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Pictures of the Year

Pictures of the Year 2005
Pictures of the Year 2005
FOOD PARMALAT COURT
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September 27, 2005
Parmalat founder Calisto Tanzi (C) sits in a courtroom in Milan September 28, 2005. Tanzi faced a Milan...
Milan, Italy
Parmalat founder Calisto Tanzi sits in courtroom in Milan
Parmalat founder Calisto Tanzi (C) sits in a courtroom in Milan September 28, 2005. Tanzi faced a Milan judge on Wednesday in the first major trial over the dairy group's collapse in December 2003. Most of the 15 other executives stayed away from the trial which also involves two financial institutions. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Daniele La Monaca
BUSH PROTEST
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September 25, 2005
Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan (C) of Vacaville, CA, holds a portrait of her dead military son Casey,...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Anti-war protester Sheehan stands at the gates of the White Houes in Washington during a protest
Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan (C) of Vacaville, CA, holds a portrait of her dead military son Casey, as she stands at the gates of the White House in Washington to ask for a meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush September 26, 2005. U.S. military mother Cindy Sheehan, whose vigil outside Bush's Texas ranch focused attention on the anti-war movement, was arrested on Monday in a sit-in at the White House after refusing to obey police orders to leave. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Jason Reed
BRITAIN
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September 25, 2005
Members of the public stroll past a mural depicting a loyalist paramilitary group, Ulster Volunteer Force...
Belfast, UK
Members of the public stroll past a mural depicting an Ulster Volunteer Force fighter holding a gun on...
Members of the public stroll past a mural depicting a loyalist paramilitary group, Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), fighter holding a gun on a street corner in Shankill Road in Belfast, northern Ireland September 26, 2005. Irish nationalist guerrillas have given up the weapons that sustained their 30-year campaign, international monitors are expected to say on Monday. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
SPORT MOTOR RACING PRIX
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September 24, 2005
Renault's Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain celebrates at the podium after finishing third...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Renault's Formula One driver Alonso celebrates at podium after finishing third in Brazilian Grand Prix...
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. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
RITA NEW ORLEANS
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September 24, 2005
Katie Guillot, 13, carries her luggage as she makes her way out of Crown Pointe, Louisiana, September...
Crown Pointe, UNITED STATES
Girl carries luggage as she makes her way out of Crown Pointe in Louisiana
Katie Guillot, 13, carries her luggage as she makes her way out of Crown Pointe, Louisiana, September 25, 2005. Winds resulting from Hurricane Rita have caused areas like Crown Pointe south of New Orleans to flood. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
MALTA
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September 24, 2005
Armed Forces of Malta marines toss bottles of water to a group of around 180 illegal immigrants as a...
Valletta, Malta
Armed Forces of Malta marines toss bottles of water to a group of illegal immigrants in southwest Malta...
Armed Forces of Malta marines toss bottles of water to a group of around 180 illegal immigrants as a rescue operation gets underway after their vessel ran into engine trouble, some 30km (19 miles) southwest of Malta September 25, 2005. The number of illegal immigrants reaching Maltese shores has reaches crisis proportions and the Maltese government has launched intensive diplomatic efforts to get aid from other European Union countries to deal with the worsening problem, according to military and government officials. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi also see GF2DVIBGABAA
UKRAINE
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September 20, 2005
Sacked Ukrainian prime minister Tymoshenko listens to a journalist's question during her news conference...
Kiev, Ukraine
Sacked Ukrainian prime minister Tymoshenko listens to a journalist's question during her news ...
Sacked Ukrainian prime minister Tymoshenko listens to a journalist's question during her news conference in Kiev. Sacked Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko listens to a journalist's question during her news conference in Kiev, September 21, 2005. Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko failed on Tuesday to win support for his candidate as premier, casting new doubt on hopes that his election after Ukraine's 'Orange Revolution' could catapult the country into Europe's mainstream. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
FRANCE POLITICS
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September 19, 2005
French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin (L) and French Interior Minister and ruling party leader...
Evian-Les-Bains, France
French PM de Villepin and French Interior Minister and ruling party leader Sarkozy in Evian-les-Bains....
French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin (L) and French Interior Minister and ruling party leader Nicolas Sarkozy (R) are seen prior to the opening of the Parliamentary Days of the ruling party UMP (Union for Popular Movement) in Evian-les-Bains, south-eastern France, September 20, 2005. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Denis Balibouse DB/ABP
AFGHAN
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September 19, 2005
An Afghan man working as inspector for political party marks ballot box at election counting centre in...
