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Pictures of the Month

December 2010
December 2010
RUSSIA/
RTXW4EJ
December 31, 2010
Fireworks explode over St. Basil Cathedral at Red Square during New Year's Day celebrations in Moscow...
Moscow, Russia
Fireworks explode over St. Basil Cathedral at Red Square during New Year's Day celebrations in Moscow...
Fireworks explode over St. Basil Cathedral at Red Square during New Year's Day celebrations in Moscow January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
RTXW1WX
December 28, 2010
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men enter Joseph's Tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus December 28, 2010. In coordination...
Nablus, Palestinian Territories
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men enter Joseph's Tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men enter Joseph's Tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus December 28, 2010. In coordination with the Palestinian forces that control Nabus, the Israeli army escorted hundreds of Jewish settlers and pilgrims to the ancient shrine on Tuesday morning. Believed to be the final resting place of the biblical patriach, Joseph's Tomb saw fierce Israeli-Palestinian fighting a decade ago. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (WEST BANK - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
RTXW440
December 31, 2010
A Palestinian protester uses a sling to throw stones at Israeli security forces during clashes at a protest...
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian protester uses sling to throw stones at Israeli security forces during clashes at protest...
A Palestinian protester uses a sling to throw stones at Israeli security forces during clashes at a protest against the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah December 31, 2010. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside (WEST BANK - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
SUDAN-PARTY
RTXW3GV
December 30, 2010
Boys who returned from north Sudan look at the World Food Program (WFP) food distribution in Wanjak near...
WANJAK, Sudan
Boys who returned from north Sudan looks at the World Food Program food distribution in Wanjak near Aweil...
Boys who returned from north Sudan look at the World Food Program (WFP) food distribution in Wanjak near Aweil in the northern Bahr el Ghazal state in south Sudan December 30, 2010. People from Sudan's oil-producing south are widely expected to vote to split away to form Africa's newest nation in a referendum scheduled to take place on January 9, 2011 that was promised in a 2005 peace deal ending a civil war between north and south. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SUDAN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
LUGE-GERMANY/
RTXW3FA
December 30, 2010
A luger races down the ice track during a training session in the southern Bavarian resort of Schoenau...
Schoenau, Germany
Luger races down ice track during training session in Schoenau
A luger races down the ice track during a training session in the southern Bavarian resort of Schoenau am Koenigssee December 30, 2010. Parts of the world's first artificial ice rink were rebuilt for 22 million euros, making the rink 70 metres longer and safer. A new press and coordination centre as well as the target area were also rebuilt. The majority of rebuilding work for the start area will begin in 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY - Tags: SPORT LUGE)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
RTXW3FJ
December 30, 2010
Greek Orthodox priests and Palestinian labourers use a mixture of sawdust and diesel to scrub the floor...
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
Greek Orthodox priests and Palestinian labourers clean inside the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem
Greek Orthodox priests and Palestinian labourers use a mixture of sawdust and diesel to scrub the floor inside the Church of Nativity, the site revered as the birthplace of Jesus, ahead of Orthodox Christmas in the West Bank town of Bethlehem December 30, 2010. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (WEST BANK - Tags: RELIGION)
IVORYCOAST/
RTXW33M
December 30, 2010
Supporters of Ivory Coast's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo hold aloft an Ivory Coast national flag during...
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire
Supporters of Ivory Coast's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo hold aloft an Ivory Coast national flag during...
Supporters of Ivory Coast's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo hold aloft an Ivory Coast national flag during a rally in Yopougon, Abidjan December 29, 2010. The European Union will tighten sanctions against Gbagbo next month, expanding a list of his supporters to be targeted after a disputed election, diplomats said on Wednesday. REUTERS/ Thierry Gouegnon (IVORY COAST - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BELGIUM/
RTXW2YT
December 29, 2010
Onlookers watch as firefighters extinguish a fire on the roof of the Abbey Saint Remy in Rochefort December...
