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Pictures of the Year

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Pictures of the Decade
QUAKE-HAITI/
RTR29JER
January 27, 2010
A woman puts her hand near a crack on a wall as she waits for food distribution in Port-au-Prince, Haiti...
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
A woman puts her hand near a crack on a wall as she waits for food distribution in Port-au-Prince
A woman puts her hand near a crack on a wall as she waits for food distribution in Port-au-Prince, Haiti January 27, 2010. A shallow 4.9 magnitude aftershock rattled western Haiti on Tuesday, two weeks after a killer 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, the U.S. Geological Service said. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (HAITI - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GM1E62B01UW01 and GM1E62B01ZO01.
THAILAND/
RTR2D7S4
April 27, 2010
Army soldiers and riot policemen fire towards anti-government 'red shirt' protesters who planned a road...
Bangkok, Thailand
Army soldiers and riot policemen fire towards anti-government 'red shirt' protesters who planned a road...
Army soldiers and riot policemen fire towards anti-government 'red shirt' protesters who planned a road block along a highway in the outskirts of Bangkok on April 28, 2010. Thai troops fired in the air and shot rubber bullets in a chaotic clash with anti-government protesters on a highway in Bangkok's suburbs on Wednesday that wounded at least 16 people and possibly killed one soldier. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY)
OIL-SPILL/
RTR2EWQQ
June 07, 2010
A hard hat from an oil worker lies in oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on East Grand Terre Island,...
EAST GRAND TERRE ISLAND, UNITED STATES
A hard hat from an oil worker lies in oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on East Grand Terre Island,...
A hard hat from an oil worker lies in oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on East Grand Terre Island, Louisiana June 8, 2010. Energy giant BP Plc said on Tuesday it had sharply increased the amount of oil it was capturing from its blown-out Gulf of Mexico well, but U.S. officials want to know exactly how much oil is still gushing out. REUTERS/Lee Celano (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHILE-MINE/ACCIDENT
RTR2HM18
August 26, 2010
A computer screen shows one of the miners trapped underground in a copper and gold mine, inside the mine...
Copiapo, Chile
A computer screen shows one of the miners trapped underground in a copper and gold mine, inside the mine...
A computer screen shows one of the miners trapped underground in a copper and gold mine, inside the mine at Copiapo, some 725 km (450 miles) north of Santiago August 26, 2010. Thirty-three miners trapped for 21 days in a Chilean mine may get videos of Maradona and other soccer greats to beat boredom as they face several months deep underground until they are dug out. Picture taken August 26, 2010. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
ICELAND/
RTR2D5BZ
April 22, 2010
The Northern Lights are seen above the ash plume of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano in the evening...
Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland
The Northern Lights are seen above the ash plume of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano in the evening...
The Northern Lights are seen above the ash plume of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano in the evening April 22, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (ICELAND - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GF2EA4T19T601
PAKISTAN-FLOODS/
RTR2H45B
August 06, 2010
Marooned flood victims looking to escape grab the side bars of a hovering Army helicopter which arrived...
MUZAFFARGARH, Pakistan
Marooned flood victims looking to escape grab the side bars of a hovering Army helicopter which arrived...
Marooned flood victims looking to escape grab the side bars of a hovering Army helicopter which arrived to distribute food supplies in the Muzaffargarh district of Pakistan's Punjab province August 7, 2010. Pakistanis desperate to get out of flooded villages threw themselves at helicopters on Saturday as more heavy rain was expected to intensify both suffering and anger with the government. The disaster killed more than 1,600 people and disrupted the lives of 12 million. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (PAKISTAN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE: ALSO SEE GM1E68B0B8401
MALAWI-MADONNA/
RTR2CGT7
April 04, 2010
U.S. pop star Madonna sits beside her adopted Malawian child Mercy James during a visit to Gumulira village,...
