Best Pictures Of The Decade: The Noughties Part 03
61. An Iranian woman supporting former prime Minister Mirhossein Mousavi, who is a candidate for the upcoming presidential elections, covers her face with his picture during a pre-election gathering at a stadium in Tehran June 9, 2009. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
62. Janet Jackson (L-R), Paris Michael Katherine, LaToya Jackson, Jermaine Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson attend a memorial service for their brother and father, music legend Michael Jackson, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, July 7, 2009. Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder and Usher led an emotional public memorial for Michael Jackson on Tuesday as the music world, the Jackson family and thousands of fans bade farewell to the King of Pop.
63. A U.S. soldier of 2-12 Infantry 4BCT-4ID Task Force Mountain Warrior takes a break during a night mission near Honaker Miracle camp at the Pesh valley of Kunar Province August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
64. Pall bearers carry the body of the late Pope John Paul II through a packed Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican. Pall bearers carry the body of the late Pope John Paul II through a packed Saint Peter's Square enroute to the Basilica at the Vatican April 4, 2005. Roman Catholic cardinals gather on Monday for the first time since the Pontiff's death to organise a funeral expected to draw the greatest tide of pilgrims and heads of state to the Vatican in its history. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
65. Unidentified bodies lie on a street in the Jabalya refugee camp in northern Gaza Strip early March 6, 2003. Israeli forces killed at least 11 Palestinians and injured more than 140, including some torn apart by a tank shell, in a major raid in the Gaza Strip on Thursday after a suicide bomber killed 15 people in Israel yesterday. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
66. People gather to get water from a huge well in the village of Natwarghad in the western Indian state of Gujarat on June 1, 2003. Natwargadh is in the midst of the worst drought in over a decade. Dams, wells and ponds have gone dry across the western and northern parts of Gujarat forcing people to wait for hours around village ponds for the irregular state-run water tankers to show up as the temperature sores to over 44 degree Celcius. The United Nation's World Environment Day will be celebrated on Thursday with the theme
of Water - Two Billion People are Dying for It.
67. Finbarr O'Reilly, a Reuters photographer based in Senegal, has won the World Press Photo of the Year 2005, announced February 10, 2006, with this picture of a mother and child at an emergency feeding centre. The prestigious competition is the world's largest annual press photography contest. Jury chairman of the World Press Photo 2006 contest James Colton described the winning image as such, This image has everything - beauty, horror and despair. It is simple, elegant and moving. The picture was taken in Tahoua, Niger August 1, 2005. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly/
68. A young girl walks with two bags of cold drinking water in Monrovia, Liberia, October 9, 2005. Liberians will go to the polls October 11 to choose a successor to deposed warlord-turned-president Charles Taylor. Pictures of the Month October 2005 REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
69. A Palestinian boy rides a horse in front of concrete wall separating the West Bank village of Abu Dis from East Jerusalem January 16, 2004. Israel's High Court decided on Thursday to hold a hearing within the next month on the legality of the disputed barrier Israel is building in the West Bank. The hearing was to be held before the International Court of Justice at the Hague was due to begin deliberations on February 23 in response to a request by the U.N. General Assembly to rule on whether Israel was legally obliged to tear down the barrier. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
70. A fighting bull with a shirt hanging on its right horn slips on the wet streets as it charges through central Pamplona during the first run of the week-long San Fermin Festival on July 7, 2002. The first running of the bulls in Spain's annual Pamplona festival got off to a slippery and dangerous start as several people were injured in the mad dash through cobblestone streets. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan
71. Zimbabwean policeman wait to load the body of murdered commercial farmer Charles Andersen into an ambulance at his Norfolk Estates farm, 80 Km's north of Harare, June 2, 2002. Andersen became the eleventh white commercial farmer to be killed since supporters of President Robert Mugabe began invading and settling on the farms in February 2000. REUTERS/Paul Cadenhead
72. US hotels heiress Paris Hilton poses at photocall on the Carlton Hotel pier during 58th Cannes Film Festival. U.S. hotels heiress Paris Hilton (C) poses at a photocall on the Carlton Hotel pier during the 58th Cannes Film Festival May 13, 2005. Hilton is visiting the festival to promote the film National Lampoon's Pledge This!, in which she stars. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
73. Fireworks illuminate the sky around a huge euro sculpture, designed by German artist Ottmar Hoerl, in front of the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, January 1, 2002. Several thousand people in Frankfurt celebrated at a party on the streets around the ECB to welcome Europe's new currency, the euro. UNICS REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach REUTERS
74. A woman walks past a heap of skinned seal cubs after the annual cull near the village of Nizhnaya Zolatitsa, some 150 km from the Arctic city of Arkhangelsk in Russia March 9, 2000. Local inhabitants rely on the cull as their only source of income for the whole year, making roughly $100 from selling the fur and meat taken during the week long event.
