The Year's News In Pictures

These photographs don't prove that a picture's worth a thousand words--they're not worth half that--but they do prove another adage: pictures can be deceiving

1. Vice President Al Gore is:

a. Willing to do anything for a vote b. Lucky guest No. 124 c. Pretending to hypnotize a chicken d. The sun, and Regis Philbin is Copernicus

2. Kim Jong Il asked for Albright's e-mail address in order to:

a. Include her on "Stupid South Koreans" joke list b. Have an e-mail pen pal, since he's one of the few North Koreans allowed to use the Internet c. Copy her on a petition to bring back Freaks and Geeks d. Finish what they started

3. Prince Charles has:

a. Given Americans a reason to apologize...