big heads.
© 2004 Jamie Zawinski <>

I often scan through the wire service photos on Yahoo News, and over the years I started noticing a really strange trend. Many of the photos follow the same form: a picture of a person in the foreground, and on the background, a GIANT HEAD. Now, that's a clever picture once or twice, but it was happening so often that it really caught my attention. Was it always the same photographer? No, it turns out, it's not. So my best guess at this point is that one of the photo editors just has a GIANT HEAD fetish of some kind.

For no particularly good reason, I spent a year collecting them. Here, then, are the big heads of 2004.

Tue Jan 2, 8:03 PM ET
One man's self-reproach at having his own dog neutered in 1993 led him to develop 'neuticles' and give animals a new lease of life, at least in a virtual sense. Here a huge poster in Japan(AFP/File/Toru Yamanaka)
Mon Jan 12, 8:50 AM ET
India's Information Technology Minister Arun Shourie urged concerted action among Asian countries to ward off restrictions on outsourcing by western countries. (AFP/Indranil Mukherjee)
Mon Jan 19, 6:51 PM ET
Mona hits the streets: Kindergarden keeper Leonid Lebedenko poses with a giant copy of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa he painted on the asphalt in his appartment block backyard in the Black sea town of Sochi. (AFP/Stringer)
Tue Jan 20, 6:28 AM ET
A repairman climbs a large screen television portraying an image of children's television character 'Elmo' on the grounds of Melbourne Park during the Australian Open on January 20, 2004. Players were participating in the second day of the Australian Open, which concludes on February 1 with the tournament finals. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
Thu Jan 22, 9:52 PM ET
Democratic presidential candidate former Vermont Governor Howard Dean is seen on a video screen as he answers a question at the Democratic presidential debate at Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire January 22, 2004. It is the final debate between the candidates before New Hampshire's January 27 primary. (Pool via Reuters)
Thu Jan 22, 3:16 PM ET
Ste-Justine's Children's Hospital in Montreal, seen here on Jan. 22, 2004. (CP/Ryan Remiorz)
Sun Jan 25, 6:16 PM ET
No smoking: Two Afghan men look at a public awareness billboard about drug addiction in Kabul. (AFP/Shah Marai)
Fri Feb 6,11:45 AM ET
A woman admires a ceramic sculpture title 'Swallowed My Tooth' during the 8th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition at National Museum of History in Taipei. (AFP/Sam Yeh)
Tue Feb 10,10:44 AM ET
The U.S. has re-established a diplomatic presence in Libya after decades of mutual hostility, Libyan and U.S. officials said February 10, 2004. 'Yes, Americans came to Libya to work inside the Belgian embassy in the U.S. interests section in Libya and Libyans will go to America to work in the Libyan interests section there,' Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Abderrhmane Chalgam told a news conference in London. The move follows Libya's dramatic decision in December to renounce attempts to acquire weapons of mass destruction and cooperate in dismantling its nuclear and other WMD programs. U.S. Congressman Curt Weldon (R-PA) walks past a poster of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi outside Tripoli during a visit to a nuclear reactor site January 26. (Stephen Hird/Reuters)
Wed Feb 11, 4:41 PM ET
Warhol: A worker hangs a print by US artist Andy Warhol intitled 'Mao 1972' at the Kunst Palast Museum in Duesseldorf. (AFP/Torsten Silz)
Fri Feb 13,11:59 AM ET
Fish for the occasion: A man looks at a One-Heart Blood Parrot fish, a hybrid that was genetically modified several times, at Taipei Sea World. (AFP/Sam Yeh)
Sat Feb 14, 7:44 PM ET
At the gallery: The works of the Spanish artist, Isabel Munoz (L) and Brazilian Victor Pires (R) during the international fair of contemporary art in Madrid. (AFP/Pedro Armestre)
Sun Feb 15, 7:08 PM ET
Sumo promotion: A South Korean man passes in front of an advertisement promoting a Japanese sumo exhibition outside Changchung gymansium in central Seoul. (AFP/Jung Yeon-Je)
Mon Feb 23, 8:40 PM ET
Pink for Armani: A model wears a creation as part of Italian designer Giorgio Armani's Autumn/Winter 2004-2005 women's collection at Milan's fashion week. (AFP/Paolo Cocco)
Tue Feb 24, 3:44 AM ET
A member of the Viradouro samba school performs atop a float in Rio de Janeiro's Sambodrome during the second parade night of the season early February 24, 2004. Brazil's elite samba schools wound up their competition on Tuesday in the world-famous Carnival parade. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos
Tue Feb 24, 5:32 AM ET
