Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Coolest Pix Of 2012

Only three more weeks until we say goodbye to 2012 and say hello to 2012. This is our selection of the coolest pix of week 49. Stay tuned for the 2012 review next week.
Coolest Pix Of 2012

1A member of Ras Kambani, a local militia allied with the Kenya Defense Forces in Kismayo city, sits guard over a meeting at the seaport. HANDOUT/REUTERS

2Members of the business community in Kismayo attend a meeting with foreign journalists to discuss the recent liberation of the city by al-Shabab. HANDOUT/REUTERS

3Hernandez, an HIV-positive patient, rests on a bed at the Hospital Manolo Morales in Managua. OSWALDO RIVAS/REUTERS

4Derailed freight train cars sit semi-submerged in the waters of Mantua Creek after a train crash in Paulsboro. ANDREW BURTON/REUTERS

5Actor Hugh Jackman poses for a portrait while promoting his movie Les Miserables in New York. CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

6Excavators are used to demolish a house standing alone in the middle of a newly built road in Wenling. CHINA DAILY/REUTERS

7A terminally ill patient rest in a hospice for those dying of AIDS at a Buddhist temple Wat Prabat Nampu. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

8Competitors dressed as Santa Claus take part in the annual 6-km Santa Run in Battersea Park. PAUL HACKETT/REUTERS

9Pope Benedict XVI caresses a young tiger as he leads a special audience for circus artists and music bands at the Vatican. MAX ROSSI/REUTERS

10A woman covered with mud checks her look in a mirror on the shore of the Dead Sea, near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Mitzpe Shalem. MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS

11Construction workers walk over Titlis Cliff Walk suspension bridge in front of the peak of Mount Titlis near the Swiss mountain resort of Engelberg. ARND WIEGMANN/REUTERS

12A car drives during sunset on a road near the Turkey-Syria border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

13Skiers sit in a chairlift at the Mount Titlis skiing area near the Swiss mountain resort of Engelberg. ARND WIEGMANN/REUTERS

14Pope Benedict XVI looks on through the incense smoke as he leads a Vespers mass in Saint Peter's basilica at the Vatican. MAX ROSSI/REUTERS

15Palestinian Hejazi stands in front of the rubble of a destroyed house in Gaza. SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS

16Police huddle behind burning shields during a protest against Mexico's new President Enrique Pena Nieto in downtown Mexico City. STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS

17Members of Hamas' national security forces demonstrate their skills during a graduation ceremony at the site of destroyed security compound in Gaza. SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS

18Police officers and firefighters gather in front of the Sasago Tunnel on the Chuo Expressway in Otsuki. KYODO/REUTERS

19Labourers work on an under-construction pontoon bridge spanning the river Ganga ahead of the Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Festival, as the sun sets in the northern Indian city of Allahabad. JITENDRA PRAKASH/REUTERS

20Children ride sledges down an hill as the first snowfall of the season hits Brussels. FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS

21A beater holds dead pheasants after a hunt in Lewknor, southern England. EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS

22Palestinian members of al-Qassam brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement, take part in an anti-Israel parade in Gaza City. MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS

23Los Angeles police and robbery homicide detectives investigate the shooting scene where four people were shot and killed in Northridge California. GENE BLEVINS/REUTERS

24U.S. President Obama and first lady acknowledge the crowd as they attend the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors in Washington. JASON REED/REUTERS

25An aerial view shows an illegal mine in the jungle in the south of Venezuela. JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

26Government army FARDC soldiers use mobile phones to record a video in the town of Sake, some 27 km (17 miles) west of Goma. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

27Syrians try to cross the border from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain to the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar after an air strike. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

28Members of the public help to move a turtle killed by poachers near Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach in Mombasa. Joseph Okanga/REUTERS

29A Bedouin encampment of the Jahalin tribe is seen in front of the Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem. AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS

30Britain's Prince William leaves the King Edward VII hospital in London. NEIL HALL/REUTERS

31Surfer walks out into the ocean at Rockaway Beach in the Queens Borough of New York. ANDREW BURTON/REUTERS

32A woman takes a picture of a sunrise from the balcony of her hotel in Brasilia. GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS

33German Bundeswehr army paramedics carry a wounded ANP officer on a stretcher out of an U.S. Army Blackhawk MEDEVAC helicopter in Kunduz. FABRIZIO BENSCH/REUTERS

