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Last Updated: Tuesday December 20 2005 12:01 GMT

In Pictures: Review of the Year 2005 - April

Pope John Paul II's funeral

Thousands of people lined the streets of Rome for the funeral of Pope John Paul II.

Jalal Talabani

Iraqi people chose Jalal Talabani as the country's first freely-elected new president.

Charles and Camilla's wedding

Prince Charles and Camilla finally tied the knot in Windsor.

An Aye-aye

The first ever Aye-aye (a type of Lemur) to be bred in captivity was born in the UK. His keepers called him Kintana.

Doctor Who

David Tennant was chosen to be the 10th Doctor Who.

Paula Radcliffe put the gloom of the Athens Olympics behind her and won the London Marathon - and shocked onlookers when she stopped for a wee by the side of the road on the way!!

Paula Radcliffe put the gloom of the Athens Olympics behind her and won the London Marathon - and shocked onlookers when she stopped for a wee by the side of the road on the way!!

A huge iceberg caused damage to part of Antarctica

A huge iceberg caused damage to part of Antarctica when it smashed into the side and broke off a 5km-sized chunk. It was so destructive that it was thought maps would need to be altered to show that Antarctica had changed shape!

Smoking chimp

Chimpanzees in a South African zoo picked up a nasty smoking habit after visitors threw cigarette butts into their cages.

Hubble telescope

The Hubble telescope which takes pictures from space celebrated its 15th birthday.

Airbus

The world's largest passenger plane called the Airbus completed its test flight. The huge plane is the length of eight London buses!!!!

Hamburgers and chips

Research revealed that the number of obese children in the UK had risen in the last eight years - especially in kids aged eight to 10.

Pope Benedict XVI

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected to replace Pope John Paul II, and was given the name of Benedict XVI.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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