Tuesday, December 04, 2007

RNPS Pictures Of The Year 2007

Villagers wave from their settlement as they are seen surrounded by flood water near Shahdad Kot July 3, 2007. Thousands of people in three districts of the usually desert-like Baluchistan province remained cut off, a week after a cyclone brought rains and severe flooding to the region.

An aerial view shows houses flooded with mud in Sidoarjo, in Indonesia's East Java province on April 14, 2007. Toll roads, railway tracks and factories have been submerged and 15,000 people displaced since May when the mud began flowing out of a "mud volcano" following an oil-drilling accident in Sidoarjo, an industrial suburb near provincial capital Surabaya. White smoke is seen rising from the site of the drilling accident.

Workers clean the clock face of Big Ben above the Houses of Parliament, London August 11, 2007. The cleaning is part of a period of cleaning and maintenance.

Men jump in an attempt to grab a wooden cross into the icy water of a lake on Epiphany Day in Bulgarian capital Sofia January 6, 2007.

A boy watches beetle sumo competition of the IWBC (Insect World Battle Championships) in a miniature ring in Tokyo August 26, 2007.

A Kyrgyz Taigan dog chases a wolf during a hunting festival near the village of Bokonbayevo, some 300 km (186 miles) east from the capital Bishkek, August 24, 2007. More then 20 hunters with dogs and eagles took part in the national festival.

Helen Mirren poses with her Oscar for Best Actress for her work in "The Queen" backstage at the 79th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 25, 2007.

Polar bear cub Knut plays with a blanket during the bear's first presentation in Berlin zoo March 23, 2007. Knut, born on December 5, 2006, had to be hand fed every four hours by Doerflein after its mother Tosca refused the baby.

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