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Pictures of the Year 2003
Pictures of the Year 2003
SPORTS ATHLETICS
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December 31, 2003
A long time exposure shows some of the 15,000 runners of the 79th International Sao Silvestre street...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
RUNNERS RACE DURING THE 79TH SAO SILVESTRE STREET RACE IN SAO PAULO.
A long time exposure shows some of the 15,000 runners of the 79th International Sao Silvestre street race running along a main avenue in Sao Paulo, December 31, 2003. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker PP04010004 Pictures of the month December 2003 Pictures of the Year 2003
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WEATHER
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December 30, 2003
People out for a late evening walk pass by a snow covered park bench in North Vancouver, during a winter...
North Vancouver, Canada
PARK BENCH COVERED IN SNOW IN A NORTH VANCOUVER PARK DURING WINTER STORM.
People out for a late evening walk pass by a snow covered park bench in North Vancouver, during a winter storm December 30, 2003. Residents of this Canadian west coast city, who normally experience rainy and mild winters, were expected to see upwards of eight centimeters (3 inches) of snow. Picture taken December 30, 2003. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE REUTERS/Andy Clark pictures of the month december 2003 PP04010112 Pictures of the Year 2003 AC/HB
SPORT SKIJUMPING
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December 29, 2003
Norway's Sigurd Pettersen bows to spectators after he won the first jump of the 52nd Four Hill Tournament...
Oberstdorf, Germany
NORWAY'S PETTERSEN CELEBRATES FIRST JUMP OF THE FOUR HILL TOURNAMENT IN OBERSTDORF.
Norway's Sigurd Pettersen bows to spectators after he won the first jump of the 52nd Four Hill Tournament in the south German town of Oberstdorf, December 29, 2003. Pettersen led the competition ahead Austria's Thomas Morgenstern and Martin Hoellwarth. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach pictures of the month december 2003 Pictures of the Year 2003 KP/CRB
IRAN EARTHQUAKE
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December 27, 2003
A man carries two brothers who were killed when their home collapsed during an earthquake in Bam December...
Bam
MAN CARRIES THE BODIES OF TWO DEAD BROTHERS AFTER EARTHQUAKE IN BAM.
A man carries two brothers who were killed when their home collapsed during an earthquake in Bam December 27, 2003. International rescue workers hacked desperately through flattened debris for survivors and cemeteries overflowed in Iran's ancient Silk Road city of Bam after an earthquake that killed more than 20,000 people. REUTERS/Caren Firouz Pictures of the month December 2003 Pictures of the Year 2003 CJF/GB
IRAN EARTHQUAKE
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December 26, 2003
An Iranian woman weeps as her dead relatives are taken away in the trunk of a car December 26, 2003 after...
Iran
AN IRANIAN WOMAN WEEPS AS HER RELATIVES KILLED DURING AN EARTH QUAKE ARE TAKEN AWAY IN BAM, IRAN.
An Iranian woman weeps as her dead relatives are taken away in the trunk of a car December 26, 2003 after an earthquake which measured 6.3 on the Richter scale hit Bam, 1285 kilometres southeast of Tehran. A devastating earthquake struck the ancient Silk Road city of Bam in southeastern Iran on Friday, killing more than 5,000 people and injuring thousands of others, Iranian news agency IRNA said. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi Pictures of the month December 2003 Pictures of the Year 2003 CJF/WS
SPAIN
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December 23, 2003
The luxury cruise liner Queen Mary 2, or QM2, cruises the Ria de Vigo, northern Spain December 23, 2003....
Spain
THE LUXURY CRUISE LINER QUEEN MARY 2 ARRIVES IN NORTHERN SPAIN.
The luxury cruise liner Queen Mary 2, or QM2, cruises the Ria de Vigo, northern Spain December 23, 2003. The ship will dock in its British home port of Southampton this week after a cruise via Spain for tests and to accustom the crew to life on board. The $800 million, 150,000-ton vessel can carry 2,620 passengers and 1,253 crew members. According to her owners, Cunard, the QM2 is the largest, longest, tallest, widest and grandest ocean liner ever built. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal PP04010018 pictures of the month december 2003 Pictures of the Year 2003 PH/JV
IRAQ SADDAM
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December 14, 2003
A photo of Saddam Hussein after his capture is shown during a press conference in Baghdad, December 14,...
Baghdad, Iraq - Republic of
PHOTO OF CAPTURED SADDAM HUSSEIN IS SHOWN AT PRESS CONFERENCE IN BAGHDAD.
A photo of Saddam Hussein after his capture is shown during a press conference in Baghdad, December 14, 2003. U.S. troops captured Saddam Hussein near his home town of Tikrit announced U.S. administrator in Iraq Paul Bremer on Sunday, in a major coup for Washington's beleaguered occupation force in Iraq. Pictures of the month December 2003. REUTERS/Handout Pictures of the Year 2003 FR05090005 CRB
CANADA FEATURE
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December 13, 2003
Brent Moffatt from Winnipeg, Canada, pierces himself with surgical needles as he sets a Guinness record...
Montreal, Canada
BRENT MOFFATT PIERCES HIS LEGS AS HE SETS A WORLD RECORD.
