Template:News in pictures/Archive/2007

December 2007Edit

The main title of TWTC Nangang - It's written as "Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center"
Credit: Rico Shen
Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall, twice larger than the current Taipei World Trade Center, built for solutions on trade shows, was finally completed on December 24.  » Full story


David Shankbone and Shimon Peres
Credit: David Shankbone
David Shankbone meets President Shimon Peres of Israel for an interview. Peres, the genesis of the Oslo Peace Accords, one of the founders of the Israeli state, and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, spoke with Shankbone for an hour.


Jump5 poses before the concert, at a special VIP meet-and-greet.
Credit: Jeb Wilson of Nashville Photography Group
After nine years of touring and recording, Christian pop group JUMP5 performed their last show in Nashville, Tennessee, Sunday. Playing at Rocketown in downtown Nashville, the performance reunited the group of four with Libby Hodges, who left the group in 2004.  » Full story


British Rail Class 43 number 43067
Credit: Adambro.
Grand Central Railway have today launched a new train service between London King's Cross and Sunderland in the north east of England.  » Full story


Overall Champions and Taiwan Champions of 2007 ING Taipei Marathon
Credit: Rico Shen.
2007 ING Taipei Marathon raced on December 16 with its new scale, Hillary Bett (center-right) and Tabitha Tsatsa (center-left) respectively won the Men's and Women's Champions, but Yu-fang Hsu (left) and Wen-Chien Wu (right) respectively broke Taiwan records of this marathon race.  » Full story


A Mosaic of "Taiwan"
Credit: Rico Shen.
With its scale larger than past years, 2007 Taipei International Travel Fair started with support by governmental people from several countries.  » Full story


Don't try this at home! A dangerous overclocking experiment
Credit: Rico Shen.
At the Intel Taiwan Overclocking Live Test, Wikinews spoke to an expert from Singapore about overclocking, which is the process of running hardware at faster clock rates than normal.  » Full story


Al Sharpton.
Credit: David Shankbone.
Wikinews' David Shankbone sits down with Al Sharpton at the National Action Network's headquarters in Harlem.  » Full story


Bali Conference.
Credit: openDemocracy.
Representatives of more than 180 nations gathered on the Indonesian island of Bali today to kick off a United Nations-sponsored conference on global climate change.


November 2007Edit

Crowd protests on November 28, 2007.
Credit: Gabriel Pollard.
About 200 Christchurch residents formed together yesterday and marched against the Electoral Finance Bill.  » Full story


Students protest on November 26, 2007.
Credit: Shimgray
Students protest against Nick Griffin and David Irving appearing at an Oxford debate on free speech.  » Full story


Marco De Gasperi and Andrea Mayr, winners of the 2007 Taipei 101 Run Up.

Credit: Rico Shen
Two European runners take the top honours at the 2007 Taipei 101 Run Up: Marco De Gasperi, from Italy, and Andrea Mayr, from Austria, win the men's and women's runs, respectively.
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Tiffany Vise & Derek Trent at the 2006 Skate Canada International.

Credit: Caroline Paré
On November 17, 2007, at the 2007 Trophée Eric Bompard competition in Paris, American pair skaters Tiffany Vise and Derek Trent became the first pair skaters in the world to land a throw quadruple salchow jump.
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Gare du Nord in Paris

Credit: Flickr user Gideon
A near empty Gare du Nord in Paris as the strike continued on November 18, 2007.
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Tropical Cyclone Sidr

Credit: NASA
Millions of people were evacuated over the previous 48 hours as Category 5, Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Sidr prepared to smash into Bangladesh's shoreline with top winds reaching 240 k/h (149 miles per hour).
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Bill Maher and Ingrid Newkirk

Credit: David Shankbone
Bill Maher poses with Ingrid Newkirk, founder and President of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. A film about Newkirk's life, I Am an Animal, premieres on HBO November 19.

Remembrance Poppies

Credit: Fir0002
Remembrance Poppies on a World War Memorial in Canberra, Australia.
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Credit: Finnish National Bureau of Investigation (KRP)
Finland is considering toughening gun legislation in light of this week's Jokela school shooting.
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Colbert at Borders Book Store

Credit: David Shankbone
Stephen Colbert officially withdraws Presidential bid; Obama supporters pressured South Carolina Democrats; Protester disrupts Colbert book signing.
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Paula Radcliffe at the 2007 New York marathon

Credit: Ed Costello
World record holder Paula Radcliffe in her comeback after two years has won the New York City marathon.
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Credit: Rico Shen
The Xbox360 will go high-definition, as a Wikinews reporter witnessed in a press conference in Taiwan.
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October 2007Edit

The Argentinian President with his wife and Presidential candidate Cristina Kirchner

Credit: Presidencia de la Nación Argentina
First Lady and Presidential candidate Cristina Kirchner celebrates the electoral result with her husband.
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War veterans of the Iraq war protest the war on October 27, 2007.

