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Pictures of the Month 2008

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December 2008
December 2008
GREECE-UNREST/
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December 12, 2008
A riot policeman in flames runs to escape during a riot in Athens December 12, 2008. Greek students hurled...
Athens, Greece
A riot policeman in flames runs to escape during riot in Athens
A riot policeman in flames runs to escape during a riot in Athens December 12, 2008. Greek students hurled firebombs and stones at police outside parliament on Friday, in a seventh day of violence over the police killing of a teenager that has threatened Greece's government. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE)
BRITAIN/
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December 21, 2008
Mourners embrace during a service at the Lockerbie disaster memorial garden at Dryfesdale cemetery, in...
Lockerbie, United Kingdom
Mourners embrace during a service at the Lockerbie disaster memorial garden at Dryfesdale cemetery in...
Mourners embrace during a service at the Lockerbie disaster memorial garden at Dryfesdale cemetery, in Lockerbie, Scotland December 21,2008. Sunday marked the twentieth anniversary of the bombing of a Pan Am jumbo jet flying from London to New York over the Scottish town of Lockerbie that killed 270 people. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
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December 29, 2008
Palestinian demonstrators throw stones towards Israeli soldiers during a protest in the West Bank city...
Hebron, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian demonstrators throw stones towards Israeli soldiers during protest in Hebron
Palestinian demonstrators throw stones towards Israeli soldiers during a protest in the West Bank city of Hebron against the Israeli offensive in the Gaza December 29, 2008.
REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun (WEST BANK)
SPORT-WINTER/4HILL
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December 28, 2008
Austria's Wolfgang Loitzl soars through the air during the qualification for the first event of the 4-hills...
Oberstdorf, Germany
Austria's Wolfgang Loitzl soars through the air during the qualification for the first event of the 4-hills...
Austria's Wolfgang Loitzl soars through the air during the qualification for the first event of the 4-hills ski jumping tournament in the southern German winter sport resort of Oberstdorf, December 28, 2008. The prestigious 4-hill-tournament will start with its first jumping on Monday, December 29 and will end in Bischofshofen on Tuesday, January 6, 2009. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY)
INDONESIA/
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December 27, 2008
Children slide down a slope at a building foundation site as they play during their Christmas holiday...
Jakarta, Indonesia
Children slide down a slope at a building foundation site as they play during their Christmas holiday...
Children slide down a slope at a building foundation site as they play during their Christmas holiday in Jakarta, December 27, 2008. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA)
BRITAIN/
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December 25, 2008
Britain's Queen Elizabeth leaves Sandringham church following the annual Christmas Day church service...
Sandringham, United Kingdom
Britain's Queen Elizabeth leaves Sandringham church following the annual Christmas Day church service...
Britain's Queen Elizabeth leaves Sandringham church following the annual Christmas Day church service at Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, east England December 25, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
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December 24, 2008
Israelis react at the scene of a rocket attack in the southern city of Ashkelon December 24, 2008. Palestinian...
Ashkelon, Israel
Israelis react at scene of rocket attack in Ashkelon
Israelis react at the scene of a rocket attack in the southern city of Ashkelon December 24, 2008. Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets into Israel on Wednesday to avenge the killing of three gunmen by Israeli troops, dampening hopes of a renewed truce. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL)
SOCCER-ENGLAND/
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December 20, 2008
West Ham's Carlton Cole (L) has his shot saved by Aston Villa's goalkeeper Brad Friedel during their...
London, United Kingdom
West Ham's Cole has his shot saved by Aston Villa's goalkeeper Friedel during their English Premier League...
West Ham's Carlton Cole (L) has his shot saved by Aston Villa's goalkeeper Brad Friedel during their English Premier League soccer match at Upton Park in London December 20, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN). FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR "LIVE" SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS.
USA-BLAGOJEVICH/
RTR22Q48
December 19, 2008
Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois waves to the media after he addressed questions about charges brought...