Actresses, from right, Jennifer Vuletic, Silvie Paladino and Emma Powell perform during a press conference at a Hong Kong hotel Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, to promote 'Mamma Mia!' which will be coming to Hong Kong in June. According to organizers, more than 10 million people worldwide have already seen the London musical sensation featuring the pop songs of ABBA. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Tue Feb 24,11:32 AM ET
Old face: An Iraqi man passes in front of a disfigured mural of ousted president Saddam Hussein titled 'Saddam, the glory of the Arabs' at an entrance of the former military training camp in Samawa, south of Baghdad. (AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)
Tue Feb 24,12:19 PM ET
Visitors study 'Habibi,' a giant, polystyrene and resin human skeleton creation by Algerian-born French artist Adel Abdessemed, at the Regional Contemporary Art Collection in Reims, February 24, 2004. 'Habibi,' translating as 'Darling,' 'Dear' or 'Beloved,' measures 17 meters long, is presented like a giant dinosaur fossil, floating outstretched above the floor. The creation is an enlarged skeletal portrait of artist Abdessemed with an oversized skull. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
Wed Feb 25,11:37 PM ET
Guatemalan singer Ricardo Arjona performs during his concert in Lima, February 25, 2004. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Mon Mar 1, 4:46 PM ET
Marketing strategy: A perfume sales person waits for customers in front of a huge advertising poster in a major shopping complex in Kuala Lumpur. (AFP/Jimin Lai)
Mon Mar 1, 4:49 PM ET
Hanging up: A worker installs a giant advertisement poster on a building in Singapore. (AFP/Roslan Rahman)
Mon Mar 1,12:51 PM ET
A giant poster of the Taiwan opposition presidential ticket, Lien Chan and James Soong, hangs behind a statue of Dr Sun Yat-sen, the founding father of Taiwan's Republic of China government, outside their campaign headquarters on Quemony island February 11, 2004. Many of Quemoy's 60,000 residents said they prefer the moderate opposition ticket over incumbent President Chen Shui-bian in the March 20 elections. (Simon Kwong/Reuters)
Tue Mar 9, 8:58 PM ET
Kissing the Ayatollah: An Iraqi woman kisses a giant poster of the Shiite community's spiritual guide Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani outside his home near Imam Ali shrine in the holy city of Najaf. (AFP/Karim Sahib)
Wed Mar 10, 6:58 PM ET
Art of listening: KANYAKUMARI, India (AF) - An elderly Indian man sits in front of a poster showing Indian actress Aishwariya Rai as he listens to a speech by India's Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani (Unseen) in the south Indian city of Kaliyakkhavilai. (AFP/Dibyangshu Sarkar)
Thu Mar 11, 8:00 PM ET
Cosmetic: A local woman walks past a cosmetic billboard in Shanghai. (AFP/Liu Jin)
Mon Mar 15, 7:15 PM ET
Defaced: A worker covers a Popular Party (PP) big poster that shows a portrait of PP candidate for the post of Spanish PM, conservative Mariano Rajoy, with a new poster, a day after PP lost the Spanish General Election. (AFP/Rafa Rivas)
Tue Mar 23,11:29 AM ET
After Yassin: A young Jordanian man is seen behind a giant poster of assassinated Hamas founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin in Amman. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
Wed Mar 24, 3:09 PM ET
Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates speaks at the VS Live! technical conference of software developers at Moscone Center in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 24, 2004. The European Union issued a $613 million fine against Microsoft Corp. Wednesday for abusively wielding it Windows software monopoly. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Tue Mar 30,11:36 AM ET
Bouteflika: The silhouette of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is cast on an election poster sporting his portrait as he addresses an electoral rally at Bordj Bou Arreridj. (AFP/Joel Robine)
Fri Apr 2,11:24 AM ET
Brazilian singer-composer Caetano Veloso listens questions during press conference at the Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, on April 1, 2004. On his new album 'A Foreign Sound' Veloso experiments with 23 tunes ranging from Cole Porter Broadway classics to the grunge rock of Nirvana. Veloso is one the founders of the 'Tropicalismo' style that mixed rock and Brazilian rhythms in the late 1960s and is the brother of famous pop singer Maria Betania. Picture taken April 1, 2004. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos
Sat Apr 3, 5:50 PM ET
In the West Bank: Holding her daughter and a portrait of the late Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, a Hamas supporter shouts anti-Israeli slogans in the West Bank town of Hebron. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
