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December 28, 2008
News pictures from 2008
For the next three days, as 2008 comes to a close, The Frame will look back at some of best pictures of the year from the wire services. Today we look at news pictures from some of the top stories of the year. From the economic meltdown to the five-day, Russia-Georgia war, photographers around the globe continued to tell complelling visual stories. (30 images)

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In this Oct. 6, 2008 photograph Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Chief Executive Richard S. Fuld Jr., wearing tie, is heckled by protesters as he leaves Capitol Hill in Washington after testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. AP / Susan Walsh


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In this Aug. 21, 2008 photograph, traders work in the options pit at the New York Mercantile Exchange. AP / Richard Drew



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In this July 10, 2008 photograph, high gas prices are posted at a Shell gas station in San Mateo, Calif. AP / Paul Sakuma



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In this Sept. 25, 2008 photograph, Dara Blumenthal, of Brooklyn, holds up a sign during a rally against Wall Street bailout in front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. AP / Mary Altaffer



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In this Sept. 29, 2008 photograph, members of the House Democratic Leadership, from left, House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Caucus Chair Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill. and House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C. meet reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 29, 2008. AP / Lawrence Jackson



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In this Sept. 24, 2008 photograph, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is seated at the witness table on Capitol Hill in Washington as he testifies before the Joint Economic Committee. AP / Charles Dharapak



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In this March 10, 2008 photograph, New York State Gov. Eliot Spitzer makes a statement to reporters during a news conference in New York where he apologized to his family and the public after a report that he was involved in a prostitution ring. Spitzer announced Wednesday, March 12, 2008, that he would resign effective March 17, completing a stunning fall from power after he was nationally disgraced by links to a high-priced prostitution ring. AP / Mary Altaffer



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In this June 2, 2008 photograph, Nancy Dockstader, left, a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, embraces her daughter Amy, 9, after they were reunited at the Baptist Children's Home Ministries Youth Camp near Lulling, Texas. AP / Eric Gay



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In this Sept. 15, 2008 photograph, Ships wait to enter the Houston Ship Channel in Galveston, Texas. AP / David J. Phillip



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In this Sept. 13, 2008 photograph, boats and debris are piled up in Galveston, Texas after Hurricane Ike hit the area. AP / David J. Phillip



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O.J. Simpson speaks during his sentencing hearing at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, Friday, Dec. 5, 2008. Sitting right to Simpson is his lawyer Yale Galanter. Simpson was sentenced Friday to at least 15 years in prison for a hotel armed robbery after a judge rejected his apology and said, "It was much more than stupidity." AP / Isaac Brekken



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In this Jan. 21, 2008 photograph, law enforcement officers push members of the New Black Panthers party on the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday near the LaSalle Parish Courthouse in Jena, La. AP / Matt Slocum



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In this July 9, 2008 photograph, customers walk on the glass staircase in New York's Apple store. AP / Ed Ou



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Mary McHugh mourns her slain fiance Sgt. James Regan at "Section 60" of the Arlington National Cemetery May 27, 2007. On March 24, 2008, four soldiers were killed when their patrol vehicle was blown up by a bomb in Baghdad, this takes the US military personnel death toll in Iraq passed 4000. Getty Images / John Moore



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An Iraqi Army soldier uses a flashlight to signal cars to turn off their headlights as a sandstorm envelops central Baghdad, Iraq on Sunday, April 27, 2008. Militants fired a salvo of rockets or mortars at the heavily guarded Green Zone on Sunday, apparently were taking advantage of a sandstorm that blanketed the Iraqi capital Sunday and grounded U.S. helicopters and drones that normally track their activities. AP / Khalid Mohammed



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In this Feb. 4, 2008 photograph, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. William Lambert, 30, from Plainview, Ark. shares his rations with an Iraqi boy in Beijia village in Arab Jabour, south of Baghdad, Iraq. AP / Maya Alleruzzo



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In this Jan. 23, 2008 photograph, an Iraqi woman gestures as she reacts to her plight after waiting in a queue to buy petrol for three days, with others to fill up her containers with petrol for heating, in the center of Baghdad, Iraq. AP / Khalid Mohammed



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In this Sept. 12, 2008 photograph, a Palestinian man crawls from a sewage pipe as he tries to avoid detection by Israeli troops on his way to the Al Aqsa Mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, as he crosses from the West Bank on the outskirts of Jerusalem. AP / Dan Balilty



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In this April 17, 2008 photograph, Habiba, who has completed three years of a 10-year prison sentence for murder, holds her daughter Nazanin who was born in jail three years ago but still cannot walk, as they rest in their bunk bed inside Pul-e Charkhi prison in Kabul, Afghanistan. There are 226 young children in Afghanistan's prisons, including many who were born there. They have committed no crime, but they live among the country's 304 incarcerated women. AP / David Guttenfelder



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In this Dec. 4, 2008 photograph, an Israeli police officer drags two Jewish settlers during the evacuation of a disputed house in the West Bank city of Hebron. AP / Sebastian Scheiner



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In this May 26, 2008 photograph, Chinese rescue workers line up in the city of Yingxiu in China's Sichuan province while searching for victims of the devastating earthquake. AP / David Guttenfelder



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In this Nov. 6, 2008 photograph, Protegee, carrying her sibling on her back, cries as she looks for her parents through the village of Kiwanja, 90 kms north of Goma, eastern Congo. AP / Jerome Delay



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In this Aug. 9, 2008 photograph, a wounded Georgian woman lies in front of an apartment building, damaged by a Russian airstrike, in the northern Georgian town of Gori. AP / George Abdaladze



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In this Nov. 7, 2008 photograph, Fireman Nathaniel Lasseur carries a child who was rescued from under the rubble of a school that collapsed in Petionville, Haiti. AP / Ramon Espinosa



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In this Nov. 26, 2008 photograph, a gunman identified by police as Ajmal Qasab walks at the Chatrapathi Sivaji Terminal railway station in Mumbai, India. AP / Mumbai Mirror / Sebastian D'souza



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In this Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, photograph, A resident takes cover for possible return fire as National Security Guard commandoes fire at suspected militants holed up at Nariman House in Colaba, Mumbai. AP / Saurabh Das



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In this Sept. 15, 2008 filep photo, villagers use their sarongs to catch offerings thrown by Hindu worshippers during Kasada festival at Mount Bromo, East Java, Indonesia. AP / Dita Alangkara



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In this Feb. 19, 2008 photograph, an election worker takes a break next to sealed bags containing ballots at the civil court in Lahore, Pakista. AP / Dita Alangkara



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In this March 9, 2008 photograph, a Pakistani lawyer runs away from tear gas fired by police officers outside the residence of the country's deposed chief justice Iftikhar Mahmood Chaudhry during a protest in Islamabad, Pakistan. AP / Emilio Morenatti



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In this Nov. 2, 2008 photograph, a Pakistani girl holds a copy of the Koran or holy book, found under the debris of her house destroyed by an earthquake in Ziarat, about 130 kilometers, 81 miles, south of Quetta, Pakistan. AP / Emilio Morenatti



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