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Friday, 7 January, 2000, 15:19 GMT
The week in pictures: 1-7 January

Up to 35 people died when two trains collided head-on in Norway.
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England cricket captain Nasser Hussain was left pondering another defeat by South Africa.
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Ai, a female chimp, was found to be able to count as well as pre-school children.
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China's state Catholic church defies the Vatican by creating five new bishops.
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Mount Hermon checkpoint - part of the dispute between Israel and Syria over the Golan Heights.
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Catharine Hartley and Fiona Thornewill - first British women to reach the South Pole on foot.
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Davd Beckham's reckless challenge led to him being sent off in the Football World Club Championships.
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Disgraced ex-Cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken leaves prison - electronically tagged - after seven months of an 18-month term for perjury.
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