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Pictures of the Year

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Pictures of the Year 2000
Pictures of the Year 2000
SPORT BOXING
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December 15, 2000
Nambia's Henry Simon hits Argentina's Enrique Areco in the WBO Middleweight World title fight in Dagenham,...
Dagenham, UK
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Nambia's Henry Simon hits Argentina's Enrique Areco in the WBO Middleweight World title fight in Dagenham, February 19. Simon, the current title holder, is facing his second title challenge from the Argentinian boxer.

AS/AA
AFRICA FLOODS
RTRC2IS
December 15, 2000
Mozambicans queue with their belongings waiting to be airlifted to refugee camps on higher ground where...
Pegoes, Mozambique
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Mozambicans queue with their belongings waiting to be airlifted to refugee camps on higher ground where they can receive clean water and food near Pegoes March 4. Heavy rains and flooding have likely drowned thousands and displaced hundreds of thousands of people in the country.

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TURKEY
RTRC2I0
December 15, 2000
The shadow of a young man holding his head is cast over an earthquake memorial on which a carnation was...
Yalova, Turkey
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
The shadow of a young man holding his head is cast over an earthquake memorial on which a carnation was placed, as he reads through the names of the deceased carved in the marble August 17,2000, on the first anniversary of the deadly Turkish earthquake, in city of Yalova. Thousands of quake victims' names were carved on the marble memorial which is expected to be inaugurated on Thursday, as Turks commemorate the first anniversary of the quake, which measured 7.4 on the Richter scale, and which killed more than 17,000 and left 600,000 homeless.

FS/AA
JORDAN WEATHER
RTRC2HS
December 15, 2000
Young Jordanians splash and play in a public fountain in the centre of Amman July 29,2000 as hundreds...
Amman, Jordan
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Young Jordanians splash and play in a public fountain in the centre of Amman July 29,2000 as hundreds of local citizens rushed to cool down in public swimming pools as a heat wave struck the kingdom where temperatures reached 42 degrees Celsius, at least 9 nine degrees above the national average for the time of the year.

AJ/WS
MIDEAST SUMMIT
RTRC2FV
December 15, 2000
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak (R) jokingly pushes Palestinian President Yasser Arafat (C) into the...
Camp David, USA
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak (R) jokingly pushes Palestinian President Yasser Arafat (C) into the Laurel cabin on the grounds of Camp David as U.S. President Bill Clinton watches during peace talks, July 11. Arafat and Barak were insisting that the other proceed through the door first. Camp David is the venue where Egypt and Israel made peace in September 1978, and the Laurel cabin was the site of many of the meetings.

WM/RCS
RUSSIA ELECTION
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December 15, 2000
Russia's acting President Vladimir Putin talks to the media at a polling station in Moscow March 26....
Moscow, Russia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Russia's acting President Vladimir Putin talks to the media at a polling station in Moscow March 26. Putin appeared confident as he voted on Sunday in a presidential election in which he is clear favourite to win a four-year term in the Kremlin.

FMS
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December 09, 2000
Belgium's goalie Filip de Wilde (L) fouls Turkish soccer player Erdem Arif during a European Championship...
Brussels, Belgium
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Belgium's goalie Filip de Wilde (L) fouls Turkish soccer player Erdem Arif during a European Championship group B match against Turkey in Brussels June 19. De Wilde was sent off for this foul. Co-hosts Belgium were eliminated from the tournament after this match.

RS/JOH/CLH/
YEAREND
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December 09, 2000
A protester lies buried in the sand surrounded by police at Bondi Beach May 8 as local residents demonstrate...
Sydney, Australia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
A protester lies buried in the sand surrounded by police at Bondi Beach May 8 as local residents demonstrate against the construction of the beach volleyball stadium for this year's Olympics. Bondi residents were angry that access to Sydney's most famous beach would be restricted during the construction of the temporary 10,000 seat stadium which hosted the beach volleyball for the 2000 Olympics. PP05070290 MDB/PB
YEAREND
RTRBTW0
December 09, 2000
A Buddhist nun holding a Taiwanese flag confronts riot police outside the Nationalist Party headquarters...
Taipei, Taiwan
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
A Buddhist nun holding a Taiwanese flag confronts riot police outside the Nationalist Party headquarters in Taipei March 20. Hundreds of protesters demanded the resignation of party chairman Lee Teng-hui after presidential elections ended more than five decades of Nationalist rule.