Herat, Afghanistan
An Afghan man working as inspector for political party marks ballot box at election counting ...
An Afghan man working as inspector for political party marks ballot box at election counting centre in Herat. An Afghan man working as an inspector for a political party marks a ballot box which he has inspected at an election counting centre in Herat September 20, 2005. Counting of ballots from Afghanistan's landmark legislative elections began slowly on Tuesday after international observers praised the vote and al Qaeda's number two condemned it as a farce. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Caren Firouz
IRAQ
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September 18, 2005
British soldier jumps from a burning tank which was set ablaze after a shooting incident in the southern...
Basra
British soldier jumps from burning tank in southern Iraq city of Basra.
British soldier jumps from a burning tank which was set ablaze after a shooting incident in the southern Iraqi city of Basra September 19, 2005. Angry crowds attacked a British tank with petrol bombs and rocks in Basra on Monday after Iraqi authorities said they had detained two British undercover soldiers in the southern city for firing on police. Two Iraqis were killed in the violence, an Interior Ministry official said. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Atef Hassan FR05090016 also see GF1DTZKTLRAA
GERMANY ELECTION MERKEL
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September 18, 2005
Conservative challenger Angela Merkel, leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is surrounded...
Berlin, Germany
Conservative challenger Merkel arrives to address a news conference in Berlin.
Conservative challenger Angela Merkel, leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is surrounded by photographers as she arrives to address a news conference following a party leaders meeting in Berlin September 19, 2005. Merkel reiterated on Monday the election result had given her Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavarian sister party, the CSU, a clear mandate to form the next government. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
GERMANY ELECTION
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September 17, 2005
Angela Merkel leader of the CDU reacts after first exit polls in the Germany's general election in Berlin....
Berlin, Germany
Angela Merkel leader of the CDU reacts after first exit polls in the Germany's general election in ......
Angela Merkel leader of the CDU reacts after first exit polls in the Germany's general election in Berlin. Angela Merkel, leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) walks on stage to address supporters after first exit polls in the Germany's general election at party headquarters in Berlin September 18, 2005. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
BRITAIN FASHION
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September 17, 2005
A security guard (R) removes a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) protester as Welsh...
London, UK
PETA demonstrator holds a banner at the Julien MacDonald fashion show in London.
A security guard (R) removes a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) protester as Welsh designer Julien MacDonald (front 2nd L) looks on at the end of his spring/summer 2006 show during London Fashion Week in London September 18, 2005. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Kevin Coombs KC/KS
GERMANY ELECTION
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September 17, 2005
A german woman wearing a traditional Black Forest costume casts her vote during the country's general...
Gutach, Germany
A german woman wearing a traditional Black Forest costume casts her vote during the country's ...
A german woman wearing a traditional Black Forest costume casts her vote during the country's general election at the polling station in Gutach. A German woman wearing a traditional Black Forest costume casts her vote during the country's general election at the polling station in Gutach, in the southern German Black Forest region, September 18, 2005. Voting began in Germany's closely fought election on Sunday with millions of undecided voters holding the key to a result that will have major implications for economic reform in Europe. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Pascal Lauener
AFGHAN
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September 17, 2005
An Afghan looks at his inked finger before casting his ballot during parliamentary elections in the outskirts...
Kandahar, Afghanistan
An Afghan looks at his inked finger before casting his ballot during parliamentary elections in ...
An Afghan looks at his inked finger before casting his ballot during parliamentary elections in the outskirts of Kandahar. Haji Kher Muhammed, an Afghan Kuchi nomad, looks at his inked finger before casting his ballot during parliamentary elections in the outskirts of Kandahar, Afghanistan September 18, 2005. Afghans voted in national assembly and provincial elections on Sunday for the first time in decades, an event President Hamid Karzai hailed as a defining moment in the nation's struggle to rebuild after years of conflict. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Adrees Latif
SAFRICA
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September 15, 2005
A group of about 100 African penguins are released into the sea near Cape Town September 16, 2005 after...
Cape Town, South Africa
A group of about 100 African penguins are released into the sea near Cape Town.
A group of about 100 African penguins are released into the sea near Cape Town September 16, 2005 after recovering at the SANCCOB (South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) rehabilitation centre. About 400 of these endangered birds were treated by volunteers at the centre after being affected by an oil slick. Conservation officials suspect the oil spill may have been the result of vessels illegally flushing bilges off the South African coast. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Mike Hutchings MH/JJ
SPORT SOCCER UEFA
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September 14, 2005
Racing Lens' Carriere grimaces as he heads the ball during the UEFA Cup match against Groclin Grodzisk...
