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Pictures of the Year

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Pictures of the Year 2004
Pictures of the Year 2004
AUSTRALIA
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December 31, 2004
Waves crash into a protective wall at Mona Vale beach in Sydney's northern suburbs as a bather swims...
Sydney, Australia
Waves crash into a protective wall at Mona Vale beach in Sydney's northern suburbs as a bather ...
Waves crash into a protective wall at Mona Vale beach in Sydney's northern suburbs as a bather swims in the calm water of a beach-side pool at sunrise. Waves crash into a protective wall at Mona Vale beach in Sydney's northern suburbs as a bather swims in the calm water of a beach-side pool at sunrise December 31, 2004. Pictures of the month December 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne
QUAKE INDIA
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December 28, 2004
An Indian woman mourns the death of her relative (R) who was killed in tsunami on Sunday in Cuddalore,...
India
Indian woman mourns death of her relative killed in tsunami in Cuddalore - World Press Photo of the Year...
An Indian woman mourns the death of her relative (R) who was killed in tsunami on Sunday in Cuddalore, some 180 km (112 miles) south of the southern Indian city of Madras December 28, 2004. REUTERS/Arko Datta Pictures of the Month December 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004 AD/SH Year End Pictures 2004 World Press Photo of the Year 2004
QUAKE LANKA
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December 27, 2004
Sri Lankan man cries as he carries the body of a young relative to a hospital in Karapitiya outside Galle...
Galle, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan man cries as he carries the body of a relative to a hospital in Karapitiya.
Sri Lankan man cries as he carries the body of a young relative to a hospital in Karapitiya outside Galle December 27, 2004. Wailing relatives scrambled over hundreds of bodies piled in a Sri Lankan hospital on Monday, searching for loved ones after a tsunami devastated coastal regions of the paradise island and killed at least 4,500 people. REUTERS/Thomas White Pictures of the Month December 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004
QUAKE INDIA
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December 27, 2004
A man reacts next to a building that was destroyed when a tsunami hit on Sunday in Cuddalore, 180 km...
India
A man reacts next to a building that was destroyed when a tsunami hit on Sunday in Cuddalore, India.
A man reacts next to a building that was destroyed when a tsunami hit on Sunday in Cuddalore, 180 km (112 miles) south of the southern Indian city of Madras December 27, 2004. India's weather bureau on Monday warned that more tsunamis could strike the coast over the next couple of days but said they would be smaller than the giant tidal wave triggered by an earthquake that killed thousands around Asia. REUTERS/Arko Datta Pictures of the month December 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004 AD/CN YEAREND PICTURES 2004
QUAKE INDIA
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December 27, 2004
An Indian man cries as he holds the hand of his eight-year-old son who was killed when a tsunami hit...
India
An Indian man cries as he holds the hand of his eight-year-old son who was killed when a tsunami hit...
An Indian man cries as he holds the hand of his eight-year-old son who was killed when a tsunami hit on Sunday in Cuddalore, India. An Indian man cries as he holds the hand of his eight-year-old son who was killed when a tsunami hit on Sunday in Cuddalore, 180 km (112 miles) south of the southern Indian city of Madras December 27, 2004. India's weather bureau on Monday warned that more tsunamis could strike the coast over the next couple of days but said they would be smaller than the giant tidal wave triggered by an earthquake that killed thousands around Asia. REUTERS/Arko Datta Pictures of the month December 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004 BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
OSESHCHYNA
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December 26, 2004
A Ukrainian policeman and villagers sit at a polling station in the village of Oseshchyna near the capital...
Oseshchyna, Ukraine
Ukrainian policeman and villagers sit at polling station in Oseshchyna village near Kiev.
A Ukrainian policeman and villagers sit at a polling station in the village of Oseshchyna near the capital Kiev, December 26, 2004. Western-leaning challenger Viktor Yushchenko predicted victory in the re-run of Ukraine's rigged presidential election on Sunday after a campaign was pitched the country into weeks of turmoil. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Pictures of the month December 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004 FR05090006 YYK/AA
FRANCE HOSTAGES
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December 22, 2004
French journalist and former hostage in Iraq Georges Malbrunot embraces his companion Sylvie Cherpin...
Paris, France
French journalist Georges Malbrunot embraces his companion Sylvie at Villacoublay military airbase.