Rochefort, Belgium
Onlookers watch as firefighters extinguish a fire on the roof of the Abbey Saint Remy in Rochefort
Onlookers watch as firefighters extinguish a fire on the roof of the Abbey Saint Remy in Rochefort December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Thierry Dricot (BELGIUM - Tags: RELIGION DISASTER IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BOLIVIA/
RTXW305
December 29, 2010
A woman walks near a blockade point at the entrance of El Alto December 29, 2010. Residents of El Alto...
La Paz, Bolivia
A woman walks near a blockade point at the entrance of El Alto
A woman walks near a blockade point at the entrance of El Alto December 29, 2010. Residents of El Alto blocked the main road to protest against the government energy policies that implemented on Sunday a hike in fuel prices in the country. REUTERS/David Mercado (BOLIVIA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY CIVIL UNREST)
ISRAEL/KATSAV
RTXW3BL
December 30, 2010
Israel's former President, Moshe Katsav, (C) gestures as he enters the Tel Aviv District Court to hear...
Tel Aviv, Israel
Israel's former President, Katsav, gestures as he enters the Tel Aviv District Court to hear the verdict...
Israel's former President, Moshe Katsav, (C) gestures as he enters the Tel Aviv District Court to hear the verdict on rape and other charges of sexual misconduct against him December 30, 2010. An Israeli court found Katsav guilty of rape and other sexual offenses on Thursday, convictions of unprecedented gravity for a head of the Jewish state. REUTERS/Oliver Weiken/Pool (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
CRICKET-ASHES/
RTXW2FG
December 29, 2010
England's players celebrate winning after dismissing the final wicket of Australia's Ben Hilfenhaus during...
Melbourne, Australia
England's players celebrate winning after dismissing the final wicket of Australia's Hilfenhaus at the...
England's players celebrate winning after dismissing the final wicket of Australia's Ben Hilfenhaus during the fourth day of the fourth Ashes cricket test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GM1E73O176301.
SOCCER-ENGLAND/
RTXW2AI
December 28, 2010
Birmingham City's Lee Bowyer (R) celebrates his goal against Manchester United with Nikola Zigic during...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Birmingham City's Bowyer celebrates his goal against Manchester United with Zigic during their English...
Birmingham City's Lee Bowyer (R) celebrates his goal against Manchester United with Nikola Zigic during their English Premier League soccer match at St Andrew's in Birmingham, central England, December 28, 2010. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) 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
SPAIN/
RTXW25L
December 28, 2010
A man in a traditional outfit tunes guitars before competing in the 49th Verdiales music contest in Malaga,...
Malaga, Spain
A man in a traditional outfit tunes guitars before competing in the 49th Verdiales music contest in Malaga...
A man in a traditional outfit tunes guitars before competing in the 49th Verdiales music contest in Malaga, southern Spain December 28, 2010. Verdiales is a form of traditional Flamenco music, which is common in the province of Malaga. Members of singing groups, known as "pandas", wear traditional costumes decked with flowers and other accessories as they perform in the contest, which is held annually on December 28. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)
GREECE/
RTXW1WH
December 28, 2010
An ailing woman cries in her room in the "Evangelismos" ward at Athens' facility for impoverished elderly...
Athens, Greece
An ailing woman cries in her room at Athens' facility for impoverished elderly people
An ailing woman cries in her room in the "Evangelismos" ward at Athens' facility for impoverished elderly people December 28, 2010. The home, which depends on charities for its financial survival, is in dire straits as a result of the Greek economic crisis. Employees have not been paid for over five months and the "Evangelismos" ward is about to shut down. The facility's chairman, Father Prokopios, said that unless the state steps in to help, the capital's main home for the elderly may not survive. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY)
RUSSIA-AIRPORTS/
RTXW1VC
December 28, 2010
Passengers sleep at a check-in counter at the departure hall of Moscow's Domodedovo airport December...
