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2008: The Year in Photos

NYC's Museum of American Finance Open Windows on Wall Street's Past
NYC's Museum Of American Finance Opens Window On Wall St's Past
A visitor to the Museum of American Finance looks at U.S. currency October 7, 2008 on Wall St. in New York City. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and located in the former headquarters of the Bank of New York, the museum serves as a financial education center. Exhibitions include a history of U.S. currency, ticker tape from the 'Great Crash" of October 29, 1929 and a section of the 1858 Trans-Atlantic cable. (Getty Images)more pics »
Iceland Facing Financial Meltdown
Iceland Facing Financial Meltdown
A general view of Reykjavik as Icelanders face the possibility of the island's economy running into bankruptcy on October 8, 2008 in Reykavik, Iceland. Iceland is the single country most exposed to the global credit crisis, as it has banking debts many times larger than its economy. (Getty Images)more pics »

ISU Speed Skating International Season Opening
ISU Speed Skating International Season Opening
Members of the Dutch team in action during practise for the Inzell Speed Skating International Season Opening at Eisstadion Inzell on October 10, 2008 in Inzell, Germany. (Getty Images)more pics »
New Bird Flu Case in Saxony
New Bird Flu Case In Saxony
A barrier tape that reads 'Prohited Area' is seen nearby a poultry farm October 10, 2008 in Markersdorf near Goerlitz, in eastern Germany. Officials announced that a duck has been diagnosed with the bird flu virus, also known as H5N1, and are culling all 1,400 birds at the farm as a precaution. (Getty Images)more pics »

Riots in Northern Israel on Yom Kippur
Riots In Northern Israel On Yom Kippur
(ISRAEL OUT) Israeli riot police patrol the streets October 9, 2008 in Acre, Israel. According to reports, riots broke out between Jewish and Arab residents on Yom Kippur after an Arab man was attacked while driving through the predominantly Jewish city. Jews observing Yom Kippur fast, pray and abstain from most actitivities during the Day of Atonement. (Getty Images)more pics »
Government Bails Out U.K. Banks
Government Bails Out UK Banks
A grim reaper figure holds a globe pierced by the scythe of capitalism in front of the Bank of England during a protest on October 13, 2008 in London. The UK Government has announced a £37 billion bail out of three retail banks. (Getty Images)more pics »

Katy Perry Plays Melbourne
Katy Perry Plays Melbourne
Singer Katy Perry performs on stage at the Prince of Wales on October 13, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia. (Getty Images)more pics »
Pumpkin Mania
Pumpkin Mania
A little boy choses among pumpkins for Halloween at the Spargelhof Klaistow farm on October 12, 2008 in Klaistow, Germany. Sparghelhof Klaistow, which has a family fun park built to the theme of pumpkins, grows 400 different kinds of pumpkins. (Getty Images)more pics »

Motobike Beach Race
Motobike Beach Race
A motorcyclist struggles as he trys to get over the first jump as he takes part in the 26th annual solo motorcycle Enduro beach race along Weston beach front on October 12 2008 in Weston-super-Mare, England. The three-hour long race watched by tens of thousand of people attracts riders from across the globe and is the biggest event of its kind in the UK. (Getty Images)more pics »
Space Tourist Richard Garriott Takes off From Kazakhstan
Space Tourist Richard Garriott Takes Off From Kazakhstan
In this handout provided by NASA, the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft takes off from Baikonur Cosmodrome on October 12, 2008 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The launch carries Expedition 18 Commander Michael Fincke, Flight Engineer Yury V. Lonchakov and 'Space Tourist' Richard Garriott to the International Space Station. The three crew members will dock their Soyuz to the International Space Station on October 14, 2008. Fincke and Lonchakov will spend six months on the station, while Garriott will return to Earth on October 24, 2008 with two of the Expedition 17 crew members currently on the International Space Station. (Getty Images)more pics »