French journalist and former hostage in Iraq Georges Malbrunot embraces his companion Sylvie Cherpin after landing at Villacoublay military airbase, near Paris, December 22, 2004. Malbrunot and collegue Christian Chesnot were released by their captors in Baghdad yesterday after being held hostage more than four months by Islamic militants in Iraq. REUTERS/Charles Platiau pictures of the month December 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004 JD/acm
TURKEY
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December 20, 2004
Relatives of a Turkish policeman killed in Iraq, embrace his coffin covered with the Turkish flag during...
Ankara, Turkey
Relatives of a Turkish policeman killed in Iraq, embrace his coffin during a ceremony in Ankara.
Relatives of a Turkish policeman killed in Iraq, embrace his coffin covered with the Turkish flag during a ceremony in Ankara, December 20, 2004. Five Turkish policemen were killed when insurgents attacked their convoy in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul last Friday. The team of security officers had been travelling to Baghdad to provide protection to the Turkish embassy there. REUTERS/Umit Bektas pictures of the month December 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004 UB/DL YEAREND PICTURES 2004
FRANCE
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December 20, 2004
Alfred, dressed as Santa Claus, gets a coin from a passerby as he sits on a street in Vincennes, eastern...
Paris, France
A beggar is dressed as Santa Claus in Vincennes near Paris.
Alfred, dressed as Santa Claus, gets a coin from a passerby as he sits on a street in Vincennes, eastern Paris, December 20, 2004. The level 2 of an urgent plan aiming to gather and take homeless people to shelters has been activated as temperatures plunged below zero centigrade overnight. REUTERS/Charles Platiau pictures of the month December 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004 CP/DL YEAREND PICTURES 2004
MACAU
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December 20, 2004
Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho is administered the oath of office by China's President Hu Jintao during...
Macau, China
Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho is administered the oath of office by China's President Hu Jintao ......
Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho is administered the oath of office by China's President Hu Jintao during inauguration of second term in Macau. Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho (L) is administered the oath of office by China's President Hu Jintao during the inauguration of his second term government in Macau December 20, 2004. Chinese President Hu Jintao underscored the success of the "one country, two systems" formula in Macau on Monday as the former Portuguese-run enclave marked the fifth anniversary of its return to Beijing's fold. REUTERS/Kin Cheung pictures of the month December 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004
BUSH
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December 18, 2004
U.S. President George W. Bush seen wearing Western hat and boots strolls past Secret Service Agents on...
Washington, UNITED STATES
US President George Bush strolls on the White House grounds.
U.S. President George W. Bush seen wearing Western hat and boots strolls past Secret Service Agents on the grounds of the White House in Washington, December 18, 2004. Bush later went mountain bike riding. REUTERS/Mannie Garcia pictures of the month December 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004 MG Year End Pictures 2004
POY
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December 16, 2004
Haitian soccer fans cheer Brazilian soccer stars Ronaldo and Ronaldinho as they ride atop UN military...
Port Au Prince, Haiti
Haitian soccer fans cheer Brazilian soccer stars Ronaldo and Ronaldinho as they ride atop UN military...
Haitian soccer fans cheer Brazilian soccer stars Ronaldo and Ronaldinho as they ride atop UN military vehicle. PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004
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December 16, 2004
Mexican pop star Trevi waves during a press conference after the verdict of a judge in a prison in the...
Chihuahua, Mexico
Mexican pop star Trevi waves during a press conference after the veredict of a judge in a prison in ......
Mexican pop star Trevi waves during a press conference after the verdict of a judge in a prison in the northern city of Chihuahua. PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004
POY
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December 16, 2004
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 A falcon flies over Incahuasi island, on the edge of the Uyuni salt lake some...
Uyuni, Bolivia
A falcon flies over Incahuasi island, on background Bolivian salting of Uyuni.
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 A falcon flies over Incahuasi island, on the edge of the Uyuni salt lake some 600 Kilometers South from La Paz, Bolivia. The Uyuni salt lake, with a total area of some 10,500 square kilometers, is one of the world's largest located 3,650 meters above sea level in the department of Potosi, in southwest Bolivia near the border with Chile. REUTERS/David Mercado.