Moscow, Russia
Passengers sleep at a check-in counter at the departure hall of Moscow's Domodedovo airport
Passengers sleep at a check-in counter at the departure hall of Moscow's Domodedovo airport December 28, 2010. Thousands remained stranded at Moscow's airports on Tuesday after icy rain and blackouts disrupted traffic for a third day. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky (RUSSIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT TRANSPORT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SOCCER-ENGLAND/
RTXW1K7
December 27, 2010
Arsenal's Theo Walcott (L) celebrates his goal against Chelsea with Samir Nasri (2nd L), Cesc Fabregas...
London, United Kingdom
Arsenal's Theo Walcott celebrates his goal against Chelsea during their English Premier League soccer...
Arsenal's Theo Walcott (L) celebrates his goal against Chelsea with Samir Nasri (2nd L), Cesc Fabregas (2nd R) and Alex Song during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates Stadium in London December 27, 2010. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) 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
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
RTXW1H6
December 27, 2010
A Palestinian youth throws a stone at Israeli police officers during clashes in the predominantly Palestinian...
Silwan, Israel
A Palestinian youth throws a stone at Israeli police officers during clashes in the predominantly Palestinian...
A Palestinian youth throws a stone at Israeli police officers during clashes in the predominantly Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan in East Jerusalem December 27, 2010. Clashes broke out on Monday when right-wing Israeli parliament members came to visit Beit Yonatan, a controversial building housing eight Jewish settler families in Silwan. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (JERUSALEM - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
IVORYCOAST/
RTXW1FU
December 27, 2010
A man speaks to journalists from inside the Ivory Coast embassy in Paris December 27, 2010 as police...
Paris, France
French police stand in front of the Ivory Coast embassy in Paris
A man speaks to journalists from inside the Ivory Coast embassy in Paris December 27, 2010 as police guard the entrance . French Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero said in a regular electronic briefing on Monday that Ivory Coast's Ambassador to Paris Pierre Kipre was being replaced at the request of Ouattara's government. "We've taken account of the decision taken by the legitimate authorities of Ivory Coast, and the request for accreditation of a new ambassador, for which the procedure is underway," spokesman Valero said. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
GREECE/
RTXW1AR
December 27, 2010
An Iranian refugee with his mouth sewed lies on a pavement in front of a policeman near the United Nations...
Athens, Greece
An Iranian refugee with his mouth sewed lies on a pavement near the United Nations High Commissioner...
An Iranian refugee with his mouth sewed lies on a pavement in front of a policeman near the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Athens December 27, 2010. Police removed refugees who have been living in tents for months outside the UNHCR offices. Some of the refugees were on hunger strike demanding their asylum applications not to be rejected. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN/
RTXW17X
December 27, 2010
Riders wait to ride out with the Quorn Hunt from Prestwold Hall near Loughborough, central England December...
PRESTWOLD, United Kingdom
Riders wait to ride out with the Quorn Hunt from Prestwold Hall near Loughborough
Riders wait to ride out with the Quorn Hunt from Prestwold Hall near Loughborough, central England December 27, 2010. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)
AFGHANISTAN-RAID/NATO
RTXW170
December 27, 2010
A security guard is seen through a bullet hole in a window of a building where the office of private...
Kabul, Afghanistan
A security guard is seen through a bullet hole in a window of a building, after a raid by NATO forces...
A security guard is seen through a bullet hole in a window of a building where the office of private armoured car company Tiger International is located, after a raid by NATO forces in Kabul December 27, 2010. Afghanistan's NATO-led force disputed on Monday an Afghan government accusation that foreign forces had violated a security pact by conducting a night raid in Kabul in which two guards were killed. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTANCIVIL UNREST - Tags: CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTXW164
December 27, 2010
A man gets a haircut depicting 2011 to welcome the new year at a barbershop in the northern Indian city...
Allahabad, India
A man gets a haircut depicting 2011 to welcome the new year at a barbershop in the northern Indian city...
A man gets a haircut depicting 2011 to welcome the new year at a barbershop in the northern Indian city of Allahabad December 27, 2010. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
RUSSIA-KHODORKOVSKY/
RTXW137
December 27, 2010
Jailed Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner Platon Lebedev (R) stand...
Moscow, Russia
Jailed Russian former oil tycoon Khodorkovsky and his partner Lebedev stand in the defendants' cage before...
Jailed Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner Platon Lebedev (R) stand in the defendants' cage before the start of a court session in Moscow December 27, 2010. A Russian judge is to begin reading the verdict in Khodorkovsky's second trial on Monday. Prosecutors have asked the judge to sentence him to six additional years in prison. Once Russia's richest man and head of its former biggest oil producer, the now defunct Yukos, Khodorkovsky is nearing the end of an eight-year sentence imposed in a fraud and tax-evasion trial that shaped Vladimir Putin's 2000-2008 presidency. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov (RUSSIA - Tags: BUSINESS CRIME LAW POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PALESTINIANS/ISRAEL
RTXW14K
December 27, 2010
Members of Palestinian armed factions stand guard during a news conference held to mark the second anniversary...
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories
Members of Palestinian armed factions stand guard during a news conference in Gaza City
Members of Palestinian armed factions stand guard during a news conference held to mark the second anniversary of Israel's three-week offensive in Gaza, in Gaza City December 27, 2010. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY)
NFL/
RTXW0T9
December 26, 2010
Terrance Austin of the Washington Redskins is tackled by William Middleton of the Jacksonville Jaguars...
Jacksonville, UNITED STATES
Terrance Austin of the Washington Redskins is tackled by William Middleton of the Jacksonville Jaguars...
Terrance Austin of the Washington Redskins is tackled by William Middleton of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of their NFL football game in Jacksonville, Florida December 26, 2010. REUTERS/Daron Dean (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MOZAMBIQUE/
RTXW0S3
December 26, 2010
People play soccer on the Costa do Sol beach in Maputo December 26, 2010. REUTERS/Grant Neuenburg (MOZAMBIQUE...
Maputo, Mozambique
People play soccer on the Costa do Sol beach in Maputo
People play soccer on the Costa do Sol beach in Maputo December 26, 2010. REUTERS/Grant Neuenburg (MOZAMBIQUE - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY SPORT SOCCER IMAGES OF THE DAY)
NIGERIA-VIOLENCE/
RTXW0SF
December 26, 2010
People wave as soldiers patrol the streets using an armoured vehicle in Nigeria's central city of Jos...
Jos, Nigeria
People wave as soldiers patrol the streets using an armoured vehicle in Nigeria's central city of Jos...
People wave as soldiers patrol the streets using an armoured vehicle in Nigeria's central city of Jos December 26, 2010. Clashes broke out between armed Christian and Muslim groups near the central Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday, a Reuters witness said, after Christmas Eve bombings in the region killed more than 30 people.Buildings were set ablaze and people were seen running for cover as the police and military arrived on the scene in an effort to disperse crowds.REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW RELIGION MILITARY)
NFL/
RTXW0R4
December 26, 2010
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles jumps into the stands after scoring a touchdown against...
Kansas City, UNITED STATES
Kansas City's Charles jumps into the stands after scoring a touchdown against Tennessee in Kansas City...
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles jumps into the stands after scoring a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of their NFL football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri December 26, 2010. REUTERS/Dave Kaup (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA/
RTXW0QN
December 26, 2010
A dog looks out of the window of a vehicle while stopped in traffic during a snowstorm on I-95 in New...
MT HOLLY, UNITED STATES
A dog looks out of the window of a vehicle while stopped in traffic during a snowstorm on I-95 in New...
A dog looks out of the window of a vehicle while stopped in traffic during a snowstorm on I-95 in New Jersey December 26, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TRANSPORT ANIMALS SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
RTXW0PH
December 26, 2010
Palestinian Ahmad Daana, 12, looks out from a police vehicle, as his mother and brothers (reflected in...
Jerusalem, Israel
Palestinian Ahmad Daana looks out from a police vehicle after Israeli police detained him during clashes...
Palestinian Ahmad Daana, 12, looks out from a police vehicle, as his mother and brothers (reflected in the window) watch, after Israeli police detained him on suspicion of throwing stones during clashes in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan December 26, 2010. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (JERUSALEM - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SOCCER-ENGLAND/
RTXW0OT
December 26, 2010
Sunderland's Boudewijn Zenden (R) challenges Manchester United's Patrice Evra during their English Premier...
Manchester, United Kingdom
Sunderland's Zenden challenges Manchester United's Evra during their English Premier League soccer match...
Sunderland's Boudewijn Zenden (R) challenges Manchester United's Patrice Evra during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England December 26, 2010. REUTERS/Phil Noble (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER IMAGES OF THE DAY) . 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
CRICKET-ASHES/
RTXW0EQ
December 26, 2010
Australia's Ricky Ponting is seen on the field during the first day of the fourth Ashes cricket test...
Melbourne, Australia
Australia's Ponting is seen on the field during the first day of the fourth Ashes cricket test against...
Australia's Ricky Ponting is seen on the field during the first day of the fourth Ashes cricket test against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground December 26, 2010. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)
BRITAIN/
RTXW05H
December 25, 2010
A lifeguard dressed in a Santa Claus outfit paddles to sea, near the remains of the West Pier, at Brighton...
Brighton, United Kingdom
A lifeguard dressed in a Santa Claus outfit paddles to sea, near the remains of the West Pier, at Brighton...
A lifeguard dressed in a Santa Claus outfit paddles to sea, near the remains of the West Pier, at Brighton Beach on Christmas Day, December 25, 2010. REUTERS/Paul Hackett (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT SWIMMING IMAGES OF THE DAY)
EGYPT/
RTXW07U
December 25, 2010
A migrant from Eritrea walks in a building, used to house people waiting to be smuggled into Israel,...
Cairo, Egypt
A migrant from Eritrea walks in a building, used to house people waiting to be smuggled into Israel,...
A migrant from Eritrea walks in a building, used to house people waiting to be smuggled into Israel, near the Egyptian-Israeli border in Sinai December 25, 2010. Sinai's border with Israel is a main trafficking route for thousands of African migrants seeking asylum in Israel. Israel has criticised Egypt for not doing enough to stem the flow. Israel began work in November 2010 on a 266-km (166-mile) border fence with Egypt to block the flow of African migrants. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
RTXVZPK
December 24, 2010
A Israeli soldier runs towards Palestinian demonstrators (not seen) protesting against the controversial...
Bilin, Palestinian Territories
A Israeli soldier runs towards Palestinian demonstrators protesting in Bilin
A Israeli soldier runs towards Palestinian demonstrators (not seen) protesting against the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah December 24, 2010. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman (WEST BANK - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SUDAN-REFERENDUM/
RTXVZRC
December 24, 2010
A southern Sudanese man wears a t-shirt reading, "Vote For Your Freedom", as he holds up a cross during...
Juba, Sudan
A southern Sudanese man holds up a cross during a Christmas Eve procession in Juba
A southern Sudanese man wears a t-shirt reading, "Vote For Your Freedom", as he holds up a cross during a Christmas Eve procession in Juba December 24, 2010. The referendum on southern independence was promised in a 2005 peace deal that ended decades of north-south civil war and analysts have warned disagreements over the vote could reignite conflict. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SUDAN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY)
NEPAL/
RTXVZI7
December 24, 2010
Students riot with a burning tire while calling for a half-day strike to disrupt traffic in Kathmandu...
Kathmandu, Nepal
Students riot with a burning tire while calling for a half-day strike to disrupt traffic in Kathmandu...
Students riot with a burning tire while calling for a half-day strike to disrupt traffic in Kathmandu December 24, 2010. Police scuffled with students today to prevent a half-day strike called by students in the capital. The student union affiliated to the Nepal Communist Party has accused the student union affiliated to the Nepali Congress of attacking and injuring their friends. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST EDUCATION IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHINA/
RTXVZIA
December 24, 2010
Workers dressed as Santa Claus to celebrate the upcoming Christmas Day, rest at a shopping mall in Hefei,...
Hefei, China
Workers dressed as Santa Claus to celebrate the upcoming Christmas Day, rest at a shopping mall in Hefei...
Workers dressed as Santa Claus to celebrate the upcoming Christmas Day, rest at a shopping mall in Hefei, in Anhui province December 24, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: RELIGION EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)
PAKISTAN/
RTXVWDZ
December 20, 2010
An elderly man monitors share prices on a television screen during a trading session inside the Karachi...
Karachi, Pakistan
An elderly man monitors share prices on a television screen during a trading session inside the Karachi...
An elderly man monitors share prices on a television screen during a trading session inside the Karachi Stock Exchange December 20, 2010. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MEXICO/
RTXVXWQ
December 22, 2010
A federal police officer stands guard in an armoured personnel carrier in Cuernavaca December 21, 2010....
Cuernavaca, Mexico
A federal police officer stands guard in an armoured personnel carrier in Cuernavaca
A federal police officer stands guard in an armoured personnel carrier in Cuernavaca December 21, 2010. Federal police and military conducted a search operation for stolen cars in the neighborhood of La Carolina, according to local media. REUTERS/Margarito Perez (MEXICO - Tags: CRIME LAW MILITARY)
BRITAIN-POLITICS/CAMERON
RTXVXO1
December 21, 2010
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (R) gestures to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg during their...
London, United Kingdom
Britain's PM David Cameron gestures to Deputy PM Nick Clegg during their joint news conference at number...
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (R) gestures to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg during their joint news conference at number 10 Downing Street in London December 21, 2010. REUTERS/Carl De Souza/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS)
RUSSIA/
RTXW450
December 31, 2010
Police officers detain a couple during an unauthorised protest rally to defend article 31 of the Russian...
St. Petersburg, Russia
Police officers detain a couple during an unauthorised protest rally to defend article 31 of the Russian...
Police officers detain a couple during an unauthorised protest rally to defend article 31 of the Russian constitution, in St. Petersburg December 31, 2010. Opposition activists have been holding demonstrations on the 31st day of each month to mark the article, which guarantees the right of assembly. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BULGARIA/
RTXVXLM
December 21, 2010
An inmate dressed as Santa Claus participates in a Christmas party at Sofia Central Prison December 21,...
Sofia, Bulgaria
Inmate dressed as Santa Claus participates in Christmas party at Sofia Central Prison
An inmate dressed as Santa Claus participates in a Christmas party at Sofia Central Prison December 21, 2010. The management of the prison organised a party for a dozen prisoners and their families on Tuesday. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
GEORGIA/
RTXVXHN
December 21, 2010
A man holds flowers as he attends a rally marking the birthday anniversary of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin...
Gori, Georgia
A man holds flowers as he attends a rally marking the birthday anniversary of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin...
A man holds flowers as he attends a rally marking the birthday anniversary of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin outside the house where he was born in the town of Gori, some 80 km (50 miles) west of Tbilisi, December 21, 2010. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEORGIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
LEBANON/
RTXW43B
December 31, 2010
Palestinian Fatah members gather to take part in a parade to mark the 46 anniversary of founding the...
Sidon, Lebanon
Palestinian Fatah members gather to take part in a parade to mark the 46 anniversary of founding the...