Mon Apr 5, 8:30 PM ET
MIDEAST-ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN-DEMO RAMALLAH, Palestin (AFP) - Palestinian women: Palestinian women supporters of the Islamic fundamentalist Hamas movement take part in a mourning ceremony in honor of the late Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. (AFP/Jamal Aruri)
Mon Apr 5, 4:56 PM ET
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika greets his supporters during an election meeting in the sports hall of Harcha, central Algeria. (AFP/Joel Robine)
Tue Apr 6, 2:47 AM ET
Singapore Airlines will outsource some basic services and may divest key units as part of a major restructure that the nation's political powerbroker, Lee Kuan Yew, has ordered, a newspaper report says (AFP/File/Roslan Rahman)
Tue Apr 6, 1:56 PM ET
Top aide of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, Queis Al Kaza'aly, speaks during a press conference in Najaf, 170 kilometers south of Baghdad, Iraq,Tuesday, April 6, 2004. The United States declared Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr an 'outlaw' after his militiamen battled coalition troops Sunday in Baghdad and outside Najaf in fights that killed 61 people including eight U.S. soldiers. Portrait of Muqtada al-Sadr seen background. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
Thu Apr 15, 6:38 PM ET
Malaysian economy: A woman on her mobile phone walks past a cosmetics poster in shopping complex in Kuala Lumpur. (AFP/Jimin Lai)
Sat Apr 17, 2:11 PM ET
Spanish singer and musician Enrique Iglesias gestures for photographers during a press conference in Cairo, Egypt Saturday, April 17, 2004. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Sat Apr 24,12:17 PM ET
A woman walks past adverts at the site of Bloomingdale's new store in New-York's SoHo neighbourhood. (AP/Gregory Bull)
Fri May 7, 6:06 PM ET
An unknown woman waits outside the Suizo-Argentina Clinic for some information about her idol Diego Maradona, Buenos Aires. The soccer legend is set to leave hospital for the second time(AFP/File/Ali Burafi)
Mon May 10, 9:23 AM ET
KPN chief executive Ad Scheepbouwer said the Dutch telecommunications operator was confident about its prospects for the remainder of 2004 after first-quarter results beat analysts' expectations. (AFP/ANP/File/Juan Vrijdag)
Sat May 15, 7:29 PM ET
Contemporary art: A woman looks at the painting by Chinese painter Chen Wenbo in a comptemporary art exhibition in Jakarta. (AFP/Adek Berry)
Tue May 18,11:36 AM ET
US President George W. Bush said that violence in the Gaza Strip was 'troubling' while reaffirming his belief that Israel, which launched a massive raid there, had a right to target extremists. (AFP/Paul J. Richards)
Tue May 18, 3:32 PM ET
U.S. President George W. Bush makes a point as he speaks to members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, in Washington May 18, 2004. Bush today pushed his Mideast peace effort as his administration tries sway Jewish voters who could prove crucial in a tight election. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Tue May 18, 2:59 PM ET
US overseer in Iraq Paul Bremer speaks during the funeral ceremony of slain Governing Council chief Ezzedine Salim in Baghdad. (AFP/Antonio Scorza)
Wed May 19,11:58 AM ET
On Orchard Road: A woman walk past a fashion poster along Orchard Road in Singapore. (AFP/Roslan Rahman)
Wed May 26,11:56 AM ET
Below Buddha: A young visitor stands before the giant Buddha at Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island in Hong Kong as Buddhists around the world celebrate Buddha's birthday. (AFP/Mike Clarke)
Sun Jun 13, 11:04 AM ET
President George W. Bush (L) pays tribute to his father, former President George H.W. Bush pictured live on a giant screen, as his sister and brothers (L-R) Doro, Jeb, Marvin and Neil look on during the 80th birthday party of their father in Houston, June 12, 2004. Thousands of supporters helped the Bush family celebrate the birthday at the baseball stadium before the former president goes skydiving on Jun 13. REUTERS
Fri Jun 18, 9:54 PM ET
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., speaks at an Asian Pacific Islander American Kerry Victory 2004 reception at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington on Friday, June 18, 2004. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Thu Jul 22,11:12 AM ET
In good hands: A promotion hostess sits underneath a poster advertising women's skincare products at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. (AFP/Jimin Lai)
Mon Jul 26,12:23 PM ET
Fearing the worst: Ruma Naeem, sister of Pakistani national Sajjad Naeem, holds his picture as Pakistan and Iraq investigate his disappearance along with another Pakistani feared to have been kidnapped in Iraq. (AFP/Jewel Samad)
Tue Jul 27, 7:32 AM ET