GUMULIRA, Malawi
U.S. pop star Madonna sits beside her adopted Malawian child Mercy James during a visit to Gumulira
U.S. pop star Madonna sits beside her adopted Malawian child Mercy James during a visit to Gumulira village, about 80 km (50 miles) from the Malawian capital Lilongwe, April 5, 2010. Madonna is in the country on a charity tour and will visit the site of her Raising Malawi Girls Academy on Tuesday. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (MALAWI - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
GOLF-WOODS/
RTR2AK1N
February 19, 2010
Golfer Tiger Woods hugs his mother Kultida Woods during his first public statement to a small gathering...
Ponte Vedra Beach, UNITED STATES
Woods hugs his mother Kultida Woods during his first public statement to a small gathering of reporters...
Golfer Tiger Woods hugs his mother Kultida Woods during his first public statement to a small gathering of reporters and friends at the headquarters of the U.S. PGA Tour in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, February 19, 2010. REUTERS/Joe Skipper (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GM1E6A90E1201.
MEXICO/
RTR27C11
August 31, 2009
Military and forensic experts inspect the body of a man who was killed outside a nightclub in the border...
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Military and forensic experts inspect the body of a man who was killed outside a nightclub in the border...
Military and forensic experts inspect the body of a man who was killed outside a nightclub in the border city of Ciudad Juarez August 31, 2009. A man was handcuffed to a fence and shot several times by drug hitmen outside a nightclub, according to local media. The assailants also left a warning message, known as "narco mensaje", at the site of the shooting. Picture taken August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Alejandro Bringas (MEXICO CONFLICT CRIME LAW POLITICS SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE: ALSO SEE GM1E5B60C4202
IRAN ELECTIONS/
RTR24H8W
June 08, 2009
An Iranian woman supporting former prime Minister Mirhossein Mousavi, who is a candidate for the upcoming...
Tehran, Iran
A supporter of Mirhossein Mousavi attends pre-election gathering in Tehran
An Iranian woman supporting former prime Minister Mirhossein Mousavi, who is a candidate for the upcoming presidential elections, covers her face with his picture during a pre-election gathering at a stadium in Tehran June 9, 2009. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (IRAN POLITICS ELECTIONS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR26MYQ
August 11, 2009
A U.S. soldier of 2-12 Infantry 4BCT-4ID Task Force Mountain Warrior takes a break during a night mission...
HONAKER MIRACLES CAMP, Afghanistan
U.S. soldier takes break during night mission near Honaker Miracle camp at the Pesh valley of Kunar Province...
A U.S. soldier of 2-12 Infantry 4BCT-4ID Task Force Mountain Warrior takes a break during a night mission near Honaker Miracle camp at the Pesh valley of Kunar Province August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (AFGHANISTAN MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY) See also GM1E5B60TQF01
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/RESUMPTION
RTR23547
January 07, 2009
Israeli soldiers mourn during the funeral of their comrade Alex Mashavisky at a cemetery in Beersheba...
Beer Sheva, Israel
Israeli soldiers mourn during the funeral of their comrade Alex Mashavisky at a cemetery in Beersheba...
Israeli soldiers mourn during the funeral of their comrade Alex Mashavisky at a cemetery in Beersheba January 7, 2009. Mashavisky was killed on Tuesday during Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip. Clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian gunmen resumed in the city of Gaza on Wednesday after the expiration of a three-hour truce to allow in humanitarian aid, residents said. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (ISRAEL) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GF2E56419VM02
INDIA-MUMBAI/
RTXAZYB
November 26, 2008
A reporter talks on her phone as smoke is seen coming from Taj Hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008. Large...
Mumbai, India
A reporter talks on phone as smoke is seen coming from Taj Hotel in Mumbai
A reporter talks on her phone as smoke is seen coming from Taj Hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008. Large plumes of smoke were seen rising from the top of the landmark Taj Hotel in Mumbai on Thursday and heavy firing could be heard, a Reuters witness said. Local TV reported that unknown assailants had earlier attacked the hotel, taking hostages, including Western tourists. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA)
USA-ELECTION/
RTXA9VY
November 05, 2008
U.S. President-elect Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) arrives to speak to supporters with his wife Michelle...
Chicago, UNITED STATES
U.S. President-elect Obama arrives to speak to supporters with his wife and their children during his...