Brent Moffatt from Winnipeg, Canada, pierces himself with surgical needles as he sets a Guinness record for most body piercings, in Montreal, December 13, 2003. Moffatt inserted 900 needles into his legs to break his previous record of 702 piercings. PHOTO TAKEN DECEMBER 13 REUTERS/Shaun Best pictures of the month december 2003 Pictures of the Year 2003 ODLY PP05080195 SB/GAC
TAIWAN
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December 13, 2003
Hong Kong actress Sandra Ng kisses her best actress award for the film "Golden Chicken" at the 40th Golden...
multiple cities, Taiwan
HONG KONG ACTRESS SANDRA NG POSES WITH HER AWARD IN TAINAN, TAIWAN.
Hong Kong actress Sandra Ng kisses her best actress award for the film "Golden Chicken" at the 40th Golden Horse Award in southern Tainan City, Taiwan December 13, 2003. REUTERS/Richard Chung pictures of the month december 2003 Pictures of the Year 2003 SK/FA
BRITAIN QUEEN
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December 13, 2003
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves London's King Edward VII hospital after undergoing surgery on Friday...
London, United Kingdom of Great Britain
BRITAIN'S QUEEN ELIZABETH LEAVES LONDON HOSPITAL AFTER UNDERGOING SURGERY TO REMOVE SKIN LESIONS ON HER...
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves London's King Edward VII hospital after undergoing surgery on Friday to remove skin lesions on her face and torn cartilage from her left knee, December 13, 2003. The knee operation had been announced in advance, but the removal of what Buckingham Palace described as "some minor benign skin lesions" from the Queen's face came as a surprise. REUTERS/Lee Besford Pictures of the month December 2003 Pictures of the Year 2003 LB/MD/CRB
BANGLADESH
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December 12, 2003
Bangladeshi children walk through dried farm land near Dhaka on December 12, 2003. Farmlands left unirrigated...
Dhaka, Bangladesh - Peoples Republic of
BANGLADESHI CHILDREN WALK THROUGH DRIED FARM LAND NEAR DHAKA.
Bangladeshi children walk through dried farm land near Dhaka on December 12, 2003. Farmlands left unirrigated after harvesting crops often dry up at the onset of winter in Bangladesh. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE. Pictures of the month December 2003. REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman Pictures of the Year 2003 NA/CP
CANADA CHRETIEN
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December 11, 2003
Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien raises his glass to toast Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao during dinner...
Ottawa, Canada
CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER CHRETIEN TOASTS CHINESE PREMIER JIABAO.
Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien raises his glass to toast Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao during dinner in Ottawa, December 11, 2003. Chretien will retire from politics on December 12 after 40 years as a parliamentarian, including 10 years as Prime Minister. REUTERS/Shaun Best pictures of the month december 2003 Pictures of the Year 2003 SB/HB
RUSSIA EXPLOSION
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December 09, 2003
Dead bodies lie on the pavement outside the National Hotel in central
Moscow, December 9, 2003. An explosion...
Moscow, Russia
DEAD BODIES LIE ON THE PAVEMENT AFTER AN EXPLOSION IN CENTRAL MOSCOW.
Dead bodies lie on the pavement outside the National Hotel in central
Moscow, December 9, 2003. An explosion in central Moscow on Tuesday
killed at least five people and one Russian news agency said initial
investigations suggested a woman suicide bomber was responsible. Pictures of the Month December 2003 REUTERS/Konstantin Koutsyllo Pictures of the Year 2003
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MIDEAST
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December 06, 2003
Relatives mourn for 16 year-old Palestinian teenager Jihad al-Akhras
who was shot dead in Rafah near...
Rafah, Palestinian Territories
RELATIVES MOURN PALESTINIAN TEENAGER JIHAD AL-AKHRAS WHO WAS SHOT DEAD
IN RAFAH.
Relatives mourn for 16 year-old Palestinian teenager Jihad al-Akhras
who was shot dead in Rafah near the border with Egypt, when soldiers
opened fire at what they said was a suspicious figure crawling toward
an army outpost. His brother Yusuf told Reuters that Jihad was a
baggage handler at the Rafah-Egypt border terminal and was running to
help someone with his luggage there when he was shot. Pictures of the Month December 2003 REUTERS/Jerry Lampen Pictures of the Year 2003
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KENYA AIDS
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November 27, 2003
Yvonne Wairimunu Njeri, winner of Kenya's Miss AIDS Prevention contest,
cries during a candle light...
Nairobi, Kenya
KENYA'S MISS AIDS PREVENTION CRIES DURING A CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL IN
NAIROBI.
Yvonne Wairimunu Njeri, winner of Kenya's Miss AIDS Prevention contest,
cries during a candle light vigil in Nairobi November 27, 2003. Official
statistics say that in Kenya 2.5 million people are reckoned to be infected
with the AIDS virus and between 250,000 and 500,000 urgently need treatment.
Pictures of the Month November 2003 REUTERS/Radu Sigheti Pictures of the Year 2003
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TURKEY
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November 26, 2003
A turkey waits in its pen at the Seven Acres Farm in the Boston suburb of
North Reading, Massachusetts,...
