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ALGERIA
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December 31, 2005
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (R), Minister for Energy and Mines Chakib Khalil (2nd R), Minister...
Algiers, Algeria
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (R), Minister for Energy and Mines Chakib Khalil (2nd R), M.....
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (R), Minister for Energy and Mines Chakib Khalil (2nd R), Minister for Maghreb and African Affairs Abdelkader Messahel (2nd L) and Minister for Territorial Development and Environment Cherif Rahmani applaud at the presidential palace in Algiers December 31, 2005 after Boutefilka signed the text of the 2006 budget. Boutelfika returned home on Saturday after more than a month in France, where he underwent stomach surgery for an ulcer.
BOUTEFLIKA
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December 31, 2005
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika kisses a woman outside the presidential palace upon his arrival...
Algiers, Algeria
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika kisses a woman outside the presidential palace upon his arri.....
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika kisses a woman outside the presidential palace upon his arrival at Algiers December 31, 2005. Bouteflika returned home on Saturday after more than a month in France, where he underwent stomach surgery for an ulcer.
BOUTEFLIKA
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December 31, 2005
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika greets supporters next to the presidential palace upon his arrival...
Algiers, Algeria
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika greets supporters next to the presidential palace upon his a.....
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika greets supporters next to the presidential palace upon his arrival at Algiers December 31, 2005. Bouteflika returned home on Saturday after more than a month in France, where he underwent stomach surgery for an ulcer.
BOUTEFLIKA
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December 31, 2005
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seen inside his car upon his arrival at Algiers December 31,...
Algiers, Algeria
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seen inside his car upon his arrival at Algiers December .....
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seen inside his car upon his arrival at Algiers December 31, 2005. Bouteflika returned home on Saturday after more than a month in France, where he underwent stomach surgery for an ulcer.
MONFILS
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December 31, 2005
- PHOTO TAKEN 17JAN05 - France's Gael Monfils reacts to a point during his first round match against...
Melbourne, Australia
- PHOTO TAKEN 17JAN05 - France's Gael Monfils reacts to a point during his first round match against.....
- PHOTO TAKEN 17JAN05 - France's Gael Monfils reacts to a point during his first round match against [Robby Ginepri of the U.S.] at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne January 17, 2005. ??? OF THE YEAR 2005
CONSTANTINO
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December 31, 2005
- PHOTO TAKEN 29JUN05 - Italy's Davide Constantino lies on the ground after he fell during the men's...
Almeria, Spain
- PHOTO TAKEN 29JUN05 - Italy's Davide Constantino lies on the ground after he fell during the men's.....
- PHOTO TAKEN 29JUN05 - Italy's Davide Constantino lies on the ground after he fell during the men's 1500 metres wheelchair semifinal at the XV Mediterranean Games Almeria 2005, southern Spain, June 29, 2005.
??? OF THE YEAR 2005
SOCCER
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December 31, 2005
- PHOTO TAKEN 15 SEP05 - Vitoria Guimaraes' Marek Saganowski (L) and Wisla Krakow's Maciej Stolarczyk...
Guimares, Portugal
- PHOTO TAKEN 15 SEP05 - Vitoria Guimaraes' Marek Saganowski (L) and Wisla Krakow's Maciej Stolarcz.....
- PHOTO TAKEN 15 SEP05 - Vitoria Guimaraes' Marek Saganowski (L) and Wisla Krakow's Maciej Stolarczyk battle for the ball during their UEFA Cup first round first leg soccer match at Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes September 15, 2005.
??? OF THE YEAR 2005 -
SOCCER
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December 31, 2005
- PHOTO TAKEN 28AUG05 - Feyenoord Rotterdam's Leonardo Santiago of Brazil (R) battles for the ball with...
Amsterdam, Netherlands
- PHOTO TAKEN 28AUG05 - Feyenoord Rotterdam's Leonardo Santiago of Brazil (R) battles for the ball w.....