75. To mark Earth Day on April 22, 2000, NASA scientists released this new image of the Earth, updating the famous Blue Marble photograph taken by Apollo astronauts. The digital image uses data collected in 1997 from several satellites to approximate what a human could see from orbit, with the added artistic license of having the Moon in the background. The prominent storm raging off the west coast of North America is Hurricane Linda. The image of the Moon has been magnified to about twice its relative size.
76. 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.
77. Elian Gonzalez, held by Donato Dalrymple, is taken by U.S. federal agents from his Miami relatives April 22, 2000. U.S. federal authorities stormed the Miami house where Cuban shipwreck survivor Elian Gonzalez was sleeping early on a Saturday morning. Dalrymple is one of the two sport fishermen that rescued him at sea. In the Elian case, after a custody battle pitting President Fidel Castro's government against its arch-enemies in the Cuban-American community, the boy's Cuban father finally won his legal battle in U.S. courts and fetched Elian home on June 28. REUTERS/Alan Diaz/Pool
78. Marooned flood victims looking to escape grab the side bars of a hovering Army helicopter which arrived to distribute food supplies in the Muzaffargarh district of Pakistan's Punjab province August 7, 2010. Pakistanis desperate to get out of flooded villages threw themselves at helicopters on Saturday as more heavy rain was expected to intensify both suffering and anger with the government. The disaster killed more than 1,600 people and disrupted the lives of 12 million. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
79. 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
80. The bow of the Prestige oil tanker floats above water moments before sinking in waters off northern Spain November 19, 2002. The tanker
broke into two earlier in the day. The Prestige went down with some 70,000 tonnes of fuel oil. REUTERS/Paul Hanna
81. Oil traders shout deals on the floor of the International Petroleum Exchange in London September 12, 2000. Truckers across western Europe blockaded highways to protest at the cost of fuel, the price of crude oil edged higher despite an OPEC pledge to increase production by 800,000 barrels daily.
82. 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.
83. A singed shoe sits on a table inside a destroyed bar at the site of a bomb blast in Kuta Beach on Bali October 16, 2002. At least 181 people, mostly foreign tourists, died in an explosion Saturday night outside a popular night club on the Indonesian resort island. REUTERS/Beawiharta
84. Russian special forces remove hostages from a besieged theatre where Chechen guerrillas were holding hundreds captive in Moscow October 26, 2002. Russian forces stormed the Moscow theatre being held by Chechen guerrillas on Saturday in a bloody dawn raid that succeeded in taking control of the building but left many dead among both hostages and rebels. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
85. Dutch Iranian immigrant Mehdy Kavousi protests against proposed new asylum laws in Zaandijk, the Netherlands with his lips sewn together in this February 11, 2004 file photo. The Dutch lower house of parliament on February 17, 2004, approved plans to expel up to 26,000 failed asylum seekers, a move that would be unprecedented in Europe. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker
86. An Afghan girl screams as she is held her father as a sharp aftershock hits the already devasted village of Nahrin March 27, 2002. This village in the Hindu Kush mountainous area of Afghanistan north of Kabul was the center of a major earthquake yesterday which killed at least 2,000 and left some 30,000 people homeless. REUTERS/Jim Holland
87. Entertainer and popstar Michael Jackson holds an unidentified child, covered with a towel, as he looks down to fans out of a window after he arrived at a Berlin hotel November 19, 2002. Michael Jackson is in Berlin to be awarded with the prestigious Bambi 2002 media award for his lifetime achievment. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz
88. A Spanish policeman walks past a hole blasted through a train in an explosion at Madrid's Atocha train station after an explosion March 11, 2004. Simultaneous explosions killed at least 173 people on packed rush-hour trains in Madrid on Thursday in pre-election attacks that could be the worst ever by Basque separatist group ETA, officials said. Al-Qaeda claimed the attacks days later. REUTERS/Andrea Comas
89. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon ries to look through binoculars which still have their lens caps on near Tel Aviv January 7, 2003.
90. U.S. President George W. Bush addresses U.S. Army soldiers and their families at Fort Hood, Texas, January 3, 2003. Bush addressed the rising tensions with North Korea and the possiblity of military action against Iraq. REUTERS/Jeff Mitchell