Edition:
United States
Pictures | Tue Dec 30, 2008 | 8:58am EST

Editor's choice

<p>People commute amidst the fog on a chilly morning in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Ajay Verma </p>

People commute amidst the fog on a chilly morning in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

People commute amidst the fog on a chilly morning in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

Close
1 / 24
<p>An Israeli tank moves near the border with the northern Gaza Strip December 29, 2008.  REUTERS/Baz Ratner </p>

An Israeli tank moves near the border with the northern Gaza Strip December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

An Israeli tank moves near the border with the northern Gaza Strip December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Close
2 / 24
<p>A protester holding a Palestinian flag stands in front of riot policemen during a rally outside the Israeli embassy in Athens December 29, 2008. The protesters, opposing Israel's attack in Gaza, clashed with police who dispersed them with tear gas. REUTERS/John Kolesidis </p>

A protester holding a Palestinian flag stands in front of riot policemen during a rally outside the Israeli embassy in Athens December 29, 2008. The protesters, opposing Israel's attack in Gaza, clashed with police who dispersed them with tear gas....more

A protester holding a Palestinian flag stands in front of riot policemen during a rally outside the Israeli embassy in Athens December 29, 2008. The protesters, opposing Israel's attack in Gaza, clashed with police who dispersed them with tear gas. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

Close
3 / 24
<p>Supporters of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra confront riot police during a protest against the government outside Parliament in Bangkok December 30, 2008. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom </p>

Supporters of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra confront riot police during a protest against the government outside Parliament in Bangkok December 30, 2008. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Supporters of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra confront riot police during a protest against the government outside Parliament in Bangkok December 30, 2008. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Close
4 / 24
<p>A security officer stands guard in front of an electronic board displaying major indices during a ceremony marking the end of trading for 2008 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo December 30, 2008.  REUTERS/Issei Kato </p>

A security officer stands guard in front of an electronic board displaying major indices during a ceremony marking the end of trading for 2008 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo December 30, 2008. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A security officer stands guard in front of an electronic board displaying major indices during a ceremony marking the end of trading for 2008 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo December 30, 2008. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Close
5 / 24
<p>A woman waits inside of Bhagwan Bhajan Ashram, a Hindu hermitage, at the pilgrimage town of Vrindavan in northern India December 29, 2008. The women are among 15,000 desperately poor Hindu widows who spend their lives as Dasis, or servants of God, in the dusty pilgrim town because they have nowhere else to go. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw </p>

A woman waits inside of Bhagwan Bhajan Ashram, a Hindu hermitage, at the pilgrimage town of Vrindavan in northern India December 29, 2008. The women are among 15,000 desperately poor Hindu widows who spend their lives as Dasis, or servants of God, in...more

A woman waits inside of Bhagwan Bhajan Ashram, a Hindu hermitage, at the pilgrimage town of Vrindavan in northern India December 29, 2008. The women are among 15,000 desperately poor Hindu widows who spend their lives as Dasis, or servants of God, in the dusty pilgrim town because they have nowhere else to go. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw

Close
6 / 24
<p>Israeli soldiers hang a national flag on the antenna of their tank at a staging area just outside the northern Gaza Strip December 29, 2008.  REUTERS/Baz Ratner </p>

Israeli soldiers hang a national flag on the antenna of their tank at a staging area just outside the northern Gaza Strip December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Israeli soldiers hang a national flag on the antenna of their tank at a staging area just outside the northern Gaza Strip December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Close
7 / 24
<p>An athlete is silhouetted behind a logo of the cross country Tour de Ski event during a warm up before the competition in Prague, December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Petr Josek</p>

An athlete is silhouetted behind a logo of the cross country Tour de Ski event during a warm up before the competition in Prague, December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Petr Josek

An athlete is silhouetted behind a logo of the cross country Tour de Ski event during a warm up before the competition in Prague, December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Petr Josek

Close
8 / 24
<p>A man with a dog on a specially constructed "ice-chair" is pushed by a woman on a frozen lake in Beijing December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Lee </p>

A man with a dog on a specially constructed "ice-chair" is pushed by a woman on a frozen lake in Beijing December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A man with a dog on a specially constructed "ice-chair" is pushed by a woman on a frozen lake in Beijing December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Close
9 / 24
<p>Members of the Times Square Alliance perform an "air worthiness test" with confetti for New Year's Eve in New York December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

Members of the Times Square Alliance perform an "air worthiness test" with confetti for New Year's Eve in New York December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Members of the Times Square Alliance perform an "air worthiness test" with confetti for New Year's Eve in New York December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Close
10 / 24
<p>Palestinian demonstrators take cover from tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers during a protest in the West Bank city of Hebron against the Israeli offensive in Gaza December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun </p>

