2007 in pictures

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Steve Jobs, former chief executive officer of Apple Computer Inc, unveils the Apple iPhone at Macworld expo in San Francisco, California on 29 January 2007. Bloomberg
1/12Steve Jobs, former chief executive officer of Apple Computer Inc, unveils the Apple iPhone at Macworld expo in San Francisco, California on 29 January 2007. Bloomberg
Mint, India’s first newspaper to be published in the Berliner format, is launched on 1 February.
2/12Mint, India’s first newspaper to be published in the Berliner format, is launched on 1 February.
Police stand guard beside the charred carriages of the blasts-hit Samjhauta (friendship) Express train at the Deewana railway station near Panipat in Haryana. Sixty-six people died in the attack on 19 February. AFP
3/12Police stand guard beside the charred carriages of the blasts-hit Samjhauta (friendship) Express train at the Deewana railway station near Panipat in Haryana. Sixty-six people died in the attack on 19 February. AFP
Nicolas Sarkozy wins the French presidential election on 6 May, beating Socialist Segolene Royal with about 53% of the vote. AFP
4/12Nicolas Sarkozy wins the French presidential election on 6 May, beating Socialist Segolene Royal with about 53% of the vote. AFP
Mayawati is sworn in as Uttar Pradesh chief minister for the fourth time on 13 May. HT
5/12Mayawati is sworn in as Uttar Pradesh chief minister for the fourth time on 13 May. HT
Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah arrive at 10 Downing Street in London on 27 June. Brown took over from Tony Blair as British prime minister. AFP
6/12Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah arrive at 10 Downing Street in London on 27 June. Brown took over from Tony Blair as British prime minister. AFP
Pratibha Patil with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after her election as President in New Delhi on 21 July. HT
7/12Pratibha Patil with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after her election as President in New Delhi on 21 July. HT
India wins the first ICC Twenty20 World Cup after beating Pakistan in the finals held at the Wanderers stadium on 24 September in Johannesburg, South Africa. Getty Images
8/12India wins the first ICC Twenty20 World Cup after beating Pakistan in the finals held at the Wanderers stadium on 24 September in Johannesburg, South Africa. Getty Images
The Burmese government on 26 September cracks down on protests led by thousands of Buddhist monks since 18 September to oppose the removal of fuel subsidies. Government forces shoot at agitators, raid pagodas and arrest monks. AFP
9/12The Burmese government on 26 September cracks down on protests led by thousands of Buddhist monks since 18 September to oppose the removal of fuel subsidies. Government forces shoot at agitators, raid pagodas and arrest monks. AFP
Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s former president, makes a speech after taking oath at the presidential palace in Islamabad on 29 November. Musharraf won the indirect presidential elections which were held on 6 October. Bloomberg
10/12Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s former president, makes a speech after taking oath at the presidential palace in Islamabad on 29 November. Musharraf won the indirect presidential elections which were held on 6 October. Bloomberg
Sensex crosses 20,000 points on 29 October. Reuters
11/12Sensex crosses 20,000 points on 29 October. Reuters
Pakistani former premier Benazir Bhutto waves to her supporters during her last election campaign rally in Rawalpindi on 27 December 2007. Bhutto was assassinated in a bombing on the same day in Rawalpindi. AFP
12/12Pakistani former premier Benazir Bhutto waves to her supporters during her last election campaign rally in Rawalpindi on 27 December 2007. Bhutto was assassinated in a bombing on the same day in Rawalpindi. AFP
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