BY/AA
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RTRBTVR
December 09, 2000
A Filipino activist raises a clenched fist to show defiance as policemen try to disperse their rally...
Manila, Philippines
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
A Filipino activist raises a clenched fist to show defiance as policemen try to disperse their rally with water cannons in Manila's Makati financial district February 4. Some 200 protesters padlocked and smeared the office building of the Philippines' largest oil refiner Petron Corp with paint and motor oil in protest against a rise in fuel prices.

EDC/PB
YEAREND
RTR12DMY
December 08, 2000
Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal (R) kisses the Most Valuable Player trophy as teammate Kobe...
Los Angeles, USA
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal (R) kisses the Most Valuable Player trophy as teammate Kobe Bryant kisses the NBA championship trophy as they celebrate in the locker room after winning the NBA Finals against the Indiana Pacers, June 19. The Lakers beat the Pacers 4 games to 2 to win the series, after winning the game 6 116 - 111.

RTW
SPORT OLYMPICS GYMNASTIC
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December 08, 2000
The Russian Federation's Alina Kabaeva, who will take part in the gymnastic rhythmic women's individual...
Sydney, Australia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
The Russian Federation's Alina Kabaeva, who will take part in the gymnastic rhythmic women's individual all around event, jumps during a gymnastic gala at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games September 26. The gala closed the competition of artistic gymnastic.

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YEAREND
RTRBSFP
December 08, 2000
A Priest makes a joke with a home-made sign as he follows the procession to witness the installation...
London, UK
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
A Priest makes a joke with a home-made sign as he follows the procession to witness the installation of bishop Cormac Murphy-O'Connor as Archbishop of Westminster at Westminster Cathedral March 22. Murphy-O'Connor, formerly bishop of the diocese of Arundel and Brighton, replaced Cardinal Basil Hume, who died of cancer last year, as head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales.

IW/PS
YEAREND
RTRBSF1
December 08, 2000
Five-year-old female walrus Moko blows a horn before spectators at Sea Paradise in Hakkeijima, west of...
Hakkeijima, Japan
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Five-year-old female walrus Moko blows a horn before spectators at Sea Paradise in Hakkeijima, west of Tokyo April 12. The Japanese marine amusement park features a special performance by the walrus, attracting crowds to the seaside recreation grounds. TA/DL
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RTRBSCJ
December 08, 2000
A lone snowboarder slides down a hill near the ski resort of Arosa January
16, 2000. Many areas of Switzerland...
Zurich, Switzerland
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
A lone snowboarder slides down a hill near the ski resort of Arosa January
16, 2000. Many areas of Switzerland were covered by a thick layer of clouds
for several days forcing sun-and fun-seeking sportsmen and women to higher
altitudes to enjoy clear blue sky and sunshine. PP03110006

FMS
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RTRBR7S
December 07, 2000
A model for French fashion house Dior presents July 8 this creation as part of the Fall/Winter 2000-2001...
Paris, France
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
A model for French fashion house Dior presents July 8 this creation as part of the Fall/Winter 2000-2001 Haute Couture fashion collection designed by British designer John Galliano.

CGW/FMS
ITALY
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November 29, 2000
YEAREND PICTURES 2000 - A flock of starlings fly in tight formation
above roof tops in Rome making abstract...
Roma, Italy
YEAREND PICTURES 2000 - FLOCK OF STARLINGS FLY IN TIGHT FORMATION ABOVE
ROOFTOPS IN ROME.
YEAREND PICTURES 2000 - A flock of starlings fly in tight formation
above roof tops in Rome making abstract patterns as they seek a place
to roost November 29, 2000. Every autumn, from the north eastern parts
of Europe, millions of migrating starlings gather in Rome to spend the
winter season. Picture taken November 29. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE REUTERS/Alessia
Pierdomenico

AP/AA
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RTRBR96
November 25, 2000
A young girl cries during funeral of 37 Bosnian Muslims in the village of Grapska in the Serb controlled...
Grapska, Bosnia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
A young girl cries during funeral of 37 Bosnian Muslims in the village of Grapska in the Serb controlled part of Bosnia November 25, 2000. Bosnians gathered in Grapska for the funeral of Muslims killed at the begining of the country's war and found in mass graves in their village earlier this year. Some 23,000 Bosnians, mostly Muslim, remain missing after the war which claimed some 200,000 lives.

