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Thursday, 21 December, 2000, 14:01 GMT
The week in pictures: Dec 18 - 24

Spitting fire

The Popocatepetl volcano
Thousands are forced to leave their homes near to the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico
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Prison violence

An injured prisoner is brought to hospital
At least 17 people died as the authorities used force to end hunger strikes in Turkish jails
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Victor and vanquished

George W Bush and Al Gore
George W Bush meets with his defeated opponent Al Gore as the president-elect prepares for power
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Sudan work ban

Sudanese women in military training
A Sudanese decree bars women from working at petrol stations - but they are allowed to train as soldiers
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Tech gloom

A man looks at the  looks at the NASDAQ Marketsite in Times Square in New York
Tech stocks in Wall Street take another battering spreading gloom across European markets
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Fancy a stroll?

The daily stroll by penguins at Zurich zoo is a popular attraction
Penguins on a stroll in Zurich zoo - scientists say the way they 'waddle' saves energy
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