North Reading, United States of America
TURKEY WAITS IN PEN PRIOR TO THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY NEAR BOSTON.
A turkey waits in its pen at the Seven Acres Farm in the Boston suburb of
North Reading, Massachusetts, November 26, 2003. Seven Acres Farm will sell
approximately 1,800 turkeys for the November 27 Thanksgiving.NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE REUTERS/Brian
Snyder Pictures of the month November 2003. Pictures of the year 2003.
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BRITAIN CONCORDE
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November 26, 2003
The final Concorde, Flight 216, takes off from London's Heathrow
Airport, en route to its birthplace...
London, UK
THE LAST CONCORDE TO FLY TAKES OFF FROM HEATHROW AIRPORT IN LONDON.
The final Concorde, Flight 216, takes off from London's Heathrow
Airport, en route to its birthplace Filton in western England, November
26, 2003. Concorde, which has made more farewell tours than Frank
Sinatra, let out its final supersonic roar on Wednesday as it hurtled
across the Bay of Biscay at twice the speed of sound before starting
its new earthbound life at a heritage centre being built in Filton.
Pictures of the year 2003.
REUTERS/Lee Besford
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BUSH
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November 25, 2003
U. S. President George W. Bush attends a Bush-Cheney 2004 fundraiser at the
Arizona Biltmore Hotel in...
Phoenix, USA
US PRESIDENT BUSH ATTENDS BUSH CHENEY 2004 FUNDRAISER IN PHOENIX.
U. S. President George W. Bush attends a Bush-Cheney 2004 fundraiser at the
Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona, November 25, 2003. The president
is also in Phoenix to praise the U.S. Congress in passing Medicare reform
legislation providing prescription drug coverage to senior citizens.
REUTERS/Larry Downing Pictures of the year 2003. Pictures of the month November 2003
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SPAIN
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November 23, 2003
Illegal immigrants from Africa lie exhausted on the beach of "El Caracol" (The Snail) in Fuerteventura,...
Fuerteventura, Spain
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FROM AFRICA LIE EXHAUSTED ON THE BEACH AFTER ARRIVING TO SPAIN'S CANARY ISLANDS.
Illegal immigrants from Africa lie exhausted on the beach of "El Caracol" (The Snail) in Fuerteventura, one of the Spanish Canary Islands, November 23, 2003. Some 65 immigrants were detained as they arrived at the beach on two overloaded boats from Africa. Fuerteventura is the nearest of the Canary Islands to the African coast. Pictures of the year 2003. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE REUTERS/Juan Medina FR05070011 Pictures of the month November 2003 SV/WS
SPORT RUGBY UNION WORLD
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November 22, 2003
England's Jonny Wilkinson kicks a drop goal to win the Rugby World Cup
final between Australia and England...
Sydney, Australia
ENGLAND'S JONNY WILKINSON KICKS DROP GOAL TO WIN THE RUGBY WORLD CUP
FINAL IN SYDNEY.
England's Jonny Wilkinson kicks a drop goal to win the Rugby World Cup
final between Australia and England at the Olympic Stadium in Sydney
November 22, 2003. England won in extra time 20-17. Pictures of the year 2003. REUTERS/David Gray
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ITALY
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November 18, 2003
A woman is overcome with grief as she approaches the coffin of her loved one
during a state funeral...
multiple cities, Italy
A WOMAN IS OVERCOME WITH GRIEF AS SHE APPROACHES THE COFFIN OF HER
LOVED ONE.
A woman is overcome with grief as she approaches the coffin of her loved one
during a state funeral service at the Saint Paul's Basilica
outside-the-walls in Rome November 18, 2003. Thousands took to the streets
in a national day of mourning as the bodies of the 17 soldiers and two
civilians, who were killed in a deadly attack on a military base in Iraq
last week, were blessed. Pictures of the month November 2003.
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ITALY IRAQ
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November 17, 2003
ITALIANS STROLL IN FRONT OF THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER IN ROME TO PAY
TRIBUTE TO THE SOLDIERS WHO...
Rome, Italy
ITALIANS STROLL IN FRONT OF THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER IN ROME
TO PAY TRIBUTE TO THE SOLDIERS ......
ITALIANS STROLL IN FRONT OF THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER IN ROME TO PAY
TRIBUTE TO THE SOLDIERS WHO DIED IN IRAQ.
Italians stroll in front of the tomb of the unknow soldier in Rome to pay
tribute to the 19 soldiers died in Iraq November 17, 2003. A state funeral
will be held in St Paul's Outside-the-Walls church on Tuesday. Pictures of
the Month November 2003 NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi Pictures of the Year 2003
ITALY IRAQ
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November 17, 2003
A young girl hugs her teddy bear, dressed in a Carabiniere uniform, as she
mourns beside the coffin...
Rome, Italy
RELATIVES MOURN BESIDE COFFINS OF THEIR LOVED ONES IN ROME.