DS/FMS
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RTRBR65
November 23, 2000
Broward County Canvassing Board member, Judge Robert Rosenberg, stares at a dimpled punchcard ballot...
Fort Lauderdale, USA
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Broward County Canvassing Board member, Judge Robert Rosenberg, stares at a dimpled punchcard ballot November 23, 2000 as the board begins counting the county's ballots that were considered questionable. After review by the three member panel, the vote went to Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush. Gore is in the final stages of a legal challenge to wrest the presidency away from Bush.

CB/JP/CLH/FMS
YEAREND
RTRB59S
November 22, 2000
YEAREND PICTURES 2000 - A ranch foreman runs beside a group of Spanish
pure blood mares during the opening...
Seville, Spain - Kingdom of
YEAREND PICTURES 2000 - RANCH FOREMAN RUNS BESIDE GROUP OF SPANISH PURE
BLOOD MARES IN SEVILLE.
YEAREND PICTURES 2000 - A ranch foreman runs beside a group of Spanish
pure blood mares during the opening ceremony of the annual
International horse show in Seville on November 22, 2000. Seville's
annual show atracts thousands of visitors to the Andalusian capital.
Picture taken November 22. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

DB/WS/FMS
YEAREND
RTRBSEL
November 21, 2000
Palestinian policemen hang a picture of President Yasser Arafat from their destroyed police building...
Gaza Strip
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Palestinian policemen hang a picture of President Yasser Arafat from their destroyed police building November 21, 2000 in the Gaza Strip. Israeli helicopters fired missiles at Palestinian security targets in the Gaza Strip late November 20, 2000 in retaliation to the bombing of an Israeli school bus earlier in the day.

SJS
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November 12, 2000
The mother (2L) and family of Mohamad Al Madhon mourn in their family home in Gaza November 12, 2000....
Gaza Strip
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
The mother (2L) and family of Mohamad Al Madhon mourn in their family home in Gaza November 12, 2000. Madhon was one of two Palestinians who were killed in a shoot-out with Israeli soldiers near the Jewish settlement of Kfar Drom in the Gaza Strip the day before.

JFL/CRB
YEAREND
RTRBTVG
November 07, 2000
A Palestinian boy holding a Palestinian flag takes shelter from Israeli gunfire during clashes with Israeli...
Gaza Strip
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
A Palestinian boy holding a Palestinian flag takes shelter from Israeli gunfire during clashes with Israeli soldiers at Gush Kitaf Jewish settlement near Khan-Younes south of the Gaza Strip November 7, 2000.

JFL/FMS
YEAREND
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November 06, 2000
Two silhouetted people watch a powerfull wave as it hits a lighthouse at the entrance of Les Sables D'Olonne...
Sables D'olonne, France
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Two silhouetted people watch a powerfull wave as it hits a lighthouse at the entrance of Les Sables D'Olonne harbour during a storm on France's Atlantic coast November 6, 2000. The start of the 4th round-the-world Vendee Globe challenge sailing race was further postponed until November 9, 2000 due to the weather. CP/AA/FMS FOR BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE also see GF2E46U16PB01
MIDEAST
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November 05, 2000
An Israeli soldier with "Born to kill" written on the back of his helmet, aims his M-16 assault rifle...
Bethlehem
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
An Israeli soldier with "Born to kill" written on the back of his helmet, aims his M-16 assault rifle at Palestinian stone-throwers during minor clashes in the West Bank town of Bethlehem November 5, 2000. At least 319 people, most of them Palestinians, have been killed in more than three months of the bloodiest Israeli-Palestinian violence.

