A selection of the best pictures of the year by the outgoing agency Reuters.
A diver dressed as Santa Claus swims with dolphins in the aquarium "Sea Paradise" in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 15, 2009. December 25, 2009 there will be the Christmas event. (REUTERS / Yuriko Nakao)
LeBron James of the team «Cleveland Cavaliers» rises into the air pillar of powder before the second semi-final basketball game «NBA Eastern Conference» against the team «Atlanta Hawks» in Cleveland, Ohio, May 7, 2009. (REUTERS / Aaron Josefczyk)
American journalist Roxana Saberi, released from prison on Monday, waving to the camera reporters outside his home in Tehran on 12 May 2009. Saberi's lawyer stated that her good humor and that she had already next week could leave Iran after it was removed from the accusations of spying for the United States. (REUTERS / Morteza Nikoubazl)