Credit: Rageross
During Iraq War protests in cities across the United States, some veterans of the war took time to protest the U.S. occupation.

Credit: Ben Schumin
Sesame Workshop press representatives have confirmed with Wikinews that rumors of Britney Spears appearing on Sesame Street were false and the show was "not in production until Feb. 2008".
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Trevi fountain colours red

Credit: Diego
Tourists got an extra treat as the famous Trevi fountain turned red after someone threw in a bucket of red paint to protest the budget allocated to a filmfestival in Rome.
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Boeing B-52

Credit: David Shankbone
Christopher Hitchens called him a "Bin Ladenist" and Cathy Young said he blames the victims of 9/11's terrorism, but author John Reed's quest for spirituality and sense in modern America keeps moving forward. A Wikinews interview with the controversial novelist.
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Doris Lessing (2006)

Credit: Elke Wetzig
British author Doris Lessing, 87, was named winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany on Thursday.
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Kimi Räikkönen driving for Ferrari at the 2007 Belgian Grand Prix

Credit: Thom May
Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen won the FIA Formula-1 2007 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix on the Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China on October 7.
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September 2007Edit

A British Airways Boeing 737-400 over London Heathrow

Credit: Arpingstone
A 15 year old Russian teenager has flown 1,300 kilometres in the wheel well of a Boeing 737 and survived the event. Andrey Scherbakov spent two hours in the wheel well of the air plane at the extreme temperature of -50° Celsius.
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Monks protesting in Myanmar, September 24, 2007

Credit: racoles
Myanmar police have beaten up to 700 protesters with batons, according to witnesses. The crowd was gathered near a pagoda in Rangoon, and included students and Buddhist monks.
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at Columbia University.

Credit: David Shankbone
The Columbia University campus in New York City erupted in protest over President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's debate with Columbia President Lee Bollinger on Monday, September 24, 2007.
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People queue in the rain to vote in parliamentary and presidential elections outside a polling station in Freetown, Sierra Leone, 11 August 2007.

Credit: IRIN
People queue in the rain to vote in parliamentary and presidential elections outside a polling station in Freetown, Sierra Leone, 11 August 2007. Run-off elections took place on September 8.
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Hilary Duff poses on the red carpet, after performing at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Credit: Robin Wong
Hilary Duff poses on the red carpet, after performing at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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World leaders that attended the APEC summit in Sydney, Australia wearing Driza-Bone coats for their traditional group photo in front of the Sydney Opera House.

Credit: APEC 2007 Taskforce
World leaders that attended the APEC summit in Sydney, Australia wearing Driza-Bone coats for their traditional group photo in front of the Sydney Opera House.
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August 2007 forest fire in Istria

Credit: David Orlovic
In Croatia’s worst ever firefighting tragedy, six men were killed and seven badly injured when they were trapped battling a fierce forest blaze.
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August 2007Edit

Lunar eclipse of 2007 August 28

Credit: Steev
Australians could enjoy their second lunar eclipse for 2007.
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Bassisters Orchestra was one of the groups performing at the Off Festival in Mysłowice, Poland.

Credit: Przykuta
Bassisters Orchestra was one of the groups performing at the Off Festival in Mysłowice, Poland.
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Winners of Belgian Triathlon Championship, Olympic distance.

Credit: Steven Fruitsmaak
Winners of Belgian Triathlon Championship, Olympic distance.
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Winners of Women 50m Freestyle at the 2007 World Deaf Swimming Championships.

Credit: Rico Shen
Winners of the Women 50m Freestyle event at the 2007 World Deaf Swimming Championships.
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Car crushed by tree from NYC 2007 tornado.

Credit: Jay Gorman
Car pinned by a fallen tree after a tornado touches down in New York City.
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Footage of Minnesota bridge collapse

Credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Officials confirmed that the death toll is up to six in the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge collapse.
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July 2007Edit

Claire Danes appeared at MuchMusic in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Wednesday, in an effort to promote her new movie, Stardust.

Credit: Robin Wong
Claire Danes appeared at MuchMusic in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Wednesday, in an effort to promote her new movie, Stardust.
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People lining up at Whitcoulls, Northlands Mall, Christchurch, New Zealand for the latest Harry Potter book.

Credit: Nzgabriel
Fans across the world queueing up to get a copy of the recently launched Harry Potter book.
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NYC steam explosion 2007: people covered in debris

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People are calling friends and loved ones on their mobile phones while covered in debris after an underground steam pipe burst in New York City.
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Big Jump event in Leuven, Belgium

Credit: Steven Fruitsmaak
DIn hundreds of places across Europe people jumped into the rivers at 3 p.m. The "Big Jump" event wants to promote clean rivers and hopes to bring people in contact with their local waterways.

