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IMAGES: A year in business, 2010!

Last updated on: December 31, 2010 16:39 IST

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Here are some of the business pictures of the year 2010 from Reuters photographers as they capture the happenings in the corporate world across the globe.

Image: A labourer smiles as he finishes his shift of unloading coal at a power plant in Shenyang, Liaoning province, November 4, 2010.

China is preparing to apply a new resource tax to coal, which would boost the tax burden on miners and bring more revenue to local governments, a Chinese newspaper reported.

Photograph: Sheng Li/Reuters

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Image: Aerial view of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, a Ferrari themed amusement park, in Abu Dhabi.

The park, which is the world's largest indoor theme park, will boast dining, shopping and racing inspired rides including the world's fastest rollercoaster. Ferrari World opened to the public on October 27, 2010.

Photograph: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi/Handout/Reuters

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Image: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

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Image: Hostesses wait on the floor at the LA Auto Show in Los Angeles, November 17, 2010.

Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

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Image: A youth sits on a donkey outside a post office during a donkey sale in the village of Irvinestown in County Fermangh, July 21, 2010.

Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

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Image: A pair of boxer shorts belonging to Bernard Madoff are displayed by an auctioneer during a media preview of the US Marshals Service 'Madoff II Auction' in the Brooklyn borough of New York, November 10, 2010.

More than 400 pieces of personal property, jewellery, and antiques from Madoff and his wife, Ruth, were sold at the auction in New York City on November 13, 2010.

The property was forfeited and seized in connection with the criminal prosecution of Madoff by the United States Attorney's Office and the proceeds from the auction will be deposited in the United States Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Fund to compensate the victims of the multi-billion dollar scam, according to a release from the US Marshals Service.

Photograph: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters

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Image: A giant suitcase for Louis Vuitton is on display outside a Louis Vuitton store in Shanghai, August 2, 2010.

The world's top luxury brands like Burberry and Coach are pouring funds into China's multi-billion dollar luxury market, wresting control of their brands from Chinese partners as they swoop back in a market set to become the world's No.1.

Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

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Image: Customers and visitors walk down the glass staircase at the Apple Store in Boston, Massachusetts, July 19, 2010.

Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

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Image: A labourer with his face splattered with silver paint rests after working on the track that will be used for the road cycling race event for the Commonwealth Games on the outskirts of New Delhi, October 11, 2010.

The event began on October 13.

Photograph: Parivartan Sharma/Reuters

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Image: A miner stands in front of the drill machine 'Sissi' after it broke through the rock at the final section Faido-Sedrun, at the construction site of the NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel, October 15, 2010.

With a length of 57 km (35 miles) crossing the Alps, the world's longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2017.

Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

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Image: Lightning flashes over Strip casinos as a thunderstorm passes through the Las Vegas Valley in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 19, 2010.

Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

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Image: (L-R first row) Romania's President Traian Basescu, France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, (L-R second row) Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, (L-R third row), Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan and Finland's Prime Minister Mari Kiviniemi pose for an official photo during the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Brussels, October 4, 2010.

European and Asian leaders will try to narrow differences over representation on the IMF at talks intended to break down barriers between countries representing more than half the world's population.

Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

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Image: Steel pipes for sale are displayed at a shop in the Mullae-dong steel product district in Seoul, July 13, 2010.

Photograph: Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters

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Image: BP CEO Tony Hayward walks past protesters as he arrives to testify about the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico at the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill, June 17, 2010.

Photograph: Larry Downing/Reuters

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Image: People hang onto an entrance of a commuter train which will transport them to Jakarta, in Depok, Indonesia's West Java province, May 31, 2010.

According to PT Kereta Api Indonesia, their trains operate 300 cars each day to serve about 500,000 commuters in Jakarta.

In 2007, as many as 26 people were killed due to electricity shock and from falling off the roofs of trains.

Photograph: Crack Palinggi/Reuters

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Image: A labourer walks towards the UK pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo site, April 21, 2010.

Shanghai unveils to the world on Friday its multi-billion dollar World Expo, an event many outside the country may struggle to recognise but which China hopes will be an opportunity to assert its growing global clout.

Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

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Image: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg listens to a question after introducing a new messaging system during a news conference in San Francisco, California, November 15, 2010.

Facebook trotted out a new messaging tool on Monday that aims to handle users' email and other communications across different services, taking on Google Inc's and Yahoo Inc's popular email platforms.

Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

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Image: A Lamborghini Murcielago car is displayed in the showroom in downtown Milan, November 5, 2010.

Italian car maker Lamborghini ceased production of its high performance Murcielago six months ago and will not sees sales picking up again before the second half of 2011 with the launch of a successor supercar, its chief executive said on Friday.

Photograph: Paolo Bona/Reuters

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Image: Qantas Airways 380 passenger plane flight QF32 is sprayed by rescue services after making an emergency landing at Changi airport in Singapore, November 4, 2010.

The Airbus A380, which had originated in London carrying 459 people, suffered failure of one of its four engines shortly after it had left the island state en route for Sydney.

Australian officials said no one on board was injured.

Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Reuters

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Image: Volkswagen Golf VI are stored at the 'CarTowers' in the theme park Autostadt next to the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, March 10, 2010.

Photograph: Morris Mac Matzen/Reuters

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Image: Members of the technology media try out Apple's 'iPad' , a new tablet computing device, after its launch event in San Francisco, California, January 27, 2010.

Photograph: Kimberly White/Reuters

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Image: The centre of Shanghai is pictured in this view from the Shanghai World Financial Center building in Lujiazui, January 14, 2010.

China has vowed not to let foreign speculative investment affect the property market, the latest expression of official concern that real estate prices are racing ahead too fast.

Photograph: Nir Elias/Reuters

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Image: South Korean President Lee Myung-bak shouts to photographers, asking if they had finished taking pictures, during the family photo session at the G20 Summit in Seoul November 12, 2010.

The G20 will agree to setting vague 'indicative guidelines' for measuring global imbalances and hammer out the details next year, G20 sources said on Friday, effectively calling a timeout to let tempers cool after heated debate over currencies.

Photograph: Yonhap/Pool/Reuters

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Image: Visitors walk down a stairway at the Lello Bookshop in Porto, September 25, 2010.

Designed by engineer Xavier Esteves, the neo-Gothic style bookshop was opened in 1906 and is visited by thousands of tourists every year.

Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

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Image: Former Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan is sworn in before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, April 7, 2010.

Making it easier for poorer Americans to get mortgages didn't push the country into crisis but Wall Street's drive to package the loans into opaque securities helped do so, Greenspan said.

Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

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Image: A man works at the site of a rare earth metals mine at Nancheng county, Jiangxi province, October 20, 2010.

China on Wednesday denied a report that the government plans to slash export quotas of rare earth metals next year, seeking to ease international jitters about China's stranglehold on supplies.

Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

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