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ROYALS
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December 31, 2001
Emperor Akihito (C), Empress Michiko and Crown Prince Naruhito (L) wave to well-wishers at the Imperial...
Tokyo, Japan
Emperor Akihito (C), Empress Michiko and Crown Prince Naruhito (L) wave to well-wishers at the Imper.....
Emperor Akihito (C), Empress Michiko and Crown Prince Naruhito (L) wave to well-wishers at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo January 2, 2002. Emperor Akihito and other imperial family members offered the annual New Year's greeting to the public from the palace balcony. [Crown Princess Masako, who gave birth last month to her first child, was absent.]
EURO
RTXKYXD
December 31, 2001
New year revellers celebrate after withdrawing Euro banknotes out of a cash machine two hours before...
Vienna, Austria
New year revellers celebrate after withdrawing Euro banknotes out of a cash machine two hours before.....
New year revellers celebrate after withdrawing Euro banknotes out of a cash machine two hours before the official launch of the new currency in Vienna December 31, 2001. The physical form of the Euro will officially replace the currencies of the twelve Euro zone countries from midnight.
SOCCER
RTXKYXC
December 31, 2001
South Korean soccer fans celebrate the new year and upcoming FIFA World Cup 2002 in Seoul January 1,...
Seoul, South Korea
South Korean soccer fans celebrate the new year and upcoming FIFA World Cup 2002 in Seoul January 1,.....
South Korean soccer fans celebrate the new year and upcoming FIFA World Cup 2002 in Seoul January 1, 2002. [South Korea and Japan will co-host the FIFA World Cup event, beginning May 31.]
ARAFAT
RTXKYXB
December 31, 2001
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat greets his supporters during a rally in the West Bank City of Ramallah,...
Ramallah, WEST BANK
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat greets his supporters during a rally in the West Bank City of Ra.....
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat greets his supporters during a rally in the West Bank City of Ramallah, December 31, 2001. [Arafat lit a torch in downtown Ramallah hours before the start of the new year. Israel's killing of six Palestinians in the Gaza Strip drew threats of revenge on Monday from militants defying President Yasser Arafat's call to halt attacks on Israelis.]
CHIRAC
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December 31, 2001
French President Jacques Chirac presents his New Year wishes for 2002 in a televised address to the nation...
Paris, France
French President Jacques Chirac presents his New Year wishes for 2002 in a televised address to the .....
French President Jacques Chirac presents his New Year wishes for 2002 in a televised address to the nation from the Elysee Palace in Paris, 31 December 2001. [The new year marks the introduction of the Euro currency in France and the 12 nation Euro zone countries and an end to the 641 year old Franc.]
USA
RTXKYX0
December 31, 2001
New Year's eve revellers Audie Stewart from Hayes, Kansas (L) and Lauren Wilson from Galiten, Tennessee...
New York, USA
New Year's eve revellers Audie Stewart from Hayes, Kansas (L) and Lauren Wilson from Galiten, Tennes.....
New Year's eve revellers Audie Stewart from Hayes, Kansas (L) and Lauren Wilson from Galiten, Tennessee celebrate with 2002 glasses in New York's Times Square December 31, 2001. [An estimated 500,000 people are expected to pack Times Square under heavy security to watch the 95th annual "ball drop" marking the end of 2001 and the beginning of 2002.]
MEXICO
RTXKYWZ
December 31, 2001
-COMBO PHOTO- Mexican legislators, pictured in this combo of photos, yawn during marathon negotiations...
Mexico City, Mexico
-COMBO PHOTO- Mexican legislators, pictured in this combo of photos, yawn during marathon negotiatio.....
-COMBO PHOTO- Mexican legislators, pictured in this combo of photos, yawn during marathon negotiations on the 2002 federal budget and a controversial fiscal reform package at the nation's lower house in Mexico City, December 31, 2001. [Congress has until midnight of today to pass next year's budget, the second for the Conservative National Action Party (PAN) of President Vicente Fox. The Mexican economy has been hard hit by the economic slowdown in the United States, the final for about 85 percent of Mexico's exported goods.]
BORTOLINI
RTXKYWY
December 31, 2001
Mexican legislator Miguel Bortolini yawns during marathon negotiations on the 2002 federal budget and...
Mexico City, Mexico
Mexican legislator Miguel Bortolini yawns during marathon negotiations on the 2002 federal budget an.....
Mexican legislator Miguel Bortolini yawns during marathon negotiations on the 2002 federal budget and a controversial fiscal reform package at the nation's lower house in Mexico City, December 31, 2001. [Congress has until midnight of today to pass next year's budget, the second for the Conservative National Action Party (PAN) of President Vicente Fox. The Mexican economy has been hard hit by the economic slowdown in the United States, the final for about 85 percent of Mexico's exported goods.]
AFHANISTAN
RTXKYWU
December 31, 2001
Afghan children gather at the playground of the government run orphanage in Kabul December 31, 2001....
Kabul
Afghan children gather at the playground of the government run orphanage in Kabul December 31, 2001......
Afghan children gather at the playground of the government run orphanage in Kabul December 31, 2001. [Officials say some 1000 orphans, whose parents have died during the long years of civil war, live in Kabul and countless thousands are scattered throughout Afghanistan.]
ARAFAT
RTXKYWT
December 31, 2001
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat salutes his supporters during a rally in the West Bank City of Ramallah...
Ramallah, WEST BANK
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat salutes his supporters during a rally in the West Bank City of R.....
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat salutes his supporters during a rally in the West Bank City of Ramallah December 31, 2001. [Thousands of Palestinians expressed their solidarity with Yasser Arafat on the 37 anniversary of his movement Fatah's foundation.]
ARAFAT
RTXKYWS
December 31, 2001
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat gestures during a rally in the West Bank City of Ramallah December...
Ramallah, WEST BANK
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat gestures during a rally in the West Bank City of Ramallah Decemb.....
