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NEW YORK
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December 31, 1998
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange early December 31 as stocks moved lower. Activity...
New York, USA
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange early December 31 as stocks moved lower. Ac.....
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange early December 31 as stocks moved lower. Activity was light with many brokers already off for the New Year's holiday. In late morning trading, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 37.85 points at 9,236.79.
HONG KONG
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December 31, 1998
Louisa Leung of Thomas Cook Travellers Cheques Ltd, holds euro travellers cheque December 31 in Hong...
Hong Kong, China
Louisa Leung of Thomas Cook Travellers Cheques Ltd, holds euro travellers cheque December 31 in Hong.....
Louisa Leung of Thomas Cook Travellers Cheques Ltd, holds euro travellers cheque December 31 in Hong Kong, available in interpayment Visa travellers cheque and Thomas Cook MasterCard travellers cheque to be launched on January 1, 1999. On Friday, the euro will merge the present national currencies of 11 European Union states. Trading in the euro will open at 5 a.m. in Sydney on January 4 (1800 GMT on January 3).
HONG KONG
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December 31, 1998
Louisa Leung of Thomas Cook Travellers Cheques Ltd, holds euro travellers cheque December 31 in Hong...
Hong Kong, China
Louisa Leung of Thomas Cook Travellers Cheques Ltd, holds euro travellers cheque December 31 in Hong.....
Louisa Leung of Thomas Cook Travellers Cheques Ltd, holds euro travellers cheque December 31 in Hong Kong, available in interpayment Visa travellers cheque and Thomas Cook MasterCard travellers cheque to be launched on January 1, 1999. On Friday, the euro will merge the present national currencies of 11 European Union states. Trading in the euro will open at 5 a.m in Sydney January 4 (1800 GMT on January 3).
EUROPE
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December 31, 1998
First batch of euro coins come out from Rome's mint during a ceremony December 31. [Italian Treasury...
Rome, Italy
First batch of euro coins come out from Rome's mint during a ceremony December 31. [Italian Treasur.....
First batch of euro coins come out from Rome's mint during a ceremony December 31. [Italian Treasury Minister Carlo Azeglio Ciampi ]attended the ceremony and presented the first euro coins ever minted in Italy to the press, one day before the historic launch of the euro single currency.
MARTIN
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December 31, 1998
Team RE/MAX balloon pilot Bob Martin looks out of the main hatch of the gondola during preparations for...
Alice Springs, Australia
Team RE/MAX balloon pilot Bob Martin looks out of the main hatch of the gondola during preparations .....
Team RE/MAX balloon pilot Bob Martin looks out of the main hatch of the gondola during preparations for his balloon flight December 31. Martin, 44, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, is part of a three-man team readying for an attempt to set a world record for a non-stop balloon flight around the globe. The mission is scheduled to lift off early in the new year, depending on weather conditions.
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WALLINGTON
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December 31, 1998
Team RE/MAX balloon pilot John Wallington from Canberra, Australia hugs his wife Christie Birkett outside...
Alice Springs, Australia
Team RE/MAX balloon pilot John Wallington from Canberra, Australia hugs his wife Christie Birkett ou.....
Team RE/MAX balloon pilot John Wallington from Canberra, Australia hugs his wife Christie Birkett outside mission control during a weather countdown at the team's compound in Alice Springs December 31. Wallington is part of a three-man team attempting to set a world record for a non-stop balloon flight around the globe. The mission is scheduled to lift off early in the new year.
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EUROPE
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December 31, 1998
A man holds a basket full of first euro coins at the Rome's mint during a ceremony December 31. [Italian...
Rome, Italy
A man holds a basket full of first euro coins at the Rome's mint during a ceremony December 31. [It.....
A man holds a basket full of first euro coins at the Rome's mint during a ceremony December 31. [Italian Treasury Minister Carlo Azeglio Ciampi ]attended the ceremony and presented the first euro coins ever minted in Italy to the press, one day before the historic launch of the euro single currency.
PEDERSEN
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December 31, 1998
Team RE/MAX mission control director Dan Pedersen announces the lift off date for the around the world...
Alice Springs, Australia
Team RE/MAX mission control director Dan Pedersen announces the lift off date for the around the wor.....