YB/FMS
MIDEAST
RTRC2EW
November 04, 2000
Ahmed al-Nunu mourns as he carries the body of his 16 year-old nephew Rami Ahmad Mutawa slain yesterday...
Hizma
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Ahmed al-Nunu mourns as he carries the body of his 16 year-old nephew Rami Ahmad Mutawa slain yesterday during clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank village of Hizma November 4, 2000. At least 319 people, most of them Palestinians, have been killed in more than three months of the bloodiest Israeli-Palestinian viovence.

YB/WS
YEAREND
RTRBSFB
November 03, 2000
The hat of sailor Victor Kuznetsov lies on his coffin alongside the body of his mother, Olga, during...
Kursk, Russia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
The hat of sailor Victor Kuznetsov lies on his coffin alongside the body of his mother, Olga, during the memorial service in the town of Kursk November 3, 2000. Kuznetsov's mother died hours before news arrived that her son's body had been raised from the wrecked nuclear submarine and they were both being buried in the town of Kursk. Kuznetsov was the second of the Kursk submarine's 118 victims to be buried.

GD
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RTRA64C
October 30, 2000
A woman struggles under her umbrella on her way to work in gale force
winds and rain in East London...
London, United Kingdom of Great Britain
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
A woman struggles under her umbrella on her way to work in gale force
winds and rain in East London October 30, 2000. The worst storm of the
year lashed Britain with driving rain and gale force winds, killing at
least one person and causing transport chaos. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE
REUTERS//Russell Boyce

RUS/FMS
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RTR12DM7
October 25, 2000
New York Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez (R) jumps into the arms of pitcher Mariano Rivera (C) as...
New York, USA
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
New York Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez (R) jumps into the arms of pitcher Mariano Rivera (C) as third baseman Scott Brosius runs up as they celebrate winning the World Series in New York October 26, 2000. The Yankees defeated the New York Mets 4-2 in Game 5 to win their 26th World Series Championship.

GMH
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RTRBR5W
October 24, 2000
Protesters against Ivory Coast's military ruler General Robert Guei's decision to have himself proclaimed...
Abidjan, Cote DIvoire
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Protesters against Ivory Coast's military ruler General Robert Guei's decision to have himself proclaimed President on Wednesday, October 25, 2000, try to stop the bleeding of one protester shot by soldiers at 500 metres from the Presidential Palace. At least 170 people died in violence after October's presidential election, when army ruler General Robert Guei tried to proclaim himself winner. He was toppled by supporters of Laurent Gbagbo, who was elected president.

FMS
YEAREND
RTR12DM3
October 20, 2000
Daniel Bierofka (R) of TSV 1860 Munich heads the ball against Hasan Salihamidzic of local rival FC Bayern...
Munich, Germany
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Daniel Bierofka (R) of TSV 1860 Munich heads the ball against Hasan Salihamidzic of local rival FC Bayern Munich during the German first division soccer match in Munich's olympic stadium, October 21, 2000. FC Bayern Munich won the match 3-1.

MAD/FMS/JDP
YEAREND
RTRBR5P
October 19, 2000
Palestinians run to escape, while one crawls, as Israeli soldiers fire teargas during Palestinian-Israeli...
Gaza Strip
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Palestinians run to escape, while one crawls, as Israeli soldiers fire teargas during Palestinian-Israeli clashes in the south Gaza Strip town of Khan Yones October 20, 2000. The ongoing conflict in Isreal has so far this year seen 281 Palestinians killed.

RKR
YEMEN USA GERMANY
RTRC2GR
October 12, 2000
Members of an honour guard from Ramstein Airbase walk infront of five hearses there to carry the coffins...
Ramstein, Germany
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Members of an honour guard from Ramstein Airbase walk infront of five hearses there to carry the coffins of US Navy soldiers who were killed in yesterday's bomb attack at Aden harbour in Yemen at Ramstein near Kaiserslautern, October 13, 2000. U.S. officials announced that 17 soldiers were killed in the bomb attack and more than 30 seriously injured.