MIDEAST
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December 13, 2004
The relatives of Saber Shalouf mourn during his funeral in Rafah refugee camp south Gaza Strip December...
Rafah, Palestinian Territories
The relatives of Saber Shalouf mourn during his funeral in Rafah.
The relatives of Saber Shalouf mourn during his funeral in Rafah refugee camp south Gaza Strip December 13, 2004. Israel struck back with missiles at Gaza Strip militants on Monday after five Israeli troops were killed in a resurgence of violence that has dented hopes of peace after Yasser Arafat's death. Pictures of the month December 2004 REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah Pictures of the Year 2004 AJ/GB YEAREND PICTURES 2004
SPORT NORDIC
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December 12, 2004
Norway's Hofstad celebrates winning a men's cross-country relay race at the Cross Country skiing World...
Tesero, Italy
Norway's Hofstad celebrates winning a men's cross-country relay race at the Cross Country skiing ...
Norway's Hofstad celebrates winning a men's cross-country relay race at the Cross Country skiing World Cup in Lago di Tesero. Norway's Tore Ruud Hofstad celebrates winning a men's 4 x 10km double cross-country relay race at the Cross Country skiing World Cup in Lago di Tesero, northern Italy, December 12, 2004. The Norwegians won gold ahead of Italy who took the silver and France who took the bronze. Pictures of the month December 2004 REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico Pictures of the Year 2004
IRAN
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December 09, 2004
An Iranian water taxi driver starts his engine in water off the southern coast of the Caspian Sea in...
Sari, Iran
An Iranian water taxi driver starts his engine in water off the southern coast of the Caspian Sea in...
An Iranian water taxi driver starts his engine in water off the southern coast of the Caspian Sea in Bandar Turkoman. An Iranian water taxi driver starts his engine as he leaves the shore to collect passengers on the southern coast of the Caspian Sea in Bandar Turkoman, 270 kilometres northwest of Tehran December 9, 2004. Picture taken December 9, 2004. Pictures of the month December 2004. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl Pictures of the Year 2004
KARZAI AFGHANISTAN
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December 07, 2004
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai walks towards the inauguration ceremony honoring him in as the officially-elected...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghanistan President Karzai walks towards inauguration ceremony in Kabul.
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai walks towards the inauguration ceremony honoring him in as the officially-elected President of Afghanistan, at Salaam Khana in Kabul, December 7, 2004. Holding Karzai's hand and saluting is the former-King of Afghanistan Zahir Shah (L). Pictures of the month December 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004 REUTERS/Larry Downing LSD/HB Year End Pictures 2004
BANGKOK
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December 07, 2004
Thai man Wangthong Yoka holds a knife to the throat of Jiratnond Kerdtum while holding him hostage for...
Bangkok, Thailand
Thai man Wangthong Yoka holds a knife to the throat of Jiratnond Kerdtum while holding him hostage ......
Thai man Wangthong Yoka holds a knife to the throat of Jiratnond Kerdtum while holding him hostage for four hours in Bangkok. Thai man Wangthong Yoka, 43, holds a knife to the throat of nine-year-old Jiratnond Kerdtum while holding him hostage for four hours nearby Bangkok's Sukhontha Sawat road on December 7, 2004. Police, who said Yoka was intoxicated, shot the man with rubber bullets before his attempted escape. The hostage went unhurt in the incident, which is under investigation. Pictures of the month December 2004 REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang Pictures of the Year 2004
WEATHER PHILIPPINES
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December 06, 2004
Filipino children play near a house destroyed by landslides near the coastline of Kiluluron village in...
Quezon, Philippines
Filipino children play near a destroyed house in Quezon province.
Filipino children play near a house destroyed by landslides near the coastline of Kiluluron village in Real town in Quezon province December 6, 2004. Residents fled flood-hit towns in the northern Philippines on Monday as relief supplies ran short and officials warned disease was spreading, days after storms left a trail of destruction and death. Pictures of the month December 2004 REUTERS/Erik de Castro Pictures of the Year 2004 edc YEAREND PICTURES 2004
DUTCH ROYALS BERNHARD
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December 05, 2004
Queen Beatrix closes her eyes as coffin of her father Prince Bernhard is carried into Royal Palace Noordeinde...