Palestinian demonstrators take cover from tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers during a protest in the West Bank city of Hebron against the Israeli offensive in Gaza December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun

Palestinian demonstrators take cover from tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers during a protest in the West Bank city of Hebron against the Israeli offensive in Gaza December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun

Close
11 / 24
<p>An Iranian woman takes part in an anti-Israel rally in Tehran in support of the Palestinians in Gaza, December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl </p>

An Iranian woman takes part in an anti-Israel rally in Tehran in support of the Palestinians in Gaza, December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

An Iranian woman takes part in an anti-Israel rally in Tehran in support of the Palestinians in Gaza, December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

Close
12 / 24
<p>A Palestinian youth throws a stone towards Israeli border police officers at Shuafat refugee camp in the West Bank near Jerusalem in protest of the Israeli offensive in the Gaza December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

A Palestinian youth throws a stone towards Israeli border police officers at Shuafat refugee camp in the West Bank near Jerusalem in protest of the Israeli offensive in the Gaza December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A Palestinian youth throws a stone towards Israeli border police officers at Shuafat refugee camp in the West Bank near Jerusalem in protest of the Israeli offensive in the Gaza December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Close
13 / 24
<p>A man walks past a graffitti that reads "Long live Fidel" in Santiago de Cuba December 29, 2008. Cuba will celebrate this week the 50th anniversary of the revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power on January 1, 1959. REUTERS/Claudia Daut </p>

A man walks past a graffitti that reads "Long live Fidel" in Santiago de Cuba December 29, 2008. Cuba will celebrate this week the 50th anniversary of the revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power on January 1, 1959. REUTERS/Claudia Daut

A man walks past a graffitti that reads "Long live Fidel" in Santiago de Cuba December 29, 2008. Cuba will celebrate this week the 50th anniversary of the revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power on January 1, 1959. REUTERS/Claudia Daut

Close
14 / 24
<p>Devotees of Philippine National Hero Jose Rizal cross the street to offer flowers and prayers at the monument of Jose Rizal at the Luneta park in Manila December 30, 2008. Filipinos commemorate on Tuesday the 112th death anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco </p>

Devotees of Philippine National Hero Jose Rizal cross the street to offer flowers and prayers at the monument of Jose Rizal at the Luneta park in Manila December 30, 2008. Filipinos commemorate on Tuesday the 112th death anniversary of Dr. Jose...more

Devotees of Philippine National Hero Jose Rizal cross the street to offer flowers and prayers at the monument of Jose Rizal at the Luneta park in Manila December 30, 2008. Filipinos commemorate on Tuesday the 112th death anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Close
15 / 24
<p>A Palestinian father of five young girls, who were killed in an Israeli air strike, mourns as he holds his wounded son, during their funeral in Jabalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip December 29, 2008. Palestinian medics said five young sisters died in an air strike in Jabalya refugee camp in northern Gaza and three other young children were killed when a bomb struck a house aimed at the nearby abandoned home of a senior Hamas militant in Rafah. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem </p>

A Palestinian father of five young girls, who were killed in an Israeli air strike, mourns as he holds his wounded son, during their funeral in Jabalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip December 29, 2008. Palestinian medics said five young...more

A Palestinian father of five young girls, who were killed in an Israeli air strike, mourns as he holds his wounded son, during their funeral in Jabalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip December 29, 2008. Palestinian medics said five young sisters died in an air strike in Jabalya refugee camp in northern Gaza and three other young children were killed when a bomb struck a house aimed at the nearby abandoned home of a senior Hamas militant in Rafah. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Close
16 / 24
<p>President - elect Barack Obama reacts to a missed putt on the 18th green at the Mid Pacific Country Club in Kailua, Hawaii on December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry </p>

President - elect Barack Obama reacts to a missed putt on the 18th green at the Mid Pacific Country Club in Kailua, Hawaii on December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

President - elect Barack Obama reacts to a missed putt on the 18th green at the Mid Pacific Country Club in Kailua, Hawaii on December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

Close
17 / 24
<p>University of Connecticut forward Jeff Adrien (top) and Georgetown forward Julian Vaughn fight for a loose ball in the first half of their NCAA men's college game in Hartford, Connecticut, December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder </p>

University of Connecticut forward Jeff Adrien (top) and Georgetown forward Julian Vaughn fight for a loose ball in the first half of their NCAA men's college game in Hartford, Connecticut, December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

