Associated Press international regional photo editor Odd Andersen presents his selection of news pictures from its archives from the Noughties.
"Elian Gonzalez is held in a closet by Donato Dalrymple, one of the two men who rescued the boy from the ocean. This is the peak moment skilfully captured as federal agents in Miami moved in to take custody of the boy and return him to his father in Cuba."
"The photo of Concorde on fire as it takes off from Charles de Gaulle airport is the ultimate news picture. It is the actual moment disaster strikes and is powerful despite the flaw in technical quality and a prime example where content trumps form."
"A personal favourite of mine is the picture of the Iraqi prisoner of war comforting his four-year-old son. A picture that encompasses opposing emotions. The Iraqi prisoner, blindfolded and stripped of all dignity, is still and foremost a father."
"The lone Iraqi man on top of the burning American military vehicle brings to light the vulnerability of the military."
"The funeral of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat saw thousands of mourners cram into his compound in the West Bank town of Ramallah. In chaotic circumstances the photographer captured the mood and chaos and used the back-lit scene to great effect."
"US President George Bush jokingly pulls a face as he finds his exit locked after a press conference in Beijing. A lovely example of how photojournalism can have its lighter moment."
"Southern Iraq was relatively quiet in the aftermath of the 2003 Iraqi invasion. We still have to cover these areas, and the photographer was on his guard as he photographed this attack on British soldiers in Basra. The soldier survived."
"The trial of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was a challenge. Due to security, no photographers were allowed inside the court room so remotely-operated cameras had been installed. The picture captures his defiance."
"A Jewish settler struggles with an Israeli security officer during clashes as authorities evacuate the settlement of Amona. It is easy to only look for the detail and peak action, but here the photographer chose to give us the whole scene to good effect."
"A sunbathing tourist comes to the aid of would-be immigrants in the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife. The picture shows both the suffering of the immigrants as well as the compassion of the tourists whose day out on the beach was turned upside down."
"An iceberg melts in Kulusuk Bay, eastern Greenland. This is a beautiful image, well composed and shows probably the biggest single issue that faced us all in the last decade and will stay with us for the next."
"A Pakistani lawyer flees tear gas fired by police officers outside the residence of the country's deposed chief justice. We see images of protest every day yet this stands out as it captures the peak action and his suit makes us curious to know more."
"Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama waves as he arrives at the Victory Column in Berlin. This image of the world’s most photographed man is brilliantly composed. It is so easy to go tight but here you would have missed the story."
"Photojournalism is all about telling the story, and if we can do it in a different and innovative way - even better. The picture of the fish stuck in the fence after flood waters in Texas receded does just that."
"A supporter of Iranian Mir Hossein Mousavi hides her face behind a poster of him. This picture has all the journalistic elements including the picture of Mousavi and the supporter not wanting to be seen and added to which, it is visually pleasing."