The Hague, Netherlands
Queen Beatrix closes her eyes as coffin of her father Prince Bernhard is carried into Royal ...
Queen Beatrix closes her eyes as coffin of her father Prince Bernhard is carried into Royal Palace Noordeinde in The Hague. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands closes her eyes as the coffin of her father Prince Bernhard is carried into the Royal Palace Noordeinde in The Hague December 5, 2004. Prince Bernhard died on December 1 in Utrecht. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen PICTURES OF THE MONTH DECEMBER 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004
POY
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November 29, 2004
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 A Chilean man holds a sign reads "Sergio Munoz torturer dentist" at a protest...
Santiago, Chile
A Chilean man holds a sign reads outside of La Moneda Presidential Palace.
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 A Chilean man holds a sign reads "Sergio Munoz torturer dentist" at a protest outside of La Moneda Presidential Palace in Santiago.November 29, 2004. Chilean President Ricardo Lagos on November 28 announced special pensions and other reparations for more than 28,000 Chileans who were tortured by government agents during Augusto Pinochet's regime from 1973-1990. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado.
KIEV
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November 29, 2004
Ukrainian opposition leader Yushchenko flashes a victory sign as he addresses supporters during a rally...
Kiev, Ukraine
Ukrainian opposition leader Yushchenko flashes a victory sign as he addresses supporters during a ......
Ukrainian opposition leader Yushchenko flashes a victory sign as he addresses supporters during a rally in central Kiev. Ukrainian opposition leader and Western-leaning presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko flashes a victory sign as he addresses supporters during a rally in central Kiev, November 29, 2004. Outgoing Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma, facing mass protests over a disputed presidential election, on Monday called for a new poll to help end the crisis tearing the nation apart. Pictures of the month November 2004 REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin Pictures of the Year 2004
KIEV
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November 24, 2004
Ukrainian woman places carnations into shields of anti-riot policemen standing outside the presidential...
Kiev, Ukraine
Ukrainian woman places carnations into shields of anti-riot policemen standing outside the ...
Ukrainian woman places carnations into shields of anti-riot policemen standing outside the presidential office in Kiev. A Ukrainian woman places carnations into the shields of anti-riot policemen standing outside the presidential office in Kiev, November 24, 2004. Ukraine's authorities raised the stakes in a face-off with their liberal opposition on Wednesday as they prepared to announce results of a disputed election that are likely to infuriate thousands of protesters in the streets. Pictures of the month November 2004 REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko Pictures of the Year 2004 FR05090006
SUDAN-CAMP
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November 23, 2004
A Sudanese girl is embraced by her sister at Abushouk camp near El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur...
El Fasher, Sudan
Sudanese girl is embraced by her sister at Abushouk camp near El Fasher.
A Sudanese girl is embraced by her sister at Abushouk camp near El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur state, November 23, 2004. Fresh fighting around the town of Tawilla on Tuesday drove people from their villages, with some arriving at Abushouk camp, which is home to more than 45,000 people who have fled violence in western Sudan's troubled Darfur region. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly Pictures of the month November 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004 FOR/ACM
POY
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November 21, 2004
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 A members of Brazil's Yawalapiti nation watches fireworks exploding on the...
Porto Seguro, Brazil
Brazilian Yawalapiti indians watch fire works exploding during VII Indigenous Game in Porto Seguro.
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 A members of Brazil's Yawalapiti nation watches fireworks exploding on the sky during the opening ceremony of the VII Indigenous Nations' Games in Porto Seguro, in northeastern Brazil, November 21, 2004. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
POY
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November 21, 2004
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 - Kurt Busch celebrates with the Nextel Cup Championship trophy, at the Ford...
Homestead, UNITED STATES
Kurt Busch hold championship trophy at the Homestead 400 race in Florida.
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 - Kurt Busch celebrates with the Nextel Cup Championship trophy, at the Ford 400 race after winning the NASCAR championship at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida, November 21, 2004. REUTERS/Marc Serota GMH/HB
POY
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November 18, 2004
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea share a moment during...
Little Rock, UNITED STATES
Former President Clinton and daughter Chelsea share a moment during library dedication in Little Rock....
