together. The first family will travel to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands on New Year's Day for three more days of vacation at a private home, before returning to Washington on January 4, 1998.
CLINTON
RTXH1UP
December 31, 1997
US President Bill Clinton hugs his puppy Buddy December 31 after their morning walk on the beach at...
US President Bill Clinton hugs his puppy Buddy December 31 after their morning walk on the beach at.....
US President Bill Clinton hugs his puppy Buddy December 31 after their morning walk on the beach at Hilton Head, South Carolina. The President will attend the "Renaissance Weekend", a family get-together. The first family will travel to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands on New Year's Day for three more days of vacation at a private home, before returning to Washington on January 4, 1998.
ULIASSI
RTXH1UO
December 31, 1997
Kevin Uliassi's balloon The J. Renee, is inflated in a rock quarry in Loves Park, Illinois December 31...
Kevin Uliassi's balloon The J. Renee, is inflated in a rock quarry in Loves Park, Illinois December .....
Kevin Uliassi's balloon The J. Renee, is inflated in a rock quarry in Loves Park, Illinois December 31 prior to take-off. [Uliassi launched his balloon hours after U.S. rival Steve Fossett launched his craft from a St. Louis stadium.] Both adveturers are attempting one of aviation's most elusive records - a nonstop balloon trip around the world.
JERUSALEM
RTXH1UL
December 31, 1997
General view of the Dome of the Rock mosque and the old city of Jerusalem December 31. [Israel's Ha'aretz...
General view of the Dome of the Rock mosque and the old city of Jerusalem December 31. [Israel's Ha'.....
General view of the Dome of the Rock mosque and the old city of Jerusalem December 31. [Israel's Ha'aretz newspaper said on December 31 that Israel's chief army rabbi urged blowing up the familiar gold-topped shrine after its capture by Israeli troops in 1967. Former General Uzi Narkiss, under whose command Israel captured the site, told the newspaper he rejected the proposal. Narkiss gave the interview in May on condition nothing be published until after his death. He died two weeks ago].
CLINTON
RTXH1UI
December 31, 1997
US President Bill Clinton tees off on the first tee at the Arthur Hills Golf Corse in Hilton Head, South...
US President Bill Clinton tees off on the first tee at the Arthur Hills Golf Corse in Hilton Head, S.....
US President Bill Clinton tees off on the first tee at the Arthur Hills Golf Corse in Hilton Head, South Carolina December 31. President Clinton is in Hilton Head for the Renaissance weekend before heading to the Virgin Islands tomorrow.
HONG KONG
RTXH1UH
December 31, 1997
A chicken vendor re-paints rusty cages at his stall inside a Hong Kong market December 31, after all...
A chicken vendor re-paints rusty cages at his stall inside a Hong Kong market December 31, after all.....
A chicken vendor re-paints rusty cages at his stall inside a Hong Kong market December 31, after all his chickens were slaughtered. The decision to slaughter all the chickens in the territory was taken after health experts said the deadly "bird flu" virus was probably transmitted directly from chickens to human. The government asked chicken vendors to clean up their stalls before renewing their licenses.
HONG KONG
RTXH1UG
December 31, 1997
A chicken vendor paints placards before participating in a demonstration outside Hong Kong's biggest...
A chicken vendor paints placards before participating in a demonstration outside Hong Kong's bigges.....
A chicken vendor paints placards before participating in a demonstration outside Hong Kong's biggest wholesale market December 31, to demand compensation from the government for slaughtering their chickens. More than 1,000 government workers have been working around the clock since Monday to kill 1.3 million chickens thought possibly to have infected humans with the deadly "bird flu" virus.
CLINTON
RTXH1UF
December 31, 1997
US President Bill Clinton chats with an unidentified fellow dog owner, while walking his chocolate Labrador...
US President Bill Clinton chats with an unidentified fellow dog owner, while walking his chocolate .....
US President Bill Clinton chats with an unidentified fellow dog owner, while walking his chocolate Labrador puppy Buddy (L) on the beach in Hilton Head South Carolina December 31. President Clinton is in Hilton Head for the Renaissance weekend before heading to the Virgin Islands tomorrow.
HASHIMOTO
RTXH1UE
December 31, 1997
Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto listens to a question by a reporter during a news conference...
Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto listens to a question by a reporter during a news conferen.....
Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto listens to a question by a reporter during a news conference for the New Year at the premier's official residence in Tokyo. (Picture taken 26DEC97)
JAPAN
RTXH1UD
December 31, 1997
Shinto priests at Tokyo's Meiji Shrine make their way to a year-end rite in preparation for the New Year...
Shinto priests at Tokyo's Meiji Shrine make their way to a year-end rite in preparation for the New .....
Shinto priests at Tokyo's Meiji Shrine make their way to a year-end rite in preparation for the New Year December 31. Millions of people will visit the shrine during the beginning of the new year to pray for their health and prosperity.
AUSTRALIA
RTXH1UC
December 31, 1997
Fireworks light up Sydney's Harbour Bridge as the New Year is welcomed in Sydney with a two million dollar...
Fireworks light up Sydney's Harbour Bridge as the New Year is welcomed in Sydney with a two million .....
Fireworks light up Sydney's Harbour Bridge as the New Year is welcomed in Sydney with a two million dollar ($1.3 million) display December 31. An estimated 500,000 people flocked to the city's foreshore to watch the spectacular show where more than 20,000 fireworks, equivalent to two shipping containers were detonated.
AUSTRALIA
RTXH1UB
December 31, 1997
A giant smile on the Sydney Harbour Bridge can be seen as fireworks shoot from the top December 31 as...
A giant smile on the Sydney Harbour Bridge can be seen as fireworks shoot from the top December 31 a.....
A giant smile on the Sydney Harbour Bridge can be seen as fireworks shoot from the top December 31 as part of celebrations to mark the New Year. More than 20,000 fireworks at a cost of A$2 million (US$1.3 million) made up the display, with an estimated crowd of 500,000 watching from boats or the foreshores of the harbour.
KENNEDY
RTXH1UA
December 31, 1997
- FILE PHOTO 9MAR93 - Michael Kennedy was killed in a skiing accident in Colorado December 31, the Summit...
- FILE PHOTO 9MAR93 - Michael Kennedy was killed in a skiing accident in Colorado December 31, the .....
- FILE PHOTO 9MAR93 - Michael Kennedy was killed in a skiing accident in Colorado December 31, the Summit County, Colorado sheriff's office said. The 39-year-old Kennedy hit a tree while skiing on Aspen Mountain. Kennedy was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. [Kennedy is shown arriving at a benefit dinner in honour of his slain father Robert Kennedy, in New York in March,1993].
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AUSTRALIA
RTXH1U9
December 31, 1997
A giant smile lights up Sydney's Harbour Bridge as the New Year is welcomed into Sydney with a two million...
A giant smile lights up Sydney's Harbour Bridge as the New Year is welcomed into Sydney with a two m.....
A giant smile lights up Sydney's Harbour Bridge as the New Year is welcomed into Sydney with a two million dollar ($1.3 million) fireworks display December 31. An estimated 500,000 people flocked to the city's foreshore to watch the spectacular show where more than 20,000 fireworks, equivalent to two shipping containers were detonated.
AUSTRALIA
RTXH1U8
December 31, 1997
Fireworks light up Sydney's Blues Point Tower apartment building as the New Year is welcomed into Sydney...
Fireworks light up Sydney's Blues Point Tower apartment building as the New Year is welcomed into Sy.....
Fireworks light up Sydney's Blues Point Tower apartment building as the New Year is welcomed into Sydney with a two million dollar (US$1.3million) display December 31. An estimated 500,000 people flocked to the city's foreshore to watch the spectacular show where more than 20,000 fireworks, equivalent to two shipping containers were detonated.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
RTXH1U7
December 31, 1997
- FILE PHOTO 3NOV97 - A villager paddles his canoe past a wharf where container ships usually dock on...
- FILE PHOTO 3NOV97 - A villager paddles his canoe past a wharf where container ships usually dock o.....
- FILE PHOTO 3NOV97 - A villager paddles his canoe past a wharf where container ships usually dock on the Fly River near the township of Kiunga in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. The river, the largest in the country, was unable to accommodate the ships due to the unusually low water levels resulting from the severe drought gripping the nation. Government officials said on Wednesday that 70 people were confirmed dead in the worst drought in 50 years and that recent rain had offered only slight relief. Most of the dead fell victim to water-borne diseases like diarrhoea and dysentery.
SOUTH KOREA
RTXH1U3
December 31, 1997
A South Korean bank employee accepts a bundle of badly-needed foreign currency notes from a bank security...
A South Korean bank employee accepts a bundle of badly-needed foreign currency notes from a bank sec.....