A young girl hugs her teddy bear, dressed in a Carabiniere uniform, as she
mourns beside the coffin of one of her loved ones during a service at the
tomb of the unknown soldier in Rome November 17, 2003. Thousands of people
queued to pay their respects as the bodies of the 19 Italians killed last
week in Iraq lie-in-state ahead of their funerals on Tuesday. Pictures of
the Month November 2003 Pictures of the Year 2003 REUTERS/Max Rossi PP03110073 IRQI
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THAILAND
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November 15, 2003
An orangutan raises his arm after knocking-out his fellow primate during a
kickboxing match at a theme...
Bangkok, Thailand - Kingdom of
AN ORANGUTAN RAISES HIS ARM AFTER KNOCKING-OUT HIS FELLOW PRIMATE
AT KICKBOXING MATCH IN BANGKOK.
An orangutan raises his arm after knocking-out his fellow primate during a
kickboxing match at a theme park in Bangkok November 15, 2003. The privately
owned theme park bills the event as "the world's first and only orangutan
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LONDON
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November 13, 2003
Britain's Prince of Wales launches a guide to help local food producers at the Royal Academy of Arts...
London
BRITAIN'S PRINCE OF WALES SPEAKS TO FOOD PRODUCERS AT LONDON'S ROYAL ACADEMY.
Britain's Prince of Wales launches a guide to help local food producers at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, November 13, 2003. Pictures of the Month November 2003 HIGH QUALITY FILE REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid Pictures of the Year 2003 MA
ENVIRONMENT BRITAIN SHIPS
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November 12, 2003
The first of four polluted U.S. navy ships due to be scrapped in Britain
docks at a ship yard at the...
Hartlepool, UK
FIRST POLLUTED U.S. NAVY SHIP DOCKS AT SHIP YARD IN HARTLEPOOL.
The first of four polluted U.S. navy ships due to be scrapped in Britain
docks at a ship yard at the northern English port of Hartlepool, November
12, 2003. The four so called "Ghost Ships", which contain asbestos and other
pollutants, are being towed across the Atlantic to be scrapped under a
contract with a British firm. Pictures of the Month November 2003 Pictures of the Year 2003
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IRAQ
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November 12, 2003
A one-year-old Iraqi boy who lost one of his eyes during a bomb attack
against an Italian police station...
Nasseria
IRAQI CHILD WHO LOST EYE IN BOMBING IN NASSIRIYA IS TREATED IN
HOSPITAL.
A one-year-old Iraqi boy who lost one of his eyes during a bomb attack
against an Italian police station in Nassiriya, 300 km south of Baghdad,
November 12, 2003. A car bomb ripped through an Italian military police base
in the Iraqi town of Nassiriya Wednesday, killing at least 14 Italians and
eight Iraqis in what appeared to be a fresh suicide attack. Pictures of
the month November 2003. Pictures of the Year 2003 REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra PP03110055
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MIDEAST
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November 11, 2003
A woman passes the scene of Sunday's explosion at al-Muhaya expatriate
housing compound in the Wadi...
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
WOMAN PASSES SCENE OF EXPLOSION IN SAUDI ARABIA.
A woman passes the scene of Sunday's explosion at al-Muhaya expatriate
housing compound in the Wadi Laban suburb west of Riyadh in Saudi
Arabia November 11, 2003. Saudi Arabia has detained suspects in the
devastating suicide bomb attack on the housing complex after vowing to
strike back with an "iron fist." REUTERS/Sultan Al Fahed PP03110073
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IRAQ
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November 11, 2003
An assault team member of U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division (Task Force
Ironhorse) carries a crying Iraqi...
U.S. SOLDIERS CARRIES CRYING CHILD OUT OF HOUSE DURING A RAID IN
GRITZ.
An assault team member of U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division (Task Force
Ironhorse) carries a crying Iraqi child out of a house during a pre-dawn
raid in the village of Gritz, south of Baquba November 11, 2003. Looking for
members of suspected terrorist cell who attacked coalition forces in the
past, U.S. troops raided several houses in the village as Iraq's U.S.
governor Paul Bremer predicted on Monday local and foreign fighters would
step up violence to stop reconstruction. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj PP03110046
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URUGUAY ECLIPSE
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November 08, 2003
Five stages of a moon eclipse that had been taken with an interval of 20
minutes between each exposure...
Montevideo, Uruguay - Eastern Republic of,
FIVE STAGES OF THE MOON ARE SEEN DURING AN ECLIPSE.
Five stages of a moon eclipse that had been taken with an interval of 20
minutes between each exposure are seen over the oceanographic museum of
Montevideo, November 8, 2003. The picture was taken in a multiple exposure
as the earth's shadow covered the moon. Pictures of the Year 2003
REUTERS/Andres Stapff

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BRAZIL INDIGENOUS GAMES
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November 06, 2003
An elderly indian from Brazil's Surui nation looks through a traditional "Cokar," handmade with feathers...
Palmas, Brazil -
An elderly indian from Brazil's Surui nation looks through a traditional "Cokar," during the VI Indigenous...