Lens, France
Racing Lens' Carriere grimaces as he heads the ball during the UEFA Cup match against Groclin ...
Racing Lens' Carriere grimaces as he heads the ball during the UEFA Cup match against Groclin Grodzisk in Lens. Racing Lens' Eric Carriere grimaces as he heads the ball during the UEFA Cup first round first leg soccer match against Groclin Grodzisk at the Felix Bollaert stadium in Lens, September 15, 2005. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
BUSH-KATRINA/
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September 14, 2005
U.S. President George W. Bush boards Air Force One after speaking about Hurricane Katrina's damage to...
New Orleans, UNITED STATES
US President George W Bush boards Air Force One after speech in New Orleans.
U.S. President George W. Bush boards Air Force One after speaking about Hurricane Katrina's damage to the nation on network television from Jackson Square in New Orleans, September 15, 2005. Bush believes the vision for rebuilding should be "locally inspired," but that the country as a whole needs to be committed to that longer-term effort. The president will continue to the White House following the speech. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Larry Downing LSD/PEK/DH
SUMMIT UN
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September 13, 2005
U.S. President George W. Bush writes a note to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during a Security...
New York, USA
US President Bush writes a note to Secretary of State Rice during the Security Council meeting in New...
U.S. President George W. Bush writes a note to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during a Security Council meeting at the 2005 World Summit and 60th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York September 14, 2005. World leaders are exploring ways to revitalize the United Nations at a summit on Wednesday but their blueprint falls short of Secretary-General Kofi Annan's vision of freedom from want, persecution and war. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Rick Wilking PJ/PEK/
INDIA
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September 13, 2005
Indian labourers work at a construction site in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata September 14, 2005....
Kolkata, India
Indian labourers work at a construction site in Kolkata.
Indian labourers work at a construction site in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata September 14, 2005. Despite encouraging progress in cutting poverty and improving the working lives of people in Asia under the Millennium Development Goals, unemployment reached a new record high in the region while jobs growth remained "disappointing", a new report from the International Labour Office said. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Parth Sanyal VM/AT
IRAQ
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September 13, 2005
A man clutches the bloodied clothes and shoes of a relative who was killed by a suicide car bombing in...
Baghdad
Man clutches clothes and shoes of relative killed by suicide car bombing in Baghdad.
A man clutches the bloodied clothes and shoes of a relative who was killed by a suicide car bombing in a residential part of Baghdad September 14, 2005. Police said four people were killed and 22 wounded when a suicide car bomber blew up his vehicle in Baghdad's Shuala district, a mostly Shi'ite neighborhood. Witnesses said the bomber was targeting the nearby offices of radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Kareem Raheem RCS/mk
KATRINA
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September 12, 2005
Hurricane Katrina holdout Creek sits on the porch of his house in front of the Memorial Medical Center...
New Orleans, UNITED STATES
Hurricane Katrina holdout Creek sits on the porch of his house in front of the Memorial Medical Center...
Hurricane Katrina holdout Creek sits on the porch of his house in front of the Memorial Medical Center of New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina holdout Joshua Creek sits on the porch of his house in front of the Memorial Medical Center of New Orleans September 13, 2005. The discovery of at least 44 bodies in an abandoned hospital in New Orleans raised new questions about the response to Hurricane Katrina on Tuesday as President George W. Bush took full responsibility for government failures in handling the disaster. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Carlos Barria
MIDEAST
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September 12, 2005
Settlers house are reflected on the door of a synagogue as a Palestinian policeman guards inside it in...
Netzer Hazani, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian policeman guards synagogue in former settlement of Netzer Hazani, southern Gaza Strip.
Settlers house are reflected on the door of a synagogue as a Palestinian policeman guards inside it in the former Jewish settlement of Netzer Hazani, southern Gaza Strip, September 13, 2005. Jubilant Palestinians planted flags on the rubble of Jewish settlements and set fire to synagogues on Monday as Israeli troops pulled out of the Gaza Strip after 38 years of occupation. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Suhaib Salem SJS/mk
SPORT CRICKET AUSTRALIA
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September 11, 2005
Australia's McGrath and Warne leave the field during the final day of the fifth test of the Ashes series...
London, UK
Australia's McGrath and Warne leave the field during the final day of the fifth test of the Ashes series...
