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Associated Press 2008 moments

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In this Sept. 11, 2008, file photo, the New York skyline is punctuated by the “Tribute in Lights,” representing the towers of the World Trade Center, as seen from the Staten Island Ferry. Best of 2008 Photography >>>  Best of 2008 Main >>> (Ed Ou / Associated Press)
Tall and short
In this Sept. 16, 2008, file photo, He Pingping from Inner Mongolia, China’s autonomous region, the world’s smallest man sits underneath Svetlana Pankratova from Russia, the Queen of Longest Legs, as they pose at Trafalgar Square in London. (Sang Tan / Associated Press)
In this Aug. 27, 2008, file photo, a reveler throws tomato pulp at another during the annual food fight, the Tomatina, in the small Spanish town of Bunol, Spain. (Fernando Bustamante / Associated Press)
In this July 18, 2008, file 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. (Ross D. Franklin / Associated Press)
In this Sept. 15, 2008, file photo, fish remain stuck in a fence as flood waters recede caused by Hurricane Ike in West Orange, Texas(Eric Gay / Associated Press)
In this Feb. 6, 2008, file 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. (Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press)
In this April 24, 2008, file photo, Hungarian Puli sheep dog, Fee, jumps over a hurdle during a preview for a pedigree dog show in Dortmund. (Frank Augstein / Associated Press)
Dog sled
In this March 2, 2008, file photo, one of Tim Osmar’s sled dogs looks out of its pen before the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, Alaska. (Al Grillo / Associated Press)
Baseball bat
In this Oct. 13, 2008, file photo, Philadelphia PhilliesJimmy Rollins breaks his bat as he grounds out during the seventh inning in Game 4 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. (David J. Phillip / Associated Press)
In this May 11, 2008, file photo, Force India Formula One driver Giancarlo Fisichella of Italy is seen in midair as he crashes with Williams Formula One driver Kazuki Nakajima of Japan at the start of the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at the Istanbul Park circuit in Istanbul. (Daniel Maurer / Associated Press)
In this Oct. 11, 2008, file photo, Samuel Peter from Nigeria gets a punch from Vitali Klitschko of Ukraine during their WBC heavyweight boxing world championship fight in Berlin. Klitschko won the fight after round nine due to a technical knock out. (Herbert Knosowski / Associated Press)
In this June 5, 2008, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher James Shields, right, takes a swing at Boston Red Sox‘s Coco Crisp after Crisp was hit by a pitch and charged the mound in the second inning of a baseball game in Boston. (Michael Dwyer / Associated Press)
In this June 3, 2008, file photo, former mayor of Madrid Alvarez del Manzano, first row, second left, shows his emotions as a bull jumps over the barrier during a San Isidro bullfight in Madrid. (J.J. Guillen / Associated Press)
In this Aug. 16, 2008, file photo, a diver practices in the Beijing’s National Aquatics Center. (Oded Balilty / Associated Press)
In this Nov. 23, 2008, file photo, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Antwan Barnes, right, tackles Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook during the second half of an NFL football game in Baltimore. (Rob Carr / Associated Press)
Body builder
In this July 30, 2008, file photo, an Afghan bodybuilder flexes his muscles as he makes preparations to participate in the Mr. Afghanistan national bodybuilding competition in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Rafiq Maqbool / Associated Press)
In this Aug. 6, 2008, file photo, members of Spain’s Olympic synchronized swimming team practice in the pool in Beijing, two days before the start of the Beijing Olympics(Mark Terrill / Associated Press)
In this July 9, 2008, file photo, customers walk on the glass staircase in New York‘s Apple store. (Ed Ou / Associated Press)
In this Oct. 2, 2008, file photo, Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin winks as she speaks during her vice presidential debate against Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden(D-Del.) at Washington University in St. Louis(J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)
In this Feb. 7, 2008, file photo, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is silhouetted by a light as he speaks at Tulane University in New Orleans. (Alex Brandon / Associated Press)
In this April 18, 2008, file photo, an Afghan man sprays water on his rooster during a cock-fighting tournament in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Musadeq Sadeq / Associated Press)
In this May 24, 2008, file photo, Pope Benedict XVI‘s skull cap is blown away in a gust of wind prior to his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. (Plinio Lepri / Associated Press)
In this May 28, 2008, file photo, President Bush and graduate Theodore Shiveley from Plano, Texas, bump chests at the United States Air Force Academy graduation ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Charles Dharapak / Associated Press)
In this March 9, 2008, file photo, a Pakistani lawyer runs away from tear gas fired by police officers outside the residence of the country’s deposed chief justice Iftikhar Mahmood Chaudhry during a protest in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Emilio Morenatti / Associated Press)
In this June 16, 2008, file photo, a child armed with plastic toy weapons, approaches a U.S. Soldiers of 1-6 battalion, 2nd brigade, 1st Armored Division patrols in the Shiite enclave of Sadr city, Baghdad, Iraq. (Petros Giannakouris / Associated Press)
In this May 2, 2008, file photo, U.S. Marines, from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, return fire on Taliban positions near the town of Garmser in Helmand Province of Afghanistan. (David Guttenfelder / Associated Press)
In this Nov. 2, 2008 file photo, Pakistani Sunni Muslims devotees return back to their homes on a packed train after attending annual religious congregation in Multan, Pakistan. (Khalid Tanveer / Associated Press)
In this May 26, 2008 file photo, Chinese rescue workers line up in the city of Yingxiu in China’s Sichuan province while searching for victims of the devastating earthquake. (David Guttenfelder / Associated Press)
In this Sept. 13, 2008 file photo, boats and debris are piled up in Galveston, Texas after Hurricane Ike hit the area. (David J. Phillip / Associated Press)
In this Nov. 13, 2008 file photo, motherless orphans and lost children rest at the Don Bosco Ngangi center in Goma, eastern Congo. (Jerome Delay / Associated Press)
Holy Week
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. (Daniel Ochoa de Olza / Associated Press)
In this Sept. 12, 2008 file photo, a Palestinian woman is seen on her way to pray for the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City. Best of 2008 Photography >>>  Best of 2008 Main >>> (Bernat Armangue / Associated Press)