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat gestures during a rally in the West Bank City of Ramallah December 31,2001. [Thousands of Palestinians expresses solidarity with their leader Yasser Arafat on the 37 anniversary of his movement Fatah's foundation.]
EURO
RTXKYWR
December 31, 2001
Belgian children Bram Degraeve (R) and Leyla Karali present their euro banknotes they received as prizes...
Frankfurt, Germany
Belgian children Bram Degraeve (R) and Leyla Karali present their euro banknotes they received as pr.....
Belgian children Bram Degraeve (R) and Leyla Karali present their euro banknotes they received as prizes for winning in the "Euro Super Star" children's quiz competition during the press conference to introduce the euro banknotes and coins in Frankfurt, December 31, 2001. [Wim Duisenberg] held the news conference as his final appearance before the euro banknotes and coins go into circulation and he awarded prizes to the 24 first-prize winners of the "Be a Euro Super Star" children's quiz competition. The 24 children, two from each country taking part in the euro currency, are the first people who got officially the new banknotes launched by the ECB.
EURO
RTXKYWQ
December 31, 2001
Pensioner Silvino Sanz Revuelta, 86, holds up a one Euro coin in Escalona del Prado, central Spain, on...
Escalona Del Prado, Spain
Pensioner Silvino Sanz Revuelta, 86, holds up a one Euro coin in Escalona del Prado, central Spain, .....
Pensioner Silvino Sanz Revuelta, 86, holds up a one Euro coin in Escalona del Prado, central Spain, on the eve of the introduction of euro notes and coins in 12 European countries December 31, 2001. Spain assumes the six-month European Union presidency on Tuesday, the same day euro notes and coins enter circulation in 12 of the 15 EU nations.
EURO
RTXKYWP
December 31, 2001
A 2000 square meters flag depicting the symbol of the euro hangs from a European Union building in Brussels...
Brussels, Belgium
A 2000 square meters flag depicting the symbol of the euro hangs from a European Union building in B.....
A 2000 square meters flag depicting the symbol of the euro hangs from a European Union building in Brussels December 31, 2001. The single currency will become legal tender for more than 300 million people in 12 of the 15 EU states on January 1, 2002.
EURO
RTXKYWO
December 31, 2001
A man slides past a giant euro logo, made up of balloons, during the inauguration of a 2000 square meters...
Brussels, Belgium
A man slides past a giant euro logo, made up of balloons, during the inauguration of a 2000 square m.....
A man slides past a giant euro logo, made up of balloons, during the inauguration of a 2000 square meters flag depicting the symbol of the euro on a European Union building in Brussels December 31, 2001. The single currency will become legal tender for more than 300 million people in 12 of the 15 EU states on January 1, 2002.
EURO
RTXKYWN
December 31, 2001
European Commission President Romano Prodi (L) and European Monetary Affairs Commissioner Pedro Solbes...
Brussels, Belgium
European Commission President Romano Prodi (L) and European Monetary Affairs Commissioner Pedro Solb.....
European Commission President Romano Prodi (L) and European Monetary Affairs Commissioner Pedro Solbes Mira (R) push on a model of a euro coin to inaugurate a 2000 square meters flag depicting the symbol of the euro on a European Union building in Brussels December 31, 2001. The sign is meant to encourage people to feel proud of the single currency, which will become legal tender for more than 300 million people in 12 of the 15 EU states on January 1, 2002.
ARGENTINA
RTXKYWK
December 31, 2001
A lone demonstrator runs past a line of riot police while banging a pot lid around the Plaza de Mayo...
Buenos Aires, Argentina
A lone demonstrator runs past a line of riot police while banging a pot lid around the Plaza de Mayo.....
A lone demonstrator runs past a line of riot police while banging a pot lid around the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires, December 31, 2001. [Interim President Adolfo Rodriguez Saa resigned late December 30, only a week after he was sworn in, after angry spontaneous protests in the city ended in violent clashes between demonstrators and police.]
JAPAN
RTXKYWH
December 31, 2001
A Shinto musician (C), assisted by his colleagues, washes his hands in a symbolic purification ceremony...
Tokyo, Japan
A Shinto musician (C), assisted by his colleagues, washes his hands in a symbolic purification cerem.....
A Shinto musician (C), assisted by his colleagues, washes his hands in a symbolic purification ceremony before a ceremony to end the year of 2001 and prepare for the new year of 2002 at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, December 31, 2001. Some two million people are expected to visit the shrine during the first three days in the new year to pray for long life and happiness.
JAPAN
RTXKYWG
December 31, 2001
Shinto priests arrive for a ceremony to end the year of 2001 and prepare for the new year of 2002 at...
Tokyo, Japan
Shinto priests arrive for a ceremony to end the year of 2001 and prepare for the new year of 2002 at.....
Shinto priests arrive for a ceremony to end the year of 2001 and prepare for the new year of 2002 at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, December 31, 2001. Some two million people are expected to visit the shrine during the first three days in the new year to pray for long life and happiness.
JAPAN
RTXKYWF
December 31, 2001
Shinto priests arrive for a ceremony to end the year of 2001 and prepare for the new year of 2002 at...
Tokyo, Japan
Shinto priests arrive for a ceremony to end the year of 2001 and prepare for the new year of 2002 at.....
Shinto priests arrive for a ceremony to end the year of 2001 and prepare for the new year of 2002 at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, December 31, 2001. Some two million people are expected to visit the shrine during the first three days in the new year to pray for long life and happiness.
AUSTRALIA
RTXKYWE
December 31, 2001
Fireworks explode over Sydney Harbour in the first of two pyrotechnic shows to begin celebrations for...
Sydney, Australia
Fireworks explode over Sydney Harbour in the first of two pyrotechnic shows to begin celebrations fo.....
Fireworks explode over Sydney Harbour in the first of two pyrotechnic shows to begin celebrations for the New Year December 31, 2002. [Hundreds of thousands of people have lined Sydney's waterfront to watch the spectacular three million dollar (US$1.5 million) fireworks display at midnight to bring in the New Year.]