34A woman asks a protester if he feels the cold during a demonstration against social services cuts, in front of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. VINCENT WEST/REUTERS

35Worker checks mushroom beds at a private farm, workshops of which are located inside hangars of a former Soviet missile military base, in the village of Minoity. VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS

36A man crosses a canal on a rope bridge on the outskirts of Jammu. MUKESH GUPTA/REUTERS

37Palestinian security guards pray at a soccer stadium, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike during an eight-day conflict, in Gaza City. SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS

38German Chancellor and leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Angela Merkel reacts after her re-election as party leader during the CDU's annual party meeting in Hanover. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

39Anti-Mursi protesters run from smoke from a tear gas canister thrown by riot police, during clashes in front of the presidential palace in Cairo. AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

40Egypt's riot police stand behind a barbed wire fence closing off the road before a demonstration, in front of the presidential palace in Cairo. ASMAA WAGUIH/REUTERS

41A boy plays with the fruit of the guarana plant at a farm in Maues. STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS

42A labourer works at a steel factory in Dalian. CHINA DAILY/REUTERS

43A civilian runs to take cover as Lebanese soldiers on their military vehicles patrol the Sunni Muslim Bab al-Tebbaneh neighbourhood, in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, during clashes between Sunni Muslims and Alawites. STRINGER/REUTERS

44A general view of the Christmas fair held in front of the Palace of Culture in Warsaw. KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

45A reveller performs during a clown parade in Rio de Janeiro. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

46A NASA handout image of the continental United States at night shows a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite. NASA/REUTERS

47NASA satellite image of North, Central and South America at night. NASA/REUTERS

48Britain's Queen Elizabeth smiles during a reception during an interval in the Queen's Medal for Music presentation and concert at the Barbican Centre in London. LUKE MACGREGOR/REUTERS

49Art patrons are reflected in an Untitled piece by Anish Kapoor at Art Basel in Miami Beach. ROBERT SULLIVAN/REUTERS

50Supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi throw molotov cocktails and stones at anti-Mursi protesters outside the presidential palace in Cairo,. AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS


52A general view of mosques and the great pyramids before sunset in Cairo. AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

53A security walks next to the Planalto Palace designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

54Anti-Mursi protesters clash with supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi with molotov cocktails and stones outside the presidential palace in Cairo. AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

55Migratory birds fly above men rowing a boat on the Yamuna river in the old quarters of Delhi. AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS

56A man stands near makeshift tents surrounded by a destroyed banana plantation in New Bataan town in Compostela Valley in southern Philippines. ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERS

57Firefighters practice during a chemical plant fire protection drill at a firefighter training base in Chongqing Municipality. SHI TOU/REUTERS

58A man stands near the National Congress building, designed by Brazilian architect Niemeyer, in the Ministries Esplanade in Brasilia. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

59Britain's Prince William leaves the King Edward VII hospital with his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. ANDREW WINNING/REUTERS

60German Chancellor Merkel goes to shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu during a news conference at Chancellery in Berlin . WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

61View of Et Si? Installation by artist Daniel Knipper during the rehearsal for the Festival of Lights in central Lyon. ROBERT PRATTA/REUTERS

62A worker of German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp controls a blast furnace in Duisburg. INA FASSBENDER/REUTERS

63Mekki, a Sudanese migrant, shows scars on his back which he says were inflicted by Greek nationalists in Athens. YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS

64German Bundeswehr army soldiers walk in front of an armoured personnel carrier Marder in their combat outpost OP North, near Baghlan. FABRIZIO BENSCH/REUTERS

65Guards carry the coffin of Niemeyer at Planalto Palace in Brasilia. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

66People look at a dead 20-ton 41-foot male fin whale, washed up on the beach near luxury homes in Malibu. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

67Spectators watch fireworks during a Christmas light illumination ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS

68Japan's PM Noda speaks to Japan Self-Defense Forces soldiers in front of the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) land-to-air missiles unit, at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

69Participants of 'Strut the Streets', an annual swimwear parade, look at a man pole dancing in central Sydney. DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERS

70A sculpture depicting a giant glass of beer is seen in a park as snow falls in central Brussels. FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS

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