A Chinese security officer stands guard at an exhibition of photos of China's late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, in Shanghai, July 27, 2004. A series of events are being held across China to mark Deng's 100th birthday on August 22. China considers the late leader as the overall architect of its open policy and economic reform. REUTERS
Tue Jul 27, 9:06 PM ET
Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts gives a 'Four more years' gesture as he is shown on a large screen during his address to delegates on the second day of the 2004 Democratic National Convention at the FleetCenter in Boston, July 27, 2004. Kennedy, referring to the current president, said 'In the depths of the Depression, Franklin Roosevelt inspired the nation when he said 'The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,' Today we say the only thing we have to fear is four more years of George Bush.' REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Fri Jul 30, 7:48 AM ET
Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry salutes at the start of his speech at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, July 29, 2004. Kerry promised to restore the world's respect for America and 'ask hard questions' before taking the country to war. Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters
Fri Jul 30,12:23 PM ET
Pakistan's prime minister-designate Shaukat Aziz applauds after a speech during his election rally in Fateh Jang July 29, 2004. Aziz survived an assassination attempt on Friday while campaigning in a by-election, witnesses and officials said. REUTERS/Str
Sun Aug 1, 7:25 PM ET
With a giant image of himself projected behind him, Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs holds a new 17 inch Apple G4 Powerbook laptop computer during his keynote address at the Macworld Conference and Expo in San Francisco in this January 7, 2003 file photo. REUTERS/Lou Dematteis
Tue Aug 3,12:56 PM ET
Diver Alexandre Despatie stands with a promotional photo of himself. (CP /Ian Barrett)
Wed Aug 11, 8:37 PM ET
Play time: A child plays on an inflatable playground outside a shopping mall along Orchard Road in Singapore. (AFP/Jimin Lai)
Wed Aug 11, 7:33 AM ET
Softbank Corp. president Masayoshi Son delivers a speech in Tokyo. Japan's Softbank said its net loss in the April-June quarter was nearly halved from a year earlier as a result of a pickup in its popular broadband Internet infrastructure business. (AFP/File/Toru Yamanaka)
Thu Aug 12, 7:44 PM ET
Bullets in Najaf: A militiaman loyal to radical Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada Sadr stands next to bullet belts draped around a picture of Imam Ali in the city of Najaf during clashes with US-backed Iraqi forces. (AFP/Karim Sahib)
Fri Aug 13, 5:07 AM ET
Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne appears during a media call, Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, in Taipei, Taiwan. Lavigne is in Taipei to perform in Saturday's Taipei Music Festival. As of June 2004, Let Go, Lavigne's first album has sold 14 million copies and reached the number one spot in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada and No.2 in the United States. Let Go spawned 5 hit singles in various parts of the world. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
Thu Aug 19, 3:03 PM ET
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Senator John Kerry speaks at the International Association of Fire Fighters Convention in Boston, Massachusetts August 19, 2004. REUTERS/Brian Snyder US ELECTION
Thu Aug 19,12:09 PM ET
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry smiles as he receives a round of applause at the International Association of Fire Fighters Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, August 19, 2004. Kerry accused President Bush of using surrogates to 'do his dirty work,' as the Democratic presidential challenger hit back at a Republican assault on his Vietnam War record. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)
Sat Aug 21, 1:46 PM ET
Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., speaks at the Florida League of Cities 78th Annual Conference Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, in Hollywood, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
Tue Aug 31,10:00 PM ET
U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige addresses the delegates at the Republican National Convention Tuesday, Aug.31, 2004, in New York. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta)
Tue Aug 31,11:25 PM ET
