Does using stock photos on your pages have a negative effect on rankings?

Does using stock photos on your pages have a negative effect on rankings? Do original photos help you help you in this regard?
Greg M, Vancouver, BC

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Why are some Google services not yet available in Albania?

Why does Google not support Albania at all? No Places, google.al not advanced, Albanian – is not a supported language in AdSense, not a single Albanian website is on Google News, etc. Does Google hate Albania? :)”
Dardan Hasku, Kosovo

Albania Independence Day 2012 Google doodle:
http://www.google.com/doodles/albania-independence-day-2012

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Will the Webmaster Tools API be updated to add additional data?

Can you tell us if Webmaster Tools will ever have an update to its API allowing us retrieve the “Search Queries” and “Backlinks” data?
Fábio Ricotta, São Paulo, Brasil

Download the Search Queries data using Python:
http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2011/12/download-search-queries-data-using.html

Download Webmaster Tools data using PHP (not an official Google project):
https://code.google.com/p/php-webmaster-tools-downloads/wiki/Running

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