An elderly indian from Brazil's Surui nation looks through a traditional "Cokar," handmade with feathers from blue macaws, during the VI Indigenous Nation's Games competition in Palmas, northern Brazil, November 6, 2003. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker Pictures of the month November 2003 PP03110034 Pictures of the Year 2003 BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Also refer to: GF1DURYUHKAA
ARTS MTV
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November 06, 2003
U.S. singer Christina Aguilera performs on stage at the MTV Europe Awards in
Edinburgh, November 6,...
Edinburgh, UK
CHRISTINA AGUILERA PERFORMS ON STAGE AT THE MTV EUROPE AWARDS IN
EDINBURGH.
U.S. singer Christina Aguilera performs on stage at the MTV Europe Awards in
Edinburgh, November 6, 2003. Pictures of the Month November 2003
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IRAQ USA MEMORIAL
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November 06, 2003
A row of U.S. Army helmets are perched on M-16 rifles during a memorial at
Al Asad air base November...
Al Asad
ROW OF HELMETS SIT ON M-16 RIFLES DURING MEMORIAL IN IRAQ FOR U.S.
ARMY HELICOPTER CRASH VICTIMS.
A row of U.S. Army helmets are perched on M-16 rifles during a memorial at
Al Asad air base November 6, 2003 for the 15 victims of a Chinook helicopter
which was shot down by insurgents on the weekend. Against a backdrop of 15
helmets resting on M-16 rifles, American soldiers on Thursday honoured their
comrades, victims of the single deadliest incident for U.S. forces sinces
they invaded Iraq. Pictures of the Month November 2003 REUTERS/Chris
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SPAIN ENGAGEMENT
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November 06, 2003
Spanish Crown Prince Felipe, the heir to the Spanish throne, and television
presenter Letizia Ortiz,...
Madrid, Spain
SPANISH PRINCE FELIPE AND LETIZIA ORTIZ WALK IN GARDENS DURING
OFFICIAL ENGAGEMENT CEREMONY.
Spanish Crown Prince Felipe, the heir to the Spanish throne, and television
presenter Letizia Ortiz, 31, take a stroll through the gardens during their
formal engagement ceremony at the Pardo Palace outside Madrid November 6,
2003. The couple will marry in Madrid next summer. Pictures of the Month
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GERMANY USA IRAQ
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November 03, 2003
US Air force medical personel carry a stretcher with a wounded US soldier
out of a C-17 aircraft and...
Ramstein, Germany - FDR
US MEDICS CARRY A WOUNDED SOLDIER OUT OF AN AIRCRAFT AT RAMSTEIN
AIRBASE.
US Air force medical personel carry a stretcher with a wounded US soldier
out of a C-17 aircraft and lift him into an ambulance bus at Ramstein
airbase in southwestern Germany, November 3, 2003. The soldier was injured
when a U.S. Chinook helicopter was shot down near Falluja in central Iraq on
Sunday. 16 soldiers were killed in the incident and 21 wounded, according to
a U.S. spokesman. Pictures of the Month November 2003 Pictures of the year 2003
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INDONESIA
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October 25, 2003
Indonesian Muslim women pray on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan in
Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta October...
Jakarta, Indonesia - Republic of
INDONESIAN MUSLIMS PRAY TOGETHER ON THE EVE OF THE HOLY ISLAMIC
MONTH OF RAMADAN IN JAKARTA.
Indonesian Muslim women pray on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan in
Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta October 26, 2003. Muslims around the world
refrain from eating, drinking and engaging in sexual activity from sunrise
to sunset during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. Muslims
in Indonesia will begin their fasting on Monday. Pictures of the month
October 2003. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE REUTERS/Supri Pictures of the Year 2003
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COSTA RICA TURTLES
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October 24, 2003
A man places baby turtles in the sand to be free on Ostional Beach in Santa
Cruz, 350 miles north of...
Santa Cruz, Costa Rica - Republic of
A MAN FREES BABY TURTLES ON OSTIONAL BEACH.
A man places baby turtles in the sand to be free on Ostional Beach in Santa
Cruz, 350 miles north of the capital of San Jose, October 25, 2003. More
than five million turtles are born this week and it is believed they imprint
the release location as they crawl into the sea after the hatching.
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COSTA RICA TURTLES
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October 22, 2003
A baby turtle crawls toward the sea sea after being released by residents of
Ostional Beach in Santa...
Santa Cruz, Costa Rica - Republic of
BABY TURTLE CRAWLS TO SEA AFTER BEING RELEASED ON COSTA RICAN
BEACH.
A baby turtle crawls toward the sea sea after being released by residents of
Ostional Beach in Santa Cruz, 350 miles north of the Costa Rican capital San
Jose, October 23, 2003. More than 5 million turtles hatched this week and it
is believed they imprint their release location to return to lay their own
eggs in the future. Only ten percent are expected to survive to become
adults. Pictures of the Year 2003 NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate
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BOSNIA IZETBEGOVIC
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October 21, 2003
A military vehicle carries the coffin of former Bosnian Muslim leader Alija
Izetbegovic to his final...
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Republics of
THOUSANDS OF BOSNIANS PAY FINAL TRIBUTE TO ALIJA IZETBEGOVIC.
