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News photos from 2005

A friend e-mailed me a slideshow of 2005 news photos from MSNBC. Some were quite spectacular. I Googled for and found the original and larger slideshow on the MSNBC website. For your viewing pleasure, here are thumbnails to what I thought, in order, were the fifteen best (I'm sure if I went through them again, I'd pick a few different ones and put them in different order). Click on the thumbnail to see a larger (16-103K) version.

The body of a child lies half-buried at a school on the outskirts of Balakot, Pakistan, on Oct 14Young victim of the Pakistan quakeAn angry Jewish boy looks out from a synagogue as Israeli police and soldiers storm the Neve Dekalim settlement in the Gaza Strip Aug 18
Gaza settler's defiance
France's Bruno Saby drives his Volkswagen Touareg along the edge of Dakar's Lake Rose during the last of stages of the 27th Dakar Rally Jan 16
Last stage of the Dakar rally
Buddhist monks chat at Pongour Falls in Dalat, Vietnam, on Oct 9. The 100-feet falls, also known as Paradise or the Seven-Layer Falls, draw pilgrims and tourists from far and wide.
Monks chant in Dalat, Vietnam
The body of an inmate lies at a local morgue after a prison battle between rival gangs in Escuintla, Guatemala, on Aug 16
Guatemala gang violence
A red barn along McClain Flats Road near Aspen, Colo, is surrounded by snow Nov 14 after a overnight storm
Red and white and brrr all over
Ox-eyed daisies are refracted through raindrops on the petals of a daisy in Mountain Iron, Minn, on June 14
Floral refraction
A visitor jumps from one pillar to another on part of the Holocaust memorial in Berlin, Germany, on May 16Berlin Holocaust memorial opensA blind puppy named Guido frolics through his first snow Nov 26 in Vail Village, Colo, in the first of a series of snowstorms to pass through the area
A new dog, old trick
An Iranian woman walks through the snow during a cold winter night at Azadi (Freedom) Square west of Tehran on Feb 7
Wintry walk
NASA science officer John Phillips took this shot of the moon above the eye of Hurricane Emily from the International Space Station on July 17 as the storm churned in the Caribbean Sea east of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula
Mooning over Emily
Yachts race on Lake Balaton in central Hungary on Sept 13 during the 2005 Practical Flying Dutchman World Championship
Smooth sailing
A giant wave crashes over the sea wall at Kalk Bay near Cape Town, South Africa, Aug 27. The wave washed the two people off the wall. Both were rescued. Storms drove the waves that day to height of about 30 feet.
Crushing crest
A Russian air force demonstration team paints patterns in the sky with its MiG-29 fighters July 30 during an air show in Monino, Russia, about 40 kilometers from Moscow. The show commemorated the 60th anniversary of victory in World War II.
Blast for the past
A person walks down a neighborhood street in torrential rain in Lake Charles, La, on Sept 24
The reign of Rita

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