University of Connecticut forward Jeff Adrien (top) and Georgetown forward Julian Vaughn fight for a loose ball in the first half of their NCAA men's college game in Hartford, Connecticut, December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Close
18 / 24
<p>A Kashmiri supporter (R) kisses the face of Omar Abdullah, president of the National Conference (NC) party, after Omar won a seat in legislative assembly elections in Srinagar December 29, 2008. The National Conference, the region's single largest party, said it would talk to the Congress party, which heads India's ruling coalition, on a possible alliance. No clear winner emerged at the end of a month-long, seven-phase poll. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli </p>

A Kashmiri supporter (R) kisses the face of Omar Abdullah, president of the National Conference (NC) party, after Omar won a seat in legislative assembly elections in Srinagar December 29, 2008. The National Conference, the region's single largest...more

A Kashmiri supporter (R) kisses the face of Omar Abdullah, president of the National Conference (NC) party, after Omar won a seat in legislative assembly elections in Srinagar December 29, 2008. The National Conference, the region's single largest party, said it would talk to the Congress party, which heads India's ruling coalition, on a possible alliance. No clear winner emerged at the end of a month-long, seven-phase poll. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

Close
19 / 24
<p>Australian actress Cate Blanchett, who portrays Daisy in the movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, California December 7, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Australian actress Cate Blanchett, who portrays Daisy in the movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, California December 7, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Australian actress Cate Blanchett, who portrays Daisy in the movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, California December 7, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Close
20 / 24
<p>Two muslim women wearing masks are pictured as they sit next to paper bags containing candles during a protest against the air strikes on Gaza outside the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci </p>

Two muslim women wearing masks are pictured as they sit next to paper bags containing candles during a protest against the air strikes on Gaza outside the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Two muslim women wearing masks are pictured as they sit next to paper bags containing candles during a protest against the air strikes on Gaza outside the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Close
21 / 24
<p>Shadows are seen on a wall near the Zhongnanhai compound in Beijing, December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Lee </p>

Shadows are seen on a wall near the Zhongnanhai compound in Beijing, December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Shadows are seen on a wall near the Zhongnanhai compound in Beijing, December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Close
22 / 24
<p>Gregor Schlierenzauer from Austria soars through the air during the first event of the four-hills ski jumping tournament in Oberstdorf, December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Michael Dalder </p>

Gregor Schlierenzauer from Austria soars through the air during the first event of the four-hills ski jumping tournament in Oberstdorf, December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Gregor Schlierenzauer from Austria soars through the air during the first event of the four-hills ski jumping tournament in Oberstdorf, December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Close
23 / 24
<p>A man walks near Bhagwan Bhajan Ashram, a Hindu hermitage, at the pilgrimage town of Vrindavan in northern India December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw</p>

A man walks near Bhagwan Bhajan Ashram, a Hindu hermitage, at the pilgrimage town of Vrindavan in northern India December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw

A man walks near Bhagwan Bhajan Ashram, a Hindu hermitage, at the pilgrimage town of Vrindavan in northern India December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw

Close
24 / 24

Next Slideshows

Editor's choice

A selection of our best photos from the past 24 hours.

Dec 29 2008

24 Hours - 27 Dec 2008

A selection of the best images from the last 24 hours

Dec 28 2008

24 Hours - 26 Dec 2008

Best pictures from the last 24 hours.

Dec 28 2008

24 Hours in Pictures - Dec 26 2008

A selection of our best photos from the past 24 hours.

Dec 26 2008

MORE IN PICTURES

The Chinese workers fighting coronavirus

The Chinese workers fighting coronavirus

Doctors, nurses, cleaners and workers making medical equipment stay on the job amid a coronavirus outbreak in China.

Love in the time of coronavirus

Love in the time of coronavirus

Couples celebrate Valentine's Day amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Valentine's Day around the world

Valentine's Day around the world

Valentine's Day scenes from around the world.

Inside Wuhan, epicenter of China's coronavirus outbreak

Inside Wuhan, epicenter of China's coronavirus outbreak

Authorities put millions of people on lockdown in the city at the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, to try to halt the spread of the flu-like virus.

Blockades across Canada to protest pipeline

Blockades across Canada to protest pipeline

Protesters blocked railways and ports and held demonstrations across Canada in support of the Wet'suwet'en Nation, an indigenous community whose hereditary chiefs oppose construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project on their lands.

Grief, activism and remembrance after Parkland shooting

Grief, activism and remembrance after Parkland shooting

A look back at the mourning and activism in the wake of a 2018 shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Best of New York Fashion Week

Best of New York Fashion Week

Backstage and collection highlights from New York Fashion Week.

Photos of the week

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

China battles deadly coronavirus outbreak

China battles deadly coronavirus outbreak

On the frontlines of China's war on the fast-spreading coronavirus.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast