Fri, December 19, 2008

RNPS Images of the Year 2008

RNPS Images of the Year 2008

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2008-12-17 13:36:14 GMT SINA.com A model presents a creation by British designer John Galliano as part of his Fall/Winter 2008/09 men's ready-to-wear fashion collection at Paris Fashion Week, January 18, 2008.

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2008-12-17 09:20:18 GMT SINA.com A model displays an outfit created by designer Antonio Alvarado during the Pasarela Cibeles Autumn/Winter 08-09 fashion week in Madrid February 14, 2008.

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2008-12-16 10:49:41 GMT SINA.com A model is carried on the shoulders of two other models as she displays a diamond-studded thong during Viva La Eve by Triumph at the Singapore Fashion Festival April 3, 2008. The thong, valued at S$168,000 ($121,106), is decorated with 518 diamonds totalling 30 carats.

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2008-12-11 08:50:45 GMT SINA.com Models appear at the end of Portuguese designer Fatima Lopes' Spring/Summer 2009 women's ready-to-wear fashion collection show in Paris September 27, 2008.

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2008-12-16 10:29:32 GMT SINA.com Trevor Immelman of South Africa celebrates on the 18th green after winning the 2008 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 13, 2008.

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2008-12-15 13:07:24 GMT SINA.com Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates beating Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in the women's final match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows in New York, September 7, 2008.

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2008-12-15 13:04:09 GMT SINA.com Kenyan Olympic hopeful long distance runners pass a herd of deer in Bushy Park on the outskirts of London April 3, 2008.

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2008-12-15 13:01:02 GMT SINA.com U.S. President George W. Bush playfully pats the back of U.S. Women's Beach Volleyball team player Misty May-Treanor (L) at her invitation while visiting the Chaoyang Park Beach Volleyball Grounds at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing August 9, 2008. Teammate Kerri Walsh (R) watches.

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2008-12-16 13:02:53 GMT SINA.com Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and Father Frost, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, visit Father Frost's palace in Veliky Ustyug in the Vologda region, about 650 km (400 miles) north of Moscow, January 7, 2008.

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2008-12-16 12:59:42 GMT SINA.com Ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife Potjaman Shinawatra (back) wade through an army of photographers at the criminal court in Bangkok July 31, 2008. Thailand's Criminal Court bailed the wife of Thaksin on Thursday after finding her guilty of tax evasion and sentencing her to three years in jail.

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2008-12-16 12:54:10 GMT SINA.com Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown gestures as he shakes hands with his Lebanese counterpart Fouad Siniora outside 10 Downing Street in central London February 19, 2008.

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2008-12-16 10:46:01 GMT SINA.com US President George W. Bush (L) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hold hands after talking to the press in Sharm El Sheikh, May 17, 2008.

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2008-12-19 10:51:51 GMT SINA.com A blindfolded and handcuffed Palestinian youth is seen at Jadeaa checkpoint near the West bank town of Ramallah after he was detained by Israeli soldiers for unknown reasons June 12, 2008.

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2008-12-19 10:50:14 GMT SINA.com Demonstrators throw stones at a Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel during a protest in Jammu August 19, 2008. Thousands of Hindus were arrested and driven away to jails on Tuesday after they protested against the government's decision not to give forest land to a trust that runs Amarnath, a cave shrine visited by Hindu pilgrims. Waving Indian flags, thousands of women surrounded police stations in Jammu town and nearby areas, shouting pro-India slogans and offering to be arrested as a mark of protest.

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2008-12-19 10:47:36 GMT SINA.com First World War veterans Henry Allingham (L), Harry Patch (C) and Bill Stone pose for photographers before taking part in the 90th anniversary of Armistice Day in central London November 11, 2008. Three of the last surviving members of British forces who served in World War One laid wreaths in memory of their fallen colleagues in London on Tuesday to mark the 90th anniversary of Armistice Day.

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2008-12-19 10:45:08 GMT SINA.com Indian policemen beat Kashmiri protesters during the first phase of local elections in Bandipora, 60 km (37 miles) north of Srinagar, November 17, 2008. Indian Kashmiris voted for better roads and civic amenities on Monday in local elections that test New Delhi's rule in a disputed region now roused in an unprecedented freedom struggle.

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2008-12-15 13:07:26 GMT SINA.com A weary trader rubs his eyes as he pauses outside the New York Stock Exchange following the end of the trading session in New York October 9, 2008. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 678.91 points on the day to finish at 8579.19 closing below 9,000 for the first time since 2003.

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2008-12-11 09:12:28 GMT SINA.com The exterior of the world headquarters for Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated is seen in New York May 19, 2008. Citigroup slashed its earnings outlook for Wall Street investment banks, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc and Morgan Stanley on Monday, citing a tough operating environment.

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2008-12-11 09:04:19 GMT SINA.com An employee of the Korea Exchange Bank (KEB) counts 100-dollar bills for foreign bonds redemption at the bank's headquarters in Seoul October 9, 2008. South Korea's foreign exchange authorities were seen selling dollars to help the won cut losses on Thursday, traders said. The Bank of Korea earlier on Thursday announced a 25 basis point reduction in its base rate to 5.00 percent, joining a wave of central banks around the world in cutting key rates.

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2008-12-11 09:02:46 GMT SINA.com European Central bank Governor Jean-Claude Trichet attends a joint news conference following a summit to discuss the international financial crisis at the Elysee Palace, October 4, 2008. European leaders vowed at the start of an emergency summit on Saturday to do what they could to fend off a financial crisis that snowballed out of Wall Street and is now hitting banks in Europe.