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  1. Germany ... polar bear cub Knut plays during his first outing in the Berlin Zoo. Reuters year in pictures Part 2.
  2. Italy ... Japan's Kazuhiro Koshi crosses the finish line during the men's skeleton world cup tour in Cesana Pariol, northern Italy.
  3. Autonomous province of Kosovo ... a Kosovo Albanian protester flees after UN police fired tear gas during clashes in Pristina.
  4. Colombia ... charcoal seller Carlos Vasquez rests in the Caribbean city of Cartagena.
  5. 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.
  6. India ... a boy plays in the waves of the Arabian sea at a beach in Mumbai.
  7. Taiwan ... a crocodile at a zoo in the southern city of Kaohsiung holds the forearm of a zoo veterinarian in its teeth.
  8. Australia ... the moon is visible during a total lunar eclipse above one of the sails of the Sydney Opera House.
  9. Netherlands ... children play near a 2.5m Lego man that was fished out of the sea in the Dutch resort of Zandvoort.
  10. China ... a man walks on the handrail of a staircase at a flooded street in southwest China's Chongqing municipality.
  11. Austria ... Germany's Tino Edelmann soars through the air during the Nordic combined World Cup event in Seefeld.
  12. Malaysia ... toothless kangal, or "doctor" fish, nibble the dead skin of a customer's feet at Malaysia's first fish spa in Kuala Lumpur
  13. China ... a child gets a haircut on a street in Nanjing, in eastern China's Jiangsu province.
  14. Russia ... a soft toy lies amid flowers in the burned-out school gym in Beslan, on the anniversary of the 2004 hostage crisis.
  15. Netherlands ... Anak, a 31-year-old Orang Utan, holds her five-day-old baby Apie in her arms in Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen.
  16. United Kingdom ... workers clean the clock face of Big Ben above the Houses of Parliament in London.
  17. 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.
  18. Japan ... a boy watches the beetle sumo competition of the IWBC (Insect World Battle Championships) in a miniature ring in Tokyo.
  19. Indonesia ... the Anak Krakatau volcano spews smoke and lava in the Sunda strait.
  20. Iraq ... male and female pilgrims are separated by a barrier at the Imam Hussein shrine in the holy city of Kerbala.
  21. United Kingdom ... steam rises from a power station behind the Royd Moor Wind Farm in Penistone in northern England.
  22. China ... a winter swimmer dives into a river in Heihe, northeast China's Heilongjiang province.
  23. USA ... a dog tag ID is wedged between panels of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.
  24. Greece ... a firefighter watches a firefighting airplane unload water during a forest fire raging out of control near the village of Karytena.
  25. 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).
  26. East Timor ... a voter shows his ink-stained finger after casting the ballot in Dili.
  27. Baluchistan province ... villagers surrounded by flood water near Shahdad Kot.
  28. Greece ... a dead bird lies on the dry lake Koronia, 550km north of Athens.
  29. 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.