A military vehicle carries the coffin of former Bosnian Muslim leader Alija
Izetbegovic to his final resting place at the Kovaci cemetery in Sarejevo on
October 22, 2003. Some 100,000 mourners gathered in the drizzling rain and
lined the streets to pay a final tribute to Izetbegovic who died on Sunday
after a long period of heart disease. REUTERS/Danilo Krstanovic
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INDONESIA
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October 19, 2003
Members of Indonesia's elite Armed Forces (Kopasus) along with their
special-trained dogs descent from...
Jakarta, Indonesia - Republic of
INDONESIA'S ELITE ARMED FORCES DURING AN ANTI TERRORISM DRILL IN
JAKARTA.
Members of Indonesia's elite Armed Forces (Kopasus) along with their
special-trained dogs descent from a helicopter during anti-terrorism drills
in Jakarta on October 20, 2003. The training was jointly held with the
Indonesian police ahead of next year's presidential election. REUTERS/Dadang
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INDIA
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October 18, 2003
INDIAN CHRISTIAN HOLDS A CRUCIFIX BESIDE THE TOMB OF MOTHER TERESA AFTER A
SPECIAL MASS INSIDSE THE...
Calcutta, Republic of India
INDIAN CHRISTIAN HOLDS A CRUCIFIX BESIDE THE TOMB OF MOTHER TERESA
AFTER A SPECIAL MASS INSIDSE THE...
INDIAN CHRISTIAN HOLDS A CRUCIFIX BESIDE THE TOMB OF MOTHER TERESA AFTER A
SPECIAL MASS INSIDSE THE MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY IN CALCUTTA.
An Indian Christian holds a crucifix during prayer beside the tomb of Mother
Teresa at Missionaries of Charity in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta on
October 19, 2003. Pope John Paul II will beatify Mother Teresa of Calcutta
at a Vatican ceremony on Sunday, marking the last step before sainthood in
the Roman Catholic Church for a nun already dubbed the 'Saint of the
Gutters'. Pictures of the Month October 2003 NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE REUTERS/Sucheta Das
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POPE
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October 18, 2003
A PUDDLE REFLECTS PRIESTS GIVING THE HOLY COMMUNION DURING THE BEATIFICATION
CEREMONY OF MOTHER TERESA...
Vatican City, Vatican City State (Holy See)
A PUDDLE REFLECTS PRIESTS GIVING THE HOLY COMMUNION DURING THE
BEATIFICATION CEREMONY OF ...
A PUDDLE REFLECTS PRIESTS GIVING THE HOLY COMMUNION DURING THE BEATIFICATION
CEREMONY OF MOTHER TERESA LED BY POPE IN SAINT PETER'S SQUARE.
A puddle reflects St. Peter's Basilica and priests as they give holy
communion during the beatification ceremony of Mother Teresa led by Pope
John Paul II October 19, 2003. Pilgrims, tourists, Catholics and members of
other religions streamed into the Vatican on Sunday to see Pope John Paul II
put Mother Teresa of Calcutta on the road to sainthood. EDITORS NOTE:
Pictures has been rotated 180 degrees. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi PP03100093 Pictures of the Year 2003 Pictures of the Month October 2003
SPORT GOLF
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October 17, 2003
Tiger Woods, wearing an oversized cap, clowns around with the kids during
the Coca-Cola/Tiger Woods...
Lake Buena Vista, USA
TIGER WOODS CLOWNS AROUND WITH THE KIDS.
Tiger Woods, wearing an oversized cap, clowns around with the kids during
the Coca-Cola/Tiger Woods Foundation Golf clinic at the Disney Magnolia golf
courses in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on October 18, 2003. The Tiger Woods
Foundation clinic included 100 gofers and took place at the Walt Disney
World Resort, for the third time. REUTERS/Charles W. Luzier PP03100097 Pictures of the Month October 2003 Pictures of the Year 2003
CWL/SV
SPORT SOCCER GERMANY
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October 17, 2003
HERTHA BERLIN'S BOBIC AND BAYER LEVERKUSEN'S LUCIO JUMP FOR THE BALL DURING
THEIR GERMAN FIRST DIVISION...
Berlin, Germany
HERTHA BERLIN'S BOBIC AND BAYER LEVERKUSEN'S LUCIO JUMP FOR THE
BALL DURING THEIR GERMAN FIRST ...
HERTHA BERLIN'S BOBIC AND BAYER LEVERKUSEN'S LUCIO JUMP FOR THE BALL DURING
THEIR GERMAN FIRST DIVISION SOCCER MATCH IN BERLIN.
Hertha Berlin's Fredi Bobic (R) and Bayer Leverkusen's Lucio jump for the
ball during their German Bundesliga first division soccer match in Berlin
October 18, 2003. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz PP03100097 REUTERS
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TOB/JOH Pictures of the month October 2003 Pictures of the Year 2003
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October 17, 2003
Prince Harry and Jane Woodward, wife of England coach Clive Woodward,
celebrate as the England score...
