Tuesday, 18 November 2008

AFP Photos Of The Year - Breathtaking

AFP Photos Of The Year - Breathtaking!

Hungry much? ... an Indian devotee of Hindu God Lord Shiva holds a bone in his mouth as he dances as part of a religious procession on the eve of the Hindu festival of Maha Shivratri, at the Loknath area in Allahabad, central India, on March 5, 2008. Hindus mark the Maha Shivratri festival by offering special prayers and fasting to worship Lord Shiva, the Lord of Destruction

Blast off ... USA's TinStix of Dynamite team performs during the Al-Ain International Aerobatics Show at the Gulf emirate's airport 27 January 2008. Karim Sahi

Princess for a day ... a Ghanaian girl brings the trophy after Egypt won the final match between Egypt and Cameroon 1-0 in Accra on February 10, 2008 during the Africa Cup of Nations 2008 football championship Joe Klamar

Take that! ... two youngsters enjoy diving in tomatoes during the "IV Tomatina Colombiana" festival on June 1, 2008, in Sutamarchan, department of Boyaca, Colombia. According to the organisers, 10 tonnes of tomatoes were thrown by the participants. Mauricio Duenas

"Yeah, what he said" ... Sarah Palin addresses the Republican National Convention (RNC) in St Paul, Minnesota, on September 3, 2008. Robyn Beck

Papal wave ... Pope Benedict XVI waves from the window of his plane as he lands in the United States on April 15, 2008. Osservatore Romano

Go team go ... Team Italy scrum before their preliminary round game against Russia at the 2008 IIHF World Championships on May 2, 2008 in Quebec City, Canada. David Boily

Making a splash ... an Indian child does a somersault as he leaps into the waters of The Arabian Sea to beat the afternoon heat in Mumbai on May 21, 2008. Sajjad Hussain

View from the top ... this September 10, 2008 NASA handout image shows a picture of Hurricane Ike downlinked by the crew of the International Space Station, flying 220 statute miles above Earth

Ready for battle ... US Army soldiers carry shotguns as they walk along a corridor separating what they deem to be the most extreme and dangerous detainees held inside the Camp Bucca detention center located near the Kuwait-Iraq border, on May 19, 2008



Space age ... the US space shuttle Endeavour and its service structure sit on launch pad 39-A as the sun rises at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, November 13, 2008. Bruce Weaver

Taking a break ... US soldiers rest on a car during an operation to investigate sectarian violence in a remote village in the restive Diyala Province, northeast of Baghdad, on March 13, 2008. David Furst

Muddy mess ... an Iranian Shiite Muslim woman covered in mud, watches the 'Kharrah Mali' (Rubbing Mud) ritual during the Ashura religious ceremony in the city of Khorramabad on 19 January 2008. Behrouz Mehri

Rat police ... a rat stands on a police hat during a search of explosives drill on September 9, 2008, in Bogota. Mauricio Duenas

Don't let go ... Nepalese policemen detain a Tibetan protester during an anti-Chinese demonstration in front of the consular section of the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu on March 30, 2008. Prakash Mathema

Big speech ... Barack Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention 2008 at the Invesco Field in Denver, Colorado, on August 28, 2008. Stan Honda

Troops ... a US soldier sits in the rear of a Marine Chinook helicopter while flying over Camp Bastion in Helmand province, southwest of Kabul on May 3, 2008. Massoud Hossaini

Smokin' ... an aerial photograph captures a plume of ashes spewed by the Chaiten volcano near the city of Chaiten, 1200 km south of Santiago on May 31, 2008. Alvaro Vidal

Hard day ... a trader looks at the closing numbers on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange October 6, 2008. Timothy A. Clary

Getting dirty ... an Indian boy searches for coins in the polluted waters of the Yamuna River in New Delhi on April 4, 2008. Manan Vatsyayana



Hold 'em back ... an Israeli soldier holds back protestors during a demonstration against the construction of the controversial Israeli separation barrier in the village of Maasarah near the West Bank town of Bethlehem on June 20, 2008. Musa Al-Shaer

Festival feeling ... ultra Orthodox Jews celebrate the festivel of Purim in the conservative Mea Sharim neighbourhood of Jerusalem on March 23, 2008. Marco Longari

Liberated ... clouds roll in over the Statue of LIberty in New York on October 1, 2008. Timothy A. Clary

Delicious fall ... billboards surround the Times Square Electronic Ticker Tape as it displays news about the Federal Reserve announcing a plan to buy massive amounts of short-term debt in a dramatic effort to rebuild the economy on October 7, 2008

Work it ... a model presents an outfit during US designer Michael Kors spring 2009 collection show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on September 10, 2008 in New York. Stan Honda

People watching ... Muslim worshippers pray outside the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City during Lailat al-Qadr on the 27th day of the fasting month of Ramadan late September 26, 2008. Ahmad Gharabli

"Oh my gawd" ... stock traders negotiate in the iBovespa future index pit during the morning session at the Mercantile & Futures Exchange (BM&F), in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on September 29, 2008. Mauricio Lima

Gassed up ... tear gas cannisters fired by Israeli soldiers fall from the sky on Palestinian and Israeli peace activists during a protest against the construction of Israel's controversial security barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah, on June 6, 2008. Abbas Momani

Not welcome ... a French protestor of the human rights group "Reporters Without Borders" is carried away by plainclothes police as China's top Olympic organiser Liu Qi, right, addresses a speech during the lighting ceremony of the flame for Beijing's Olympic Games on March 24, 2008 in Ancient Olympia

Slam dunk ... Delson Heleno (top) flies through the air to land a punch to Brad Blackburn on April 4, 2008 during their International Fighting League match at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Don Emmert


Fire fight ... a firefighter departs while inhabitants of a Florida neighborhood walk amid the ruins of at least 130 homes that were destoryed by fire in Cali, Colombia, 14 January, 2008. Carlos Julio Martinez

"I'll be here all week" ... Barack Obama and his family arrive on stage for his election night victory rally at Grant Park on November 4, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. Emmanuel Dunand

Leader ... Cuba's former president Fidel Castro is seen in Havana during a meeting with Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, and and new Cuban President Raul Castro, right, June 18, 2008. Estudios Revolucion

Celebrations ... Egypt's national football palyers celebrate with their trophy after winning the 2008 African Cup of Nations at the Accra stadium in Accra, Ghana. Egypt won 1-0. Gianluigi Guercia

Tough ride ... a car crashes into several cyclists participating in a race in the city of Matamoros, northern Mexico on June 1, 2008. One person was killed and 14 injured when a drunk driver collided with the groups of cyclists

Peek-a-boo ... Barack Obama arrives at a rally at the Crown Center Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina, October 19, 2008. Emmanuel Dunand

Reflections ... an Iraqi woman is reflected on the glass of a framed picture of revered Shiite Imam al-Hussein in the shrine city of Karbala, central Iraq, 13 January 2008

Real or fake? ... an Israeli soldier runs past a wall mural of a young Palestinian girl frisking an Isareli soldier during clashes in the Azza Refugee Camp in Bethlehem on March 4, 2008

Lots of voices ... Palestinians shout slogans as they demonstrate in the bordertown of Rafah between Egypt and the Gaza Strip on April 25, 2008


1 comment:

mariana vasconcellos said...

It would be nice to have all the proper credits on the photos.