- PHOTO TAKEN 28AUG05 - Feyenoord Rotterdam's Leonardo Santiago of Brazil (R) battles for the ball with Julien Escude of Ajax Amsterdam during their Dutch League soccer match in the Amsterdam Arena, the Netherlands, August 28, 2005. [Feyenoord won the match by 2-1.] ??? OF THE YEAR 2005
SOCCER
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December 31, 2005
- PHOTO TAKEN 04MAY05 - PSV Eindhoven's Alex (top) and team mate Mark van Bommel (bottom) challenge AC...
Eindhoven, Netherlands
- PHOTO TAKEN 04MAY05 - PSV Eindhoven's Alex (top) and team mate Mark van Bommel (bottom) challenge .....
- PHOTO TAKEN 04MAY05 - PSV Eindhoven's Alex (top) and team mate Mark van Bommel (bottom) challenge AC Milan's Massimo Ambrosini during their Champions League semi-final second leg soccer match at the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven, the Netherlands May 4, 2005. ??? OF THE YEAR 2005
ELS
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December 31, 2005
- PHOTO TAKEN 05APR05 - South Africa's Ernie Els eyes his bunker shot on the ninth hole during a practice...
Augusta, USA
- PHOTO TAKEN 05APR05 - South Africa's Ernie Els eyes his bunker shot on the ninth hole during a pra.....
- PHOTO TAKEN 05APR05 - South Africa's Ernie Els eyes his bunker shot on the ninth hole during a practice round for the 2005 Masters tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia April 5, 2005. The tournament begins on April 7. ??? OF THE YEAR 2005
GODDARD
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December 31, 2005
- PHOTO TAKEN 28JUL05 - James Goddard of Britain swims his heat in the men's 200m backstroke at the World...
Montreal, Canada
- PHOTO TAKEN 28JUL05 - James Goddard of Britain swims his heat in the men's 200m backstroke at the .....
- PHOTO TAKEN 28JUL05 - James Goddard of Britain swims his heat in the men's 200m backstroke at the World Aquatic Championships in Montreal, July 28, 2005. Goddard placed 14th overall in the heats. ??? OF THE YEAR 2005
CUELI VENTA
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December 31, 2005
- PHOTO TAKEN 19JUL05 - Claudia Ines Cueli Venta of Dominican Republic performs her solo synchronized...
Montreal, Canada
- PHOTO TAKEN 19JUL05 - Claudia Ines Cueli Venta of Dominican Republic performs her solo synchronize.....
- PHOTO TAKEN 19JUL05 - Claudia Ines Cueli Venta of Dominican Republic performs her solo synchronized swim technical routine in the rain at the World Aquatic Championships in Montreal July 19, 2005.
??? OF THE YEAR 2005
NADAL
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December 31, 2005
- PHOTO TAKEN 08MAY05 - Spain's Rafael Nadal kisses the winner cup at the end of his final tennis match...
Rome, Italy
- PHOTO TAKEN 08MAY05 - Spain's Rafael Nadal kisses the winner cup at the end of his final tennis ma.....
- PHOTO TAKEN 08MAY05 - Spain's Rafael Nadal kisses the winner cup at the end of his final tennis match against [Argentina's Guillermo Coria] during the Italian Masters tournament at Rome May 8, 2005. [Nadal won 6-4 3-6 6-3 4-6 7-6.]
??? OF THE YEAR 2005
BRITAIN
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December 31, 2005
- PHOTO TAKEN 14JUN05 - A man walks through the royal enclosure at Royal Ascot at York on the first day...
York, UK
- PHOTO TAKEN 14JUN05 - A man walks through the royal enclosure at Royal Ascot at York on the first .....
- PHOTO TAKEN 14JUN05 - A man walks through the royal enclosure at Royal Ascot at York on the first day of the meeting, June 14, 2005. Over 300,000 people are expected to attend Royal Ascot which has been moved to York racecourse while the Ascot course is redeveloped. ??? OF THE YEAR 2005
SOCCER
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December 31, 2005
- PHOTO TAKEN 24APR05 - Barcelona's Ludovic Giuly (L) of France celebrates with team mate Ronaldinho...
Malaga, Spain
- PHOTO TAKEN 24APR05 - Barcelona's Ludovic Giuly (L) of France celebrates with team mate Ronaldinho.....
- PHOTO TAKEN 24APR05 - Barcelona's Ludovic Giuly (L) of France celebrates with team mate Ronaldinho of Brazil after scoring against [Malaga] during their Spanish First Division soccer match at La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga April 24, 2005.
??? OF THE YEAR 2005
JANDA
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December 31, 2005
- PHOTO TAKEN 18DEC05 - Jakub Janda of the Czech Republic soars through the air during the first jump...
Engelberg, Switzerland
- PHOTO TAKEN 18DEC05 - Jakub Janda of the Czech Republic soars through the air during the first jum.....
- PHOTO TAKEN 18DEC05 - Jakub Janda of the Czech Republic soars through the air during the first jump to win the individual K120 ski jumping World Cup in Engelberg, Switzerland, December 18, 2005. [Janda won the competition ahead of Germany's Michael Uhrmann and third placed Andreas Kofler of Austria.] ??? OF THE YEAR 2005
ALONSO
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December 31, 2005
- PHOTO TAKEN 25SEP05 - Renault's Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain celebrates at the podium...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
- PHOTO TAKEN 25SEP05 - Renault's Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain celebrates at the podi.....
- PHOTO TAKEN 25SEP05 - Renault's Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain celebrates at the podium after finishing third in the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo September 25, 2005. [Alonso became Formula One's youngest champion at the age of 24 on Sunday after finishing third for Renault in the Brazilian Grand Prix. McLaren's Juan Pablo Montoya won the race for the second year in a row while team mate Kimi Raikkonen, the only man who could have put off Alonso's title celebrations, finished runner-up.]
??? OF THE YEAR 2005
WILLIAMS
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December 31, 2005
- PHOTO TAKEN 02JUL05 - Venus Williams of the U.S. celebrates winning the women's final match against...
London, UK
- PHOTO TAKEN 02JUL05 - Venus Williams of the U.S. celebrates winning the women's final match agains.....
- PHOTO TAKEN 02JUL05 - Venus Williams of the U.S. celebrates winning the women's final match against compatriot [Lindsay Davenport] at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, July 2, 2005. Williams won 4-6 7-6 9-7.
??? OF THE YEAR 2005
KOHLSCHREIBER
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December 31, 2005
- PHOTO TAKEN 24JAN05 - Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber plays a shot between his legs during his fourth...
Melbourne, Australia
- PHOTO TAKEN 24JAN05 - Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber plays a shot between his legs during his fou.....
- PHOTO TAKEN 24JAN05 - Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber plays a shot between his legs during his fourth round match against second seed [Andy Roddick of the U.S.] at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne January 24, 2005. [Roddick won the match 6-3 7-6 6-1.] ??? OF THE YEAR 2005
DANIELYAN
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December 31, 2005
- PHOTO TAKEN 24APR05 - Ashot Danielyan from Armenia competes during the men's ? kg weightlifting event...
Sofia, Bulgaria
- PHOTO TAKEN 24APR05 - Ashot Danielyan from Armenia competes during the men's ? kg weightlifting ev.....
- PHOTO TAKEN 24APR05 - Ashot Danielyan from Armenia competes during the men's ? kg weightlifting event at the European Weightlifting Championship in Sofia, April 24, 2005. ??? OF THE YEAR 2005
SOCCER
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December 31, 2005
- PHOTO TAKEN 12APR05 - Inter Milan's Marco Materazzi (L) and AC Milan's Manuel Rui Costa waits on the...
Milan, Italy
- PHOTO TAKEN 12APR05 - Inter Milan's Marco Materazzi (L) and AC Milan's Manuel Rui Costa waits on t.....
- PHOTO TAKEN 12APR05 - Inter Milan's Marco Materazzi (L) and AC Milan's Manuel Rui Costa waits on the pitch as supporters throw flares onto the pitch during their Champions League quarter-final second leg soccer match at the San Siro Stadium in Milan April 12, 2005.