SOUTH KOREA
RTXKYWA
December 31, 2001
A protester sticks a "unity flag" with the shape of Korean peninsula on his mask during an anti-American...
Seoul, South Korea
A protester sticks a "unity flag" with the shape of Korean peninsula on his mask during an anti-Amer.....
A protester sticks a "unity flag" with the shape of Korean peninsula on his mask during an anti-American protest in Seoul December 31, 2001. [Relations between two Koreas improved with last year's historic June 15 summit between the two Korean leaders and raised hopes for reconciliation but North's Kim Jong-il has held back on a promised return visit to Seoul in apparent anger at a decision by George Bush to review U.S.- North Korean ties. The flag reads, "Implement the united proclamation of two Korean leaders" and "Pulverize United States' machinations for war against North Korea".]
EURO
RTXKYW9
December 31, 2001
Chef Giulio Buonomo shows off a "euro" pizza, prepared with tomatoes, cheese, basil and a Euro symbol...
Naples, Italy
Chef Giulio Buonomo shows off a "euro" pizza, prepared with tomatoes, cheese, basil and a Euro symbo.....
Chef Giulio Buonomo shows off a "euro" pizza, prepared with tomatoes, cheese, basil and a Euro symbol icing, at his restaurant in central Naples, December 31, 2001. In the biggest currency swap in history more than 300 million people in 12 European countries will start to use the euro as their day.
CHINA
RTXKYW6
December 31, 2001
Chinese drum players dressed in Qing dynasty costume perform during the drum beating ceremony at Beijing's...
Beijing, China
Chinese drum players dressed in Qing dynasty costume perform during the drum beating ceremony at Bei.....
Chinese drum players dressed in Qing dynasty costume perform during the drum beating ceremony at Beijing's Drum Tower to celebrate the approach of the New Year on December 31, 2001. New Year's Eve in Beijing has seen the rebirth of an ancient Chinese tradition, the sounding of the drums at the city's Drum Tower. Until the drums were silenced in 1924, the instruments had been used to signal the time for the people of Beijing for hundreds of years.
CHINA
RTXKYW5
December 31, 2001
A Chinese Child drum player dressed in Qing dynasty costume stands in front of her instrument before...
Beijing, China
A Chinese Child drum player dressed in Qing dynasty costume stands in front of her instrument before.....
A Chinese Child drum player dressed in Qing dynasty costume stands in front of her instrument before the drum beating ceremony at Beijing's Drum Tower to celebrate the approach of the New Year on December 31, 2001. New Year's Eve in Beijing has seen the rebirth of an ancient Chinese tradition, the sounding of the drums at the city's Drum Tower. Until the drums were silenced in 1924, the instruments had been used to signal the time for the people of Beijing for hundreds of years.
PHILIPPINES
RTXKYVS
December 31, 2001
A Filipino boy nicknamed Rolly Boy Garcia blows a paper horn to attract customers to his street stall...
Manila, Philippines
A Filipino boy nicknamed Rolly Boy Garcia blows a paper horn to attract customers to his street stal.....
A Filipino boy nicknamed Rolly Boy Garcia blows a paper horn to attract customers to his street stall in Manila December 31, 2001. The government has urged Filipinos to use paper horns instead of firing guns or lighting firecrackers to welcome in the New Year because of accidents in previous years. The boy sells the paper horns for 50 pesos ($1).
SAEED
RTXKYVH
December 31, 2001
- FILE PHOTO JAN01 - Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, a top Pakistan militant leader seen in this January 2001 file...
Islamabad, Pakistan
- FILE PHOTO JAN01 - Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, a top Pakistan militant leader seen in this January 2001 .....
- FILE PHOTO JAN01 - Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, a top Pakistan militant leader seen in this January 2001 file photograph, has been detained by Pakistani authorities, a security source said on December 31, 2001. [Saeed's Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group, which has been fighting India's rule in the disputed Kashmir region, has been blamed by India for a suicide attack on its parliament earlier this month.]
AUSTRALIA
RTXKYVC
December 31, 2001
A firemen sits with a resident outside her home on the edge of burning bushland as winds move the fires...
Blaxland, Australia
A firemen sits with a resident outside her home on the edge of burning bushland as winds move the fi.....
A firemen sits with a resident outside her home on the edge of burning bushland as winds move the fires towards houses in the lower Blue Mountains town of Blaxland December 31, 2001.[ More than 100 summer bushfires continue to burn out of control on Sydney's outskirts as thousands of weary firefighters across the state of New South Wales battle blazes for a fourth day. Some 150 houses and thousands of hectares have been destroyed, but there have been no deaths or serious injuries.]
TIGERS
RTXKYV9
December 31, 2001
Didi, a four-year-old tiger decorated with a crown roars at visitors who visited the Rusaifah Zoo during...
Amman, Jordan
Didi, a four-year-old tiger decorated with a crown roars at visitors who visited the Rusaifah Zoo du.....
Didi, a four-year-old tiger decorated with a crown roars at visitors who visited the Rusaifah Zoo during the New Years's vacations on the last day of the year, December 31, 2001. [The new year's holiday and tradition dates back to ancient Bablyon 4,000 years ago. At that time it was celebrated with the first new moon, which marked the first day of spring in late March. During the Roman era, the calender was modified to be synchronised with the sun instead of the moon, and in 46BC Julius Caesar established a permanent calendar where the new year would begin on the 1st of January.]
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Pictures of the Year
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GERMANY BERLIN NEW YEAR
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December 31, 2001
Fireworks light up Berlin's landmark the Victory column during New Year
celebrations late December 31,...
Berlin, Germany
FIREWORKS LIGHT UP THE FAMOUS BERLIN LANDMARK THE VICTORY COLUMN.
Fireworks light up Berlin's landmark the Victory column during New Year
celebrations late December 31, 2001. About one million revellers will
welcome the New Year around the Victory column and the Brandenburg
Gate, police said. REUTERS/Alexandra Winkler REUTERS

