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Yearend Roundup 2007

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RUSSIA-BABY/
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September 27, 2007
Baby girl Nadia (L), who weighed 7.75 kg (17.1 lbs) after birth, lies in a maternity ward in the Siberian...
Barnaul, Russia
Baby girl Nadia, who weighed 7.75 kg (17.1 lbs) after birth, lies in a maternity ward in the Siberian...
Baby girl Nadia (L), who weighed 7.75 kg (17.1 lbs) after birth, lies in a maternity ward in the Siberian city of Barnaul September 26, 2007. One Siberian mother has done more than her fair share to heal Russia's dire population decline. Tatyana Khalina shocked her husband by giving birth to a 7.75 kg (17.1 lbs) baby girl this month, her 12th child. REUTERS/Andrey Kasprishin (RUSSIA)
JAPAN
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April 28, 2007
Babies, held by amateur sumo wrestlers, face each other during a baby-crying contest at Sensoji temple...
Tokyo, Japan
Babies, held by amateur sumo wrestlers, face each other during a baby-crying contest at Sensoji temple...
Babies, held by amateur sumo wrestlers, face each other during a baby-crying contest at Sensoji temple in Tokyo April 28, 2007. Eighty-four babies born in 2006 took part in the event which is held to pray for the babies' health and growth. The winner of the contest is the baby who cries the loudest. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN)
CHINA
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March 20, 2007
A child gets a haircut on a street in Nanjing, in eastern China's Jiangsu province March 20, 2007. It...
Nanjing, China
A child gets a haircut on a street in Nanjing
A child gets a haircut on a street in Nanjing, in eastern China's Jiangsu province March 20, 2007. It is believed to bring luck when one gets a haircut during the second day of the second Chinese lunar month which falls on March 20 this year. REUTERS/Jeff Xu (CHINA)
BRITAIN/
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February 02, 2007
Christie's employee Zoe Schoon walks past British artist Damien Hirst's piece "Untitled" at a public...
London, United Kingdom
Christie's employee walks past Hirst piece at public preview in London
Christie's employee Zoe Schoon walks past British artist Damien Hirst's piece "Untitled" at a public preview of the Post War and Contemporary art sale at Christie's auction showroom in west London February 2, 2007. The largest sale of its type will take place later in February, with works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Francis Bacon, Sigmar Polke and Damien Hirst. The sale is estimated to fetch in excess of £40 million (US$78.8 million). REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN)
USA/
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March 22, 2007
A pair of boots with iguana heads is seen at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife Property Repository...
Commerce City, UNITED STATES
A pair of boots with iguana heads is seen at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife Property Repository...
A pair of boots with iguana heads is seen at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife Property Repository in Commerce City, Colorado March 22, 2007. The Repository holds thousands of illegal wildlife trade artifacts confiscated at ports of entry to the United States. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
GERMANY/
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April 11, 2007
A member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) covered with artificial blood, stands...
Berlin, Germany
Member of PETA covered with artificial blood protest against the use of fur in front of a Burberry boutique...
A member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) covered with artificial blood, stands on fur during a protest against the use of fur in front of a boutique of luxury goods company Burberry in Berlin April 12, 2007. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke (GERMANY)
RUSSIA/
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July 20, 2007
Women compete in a high-heel sprint in St.Petersburg July 21, 2007. Some 100 women took part in the race...
St.Petersburg, Russia
Women compete in a high-heel sprint in St.Petersburg
Women compete in a high-heel sprint in St.Petersburg July 21, 2007. Some 100 women took part in the race wearing high-heeled shoes with a required minimum height of 9 centimetres (3.5 inches) to compete for a shopping voucher worth 50,000 roubles (about $2,000). REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA)
SOCCER-EURO/POLAND
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August 06, 2007
A woman looks at skirts at a communist-era stadium that is now being used as Europe's largest outdoor...
Warsaw, Poland
A woman looks at skirts at a communist-era stadium that is now called "Jarmark Europa" in Warsaw
A woman looks at skirts at a communist-era stadium that is now being used as Europe's largest outdoor market called "Jarmark Europa" in Warsaw June 14,2007. Poland wants to set a new deadline for the construction of their Euro 2012 stadiums, Sports Minister Elzbieta Jakubiak said on Monday. The planned national stadium in the capital Warsaw has proved the biggest headache. The new ground is to be built at a dilapidated communist-era stadium now being used as Europe's largest outdoor market, with Jakubiak saying hundreds of traders will be asked to leave by mid-September. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel(POLAND)
JAPAN/
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May 23, 2007
Orient Industry President Hideo Tsuchiya poses with sex dolls at his company's showroom in Tokyo May...
