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December 30, 2008
Feature pictures from 2008
As part of our three-day look back at some of best pictures of year, today we look at feature pictures from around the world in 2008. (26 images)

In this July 11, 2008 photo, two Chinese girls peek underneath a billboard covering a construction site in Beijing. AP / Oded Balilty

In this Feb. 6, 2008 photo, Indian children peek out of a tent at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers during the annual traditional fair of Magh Mela in Allahabad, India. AP / Rajesh Kumar Singh

In this Feb. 9, 2008 photo, Palestinian youths and children play during sunset in the West Bank city of Ramallah. AP / Muhammed Muheisen

In this April 30, 2008 photo, a young Iraqi boy poses for a photo after graduating from kindergarten in Baghdad, Iraq. AP / Hadi Mizban

In this March 13, 2008 photo, Iraqi children raise their hands as they attend a lesson at an elementary school in Al-Shmya, 120 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq. AP / Alaa Al- Marjani

In this July 24, 2008 photo, South Korean elementary school students shout the word "mother" as they lay in the water during an exercise at a marine boot camp for students on Daebu Island, in Ansan, South Korea. Some 70 students took part in the three-day camp as a way to mentally and physically strengthen themselves. AP / Ahn Young-joon

In this Jan. 30, 2008 photo, a hand of a visitor at the Singapore Underwater World is seen reflected inside a fish tank, in Singapore. AP / Wong Maye-E

In this July 17, 2008 photo, Tracy Roberts, 33, of Rockville, Md. has her toes nibbled on by a type of carp called garra rufa, or doctor fish, during a fish pedicure treatment at Yvonne Hair and Nails salon in Alexandria, Va. AP / Jacquelyn Martin

In this Feb. 29, 2008 photo, a veterinarian holds a baby Brotogeris Jugularis, a parrot known as "bronceado", at a temporary shelter in Bogota. AP / William Fernando Martinez

In this May 24, 2008 photo, Belarusian Tatiana Litvinchuk holds her cat at an international cat exhibition in Minsk, Belarus. AP / Sergei Grits

In this April 30, 2008 photo, a man sleeps alongside street dogs in Patna, India. AP / Prashant Ravi

In this March 6, 2008 photo, Mitch Seavey, 2004 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race champion from Sterling, Alaska, drives his team along the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race trail between Ophir and the half way checkpoint of Cripple, Alaska. AP / Al Grillo

In this Dec. 1, 2008 photo, a crescent moon is seen as a plane flies over downtown Los Angeles. AP / Damian Dovarganes

In this Feb. 29, 2008 photo, an Aurora Borealis spins above the Talkeetna Range and a hay field on Farm Loop Road near Palmer, Alaska. AP / Bob Martinson

In this Jan. 30, 2008 photo, rush hour traffic is seen on the Bay Bridge as the sun sets in San Francisco. AP / Marcio Jose Sanchez

In this June 14, 2008 photo, Aboriginal village members of the Tao tribe hoist a new fishing boat into the air during a traditional launching ceremony on Orchid Island, Taiwan. For decades the Tao aborigines of Taiwan's Orchid Island have used colorful canoe-like boats to net flying fish in the warm waters of the Pacific. AP / Wally Santana

In this June 15, 2008 photo, Pakistani people watch as an acrobat rides his motorcycle around a circular track during the memorial of Muslim saint Syed Lal Shah next to his shrine in Muree, about 60 kilometers north of Islamabad, Pakistan. Hundred of pilgrims gather during six days every year to pay respect at the tomb of Syed Lal Shah. AP / Emilio Morenatti

In this Aug. 27, 2008 photo, a reveler throws tomato pulp at another during the annual food fight, the Tomatina, in the small Spanish town of Bunol, Spain. AP / Fernando Bustamante

In this July 18, 2008 photo, Lauren McGraw, 16, of Chandler, Ariz., sinks into a mud pit as she runs the obstacle course at the annual Mighty Mud Mania at Chaparral Park in Scottsdale, Ariz. AP / Ross D. Franklin

In this Feb. 17, 2008 photo, a Laotian mahout gives his elephant a bath in a small river at the second annual elephant festival in Paklay, Laos. AP / David Longstreath

In this June 10, 2008 photo, a man carries the coffin of a victim of the 1981 massacre of 79 people by the Guatemalan Army for a mass burial in Cocop, Guatemala. AP / Rodrigo Abd

In this March 20, 2008 photo, women wait for the arrival of a Holy Week procession at a church in Zunil, Guatemala. AP / Rodrigo Abd

In this march 19, 2008 file photo, penitents of the 'Stmo. Cristo de las Injurias' light their candles before a Holy Week procession in Zamora, northern Spain. AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza

In this May 5, 2008, photo, Britain's Prince Harry, second left, arrives for a thanksgiving service at the Army Garrison Church in Windsor, England, after receiving a campaign medal for serving in Afghanistan. The 23-year-old Prince, known as Lieutenant Wales, is among around 160 members of the Household Cavalry who served in Afghanistan this winter to receive the decoration. AP / Matt Dunham

In this Oct. 14, 2008 photo, Colin Powell, center, dances onstage with Nigerian hip-hop artist Olu Maintain at the Africa Rising Festival at the Royal Albert Hall. AP / Joel Ryan

In this June 25, 2008 photo, Brazil's soccer legend Pele attends the opening of an exhibit about his life called "King's Marks" in Brasilia. The exhibit marks the 50th anniversary of Brazil's World Cup win in 1958. AP / Eraldo Peres

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