Team RE/MAX mission control director Dan Pedersen announces the lift off date for the around the world balloon attempt at a news conference in Alice springs December 31. Pedersen says that favourable weather patterns and winds will help the team lift off from Alice Springs January 2. A U.S.-Australian joint venture balloon team will attempt to be the first men to fly non-stop around the globe by flying in a helium-filled balloon in the earth's stratosphere.
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TATA
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December 31, 1998
A guest looks at the 'Tata Indica', a domestically engineered car after it was launched by the Tata Engineering...
Bombay, India
A guest looks at the 'Tata Indica', a domestically engineered car after it was launched by the Tata .....
A guest looks at the 'Tata Indica', a domestically engineered car after it was launched by the Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company Ltd (TELCO) in Bombay late December 30. TELCO said the the 1,400-cc model standard petrol model would cost 259,000 rupees (about $6,094) and its diesel version 285,000 rupees (about $6,705).
SOUTH KOREA
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December 31, 1998
Poverty-stricken South Koreans, many of whom are homeless, reach for a bowl of free soup donated by a...
Seoul, Korea
Poverty-stricken South Koreans, many of whom are homeless, reach for a bowl of free soup donated by .....
Poverty-stricken South Koreans, many of whom are homeless, reach for a bowl of free soup donated by a citizens group in Seoul December 31. With thousands of South Koreans losing their jobs each week due to the ongoing financial crisis, more and more people are ending up on the streets where they are forced to stand in lines like these for their one meal a day. South Korea has virtually no social programmes to deal with the poor.
PUGLISI
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December 31, 1998
- UDATED FILE PHOTO of father Giuseppe Puglisi, who was shot in the back of the head outside his home...
Palermo, Italy
- UDATED FILE PHOTO of father Giuseppe Puglisi, who was shot in the back of the head outside his hom.....
- UDATED FILE PHOTO of father Giuseppe Puglisi, who was shot in the back of the head outside his home in the crime-ridden Brancaccio district of Palermo in 1993. Vatican said Father Puglisi will be beatified in a solemn ceremony at the Vatican in 1999. (BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE)
EURO
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December 31, 1998
A technician on a hydraulic elevated arm wave after placing the just-announced exchange rate of the...
A technician on a hydraulic elevated arm wave after placing the just-announced exchange rate of the.....
A technician on a hydraulic elevated arm wave after placing the just-announced exchange rate of the France against the Euro next to a giant mural representing a 1-Euro Coin on the facade of the Group Banques Populaires building in Paris December 31. Eleven European nations officially adopt the common currency January 4. ??»
JORDAN
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December 31, 1998
Jordanian ex-first woman in parliament Toujan Al Faisel shouts anti- U.S. slogans outside the U.S....
Amman, Jordan
Jordanian ex-first woman in parliament Toujan Al Faisel shouts anti- U.S. slogans outside the U.S......
Jordanian ex-first woman in parliament Toujan Al Faisel shouts anti- U.S. slogans outside the U.S. embassy in Amman December 31. Dozens of Jordanian opposition members rallied to express support for [Iraqi President Saddam Hussein], two weeks after the United States and Britain launched a four-day bombardment of Iraq.
EURO
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December 31, 1998
A woman looks at large illuminated balloons December 31, each representing the European currencies which...
Paris, France
A woman looks at large illuminated balloons December 31, each representing the European currencies .....
A woman looks at large illuminated balloons December 31, each representing the European currencies which will take part in the launch of Europe's single currency January 4. The balloons are outside the headquarters of the French finanancial institution "Paribas". The exchange rate between Euro and European currencies was fixed today. ??»
EURO
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December 31, 1998
A man on an overhead walkway in Paris's Marche St Honore, stands between large illuminated balloons December...
A man on an overhead walkway in Paris's Marche St Honore, stands between large illuminated balloons .....
A man on an overhead walkway in Paris's Marche St Honore, stands between large illuminated balloons December 31, each representing the European currencies (Euro on the right) which will take part in the launch of Europe's single currency January 4. The balloons are outside the headquarters of the French finanancial institution "Paribas". The exchange rate between Euro and European currencies was fixed today.??»
