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Sunday, 2 January 2011

The Real Pictures Of The Year 2010

All the News
President Obama reviews the headlines. In an interview with TIME early in the year, Obama said, "I think we've done a pretty good job of working in this town without being completely consumed by it."

Earthquake in Haiti

The devastating January 12 quake registered 7.0 on the Richter scale

The Haitian government estimates that 230,000 people died in the disaster; Another 1,000,000 were made homeless.
Death in the Streets
In the days after the quake, unclaimed bodies lay in the streets of Port-au-Prince.
Grim Task
Though this cemetery in Port-au-Prince was already full, the bodies kept coming
On April 5, a gas explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in Montcoal West Virginia claimed the lives of 29 men. Miner Terry Cooper and his family, above, mourn their deaths.
Fire in the Sky
Firefighters approach an oil pipeline blast site in Dalian, China, July 17.
The ash spewed by the volcano on Eyjafjallajö kull glacier clouded the skies over the U.K. and western Europe, shutting down air travel for six days in April. This photograph, made by an amateur photographer, captures the scene over the glacier in the first few hours of the volcano's increased activity.
A flare marks a landing position for a medevac helicopter in Marja District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The U.S. and its allies in Afghanistan launched an aggressive push into the region in the spring.
The Chilean Miners are Discovered
Florencio Avalos, one of 33 miners trapped in a copper and gold mine in Copiapó, Chile, peers into the video camera that had been lowered through a shaft drilled into the chamber where the men had sought safety after a cave-in. Rescuers succeeded in finding the men 17 days after the section of the mine they were working in collapsed on August 5.
Knots form the shape of a bird as they take to the air at Snettisham Nature Reserve in the U.K.
Nameless Victim
A laughing gull mired in oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill struggles against the tide on East Grand Terre Island, LA, six weeks after the rig collapsed in April. 
Oily Mess
Crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill floats on the surface of the water in the Gulf of Mexico in June. 
Taliban Graffiti
Drawings made by insurgents cover the wall of a compound in Musa Qala, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, that is currently under the control of the U.S. Marines. 
An arrested member of the outlawed militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is presented to the media at the Police Crime Investigation Department in Karachi. 
Blast Walls
Cement barriers line a street at Camp Liberty, in Baghdad, Iraq. 
Devil Dogs
A U.S. Marine displays one of his tattoos. Bulldogs are a popular symbol of the Marine corps.
President Obama walks off stage after a downpour interrupts his Memorial Day speech at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill. He urged the crowd to leave and go to their cars, May 31, 2010. 
Floods in Pakistan
A town is split in half by floodwaters in late July. 
A man and boy flee before advancing floodwaters in Punjab, Pakistan, August 22. Flooding that began in Pakistan in July spread south through August, washing out millions of acres of farmland. 
Survivors of the floods in Pakistan reach for food bags dropped by an army helicopter in Lal Pir on August 7. 
Empty Plate
Tyra Morgan, 14, pokes at her plate with a fork after finishing a meal supplied by a Detroit area food bank. 
The October 25 eruption of Mount Merapi, a volcano near Yogyakarta, Indonesia, covered this village in ash. 
A traditional Indian wrestler smears mud on his head during a March practice session in Calcutta, India
Myspace star Tila "Tequila" Nguyen poses for photographers at the 11th annual Maxim Hot 100 party in Los Angeles May 19, 2010. 
Country singer Taylor Swift pauses in a corridor at the Palace of Auburn Hills outside Detroit, Michigan. 
 Butchered meat hangs in a village in Niger, where meat traders will cook it and ship it to Nigeria for sale. After a severe food crisis in the spring caused many animals in the region to die, the traders bought them for a fraction of their value and resold the cooked meat for profit. 
A young Dinka boy stands in a camp in Southern Sudan. The region will vote in early 2011 in a referendum that is almost certain to give it independence. 
Women cover their faces with green scarves, a symbol of Imam Hussein, during the celebration of Ashura in Khorramabad, Iran in December. The grandson of the prophet Muhammad, Hussein is revered as a martyr.
Snow Toss
During a visit to Washington in February, the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama played with the snow he found on the White House grounds. 
Not So Little Green Men (and Women)
Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, in November.
Graduating Class
Newly trained officers of the Afghan National Army attend their graduation ceremony at the army's training center in Kabul, Afghanistan, in September. 
Thai Red Shirt anti-government protesters carry a man shot during clashes between demonstrators and security forces in Bangkok on May 16. Dozens died in the civil unrest of the spring. 
A Soldier's Final Resting Place
The son of William "Seth" Ricketts, 27, killed by small arms fire in Afghanistan, makes a Ninja pose over the gravestone of his father.


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