KP
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RTRBSE2
October 12, 2000
An Israeli Border Policeman and a Palestinian scream at each other face to face in the Old City of Jerusalem...
Jerusalem
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
An Israeli Border Policeman and a Palestinian scream at each other face to face in the Old City of Jerusalem October 13, 2000 as the Palestinian is refused entry to the al-Aqsa mosque for Friday prayers. Israeli security forces prevented thousands of Palestinians from attending Friday prayers over concern for continued unrest and clashes following the prayers due to the increased tensions and fighting in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. REUTERS/Amit Shabi

JWH/WS/FMS
YEAREND
RTR12E5N
October 07, 2000
Germany's Michael Schumacher raising a bottle of champagne reacts to jubilant Ferrari team members with...
Suzuka, Japan
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Germany's Michael Schumacher raising a bottle of champagne reacts to jubilant Ferrari team members with Ferrari Motor Sport team manager Jean Todt after winning the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit October 8, 2000. Schumacher clinched the Drivers' Championship, and his Ferrari team also took the Constructors' championship.

TA/CC
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RTRBTW7
October 06, 2000
A Palestinian woman hurls rocks towards Israeli forces October 7, 2000 in the West Bank town of Hebron...
Hebron
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
A Palestinian woman hurls rocks towards Israeli forces October 7, 2000 in the West Bank town of Hebron on the tenth consecutive day of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces.

EH
CAMPAIGN BUSH
RTRC2GD
October 05, 2000
With a rainbow as a backdrop, Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush and...
Clearwater Florida, USA
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
With a rainbow as a backdrop, Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush and his wife Laura arrive in Clearwater, Florida October 6, 2000. Bush finally won the Presidency, December 13, after a long and protracted legal battle with Vice-President Al Gore.

RTW/SV/AA
CAMPAIGN BUSH
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October 04, 2000
Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush addresses a night rally on arrival...
Cedar Rapids Iowa, USA
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush addresses a night rally on arrival in Cedar Rapids, Iowa October 5, 2000. Bush finally won the Presidency, December 13, after a long and protracted legal battle with Vice-President Al Gore.

RTW/SV
YEAREND
RTRBSDU
October 04, 2000
Smoke rises from the Yugoslav parliament building during clashes between riot police and opposition supporters...
Belgrade, Yugoslavia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Smoke rises from the Yugoslav parliament building during clashes between riot police and opposition supporters in Belgrade October 5, 2000. Thousands of supporters of opposition leader Vojislav Kostunica stormed the federal parliament building in central Belgrade forcing Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to accept election defeat.

PEK/
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RTR12E66
September 30, 2000
Fireworks light up Sydney's Harbour Bridge during the closing ceremony of the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney...
Sydney, Australia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Fireworks light up Sydney's Harbour Bridge during the closing ceremony of the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney October 1, 2000. IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch earlier declared the Sydney Olympic games the best ever.

GW/JDP/FMS
YEAREND
RTRBR75
September 30, 2000
A Palestinian radical jumps with a flag over flaming tyres during a protest held at Ain al-Hilweh refugee...
Beirut, Lebanon
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
A Palestinian radical jumps with a flag over flaming tyres during a protest held at Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp near the port city of Sidon in south Lebanon October 1, 2000. Hundreds of Palestinian radicals demonstrated at the camp to protest over the clashes in Jerusalem and killing of 16 Palestinians in the previous four days.

JS/CRB
YEAREND
RTR12E69
September 29, 2000
Maurice Greene from the USA carries his nation's flag following his team's victory in the men's 4X100m...
Sydney, Australia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Maurice Greene from the USA carries his nation's flag following his team's victory in the men's 4X100m relay final at the Sydney Olympics September 30, 2000. The United States won the relay in 37.61 seconds ahead of second placed Brazil in 37.90 and third placed Cuba in 38.04. REUTERS/Ian Waldie

PB
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RTR12DMA
September 29, 2000
Hu Jia of China performs in the men's 10 m platform final at the Olympic Games in Sydney September 30,...
Sydney, Australia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Hu Jia of China performs in the men's 10 m platform final at the Olympic Games in Sydney September 30, 2000. Hu won the silver medal, behind gold medallist compatriot Tian Liang and ahead of bronze winner Dmitri Saotine of Russia.