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea share a moment during the dedication ceremony for the William J. Clinton Presidential Center, in Little Rock, Arkansas November 18, 2004. REUTERS/Jeff Mitchell JM/HB
POY
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November 18, 2004
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 - U.S. President George W. Bush leans out from his umbrella to watch the entertainment...
Little Rock, USA
US President Bush leans out to watch entertainment during Clinton library dedication in Little Rock.
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 - U.S. President George W. Bush leans out from his umbrella to watch the entertainment as he sits with former U.S. President Bill Clinton (L-R), former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton during the dedication ceremony for the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, November 18, 2004. REUTERS/Jeff Mitchell JM/HB
RAMALLAH
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November 12, 2004
Palestinian security officers protect the coffin late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, inside Arafat's...
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian security officers protect the coffin late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in Ramallah.
Palestinian security officers protect the coffin late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, inside Arafat's compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah, November 12, 2004. Yasser Arafat was buried on Friday in a chaotic scene of grief and gunfire at the compound where he spent his final years encircled by the Israeli army and powerless to realise his dream of a Palestinian state. REUTERS/Oleg Popov Pictures of the Year 2004 pictures of the month November 2004 OP/DL
POY
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November 10, 2004
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 U.S. Marines carry an injured colleague to a helicopter near the city of Falluja,...
Falluja, Iraq
U.S. Marines carry injured colleague to a helicopter near Falluja.
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 U.S. Marines carry an injured colleague to a helicopter near the city of Falluja, November 10, 2004. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte
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November 08, 2004
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 A Bolivian Aymara Indian woman lights a candle to place next to the skull...
La Paz, Bolivia
Bolivians observe their annual day of skulls in a La Paz cemetery.
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 A Bolivian Aymara Indian woman lights a candle to place next to the skull of a dead relative, as other skulls are displayed to receive tribute during the annual "Day of Skulls" in a cemetery in La Paz, November 8, 2004. REUTERS/David Mercado
SUDAN-REBELS
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November 08, 2004
Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) rebel passes an abandoned building in the desert west of El Fasher, North...
None, Sudan
Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) rebel passes an abandoned building in the desert west of El Fasher, North...
Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) rebel passes an abandoned building in the desert west of El Fasher, North Darfur. A Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) rebel passes an abandoned building in the desert west of El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur state, November 8, 2004. A Sudanese bomber plane killed 25 rebels on Wednesday in an air raid on a village in the troubled Darfur region of western Sudan, a rebel commander said. More than 20 months of fighting in western Sudan has driven 1.5 million people from their homes, creating what the U.N. calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Pictures of the month November 2004 REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly Pictures of the Year 2004
ABIDJAN
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November 07, 2004
French troops stand near a dead Ivorian youth as they confront protesters at Abidjan airport which the...
Abidjan, Cote DIvoire
French troops face off with Ivorians at Abidjan airport
French troops stand near a dead Ivorian youth as they confront protesters at Abidjan airport which the troops were protecting, November 7, 2004. Hundreds of demonstrators faced off with French troops in Abidjan on Monday after state radio urged protesters to form a "human shield" to protect the house of Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon Pictures of the month November 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004 TG/RSS/CRB
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November 05, 2004
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 Uro children play on a boat on Uro island in Lake Titicaca, November 5, 2004....
Puno, Peru
Children play on Uro island on Lake Titicaca.
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 Uro children play on a boat on Uro island in Lake Titicaca, November 5, 2004. The Floating Islands of Uros are made by natives from compacted beds of totora reeds. The islands are located in Lake Titicaca, the worlds highest navigable lake at over 4,000 meters above sea level. The Uros people fish and hunt, but tourism is the main source of livelihood. PHOTO TAKEN NOVEMBER 5. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
POY
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November 03, 2004
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 - U.S. President George W. Bush stands with his wife, first lady Laura Bush(R),...
Washington, USA
US President George W Bush poses with family after victory speech to supporters.
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 - U.S. President George W. Bush stands with his wife, first lady Laura Bush(R), and daughters Jenna (L) and Barbara after giving his election victory speech to supporters in Washington November 3, 2004. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn GMH/HB
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November 02, 2004
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 A silhouette of an Aymara woman appears among tombs in a cemetery of El Alto,...
La Paz, Bolivia
A silhouette of an Aymara woman appears among tombs in a cemetery of El Alto, Bolivia
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 A silhouette of an Aymara woman appears among tombs in a cemetery of El Alto, some 20 Kilometers near La Paz, November 2, 2004. Bolivians celebrate the Day of Dead and it is an Andean tradition to visit cemeteries and leave food and drinks on dead relatives tombs REUTERS/David Mercado (BOLIVIA) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GF2E53O120V01
POY
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November 01, 2004
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 Villagers race past spectators during a traditional competition on horseback...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Guatemalan villagers race past spectators during a traditional competition on horseback.
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 Villagers race past spectators during a traditional competition on horseback November 1, 2004 in Todos Santos, Guatemala. Wearing colorful costumes men, young and old, ride back and forth for hours drinking beer and rum after each pass on the small track. The sometimes deadly event follows days of heavy drinking in celebration of All Saints Day. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair
TEL AVIV
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November 01, 2004
An injured woman is wheeled away from the scene after an explosion in Tel Aviv November 1, 2004. An explosion...
Tel Aviv
An injured woman is wheeled away from the scene after an explosion in Tel Aviv.
An injured woman is wheeled away from the scene after an explosion in Tel Aviv November 1, 2004. An explosion rocked an open-air market in Tel Aviv on Monday, causing many casualties, the Magen David Adom ambulance service said. REUTERS/Ofer Vaknin Pictures of the month November 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004 RKR/WS
TOLEDO
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October 28, 2004
U.S. President George W. Bush walks to Air Force One after making remarks following a rally in Toledo,...
Toledo, UNITED STATES
U.S. President George W. Bush walks to Air Force One after rally in Toledo.
U.S. President George W. Bush walks to Air Force One after making remarks following a rally in Toledo, Ohio, October 29, 2004. Bush is campaigning in New Hampshire and Ohio today in the run up to the November 2 presidential election. REUTERS/Jason Reed US ELECTION Pictures of the Year 2004 JIR/SV
POY
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October 26, 2004
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 - Red Sox players celebrate after their World Series clinching win over the...
St Louis, UNITED STATES
Red Sox players celebrate after their World Series clinching win over the Cardinals.
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 - Red Sox players celebrate after their World Series clinching win over the Cardinals. Boston Red Sox players including pitcher Alan Embree (top L) celebrate after their World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, in St. Louis, October 27, 2004. The Red Sox won the game 3-0 to sweep the best-of-seven series in four straight games. It is the Red Sox first World Series win since 1918. REUTERS/Mike Blake GMH/HB
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October 26, 2004
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 Miguel Carvajal projects a laser on the red moon during a lunar eclipse seen...
Mamayuta, Chile
A Chilean projects a laser during a moon eclipse at Mamayuta Observatory in Chile.
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 Miguel Carvajal projects a laser on the red moon during a lunar eclipse seen over Mamayuta Observatory in the Chilean Andes, 600 km north of Santiago, October 27, 2004. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
WEATHER TAIWAN TYPHOON
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October 24, 2004
A Taipei pedestrian recovers from a gust of wind as Typhoon Nock-Ten hits the city on October 25, 2004....
Taipei, Taiwan
A Taipei pedestrian recovers from a gust of wind as Typhoon Nock-Ten hits Taipei.
A Taipei pedestrian recovers from a gust of wind as Typhoon Nock-Ten hits the city on October 25, 2004. Strong winds and heavy rain lashed Taiwan on Monday as Typhoon Nock-Ten bore down on the island's eastern shore, forcing schools and businesses in the capital Taipei and other regions to close. REUTERS/Richard Chung Pictures of the Year 2004 MK/CP
QUAKE JAPAN
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October 24, 2004
An elderly woman is carried by Japanese police officers after being evacuated from Yamakoshi village...
Japan
Elderly woman is carried by police officers after being evacuated in Nagaoka, Japan.
An elderly woman is carried by Japanese police officers after being evacuated from Yamakoshi village by Japan Ground Self-Defence Force's helicopter to Nagaoka, northern Japan, October 25, 2004. Tens of thousands of people in the region spent a second night outdoors, in shelters or in their cars as hundreds of aftershocks have hit since Saturday's initial quake, which had a magnitude of 6.8 and killed at least 23 people. REUTERS/Issei Kato Pictures of the Year 2004 IK/CP
POY
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October 22, 2004
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 Ferrari Formula One team driver Michael Schumacher of Germany pulls on his...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Ferrari F1 driver Schumacher puts on hood before free practice at Brazil GP.