??? OF THE YEAR 2005
MIDEAST
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December 31, 2005
An Israeli soldier walks past a Palestinian protester dressed as a clown during a demonstration against...
Nablus, WEST BANK
An Israeli soldier walks past a Palestinian protester dressed as a clown during a demonstration agai.....
An Israeli soldier walks past a Palestinian protester dressed as a clown during a demonstration against the Israeli closure of Beit Eiba checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus December 31, 2005.
DISNEYLAND
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December 31, 2005
Visitors are silhouetted against a monitor showing the Hong Kong Disneyland logo December 31, 2005.
Hong Kong, China
Visitors are silhouetted against a monitor showing the Hong Kong Disneyland logo December 31, 2005......
Visitors are silhouetted against a monitor showing the Hong Kong Disneyland logo December 31, 2005.
VITTOZ
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December 31, 2005
Vincent Vittoz of France gestures during the awarding ceremony of the men's 15 km Free Individual race...
Nove Mesto Na Morave, Czech Republic
Vincent Vittoz of France gestures during the awarding ceremony of the men's 15 km Free Individual ra.....
Vincent Vittoz of France gestures during the awarding ceremony of the men's 15 km Free Individual race of the World Cup cross-country event in the city of Nove Mesto na Morave in eastern Czech Republic, December 31, 2005. [Vittoz won ahead of Czech Lukas Bauer and third placed Christian Hoffmann of Austria. ]
TAIWAN
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December 31, 2005
Fireworks explode over the world's tallest building Taipei 101 during a countdown party in Taipei on...
Taipei, Taiwan
Fireworks explode over the world's tallest building Taipei 101 during a countdown party in Taipei on.....
Fireworks explode over the world's tallest building Taipei 101 during a countdown party in Taipei on January 1, 2006.
RADCLIFFE
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December 31, 2005
British world champion athlete Paula Radcliffe celebrates winning the women's division of the annual...
Madrid, Spain
British world champion athlete Paula Radcliffe celebrates winning the women's division of the annual.....
British world champion athlete Paula Radcliffe celebrates winning the women's division of the annual 10 km (6.2 miles) San Silvestre Vallecana race in Madrid December 31, 2005. [Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge won the men's division.]
ATHLETICS
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December 31, 2005
British world champion athlete Paula Radcliffe (L) and Jelena Prokopcuka of Latvia celebrate their first...
Madrid, Spain
British world champion athlete Paula Radcliffe (L) and Jelena Prokopcuka of Latvia celebrate their f.....
British world champion athlete Paula Radcliffe (L) and Jelena Prokopcuka of Latvia celebrate their first and second places respectively in the women's division of the annual 10 km (6.2 miles) San Silvestre Vallecana race in Madrid December 31, 2005. [Radcliffe was the winner of the women's division and Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge won the men's race.]
MALAYSIA
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December 31, 2005
Fireworks explode over the Malaysia's Petronas Twin Towers at midnight in Kuala Lumpur January 1, 2006....
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fireworks explode over the Malaysia's Petronas Twin Towers at midnight in Kuala Lumpur January 1, 20.....
Fireworks explode over the Malaysia's Petronas Twin Towers at midnight in Kuala Lumpur January 1, 2006. Thousands of Malaysians gathered at the foot of the country's landmark to celebrate the coming of the new year.
POPE
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December 31, 2005
Pope Benedict XVI prays as he leads the Te Deum prayer in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, December...
Vatican City, Vatican
Pope Benedict XVI prays as he leads the Te Deum prayer in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Decemb.....
Pope Benedict XVI prays as he leads the Te Deum prayer in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, December 31, 2005. [Pope Benedict gave 2005 a bitter-sweet farewell on Saturday as he looked back at the year that saw him elected to lead the Catholic Church after the death in April of John Paul II.]
POPE
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December 31, 2005
Pope Benedict XVI prays in front the traditional crib in St Peter's square at the end of the Te Deum...
Vatican City, Vatican
Pope Benedict XVI prays in front the traditional crib in St Peter's square at the end of the Te Deum.....
Pope Benedict XVI prays in front the traditional crib in St Peter's square at the end of the Te Deum prayer in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, December 31, 2005. [Pope Benedict gave 2005 a bitter-sweet farewell on Saturday as he looked back at the year that saw him elected to lead the Catholic Church after the death in April of John Paul II.]
POPE
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December 31, 2005
Pope Benedict XVI (L) prays in front of the traditional Crib in St Peter's square at the end of the Te...
Vatican City, Vatican
Pope Benedict XVI (L) prays in front of the traditional Crib in St Peter's square at the end of the .....
Pope Benedict XVI (L) prays in front of the traditional Crib in St Peter's square at the end of the Te Deum prayer in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican December 31, 2005. [Pope Benedict gave 2005 a bitter-sweet farewell on Saturday as he looked back at the year that saw him elected to lead the Catholic Church after the death of John Paul II in April 2005.]
USA
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December 31, 2005
A young Florida State Seminoles fan peaks under the stands during a team practice at Nova University...
Davie, USA
A young Florida State Seminoles fan peaks under the stands during a team practice at Nova University.....
A young Florida State Seminoles fan peaks under the stands during a team practice at Nova University in Davie, Florida, December 31, 2005. [The Seminoles will play Penn State in the Orange Bowl on Jan 3.]
PARIS
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December 31, 2005
A statue is silhouetted against the giant ferris wheel in Paris' Place de la Concorde December 31, 2005....
Paris, France
A statue is silhouetted against the giant ferris wheel in Paris' Place de la Concorde December 31, 2.....
A statue is silhouetted against the giant ferris wheel in Paris' Place de la Concorde December 31, 2005. Paris prepares for the holiday season with the traditional illumination.
FRANCE
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December 31, 2005
French policemen keep watch ahead of new year celebrations on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris December...
Paris, France
French policemen keep watch ahead of new year celebrations on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris Dec.....
French policemen keep watch ahead of new year celebrations on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris December 31, 2005. Extra security measures are taken throughout France in order to tackle any [urban violence] events that might occur during the new year celebration.??? NOTE- FRENCH LAW REQUIRES THAT FACES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN FRANCE.
FRANCE
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December 31, 2005
French policemen keep watch ahead of new year celebration on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris December...
Paris, France
French policemen keep watch ahead of new year celebration on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris Dece.....
French policemen keep watch ahead of new year celebration on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris December 31, 2005. Extra security measures are taken throughout France in order to tackle any [urban violence] that might occur during new year celebrations.
FRANCE
RTXO2Z2
December 31, 2005
A French policeman keeps watch ahead of new year celebrations on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris December...
Paris, France
A French policeman keeps watch ahead of new year celebrations on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris .....
A French policeman keeps watch ahead of new year celebrations on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris December 31, 2005. Extra security measures are taken throughout France in order to tackle any [urban violence] events that might occur during the new year celebration.
FRANCE
RTXO2Z1
December 31, 2005
French policemen keep watch ahead of new year celebrations on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris December...
Paris, France
French policemen keep watch ahead of new year celebrations on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris Dec.....
French policemen keep watch ahead of new year celebrations on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris December 31, 2005. Extra security measures are taken throughout France in order to tackle any [urban violence] events that might occur during the new year celebration.
FRANCE
RTXO2Z0
December 31, 2005
French policemen keep watch ahead of new year celebrations near the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysees...
Paris, France
French policemen keep watch ahead of new year celebrations near the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs El.....
French policemen keep watch ahead of new year celebrations near the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris, December 31, 2005. Extra security measures are taken throughout France in order to tackle any [urban violence] events that might occur during the new year celebration. ??? NOTE- FRENCH LAW REQUIRES THAT FACES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN FRANCE.