Chicago, UNITED STATES
Governor Blagojevich of Illinois waves to the media after he addressed questions in Chicago
Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois waves to the media after he addressed questions about charges brought against him of conspiracy and bribery, including allegations he was seeking to benefit financially from his appointment of a successor to the U.S. Senate seat that was vacated by President-elect Barack Obama during a news conference in Chicago, December 19, 2008. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES)
GREECE-UNREST/CLASHES
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December 18, 2008
A protester smashes a car's window during riots in central Athens December 18, 2008. Greek marchers hurled...
Athens, Greece
A protester smashes a car during riots in central Athens
A protester smashes a car's window during riots in central Athens December 18, 2008. Greek marchers hurled firebombs and stones at police outside parliament on Thursday while unions grounded flights and shut down public offices in a 13th day of anti-government protests since police shot dead a teenager. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE)
USA/
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December 18, 2008
Tourists and locals stop by the famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada" sign as snow falls December...
Las Vegas, UNITED STATES
Tourists and locals stop by famous "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign
Tourists and locals stop by the famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada" sign as snow falls December 17, 2008. A rare snowstorm blanketed the Las Vegas Valley today, delaying flights, causing widespread fender-benders and leading to the cancellation of several events. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Tiffany Brown (UNITED STATES)
MADOFF/
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December 17, 2008
Bernard Madoff walks back to his apartment in New York December 17, 2008. Disgraced financier Madoff,...
New York, UNITED STATES
Bernard Madoff walks back to his apartment in New York
Bernard Madoff walks back to his apartment in New York December 17, 2008. Disgraced financier Madoff, accused of orchestrating a $50 billion fraud, was placed under house arrest on Wednesday as BNP Paribas became the latest European bank to be sideswiped by the scandal. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES)
INDIA/
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December 17, 2008
Soldiers jump during their training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre in the northern Indian...
Lucknow, India
Soldiers jump during their training period in Lucknow
Soldiers jump during their training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre in the northern Indian city Lucknow December 17, 2008. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar (INDIA)
IRAQ/VIOLENCE
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December 17, 2008
A man wounded in a bomb attack lies in hospital in Baghdad December 17, 2008. Twin bomb blasts killed...
Baghdad, Iraq
A man wounded in a bomb attack lies in hospital in Baghdad
A man wounded in a bomb attack lies in hospital in Baghdad December 17, 2008. Twin bomb blasts killed 18 people and wounded 53 in central Baghdad on Wednesday as British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an unannounced visit to Iraq, police said. REUTERS/Atef Hassan (IRAQ)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
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December 30, 2008
Palestinians bury the body of 4-year-old Lama Hamdan at Beit Hanoun cemetery in the northern Gaza Strip...
Beit Hanoun, Palestinian Territories
Palestinians bury body of Lama Hamdan in northern Gaza
Palestinians bury the body of 4-year-old Lama Hamdan at Beit Hanoun cemetery in the northern Gaza Strip December 30, 2008. Israel on Tuesday rejected any truce with Hamas Islamists in the Gaza Strip before cross-border rocket fire ceased and said its air strikes, the fiercest in decades, heralded "long weeks of military action". In Beit Hanoun, two sisters, one of them Lama Hamdan, were killed in a air raid as they were taking out the trash near their home, medical workers said. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA)
SOCCER-ASIA/
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December 28, 2008
Vietnamese soccer fans wave national flags while celebrating Vietnam's victory in the ASEAN Football...
Hanoi, Vietnam
Vietnamese soccer fans wave national flags while celebrating Vietnam's victory in AFF Suzuki Cup 2008...
Vietnamese soccer fans wave national flags while celebrating Vietnam's victory in the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2008 soccer tournament, in Hanoi December 29, 2008. Vietnam scored a last gasp second-leg equaliser for a 1-1 draw with Thailand to clinch the Southeast Asian championship for the first time on Sunday. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM)
THAILAND/
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December 29, 2008
A supporter of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra lies down on the main road and holds a Thai flag...