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 Ferrari Formula One team driver Michael Schumacher of Germany pulls on his protective hood before a free practice prior to the grid qualifying race of the 2004 Brazil Grand Prix at Sao Paulo's Interlagos race track, October 23, 2004. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
HONGKONG
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October 21, 2004
Worshippers clean the graves of their ancestors at a cemetery during Chung Yeung festival in Hong Kong...
Hong Kong, China
Worshippers clean the graves of their ancestors at a cemetery in Hong Kong.
Worshippers clean the graves of their ancestors at a cemetery during Chung Yeung festival in Hong Kong October 22, 2004. During the festival, many people visit the graves of family members to perform cleansing rites and pay their respects. REUTERS/Kin Cheung Pictures of the Month October 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004 KC/LA
POY
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October 19, 2004
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 - Boston Red catcher Jason Varitek jumps into the arms of pitcher Alan Embree...
New York, USA
Red Sox win in the ALCS against Yankees.
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 - Boston Red catcher Jason Varitek jumps into the arms of pitcher Alan Embree after the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 10-3 to win Game 7 and the American League Championship Series in New York on October 20, 2004. REUTERS/Shaun Best PM/SV
POPE
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October 19, 2004
Pope John Paul II touches his face during his weekly Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square....
Vatican City, Vatican
Pope John Paul II touches his face during his weekly Wednesday general audience in Saint ...
Pope John Paul II touches his face during his weekly Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square. Pope John Paul II touches his face during his weekly Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican October 20, 2004. REUTERS/Tony Gentile Pictures of the Year 2004
SPORT TENNIS MADRID
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October 18, 2004
Andre Agassi of the U.S. serves to Max Mirnyi of Belarus during their match at the Madrid Masters tennis...
Madrid, Spain
Andre Agassi serves during his match against Max Mirnyi at the Madrid masters tennis tournament.
Andre Agassi of the U.S. serves to Max Mirnyi of Belarus during their match at the Madrid Masters tennis tournament in Madrid, October 19, 2004. REUTERS/Paul Hanna Pictures of the Month October 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004 PH/JV
POY
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October 17, 2004
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 - Boston Red Sox David Ortiz raises his finger after hitting a game-winning...
Boston, USA
Red Sox Ortiz celebrates game winning hit against Yankees in Game 5 of the ALCS.
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 - Boston Red Sox David Ortiz raises his finger after hitting a game-winning RBI single in the fourteenth inning in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series against New York Yankees in Boston on October 18, 2004. The Red Sox won the game 5-4. The Red Sox went on to win the ALCS and the World Series. REUTERS/Mike Segar PM/HB
MIDEAST
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October 17, 2004
Two Palestinian muslim woman walk after prayers in a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Jerusalem's...
Jerusalem, Israel
Two Palestinian muslim woman walk after a prayer in mosque in Jerusalems Old City.
Two Palestinian muslim woman walk after prayers in a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Jerusalem's Old City October 18, 2004. Muslims around the world refrain from eating and drinking, amongst other things, from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. REUTERS/Mahfouz Abu Turk Pictures of the Month October 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004 GOT//JV
SPORT SNOWBOARDING AUSTRIA
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October 16, 2004
Austria's Siegfried Grabner takes a curve during the Parallel Giant Slalom race of the Snowboard World...
Soelden, Austria
Austria's Siegfried Grabner takes a curve during the Parallel Giant Slalom race of the Snowboard ...
Austria's Siegfried Grabner takes a curve during the Parallel Giant Slalom race of the Snowboard World Cup in Soelden. Austria's Siegfried Grabner takes a curve after his combatant crashed in the Parallel Giant Slalom race of the Snowboard World Cup in the Austrian resort of Soelden October 17, 2004. REUTERS/Alexandra Winkler Pictures of the Month October 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004
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October 16, 2004
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 A team of Colombian cowboys work to catch a young bull during the World Coleo...
Villavicencio, Colombia
Colombian cowboys work to catch a young bull during a rodeo in Villavicencio.