GERMANY YEMEN HOSTAGES
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December 31, 2005
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier briefs the media before he joins a meeting on the kidnapping...
Berlin, Germany
German Foreign Minister Steinmeier briefs the media before he joins a meeting on the kidnapping of former...
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier briefs the media before he joins a meeting on the kidnapping of former German Foreign Ministry's top official Juergen Chrobog in Yemen in the crisis-center in the foreign ministry in Berlin, December 31, 2005. Negotiators led by Yemen's defence minister are making progress in talks to secure the release of a former German government minister, his wife and three children, kidnapped by Yemeni tribesmen, officials said on Friday. REUTERS/Jockel Finck/Pool
POPE
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December 31, 2005
Pope Benedict XVI prays in front the traditional crib in St Peter's square at the end of the Te Deum...
Vatican City, Vatican City State
Pope Benedict XVI prays in front the traditional crib in St Peter's square at the Vatican
Pope Benedict XVI prays in front the traditional crib in St Peter's square at the end of the Te Deum prayer in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, December 31, 2005. Pope Benedict gave 2005 a bitter-sweet farewell on Saturday as he looked back at the year that saw him elected to lead the Catholic Church after the death in April of John Paul II. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito
SPORT YACHTING VOLVO
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December 31, 2005
An unidentified member of the 'ABN AMRO ONE' team from Holland lubricates a mast stay in preparation...
Cape Town, South Africa
Member of the 'ABN AMRO ONE' team from Holland lubricates a mast stay during Volvo Ocean Race in Cape...
An unidentified member of the 'ABN AMRO ONE' team from Holland lubricates a mast stay in preparation for the start of the second leg of the round the world Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) in Cape Town, South Africa December 31, 2005. 'ABN AMRO ONE' is currently in the overall lead after winning the first leg and the in-port race. REUTERS/Howard Burditt
IRAQ USA BABY
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December 31, 2005
Roger Hudgins, chief of neurosurgery at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta who will perform surgery on...
Atlanta, UNITED STATES
Doctor who will perform surgery on Iraqi baby Noor speaks in Atlanta
Roger Hudgins, chief of neurosurgery at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta who will perform surgery on three-month old Iraqi baby, Noor al-Zahra, speaks to the media at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport prior to the baby's arrival for life saving surgery in Atlanta, Georgia December 31, 2005. Members of the Georgia-based Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment found the baby during a search of the family home in the slums of Abu Ghraib. REUTERS/Tami Chappell
MIDEAST
RTR1BQ7P
December 31, 2005
An Ultra orthodox Jewish family lights the menorah of Hanukkah in Mea Shearim neighbourhood in Jerusalem...
Jerusalem
Ultra orthodox Jewish family lights menorah of Hanukkah in Mea Shearim neighbourhood in Jerusalem
An Ultra orthodox Jewish family lights the menorah of Hanukkah in Mea Shearim neighbourhood in Jerusalem December 31, 2005. Hanukkah, which means "dedication" and is also referred to as "The Festival of Lights" commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after its desecration by foreign forces. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen
SECURITY YEMEN HOSTAGE
RTR1BQ7N
December 31, 2005
Former German government minister Juergen Chrobog smiles in a hotel in the southern Yemeni city of Aden...
Aden, Yemen
Former German government minister Chrobog smiles in hotel in southern Yemeni city of Aden
Former German government minister Juergen Chrobog smiles in a hotel in the southern Yemeni city of Aden December 31, 2005. Yemeni tribesmen freed Chrobog and hostage negotiator, his wife and three children on Saturday after abducting them while they were on holiday and holding them captive for three days. Yemen's defence minister had been leading talks on securing the release of Chrobog and his family, who were seized in eastern Yemen on Wednesday by a group of men seeking the release of fellow tribesmen jailed for murder and other crimes. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
SECURITY YEMEN HOSTAGE
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December 31, 2005
Former government minister Juergen Chrobog walks in a hotel in the southern Yemeni city of Aden December...