Bangkok, Thailand
A supporter of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra lie down on the main road and holds a Thai flag...
A supporter of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra lies down on the main road and holds a Thai flag during a protest against the government outside Parliament in Bangkok December 29, 2008. Hundreds of protesters rallied against Thailand's new government in central Bangkok on Monday, hours before Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was due to make his maiden policy speech to parliament. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang (THAILAND)
INDIA
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December 30, 2008
Burning huts are seen after a fire broke out in a slum in the southern Indian city of Chennai December...
Chennai, India
Burning huts are seen in Chennai
Burning huts are seen after a fire broke out in a slum in the southern Indian city of Chennai December 30, 2008. A devastating fire gutted at least 250 huts in Chennai rendering hundreds of people homeless, local media reported. REUTERS/Babu (INDIA)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
RTR22WRM
December 29, 2008
An Israeli soldier shouts during scuffles with Palestinian stone-throwers at Qalandiya checkpoint near...
Qalandiya, Palestinian Territories
Israeli soldier shouts during scuffles near Ramallah
An Israeli soldier shouts during scuffles with Palestinian stone-throwers at Qalandiya checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (WEST BANK)
THAILAND-POLITICS/
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December 30, 2008
Riot policemen stand guard during a protest against the government at Parliament in Bangkok December...
Bangkok, Thailand
Riot policemen stand guard during a protest against the government at Parliament in Bangkok
Riot policemen stand guard during a protest against the government at Parliament in Bangkok December 30, 2008. Protesters blockaded Thailand's parliament for a second day on Tuesday, further delaying a maiden policy speech by Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva aimed at reviving an economy on the brink of recession. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND)
AIRLINES-IATA/
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December 09, 2008
An aircraft makes its final approach before landing at Cointrin airport in Geneva December 8, 2008. The...
Geneva, Switzerland
An aircraft lands at Cointrin airport in Geneva
An aircraft makes its final approach before landing at Cointrin airport in Geneva December 8, 2008. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) will disclose its priorities for 2009 during a media day in Geneva on December 9, 2008. Picture taken using a long exposure. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND)
GREECE-SHOOTING/VIOLENCE
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December 11, 2008
A passerby looks at a burned car outside Athens' Polytechnic December 11, 2008. Hundreds of protesters...
Athens, Greece
A passerby looks at a burned car outside the Athens' Polytechnic
A passerby looks at a burned car outside Athens' Polytechnic December 11, 2008. Hundreds of protesters threw stones and bottles at lines of riot police outside the Greek parliament on Tuesday, in a fourth day of anti-government clashes triggered by police killing a teenager. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE)
GERMANY/
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December 06, 2008
A man dressed as Saint Nicholas uses a restroom during a break from his performance at a Christmas market...
Hamburg, Germany
A man dressed as Saint Nicholas uses a restroom during a break from his performance at a Christmas market...
A man dressed as Saint Nicholas uses a restroom during a break from his performance at a Christmas market in the city center of Hamburg December 6, 2008. REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY)
FORTIS/
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December 19, 2008
The shadow of a shareholder is reflected on a logo outside an Extraordinary meeting of Fortis banking...
Brussels, Belgium
The shadow of a shareholder is reflected on a logo outside an extraordinary meeting of Fortis shareholders...
The shadow of a shareholder is reflected on a logo outside an Extraordinary meeting of Fortis banking and insurance group shareholders in Brussels December 19, 2008. REUTERS/Sebastien Pirlet (BELGIUM)
NFL/
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December 15, 2008
Carolina Panthers DeAngelo Williams (34) reacts as he is introduced prior to playing the Denver Broncos...
Charlotte, UNITED STATES
Carolina Panthers Williams reacts as he is introduced prior to playing the Denver Broncos during their...