Dr. Jane Goodall Speaks at Taronga Zoo
Dr Jane Goodall Speaks At Taronga Zoo
Chimpanzees play in their habitat after Dr Jane Goodall spoke at Taronga Zoo on October 11, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. Goodall, the world renowned primatologist, has acknowledged the breeding and work research carried out by the Chimpanzee Group at Taronga Zoo over recent years. (Getty Images)more pics »
Kashmiri Shuts Down in Protest
Kashmiri Shuts Down In Protest
A Kashmiri woman stands outside her home during curfew, October 11, 2008 in Srinagar, Kashmir. Shops and schools were shut to in a civil demonstration to protest a visit by the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who was in the region to inaugurate it's first train line. Yesterday, police killed two people as thousands of Muslims protested Singh's arrival. In the past few months the region's summer captiol has witnessed the biggest pro-independence demonstrations since the separatist insurgency erupted in 1989. The protests have triggered a heavy crackdown by Indian security forces including many strict curfews and with that tourist numbers have dropped significantly. Continous disturbances have brought down hotel occupancy from 100 percent in May 2008 to almost zero in September 2008," according to government statements.. (Getty Images)more pics »

Autumn Deer Rut Begins in Richmond Park
The Autumn Deer Rut Begins In Richmond Park
A red stag stands in the early morning fog in Richmond Park on October 11, 2008 in London, England. Autumn sees the start of the 'Rutting' season where the large red deer stags can be heard roaring and barking in an attempt to attract females known as bucks. The larger males can also be seen clashing antlers with rival males. (Getty Images)more pics »
Kiwis Team Photo
Kiwis Team Photo
The New Zealand Kiwis pose for their team photo during the New Zealand Kiwis team photo session at the Formosa Country Club on October 14, 2008 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Getty Images)more pics »

Touring the Petra Desert
Touring the Petra Desert
An ancient temple cut into the sandstone is lit up by candles in Petra on October 12, 2008 in Petra, Jordan. The sandstone in the region has given rise to unique rock formations, rising from the desert, forming deep canyons and fissures. Tourists from all around the world flock to the ancient city of Petra, built during the fifth and sixth centuries BC, Petra is the ruined capital of the Nabatean Arabs. Its immense façades were lost for almost 1000 years until they were rediscovered by the Swiss traveller Johan Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812. Luxury tourism in the region is booming and set to continue with rumours of budget carriers such as Easyjet set to make nearby Aqaba a future destination. (Getty Images)more pics »
Obama Street Art Surfaces in NYC Ahead of Election
Obama Street Art Surfaces In NYC Ahead Of The Election
A mural of Barack Obama decorates a wall October 9, 2008 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. Since the start of the U.S presidential election campaign, graffiti and street art of Senator Barack Obama has spread throughout New York City and has been recently bolstered by the work of well-known artists such as Shepard Fairey, David Choe and Chico. If elected in November, Obama would make history as the first African-American president. (Getty Images)more pics »

Santa Ana Winds Aggravate Wildfire North of Los Angeles
Santa Ana Winds Aggravate Wildfire North Of Los Angeles
A firefighter pulls hose near a burned out pickup truck and a structure that burned in the Merek fire on October 13, 2008 near the Los Angeles area community of San Fernando, California. The Merek fire is being fuel by erratic winds that have been gusting to 75-miles-per-hour along the fireline in first Santa Ana Wind event of the season. Structures and vehicles are burning as flames hop-scotches along the interface of the wildlands of the Angeles National Forest and urban areas. About 1,000 firefighters are on the firelines. One fatality has been reported so far. (Getty Images)more pics »
Beach Bunny Swimwear
Beach Bunny Swimwear - MBFW Spring 09 - Backstage
A general view of the atmosphere backstage before the Beach Bunny Swimwear Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week held at Smashbox Studios on October 13, 2008 in Culver City, California. (Getty Images)more pics »

Nashville Predators v Chicago Blackhawks
Nashville Predators v Chicago Blackhawks
Kevin Klein #8 of the Nashville Predators scores on goaltender Cristobal Huet #38 of the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period at the United Center on October 13, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kevin Klein; Cristobal Huet (Getty Images)more pics »
Markets Revive as U.S., Europeans Shore Up Banks
Markets Revive As US, Europeans Shore Up Banks
People rotest outside of the New York Stock Exchange October 13, 2008 in New York City. Following a rise in global markets, the Dow was up over 300 points in morning trading. (Getty Images)more pics »


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