Australia
PRINCE HARRY AND JANE WOODWARD CELEBRATE AT SUBIACO OVAL IN PERTH
Prince Harry and Jane Woodward, wife of England coach Clive Woodward,
celebrate as the England score a try against South Africa in their crucial
World Cup Pool C match at the Subiaco Oval in Perth, Western Australia
October 18, 2003. England won the match 25-6. Pictures of the Month October
2003 REUTERS/Mal Fairclough PP03100091 Pictures of the Year 2003 KD
ROM150D
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October 15, 2003
A nun prays during a mass to celebrate the silver jubilee of Pope John
Paul II in St Peters Square in...
Rome, multiple countries
A NUN PRAYS DURING A MASS TO CELEBRATE THE SILVER JUBILEE OF POPE JOHN
PAUL II.
A nun prays during a mass to celebrate the silver jubilee of Pope John
Paul II in St Peters Square in the Vatican October 16, 2003.
REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini PP03100076 Pictures of the month October
2003 Pictures of the Year 2003
KC/AS
POPE
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October 15, 2003
Pope John Paul II peers between two cardinals during a ceremony to mark the
25th anniversary of his...
Vatican City, Vatican City State (Holy See)
POPE JOHN PAUL II PEERS BETWEEN TWO CARDINALS.
Pope John Paul II peers between two cardinals during a ceremony to mark the
25th anniversary of his pontificate at the Vatican October 16, 2003.
Pictures of the Month October 2003 REUTERS/Max Rossi PP03100076 Pictures of the Year 2003
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POPE
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October 15, 2003
Pope John Paul II waves to well wishers in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican at a
signing ceremony October...
Vatican City, Vatican City State (Holy See)
POPE JOHN PAUL II WAVES TO WELL WISHERS IN PAUL VI HALL AT THE
VATICAN.
Pope John Paul II waves to well wishers in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican at a
signing ceremony October 16, 2003. The Pope signed a major document issued
on his silver jubilee on the role of bishops. Pictures of the Month October
2003 REUTERS/Max Rossi PP03100076 Pictures of the Year 2003
KC/THI
USA CRASH FERRY
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October 14, 2003
Destruction to the interior of the Staten Island Ferry Andrew J. Barberi
that crashed into one of the...
multiple cities, United States of America
INSIDE OF THE FERRY THAT CRASHED KILLING AT LEAST TEN PASSENGERS
Destruction to the interior of the Staten Island Ferry Andrew J. Barberi
that crashed into one of the piers on October 15, 2003, killing at least 10
passengers and injuring scores of people as it tried to dock in high winds,
is shown in this photo released by the National Transportation Safety Board
(NTSB). The ship crashed at the end of its 5.2-mile (8.3 km) run from
Manhattan on the free commuter trip that is also popular with tourists
because it passes the Statue of Liberty. Pictures of the Month October 2003
REUTERS/Mike Hvozda/POOL PP03100083 Pictures of the Year 2003
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BRITAIN
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October 14, 2003
A woman is silhouetted under a giant representation of the sun on display in
the Turbine Hall of London's...
London, UK
A WOMAN IS SILHOUETTED UNDER A GIANT 'SUN' IN THE TURBINE HALL AT
LONDON'S TATE MODERN ART GALLERY.
A woman is silhouetted under a giant representation of the sun on display in
the Turbine Hall of London's Tate Modern art gallery, October 15, 2003. The
work is an installation by Danish/Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson using
mirrors, lights and other special effects to recreate elements of the
weather. Pictures of the month October 2003. REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid Pictures of the Year 2003
PKM/ASA
BOLIVIA PROTESTS
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October 12, 2003
A demonstrator jumps over a barricade in La Paz, October 13, 2003. Bolivia's
embattled president on...
La Paz, Bolivia - Republic of
BOLIVIAN DEMONSTRATOR JUMPS OVER A BARRICADE.
A demonstrator jumps over a barricade in La Paz, October 13, 2003. Bolivia's
embattled president on Monday suspended a controversial project to export
natural gas to the United States, seeking to defuse a monthlong wave of
protests as the death toll approached 40. Pictures of the Year 2003
Pictures of the month October 2003. REUTERS/Jose Luis Quintana

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SPORT SOCCER
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October 11, 2003
Germany's Nia Kuenzer (bottom of pile) is surrounded by teammates after
scoring the game winning goal...
Carson, United States of America
GERMANY CELEBRATES WINNING FIFA WOMENS WORLD CUP 2003 FINAL.
Germany's Nia Kuenzer (bottom of pile) is surrounded by teammates after
scoring the game winning goal in the seventh minute of overtime to beat
Sweden 2-1 while Sweden's Hanna Ljungberg (bottom R) sits dejected, at the
FIFA 2003 Women's World Cup final in Carson, California, October 12, 2003.
Pictures of the Month October 2003 REUTERS/Fred Greaves PP03100065 Pictures of the Year 2003
MR/ME
BOLIVIA STRIKE
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October 11, 2003
An injured man is wheeled away for help by demostrators during a strike in
El Alto, on the outskirts...
La Paz, Bolivia
INJURED MAN IS WHEELED AWAY DURING VIOLENT DEMONSTRATION IN
BOLIVIA.