Australia's McGrath and Warne leave the field during the final day of the fifth test of the Ashes series in London. Australia's Glenn McGrath (L) embraces Shane Warne (R) as they leave the field before the final innings of the final day of the fifth test of the Ashes series at The Oval cricket ground in London, September 12, 2005. England won the Ashes for the first time since 1987 after the fifth and final test against Australia ended in a draw on Monday, giving the hosts a 2-1 victory in the series. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Kieran Doherty
SPORT CRICKET AUSTRALIA
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September 11, 2005
England's Pietersen acknowledges the crowd during the final day of the fifth test of the Ashes series...
London, UK
England's Pietersen acknowledges the crowd during the final day of the fifth test of the Ashes series...
England's Pietersen acknowledges the crowd during the final day of the fifth test of the Ashes series in London. England's Kevin Pietersen acknowledges the applause of the crowd as he walks off having scored 158 runs during the final day of the fifth test of the Ashes series at The Oval cricket ground in London, September 12, 2005. England won the Ashes for the first time since 1987 after the fifth and final test against Australia ended in a draw on Monday, giving the hosts a 2-1 victory in the series. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Kieran Doherty
HONGKONG DISNEYLAND
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September 11, 2005
An elderly couple pose at Hong Kong Disneyland on the first day of its official opening September 12,...
Hong Kong, China
Elderly couple pose at Hong Kong Disneyland on first day of its official opening.
An elderly couple pose at Hong Kong Disneyland on the first day of its official opening September 12, 2005. Disney officially opens its new Hong Kong theme park on Monday, bringing a slice of the Magic Kingdom to the Middle Kingdom with a careful blend of American showmanship and Chinese characteristics. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Bobby Yip ODLY PP05090173 BY/TC
SPORT TENNIS OPEN
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September 10, 2005
Roger Federer of Switzerland serves to Andre Agassi of the U.S. During the men's final at the U.S. Open...
New York, USA
Federer of Switzerland serves to Agassi of US at US Open in New York.
Roger Federer of Switzerland serves to Andre Agassi of the U.S. During the men's final at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows, New York, September 11, 2005. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson JA/DY
US
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September 10, 2005
Courtney Ball, 19, of Sommerville, New Jersey, cries at the Flight 93 Temporary Memorial just outside...
Shanksville, UNITED STATES
Courtney Ball of New Jersey cries at Flight 93 Memorial in Pennsylvania.
Courtney Ball, 19, of Sommerville, New Jersey, cries at the Flight 93 Temporary Memorial just outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, September 11, 2005. Sunday is the fourth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on Pennsylvania, New York and Washington D.C. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Jason Cohn JC
ARTS TORONTO FESTIVAL
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September 09, 2005
Actor Johnny Depp arrives at the world premiere of the animated movie "Corpse Bride" at the 30th Toronto...
Toronto, Canada
Johnny Depp attends the world premiere of Corpse Bride at the 30th Toronto International Film Festival....
Actor Johnny Depp arrives at the world premiere of the animated movie "Corpse Bride" at the 30th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto September 10, 2005. The movie is directed by Tim Burton and opens in the United States on September 16, 2005. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni MA/YH
SPAIN
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September 07, 2005
Supporter of male only traditional march gestures from behind a fence during traditional parade in Hondarribia....
Hondarribia, Spain
Supporter of male only traditional march gestures from behind a fence during traditional parade in ......
Supporter of male only traditional march gestures from behind a fence during traditional parade in Hondarribia. A Basque policeman in full riot gear stands in front of a protester who opposes allowing a traditional military parade to become mixed genre in the northern Spanish town of Hondarribia September 8, 2005. The march, commemorating a 1638 battle in Hondarribia between the Spanish and French militaries, has traditionally been kept strictly male and women dressed as soldiers attempting to take part are confronted by detractors who wish to keep it only male, despite a new equality ruling which allows women to take part. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Pablo Sanchez
KATRINA
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September 06, 2005
Hurricane Katrina holdouts speak with troops from the National Guard as they patrol the streets of New...
New Orleans, UNITED STATES
Hurricane Katrina holdouts speak with troops from the National Guard as they patrol the streets of New...
Hurricane Katrina holdouts speak with troops from the National Guard as they patrol the streets of New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina holdouts speak with troops from the National Guard as they patrol the streets of New Orleans, September 7, 2005. Police threatened to force reluctant Hurricane Katrina survivors to leave a ruined and fetid New Orleans on Wednesday as a political storm grew over the botched response to the disaster that some say could cost $150 billion. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
COURT REHNQUIST
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September 06, 2005
The eight remaining Supreme Court Justices wait at a hearse (bottom back to camera) as the flag-draped...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Supreme Court Justices wait as the casket of late Chief Justice William Rehnquist is taken in Washington...