A South Korean bank employee accepts a bundle of badly-needed foreign currency notes from a bank security guard in Seoul December 31. South Korea limped into the last day of its terrible financial year on Wednesday having barely averted a debt catastrophe, after the IMF dispatched $2 billion and international bankers came through with pledges of support.
HONG KONG
RTXH1U2
December 31, 1997
Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa (R) talks to chicken vendors, after he received a petition from...
Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa (R) talks to chicken vendors, after he received a petition f.....
Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa (R) talks to chicken vendors, after he received a petition from them at Hong Kong's Cheung Sha Wan chicken wholesale market December 31. The vendors demanded compensation from the government after all their chickens and other poultry were slaughtered. An estimated 20,000 chicken farm owners and vendors are facing hardships as a result of the deadly "bird flu" epidemic.
KENYA
RTXH1TY
December 31, 1997
Election officials count presidential votes within Ngong constituency, some 40 kilometres from Nairobi...
Election officials count presidential votes within Ngong constituency, some 40 kilometres from Nairo.....
Election officials count presidential votes within Ngong constituency, some 40 kilometres from Nairobi December 31. Tensions have run high in some parts of the country after both the opposition and ruling party have accused the Electoral Commission of vote-rigging.
ODINGA
RTXH1TW
December 31, 1997
Opposition leader Raila Odinga listens to speakers at an opposition rally held in Mombasa July 26. [Odinga...
Opposition leader Raila Odinga listens to speakers at an opposition rally held in Mombasa July 26. [.....
Opposition leader Raila Odinga listens to speakers at an opposition rally held in Mombasa July 26. [Odinga and other key opposition leader Mwai Kibaki said December 31 they would reject an election victory by President Moi and that Kenya was edging towands civil strife.]
KENYA
RTXH1TV
December 31, 1997
President Daniel Arap Moi waves to supporters December 28 during his final rally of the presidential...
President Daniel Arap Moi waves to supporters December 28 during his final rally of the presidential.....
President Daniel Arap Moi waves to supporters December 28 during his final rally of the presidential campaign. [Key opposition leaders Raila Odinga and Mwai Kibaki said today they would reject an election victory by President Moi and that Kenya was edging towands civil strife.]
BRAZIL
RTXH1TS
December 31, 1997
Policemen escort a large group of hostages from the inside of the Sorocaba Detention Center after they...
Policemen escort a large group of hostages from the inside of the Sorocaba Detention Center after th.....
Policemen escort a large group of hostages from the inside of the Sorocaba Detention Center after they were set free by inmates in Sorocaba December 31. The women and children were a part of the group of more than 600 hostages that were being held by inmates of the prison for four days. Riot police seized control of the prison on Wednesday ending a tense three-day standoff without firing a single shot.
BRAZIL
RTXH1TP
December 31, 1997
Inmates tie a prisoner to a propane tank and threaten to blow him up at the Sorocaba Detention Center,...
Inmates tie a prisoner to a propane tank and threaten to blow him up at the Sorocaba Detention Cente.....
Inmates tie a prisoner to a propane tank and threaten to blow him up at the Sorocaba Detention Center, 50 miles(80 Km) west from Sao Paulo, December 31. Riot police later entered and seized control of the prison where inmates held about 650 hostages, ending a tense three-day standoff without firing a single shot, authorities said.
BRAZIL
RTXH1TO
December 31, 1997
Two women hostages and their children are escorted by police after being released by inmates at Sorocaba...
Two women hostages and their children are escorted by police after being released by inmates at Sor.....
Two women hostages and their children are escorted by police after being released by inmates at Sorocaba Detention Center, 50 miles (80 Km) west from Sao Paulo, December 31. Inmates released nineteen women and 30 children from among their estimated 600 hostages, as the three-day stand off at the prision appeared to be ending.
SPORT NHL
RTRUKQ7
December 31, 1997
Philadelphia Flyer forward John LeClair (R) gets a rough ride from Vancouver Canuck defenseman Mattias...
Vancouver
FLYER LECLAIR IS CHECKED BY CANUCKS OHLUND
Philadelphia Flyer forward John LeClair (R) gets a rough ride from Vancouver Canuck defenseman Mattias Ohlund during the first period of their NHL game at General Motors Place in Vancouver December 31.