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SPORT NHL
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December 31, 2001
Boston Bruins goaltender Byron Dafoe makes a stick save on a shot by
the Dallas Stars during first period...
Dallas, United States of America
BRUINS DEFOE MAKES STICK SAVE AGAINST STARS IN FIRST PERIOD.
Boston Bruins goaltender Byron Dafoe makes a stick save on a shot by
the Dallas Stars during first period action at the American Airlines
Center in Dallas, December 31, 2001. REUTERS/Jeff Mitchell

JM/HK
GERMANY ECB
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December 31, 2001
Wim Duisenberg, President of the European Central Bank (ECB) is seen
among the prize winners of the...
Frankfurt, Germany
ECB PRESIDENT DUISENBERG POSES WITH CHILDREN DURING A NEWS CONFERENCE
IN FRANKFURT.
Wim Duisenberg, President of the European Central Bank (ECB) is seen
among the prize winners of the "Euro Super Star" children's quiz
competition during a news conference to introduce the euro banknotes
and coins in Frankfurt, December 31, 2001. Wim Duisenberg held the news
conference as his final appearance before the euor banknotes and coins
go into circulation and he awarded prizes to the 24 first-prize winners
of the "Be a Euro Super Star" children's quiz competition. The 24
children, two from each country taking part in the euo currency, are
the first people who got officially the new banknotes launched by the
ECB. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