YBEH/CLH/JDP
SPORT
RTR12E78
September 28, 2000
Australia's Luc Longley (R) eyes the ball through the basket beside French captain Jim Bilba during the...
Sydney, Australia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Australia's Luc Longley (R) eyes the ball through the basket beside French captain Jim Bilba during the men's semifinal basketball match at the Olympic Games in Sydney September 29, 2000. The Games of the XXVII Olympiad continues to October 1. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

BY/
SPORT OLYMPICS EQUESTRIAN
RTR12DME
September 28, 2000
American rider Susan Blinks, on her horse "Flim Flam," goes through their dressage Grand Prix Special...
Sydney, Australia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
American rider Susan Blinks, on her horse "Flim Flam," goes through their dressage Grand Prix Special 2nd Qualifier in the Sydney Equestrian Center's stadium, September 29, 2000.

JWH/HB
YEAREND
RTRBR87
September 27, 2000
Anti-Suharto protesters kick a supporter (C) of former Indonesian president Suharto in front of the Agriculture...
Jakarta, Indonesia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Anti-Suharto protesters kick a supporter (C) of former Indonesian president Suharto in front of the Agriculture Department, venue for Suharto's trial in South Jakarta September 28, 2000. Hundred of students and residents attacked scores of Suharto's supporters and torched a bus outside the court where the ex-autocrat was being tried for graft.

EN/DL/FMS
YEAREND
RTRBR6O
September 25, 2000
Czech riot police are set alight with Molotov cocktails as water is sprayed over them during clashes...
Prague, Czech Republic
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Czech riot police are set alight with Molotov cocktails as water is sprayed over them during clashes outside the congress center in Prague September 26, 2000, where the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank was holding its annual meeting. The protesters threw stones, bottles and Molotov cocktails at a police cordon to break through to the conference hall.

WR/FMS
SPORT OLYMPICS
RTR12E74
September 24, 2000
Kim In-Sub (Blue) of South Korea presses Yurity Melnichenko of Kazakhstan to the mat in their 58kg Greco-Roman...
Sydney, Australia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Kim In-Sub (Blue) of South Korea presses Yurity Melnichenko of Kazakhstan to the mat in their 58kg Greco-Roman wrestling match, September 25, 2000 during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Kim In-Sub defeated Melnichenko.

OPOP/JES/HB
YEAREND
RTR12D8A
September 24, 2000
Australia's Cathy Freeman takes off her hat after winning the women's 400m final at the Sydney Olympic...
Sydney, Australia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Australia's Cathy Freeman takes off her hat after winning the women's 400m final at the Sydney Olympic Games, September 25, 2000. Freeman won the race with a time in 49.11 seconds ahead of second place Jamaica's Lorraine Graham's 49.58 seconds and Britain's Katherine Merry who finished third with a time of 49.72 seconds. REUTERS/Ian Waldie

PB/HB/FMS
YEAREND
RTR12E5J
September 22, 2000
US Marion Jones blows a kiss after winning the women's 100m final at the Sydney Olympic Games, September...
Sydney, Australia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
US Marion Jones blows a kiss after winning the women's 100m final at the Sydney Olympic Games, September 23, 2000. Jones won in a time of 10.75 seconds from Ekaterini Thanou of Greece in second and Tanya Lawrence of Jamaica in third.