Aden, Yemen
Former government minister Chrobog walks in hotel in southern Yemeni city of Aden
Former government minister Juergen Chrobog walks in a hotel in the southern Yemeni city of Aden December 31, 2005. Yemeni tribesmen freed Chrobog and hostage negotiator, his wife and three children on Saturday after abducting them while they were on holiday and holding them captive for three days. Yemen's defence minister had been leading talks on securing the release of Chrobog and his family, who were seized in eastern Yemen on Wednesday by a group of men seeking the release of fellow tribesmen jailed for murder and other crimes. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
ROSE PARADE
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December 31, 2005
Gary Leduc, 40, (L) lies down on a scaffolding in front of Dylan Porter, 21, (C) and Juan Alvarez, 19,...
Pasadena, UNITED STATES
Manlies down on a scaffolding in as the trio works to finish Home Depot's 'Going for the Gold' float...
Gary Leduc, 40, (L) lies down on a scaffolding in front of Dylan Porter, 21, (C) and Juan Alvarez, 19, (R) as the trio works to finish Home Depot's 'Going for the Gold' float in preparation for the 117th annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, California on December 31, 2005. Thousands of gallons of glue, millions of individual flowers, and tons of wood, steel, and other raw materials take weeks to decorate and prepare for the annual Rose Parade that celebrates the beginning of the new year. This years Rose Parade will be held on Janurary 2nd and not New Years Day for only the 17th time in the Parade's history with Sandra Day O'Connor as the Grand Marshal. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
GERMANY
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December 31, 2005
People hold balloons with the national flags of some of the participating nations in the FIFA 2006 soccer...
Berlin, Germany
People hold balloons with national flags of some of the participating nations in FIFA 2006 World Cup...
People hold balloons with the national flags of some of the participating nations in the FIFA 2006 soccer World Cup during a ceremony for New Year's Eve in Berlin December 31, 2005. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz
MIDEAST
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December 31, 2005
A Palestinian medical carries a dead man after he was killed by Israeli artillery fire northern Gaza...
Gaza
Palestinian medical carries dead man after he was killed by Israeli artillery fire in northern Gaza Strip...
A Palestinian medical carries a dead man after he was killed by Israeli artillery fire northern Gaza Strip December 31, 2005. Israeli artillery fire killed two Palestinians in north Gaza on Saturday after militants in the area fired a rocket toward Israel, Palestinian security sources said. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
MIDEAST
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December 31, 2005
Israeli soldiers check Israeli Arabs passengers near Tel Aviv December 31, 2005, during an alert due...
Tel Aviv
Israeli soldiers check Israeli Arabs passengers near Tel Aviv
Israeli soldiers check Israeli Arabs passengers near Tel Aviv December 31, 2005, during an alert due to terror warnings ahead of the New Year celebrations. Militant Palestinian factions said on Saturday that as of New Year's Day they would no longer be bound by a truce that has brought the quietest spell since the start of the five-year-old uprising. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen
POPE
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December 31, 2005
Pope Benedict XVI prays as he leads the Te Deum prayer in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, December...
Vatican City, Vatican City State
Pope Benedict XVI leads the Te Deum prayer in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican
Pope Benedict XVI prays as he leads the Te Deum prayer in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, December 31, 2005. Pope Benedict gave 2005 a bitter-sweet farewell on Saturday as he looked back at the year that saw him elected to lead the Catholic Church after the death in April of John Paul II. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito
MIDEAST
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December 31, 2005
Israeli Arab children look at an Israeli soldier as he checks their car near Tel Aviv December 31, 2005,...
Tel Aviv
Israeli Arab children look at an Israeli soldier as he checks their car near Tel Aviv
Israeli Arab children look at an Israeli soldier as he checks their car near Tel Aviv December 31, 2005, during an alert due to terror warnings ahead of the New Year. Militant Palestinian factions said on Saturday that as of New Year's Day they would no longer be bound by a truce that has brought the quietest spell since the start of the five-year-old uprising. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen
POPE
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December 31, 2005
Pope Benedict XVI prays in front the traditional crib in St Peter's square at the end of the Te Deum...