Tokyo, Japan
Orient Industry President Hideo Tsuchiya poses with sex dolls at his company's showroom in Tokyo
Orient Industry President Hideo Tsuchiya poses with sex dolls at his company's showroom in Tokyo May 23, 2007. Orient Industry makes sex dolls to order with a variety of bodies, faces and hairstyles that cost from 140,000 yen (US$1,150) for a basic model to 650,000 yen (US$5,400) for models with realistic latex skin and internal metal skeletons. REUTERS/Michael Caronna (JAPAN)
APEC-CHINA/
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September 04, 2007
A labourer works at a production line at a toy factory in Panyu, south China's Guangdong province, September...
Guangzhou, China
A labourer works at a production line at a toy factory in Panyu, south China's Guangdong province
A labourer works at a production line at a toy factory in Panyu, south China's Guangdong province, September 4, 2007. Chinese President Hu Jintao, domestically stronger than ever, will have to defend the "made-in-China" label and is likely to face questions about trade and investment policies at an Asia-Pacific summit this week. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA)
SPAIN/
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January 24, 2007
Windshield wipers of a car covered by snow are seen in Pajares, in the northern Spanish region of Asturias,...
Pajares, Spain
Windshield wipers of a car covered by snow are seen in Pajares, northern Spain
Windshield wipers of a car covered by snow are seen in Pajares, in the northern Spanish region of Asturias, January 24, 2007. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso (SPAIN)
GLOBALWARMING-ARCTIC/
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April 24, 2007
Climate activists Lesley Butler and Rob Bell (R) "sunbathe" on the edge of a frozen fjord in the Norwegian...
Longyearbyen, Norway
Climate activists Lesley Butler and Rob Bell "sunbathe" on the edge of a frozen fjord in the Norwegian...
Climate activists Lesley Butler and Rob Bell (R) "sunbathe" on the edge of a frozen fjord in the Norwegian Arctic town of Longyearbyen April 25, 2007. The activists are warning that global warming could thaw the Arctic and make the sea warm enough for people to swim and sunbathe in. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir (NORWAY) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
MEXICO-TUNICK/
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May 06, 2007
Thousands of naked volunteers pose for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick at Mexico City's Zocalo square...
Mexico City, Mexico
Thousands of naked volunteers pose for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick at Mexico City's Zocalo square...
Thousands of naked volunteers pose for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick at Mexico City's Zocalo square May 6, 2007. A record 18,000 people took off their clothes to pose for Tunick on Sunday in Mexico City's Zocalo square, the heart of the ancient Aztec empire. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO)
SOUTH AFRICA
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September 28, 2007
Artist Tim Patch (L), who calls himself 'Pricasso', paints a picture of Olga Braude (R) using his penis...
Johannesburg, South Africa
Artist Tim Patch who calls himself 'Pricasso', paints a picture of Olga Braude using his penis in Johannesburg...
Artist Tim Patch (L), who calls himself 'Pricasso', paints a picture of Olga Braude (R) using his penis at the Sexpo in Johannesburg, September 28, 2007. Patch has painted portraits of some of the worlds most famous people including George Bush and Queen of England. REUTERS/Antony Kaminju (SOUTH AFRICA)
SPAIN/
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February 20, 2007
A man dressed as a woman urinates on a street during the Carnival in Cadiz late February 19, 2007. The...
Cadiz, Spain
A man dressed as a woman urinates during the Carnival in Cadiz
A man dressed as a woman urinates on a street during the Carnival in Cadiz late February 19, 2007. The carnival will run until February 25. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo (SPAIN)
COLOMBIA/
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February 12, 2007
Julian, a pet Red Howler monkey (Alouatta seniculus), uses the toilet in La Pintada, Antioquia province,...
La Pintada, Colombia
Julian, a pet Red Howler monkey, uses the toilet in La Pintada
Julian, a pet Red Howler monkey (Alouatta seniculus), uses the toilet in La Pintada, Antioquia province, Colombia February 12, 2007. REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera (COLOMBIA)
SRILANKA-ELEPHANTPOLO/
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February 16, 2007
An elephant destroys a minibus after throwing its rider and going on a rampage during Sri Lanka's sixth...
Galle, Sri Lanka
An elephant destroys a minibus after throwing it's rider and going on a rampage
An elephant destroys a minibus after throwing its rider and going on a rampage during Sri Lanka's sixth annual elephant polo tournament in Galle February 15, 2007. Abey, a four-tonne eighteen-year-old elephant, threw off his mahout and American rider and went on a rampage destroying a vehicle before being subdued. REUTERS/Buddhika Weerasinghe (SRI LANKA)

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KENYA-
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July 29, 2007
A zebra charges towards Kenya Wildlife Service rangers at the Marula ranch, in Naivasha 100 km (62 miles)...
Naivasha, Kenya
A zebra charges towards Kenya Wildlife Service rangers at the Marula ranch
A zebra charges towards Kenya Wildlife Service rangers at the Marula ranch, in Naivasha 100 km (62 miles) west of Nairobi, July 30, 2007. Kenya has started moving about 2,000 animals including hundreds of zebra and impala to a famed game reserve devastated by poaching, officials said on Friday. The month-long exercise is part of a drive to rebrand Meru National Park, which is best known outside the country as the setting for George and Joy Adamson's book and Oscar-winning 1966 film "Born Free", about an orphaned lioness cub they raised. REUTERS/Boniface Mwangi (KENYA) KENYA OUT
KAZAKHSTAN/
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September 09, 2007
A woman holds a Sphynx cat during a local cat show in Almaty September 9, 2007. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov...
Almaty, Kazakhstan
A woman holds a Sphynx cat during a local cat show in Almaty
A woman holds a Sphynx cat during a local cat show in Almaty September 9, 2007. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (KAZAKHSTAN)
CHINA/
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July 13, 2007
He Pingping (R), 19, a 0.73 metres (2 feet, 5 inches) man, adjusts his suit as he shakes hands with Bao...
Baotou, China
Bao Xishun shakes hands with He Pingping in Baotou
He Pingping (R), 19, a 0.73 metres (2 feet, 5 inches) man, adjusts his suit as he shakes hands with Bao Xishun (L), 56, a 2.36-metre (7 feet, 9 inches) herdsman listed by the Guinness World Records as the tallest living man, in Baotou, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region July 13, 2007. He is applying for the Guinness World Record as the world's shortest man,local media reported. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA)
USA-BECKHAM/ WAX
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January 23, 2007
Wax figures of David (L) and Victoria Beckham (C) are welcomed by a wax figure of U.S. President George...
New York, UNITED STATES
Wax figures of David and Victoria Beckham are welcomed by a wax figure of U.S. President George W. Bush...
Wax figures of David (L) and Victoria Beckham (C) are welcomed by a wax figure of U.S. President George W. Bush at Madame Tussauds in New York January 23, 2007. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES)
BRITAIN
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August 17, 2007
A protestor dressed as a clown stands beside a police officer at the Camp for Climate Action near to...
London, United Kingdom
A protestor dressed as a clown stands beside a police officer at the Camp for Climate Action near to...
A protestor dressed as a clown stands beside a police officer at the Camp for Climate Action near to Heathrow Airport in west London, August 18, 2007. Security remains high as the week-long enviromental protest camp near the airport plan a day of 'mass action' on Sunday. REUTERS/Stephen Hird (BRITAIN)
USA/
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May 24, 2007
Jeff Gambell (L), dressed as Darth Vader from the Star Wars movies, talks to Ellen Smith at the U.S....
Norwood, UNITED STATES
Jeff Gambell, dressed as Darth Vader from the Star Wars movies, talks to Ellen Smith at the U.S. Post...
Jeff Gambell (L), dressed as Darth Vader from the Star Wars movies, talks to Ellen Smith at the U.S. Post Office in Norwood, Massachusetts May 25, 2007. The U.S. Postal Service released commemorative stamps to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of the first Star Wars movie. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES)
PALESTINIANS-GAZA/
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June 14, 2007
A Hamas fighter takes position inside a scanning machine in the customs hall of the Rafah crossing border,...
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
A Hamas fighter takes position inside a scanning machine in the customs hall of the Rafah crossing border,...
A Hamas fighter takes position inside a scanning machine in the customs hall of the Rafah crossing border, between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip, after they captured it, June 15, 2007. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA) Also see image GF1DVNMVAVAA
SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/BARCELONA-LIVERPOOL
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February 20, 2007
A stadium worker carries a cardboard figure of Ronaldinho ahead of a training session at Camp Nou in...
Barcelona, Spain
A stadium worker carries a cardboard figure of Ronaldinho ahead of a training session at Camp Nou in...
A stadium worker carries a cardboard figure of Ronaldinho ahead of a training session at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain, February 20, 2007. Barcelona are set to play Liverpool in their Champion's League first leg soccer match on Wednesday. REUTERS/Phil Noble (SPAIN)
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IRAQ/
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June 12, 2007
U.S. soldiers push the car of an Iraqi man to start the engine at a check point in north Baghdad June...
Baghdad, Iraq
U.S. soldiers push the car of an Iraqi man to start the engine at a check point in north Baghdad
U.S. soldiers push the car of an Iraqi man to start the engine at a check point in north Baghdad June 13, 2007. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (IRAQ)
AUSTRALIA/
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August 22, 2007
"Jimiyu", an 18-month-old male giraffe from Western Plains Zoo in Central New South Wales looks out the...
Sydney, Australia
"Jimiyu", an 18-month-old male giraffe from Western Plains Zoo looks out the back of a transport truck...
