Reuters Year In Pictures Part 2
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- Germany ... polar bear cub Knut plays during his first outing in the Berlin Zoo. Reuters year in pictures Part 2.
- Italy ... Japan's Kazuhiro Koshi crosses the finish line during the men's skeleton world cup tour in Cesana Pariol, northern Italy.
- Autonomous province of Kosovo ... a Kosovo Albanian protester flees after UN police fired tear gas during clashes in Pristina.
- Colombia ... charcoal seller Carlos Vasquez rests in the Caribbean city of Cartagena.
- Sri Lanka ... an elephant destroys a minibus after throwing its rider and going on a rampage during Sri Lanka's sixth annual elephant polo tournament.
- India ... a boy plays in the waves of the Arabian sea at a beach in Mumbai.
- Taiwan ... a crocodile at a zoo in the southern city of Kaohsiung holds the forearm of a zoo veterinarian in its teeth.
- Australia ... the moon is visible during a total lunar eclipse above one of the sails of the Sydney Opera House.
- Netherlands ... children play near a 2.5m Lego man that was fished out of the sea in the Dutch resort of Zandvoort.
- China ... a man walks on the handrail of a staircase at a flooded street in southwest China's Chongqing municipality.
- Austria ... Germany's Tino Edelmann soars through the air during the Nordic combined World Cup event in Seefeld.
- Malaysia ... toothless kangal, or "doctor" fish, nibble the dead skin of a customer's feet at Malaysia's first fish spa in Kuala Lumpur
- China ... a child gets a haircut on a street in Nanjing, in eastern China's Jiangsu province.
- Russia ... a soft toy lies amid flowers in the burned-out school gym in Beslan, on the anniversary of the 2004 hostage crisis.
- Netherlands ... Anak, a 31-year-old Orang Utan, holds her five-day-old baby Apie in her arms in Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen.
- United Kingdom ... workers clean the clock face of Big Ben above the Houses of Parliament in London.
- Malaysia ... Diana Hadi, a staff member at the Tiara Beach Resort, in a swimming pool with 20,000 apples in an attempt to set the national record for the most number of apples used in spa therapy.
- Japan ... a boy watches the beetle sumo competition of the IWBC (Insect World Battle Championships) in a miniature ring in Tokyo.
- Indonesia ... the Anak Krakatau volcano spews smoke and lava in the Sunda strait.
- Iraq ... male and female pilgrims are separated by a barrier at the Imam Hussein shrine in the holy city of Kerbala.
- United Kingdom ... steam rises from a power station behind the Royd Moor Wind Farm in Penistone in northern England.
- China ... a winter swimmer dives into a river in Heihe, northeast China's Heilongjiang province.
- USA ... a dog tag ID is wedged between panels of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.
- Greece ... a firefighter watches a firefighting airplane unload water during a forest fire raging out of control near the village of Karytena.
- China ... the world's tallest living man, Bao Xishun, a 2.36m (7 feet, 9 inches) tall herdsman meets He Pingping, who measures just a 0.73m (2 feet, 5 inches).
- East Timor ... a voter shows his ink-stained finger after casting the ballot in Dili.
- Baluchistan province ... villagers surrounded by flood water near Shahdad Kot.
- Greece ... a dead bird lies on the dry lake Koronia, 550km north of Athens.
- Brazil ... carnival revellers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school parade during the second night of competition between the schools in Rio de Janeiro. Roelof.