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Pictures of the Decade Part 2

<p>Benazir Bhutto prays as she arrives in Karachi     
 
Celebrations were shortlived when former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto returned home in October, 2007, after eight years of self-imposed exile.  Just two months later -- and two weeks before a scheduled Pakistani general election where she was a leading opposition candidate -- she was assassinated in a suicide bombing. Speculation lingers over who was responsible for her death with some blaming the Taliban Movement of Pakistan but others believing it was a plot by allies of President Pervez Musharraf who did not want her to come to power.     Taken on Oct 18, 2007 by Petr Josek.
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Benazir Bhutto prays as she arrives in Karachi Celebrations were shortlived when former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto returned home in October, 2007, after eight years of self-imposed exile. Just two months later -- and two weeks...more

Benazir Bhutto prays as she arrives in Karachi Celebrations were shortlived when former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto returned home in October, 2007, after eight years of self-imposed exile. Just two months later -- and two weeks before a scheduled Pakistani general election where she was a leading opposition candidate -- she was assassinated in a suicide bombing. Speculation lingers over who was responsible for her death with some blaming the Taliban Movement of Pakistan but others believing it was a plot by allies of President Pervez Musharraf who did not want her to come to power. Taken on Oct 18, 2007 by Petr Josek.

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<p>African would-be immigrants wait near the CETI in Spain    A rising number of African migrants trying to reach Europe has become a hot political issues for governments in Europe with the global economic crisis only exacerbating the problem. Nearly 5 million immigrants have settled in Spain during the past decade, more than in any other European country, drawn by a construction boom that collapsed in the economic crisis. 
      Taken on October 11, 2005 by Andrea Comas.</p>

African would-be immigrants wait near the CETI in Spain A rising number of African migrants trying to reach Europe has become a hot political issues for governments in Europe with the global economic crisis only exacerbating the problem. Nearly 5...more

African would-be immigrants wait near the CETI in Spain A rising number of African migrants trying to reach Europe has become a hot political issues for governments in Europe with the global economic crisis only exacerbating the problem. Nearly 5 million immigrants have settled in Spain during the past decade, more than in any other European country, drawn by a construction boom that collapsed in the economic crisis. Taken on October 11, 2005 by Andrea Comas.

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<p>Northern Alliance fighters ride on a T-62 tank past a dead body, north of Kabul    Violence reached its deadliest level in Afghanistan in the past year since the Taliban were toppled by U.S.-backed Afghan forces in late 2001 after refusing to turn over al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in the wake of  Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. There are about 110,000 foreign troops in Afghanistan, anchored by a 68,000-strong American force which is about to be boosted by another 30,000 U.S. soldiers despite waning public support in Europe and the United States.
     Taken on November 13, 2001 by Yannis Behrakis.</p>

Northern Alliance fighters ride on a T-62 tank past a dead body, north of Kabul Violence reached its deadliest level in Afghanistan in the past year since the Taliban were toppled by U.S.-backed Afghan forces in late 2001 after refusing to turn...more

Northern Alliance fighters ride on a T-62 tank past a dead body, north of Kabul Violence reached its deadliest level in Afghanistan in the past year since the Taliban were toppled by U.S.-backed Afghan forces in late 2001 after refusing to turn over al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in the wake of Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. There are about 110,000 foreign troops in Afghanistan, anchored by a 68,000-strong American force which is about to be boosted by another 30,000 U.S. soldiers despite waning public support in Europe and the United States. Taken on November 13, 2001 by Yannis Behrakis.