"Jimiyu", an 18-month-old male giraffe from Western Plains Zoo in Central New South Wales looks out the back of a transport truck as it is driven to his new home at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, August 22, 2007. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas (AUSTRALIA)
GERMANY/
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August 23, 2007
Artist Frank Boelter sits in his lifesize paper boat as he leaves a shipyard in Lauenburg August 23,...
LAUENBURG, Germany
Artist Frank Boelter sits in his lifesize paper boat as he leaves a shipyard in Lauenburg
Artist Frank Boelter sits in his lifesize paper boat as he leaves a shipyard in Lauenburg August 23, 2007. The boat, made from a 170-square-metre piece of 'Tetrapack' paper normally used in milk packages, is part of his exhibition called 'Bis ans Ende der Welt' (Until the end of the world). REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY)
TENNIS/
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May 02, 2007
Roger Federer (bottom) of Switzerland returns the ball to Rafael Nadal of Spain during "The Battle of...
Palma De Mallorca, Spain
Federer returns the ball to Nadal during "The Batte of Surfaces" tennis match in Mallorca
Roger Federer (bottom) of Switzerland returns the ball to Rafael Nadal of Spain during "The Battle of Surfaces" tennis match at Palma's Arena in Palma de Mallorca, Spain May 2, 2007. The match is a tennis match played on a hybrid court comprising of half clay and half grass. REUTERS/Dani Cardona (SPAIN) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GM1E6631EPV01.
AUSTRALIA
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November 02, 2005
A woman approaches an artwork called "Big Chook", made of fibreglass and high gloss epoxy marine paint,...
Sydney, Australia
Woman approaches artwork called Big Chook on Tamarama Beach in Sydney
A woman approaches an artwork called "Big Chook", made of fibreglass and high gloss epoxy marine paint, on Tamarama Beach in Sydney November 2, 2005. Australian artist Jeremy Parnell says people frying themselves on the beach for a suntan inspired his piece which joins 100 artworks contributed by international and Australian artists at the annual outdoor Sculpture by the Sea exhibition which is in its ninth year. REUTERS/Will Burgess FR051103 Pictures of the Month November 2005 Also see image: GM1DVDHTXHAA
AUSTRALIA
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September 26, 2007
Women dressed in bikinis pose for a photographer on Sydney's Bondi Beach September 26, 2007. 1010 bikini...
Sydney, Australia
Women dressed in Bikinis pose for a photographer on Sydney's Bondi Beach
Women dressed in bikinis pose for a photographer on Sydney's Bondi Beach September 26, 2007. 1010 bikini clad women posed on Australia's iconic beach on Wednesday, setting a Guinness world record for the largest swimsuit photo shoot. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne (AUSTRALIA)
FRANCE/
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March 07, 2007
Dutch porn actress Zara Whites, born Esther Kooiman, lies on the pavement in packaging labelled 'flesh'...
Paris, France
Dutch porn actress Whites lies on the pavement outside the Agriculture Fair in Paris
Dutch porn actress Zara Whites, born Esther Kooiman, lies on the pavement in packaging labelled 'flesh' to promote vegetarianism for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) outside the Agriculture Fair in Paris March 7, 2007. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE)
KENYA/
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August 07, 2007
A Maasai man eats raw bone marrow during preparations to celebrate the International Day of World's Indigenous...
OLOONONG'OT, Kenya
A Maasai man eats raw bone marrow during preparations to celebrate the International Day of World's...
A Maasai man eats raw bone marrow during preparations to celebrate the International Day of World's Indigenous People in Oloonong'ot, some 100 km (62 miles) west of Nairobi, August 8, 2007. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti (KENYA)
USA/
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June 21, 2007
Dennis Avner, also known as the Cat Man, poses during Ripley's Believe It Or Not ! Odditorium grand opening...
New York, UNITED STATES
The Cat Man poses during Ripley's Believe It Or Not ! Odditorium grand opening in Times Square in New...
Dennis Avner, also known as the Cat Man, poses during Ripley's Believe It Or Not ! Odditorium grand opening in Times Square in New York, June 21, 2007. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES)
JAPAN
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May 07, 2007
A model demonstrates the use of Umo Inc.'s 24-carat gold leaf "Gold Facial Treatment" at the Beautyworld...
Tokyo, Japan
A model demonstrates the use of Umo Inc.'s 24-carat gold leaf "Gold Facial Treatment" at Beautyworld...
A model demonstrates the use of Umo Inc.'s 24-carat gold leaf "Gold Facial Treatment" at the Beautyworld Japan 2007 trade fair in Tokyo May 7, 2007. The treatment costs 30, 000 yen ($250). REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN) Also see image: GF1DVGQKCEAA
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