Vatican City, Vatican City State
Pope Benedict XVI prays in front the traditional crib in St Peter's square at the Vatican
Pope Benedict XVI prays in front the traditional crib in St Peter's square at the end of the Te Deum prayer in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, December 31, 2005. Pope Benedict gave 2005 a bitter-sweet farewell on Saturday as he looked back at the year that saw him elected to lead the Catholic Church after the death in April of John Paul II. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito
FRANCE
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December 31, 2005
French policemen keep watch ahead of new year celebration on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris December...
Paris, France
French policemen keep watch ahead of new year celebrations on Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris
French policemen keep watch ahead of new year celebration on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris December 31, 2005. Extra security measures are taken throughout France in order to tackle any urban violence that might occur during new year celebrations. EDITORS NOTE - FRENCH LAW REQUIRES THAT FACES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN FRANCE. REUTERS/Franck Prevel
POPE
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December 31, 2005
Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful in front of the traditional Crib in St Peter's square at the end...
Vatican City, Vatican City State
Pope Benedict XVI blesses faithful in front of traditional Crib in St Peter's square at the Vatican
Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful in front of the traditional Crib in St Peter's square at the end of the Te Deum prayer in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican December 31, 2005. Pope Benedict gave 2005 a bitter-sweet farewell on Saturday as he looked back at the year that saw him elected to lead the Catholic Church after the death of John Paul II in April 2005. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito
FRANCE
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December 31, 2005
French President Jacques Chirac addresses the nation in a pre-recorded televised New Year speech at the...
Paris, France
French President Chirac addresses the nation in a pre-recorded televised New Year speech at Elysee Palace...
French President Jacques Chirac addresses the nation in a pre-recorded televised New Year speech at the Elysee Palace in Paris December 31, 2005. REUTERS/Patrick Kovarik/Pool
FRANCE
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December 31, 2005
French President Jacques Chirac addresses the nation in a pre-recorded televised New Year speech at the...
Paris, France
French President Chirac addresses the nation in a pre-recorded televised New Year speech at Elysee Palace...
French President Jacques Chirac addresses the nation in a pre-recorded televised New Year speech at the Elysee Palace in Paris December 31, 2005. REUTERS/Patrick Kovarik/Pool
FRANCE
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December 31, 2005
French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy (front L) visits mounted police at the Champs de Mars in Paris...
Paris, France
French Interior Minister Sarkozy visits mounted police on New Year's eve in Paris
French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy (front L) visits mounted police at the Champs de Mars in Paris on New Year's eve December 31, 2005. France will deploy some 25,000 police officers to keep order on New Year's Eve following rioting, arson attacks and other violence that hit France for three weeks in November. REUTERS/Jacques Demarthon/Pool
PHILIPPINES
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December 31, 2005
A firecracker victim eats biscuits after getting medical treatment at a government hospital in the Philippine...
Manila, Philippines
A firecracker victim eats biscuits after getting treated at hospital in Manila
A firecracker victim eats biscuits after getting medical treatment at a government hospital in the Philippine capital Manila December 31, 2005. The boy was wounded from exploding firecrackers while welcoming the New Year. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo
MIDEAST
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December 31, 2005
A Jewish man and his son light a candle as part of the celebration of the Jewish holiday of "Hanukkah"...
Jerusalem
Jewish man and his son light a candle as part of celebration of Jewish holiday of "Hanukkah" in Jerusalem...
A Jewish man and his son light a candle as part of the celebration of the Jewish holiday of "Hanukkah" in the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem's Old City December 31, 2005. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte PP06010021
MIDEAST
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December 31, 2005
A Jewish man lights a candle as part of the celebration of the Jewish holiday of "Hanukkah" in the Western...
Jerusalem
Jewish man lights candle as part of celebration of the Jewish holiday of "Hanukkah" in Jerusalem
A Jewish man lights a candle as part of the celebration of the Jewish holiday of "Hanukkah" in the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City December 31, 2005. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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