An injured man is wheeled away for help by demostrators during a strike in
El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, October 12, 2003. Five people were
reported killed Sunday after Bolivia's government sent thousands of troops
backed by tanks to quell increasingly violent protests against President
Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada. Witnesses told local radio two protesters were
killed during pitched battles with troops in the poor industrial suburb of
El Alto. Pictures of the Year 2003 REUTERS/Carlos Barria PP03100074

DM/GN
JAK08D
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October 08, 2003
An Indonesian policeman checks the wreckage of a burned bus on a
coastal highway in Situbondo regency,...
Situbondo, Indonesia - Republic of
AN INDONESIAN POLICEMAN CHECKS THE WRECKAGE OF A BURNED BUS IN
SITUBONDO.
An Indonesian policeman checks the wreckage of a burned bus on a
coastal highway in Situbondo regency, East Java province, October 9,
2003. At least 54 people, most of them schoolgirls returning from a
holiday in Bali, were killed when their bus burst into flames after
colliding with a truck and a mini van in Indonesia's East Java
province, officials said on Thursday. Pictures of the Year 2003
REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas

BEA/DL
MIDEAST
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October 04, 2003
Palestinians walk along the Gaza beach after Israel sealed off the coastal
road linking north and central...
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
PALESTINIANS WALK ALONG GAZA BEACH AFTER ISRAEL SEALED OFF THE
COASTAL ROAD.
Palestinians walk along the Gaza beach after Israel sealed off the coastal
road linking north and central parts of the Gaza Strip, October 5, 2003.
Israel launched air strikes against targets in the Gaza Strip and cut off
main roads after a Palestinian woman suicide bomber blew herself up in Haifa
killing 19 Israelis. REUTERS/Andrea Comas Pictures of the Year 2003

AC/JV
SPORT-BASEBALL
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October 04, 2003
Boston Red Sox batter David Ortiz stands in the on-deck circle in Game 4 of
their American League Division...
Boston, United States of America
RED SOX DAVID ORTIZ WARMS UP DURING WIN OVER ATHLETICS IN GAME FOUR.
Boston Red Sox batter David Ortiz stands in the on-deck circle in Game 4 of
their American League Division Series against the Oakland Athletics, at
Fenway Park in Boston, October 5, 2003. Ortiz hit a game-winning double in
the eighth inning to lead the Red Sox to a 5-4 that tied the series at two
games apiece. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Pictures of the Year 2003
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JRB/GN
INDONESIA
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October 04, 2003
Indonesian soldiers try to save a colleague who was struck by a projectile
during a military display...
Makassar, Indonesia - Republic of
INDONESIAN SOLDIERS TRY TO SAVE COLLEAGUE ON FIRE IN MAKASSAR.
Indonesian soldiers try to save a colleague who was struck by a projectile
during a military display to mark the 58th Armed Forces Day in Makassar,
South Sulawesi on October 5, 2003. The soldier was rushed to a hospital and
his fate is unclear. PP03100026 Pictures of the Month October 2003
REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad Pictures of the Year 2003
SUPRI/FA
MIDEAST
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October 04, 2003
Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch a white chicken being slaughtered after a prayer
in the Mea Shearim neighbourhood...
Jerusalem, Israel - State of
ULTRA-ORTHODOX JEWS WATCH A WHITE CHICKEN BEING SLAUGHTERED IN THE
MEA SHEARIM NEIGHBOURHOOD IN JERUSALEM....
Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch a white chicken being slaughtered after a prayer
in the Mea Shearim neighbourhood in Jerusalem October 5, 2003, as part of
the traditional kaparot ceremony before Judaism's holiest day of Yom Kippur,
the Day of Atonement, which begins Sunday at sundown. The ritual is
performed in order to transfer one's sins accumulated during the past year
into the bird which is then ritually slaughtered and eaten shortly before
the start of the holy day or given to the poor. Pictures of the Year 2003
REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen PP03100037

GCM/CP
AGASSI GRAND SLAM FOR CHILDREN
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October 03, 2003
Sir Elton John and Sheryl Crow perform during the finale of the eighth
annual Andre Agassi Charitable...
Las Vegas
ELTON JOHN AND SHERYL CROW PERFORM AT ANDRE AGASSI BENEFIT CONCERT AT
MGM GRAND.
Sir Elton John and Sheryl Crow perform during the finale of the eighth
annual Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation Grand Slam for Children benefit
concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 4, 2003.
The event raises money to assist less fortunate children in Agassi's
hometown of Las Vegas. A record $12.6 million was raised this year. Pictures
of the Year 2003 REUTERS/Ethan Miller PP03100029

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POLITICS CALIFORNIA
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October 03, 2003
California gubernatorial hopeful Arnold Schwarzenegger is surrounded by a
cloud of confetti following...
Clovis, USA
SCHWARZENEGGER IN CONFETTI CLOUD AS HE CAMPAIGNS IN CLOVIS.
California gubernatorial hopeful Arnold Schwarzenegger is surrounded by a
cloud of confetti following a campaign rally during Schwarzenegger's
campaign bus tour in Clovis, California, October 4, 2003. Pictures of the
Month October 2003 Pictures of the Year 2003 PP03100025 REUTERS/Blake
Sell

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