The daughters of U.S. President George W. Bush, Barbara (L) and Jenna, address delegates as their grandmother, former first lady Barbara Bush, is shown on a large screen as she laughs at comments they made about her, on the second night of the 2004 Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York, August 31, 2004. Convention delegates formally nominated President Bush for another four-year term on Tuesday night and he will deliver a prime-time televised acceptance speech on Thursday. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith US ELECTION
Tue Aug 31,11:27 PM ET
The daughters of U.S. President George W. Bush, Barbara (L) and Jenna, address delegates as Vice President Dick Cheney is shown on a large screen behind them as they speak about him, on the second night of the 2004 Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York, August 31, 2004. Convention delegates formally nominated President Bush for another four-year term on Tuesday night and he will deliver a prime-time televised acceptance speech on Thursday. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith US ELECTION
Wed Sep 1, 8:57 PM ET
Veteran John Kelly (L) listens to Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) speak at the 86th Annual National American Legion Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, September 1, 2004. (Jim Young/Reuters)
Thu Sep 2, 8:33 PM ET
A sign language interpreter follows along with a video of U.S. President George W. Bush during the 2004 Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York, on September 1, 2004. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)
Sat Sep 4, 7:20 PM ET
Reflecting Kerry: Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry is reflected in a supporter's sun glasses during a rally in Akron, Ohio. (AFP/Hector Mata)
Mon Sep 13,12:02 PM ET
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, seen here in July 2004, went on the warpath to shake up perceptions that President George W. Bush can do a better job of keeping Americans safe (AFP/File)
Mon Sep 13, 2:33 PM ET
Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Democratic Presidential candidate, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., is also seen on a video screen while addressing the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's Issues Conference Luncheon in Washington, Monday, Sept. 13, 2004. Mrs. Heinz Kerry spoke on issues of importance to the Hispanic community. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)
Mon Sep 13, 3:46 PM ET
Above mao: A plain-clothes policeman stands guard above a giant portrait of Mao at Tiananmen Gate ahead of a crucial meeting of top Communist Party members. (AFP/Peter Parks)
Wed Sep 15, 7:34 AM ET
A young Thai woman buys some fresh papaya from a hawker in downtown Bangkok. Thailand's trials with genetically modified crops were halted as the government destroyed papaya trees at an experimental centre because of a contamination scandal. (AFP/File/Stephen Shaver)
Sat Sep 18,11:29 AM ET
Brandon Kurosauwa, 7, of Honolulu, Hawaii, and son of filmmaker Nathan Kurosawa ('The Ride'), watches one of the large screens previewing one of the independent films at the third annual 'Cinema Paradise' film festival in Honolulu, Hawaii, September 17, 2004. REUTERS/Lucy Pemoni
Thu Sep 23, 1:42 AM ET
A promotional-model for South Korean LG Electronics stands beside two flat-screen televisions during a promotional display in an earlier photo. Flat screen televisions and digital cameras are the hottest gadgets coveted by Asian business executives, but 3G phones and MP3 players are near the bottom of their electronic shopping lists, according to a survey. (AFP/file/Frederic J. Brown)
Tue Sep 28, 9:21 AM ET
A Chinese visitor walks past photographs by Chinese artist Liu Zheng entitled 'Survivors' during the opening of 'Shanghai Biennale 2004: Techniques of the Visible' at Shanghai Art Museum September 28, 2004. After the first two editions were reserved exclusively for Chinese artists and traditional techniques (oil, ink, and watercolor painting), the Shanghai Biennale was opened to international participants. The Biennale aims to expand Shanghai's importance as the 'gateway to the west' to the arts sector. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV
Tue Oct 12, 3:16 PM ET
The kid and the big cat: A Thai child drinks next to a giant inflatable leopard during the 13th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in Bangkok. (AFP/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul)
Tue Oct 19, 3:53 PM ET
Dirty mouth: A rubbish bin sits in front of a giant billboard in downtown Kiev. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)
Tue Nov 2, 9:51 PM ET
A Chinese couple sit beneath a billboard advertising an exhibition dedicated to soldier Lei Feng, the model revolutionary proclaimed by Mao Zedong during the 1966-76 Cultural Revolution (AFP/File/Goh Chai Hin)
Mon Nov 8, 3:27 AM ET