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RTRU0RU
December 31, 1997
Cosmonauts aboard the Russian Mir space station wave as an inflatable bottle of champagne floats below...
UNITED STATES
COSMONAUTS WAVE ABOARD MIR ON NEW YEARS EVE
Cosmonauts aboard the Russian Mir space station wave as an inflatable bottle of champagne floats below them December 31. As the orbiting cosmonauts raised the plastic bottle of champagne to toast the New Year, Russian space officials expressed relief that the most difficult year in the Mir space station's history had ended safely. (L-R) Flight engineer Pavel Vinogradov, U.S. astronaut David Wolf and Mir flight director Vladimir Solovyov.

SPACE RUSSIA
RTRU0RQ
December 31, 1997
An Air France Concorde arrives in Havana December 31, bringing about 100 British and other foreign tourists...
Cuba
AIR FRANCE CONCORDE PLANE ARRIVES IN HAVANA
An Air France Concorde arrives in Havana December 31, bringing about 100 British and other foreign tourists on the first flight by a Concorde to the communist-ruled island. The tourists, on a holiday organized by a British firm and a Cuban tour operator, flew in from London and Paris with a stop-over in Barbados.

CUBA CONCORDE
RTRU0RI
December 31, 1997
Antoine Rigaudeau (C), French born guard currently with Kinder Bologna and playing on the Eurostars "West"...
RIGAUDEAU AGAINST HENEFELD IN EUROSTARS GAME IN TEL AVIV
Antoine Rigaudeau (C), French born guard currently with Kinder Bologna and playing on the Eurostars "West" team, eyes the basket as he passes Nadav Henefeld (L), Israeli born forward currently with Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv and playing on the Eurostars "East" team, December 30. East beat West 129-107 in the second annual Eurostars game played in a different European country at the end of the year under the auspices of FIBA.

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RUSSIA YELTSIN
RTRTSZO
December 31, 1997
FILE PHOTO 31DEC97 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin (C)and his wife Naina (3R) offer a toast with his...
Moscow, Russian Federation
FILE PHOTO OF RUSSIAN PRESIDENT YELTSIN TOASTING HIS FAMILY IN MOSCOW.
FILE PHOTO 31DEC97 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin (C)and his wife Naina (3R) offer a toast with his family (L-R) daughter Elena, grandson Boris, daughter Tatyana, son-in-law Valery Okulov and granddaughter Masha in this December 31,1997 file picture. In a broadcast on national television on Friday Yeltsin announced his shock resignation after eight years as leader of the world's largest country and handed over his duties to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

WAW/AA
RTRA0TJ
December 31, 1997
A policeman checks the polling card of a voter outside a polling booth in northern Jaffna town during...
Sri Lanka
SRI LANKAN POLICEMAN CHECKS POLLING CARD IN JAFFNA
A policeman checks the polling card of a voter outside a polling booth in northern Jaffna town during the local government elections January 29. Voters started trickling out to polling booths in Sri Lanka's former north Tamil Tiger rebel stronghold of Jaffna on Thursday after staying home earlier in the day for fear of rebel attacks. Most shops were closed and there was little traffic in Jaffna, which has been put under tight security for the local goverment elections, the first such polls in the north for 17 years.

SRILANKA ELECTIONS
RTRA0TC
December 31, 1997
An election official marks the finger of a voter at a polling booth in northern Jaffna town during local...
Sri Lanka
SRI LANKAN ELECTIONS OFFICIAL MARKS THE FINGER OF A VOTER IN JAFFNA
An election official marks the finger of a voter at a polling booth in northern Jaffna town during local goverment elections Janauary 29. Voters started trickling out to polling booths in Sri Lanka's former northern Tamil Tiger rebel stronghold of Jaffna on Thursday after staying home earlier in the day for fear of rebel attacks. Most shops were closed and there was little trafic in Jaffna, which has been put under tight security for the local goverment elections, the first such polls in the north for 17 years.

SRILANKA ELECTIONS
RTRA0T5
December 31, 1997
A Sri Lankan policeman frisks a voter outside a polling booth in northern Jaffna town during the local...
Sri Lanka
SRI LANKAN POLICEMAN FRISKS A VOTER IN JAFFNA
A Sri Lankan policeman frisks a voter outside a polling booth in northern Jaffna town during the local government elections January 29. Voters started trickling out to polling booths in Sri Lanka's former northern Tamil Tiger rebel stronghold of Jaffna on Thursday after staying home earlier in the day for fear of rebel attacks. But most shops were closed and there was little trafic in Jaffna, which has been put under tight security for the local government elections, the first such poll in the north for 17 years.