KP
INDIA
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December 31, 2001
Indian activists from the Pakistan-India People's Forum hold candles
during a anti-war rally in Calcutta...
Calcutta, Republic of India
ACTIVISTS FROM THE PAKISTAN-INDIA PEOPLE'S FORUM HOLD CANDLES IN
CALCUTTA.
Indian activists from the Pakistan-India People's Forum hold candles
during a anti-war rally in Calcutta late December 31, 2001. The rally
was held by the front to promote a world free of violence and terrorism
at the eve of the New Year. REUTERS/Sucheta Das

JSG
SPORT NHL
RTR150YX
December 31, 2001
Chicago Black Hawks' Tony Amonte (10) collides with Ottawa Senators'
Curtis Leschyshyn (7) during first...
Ottawa, Canada
BLACK HAWKS AMONTE COLLIDES WITH SENATORS LESCHYSHYN.
Chicago Black Hawks' Tony Amonte (10) collides with Ottawa Senators'
Curtis Leschyshyn (7) during first period NHL action in Ottawa,
December 31, 2001. REUTERS/Jim Young

JY/ME
SPORT NHL
RTR150YW
December 31, 2001
Chicago Black Hawks' goalie Jocelyn Thibault (L) makes a save off
Ottawa Senators' Chris Herperger during...
Ottawa, Canada
BLACK HAWKS GOALIE THIBAULT MAKES SAVE OFF SENATORS HERPERGER.
Chicago Black Hawks' goalie Jocelyn Thibault (L) makes a save off
Ottawa Senators' Chris Herperger during first period NHL action in
Ottawa, December 31, 2001. REUTERS/Jim Young

JY/ME
SPORT NBA
RTR150YV
December 31, 2001
Chicago Bulls head coach Bill Cartwright (C) sends his team back to the
floor after a timeout in the...
Chicago, United States of America
BULLS COACH CARTWRIGHT SENDS TEAM TO FLOOR.
Chicago Bulls head coach Bill Cartwright (C) sends his team back to the
floor after a timeout in the fourth quarter of the game against the
Milwaukee Bucks in Chicago, December 31, 2001. Chicago won the game,
90-83. At left is Marcus Fizer and at right is Greg Anthony.
REUTERS/Sue Ogrocki

SUE/ME
SPORT NBA
RTR150YU
December 31, 2001
Chicago Bulls forward Marcus Fizer (L) is fouled from behind by
Milwaukee Bucks forward Anthony Mason...
Chicago, United States of America
BULLS FIZER FOULED BY BUCKS MASON.
Chicago Bulls forward Marcus Fizer (L) is fouled from behind by
Milwaukee Bucks forward Anthony Mason (R) in the fourth quarter in
Chicago, December 31, 2001. Chicago won the game, 90-83. REUTERS/Sue
Ogrocki