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<p>Brazil's captain Cafu lifts the World Cup trophy after his team won the World Cup final against Germany.   Brazil won a record fifth World Cup against Germany in 2002, with captain Cafu celebrating after striker Ronaldo scored both goals in a 2-0 victory, elevating him to hero status in his home country. But Brazil was knocked out in the quarter-finals of the 2006 World Cup, despite being the clear favourite, with Ronaldo coming under fire for appearing to be overweight. His career went into freefall, plagued by fitness and form problems, and he has not played for Brazil since. The striker joined Corinthians, Brazil's second most popular club, earlier this year in a bid ot re-ignite his career.
  Taken on June 30, 2002 by Dylan Martinez.</p>

Brazil's captain Cafu lifts the World Cup trophy after his team won the World Cup final against Germany. Brazil won a record fifth World Cup against Germany in 2002, with captain Cafu celebrating after striker Ronaldo scored both goals in a 2-0...more

Brazil's captain Cafu lifts the World Cup trophy after his team won the World Cup final against Germany. Brazil won a record fifth World Cup against Germany in 2002, with captain Cafu celebrating after striker Ronaldo scored both goals in a 2-0 victory, elevating him to hero status in his home country. But Brazil was knocked out in the quarter-finals of the 2006 World Cup, despite being the clear favourite, with Ronaldo coming under fire for appearing to be overweight. His career went into freefall, plagued by fitness and form problems, and he has not played for Brazil since. The striker joined Corinthians, Brazil's second most popular club, earlier this year in a bid ot re-ignite his career. Taken on June 30, 2002 by Dylan Martinez.

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<p>Muslims attend prayers on the eve of the first day of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Surabaya.   
 
The start of the Muslim fasting month of Ramada heralds a lifestyle change for many Muslims, bringing out a sense of harmony and unity in the Islamic community that, for the first time, overtook Roman Catholicism as the biggest single denomation in the world in the past decade. Statistics compiled and released by the Vatican in 2008 showed that Muslims made up 19. 2 percent of the world population while Catholics accounted for 17.4 percent. If  all Christian groups were considered, including Orthodox churches, Anglicans and Protestants, then Christians made up 33 percent of the world's population -- or about 2 billion people.   Taken on Aug 31, 2008 by Sigit Pamungkas.
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Muslims attend prayers on the eve of the first day of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Surabaya. The start of the Muslim fasting month of Ramada heralds a lifestyle change for many Muslims, bringing out a sense of harmony and...more

Muslims attend prayers on the eve of the first day of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Surabaya. The start of the Muslim fasting month of Ramada heralds a lifestyle change for many Muslims, bringing out a sense of harmony and unity in the Islamic community that, for the first time, overtook Roman Catholicism as the biggest single denomation in the world in the past decade. Statistics compiled and released by the Vatican in 2008 showed that Muslims made up 19. 2 percent of the world population while Catholics accounted for 17.4 percent. If all Christian groups were considered, including Orthodox churches, Anglicans and Protestants, then Christians made up 33 percent of the world's population -- or about 2 billion people. Taken on Aug 31, 2008 by Sigit Pamungkas.

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<p>Israeli soldiers mourn during the funeral of their comrade Alex Mashavisky at a cemetery in Beersheba
 
Nearly two decades after the start of what became known as the Oslo peace process, stagnation appears to be the short-term outlook for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, raising concern about the stability of the Middle East, the world's main oil-producing region.  Israel carried out an 18-day offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip in January 2009.   Taken on January 7, 2009 by Eric Gaillard.
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Israeli soldiers mourn during the funeral of their comrade Alex Mashavisky at a cemetery in Beersheba Nearly two decades after the start of what became known as the Oslo peace process, stagnation appears to be the short-term outlook for the...more

Israeli soldiers mourn during the funeral of their comrade Alex Mashavisky at a cemetery in Beersheba Nearly two decades after the start of what became known as the Oslo peace process, stagnation appears to be the short-term outlook for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, raising concern about the stability of the Middle East, the world's main oil-producing region. Israel carried out an 18-day offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip in January 2009. Taken on January 7, 2009 by Eric Gaillard.

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<p>Supporters reach out to touch the hand of then Democratic presidential candidate Senator Obama after he spoke at a rally in Dallas.   
 
As Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama moved into the lead for his party's presidential nomination, it appeared he could do no wrong, even earning a round of applause when he interrupted a speech in Dallas to blow his nose. For many Americans he had come to represent change and for many, that was enough.   Taken on February 20, 2008 by Jessica Rinaldi.
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Supporters reach out to touch the hand of then Democratic presidential candidate Senator Obama after he spoke at a rally in Dallas. As Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama moved into the lead for his party's presidential nomination, it...more

Supporters reach out to touch the hand of then Democratic presidential candidate Senator Obama after he spoke at a rally in Dallas. As Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama moved into the lead for his party's presidential nomination, it appeared he could do no wrong, even earning a round of applause when he interrupted a speech in Dallas to blow his nose. For many Americans he had come to represent change and for many, that was enough. Taken on February 20, 2008 by Jessica Rinaldi.

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<p>World Press Photo of the Year 2005 taken by Reuters photographer Finbarr O'Reilly   This heart-wrenching picture of a mother and child at an an emergency feeding centre in in Tahoua, Niger, won international acclaim for incorporating beauty, horror and despair.    Taken on August 1, 2005 by Finbarr O'Reilly.
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World Press Photo of the Year 2005 taken by Reuters photographer Finbarr O'Reilly This heart-wrenching picture of a mother and child at an an emergency feeding centre in in Tahoua, Niger, won international acclaim for incorporating beauty, horror...more

World Press Photo of the Year 2005 taken by Reuters photographer Finbarr O'Reilly This heart-wrenching picture of a mother and child at an an emergency feeding centre in in Tahoua, Niger, won international acclaim for incorporating beauty, horror and despair. Taken on August 1, 2005 by Finbarr O'Reilly.

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<p>Two Bosnian Muslim women cry over a coffin carrying the remains of their relative in a factory hall in Potocari.   The Srebrenica massacre of 1995 in which Serb forces killed up to 8,000 Muslim men and boys and the deaths of an estimated 100,000 people in the Bosnian war between 1992-95 as the former Yugoslavia was torn apart has devastated thousands of families. It was not until 2008 that Serbia arrested former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic ,who is now on trial in The Hague while prosecutors are continuing to seek others involved in the atrocities. Serbia's slow progress in taking action over war crimes has lead to a freeze on its bid to join the European Union.   Taken on July 10, 2005 by Damir Sagolj.</p>

Two Bosnian Muslim women cry over a coffin carrying the remains of their relative in a factory hall in Potocari. The Srebrenica massacre of 1995 in which Serb forces killed up to 8,000 Muslim men and boys and the deaths of an estimated 100,000...more

Two Bosnian Muslim women cry over a coffin carrying the remains of their relative in a factory hall in Potocari. The Srebrenica massacre of 1995 in which Serb forces killed up to 8,000 Muslim men and boys and the deaths of an estimated 100,000 people in the Bosnian war between 1992-95 as the former Yugoslavia was torn apart has devastated thousands of families. It was not until 2008 that Serbia arrested former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic ,who is now on trial in The Hague while prosecutors are continuing to seek others involved in the atrocities. Serbia's slow progress in taking action over war crimes has lead to a freeze on its bid to join the European Union. Taken on July 10, 2005 by Damir Sagolj.

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<p>Mays, a young Iraqi Shi'ite girl, cries after a mortar shell which landed outside the family's home in a Najaf residential area injured her uncle.   &ldquo;If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children,&rdquo; Mahatma Gandhi.    Taken on August 18, 2004 by Ali Jasim </p>

Mays, a young Iraqi Shi'ite girl, cries after a mortar shell which landed outside the family's home in a Najaf residential area injured her uncle. “If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war,...more

Mays, a young Iraqi Shi'ite girl, cries after a mortar shell which landed outside the family's home in a Najaf residential area injured her uncle. “If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children,” Mahatma Gandhi. Taken on August 18, 2004 by Ali Jasim

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