EURO
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December 31, 1998
The the just-announced exchange rate of the Franc against the Euro seen on a giant mural representing...
The the just-announced exchange rate of the Franc against the Euro seen on a giant mural representi.....
The the just-announced exchange rate of the Franc against the Euro seen on a giant mural representing a 1 Euro Coin on the facade of the Group Banques Populaires building in Paris December 31. Eleven European nations officially adopt the common currency January 4. ??»
IRAQ
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December 31, 1998
Iraqi school children carry a picture of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein during an anti-American demonstration...
Baghdad, Iraq
Iraqi school children carry a picture of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein during an anti-American demo.....
Iraqi school children carry a picture of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein during an anti-American demonstration at Al-Harriya square in central Baghdad December 31. About 5000 Baghdad schoolchildren arranged by their teachers carried pictures of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and shouted anti-american slogans.
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KOSOVO
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December 31, 1998
A Moslem hogea (a Moslem priest) prays in front of coffins during funeral ceremony of two Kosovo Liberation...
Pristina, Yugoslavia
A Moslem hogea (a Moslem priest) prays in front of coffins during funeral ceremony of two Kosovo Lib.....
A Moslem hogea (a Moslem priest) prays in front of coffins during funeral ceremony of two Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) members December 31 in an open field near Podujevo, 30 km (18 miles) north of Pristina, the regional capital of Kosovo. At least 18 people were killed and several wounded in last week's violence.
IRAQ
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December 31, 1998
Iraqi women pray for peace at Baghdad's Abu Hanifu Mosque December 31 during a service organized by the...
Baghdad, Iraq
Iraqi women pray for peace at Baghdad's Abu Hanifu Mosque December 31 during a service organized by .....
Iraqi women pray for peace at Baghdad's Abu Hanifu Mosque December 31 during a service organized by the Iraqi Women Federations. About 300 women took part, praying for peace after Iraq was hit by U.S. and British air-strikes.
LINIGER
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December 31, 1998
Team RE/MAX balloon pilot Dave Liniger reacts as reporters bombard him with questions outside the team's...
Alice Springs, Australia
Team RE/MAX balloon pilot Dave Liniger reacts as reporters bombard him with questions outside the te.....
Team RE/MAX balloon pilot Dave Liniger reacts as reporters bombard him with questions outside the team's headquarters Alice Springs December 31. Liniger is part of a three-man team preparing for an attempt to set a world record for a non-stop balloon flight around the globe. The mission is scheduled to lift off early in the new year, depending on weather conditions.
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RUNNING
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December 31, 1998
Some of the 12,000 runners of the 74th International Sao Silvestre street race are shown in a slow camera...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Some of the 12,000 runners of the 74th International Sao Silvestre street race are shown in a slow c.....
Some of the 12,000 runners of the 74th International Sao Silvestre street race are shown in a slow camera exposure December 31. [Kenyan Paul Tergat won the race for a third time, posting a 44:47 finish].
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IRAQ
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December 31, 1998
Iraqi women pray for peace at Baghdad's Abu Hanifu Mosque December 31 during a service organized by the...
Baghdad, Iraq
Iraqi women pray for peace at Baghdad's Abu Hanifu Mosque December 31 during a service organized by .....
Iraqi women pray for peace at Baghdad's Abu Hanifu Mosque December 31 during a service organized by the Iraqi Women Federations. About 300 women took part, praying for peace after Iraq was hit by U.S. and British air-strikes.
JORDAN
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December 31, 1998
Jordanian Islamists main leader Hamzi Mansour shouts anti-U.S. slogans outside the U.S. embassy in Amman...
Amman, Jordan
Jordanian Islamists main leader Hamzi Mansour shouts anti-U.S. slogans outside the U.S. embassy in A.....
Jordanian Islamists main leader Hamzi Mansour shouts anti-U.S. slogans outside the U.S. embassy in Amman December 31. Dozens of Jordanian opposition members rallied to express support for Iraqi [President Saddam Hussein], two weeks after the United States and Britain launched a four-day bombardment of Iraq. Sign at rear reads "Remeber Iraq's sacrifices".
RE/MAX
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December 31, 1998
Team RE/MAX balloon pilot Dave Liniger (R) gestures to co-pilot John Wallington who massages his wife...