SRILANKA ELECTIONS
RTRA0T0
December 31, 1997
A Sri Lankan soldier stands alert near political posters during polling for local goverment elections...
Sri Lanka
SRI LANKAN SOLDIERS STANDS NEAR ELECTION POSTERS IN JAFFNA
A Sri Lankan soldier stands alert near political posters during polling for local goverment elections in the northern town of Jaffna January 29. Voters started trickling out to polling booths in Sri Lanka's former northern Tamil Tiger rebel stronghold of Jaffna on Thursday after staying home earlier in the day for fear of rebel attacks. But most shops were closed and there was little traffic in Jaffna, which has been put under tight security for the local government elections, the first such polls in the north for 17 years.

SRILANKA ELECTIONS
RTRA0SV
December 31, 1997
A Tamil woman casts her vote at a polling booth in the northern town Jaffna during local government elections...
Sri Lanka
TAMIL WOMAN CASTS HER VOTE IN JAFFNA SRI LANKA
A Tamil woman casts her vote at a polling booth in the northern town Jaffna during local government elections January 29. Voters started trickling out to polling booths in Sri Lanka's former northern Tamil Tiger rebel stronghold of Jaffna on Thursday after staying home earlier in the day for fear of rebel attacks. But most shops were closed and there was little traffic in Jaffna, which has been put under tight security for the local government elections, the first such polls in the north for 17 years.

SRILANKA ELECTIONS
RTRA0SO
December 31, 1997
Protestors wave placards and shout anti-rebel slogans outside the Australian Embassy in Colombo January...
Sri Lanka
PROTESTORS OUTSIDE AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY IN COLOMBO
Protestors wave placards and shout anti-rebel slogans outside the Australian Embassy in Colombo January 29, calling for the outlawing of the Liberation Tiger of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Australia. Hundreds of protestors also gathered in front of the French and British missions to file similar demands.

SRILANKA LTTE
RTRA0SG
December 31, 1997
Sri Lankan policemen check the identification cards of commuters in the capital Colombo January 29. Security...
Sri Lanka
SRI LANKAN POLICE CHECK ID CARDS IN COLOMBO
Sri Lankan policemen check the identification cards of commuters in the capital Colombo January 29. Security has been on red alert after the government's decision on Wednesday to shift its 50th anniversary independent celebrations to Colombo from central Kandy after a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam truck bomb left the country's most sacred shrine badly damaged.

SRILANKA
RTRA0S9
December 31, 1997
Los Angeles Clippers' Lorenzen Wright swings on the rim after dunking an errant shot by teammate Lamond...
UNITED STATES
LA CLIPPERS LORENZEN WRIGHT SWINGS ON NET
Los Angeles Clippers' Lorenzen Wright swings on the rim after dunking an errant shot by teammate Lamond Murray during the first half against the Minnesota Timberwolves January 19.

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RTRA0S2
December 31, 1997
Minnesota Timberwolves' forward Kevin Garnett steals the ball from Los Angeles Clippers' forward Lamond...
UNITED STATES
TIMBERWOLVES KEVIN GARNETT STEALS BALL FROM MURRAY
Minnesota Timberwolves' forward Kevin Garnett steals the ball from Los Angeles Clippers' forward Lamond Murray (7) as he drives to the basket during the first half January 19 in Minneapolis.

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RTRA0RX
December 31, 1997
Masked Mayan Indian women stand in line early January 1, as they celebrate the fourth anniversary of...
Mexico
MASKED MAYAN INDIAN WOMEN CELEBRATE THE FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ZAPATISTA UPRISING IN OVENTIC
Masked Mayan Indian women stand in line early January 1, as they celebrate the fourth anniversary of the Zapatista uprising in the Chiapas highland village of Oventic. Mexican rebel leader Subcommander Marcos in a statement issued from his stronghold in the Lacandon jungle said that the army is planning to attack them. Forty-five unarmed peasants, most of them women and children, were gunned down on December 22 by a paramilitary band.

MEXICO MASSACRE
RTRA0RR
December 31, 1997
Masked rebels dance during the fourth-anniversary celebration of the Zapatista uprising in the Chiapas...
Mexico
MASKED REBELS DANCE DURING THE FOURTH-ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE ZAPATISTA UPRISING IN OVENTIC
Masked rebels dance during the fourth-anniversary celebration of the Zapatista uprising in the Chiapas highland village of Oventic early January 1. Mexican rebel leader Subcommander Marcos in a statement issued from his stronghold in the Lacandon jungle said that the army is planning to attack them. Forty-five unarmed peasants, most of them women and children, were gunned down on December 22 by a paramilitary band.