Carolina Panthers DeAngelo Williams (34) reacts as he is introduced prior to playing the Denver Broncos during an NFL football game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, on December 14, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Keane (UNITED STATES)
CRICKET-ENGLAND/
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December 11, 2008
England's Alastair Cook plays a shot on the first day of their first test cricket match against India...
Chennai, India
England's Cook plays a shot during their first test cricket match against India in Chennai
England's Alastair Cook plays a shot on the first day of their first test cricket match against India in Chennai December 11, 2008. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe (INDIA)
USA-OBAMA/
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December 30, 2008
US President - elect Barack Obama reacts to a missed putt on the 18th green at the Mid Pacific Country...
Kailua, UNITED STATES
US President - elect Barack Obama reacts to a missed putt on the 18th green at the Mid Pacific Country...
US President - elect Barack Obama reacts to a missed putt on the 18th green at the Mid Pacific Country Club in Kailua, Hawaii on December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry (UNITED STATES)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
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December 28, 2008
An Israeli soldier stands in front of a tank just outside the northern Gaza Strip December 28, 2008....
Zikim, Israel
Israeli soldier stands in front of a tank just outside Gaza
An Israeli soldier stands in front of a tank just outside the northern Gaza Strip December 28, 2008. Israel pounded Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip from the air on Sunday for a second day and prepared for a possible invasion after killing nearly 290 Palestinians in the opening rounds of a fierce offensive. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL)
CHILE/
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December 24, 2008
A homeless man sits outside of a free community kitchen, waiting his turn to eat in Valparaiso city,...
Valparaiso, Chile
A homeless man sits outside of a free community kitchen, waiting his turn to eat in Valparaiso city
A homeless man sits outside of a free community kitchen, waiting his turn to eat in Valparaiso city, about 75 miles (120 km) northwest of Santiago, December 24,2008. REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez (CHILE)
SOCCER-ENGLAND/
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December 28, 2008
Arsenal's Mikael Silvestre (R) challenges Portsmouth's Peter Crouch during their English Premier League...
London, United Kingdom
Arsenal's Silvestre challenges Portsmouth's Crouch during their English Premier League soccer match at...
Arsenal's Mikael Silvestre (R) challenges Portsmouth's Peter Crouch during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates stadium in London December 28, 2008. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty (BRITAIN). FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR "LIVE" SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS.
PERU/
RTR22UU3
December 27, 2008
Children play soccer during sunset at a beach in Lima December 26, 2008. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil...
Lima, Peru
Children play soccer during sunset at a beach in Lima
Children play soccer during sunset at a beach in Lima December 26, 2008. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE SEE: GM1E678027H01
CRICKET-ENGLAND/
RTR22LQM
December 15, 2008
England cricket team captain Kevin Pietersen (R) and Steve Harmison react on the final day of their first...
Chennai, India
England cricket team captain Pietersen and Harmison react on the final day of their first test cricket...
England cricket team captain Kevin Pietersen (R) and Steve Harmison react on the final day of their first test cricket match against India in Chennai December 15, 2008. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe (INDIA)
INDIA
RTR22UQM
December 26, 2008
A visitor writes on a message board near Taj Mahal hotel to commemorate the one month anniversary of...
Mumbai, India
A visitor writes on a message board near Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai
A visitor writes on a message board near Taj Mahal hotel to commemorate the one month anniversary of the Mumbai attacks in Mumbai December 26, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA)
INDIA/
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December 23, 2008
A Muslim boy reads a book in Jammu December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Amit Gupta (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR)...
Jammu, India
A muslim boy reads a book in Jammu
A Muslim boy reads a book in Jammu December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Amit Gupta (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR)
SWITZERLAND/
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December 20, 2008
A child walks among candles as part of the "One Million Candles" event, as a sign of solidarity and cohesion...
Bern, Switzerland
A child walks next to candles as part of the "One Million Candles" event at the parliament square in...