SUE
SPORT NBA
RTR150YT
December 31, 2001
Milwaukee Bucks guard Sam Cassell (L) is fouled by Chicago Bulls center
Brad Miller (R) in the fourth...
Chicago, United States of America
BULLS MILLER FOULS BUCKS CASSELL.
Milwaukee Bucks guard Sam Cassell (L) is fouled by Chicago Bulls center
Brad Miller (R) in the fourth quarter in Chicago, December 31, 2001.
Chicago won the game, 90-83. REUTERS/Sue Ogrocki

SUE/ME
SPORT ATHLETICS
RTR150YS
December 31, 2001
Brazilian Maria Zeferina Baldai crosses the finish line to win the 77th
International Sao Silvestre...
Sao Paulo, Brazil -
BRAZILIAN BALLDAI CROSSES FINISH FINAL LINE IN SAO PAULO.
Brazilian Maria Zeferina Baldai crosses the finish line to win the 77th
International Sao Silvestre street race in Sao Paulo December 31, 2001.
Baldaniu's time was 52 minutes and 12 seconds. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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SPORT NBA
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December 31, 2001
Chicago Bulls head coach Bill Cartwright gestures from the bench during
the second quarter of the game...
Chicago, United States of America
BULLS COACH CARTWRIGHT REACTS.
Chicago Bulls head coach Bill Cartwright gestures from the bench during
the second quarter of the game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Chicago,
December 31, 2001. Cartwright was named head coach December 28, 2001,
and coached the team to a win over Cleveland in his first game as head
coach, December 29, 2001. REUTERS/Sue Ogrocki

SUE/ME
SPORT ATHLETICS
RTR150YQ
December 31, 2001
Athelts run in the 77th International Sao Silvestre street race in Sao
Paulo December 31, 2001. Around...
Sao Paulo, Brazil -
RUNNERS AT THE START LINE OF THE SAO SILVESTRE STREET RACE IN SAO
PAULO.
Athelts run in the 77th International Sao Silvestre street race in Sao
Paulo December 31, 2001. Around 17,000 runners participated this year.
REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

PW
SPORT NBA
RTR150YP
December 31, 2001
Milwaukee Bucks guard Rafer Alston (C) cuts through the defense of
Chicago Bulls guard Kevin Ollie (L)...
Chicago, United States of America
BUCKS ALSTON CUTS THROUGH CHICAGO DEFENSE.
Milwaukee Bucks guard Rafer Alston (C) cuts through the defense of
Chicago Bulls guard Kevin Ollie (L) and forward Marcus Fizer (R) for a
driving layup in the first quarter in Chicago, December 31, 2001.
REUTERS/Sue Ogrocki

SUE/ME
SPORT ATHLETICS
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December 31, 2001
Brazilian Maria Zeferina Baldai holds up a trophy on the podium after
she won the 77th International...
Sao Paulo, Brazil -
BRAZILIAN BALLDAI WINS SAO SILVESTRE IN SAO PAULO.
Brazilian Maria Zeferina Baldai holds up a trophy on the podium after
she won the 77th International Sao Silvestre street race in Sao Paulo
December 31, 2001. Baldaniu's time was 52 minutes and 12 seconds.
REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

PW/ME
SPORT NBA
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December 31, 2001
Milwaukee Bucks guard Sam Cassell (rear) gets a pass past the reach of
Chicago Bulls guard Greg Anthony...
Chicago, United States of America
BUCKS CASSELL GETS PASS PAST BULLS ANTHONY.
Milwaukee Bucks guard Sam Cassell (rear) gets a pass past the reach of
Chicago Bulls guard Greg Anthony (front) in the first quarter in
Chicago, December 31, 2001. REUTERS/Sue Ogrocki

SUE/ME
SPORT ATHLETICS
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December 31, 2001
Tesfaye Ragassa of Ethiopia reacts on the podium after he won the 77th
International Sao Silvestre street...
Sao Paulo, Brazil -
RAGASSA OF ETHIOPIA WINS RACE IN SAO PAULO.
Tesfaye Ragassa of Ethiopia reacts on the podium after he won the 77th
International Sao Silvestre street race in Sao Paulo, December 31,
2001. Ragassa's time was 44 minutes and 15 seconds. REUTERS/Paulo
Whitaker