The eight remaining Supreme Court Justices wait at a hearse (bottom back to camera) as the flag-draped casket of the late U.S. Chief Justice William Rehnquist is taken from the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. September 7, 2005. Rehnquist's casket was carried to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday as colleagues, family and his chosen successor took part in a somber ceremony mourning the death of the nation's 16th chief justice. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst JME/JJ
ARTS
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September 06, 2005
British actress Helena Bonham Carter arrives at the Cinema Palace in Venice September 7, 2005 for the...
Venice, Italy
British actress Helena Bonham Carter arrives at Cinema Palace in Venice.
British actress Helena Bonham Carter arrives at the Cinema Palace in Venice September 7, 2005 for the premiere of U.S. director Tim Burton's latest animation movie "Tim Burton's corpse bride" which is being screened at the Venice film festival. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico AMP/VP
KATRINA FIRES
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September 05, 2005
A man stands in flood waters as fire burns down a home in the seventh ward of New Orleans in the aftermath...
New Orleans, UNITED STATES
A man makes his way out of flood waters as fire burns down a home in the seventh ward of New Orleans....
A man stands in flood waters as fire burns down a home in the seventh ward of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina September 6, 2005. The toxic brew of chemicals and human waste in the New Orleans floodwaters will have to be pumped into the Mississippi River or Lake Pontchartrain, raising the specter of an environmental disaster on the heels of Hurricane Katrina, experts say. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton FOR BEST QUALITY ALSO SEE: GF1DVGBGQPAA
KATRINA
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September 04, 2005
Eric Leese sits on a couch in his flooded living room in Metairie, outside New Orleans September 5, 2005....
Metairie, UNITED STATES
Resident sits on a couch in his flooded living room in Metairie, outside New Orleans.
Eric Leese sits on a couch in his flooded living room in Metairie, outside New Orleans September 5, 2005. Thousands of residents of suburban New Orleans returned on Monday to inspect homes wrecked by Hurricane Katrina and President George W. Bush went back to the disaster zone to quell a political crisis over bungled aid efforts. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Lee Celano FR05090007 ljc/VP
AFGHANISTAN
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September 04, 2005
Afghan actors perform during Love's Labours Lost, a play by William Shakespeare, in ruins of royal palace...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghan actors perform during Love's Labours Lost, a play by William Shakespeare, in ruins of ...
Afghan actors perform during Love's Labours Lost, a play by William Shakespeare, in ruins of royal palace in Kabul. Afghan actors perform during Love's Labours Lost, a play by William Shakespeare, in the ruins of the royal palace in Kabul, Afghanistan September 5, 2005. The production marks the first time in more than a quarter century that a play by Shakespeare has been publicly performed in Kabul. The play was in Dari, one of the national languages, and performed by Afghan actors. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Ahmad Masood FR05090010 also see GF1DUVDLQEAA
KATRINA
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September 04, 2005
Gabriel Whitfield hugs his sister-in-law Ariel Pietrello at their home in Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans...
New Orleans, UNITED STATES
Gabriel Whitfield hugs his sister-in-law Ariel Pietrello at their home in Metairie.
Gabriel Whitfield hugs his sister-in-law Ariel Pietrello at their home in Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans September 5, 2005. For Pietrello, it was her first time back home since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city of New Orleans. Residents were allowed back to their homes for the first time on Monday. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton SS/KS
TRADE CHINA TEXTILES
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September 04, 2005
A Chinese shopkeeper reads newspapers at a textile market in Shanghai, China September 5, 2005. China...
Shanghai, China
Chinese shopkeeper reads newspapers at a textile market in Shanghai, China.
A Chinese shopkeeper reads newspapers at a textile market in Shanghai, China September 5, 2005. China and the European Union reached an agreement on Monday to unblock millions of Chinese garments that have piled up at EU borders because they exceed import quotas, and EU official close to the talks said. But Chinese Commerce Minister Bo Xilai cautioned that the two sides had not yet put pen to paper. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Aly Song ALF/TZ
WEATHER KATRINA
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September 03, 2005
Victims of Hurricane Katrina stay at the Astrodome stadium where 16,000 evacuees are receiving food and...
Houston, USA
Victims of Hurricane Katrina stay at the Astrodome stadium in Houston.