Running of the bulls in Pamplona

Credit: Baltasar García
During the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain on Thursday, thirteen were admitted to the hospital and seven were gored.
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Credit: ESA - C. Carreau
NASA has detected water vapor in the atmosphere of a massive exoplanet "trillions of miles" outside our solar system.
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PETA protestors in body-paint

Credit: SVTCobra
Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals protested British fashion house Burberry and their fur practices in White Plains, New York.
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Snow in Buenos Aires

Credit: SpookyLittleGirl
Amid the celebration of the Argentinian Independence Day, the first snow and sleet fell in 89 years.
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Independence day fireworks

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A girl and her mother prepare to be evacuated aboard a Texas Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter from flooded areas in Burnet County, Texas.

An Iraqi refugee looks out over Amman, Jordan.

Credit: The humanitarian news and analysis service, IRIN
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has called on the international community to increase aid and assistance to the two countries shouldering the bulk of displaced Iraqis.
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Independence day fireworks

Credit: National Park Service
On July 4th, many of the 302 million people living in the United States celebrate Independence Day.
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Chris Benoit

The anonymous individual responsible for suggesting, 14 hours before police discovered the body, that WWE wrestler Chris Benoit's wife was dead is saying his/her comment was a "terrible coincidence."
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June 2007Edit

Floods in United Kingdom

Credit: Michael Wilson
Two canoes make their way trough this street in Yorkshire after heavy rains cause severe floods in the United Kingdom.
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Police arrests protesters in Leuven, Belgium.

Credit: Steven Fruitsmaak
A protest of anarchist squatters and their supporters on Monday in Belgium ended with mass arrests.
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Irish President Mary McAleese's entourage.

Credit: Joshua Sherurcij
Irish president Mary McAleese wrapped up a two-day visit to Toronto, Canada on Thursday by cutting the ribbon at the opening of a new park.
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The Coliseum Cinema, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Credit: Two hundred percent
Angry fans of popular Indian film actor Rajinikanth rioted in 10 cinemas in Malaysia after the release of the actor's latest movie was delayed by technical problems.
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Federal elections in Belgium today.

Credit: Steven Fruitsmaak
Federal elections in Belgium on June 10 shook the cards for what politicians admit will be long and difficult negotiations.
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia experiences its worst storm in thirty years.

Credit: Mashynewie
Upto eight people may have died after Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia experienced its worst storm in thirty years.
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Oxfam protesters dressed as and wearing masks of the G8 leaders.

Credit: Craig Owen/Oxfam
While G8 leaders are discussing greenhouse gas emission cuts and other issues, protests continue at the summit in Heiligendamm, Germany.
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Thai actors of the 2007 film Ploy talk to the press at the Thai press preview in Bangkok.

Credit: User:Wisekwai
Actors of the film Ploy talked to the press on Tuesday at the Thai press preview in Bangkok.
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Serena Williams on Roland Garos, 2007

Credit: Fergal Carr
In the Grand Slam tennis tournament of Roland Garros, France, Serena Williams beat Dinara Safina on Sunday, but lost to Justine Henin, the number 1 female in tennis, in the quarter final on June 2 (6-4, 6-3).

G8 protester and police on train to Rostock

Credit: Salvatore Barbera
G8 protesters and police ride together on the train to Rostock, Germany, for the 33rd G8 summit.

Flying colors parade, Cheung Chau Bun festival

Credit: Laszlo Ilyes
Masked dancers paraded on Buddha's birthday last week during the Flying colours parade, part of the Cheung Chau Bun Festival in Hong Kong.

20km of Brussels

Credit: Björn Láczay
Some 28 000 runners completed the 20km of Brussels last Sunday. Mohamed Abduh Bakhet from Qatar finished first in 1:00:23.

Lordi

Credit: Indrek Galetin
Finnish hard rock band Lordi, famed for their monster costumes and lyrical themes, are to star in Dark Floors, which is expected to premier in Finland late this year.
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May 2007Edit

Credit: Eric J. Hebert/USCG
Two humpback whales who have been in the Sacramento River in California for over two weeks are now nearing the ocean, escorted by a boat convoy of the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Credit: Américo Morillo/ABr

Thousands protest in Venezuela because the Chavez government replaced public television station RCTV with a new pro-government channel.
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A man protests against Digital Rights Management in Boston, U.S.A. as part of the DefectiveByDesign.org campaign of the Free Software Foundation.
Image: Karen Rustad.


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A vacant medical center, once the site of intense controversy over abortion in the 1990s, was imploded in Buffalo, New York on Saturday.
Image: Jason Safoutin.
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Trafalgar Square turned into Trafalgar Park last Thursday, as over 2,000 square yards of turf were laid down over the usual grey paving, in a stunt to promote the villages near London.
Image: Andrew Skudder.