A child walks among candles as part of the "One Million Candles" event, as a sign of solidarity and cohesion with the infirm and poor, at the parliament square in Bern December 20, 2008. The event was organized by Caritas and took place in over 150 cities and villages in Switzerland. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (SWITZERLAND)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/VIOLENCE
RTR22QCQ
December 20, 2008
A relative of Ali Hijazi, a Palestinian member of al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, mourns during his funeral...
Beit Lahiya, Palestinian Territories
A relative of Palestinian Hijazi mourns during his funeral in the town of Beit Lahiya
A relative of Ali Hijazi, a Palestinian member of al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, mourns during his funeral in the town of Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip December 20, 2008. An Israeli air strike killed Hijazi in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, a day after the end of a six-month-old ceasefire between Israel and the Hamas rulers of the enclave, the army and Palestinians said. An Israeli military official said the air strike targeted a group of militants firing rockets towards Israel. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA)
INDIA
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December 19, 2008
A boy listens to a "fortune telling" machine at a fair in Mumbai December 18, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta...
Mumbai, India
Boy listens to "fortune telling" machine at fair in Mumbai
A boy listens to a "fortune telling" machine at a fair in Mumbai December 18, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA)
GOLF/
RTR22KS2
December 14, 2008
Sweden's Annika Sorenstam is hugged after taking her final putt on the 18th green as she says farewell...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sorenstam is hugged at the end of the Dubai Ladies Masters golf tournament
Sweden's Annika Sorenstam is hugged after taking her final putt on the 18th green as she says farewell on her retirement from professional golf at the end of the Dubai Ladies Masters golf tournament December 14, 2008. REUTERS/Steve Crisp (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
BANGLADESH-ELECTION/
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December 19, 2008
Posters of candidates are seen on a street in Dhaka December 19, 2008. Bangladesh troops on Thursday...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Posters of candidates are seen on a street in Dhaka
Posters of candidates are seen on a street in Dhaka December 19, 2008. Bangladesh troops on Thursday deployed across the country ahead of this month's election, tightening security amid threats by Islamist militants, officials said. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH)
RUSSIA/
RTR22PMC
December 19, 2008
Members of a local ice swimmers club roll around in snow after taking a dive in the Yenisei river in...
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Members of local ice swimmers club roll around in snow after taking a dive in the Yenisei river in Krasnoyarsk...
Members of a local ice swimmers club roll around in snow after taking a dive in the Yenisei river in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, December 14, 2008. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
RTR22WIP
December 29, 2008
A relative carries the body of 4-year-old girl Dena Balosha during her funeral in Jabalya refugee camp...
Jabalya, Palestinian Territories
Relative carries body of 4-year-old girl Balosha during funeral in Jabalya
A relative carries the body of 4-year-old girl Dena Balosha during her funeral in Jabalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip December 29, 2008. Palestinian medics said five young sisters, one of them Balosha, died in an air strike in Jabalya refugee camp in northern Gaza and three other young children were killed when a bomb struck a house aimed at the nearby abandoned home of a senior Hamas militant in Rafah. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
RTR22XOS
December 30, 2008
Palestinians walk in front of tyres set ablaze by Palestinian stone-throwers, protesting Israel's offensive...
Al-Ram, Palestinian Territories
Palestinians walk in front of tyres set ablaze on outskirts of Jerusalem
Palestinians walk in front of tyres set ablaze by Palestinian stone-throwers, protesting Israel's offensive in Gaza, in al-Ram in the West Bank on the outskirts of Jerusalem December 30, 2008. Israel hit the Gaza Strip with more air strikes on Tuesday and said its military action could last weeks, while rockets fired by Islamist Hamas struck deep inside the Jewish state. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (WEST BANK)
JAPAN/
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December 23, 2008
Japan's Daisuke Naito (L) punches compatriot Shingo Yamaguchi during their WBC flyweight boxing title...