Palestinian Fatah members gather to take part in a parade to mark the 46 anniversary of founding the Fateh movement at Ain el-Hilweh refugee camp, southern Lebanon December 31, 2010. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS SOCIETY)
IRAN/
RTXVXGC
December 21, 2010
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to...
Tehran, Iran
An Iranian mendicant stands at a bazaar during preparations for Yalda night in northern Tehran
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to film or take pictures in Tehran.

An Iranian mendicant stands at a bazaar during preparations for Yalda night in northern Tehran December 21, 2010. Yalda Night is an Iranian festival originally celebrated on the last night of autumn, the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. Many Iranian families hold parties or visit traditional tea houses during the festival, where they eat dried nuts and fruit while reading poems by the revered Iranian poet Hafez. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN - Tags: SOCIETY)
USA/
RTXVX8L
December 21, 2010
The Moon is engulfed in the Earth's shadow as it nears the peak of a rare winter solstice total lunar...
Palm Beach Gardens, UNITED STATES
The Moon is engulfed in the Earth's shadow as it nears the peak of a rare winter solstice total lunar...
The Moon is engulfed in the Earth's shadow as it nears the peak of a rare winter solstice total lunar eclipse as viewed through a telescope from Palm Beach Gardens December 21, 2010. REUTERS/Doug Murray (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SCI TECH IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AUSTRIA/
RTXW3GX
December 30, 2010
Austria's President Heinz Fischer (L) and Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani review the honour...
Vienna, Austria
Austria's President Fischer and Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad review the honour guard in Vienna
Austria's President Heinz Fischer (L) and Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani review the honour guard in Vienna, December 30, 2010. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader (AUSTRIA - Tags: POLITICS ROYALS)
INDIA/
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December 21, 2010
School children attend a yoga exercise session during a camp in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad...
Ahmedabad, India
School children attend a yoga exercise session during a camp in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad
School children attend a yoga exercise session during a camp in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad December 21, 2010. At least 6,000 children participated, organisers said. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: EDUCATION HEALTH IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ROMANIA
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December 31, 2010
Fireworks explode over a clock during New Year's Day celebrations in Bucharest's Constitution Square...
Bucharest, Romania
Fireworks explode over a clock during New Year's Day celebrations in Bucharest's Constitution Square
Fireworks explode over a clock during New Year's Day celebrations in Bucharest's Constitution Square January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti (ROMANIA - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
EUROPE-WEATHER/
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December 20, 2010
Airline travellers queue at Frankfurt's airport December 20, 2010. Heavy snow and frigid temperatures...
Frankfurt, Germany
Airline travellers queue at Frankfurt's airport
Airline travellers queue at Frankfurt's airport December 20, 2010. Heavy snow and frigid temperatures caused further disruption across northern Europe on Monday -- stranding travellers, snarling traffic and shutting schools. REUTERS/Alex Domanski (GERMANY - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TRANSPORT IMAGES OF THE DAY BUSINESS)
BELARUS-ELECTION/
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December 20, 2010
A woman tries to hear her relative, who is being held in a police bus for demonstrating, near a detention...
Minsk, Belarus
A woman tries to hear her relative, who is being held in a police bus for demonstrating, near a detention...
A woman tries to hear her relative, who is being held in a police bus for demonstrating, near a detention centre in Minsk December 20, 2010. At least seven election candidates and hundreds of opposition demonstrators were being held on Monday after police cracked down on a protest against the re-election of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko (BELARUS - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN-WEATHER/
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December 19, 2010
A squirrel jumps onto a rubbish bin in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland December 19, 2010....
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
A squirrel jumps onto a rubbish bin in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland
A squirrel jumps onto a rubbish bin in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland December 19, 2010. Britons Sunday faced little respite from the Arctic conditions that have disrupted travel and shopping plans on the last weekend before Christmas, normally one of the busiest times of the year. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
LUGE/
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December 19, 2010
Manuel Pfister of Austria passes by a spectator during his first run during the FIL Men's Luge World...