Mintu Porel, an Indian artist, puts the finishing touch on a 'pandal', or makeshift stage, designed in the form of a demon in Calcutta November 8, 2004. An idol of the Hindu goddess Kali will be placed inside the stage for Diwali, the annual Hindu festival of lights, on November 12. REUTERS/Sucheta Das
Wed Nov 10,12:28 PM ET
Russian girls drinking beer on Moscow's Manezhnaya Square. Russia's upper house of parliament refused to support a bill banning the public consumption of beer (AFP/File)
Wed Nov 17,12:07 PM ET
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates. Dassault Systemes and Microsoft said they had agreed to form a strategic alliance for Dassault Systemes' product lifecycle management (V5 PLM) and 3D design solutions. (AFP/ANP/File/Koen Suyk)
Wed Nov 24, 5:52 PM ET
A volunteer works on inflating the Clifford the Big Reg Dog balloon Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, near Central Park in New York. The balloon is a traditional attraction in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade which will take place on Thursday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Fri Nov 26, 8:04 AM ET
Indian children slide down from a giant idol of a magician at a carnival in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh November 26, 2004. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
Fri Nov 26, 4:51 PM ET
On the bus: A man travels in a bus decorated by an advertisement promoting shopping in Hong Kong. (AFP/Philippe Lopez)
Mon Nov 29,11:50 AM ET
(honorable mention: not technically a big head, but totally the same style!)
Bolshevik Congress: A security guard, member of the ultra-left Nationalist Bolshevik Party (NBP) walks in the wings of a theater in Moscow during the NBP congress. (AFP/Denis Sinyakov)
Mon Dec 6, 4:37 PM ET
Palestinian artist Baha al-Khedra paints a mural of jailed West Bank Fatah leader Marwan Barghuti at his studio in Gaza City. (AFP/File/Mahmud Hams)
Mon Dec 6, 6:07 PM ET
Kiev patrol: A police officer patrols next to Ukraine's government building during a rally of supporters of Ukraine's pro-West opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko (background), in downtown Kiev. (AFP/Alexander Nemenov)
Mexico's President Vicente Fox gives a live television broadcast in which he announced that he was using his constitutional powers to fire Mexico City's police chief Marcelo Ebrard and Jose Luis Figueroa the chief of the Federal Preventative Police for their slow reaction to the lynching of three officers in an outlying distict of Mexico City December 6, 2004. REUTERS/HO/Presidencia/Gustavo
Wed Dec 15, 7:00 AM ET
A man puts up a close up photograph of Iraq's interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi as a background to a media conference in Baghdad Wednesday Dec. 15 2004. Allawi joined the race for Iraq's Jan. 30 elections at a Wednesday news conference. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Wed Dec 15,10:51 AM ET
A US security man walks past a poster of Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's list, called the Iraqi List, which will run for the coming national election, prior to Allawi's press conference in Baghdad. Campaigning opened today for Iraq's landmark general elections to be held on January 30. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
Wed Dec 15, 7:15 PM ET
Flamenco style: Spanish flamenco dancer Rafael Amargo (C) performs during the presentation of his new show 'Enramblao' at the Novedades Theater in Barcelona. (AFP/Lluis Gene)
Thu Dec 16, 9:42 AM ET
Californian 'govern-ator' Arnold Schwarzenegger, shown here in Tokyo in November 2004, will visit Japan, China and Singapore in March, he said. (AFP/File/Kazuhiro Nogi)
Thu Dec 16, 4:11 PM ET
Iraqi militants loyal to firebrand Muslim Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr are reflected as they march in the southern city of Basra in the picture of Sadr's father Ayatollah Mohammed Sadeq Sadr, who was assassinated in the holy city of Najaf in 1999. (AFP/Essam al-Sudani)
Thu Dec 16, 4:23 PM ET
Mexican actor Carlos Padilla, who plays 'Chava' in the film 'Innocent Voices,' holds a poster after an interview at a hotel in San Salvador, December 16, 2004. 'Innocent Voices' follows Chava and his friends as they near age 12, where in some villages they would be recruited into the military. Most of the 75,000 casualties during the 12-year civil war were attributed to the military and right-wing paramilitary groups that are based on the true story of a childhood in El Salvador. REUTERS/Luis Galdamez
Fri Dec 17,12:39 PM ET
Pro-West opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko holds a press conference in front of a portrait of himself in Kiev, 10 December 2004. Former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner said he would lead a prudent and impartial mission of around 500 observers to Ukraine's re-run presidential election on December 26 (AFP/File/Alexander Nemenov)
