People and Places: 2009 in Images

A boy cools himself in a fountain in Cordoba, southern Spain. - AP Photo.

Sixteen-month-old Aubrey Melton reaches for her father SSG Josh Melton as she views his remains with her mother Larissa before his funeral service on June 27, 2009, in Germantown, Illinois. SSG Melton, who was serving in Afghanistan with the Illinois National Guard, was killed in Kandahar during an IED attack June 19. - AFP Photo.

A Japanese Macaque (or Snow Monkey) sits in the snow after climbing out of a hot spring in Yamanouchi town, central Japan, in December. - Reuters Photo.

U.S. President Barack Obama and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy take their places with junior G8 delegates, including Brazil's Mayora Tavares, for a family photo at the G8 summit in L'Aquila on July 9, 2009.- Reuters Photo.

Seven babies sit in tummy tubs filled with water to cool down after a baby massage class held for young mothers in IJmuiden in March. 2009. The 'cooling down' segment is to simulate a womb-like environment for the infants to experience the warmth and comfort. - Reuters Photo.

March 25, 2009 photo illustration shows the reverse side of a US $20 bill matched up with the north side of the White House in Washington, DC. - AFP Photo.

Kenyan paramilitary police burn illegal weapons on March 17 in Nairobi. Kenyan police destroyed over 2,000 weapons that were used in criminal activities in many parts of the country and had been confiscated by the police since 2007. - AFP Photo.

A cross-shaped hole in ice water is used for baptisms at the monastery in Rostov. - Reuters Photo.

A woman looks out of the window of her house in a suburb of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on December 17, 2009. The temperatures dropped down to minus 30 degree Celsius (-22 degree Fahrenheit). - Reuters Photo.

Women stand with their Afghan Hound before going into the parade ring during the Crufts dog show in Birmingham, central England, in March. - Reuters Photo.

Residents stand on electric wires to stay on high ground while others wade in neck-deep flood waters caused by typhoon Ondoy in Cainta Rizal, east of Manila, on September 27. Nearly 60 people were killed, Manila was blacked out, and airline flights were suspended as a powerful typhoon battered the main Philippines island of Luzon. - Reuters Photo.

A Kosovo Albanian boy jumps into the water near the village of Milosevo on July 25, 2009 as the temperature reaches over 40 degrees celsius. - AFP Photo.

Credits: Dawn


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