Tokyo, Japan
Japan's Naito punches compatriot Yamaguchi during their WBC flyweight boxing title bout in Tokyo
Japan's Daisuke Naito (L) punches compatriot Shingo Yamaguchi during their WBC flyweight boxing title bout in Tokyo December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN)
NFL/
RTR22RQC
December 21, 2008
New England Patriots running back Kevin Faulk scores a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in the...
Foxborough, UNITED STATES
New England Patriots running back Kevin Faulk scores a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in the...
New England Patriots running back Kevin Faulk scores a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in the second quarter of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts, December 21, 2008. REUTERS/Adam Hunger (UNITED STATES)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR22OP3
December 18, 2008
Afghan children play in an empty pool as a man (top) exercises on the edge of the pool in Kabul December...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghan children play in an empty pool as a man exercises on the edge of the pool in Kabul
Afghan children play in an empty pool as a man (top) exercises on the edge of the pool in Kabul December 18, 2008. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN) FOR BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE SEE GF2E53M0GXJ01
AUSTRALIA/
RTR22NA3
December 17, 2008
A kiteboarder practises his jumps while waiting for the winds to strengthen at a bayside beach in Melbourne...
Melbourne, Australia
A kiteboarder practises his jumps while waiting for the winds to strengthen at a bayside beach in Melbourne...
A kiteboarder practises his jumps while waiting for the winds to strengthen at a bayside beach in Melbourne December 17, 2008. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas (AUSTRALIA)
IRAQ/
RTR22KO9
December 14, 2008
U.S. military officer Major Fred Dufault of the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade runs past destroyed Iraqi...
Taji, Iraq
U.S. military officer Major Kurt Kinney of 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment crosses the finish line...
U.S. military officer Major Fred Dufault of the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade runs past destroyed Iraqi tanks during the Honolulu Marathon satellite race at Camp Taji, near Baghdad December 14, 2008. Some 200 U.S. military competitors participated in the race. The Honolulu Marathon organizes satellite races on U.S. bases in Afghanistan and Iraq on the same day as the main race. REUTERS/Erik de Castro (IRAQ) FOR BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE SEE GM1E57N12Y501
BRITAIN/
RTR22P0G
December 18, 2008
A woman looks at the main headstone in the Lockerbie disaster memorial garden at Dryfesdale cemetery...
Lockerbie, United Kingdom
A woman looks at the main headstone in the Lockerbie disaster memorial garden at Dryfesdale cemetery...
A woman looks at the main headstone in the Lockerbie disaster memorial garden at Dryfesdale cemetery in Lockerbie, Scotland December 18, 2008. Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the bombing of a Pan Am jumbo jet flying from London to New York over the Scottish town of Lockerbie that killed 270 people. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN)
NHL/
RTR22I2U
December 12, 2008
Florida Panthers' Nick Tarnasky (L) and Edmonton Oilers' Gilbert Brule collide along the boards during...
Edmonton, Canada
Paqnthers' Tarnasky and Oilers' Brule collide during their NHL hockey game in Edmonton
Florida Panthers' Nick Tarnasky (L) and Edmonton Oilers' Gilbert Brule collide along the boards during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Edmonton December 11, 2008. REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber (CANADA)
MARKETS-GLOBAL/
RTR22AH4
December 05, 2008
A trader holds on to a phone on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange December 5, 2008. U.S. stocks...
New York, UNITED STATES
A trader holds on to a phone on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
A trader holds on to a phone on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange December 5, 2008. U.S. stocks fell sharply on Friday in response to a grim U.S. jobs report that sent bond prices higher in Europe and pushed the price of crude down to $42 a barrel as prospects for the world's economies darkened. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
RTR22X7V
December 30, 2008
A muslim woman wears a mask on the back of her head during a protest against the air strikes on Gaza...
Buenos Aires, Argentina
A muslim woman wears a mask on the back of her head during a protest against the air strikes on Gaza...