PW/ME
SPORT ATHLETICS
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December 31, 2001
Tesfaye Ragassa of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the 77th
International Sao Silvestre street...
Sao Paulo, Brazil -
RAGASSA OF ETHIOPIA CROSSES FINISH LINE OF RACE IN SAO PAULO.
Tesfaye Ragassa of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the 77th
International Sao Silvestre street race in Sao Paulo, December 31,
2001. Ragassa's time was 44 minutes and 15 seconds. REUTERS/Paulo
Whitaker

PW/ME
SPORT SOCCER
RTR150YE
December 31, 2001
Thousands of South Koreans celebrate the new year and upcoming FIFA
World Cup 2002 at an event being...
Seoul, Korea
SOUTH KOREANS CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR AND UPCOMING FIFA WORLD CUP IN
SEOUL.
Thousands of South Koreans celebrate the new year and upcoming FIFA
World Cup 2002 at an event being broadcast throughout the country in
Seoul December 31, 2001. South Korea and Japan will co-host the FIFA
World Cup beginning May 31. REUTERS/Lee Jae-won

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SPORT SOCCER
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December 31, 2001
Thousands of South Koreans celebrate the new year and upcoming FIFA
World Cup 2002 at an event being...
Seoul, Korea
SOUTH KOREANS CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR AND UPCOMING FIFA WORLD CUP IN
SEOUL.
Thousands of South Koreans celebrate the new year and upcoming FIFA
World Cup 2002 at an event being broadcast throughout the country in
Seoul December 31, 2001. South Korea and Japan will co-host the FIFA
World Cup beginning May 31. REUTERS/Lee Jae-won

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SPORT SOCCER
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December 31, 2001
Tottenham Hotspur's Teddy Sheringham is sent off by referee Mike Riley
during their English premier...
London, UK
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR'S TEDDY SHERINGHAM IS SENT OFF BY REFEREE MIKE RILEY
AT WHITE HART LANE.
Tottenham Hotspur's Teddy Sheringham is sent off by referee Mike Riley
during their English premier league match at White Hart Lane December
22, 2001. REUTERS/Russell Boyce NO INTERNET/ONLINE USAGE WITHOUT FAPL

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SPORT RALLY
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December 31, 2001
Czech rider Josef Machacek is covered in mud as he drives his quad
during the fourth stage of the Arras...
Madrid, Spain
CZECH RIDER JOSEF MACHAZEK RIDES HIS QUAD DURING THE FOURTH STAGE OF
THE ARRAS MADRID DAKAR RACE IN...
Czech rider Josef Machacek is covered in mud as he drives his quad
during the fourth stage of the Arras Madrid Dakar Rally in Madrid on
December 31, 2001. The race ends in the African city of Dakar on
January 13 after completing 14 stages through 5 countries over almost
10 000 kilometres. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

DB
SPORT RALLY
RTR150Y9
December 31, 2001
Spanish driver Fernando Gil jumps during the fourth stage of the Arras
Madrid Dakar Rally in Madrid...
Madrid, Spain
SPANISH FERNANDO GIL JUMPS WITH THE CAR DURING FOURTH STAGE OF THE
ARRAS MADRID DAKAR RACE IN MADRID....
Spanish driver Fernando Gil jumps during the fourth stage of the Arras
Madrid Dakar Rally in Madrid on December 31, 2001. Gil is placed second
after Belgian De Mevius on the overall standings of the race which ends
in the African city of Dakar on January 13 after completing 14 stages
through 5 countries over almost 10 000 kilometres. REUTERS/Desmond
Boylan

DB
SPORT RALLY
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December 31, 2001
BELGIAN DRIVER GREGOIRE DE MEVIUS TAKES A CURVE DURING FOURTH STAGE OF
THE ARRAS MADRID DAKAR RACE IN...
Madrid, Spain
BELGIAN DRIVER GREGOIRE DE MEVIUS TAKES A CURVE DURING FOURTH STAGE OF
THE ARRAS MADRID DAKAR RACE IN...
BELGIAN DRIVER GREGOIRE DE MEVIUS TAKES A CURVE DURING FOURTH STAGE OF
THE ARRAS MADRID DAKAR RACE IN MADRID.


