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Friday, 29 December, 2000, 13:22 GMT
The week in pictures: Dec 25 - 31

Snow business

Around the world Christian countries celebrated Christmas Day. Many in the UK had snow as a present.
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Pope's plea

The Pope calls for peace in the Middle East
The Pope called for peace in the Middle East in his Christmas Day message.
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Fire anger

Relatives marched on Luoyang city government offices
Chinese police remove a banner from relatives protesting about a fire in Luoyang in which 309 people died
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Suspect held

Picture: Wakefield Daily Item, Kevin Cooney
Suspect Michael McDermott is led away after seven people were shot dead at an internet firm in the USA
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Moment of prayer

Israeli forces imposed tight age restrictions limiting who could pray at the mosque
Prayers at the al-Aqsa mosque compound during the last Friday-noon prayers of the holy month of Ramadan
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Snow Ben

Big Ben and the House of Commons in London
Snow covers the ground near Big Ben in London as a cold snap brings chaos across the UK
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