Victims of Hurricane Katrina stay at the Astrodome stadium where 16,000 evacuees are receiving food and shelter in Houston, Texas September 4, 2005. The arena is being used as an intake facility where medical care is provided and evacuees of Hurricane Katrina are evaluated for assignment to other facilities. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Carlos Barria CB/SA
HURRICANE KATRINA
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September 03, 2005
A man clings to the top of a vehicle before being rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard from the flooded streets...
multiple cities, USA
Man clings to top of vehicle in flooded aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
A man clings to the top of a vehicle before being rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard from the flooded streets of New Orleans, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, in Louisiana September 4, 2005. Residents continue to be rescued from their homes and the streets of the flood ravaged city. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Robert Galbraith FR05090007 RG/DH FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE SEE: GM1DVGOMQWAA
MIDEAST GAZA
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September 03, 2005
Palestinians run from an Israeli army tank guarding the Jewish settlement of Neve Dekalim, southern Gaza...
Neve Dekalim, Palestinian Territories
Palestinians run from an Israeli army tank guarding the Jewish settlement of Neve Dekalim.
Palestinians run from an Israeli army tank guarding the Jewish settlement of Neve Dekalim, southern Gaza Strip September 4, 2005. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet this month, their first summit since Jewish settlers were evacuated from occupied Gaza, an Israeli newspaper said. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Damir Sagolj DS/JJ
KATRINA
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September 03, 2005
An elderly woman lies on a baggage cart as she waits to be evacuated by U.S. Air Force military rescue...
New Orleans, UNITED STATES
Elderly woman waits to be evacuated from New Orleans International Airport.
An elderly woman lies on a baggage cart as she waits to be evacuated by U.S. Air Force military rescue workers from the triage unit inside the New Orleans International Airport September 4, 2005. New Orleans began the gruesome task of collecting its thousands of dead on Sunday as the Bush administration tried to save face after its botched rescue plans left the city at the mercy of Hurricane Katrina. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton SS/dy
KATRINA
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September 02, 2005
A couple affected by Hurricane Katrina hugs on a rooftop in St. Bernard Parish near New Orleans, Louisiana...
New Orleans, UNITED STATES
A couple affected by Hurricane Katrina hugs on a rooftop in St. Bernard Parish near New Orleans, Louisiana....
A couple affected by Hurricane Katrina hugs on a rooftop in St. Bernard Parish near New Orleans, Louisiana September 3, 2005. U.S. President George W. Bush ordered more troops to secure New Orleans on Saturday as rescuers evacuated thousands of desperate refugees and closed two huge shelters plagued by murder, rape and chaos. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/David J. Phillip/Pool CN
KATRINA HELPLESS
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September 02, 2005
A barefooted elderly woman walks down St. Charles street as evacuees remain stranded during the aftermath...
New Orleans, UNITED STATES
Barefooted elderly woman walks down St. Charles street in aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans....
A barefooted elderly woman walks down St. Charles street as evacuees remain stranded during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans September 3, 2005. President George W. Bush on Saturday ordered the deployment of 7,000 additional U.S. troops to help desperate survivors of Hurricane Katrina as he acknowledged the initial federal effort had fallen short. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton SS/VP
GERMANY
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September 01, 2005
A supporter of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader and conservative candidate for chancellor...
Nuremberg, Germany
A supporter of CDU leader Merkel holds up a placard during a CSU party convention in Nuremberg.
A supporter of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader and conservative candidate for chancellor Angela Merkel holds up a placard reading 'Angie' during a party convention of Bavaria's Christian Social Union (CSU) in the southern German city of Nuremberg, September 2, 2005. German elections will be held on September 18, one year ahead of schedule, after the country's highest court ruled the early vote engineered by Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder was legal. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Alexandra Winkler AX/AA
MIDEAST
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September 01, 2005
Palestinian man holds stone during joint protest against controversial Israeli barrier in West Bank village...
Bilin
Palestinian man holds stone during joint protest against controversial Israeli barrier in West Bank ......
Palestinian man holds stone during joint protest against controversial Israeli barrier in West Bank village of Bilin. A Palestinian man holds a stone during a joint protest by Israeli, Palestinian and international peace activists against the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin September 2, 2005. Israel has frozen plans to build 1,000 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank near Jerusalem, a minister said on Friday, heeding U.S. opposition to a move Palestinians fear would deny them a viable state. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
DISASTER KATRINA
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August 31, 2005
A man holding a baby uncovers the body of a dead man, suspected to have been sitting there for two days,...
New Orleans, UNITED STATES
Man uncovers body of a dead man outside New Orleans Convention Center after Hurricane Katrina struck....
