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Reuters Pictures of the Decade

As we approach the end of the first decade of the 21st Century, we have selected some of the most dramatic moments and striking imagery from Reuters global coverage of politics, people, business and sports from the past decade.

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Turkey named "Liberty" surprises President George W. Bush at the annual turkey pardoning event at the White House, three days ahead of Thanksgiving, November 19, 2001. The fortunate bird will spend the rest of his days on a farm in Virginia. With the president are turkey industry representatives Jeff Radford (L) and Stuart Proctor. 

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U.S. President-elect Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) arrives to speak to supporters with his wife Michelle (L) and their children Malia (2nd L) and Sasha (2nd R) during his election night rally after being declared the winner of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Campaign in Chicago November 4, 2008.

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Riot police storm past a dead protestor who was shot and killed by Carabiniere during rioting in central Genoa July 20, 2001. Police fired live rounds, tear gas and used water cannon in an attempt to disperse thousands of protestors demonstrating against the G8 summit. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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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. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

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Protestors hold signs behind Richard Fuld, Chairman and Chief Executive of Lehman Brothers Holdings, as he takes his seat to testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the causes and effects of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 6, 2008. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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A Haitian suspected of being a multiple assassin for President Jean Bertrand Aristide's Lavalas party is controlled by another man in Petit Goave, some 50 km (30 miles) south of Port-au-Prince March 3, 2004, three days after the departure of Aristide. The man was arrested by armed citizens of Petit Goave, who proceeded to stone him and then burned him alive. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar

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Italy's Marco Materazzi falls on the pitch after being head-butted by France's Zinedine Zidane (R) during their World Cup 2006 final soccer match in Berlin July 9, 2006. Picture taken July 9, 2006. REUTERS/Peter Schols/GPD/Handout

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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, 2000. 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. REUTERS/Win McNamee

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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. REUTERS/Colin Braley

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U.S. President George W. Bush hands back a crying baby that was handed to him from the crowd as he arrived for an outdoor dinner with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Trinwillershagen July 13, 2006.  REUTERS/Jim Bourg

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Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the men's 200m final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 20, 2008. Bolt set a new world record with a timing of 19.30 seconds. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Benazir Bhutto prays as she arrives in Karachi October 18, 2007. Bhutto ended eight years of self-exile returning to Karachi where more than 100,000 supporters poured onto the city's streets to welcome her home. She was assassinated on 27 December 2007, two weeks before the scheduled Pakistani general election of 2008 where she was a leading opposition candidate. REUTERS/Petr Josek

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 A styrofoam figure of a bull is pictured in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange September 16, 2008. REUTERS/Alex Grimm

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin fishes in the Yenisei River in Siberia as he tours the area together with Prince Albert II of Monaco August 13, 2007. REUTERS/RIA Novosti/KREMLIN

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A Ukrainian woman places carnations onto the shields of anti-riot policemen standing outside the presidential office in Kiev, November 24, 2004. Ukraine's authorities raised the stakes in a face-off with their liberal opposition on Wednesday as they prepared to announce results of a disputed election that are likely to infuriate thousands of protesters in the streets. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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U.S. hotel 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

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China's national flag is raised during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium, August 8, 2008. The stadium is also known as the Bird's Nest. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

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Financier Bernard Madoff walks back to his apartment in New York December 17, 2008. Disgraced financier Madoff, accused of orchestrating a $50 billion fraud, was placed under house arrest as BNP Paribas became the latest European bank to be sideswiped by the scandal. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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Madonna carries her adopted son David at the Home of Hope orphanage in Mchinji village,135 kilometres (84 miles) west of the capital Lilongwe April 17, 2007. Malawi police and stone-throwing school students blocked journalists from covering pop star Madonna's visit to an orphanage where the boy she is adopting was due to meet his biological father. At right is Madonna's daughter Lourdes. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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A member of the White House staff walks off with a portrait of outgoing U.S. President George W. Bush in Washington January 13, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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Michael Phelps and Garrett Weber-Gale celebrate after the U.S. won the men's 4x100m freestyle relay swimming final at the National Aquatics Center during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 11, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray


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i mean wouldn't a more meaningful picture for michael phelps be the one in which he ripped a roor? that probably changed his life more than winning gold medals did to be honest

All pic are really good i like it

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