U.S. President-elect Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) arrives to speak to supporters with his wife Michelle (L) and their children Malia (2nd L) and Sasha (2nd R) during his election night rally after being declared the winner of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Campaign in Chicago November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)
FINANCIAL/LEHMAN
RTX99R2
October 05, 2008
Protestors hold signs behind Richard Fuld, Chairman and Chief Executive of Lehman Brothers Holdings,...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Protestors hold signs behind Fuld as he takes his seat to testify at a House Oversight and Government...
Protestors hold signs behind Richard Fuld, Chairman and Chief Executive of Lehman Brothers Holdings, as he takes his seat to testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the causes and effects of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 6, 2008. Fuld told Congress on Monday that U.S. banking regulators knew exactly how Lehman was pricing its distressed assets and about its liquidity in the months before its collapse. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES)
GERMANY/
RTR21XXV
September 15, 2008
A bull styrofoam figure is pictured in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange September...
Frankfurt, Germany
A bull styrofoam figure is pictured in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange
A bull styrofoam figure is pictured in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange September 16, 2008. REUTERS/Alex Grimm (GERMANY)
QUAKE/
RTX5THR
May 16, 2008
A woman cries as she cannot find her 4-year-old daughter and husband on the top of the ruins of a destroyed...
Mianyang, China
A woman cries as she cannot find her 4-year-old daughter and husband on the top of the ruins of a destroyed...
A woman cries as she cannot find her 4-year-old daughter and husband on the top of the ruins of a destroyed school in earthquake-hit Beichuan county, Sichuan province, May 17, 2008. Thousands of Chinese fled to the hills on Saturday amid fears a lake formed near the epicentre of this week's earthquake would burst its banks. The water level at the lake formed after aftershocks blocked a river was rising rapidly in Beichuan and "may burst its bank at any time", the official Xinhua news agency said. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA)
USA/
RTR1ZXKY
April 26, 2008
U.S. President George W. Bush (C) takes a bow after conducting the Marine Band rendition of Stars and...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Bush takes a bow after conducting the Marine Band at the annual White House Correspondents...
U.S. President George W. Bush (C) takes a bow after conducting the Marine Band rendition of Stars and Stripes Forever at the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner in Washington, April 26, 2008. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GM1E5840QPK01
USA-POLITICS/OBAMA
RTX6HW2
June 03, 2008
US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) bumps fists with his wife Michelle (L)...
St. Paul, UNITED STATES
US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) bumps fists with his wife Michelle in...
US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) bumps fists with his wife Michelle (L) before his speech at his South Dakota and Montana presidential primary election night rally in St. Paul, Minnesota, June 3, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Miller (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
CHINA-TIBET
RTR1YAQ1
March 14, 2008
A protester burns a Chinese flag during a protest in the Tibetan capital Lhasa March 14, 2008. Protesters...
Lhasa, China
A protester burns a Chinese flag during a protest in the Tibetan capital Lhasa
A protester burns a Chinese flag during a protest in the Tibetan capital Lhasa March 14, 2008. Protesters in Tibet's capital burnt shops and vehicles and yelled for independence on Friday as the region was hit by protests, prompting the Dalai Lama to urge Beijing to stop "brute force". REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA)
FINANCIAL-SUMMIT/
RTX97JF
October 03, 2008
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (C) speaks with France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and German...
Paris, France
Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi speaks with France's President Sarkozy and German Chancellor Merkel...
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (C) speaks with France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) during a news conference following a summit to discuss the international financial crisis at the Elysee Palace October 4, 2008. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE)
OLYMPICS/
RTR20QWQ
August 07, 2008
China's national flag is raised during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the...
Beijing, China
China's national flag is raised during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the...
China's national flag is raised during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium, August 8, 2008. The stadium is also known as the Bird's Nest. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen (CHINA) FOR BEST QUALITY ALSO SEE: GF2E4CF0U4W01
AFGHANISTAN
RTX5V90
May 17, 2008
Sgt. William Olas Bee, a U.S. Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has a close call after...
GARMSER, Afghanistan
Sgt. William Olas Bee, a U.S. Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has a close call after...