A man holding a baby uncovers the body of a dead man, suspected to have been sitting there for two days, outside the New Orleans Convention Center September 1, 2005. Several people among the thousands of stranded evacuees from Hurricane Katrina have died while waiting outside the building, with no sign of imminent help on the way. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Rick Wilking JIR/mk
MIDEAST GAZA
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August 31, 2005
A Palestinian boy wearing a t-shirt with picture of the late President Yasser Arafat and a fake suicide...
multiple cities, Palestinian Territories
A Palestinian boy wearing a t-shirt with picture of the late President Yasser Arafat and a fake ...
A Palestinian boy wearing a t-shirt with picture of the late President Yasser Arafat and a fake suicide bomber belt attends a gathering in Gaza City. A Palestinian boy wearing a t-shirt with picture of the late President Yasser Arafat and a fake suicide bomber belt attends a gathering to celebrate the Israeli pullout from Gaza Strip in Gaza City September 1, 2005. Israel held its first public talks with Pakistan on Thursday and Jordan's king was expected to visit the Jewish state soon in signs of a thaw with the Muslim world after its evacuation of Jewish settlers from Gaza. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Damir Sagolj FR05090007
RUSSIA BESLAN
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August 31, 2005
A relative grieves at Beslan school No.1 at a wall with portraits of the victims of the school siege...
Beslan, Russia
A relative grieves at Beslan school No.1 during commemorating of the victims of the school siege.
A relative grieves at Beslan school No.1 at a wall with portraits of the victims of the school siege during a commemoration ceremony, September 1, 2005. The sound of wailing cut through the air as bereaved relatives marked the first anniversary of the start of the hostage siege that ended two days later in the deaths of 331 people. Pictures of the Year 2005 REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin AS/AA
SPORT CYCLING
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August 30, 2005
A man looks at a pack of riders cycle during the fifth stage of the Tour of Spain, from Alcazar de San...
Cuenca, Spain
A man looks at a pack of riders cycle during the fifth stage of the Tour of Spain.
A man looks at a pack of riders cycle during the fifth stage of the Tour of Spain, from Alcazar de San Juan to Cuenca, August 31, 2005. Norway's Thor Hushovd won the stage. Australian Bradley McGee retains the overall lead. REUTERS/Dani Cardona Pictures of the Month August 2005 Pictures of the Year 2005 DCF/DH
WEATHER KATRINA
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August 30, 2005
A police car is submerged in New Orleans East August 31, 2005 after Hurricane Katrina hit the area. Authorities...
New Orleans, UNITED STATES
A police car is submerged in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit the area.
A police car is submerged in New Orleans East August 31, 2005 after Hurricane Katrina hit the area. Authorities struggled on Wednesday to evacuate thousands of people from hurricane-battered New Orleans as food and water grew scarce and looters raided stores, while U.S. President George W. Bush said it would take years to recover from the devastation. Pictures of the Year 2005 BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE REUTERS/Rick Wilking RTW/CN
WEATHER KATRINA
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August 30, 2005
Prisoner inmates are held at the end of a sunken highway in New Orleans, Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina...
New Orleans, USA
Prisoner inmates are held at the end of a sunken highway in New Orleans, Louisiana after Hurricane ......
Prisoner inmates are held at the end of a sunken highway in New Orleans, Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina struck. Prison inmates are held at the end of a sunken highway in New Orleans, Louisiana August 31, 2005 after Hurricane Katrina struck. Authorities struggled on Wednesday to evacuate thousands of people from hurricane-battered New Orleans as food and water grew scarce and looters raided stores, while U.S. President George W. Bush said it would take years to recover from the devastation. REUTERS/Marc Serota Pictures of the Year 2005
GERMANY ELECTION
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August 30, 2005
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder sings with members of a coal miners choir at the end of a Social...
Berlin, Germany
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder sings with members of a coal miners choir at the end of a ...
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder sings with members of a coal miners choir at the end of a Social Democrats one-day extraordinary party meeting in Berlin. German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder sings with members of a coal miners choir at the end of a Social Democrats one-day extraordinary party meeting in Berlin August 31, 2005. Germany's elections will be held on September 18, one year ahead of schedule, after the country's highest court ruled the early vote engineered by Schroeder legal. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Pictures of the month August 2005 Pictures of the Year 2005
GDANSK
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August 30, 2005
Former Polish President Lech Walesa gestures before the opening ceremony of the 25th anniversary of Solidarnosc...
Gdansk, Poland
Former Polish President Lech Walesa gestures before the opening ceremony of the 25th anniversary of ......