Wed Dec 22,12:15 PM ET
Benazir Bhutto's husband Asif Ali Zardari addresses a news conference soon after his release on bail in Karachi, December 22, 2004. REUTERS/Zahid Hussein
Tue Dec 21, 7:24 AM ET
Ukrainians watch Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich during a televised debate with opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko in Kiev, December 20, 2004. Liberal challenger Yushchenko launched a bruising attack on Yanukovich, his rival in a re-run of a rigged presidential election, repeatedly putting him on the defensive. (Mykhailo Markiv/Reuters)
Tue Dec 21, 4:00 PM ET
Nostalgia: A Georgian kisses a portrait of the late Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in the Georgian town of Gori during commemorations marking Stalin's birthday. (AFP/Vano Shlamov)
Tue Dec 21, 6:41 PM ET
Standing by Abbas: A Palestinian boy aims a pistol in the air while standing in front of a huge portrait of PLO chief Mahmud Abbas in the West Bank city of Nablus during a rally marking the end of the mourning period for the late Yasser Arafat. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
Tue Dec 21, 6:55 PM ET
United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan (Center L) fields a question as members of the Bulger Fugitive Task Force look on during a press conference held to announce the 10th anniversary of the investigation to find one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, James 'Whitey' Bulger, in Boston, Massachusetts on December 21, 2004. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
Thu Dec 23,10:42 AM ET
A woman walking by a KFC restaurant. The Fastfood Indonesia restaurant chain, which holds the Kentucky Fried Chicken licence for the country, expects sales to grow by 15 percent in 2005 (AFP/File)
Thu Dec 23, 2:19 PM ET
Looking at you: A worker walks before an giant snow sculpture, carved from about 7,000 cubic meters of snow, in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin province. (AFP/Str)
Fri Dec 24, 7:51 AM ET
A father and a child look at a giant Santa Claus balloon in the main square in Skopje, December 24, 2004. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski
Sat Dec 25, 4:23 PM ET
Elect Abbas: A Palestinian man swings on a rope as he posts a giant poster of Mahmud Abbas, Palestine Liberation Organization chairman and Fatah candidate in January's Palestinian presidential election, in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (AFP/Jamal Aruri)
Sun Dec 26, 9:43 PM ET
Opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko gestures as his wife Kateryna, left, looks on during a news conference in Kiev early Monday, Dec. 27, 2004. Yushchenko declared victory in Ukraine's fiercely contested presidential election, telling thousands of supporters they had taken their country to a new political era. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Sun Dec 26, 9:53 PM ET
Opposition presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko gestures as he passes by his huge portrait while going to a news conference in Kiev, Ukraine, early Monday, Dec. 27, 2004. Yushchenko claimed victory Monday in Ukraine's fiercely contested presidential election, telling thousands of supporters that they had brought their nation into a new political era. (AP Photo/Stepan Chuyko)
Sun Dec 26, 9:07 AM ET
Palestinian women walk past a graffiti painting of interim Palestinian leader and presidential front-runner Mahmoud Abbas on a wall in Gaza city, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004. Palestinians will vote in presidential elections Jan. 9, 2005. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
Sun Dec 26, 9:29 AM ET
Palestinian women walk past graffiti paintings of interim Palestinian leader and presidential front-runner Mahmoud Abbas on a wall in Gaza city, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004. Palestinians will vote in presidential elections January 9. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
Wed Dec 29, 1:19 PM ET
Palestinian presidential candidate Mahmoud Abbas waves in front of a poster of late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat during a rally in the West Bank town of Qalqilya, December 29, 2004. Taking his campaign to succeed Arafat to the foot of Israel's West Bank barrier, Abbas said there would be no peace until Israel tore it down. (Ammar Awad/Reuters)

That's 110 photos, or a bit more than two a week. And that's only the ones that I noticed!

This represents 80 different photographers (with ten photos uncredited.) Sixty-six photographers appeared only once; eleven appeared twice; and one each appeared three, four, and five times.

Sixty are from AFP, 32 are from Reuters, 16 from AP, and 2 from CP.

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