Belgian driver Gregoire de Mevius takes a curve during the fourth stage
of the Arras Madrid Dakar Rally in Madrid on December 31, 2001. De
Mevius is placed first on the overall standings of the race which ends
in the African city of Dakar on January 13 after completing 14 stages
through 5 countries over almost 10 000 kilometres. REUTERS/Desmond
Boylan
SPORTS CRICKET
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December 31, 2001
Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan gestures to a fielder
before bowling against Zimbabwe during...
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRILANKAN OFF-SPINNER MURALITHARAN GESTURES TO A FIELDER DURING THE
FIRST TEST AT COLOMBO SRILANKA.
Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan gestures to a fielder
before bowling against Zimbabwe during the fourth day of the first
cricket test between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in Colombo, December 31,
2001. Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by an innings and 166 runs to take 1-0
lead in the three test series. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi

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SPORT RALLY
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December 31, 2001
BELGIAN DRIVER GREGOIRE DE MEVIUS TAKES A CURVE DURING FOURTH STAGE OF
THE ARRAS MADRID DAKAR RACE IN...
Madrid, Spain
BELGIAN DRIVER GREGOIRE DE MEVIUS TAKES A CURVE DURING FOURTH STAGE OF
THE ARRAS MADRID DAKAR RACE IN...
BELGIAN DRIVER GREGOIRE DE MEVIUS TAKES A CURVE DURING FOURTH STAGE OF
THE ARRAS MADRID DAKAR RACE IN MADRID.


Belgian driver Gregoire de Mevius takes a curve during the fourth stage
of the Arras Madrid Dakar Rally in Madrid on December 31, 2001. De
Mevius is placed first on the overall standings of the race which ends
in the African city of Dakar on January 13. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan
SPORT RALLY
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December 31, 2001
Spanish rider Jordi Arcarons drives during the fourth stage of the
Arras Madrid Dakar Rally in Madrid...
Madrid, Spain
SPANISH RIDER JORDI ARCARONS DRIVES DURING FOURTH STAGE OF THE ARRAS
MADRID DAKAR RACE IN MADRID.
Spanish rider Jordi Arcarons drives during the fourth stage of the
Arras Madrid Dakar Rally in Madrid on December 31, 2001. The race ends
in the African city of Dakar on January 13 after completing 14 stages
through 5 countries over almost 10,000 kilometres. REUTERS/Desmond
Boylan

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December 31, 2001
Sri Lankan captain Sanath Jayasuriya, Nuwan Soyza, Buddhika Fernando,
Mahela Jayawardena and wicketkeeper...
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRI LANKAN PLAYERS CELEBRATE THE WICKET OF ZIMBABWE DURING THE FIRST
TEST IN COLOMBO.
Sri Lankan captain Sanath Jayasuriya, Nuwan Soyza, Buddhika Fernando,
Mahela Jayawardena and wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara (L to R) celebrate
the wicket of Zimbabwe batsman Gary Brent (not in the picture) during
the fourth day of the first cricket test between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe
in Colombo, December 31, 2001. Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by an innings
and 166 runs to take 1-0 lead in the three test series.
REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi

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SPORTS CRICKET
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December 31, 2001
Zimbabwe batsman Heath Streak hits a ball on his way to unbeaten 36 run
during the fourth day of the...
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
ZIMBABWE BATSMAN HEATH STREAK HIT A BALL DURING THE FIRST TEST AT
COLOMBO SRILANKA.
Zimbabwe batsman Heath Streak hits a ball on his way to unbeaten 36 run
during the fourth day of the first cricket test between Sri Lanka and
Zimbabwe in Colombo, December 31, 2001. Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by an
innings and 166 runs to take 1-0 lead in the three test series.
REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi

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December 31, 2001
Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan bowls against Zimbabwe
during the fourth day of the first...
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRI LANKAN OFF-SPINNER MURALITHARAN BOWLS AGAINST ZIMBABWE DURING THE
FIRST TEST AT COLOMBO SRILANKA....
Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan bowls against Zimbabwe
during the fourth day of the first cricket test between Sri Lanka and
Zimbabwe in Colombo, December 31, 2001. REUTERS/Anuruddha
Lokuhapuarachchi

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December 31, 2001
Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan (2nd L) celebrates with
teammates Sanath Jayasuriya (L),...
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
SRILANKAN OFF-SPINNER MURALITHARAN CELEBRATES WITH TEAMMATES DURING THE
FIRST TEST IN COLOMBO.
Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan (2nd L) celebrates with
teammates Sanath Jayasuriya (L), Tilan Samaraweera (2nd R) and Russel
Arnold after capturing the wicket of Zimbabwe batsman Grant Flower
during the fourth day of the first cricket test between Sri Lanka and
Zimbabwe in Colombo December 31, 2001. REUTERS/Anuruddha
Lokuhapuarachchi

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