Sgt. William Olas Bee, a U.S. Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has a close call after Taliban fighters opened fire near Garmser in Helmand Province of Afghanistan May 18, 2008. The Marine was not injured. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (AFGHANISTAN) FOR BEST QUALITY ALSO SEE: GF2E4660Q6301
OLYMPICS-ATHLETICS/
RTR21FWC
August 19, 2008
Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the men's 200m final of the athletics competition in the National...
Beijing, China
Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning men's 200m final at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the men's 200m final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 20, 2008. Bolt set a new world record with a timing of 19.30 seconds. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (CHINA)
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC/
RTXAK42
November 13, 2008
Severely malnourished Sadiki Basilaki, 9, receives a mug of milk at a catholic mission feeding center...
Rutshuru, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Severely malnourished Sadiki Basilaki receives milk in eastern Congo
Severely malnourished Sadiki Basilaki, 9, receives a mug of milk at a catholic mission feeding center in Rutshuru, 70kms (50 miles) north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 13, 2008. Malnutrition rates in Rutshuru, which has seen weeks of fighting between government soldiers and dissident Tutsi general Laurent Nkunda's rebels, are almost double emergency thresholds and aid workers are battling insecurity to deliver rations. The latest wave of fighting has worsened a humanitarian disaster that began in the 1990s. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
INDONESIA/
RTX89Q7
August 30, 2008
Muslims attend prayers on the eve of the first day of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque...
Jakarta, Indonesia
Muslims attend prayers on the eve of the first day of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan at mosque...
Muslims attend prayers on the eve of the first day of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Surabaya, East Java August 31, 2008. Muslims around the world congregate for special evening prayers called "Tarawih" during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas (INDONESIA)
Also see: GF2E4AG0XNS01
OLYMPICS-SWIMMING/
RTR20WC7
August 10, 2008
Michael Phelps and Garrett Weber-Gale celebrate after the U.S. won the men's 4x100m freestyle relay swimming...
Beijing, China
Phelps and Weber-Gale celebrate after the U.S. won the men's 4x100m freestyle relay during the Beijing...
Michael Phelps and Garrett Weber-Gale celebrate after the U.S. won the men's 4x100m freestyle relay swimming final at the National Aquatics Center during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 11, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA)
Also see: GF2E4AL073Q01
MYANMAR/
RTR1Z890
April 07, 2008
Reuters won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography on Monday for a picture of a Japanese videographer...
Yangon, Myanmar
Reuters won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography on Monday for a picture of a Japanese videographer...
Reuters won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography on Monday for a picture of a Japanese videographer killed during a demonstration in Myanmar. Adrees Latif won for "his dramatic photograph of the Japanese videographer, sprawled on the pavement, fatally wounded during a street demonstration in Myanmar," the Pulitzer Prize board said. Kenji Nagai of APF tries to take photographs as he lies injured after police and military officials fired upon and then charged at protesters in Yangon's city centre September 27, 2007. Nagai, 50, a Japanese video journalist, was shot by soldiers as they fired to disperse the crowd. Nagai later died. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (MYANMAR)
GEORGIA-OSSETIA/
RTR20TEA
August 08, 2008
A Georgian man cries as he holds the body of his relative after a bombardment in Gori, 80 km (50 miles)...
GORY, Georgia
A Georgian man cries as he holds the body of his relative after a bombardment in Gori
A Georgian man cries as he holds the body of his relative after a bombardment in Gori, 80 km (50 miles) from Tbilisi, August 9, 2008. A Russian warplane dropped a bomb on an apartment block in Gori on Saturday, killing at least 5 people, a Reuters reporter said. The bomb hit the five-story building close to Georgia's embattled breakaway province of South Ossetia when Russian warplanes carried out a raid against military targets around the town. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (GEORGIA) FOR BEST QUALITY also see: GF2E4CE0T8K01
USA-POLITICS/OBAMA
RTR1XCCO
February 20, 2008
Supporters reach out to touch the hand of democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL)...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
Supporters reach out to touch the hand of democratic presidential candidate Senator Obama (D-IL) after...
Supporters reach out to touch the hand of democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) after he spoke at a rally in Dallas, Texas February 20, 2008. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)
KENYA/
RTR1WAUH
January 26, 2008
A young man with an arrow in his head arrives at hospital following ethnic clashes in the town of Nakuru...
Nakuru, Kenya
A young man with an arrow in his head arrives at hospital following ethnic clashes in the town of Nakuru...
A young man with an arrow in his head arrives at hospital following ethnic clashes in the town of Nakuru in the Rift Valley area January 26, 2008. Kenyans in the Rift Valley town of Nakuru feared more violence on Saturday after a disputed election triggered pitched battles between ethnic gangs that killed at least a dozen people. REUTERS/Peter Andrews (KENYA)
Also see GF2E42R1KVC01
GLOBALWARMING-ARCTIC/
RTR1P13M
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
KENYA
RTR1KZMO
January 08, 2007
Somali refugees run from the dust at Ifo camp near Dadaab, about 80km (50 miles) from Liboi on the border...
Dadaab, Kenya
Somali refugees run from the dust at Ifo camp near Dadaab
Somali refugees run from the dust at Ifo camp near Dadaab, about 80km (50 miles) from Liboi on the border with Somalia in north-eastern Kenya, January 8, 2007. Aid agencies are operating three large refugee camps in Dadaab where about 160,000 Somali refugees are held and said they could provide more staff to help Kenya with any new influx. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti (KENYA) Also see image: GF2DWKUQLYAA
BUSH-SPEECH/
RTR1LJFP
January 24, 2007
Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) (R) stands in front of Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) as they arrive for...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Senator Obama stands in front of Senator Clinton before US President Bush delivers his annual State of...
Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) (R) stands in front of Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) as they arrive for U.S. President George W. Bush's annual State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 23, 2007. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES)
IRAQ-USA/PROTEST
RTR1L3LS
January 12, 2007
Alicia Casilio, dressed as an Iraqi civilian, stands silently at an anti-Iraq war protest in Boston,...
Boston, UNITED STATES
Alicia Casilio, dressed as an Iraqi civilian, stands silently at an anti-Iraq war protest in Boston
Alicia Casilio, dressed as an Iraqi civilian, stands silently at an anti-Iraq war protest in Boston, Massachusetts January 11, 2007. The numbers on Casilio's face represent the estimated number of Iraqi civilians killed in the war. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES) FOR BEST QUALITY SEE: GF2E55I0C1B01
PAKISTAN/
RTR1V1WR
October 17, 2007
Benazir Bhutto prays as she arrives in Karachi, October 18, 2007. Bhutto ended eight years of self-exile...
Karachi, Czech Republic
Benazir Bhutto prays as she arrives in Karachi
Benazir Bhutto prays as she arrives in Karachi, October 18, 2007. Bhutto ended eight years of self-exile on Thursday, returning to Karachi where more than 100,000 supporters poured onto the city's streets to welcome her home. REUTERS/Petr Josek (PAKISTAN)
IRAN-RIGHTS/EXECUTION
RTR1SGDF
August 01, 2007
Majid Kavousifar and Hossein Kavousifar, his nephew, hang from the cable of a crane in Tehran August...
Tehran, Iran
Majid Kavousifar and Hossein Kavousifar hang from cable of crane in Tehran
Majid Kavousifar and Hossein Kavousifar, his nephew, hang from the cable of a crane in Tehran August 2, 2007. Iran hanged Majid and Hossein, the killers of a judge who had jailed several reformist dissidents, before a crowd of hundreds of people on Thursday. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN) Also see GF2DWNVUBVAA
DUBAI/
RTX3R9Q
November 21, 2007
Heavy fog rolls by early in the morning near the Dubai Marina November 21, 2007. Fog across the United...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Heavy fog rolls by early in the morning near the Dubai Marina
Heavy fog rolls by early in the morning near the Dubai Marina November 21, 2007. Fog across the United Arab Emirates has disrupted traffic and delayed many flights over the last few days. REUTERS/Steve Crisp (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) also see: GF2DXDLEVIAA
INDONESIA/
RTR1VG46
October 29, 2007
Convicted Bali bomber Imam Samudera alias Abdul Aziz talks to his daughter during his last family visit...
Nusa Kambangan, Indonesia
Convicted Bali bomber Imam Samudera alias Abdul Aziz talks to his daughter during his last family visit...
Convicted Bali bomber Imam Samudera alias Abdul Aziz talks to his daughter during his last family visit in Batu prison, Nusa Kambangan Island, October 29, 2007. Three Indonesian militants on death row for their involvement in planning the Bali bombings five years ago said they were ready to die and would not seek a presidential pardon. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA)
MALAWI-MADONNA/
RTR1OQ8G
April 16, 2007
Madonna carries her adopted son David at the Home of Hope orphanage in Mchinji village,135 km (84 miles)...
Lilongwe, Malawi
Madonna carries her adopted son David at the home of Hope orphanage in Mchinji village
Madonna carries her adopted son David at the Home of Hope orphanage in Mchinji village,135 km (84 miles) west of the capital Lilongwe April 17,2007. Malawi police and stone-throwing school students blocked journalists from covering pop star Madonna's visit to an orphanage on Tuesday where the boy she is adopting was due to meet his biological father. At right is Madonna's daughter Lourdes.
REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (MALAWI)
NEPAL
RTR1CO3B
April 21, 2006
Nepali riot policemen beat pro-democracy activists after they were fired upon with tear gas for defying...
Kathmandu, Nepal
Nepali riot policemen beat pro-democracy activists after they were fired upon with tear gas for defying...
Nepali riot policemen beat pro-democracy activists after they were fired upon with tear gas for defying a curfew in Nepal's capital Kathmandu, April 22, 2006. Riot police clubbed and threw tear gas at tens of thousands of protesters as they shouted anti-monarch slogans while attempting to march towards the royal palace in protest of King Gyanendra.
REUTERS/Adrees Latif
ALGERIA
RTR1E39F
June 03, 2006
Three women cool off on the beach at Algiers, June 4, 2006. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (Algeria) see also...
Algiers, Algeria
Three women cool off on the beach at Algiers
Three women cool off on the beach at Algiers, June 4, 2006. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (Algeria) see also GF2DUJQEISAA
SPAIN
RTR1D3QY
May 04, 2006
A would-be immigrant crawls after his arrival on a makeshift boat on the Gran Tarajal beach in Spain's...
Fuerteventura, Spain
A would-be immigrant crawls on a beach after his arrival in Fuerteventura, Spain
A would-be immigrant crawls after his arrival on a makeshift boat on the Gran Tarajal beach in Spain's Canary Island, May 5, 2006. Some 38 would-be immigrants arrived at the beach on a makeshift boat and some 39 were intercepted on a makeshift boat off Spain's Canary Island of Fuerteventura on their way to reach European soil from Africa. REUTERS/Juan Medina
NETHERLANDS-WORLD-PRESS/
RTR161UW
February 10, 2006
Finbarr O'Reilly, a Reuters photographer based in Senegal, has won the World Press Photo of the Year...
Tahoua, Niger
World Press Photo of the Year 2005 taken by Reuters photographer Finbarr O'Reilly
Finbarr O'Reilly, a Reuters photographer based in Senegal, has won the World Press Photo of the Year 2005, announced February 10, 2006, with this picture of a mother and child at an emergency feeding centre. The prestigious competition is the world's largest annual press photography contest. Jury chairman of the World Press Photo 2006 contest James Colton described the winning image as such, "This image has everything - beauty, horror and despair. It is simple, elegant and moving." The picture was taken in Tahoua, Niger August 1, 2005. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly/Files
KOREA
RTR1I695
October 09, 2006
A North Korean soldier guards an army installation on the banks of the Yalu River at the North Korean...
Sinuiju, North Korea
North Korean soldier guards an army installation on the banks of the Yalu River at the North Korean town...
A North Korean soldier guards an army installation on the banks of the Yalu River at the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, October 10, 2006. With world leaders roundly condemning North Korea's announcement it had carried out a nuclear test, U.N. Security Council members weighed an arms embargo and financial sanctions on Pyongyang. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (NORTH KOREA)
Also see image GF2DTTSDEKAA
VENEZUELA
RTR17R4K
January 03, 2006
Bolivian President-elect Evo Morales (L) receives a replica of South American independent fighter Simon...
Caracas, Venezuela
Bolivian President-elect Morales receives a replica of Simon Bolivar's sword in Caracas
Bolivian President-elect Evo Morales (L) receives a replica of South American independent fighter Simon Bolivar's sword from Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas January 3, 2006. Morales is in Venezuela for a one-day visit. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
NIGERIA-EXPLOSION/
RTR1KOU2
December 26, 2006
A man rinses soot from his face at the scene of a gas pipeline explosion near Nigeria's commercial capital...
Lagos, Nigeria
A man rinses soot from his face at the scene of a gas pipeline explosion near Nigeria's commercial capital...
A man rinses soot from his face at the scene of a gas pipeline explosion near Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos December 26, 2006. Up to 500 people were burned alive on Tuesday when fuel from a vandalised pipeline exploded in Nigeria's largest city, Lagos, emergency workers said. Hundreds of residents of the Abule Egba district went to scoop fuel using plastic containers after thieves punctured the underground pipeline overnight to siphon fuel into a road tanker, locals said. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA)
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KASHMIR EARTHQUAKE
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February 15, 2006
A Kashmiri girl refugee carries a stone to helps her father to build a wall in the Neelum Valley near...
Muzaffarabad, Pakistan
Kashmiri girl carries a stone in the Neelum Valley near Kamsar camp
A Kashmiri girl refugee carries a stone to helps her father to build a wall in the Neelum Valley near Kamsar camp, some 10 km (6 miles) north of the earthquake-devastated city of Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-administered Kashmir February 15, 2006. Winter weather has made life more difficult for survivors of last year's massive earthquake in South Asia, where more than two million people have been living in tents or crude shelters patched together from ruined homes. REUTERS/Thierry Roge
MIDEAST
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April 09, 2006
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Palestinians carry two wounded Palestinian...
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
Palestinians carry wounded Palestinian babies after Israeli artillery shell hit house in northern Gaza...
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUALS COVERAGE OF SCENES OF DEATH OR INJURY
Palestinians carry two wounded Palestinian babies after an Israeli artillery shell hit their house in the northern Gaza strip April 10, 2006. An Israeli artillery shell killed a young Palestinian girl and injured 12 others, including five children, when it hit a house in the northern Gaza Strip on Monday, Palestinian security sources and witnesses said. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
IRAQ
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October 14, 2005
An Iraqi man suspected of having explosives in his car is held after being arrested by the U.S army near...
Baquba
An Iraqi man suspected of carrying explosives in his car is held near a polling station near Baquba
An Iraqi man suspected of having explosives in his car is held after being arrested by the U.S army near Baquba, Iraq, October 15, 2005. Iraqis headed to the polls in an historic referendum on Saturday, with up to 15 million eligible voters deciding on a controversial new post-Saddam Hussein constitution that its backers hope will unite the torn country. Amid intense security, including a ban on all traffic, voters flowed on foot to polling stations across Baghdad. REUTERS/Jorge Silva HIGHEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
LEBANON BLAST
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February 14, 2005
A Lebanese man shouts for help for a wounded man near the site of a car bomb explosion in Beirut February...
Beirut, Lebanon
A Lebanese man shouts for help for a wounded man near the site of a car bomb explosion in Beirut.
A Lebanese man shouts for help for a wounded man near the site of a car bomb explosion in Beirut February 14, 2005. A massive car bomb killed Lebanon's former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri on Beirut's waterfront on Tuesday, witnesses and security sources said. At least eight others, some of them his bodyguards, also died. Pictures of the month February 2005 REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir PP05070289 Pictures of the Year 2005 JS/acm
LIBERIA ELECTION
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October 08, 2005
A young girl walks with two bags of cold drinking water in Monrovia, Liberia, October 9, 2005. Liberians...