Alice Springs, Australia
Team RE/MAX balloon pilot Dave Liniger (R) gestures to co-pilot John Wallington who massages his wif.....
Team RE/MAX balloon pilot Dave Liniger (R) gestures to co-pilot John Wallington who massages his wife Christie Birkett's shoulders as the team waits out weather reports December 31 at the team's headquarters near Alice Springs. Liniger and Wallington are part of a three-man team preparing for an attempt to set a world record for a non-stop balloon flight around the globe. The mission is scheduled to lift off early in the new year.
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KOSOVO
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December 31, 1998
Ethnic Albanians pray in front of coffins during a Moslem funeral ceremony for two Kosovo Liberation...
Pristina, Yugoslavia
Ethnic Albanians pray in front of coffins during a Moslem funeral ceremony for two Kosovo Liberation.....
Ethnic Albanians pray in front of coffins during a Moslem funeral ceremony for two Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) members December 31 in an open field near Podujevo, 30 km (18 miles) north of Pristina, the regional capital of Kosovo. At least 18 people were killed and several wounded in last week's violence.
GERMANY
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December 31, 1998
An unidentified man takes a photo of the view from the top of Germany's highest mountain "Zugspitze"...
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
An unidentified man takes a photo of the view from the top of Germany's highest mountain "Zugspitze".....
An unidentified man takes a photo of the view from the top of Germany's highest mountain "Zugspitze" (2966 meter) near Garmisch-Partenkirchen December 31. Due to good clear weather conditions visibility is about 150 km (92 miles).
AHERN
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December 31, 1998
Ireland's Prime Minister Berti Ahern displays a dummy Euro note in his offices at Goverment Buildings,...
Dublin, UK
Ireland's Prime Minister Berti Ahern displays a dummy Euro note in his offices at Goverment Building.....
Ireland's Prime Minister Berti Ahern displays a dummy Euro note in his offices at Goverment Buildings, December 31 as Ireland and ten other European countries prepare to merge their currency into a common Euro at midnight January 1. Financial institutions are preparing to begin trading in euros but the notes and coins will not be put into circulation in Ireland until the year 2002. ??»
CLINTON
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December 31, 1998
U.S. President Bill Clinton watches the dirt fly as his ball stays on the first tee after his first swing...
Hilton Head, USA
U.S. President Bill Clinton watches the dirt fly as his ball stays on the first tee after his first .....
U.S. President Bill Clinton watches the dirt fly as his ball stays on the first tee after his first swing while playing a round of golf December 31 at the Arthur Hills Golf Course in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The Clinton family is in Hilton Head for a two-day vacation while participating in the "Renaissance Weekend" gathering at the resort. ??»
REUTERS FINANCE
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December 31, 1998
A Euro specialist of Reuters finance at the Global Technical Centre in Geneva is reading last instructions...
Geneva, Switzerland
A Euro specialist of Reuters finance at the Global Technical Centre in Geneva is reading last instru.....
A Euro specialist of Reuters finance at the Global Technical Centre in Geneva is reading last instructions before taking a nap in front of his computers. Though he would be ready anytime to answer questions of customers. Reuters has asked 500 (90 in Geneva) staff members throughout the world to manage the Big Bang Euro Weekend. The Pallentrine Center of Reuters in Geneva is considered to be the Euro Center for Reuters finances.
CARDOSO
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December 31, 1998
President Fernando Henrique Cardoso gestures to the media at the entrance to his Alvorada Palace official...
Brasilia, Brazil
President Fernando Henrique Cardoso gestures to the media at the entrance to his Alvorada Palace off.....
President Fernando Henrique Cardoso gestures to the media at the entrance to his Alvorada Palace official residence in Brasilia December 31, on the eve of his inauguration. Cardoso will take the oath of office in the Lower House of Congress on January 1, becoming the nation's first leader ever to be re-elected.
EURO
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December 31, 1998
L-R standing: European Commission President Jacques Santer, German Economics Minister Werner Mueller,...
Brussels, Belgium
L-R standing: European Commission President Jacques Santer, German Economics Minister Werner Mueller.....
L-R standing: European Commission President Jacques Santer, German Economics Minister Werner Mueller, French Finance Minister Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Belgian Finance Minister Jean-Jacques Viseur, Luxembourg Finance Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, European Commissioner Yves-Thibault de Silguy, Dutch Finance Minister Gerrit Zalm, two unidentified men and Greek Finance Minister Yannos Papandoniou and L-R sitting: an unidentified man, Austrian Finance Minister Rudolf Edlinger and Council Secretary General Jurgen Trumpf pose for a family picture after the approval of euro locking rates December 31 in Brussels. European Union finance ministers announced today the rates at which the 11 nations monies - the currencies of Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain - will be convertible into euro from January 1. ??»
MEXICO
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December 31, 1998
A Mexican street actors group is shown December 31 after a performance on Reforma street, December 31,...
Mexico City, Mexico
A Mexican street actors group is shown December 31 after a performance on Reforma street, December 3.....
A Mexican street actors group is shown December 31 after a performance on Reforma street, December 31, The performers earn about $US10 per evening, with ages ranging from 4 a to 22 years.
EURO
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December 31, 1998
About 3,000 yellow and blue balloons bearing euro symbol are released from the courtyard of the ministers...
Brussels, Belgium
About 3,000 yellow and blue balloons bearing euro symbol are released from the courtyard of the mini.....
About 3,000 yellow and blue balloons bearing euro symbol are released from the courtyard of the ministers council's building in Brussels to mark euro's birth December 31. [EU finance ministers announced today the rates at which the 11 nations monies - the currencies of Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain - will be convertible into euro from January 1. ]
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MEXICO
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December 31, 1998
A Mexican child actor, Aaron (L) and Susana (R) take a rest after a performance in Reforma street, December...
Mexico City, Mexico
A Mexican child actor, Aaron (L) and Susana (R) take a rest after a performance in Reforma street, .....
A Mexican child actor, Aaron (L) and Susana (R) take a rest after a performance in Reforma street, December 31. Aaron and Susana are members of a street actors group, which earn about $US10 dollars per evening. [They don't use drugs, and ages range from 4 a to 22 years. ]
MEXICO
RTXHROW
December 31, 1998
Laura, a Mexican street actress, is shown December 31 during a performance on Reforma street. Laura is...
Mexico City, Mexico
Laura, a Mexican street actress, is shown December 31 during a performance on Reforma street. Laura .....
Laura, a Mexican street actress, is shown December 31 during a performance on Reforma street. Laura is a member of a 15 member street actor's group, who earn about $US10 per evening. [They don't use drugs, and ages range from 4 a to 22 years. ]
MEXICO
RTXHROV
December 31, 1998
Oscar, a Mexican street actor, applies make up December 31 before a performance on Reforma street, December...
Mexico City, Mexico
Oscar, a Mexican street actor, applies make up December 31 before a performance on Reforma street, D.....
Oscar, a Mexican street actor, applies make up December 31 before a performance on Reforma street, December 31. Oscar is a member of a 15 member street actor's group, who earn about $US10 per evening. [They don't use drugs, and ages range from 4 a to 22 years. ]
EURO
RTXHROU
December 31, 1998
FLTR, standing: Portuguese Finance Minister Antonio Sousa Franco, Finnish Finance Minister Sauli Niinisto,...
Brussels, Belgium
FLTR, standing: Portuguese Finance Minister Antonio Sousa Franco, Finnish Finance Minister Sauli Nii.....
FLTR, standing: Portuguese Finance Minister Antonio Sousa Franco, Finnish Finance Minister Sauli Niinisto, European Commission President Jacques Santer, German Economics Minister Werner Mueller, French Finance Minister Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Belgian Finance Minister Jean-Jacques Viseur (hidden), Luxembourg Finance Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, European Commissioner Yves-Thibault de Silguy (hidden), Dutch Finance Minister Gerrit Zalm, Spanish Finance Minister Rodrigo Rato, Greek Finance Minister Yannos Papandoniou (hidden), Italian Finance Minister Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Danish Finance Minister Mogens Lykketoft and European Central Bank President Wim Duisenberg and FLTR, sitting: two unidentified men, Austrian Finance Minister Rudolf Edlinger and Council Secretary General Jurgen Trumpf pose for a family picture after the approval of euro locking rates December 31 in Brussels. European Union finance ministers announced today the rates at which the 11 nations monies - the currencies of Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain - will be convertible into euro from January 1.
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JAPAN
RTXHROT
December 31, 1998
A Shinto priest, assisted by his colleagues, cleans his hands before attending a Shinto New Year ritual...
Tokyo, Japan
A Shinto priest, assisted by his colleagues, cleans his hands before attending a Shinto New Year rit.....
A Shinto priest, assisted by his colleagues, cleans his hands before attending a Shinto New Year ritual at Meji Shrine in Tokyo December 31. People all over Japan were busy preparing for New Year celebrations today.
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ISRAEL
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December 31, 1998
Israeli border police on guard outside the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv December 31. U.S. ambassador to...
Tel Aviv, Israel
Israeli border police on guard outside the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv December 31. U.S. ambassador to.....
Israeli border police on guard outside the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv December 31. U.S. ambassador to Israel [Edward Walker] ordered the temporary closure on Thursday, of the American embassy after receiving a credible and specific threat.
JAPAN
RTXHROQ
December 31, 1998
A Shinto priest cleanses his colleagues before attending a Shinto ritual to prepare for the New Year...
Tokyo, Japan
A Shinto priest cleanses his colleagues before attending a Shinto ritual to prepare for the New Year.....
A Shinto priest cleanses his colleagues before attending a Shinto ritual to prepare for the New Year at Meji Shrine in Tokyo December 31. People all over Japan were busy preparing for New Year celebrations today.
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MEXICO
RTXHROH
December 31, 1998
Oscar carries her son Aaron (4) before their performance on Reforma street, December 31. Oscar and Aaron...
Mexico City, Mexico
Oscar carries her son Aaron (4) before their performance on Reforma street, December 31. Oscar and .....
Oscar carries her son Aaron (4) before their performance on Reforma street, December 31. Oscar and Aaron are members of a street actors group, which earn about $US10 per evening. [They do not use drugs, with ages ranging from 4 a to 22 years. ]
HAMALAINEN
RTXHROG
December 31, 1998
European Central Bank board member Sirkka Hamalainen explains the ECB's preparations for the launch...
Frankfurt, Germany
European Central Bank board member Sirkka Hamalainen explains the ECB's preparations for the launch.....
European Central Bank board member Sirkka Hamalainen explains the ECB's preparations for the launch of the European single currency in Frankfurt, December 31. The ECB and thousands of bankers across Europe are working flat out to adjust their systems in time for the January 4 start of trading in the single currency.
AHERN
RTXHROD
December 31, 1998
Ireland's Prime Minister Berti Ahern displays a dummy Euro Twenty note (L) and a real Twenty Punt note...
Dublin, UK
Ireland's Prime Minister Berti Ahern displays a dummy Euro Twenty note (L) and a real Twenty Punt no.....
Ireland's Prime Minister Berti Ahern displays a dummy Euro Twenty note (L) and a real Twenty Punt note in his offices at Goverment Buildings December 31, as Ireland and ten other European countries prepare to merge their currency into a common Euro at midnight January 1. Financial institutions are preparing to begin trading in Euros but the notes and coins will not be put into circulation in Ireland until the year 2002. ??»
INDIA
RTXHROC
December 31, 1998
An Indian farm worker returns home after a day's hard labouur on December 31 as the sun sets for the...
New Delhi, India
An Indian farm worker returns home after a day's hard labouur on December 31 as the sun sets for the.....
An Indian farm worker returns home after a day's hard labouur on December 31 as the sun sets for the last time in 1998. New Year celebrations are nothing to cheer about for nearly one-third of India's 960 million people living below the poverty line.
VISEUR
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December 31, 1998
Belgian Finance Minister Jean-Jacques Viseur shows off a model of a euro symbol prior to a special council...
Brussels, Belgium
Belgian Finance Minister Jean-Jacques Viseur shows off a model of a euro symbol prior to a special c.....
Belgian Finance Minister Jean-Jacques Viseur shows off a model of a euro symbol prior to a special council session of European Union finance ministers in Brussels December 31. [EU finance ministers announced the rates at which the 11 nations monies - the currencies of Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain - will be convertible into euro from January 1. ]
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EURO
RTXHROA
December 31, 1998
European Commission President Jacques Santer (L), European Central Bank President Wim Duisenberg (2ndL),...
Brussels, Belgium
European Commission President Jacques Santer (L), European Central Bank President Wim Duisenberg (2n.....
European Commission President Jacques Santer (L), European Central Bank President Wim Duisenberg (2ndL), Luxembourg Finance Minister Jean-Claude Juncker (2ndR) and his France's counterpart Dominique Strauss-Kahn (R) toast together at the end of a news conference at the European Council building in Brussels December 31. [Finance ministers announced today the rates at which the 11 nations monies - the currencies of Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain - will be convertible into euro from January 1. ]
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EURO
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December 31, 1998
About 3,000 yellow and blue balloons bearing euro symbol are released from the courtyard of the ministers...
Brussels, Belgium
About 3,000 yellow and blue balloons bearing euro symbol are released from the courtyard of the mini.....
About 3,000 yellow and blue balloons bearing euro symbol are released from the courtyard of the ministers council's building in Brussels to mark euro's birth December 31. [EU finance ministers announced today the rates at which the 11 nations monies - the currencies of Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain - will be convertible into euro from January 1. ]
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ROYALS
RTXHRO8
December 31, 1998
Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia (R) pose with their grandson Juan Felipe Froilan and his mother...
Baqueira, Spain
Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia (R) pose with their grandson Juan Felipe Froilan and his m.....
Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia (R) pose with their grandson Juan Felipe Froilan and his mother Princess Elena (L) with her husband Jaime de Marichalar during their Christmas holidays December 31 in the Pyrenees resort of Baqueira-Beret.
ROYALS
RTXHRO7
December 31, 1998
Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia (R) look their grandson Juan Felipe Froilan (C) and Princess...
Baqueira, Spain
Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia (R) look their grandson Juan Felipe Froilan (C) and Princes.....
Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia (R) look their grandson Juan Felipe Froilan (C) and Princess Elena (L) with her husband Jaime de Marichalar during their Christmas holidays December 31 in the Pyrenees resort of Baqueira-Beret.
EURO
RTXHRO6
December 31, 1998
European Central Bank President Wim Duisenberg (L), Luxembourg Finance Minister Jean-Claude Juncker (C)...
Brussels, Belgium
European Central Bank President Wim Duisenberg (L), Luxembourg Finance Minister Jean-Claude Juncker .....
European Central Bank President Wim Duisenberg (L), Luxembourg Finance Minister Jean-Claude Juncker (C) and his France's counterpart Dominique Strauss-Kahn (R) toast together at the end of a news conference at the European Council building in Brussels December 31. [Finance ministers announced today the rates at which the 11 nations monies - the currencies of Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain - will be convertible into euro from January 1. ]
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DUISENBERG
RTXHRO5
December 31, 1998
European Central Bank President Wim Duisenberg shows a billboard displaying the rates at which 11 European...
Brussels, Belgium
European Central Bank President Wim Duisenberg shows a billboard displaying the rates at which 11 Eu.....
European Central Bank President Wim Duisenberg shows a billboard displaying the rates at which 11 European currencies will be locked against the new euro single currency at the end of a special council session of European Union finance ministers in Brussels December 31.[ EU finance ministers announced the rates at which the 11 nations monies - the currencies of Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain - will be convertible into euro from January 1. ]
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DE SILGUY
RTXHRO4
December 31, 1998
European Monetary Affairs Yves-Thibault de Silguy shows off a model of a euro symbol prior to a special...
Brussels, Belgium
European Monetary Affairs Yves-Thibault de Silguy shows off a model of a euro symbol prior to a spec.....
European Monetary Affairs Yves-Thibault de Silguy shows off a model of a euro symbol prior to a special council session of European Union finance ministers in Brussels December 31. [EU finance ministers announced the rates at which the 11 nations monies - the currencies of Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain - will be converted into euro from January 1.]
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EDLINGER
RTXHRO3
December 31, 1998
Austria's Finance Minister Rudolf Edlinger shows off a model of a euro symbol prior to a special council...