MEXICO MASSACRE
RTRA0RN
December 31, 1997
A masked rebel holds a torch early January 1 as he celebrates the fourth anniversary of the Zapatista...
Mexico
A MASKED REBEL CELEBRATES THE FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ZAPATISTA UPRISING IN OVENTIC
A masked rebel holds a torch early January 1 as he celebrates the fourth anniversary of the Zapatista uprising in the Chiapas highland village of Oventic. Mexican rebel leader Subcommander Marcos in a statement issued from his stronghold in the Lacandon jungle said that the army is planning to attack them.

MEXICO MASSACRE
RTRA0RH
December 31, 1997
A masked rebel holds a torch as he celebrates the fourth anniversary of the Zapatista uprising January...
Mexico
MASKED REBEL CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY OF THE ZAPATISTA UPRISING IN OVENTIC
A masked rebel holds a torch as he celebrates the fourth anniversary of the Zapatista uprising January 1 in the Chiapas highland village of Oventic. Mexican rebel leader Subcommander Marcos in a statement issued from his stronghold in the Lacandon jungle, said that the army is planning to attack them.

MEXICO MASSACRE
RTRA0R7
December 31, 1997
Fireworks shoot off the Stratosphere Tower during new year celebrations December 31 in Las Vegas. Over...
UNITED STATES
NEW YEAR FIREWORKS IN LAS VEGAS
Fireworks shoot off the Stratosphere Tower during new year celebrations December 31 in Las Vegas. Over 200,000 visitors are in Las Vegas for the festivities and parties.

VEGAS NEW YEAR
RTRA0R1
December 31, 1997
Kansas State's quarterback Michael Bishop, (7), who led the Wildcats to a victory over Syracuse December...
multiple countries
KANSAS STATE QB BISHOP CELEBRATES FIESTA BOWL VICTORY
Kansas State's quarterback Michael Bishop, (7), who led the Wildcats to a victory over Syracuse December 31, celebrates after he was awarded the Fiesta Bowl's most valuable offensive player. Kansas State won 35-18. jbt/Photo by Irwin R.

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RTRA0QX
December 31, 1997
Syracuse defensive back Tebucky Jones, (34) and linebacker Morlon Greenwood, (52) are airborne in their...
UNITED STATES
SYRACUSE JONES GETS PAST DIVING KANSAS STATE DEFENDERS
Syracuse defensive back Tebucky Jones, (34) and linebacker Morlon Greenwood, (52) are airborne in their attempt to tackle Kansas State quarterback Michael Bishop during second quarter Fiesta Bowl action December 31. Jones was able to get free to make a short gain on the play.

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December 31, 1997
A Mayan Indian woman holds a flower and a banner that reads "Peace with dignity and justice" as she joins...
Mexico
MAYAN INDIAN WOMAN HOLDS A FLOWER DURING A PILGRIMAGE TO ACTEAL
A Mayan Indian woman holds a flower and a banner that reads "Peace with dignity and justice" as she joins with mourners in a pilgrimage December 31 to the deserted Acteal massacre site. Several hundred grieving Mexican Indians began a painful pilgrimage to build a shrine at the deserted site where paramilitaries gunned down their loved ones in a shooting spree last week.

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December 31, 1997
Boston Bruins' Jason Allison (C) is congratulated by teammates Steve Heinze (L) and Ted Donato as Toronto...
Canada
BRUINS CELEBRATE GOAL BY ALLISON
Boston Bruins' Jason Allison (C) is congratulated by teammates Steve Heinze (L) and Ted Donato as Toronto Maple Leafs' goaltender Glenn Healy watches during first period NHL action in Toronto December 31. The goal by Allison was the Bruins' second of the period.

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December 31, 1997
A shop keeper in the sea-side city of Playas arranges man-size puppets of ousted Ecuadorean President...
Ecuador
SHOPKEEPER ARRANGES BUCARAM PUPPETS IN STREET
A shop keeper in the sea-side city of Playas arranges man-size puppets of ousted Ecuadorean President Abdala Bucaram outside his shop December 31. Ecuadoreans, holding true to the annual New Year's tradition of "burning" the old year in the form of a puppet to get rid of all evil spirits and start the new year afresh, have seen to it that the favourite effigy to be destroyed for 1997 is that of the former president, ousted by Congress after only six months in power in February 97.

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December 31, 1997
Toronto Maple Leafs' Glenn Healy makes a save on Boston Bruins' Cameron Mann during first period NHL...
Canada
LEAFS HEALY MAKES SAVE ON BRUINS MANN
Toronto Maple Leafs' Glenn Healy makes a save on Boston Bruins' Cameron Mann during first period NHL action in Toronto December 31.

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