Former Polish President Lech Walesa gestures before the opening ceremony of the 25th anniversary of Solidarnosc (Solidarity) movement in Gdansk. Former Polish President Lech Walesa gestures before the opening ceremony of the 25th anniversary of Solidarnosc (Solidarity) movement in Gdansk August 31, 2005. Representatives of 30 governments, human rights activists and historians have gathered in Poland this week to commemorate the 1980 Gdansk shipyard strike which ended 25 years ago with the birth of eastern Europe's first independent trade union, Solidarity. REUTERS/Katarina Stoltz Pictures of the month August 2005 Pictures of the Year 2005
IRAQ
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August 30, 2005
An Iraqi woman mourns a dead relative in the makeshift morgue at the Al-Na'man hospital in Baghdad August...
Baghdad
Iraqi woman mourns a dead relative in makeshift morgue at Al-Na'man hospital in Baghdad.
An Iraqi woman mourns a dead relative in the makeshift morgue at the Al-Na'man hospital in Baghdad August 31, 2005. More than 600 Iraqi Shi'ites died in a stampede over a Tigris River bridge in Baghdad on Wednesday, panicked by rumoUrs a suicide bomber was about to blow himself up, an Interior Ministry source told Reuters. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani Pictures of the month August 2005 Pictures of the Year 2005
IRAQ
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August 30, 2005
Iraqi pilgrims walk past shoes lost during a stampede on Baghdad's Al A'ema bridge August 31, 2005. More...
Baghdad
Iraqi pilgrims walk past shoes lost during a stampede on Baghdad's Al A'ema bridge.
Iraqi pilgrims walk past shoes lost during a stampede on Baghdad's Al A'ema bridge August 31, 2005. More than 600 Iraqi Shi'ites died in a stampede over a Tigris River bridge in Baghdad on Wednesday, panicked by rumours a suicide bomber was about to blow himself up, an Interior Ministry source told Reuters. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani Pictures of the Month August 2005 Pictures of the Year 2005 CJF/CN
SPORT BASEBALL
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August 29, 2005
Angels closing pitcher Rodriguez warms up before the first in a three game series against the Athletics...
Anaheim, USA
Angels closing pitcher Rodriguez warms up before the first in a three game series against the Athletics...
Angels closing pitcher Rodriguez warms up before the first in a three game series against the Athletics in Anaheim. Los Angeles Angels closing pitcher Francisco Rodriguez warms up before the first in a three game series against the Oakland Athletics in Anaheim, California August 30, 2005. Rodriguez gave up the game-winning home run in the eleventh inning as the Angels lost their fifth successive game, allowing the Athletics to move a season-high two games ahead of the Angels in the AL West. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Pictures of the month August 2005 Pictures of the Year 2005
WEATHER KATRINA
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August 28, 2005
Cynthia Gonzales runs through the rain with a stray dog she rescued from a destroyed gas station (background)...
New Orleans, UNITED STATES
Girl runs through rain with stray dog she rescued from destroyed gas station in Gretna, Louisiana.
Cynthia Gonzales runs through the rain with a stray dog she rescued from a destroyed gas station (background) in Gretna, Louisiana, as Hurricane Katrina hit August 29, 2005. Hurricane Katrina ripped into the U.S. Gulf Coast on Monday, battering the historic jazz city New Orleans, swamping resort towns and lowlands with a crushing surge of seawater and stranding people on rooftops. The image was taken with a rain-soaked lens, giving the foggy effect. PP05090090 REUTERS/Rick Wilking Pictures of the Year 2005 RTW/DH
KOREA NORTH REUNION
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August 27, 2005
South Koreans on a bus cry as they bid farewell to North Korean relatives after a family reunion in Mount...
Mt. Kumgang, Korea
South Koreans bid farewell to North Korean relatives after family reunion in Mount Kumgang.
South Koreans on a bus cry as they bid farewell to North Korean relatives after a family reunion in Mount Kumgang, North Korea, August 28, 2005. Ninety-nine South Koreans returned from North Korea on Sunday after the three-day family reunion with North Korean family members for the first time since both countries sealed themselves off from one another at the end of the 1950-1953 Korea War. KOREA OUT REUTERS/KPPA Pictures of the month August 2005 Pictures of the Year 2005 KKH/YH
SAFRICA
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August 26, 2005
Giant waves crash over onlookers washing them off the sea wall of Cape Town's Kalk Bay harbour, August...
Cape Town, South Africa
Giant waves crash over onlookers washing them off the sea wall of Cape Town's Kalk Bay harbour.
Giant waves crash over onlookers washing them off the sea wall of Cape Town's Kalk Bay harbour, August 27, 2005. The two men were later rescued as storms created waves of an estimated nine metres. Picture taken August 27, 2005. REUTERS/Philip Massie Pictures of the Month August 2005 Pictures of the Year 2005 BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
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