Park City, UNITED STATES
Manuel Pfister of Austria passes by a spectator during his first run during the FIL Men's Luge World...
Manuel Pfister of Austria passes by a spectator during his first run during the FIL Men's Luge World Cup in Park City, Utah, December 18, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT LUGE)
CUBA/
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December 17, 2010
A woman crawls dragging a stone in penitence near the shrine of Saint Lazarus in the town of Rincon,...
El Rincon, Cuba
A woman crawls dragging a stone in penitence near the shrine of Saint Lazarus in the town of Rincon
A woman crawls dragging a stone in penitence near the shrine of Saint Lazarus in the town of Rincon, some 30 km from Havana, some 30 km from Havana December 17, 2010. The annual pilgrimage to one of Cuba's most sacred icons drew thousands of both Roman Catholic believers, and followers of the Afro-Cuban Santeria faith for whom Saint Lazarus also symbolizes the deity of Babalu-Aye, introduced by African slaves brought to Cuba when it was a Spanish colony. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION ANNIVERSARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
EU-SUMMIT/
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December 17, 2010
French President Nicolas Sarkozy reacts as he listens to Ireland's Prime Minister Brian Cowen (L) and...
Brussels, Belgium
French President Sarkozy reacts as he listens to Ireland's PM Cowen and Danish PM Rasmussen during an...
French President Nicolas Sarkozy reacts as he listens to Ireland's Prime Minister Brian Cowen (L) and Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen (R) during an European Union leaders summit in Brussels December 17, 2010. EU leaders have agreed to try to lengthen the maturities of new sovereign bond issues, a draft statement from the EU's summit showed on Friday. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PALESTNIANS-ISRAEL/
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December 17, 2010
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men pray in the Tomb of Joshua Ben Nun in the West Bank Arab village of Kifl Hares...
KIFL HARES, Palestinian Territories
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men pray in the Tomb of Joshua Ben Nun in the West Bank Arab village of Kifl Hares...
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men pray in the Tomb of Joshua Ben Nun in the West Bank Arab village of Kifl Hares near the Jewish settlement of Ariel December 17, 2010. The Israeli army late on Thursday night allowed hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews to visit the Tombs of biblical figures, Joshua Ben Nun and Caleb Ben Yefuneh, on what is considered by many religious Jews as the biblical date of the anniversary of their death. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (WEST BANK - Tags: RELIGION IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MARKETS-BONDS-EURO/
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December 16, 2010
A man walks past a window display of a hat shop in downtown Lisbon December 16, 2010. Government debt...
Lisbon, Portugal
A man walks past a window display of a hat shop in downtown Lisbon
A man walks past a window display of a hat shop in downtown Lisbon December 16, 2010. Government debt yields for Spain, Portugal and Italy edged higher on Thursday after bidders demanded a high premium for their cash from Spain in its final bond auction of the year. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro (PORTUGAL - Tags: BUSINESS)
SPAIN/
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December 16, 2010
U.S. actress Angelina Jolie arrives for the Spanish premiere of the movie "The Tourist" in Madrid, December...
Madrid, Spain
U.S. actress Angelina Jolie arrives for the Spanish premiere of the movie "The Tourist" in Madrid
U.S. actress Angelina Jolie arrives for the Spanish premiere of the movie "The Tourist" in Madrid, December 16, 2010. REUTERS/Juan Medina (SPAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
GERMANY/
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December 31, 2010
A couple walks along the ice and snow-covered shore of the Elbe river at 'Oevelgoenne harbour' during...
Hamburg, Germany
A couple walks along ice and snow-covered shore of the Elbe river during New Year's Eve in Hamburg
A couple walks along the ice and snow-covered shore of the Elbe river at 'Oevelgoenne harbour' during New Year's Eve in the northern German town of Hamburg December 31, 2010. REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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