Brussels, Belgium
Austria's Finance Minister Rudolf Edlinger shows off a model of a euro symbol prior to a special cou.....
Austria's Finance Minister Rudolf Edlinger shows off a model of a euro symbol prior to a special council session of European Union finance ministers in Brussels December 31. [EU finance ministers announced the rates at which the 11 nations monies - the currencies of Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain - will be convertible into euro from January 1. ]
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EURO
RTXHRO2
December 31, 1998
European Commission President Jacques Santer (R) and European Monetary Affairs Yves-Thibault de Silguy...
Brussels, Belgium
European Commission President Jacques Santer (R) and European Monetary Affairs Yves-Thibault de Silg.....
European Commission President Jacques Santer (R) and European Monetary Affairs Yves-Thibault de Silguy (L) unveil a billboard displaying the rates at which 11 European currencies will be locked against the new euro single currency at the end of a special council session of European Union finance ministers in Brussels December 31. [EU finance ministers announced the rates at which the 11 nations monies - the currencies of Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain - will be convertible into euro from January 1.] ??»
ROYALS
RTXHRO1
December 31, 1998
Spain's King Juan Carlos (L) and Queen Sofia (C) pose with Catalonia president Jordi Pujol during their...
Baqueira, Spain
Spain's King Juan Carlos (L) and Queen Sofia (C) pose with Catalonia president Jordi Pujol during th.....
Spain's King Juan Carlos (L) and Queen Sofia (C) pose with Catalonia president Jordi Pujol during their Christmas holidays December 31 in the Pyrenees resort of Baqueira-Beret. The Spanish Royal family usually ski during the Christmas season.
DE SILGUY
RTXHRNZ
December 31, 1998
European Monetary Affairs minister Yves-Thibault de Silguy raises his arms prior to a special council...
Brussels, Belgium
European Monetary Affairs minister Yves-Thibault de Silguy raises his arms prior to a special counci.....
European Monetary Affairs minister Yves-Thibault de Silguy raises his arms prior to a special council session of European Union finance ministers in Brussels December 31. [EU finance ministers announced the rates at which the 11 nations monies - the currencies of Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain - will be converted into euro from January 1.]
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SPORT NCAA HOLIDAY
RTR15208
December 31, 1998
Arizona Wildcats coach Dick Tomey is showered with a water cooler after Arizona defeated Nebraska in...
San Diego, USA
ARIZONA'S COACH TOMEY GETS CELEBRATION SHOWER.
Arizona Wildcats coach Dick Tomey is showered with a water cooler after Arizona defeated Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl December 30 in San Diego. The final score was Arizona 23, Nebraska 20.

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SPORT HOCKEY
RTR15206
December 31, 1998
Canada's goaltender Roberto Luongo celebrates the team's 2-0 victory over the Czech Republic at the World...
Winnipeg, Canada
CANADA'S GOALTENDER LUONGO CELEBRATES VICTORY AT THE WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Canada's goaltender Roberto Luongo celebrates the team's 2-0 victory over the Czech Republic at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Winnipeg, December 30.

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SPORT NHL
RTR15204
December 31, 1998
Buffalo Sabre right winger Vaclav Varada (L) upends Ottawa Senator defenseman Igor Kravchuk in first...
Buffalo, USA
BUFFALO SABRES UPENDS SENATOR KRAVCHUK.
Buffalo Sabre right winger Vaclav Varada (L) upends Ottawa Senator defenseman Igor Kravchuk in first period action against the boards. The Sabres hosted the Ottawa Senators December 30 at Marine Midland Arena.

JT/WS
SPORT RUNNING
RTRYKZR
December 31, 1998
Ecuadoran Martha Tenorio (L) and Oliveira Jevtic of the Czech Republic attempt to open a champagne bottle...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
EQUADORIAN TENORI AND JEVTIC OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC ON 74TH SAO SILVESTRE PODIUM.
Ecuadoran Martha Tenorio (L) and Oliveira Jevtic of the Czech Republic attempt to open a champagne bottle at the podium of the 74th International Sao Silvestre road race in Sao Paulo December 31. Jevtic won the race, and Tenorio finished second. 12,000 runners took part in the race.

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