Monrovia, Liberia
Girl walks with bags of drinking water in Monrovia
A young girl walks with two bags of cold drinking water in Monrovia, Liberia, October 9, 2005. Liberians will go to the polls October 11 to choose a successor to deposed warlord-turned-president Charles Taylor. Pictures of the Month October 2005 REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst also see GM1DVNQVKTAA
MIDEAST GAZA
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August 17, 2005
An angry Jewish settler boy looks out from inside a synagogue as Israeli policemen and solider storm...
Gush Katif, Israel
An angry Jewish settler boy looks out from inside a synagogue in Gush Katif.
An angry Jewish settler boy looks out from inside a synagogue as Israeli policemen and solider storm inside in the Neve Dekalim settlement in the Gush Katif, August 18, 2005. Israeli troops stormed two Gaza Strip synagogues and dragged out screaming settlers and supporters on Thursday in assaults on the last bastions of resistance to a pullout from the occupied territory. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj HIGHEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Pictures of the Year 2005 DS/KY
ARGENTINA
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November 01, 2005
A man is caught between Argentine policemen and rioters during clashes after commuter [trains and a train...
Buenos Aires, Argentina
A man is caught between Argentine policemen and rioters during clashes after commuter [trains and a .....
A man is caught between Argentine policemen and rioters during clashes after commuter [trains and a train station were set on fire] by passengers enraged over a delay in the service in Haedo, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina November 1, 2005. A group of passengers, angry over a delay in the arrival of the train in which they were travelling, set fire to at least ten wagons and attacked shops in the vicinity before clashing with police. Local [media] reported that about 50 people were arrested and around a dozen injured.
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
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.
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 hurricane evacuees have died while waiting outside the building, with no sign of imminent help on the way. REUTERS/Rick Wilking JIR/mk
MIDEAST
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April 13, 2005
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish protester tries to push a bulldozer at a demonstration at Israeli Kibbutz of...
Regavim
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish protester tries to push a bulldozer at a demonstration at Israeli Kibbutz ......
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish protester tries to push a bulldozer at a demonstration at Israeli Kibbutz of Regavim. An ultra-Orthodox Jewish protester tries to push a bulldozer at a demonstration against the desecration of graves during the construction of a new Israeli highway next to the northern Israeli Kibbutz of Regavim April 14, 2005. Demonstrators scuffled with security guards during the fourth day of protests against the construction of the highway. Pictures of the Month April 2005 REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen PP05080084 PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2005 Also see image: GF1DTUCWGQAA
BRITAIN SECURITY
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July 07, 2005
The bomb destroyed number 30 double-decker bus in Tavistock Square in central London July 8, 2005. Police...
London, UK
The bomb destroyed number 30 double-decker bus in Tavistock Square in central London.
The bomb destroyed number 30 double-decker bus in Tavistock Square in central London July 8, 2005. Police have stated that over 50 people have been killed in the four blasts that tore through three underground trains and the bus and have added that the scene is too dangerous to remove bodies from the underground carriages. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez Pictures of the Month July 2005 Pictures of the year 2005 DJM/RUS
POPE
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April 07, 2005
Cardinals' cassocks are blown by a gust of wind as they arrive for the funeral mass of the Pope John...
Vatican City, Vatican
Cardinals' cassocks are blown by a gust of wind as they arrive for the funeral mass of the ...
Cardinals' cassocks are blown by a gust of wind as they arrive for the funeral mass of the Pope John Paul II at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. HIGH RESOLUTION
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
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May 12, 2005
US hotels heiress Paris Hilton poses at photocall on the Carlton Hotel pier during 58th Cannes Film Festival....
Cannes, France
US hotels heiress Paris Hilton poses at photocall on the Carlton Hotel pier during 58th Cannes Film ......
US hotels heiress Paris Hilton poses at photocall on the Carlton Hotel pier during 58th Cannes Film Festival. U.S. hotels heiress Paris Hilton (C) poses at a photocall on the Carlton Hotel pier during the 58th Cannes Film Festival May 13, 2005. Hilton is visiting the festival to promote the film "National Lampoon's Pledge This!", in which she stars. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard PP05050332 Pictures of the month May 2005
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