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 A team of Colombian cowboys work to catch a young bull during the World Coleo Championship in Villavicencio, 85 kms east of Bogota, October 17, 2004. This yearly event includes dozens of competitors from ten countries, and local organizers have declared their intention to promote the sport worldwide and covert it into an Olympic event. "Coleo" involves tackling a young bull by pulling on its tail. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte REUTERS
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MALAYSIA
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October 14, 2004
Malaysian Muslims "sujud" during a Friday prayer on the first day of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur on October...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Muslims pray on first day of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysian Muslims "sujud" during a Friday prayer on the first day of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur on October 15, 2004. Muslims in Malaysia began the Islam's holiest month where devotees refrain from eating, drinking and sexual activity from sunrise to sunset. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad Pictures of the Month October 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004 BM
WEATHER
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October 12, 2004
The colors of Fall can be seen reflected in a waterfall along the Blackberry River in Canaan, Connecticut...
Canaan, USA
The colors of Fall can be seen reflected in a waterfall along the Blackberry River in Canaan, Connecticut....
The colors of Fall can be seen reflected in a waterfall along the Blackberry River in Canaan, Connecticut October 13, 2004. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi Pictures of the Month October 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004 JR
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MIDEAST
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October 12, 2004
A Palestinian boy and relative of Mohammed Marouf, 22, a Hamas militant, who was killed by Israeli troops...
Beit Lahiya, Palestinian Territories
A Palestinian boy relative of a Hamas militant watches his funeral in Beit Lahiya town.
A Palestinian boy and relative of Mohammed Marouf, 22, a Hamas militant, who was killed by Israeli troops on Wednesday, watches during his funeral in the town of Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip October 13,2004. An Israeli helicopter gunship fired a missile near a house during fighting in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday, killing a Hamas militant, medics said. The fighting erupted before dawn as Israeli tanks thrust deeper into the Palestinian town of Beit Lahiya as part of a two-week-old military offensive against militants firing rockets at Israeli border towns. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem Pictures of the Year 2004 SJS/WS
PEOPLE REEVE
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October 10, 2004
Flowers, notes, and photos of Christopher Reeve and wife Dana and a Superman doll mark the Hollywood...
Hollywood, USA
Tributes on Christopher Reeve Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
Flowers, notes, and photos of Christopher Reeve and wife Dana and a Superman doll mark the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve in Hollywood October 11, 2004. Reeve died in a New York hospital of heart failure October 10, 2004, his publicist said on October 11, 2004. Reeve, 52, went into a coma on October 9, when he suffered a heart attack during treatment for an infected pressure wound and died in the afternoon October 10. Reeve was paralyzed when he fell from a horse in 1995. REUTERS/Fred Prouser Pictures of the Month October 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004 FP
POY
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October 09, 2004
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 Lava flows down from Mexico's "Fire Volcano" in Colima State, early October...
Colima, Mexico
Lava flows down Mexicos Fire Volcano in Colima state.
PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 Lava flows down from Mexico's "Fire Volcano" in Colima State, early October 10, 2004. Although activity at the volcano has increased, authorities say that there is no danger of a major eruption. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar
SPAIN
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October 09, 2004
Illegal immigrants rest on a beach after arriving on a makeshift boat in Fuerteventura, one of Spain's...
Fuerteventura, Spain
Illegal immigrants rest after reaching Fuerteventura.
Illegal immigrants rest on a beach after arriving on a makeshift boat in Fuerteventura, one of Spain's Canary Islands, October 10, 2004. About 25 sub-Saharan Africans were inside the boat. REUTERS/Juan Medina Pictures of the Month October 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004 AC/ABP
CAMPAIGN DEBATE
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October 07, 2004
U.S. President George W. Bush and Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry turn away from each other...
St Louis, USA
Bush and Kerry turn away from each other after their debate concluded in St Louis.
U.S. President George W. Bush and Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry turn away from each other after their second debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, October 8, 2004. Bush and Democratic challenger Kerry differed sharply on Iraq, jobs and taxes in their second debate on Friday, with Kerry questioning Bush's judgment and the president accusing Kerry of crumbling under political pressure. REUTERS/Jim Bourg US ELECTION pictures of the month October 2004 Pictures of the Year 2004 JM/HK
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