ASIN/FMS
YEAREND
RTR12DM0
September 22, 2000
Marion Jones from the USA celebrates her win in the women's 100m final at the Sydney Olympic Games, September...
Sydney, Australia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Marion Jones from the USA celebrates her win in the women's 100m final at the Sydney Olympic Games, September 23, 2000. Jones won the race in 10.75 seconds, Greece's Ekaterina Thanou won the silver with a time of 11.12 seconds, and Jamaica's Tanya Lawrence won bronze in 11.18 seconds. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

PB/HB/FMS
YEAREND
RTR12D81
September 22, 2000
Matthew Pinsent, Steve Redgrave and James Cracknell (L to R) celebrate after winning the gold medal in...
Sydney, Australia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Matthew Pinsent, Steve Redgrave and James Cracknell (L to R) celebrate after winning the gold medal in the men's coxless four rowing event at the Sydney Olympics September 23, 2000. Great Britain won the gold medal ahead of Italy and Australia. Redgrave claimed his fifth gold in successive Olympics. Redgrave won his first gold in the coxed fours in Los Angeles in 1984 followed up with wins in the men's coxless pairs at at Seoul (1988), Barcelona (1992) and Atlanta (1996). REUTERS/Andy Clark

ACLA/FMS
YEAREND
RTR12D8D
September 20, 2000
Heidi Rakels (Blue) of Belgium is wrapped around Karin Kienhuis of the Netherlands during their women's...
Sydney, Australia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Heidi Rakels (Blue) of Belgium is wrapped around Karin Kienhuis of the Netherlands during their women's judo under 78kg preliminaries, September 21, 2000. Rakels beat Kienhuis in the combat. REUTERS/Andrew Wong

AWON/JES/HB
YEAREND
RTR12E63
September 19, 2000
Czech's Jiri Prskavec paddles during the men's K-1 slalom event at the Olympic Games in Sydney September...
Sydney, Australia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Czech's Jiri Prskavec paddles during the men's K-1 slalom event at the Olympic Games in Sydney September 20, 2000. Prskavec finished 15th in the final.

BY/FMS
SPORT OLYMPICS FENCING
RTR12D9D
September 18, 2000
Oxana Ermakova (L) of the Russian Federation in close combat against Sophie Lamon (R) of Switzerland...
Sydney, Australia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Oxana Ermakova (L) of the Russian Federation in close combat against Sophie Lamon (R) of Switzerland during the final of the women's team epee event at the Sydney Olympics, September 19, 2000. The Russian Federation competed against Switzerland for the gold and silver medals.

HRM
SPORT OLYMPICS
RTR12D93
September 17, 2000
Italy's Lucilla Perrotta gives partner Daniela Gattelli signals behind her
back during their match against...
Sydney, Australia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Italy's Lucilla Perrotta gives partner Daniela Gattelli signals behind her
back during their match against Ishizaka/Seike of Japan at Bondi Beach
during the Sydney Olympic Games, September 18, 2000. Italy won the match
15-5. PP03110073 A2004 ATHENS 2004 PREVIEW PROSPECTS OTHER
KL/HB
SPORT OLYMPICS WEIGHTLIFTING
RTR12D8J
September 17, 2000
Australia's Megan Warthold reacts after lifting 100kg at the Olympic games September 18, 2000. Warthold...
Sydney, Australia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Australia's Megan Warthold reacts after lifting 100kg at the Olympic games September 18, 2000. Warthold was competing in the women's 58kg.

PB
SPORT
RTR12E7B
September 16, 2000
A Spanish gymnast points her toe on the beam during the women's qualification for the Artistic Gymnastics...
Sydney, Australia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
A Spanish gymnast points her toe on the beam during the women's qualification for the Artistic Gymnastics at Sydney's SuperDome, September 17, 2000. Athletes from 199 nations are competing in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games that finish on October 1.

REUTERS/Mike Blake
YEAREND
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September 16, 2000
Dutch swimmer Inge de Bruijn celebrates after winning the 100m butterfly final at the Sydney 2000 Olympic...
Sydney, Australia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
Dutch swimmer Inge de Bruijn celebrates after winning the 100m butterfly final at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, September 17, 2000. De Bruijn set a new world record with a time of 56.61 seconds. PP04010115
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SPORT OLYMPICS ROWING
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September 16, 2000
An unidentified men's eight team practises at Sydney's International Regata Centre one day prior to the...
Sydney, Australia
YEAREND PICTURES 2000.
An unidentified men's eight team practises at Sydney's International Regata Centre one day prior to the start of the event, September 17, 2000. Athletes from 199 nations are participating in the Games which will continue until October 1.

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