External images clickable?

Hi Friends,
I want to load external images (named ar ABCD???.jpg no of images may vary at any given time) into my flash movie from a directory and play a slidshow of them. How can I do that? I need to read how many files are there in directory, create an array and load images one by one. Can any body help me in writing the code?

I also want to make these images (loaded externally) clickable to open relavent pages or their high resolution version.

Detaild tutorial/desciption may be needed as I am a novice.