A muslim woman wears a mask on the back of her head during a protest against the air strikes on Gaza outside the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (ARGENTINA)
GREECE-UNREST/
RTR22HUP
December 11, 2008
A protester clashes with police during riots at central Athens December 11, 2008. Protesters hurled fire...
Athens, Greece
A protester clashes with police during riots in Athens
A protester clashes with police during riots at central Athens December 11, 2008. Protesters hurled fire bombs at riot police, who answered with teargas, as 4,000 Greek students marched on Thursday in a sixth straight day of anti-government violence. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis (GREECE)
SPAIN/
RTR22HNT
December 11, 2008
Renault Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drives his car during an F1 test session at the Jerez...
Jerez, Spain
Renault Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drives his car at the Jerez racetrack
Renault Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drives his car during an F1 test session at the Jerez racetrack, December 11, 2008. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo (SPAIN)
NBA/
RTR22RXE
December 22, 2008
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (L) rebounds against Oklahoma City guard Kevin Durant (R) in...
Oklahoma City, UNITED STATES
Cavaliers forward James rebounds against Oklahoma City guard Durant in the first half of their NBA basketball...
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (L) rebounds against Oklahoma City guard Kevin Durant (R) in the first half of their NBA basketball game Oklahoma City, Oklahoma December 21, 2008. REUTERS/Bill Waugh (UNITED STATES)
CRICKET-ENGLAND/
RTR22SW1
December 23, 2008
India's Yuvraj Singh plays a shot on the fifth and final day of the second test cricket match against...
Mohali, India
India's Singh plays shot on fifth and final day of second test cricket match against England in Mohali...
India's Yuvraj Singh plays a shot on the fifth and final day of the second test cricket match against England in Mohali December 23, 2008. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA)
CHINA-WEATHER/
RTR22RZS
December 22, 2008
Local residents clear snow on a street after snowfall hit Tianjin municipality December 21, 2008. Snow...
Tianjin, China
Local residents clear snow on a street after snowfall hit Tianjin municipality
Local residents clear snow on a street after snowfall hit Tianjin municipality December 21, 2008. Snow and freezing weather have swept large parts of northern China causing travel chaos for thousands, state television and the meteorological department said on Sunday. Picture taken December 21, 2008. REUTERS/Vincent Du (CHINA)
GREECE-UNREST/
RTR22T5C
December 23, 2008
A man walks past a bank with a mock painted outline of a dead body during a demonstration in Athens December...
Athens, Greece
A man walks past a bank with a mock painted outline of a dead body during a demonstration in Athens
A man walks past a bank with a mock painted outline of a dead body during a demonstration in Athens December 23, 2008. Hundreds of anarchists marched through Athens on Tuesday hours after an unidentified gunman opened fire at a riot police bus, in a third week of anti-government protests since police shot dead a teenager. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE)
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December 14, 2008
AC Milan's Luca Antonini jumps for the ball with Juventus's goalkeeper Alexander Manninger during their...
Turin, Italy
AC Milan's Antonini jumps for the ball with Juventus's goalkeeper Manninger during their Italian Serie...
AC Milan's Luca Antonini jumps for the ball with Juventus's goalkeeper Alexander Manninger during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Turin December 14, 2008. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo (ITALY)
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December 21, 2008
Italian soccer club AC Milan's new player David Beckham (L) of Britain smiles during his presentation...
Milan, Italy
AC Milan's new player Beckham smiles during his presentation in Milan.
Italian soccer club AC Milan's new player David Beckham (L) of Britain smiles during his presentation at San Siro Stadium in Milan December 21, 2008. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo (ITALY)
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December 10, 2008
Security people try to stop a supporter running on the field after the Champions League soccer match...
Madrid, Spain
Security people try to stop supporter after the Champions League soccer match of Real Madrid against...
Security people try to stop a supporter running on the field after the Champions League soccer match of Real Madrid against Zenit Saint Petersburg at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid December 10, 2008. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN)
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