50 Top Photos That Made News For The Decade
Here we are at the end of the first decade of 21 st century. Looking back at pictures, we realize that it was a dramatic, sometimes even brutal decade. Natural disasters, terrorist attacks and war were the main topics for discussion. Ten years ago, Bill Clinton finalizes its term as President of the United States, few people had heard of Osama Ben Laden, the Taliban rule in Afghanistan and Saddam Hussein – in Iraq.
Iraqi citizens and U.S. soldiers toppled a statue of Saddam Hussein in central Baghdad April 9, 2003.
A six year old Elian Gonzalez cried in the arms of Donato Dalrymple – the man who rescued him at sea in November 1999 – at a time, as federal agents try to pick up the boy in the house of his relatives in Miami, April 22, 2000. Supreme Court ruled June 28, 2000, that refuses to surrender the boy, intending to send him back to Cuba on June 28.
Air 4590 Air France Concorde takes off, leaving a fiery trail of the engine in the left wing at the airport of Charles de Gaulle in Paris on July 25, 2000. The aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 109 people on board, and four on the ground.
Member of the Electoral Commission of Broward County, Robert Rosenberg looks at the dubious Bulletin November 25, 2000 in Broward County courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Election Commission Broward County continues to manual recount in time for November 26, as demanded by the Supreme Court of Florida to accept the papers for certification.
Hijacked plane approaching the World Trade Center, before crashing into the famous skyscraper on Sept. 11, 2001
Man falls from the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001
Osama ben Laden in an undisclosed location in the photo, cut out of the transfer on the channel «Al-Jazeera» October 7, 2001. Ben Laden praised God for the September 11 attack and vowed that America "will not be safe as long as" pagan army did not leave the land of Mohammed ".
Afghan girl shows her face for the first time after five years of Taliban rule, waiting for food at distribution center in Kabul on Nov. 14, 2001. Under the guise of Islam, the Taliban ordered all women to wear a veil that hides them from head to toe.
This photo received 30 January 2002, you see a reporter publication «Wall Street Journal» Daniel Pearl in an undisclosed location with a pistol at his head. Later, the kidnappers beheaded a reporter, cut his body into pieces and burned at the borders of Karachi.
U.S. President George W. Bush met with the pilots and crew members on board the USS Abraham Lincoln on their return to the region, the Gulf of Mexico. In a speech from the aircraft carrier, Bush spoke of the overthrow of Saddam Hussein as "the main advance in the war on terrorism, but warned that they will be" hard work "in carrying out this campaign in Iraq.
Smoke envelops the presidential compound in Baghdad on March 21, 2003, during a bombardment of Iraq by the United States. Smoke rises from several affected sites, including the palaces of President Saddam Hussein.
Iraqi prisoners soothes his four sons in the center of the rearrangement of war 101 st Airborne Division near An Najaf, Iraq. Man caught in An Najaf, along with his son, and the U.S. military decided not to separate them.
In this file photo p.f.c Linndi England holds a rope tied to the neck of the detainee. The picture was taken in late 2003 in Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad.
This photo shows the arrest of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein by American soldiers on Dec. 13, 2003 in an underground shelter
Debris from space shuttle Columbia flew through the sky over Tyler, Texas, before they fall to pieces at the entrance of the atmosphere, along with seven crew members on board.
Russian special forces soldier has saved a child from the school, seized by armed terrorists in Beslan, North Ossetia, September 2, 2004. Terrorists released four infants and two women, but by the end of the operation killed 385 people, including 31 terrorists and 186 children.
Indian woman mourning the relatives of the victims of the tsunami in Kudalure 180 km from south of Madras, India, December 28, 2004.
The victims were imposed after train explosion nedalekot from Atocha Station in Madrid on March 11, 2004. At least 131 people were killed and nearly 400 were injured March 11, 2004 in nearly simultaneous blasts at three Madrid train. This was a premeditated attack, carried out in just 72 hours before the general elections in Spain. The explosions occurred in high-speed long distance train and two commuter trains.
Iraqis chanting anti-US slogans to hanging in the background of charred bodies on the bridge over the Euphrates River in Fallujah, west of Baghdad March 31, 2004.
This picture is called «Hubble Ultra Deep Field» Since late 2003, astronomers have sent the telescope "Hubble" a tiny, relatively empty part of our sky (seen a few stars of the Milky Way) and photographed nearly 12 days for 4 months old. The result was this amazing picture, looking out in time for thousands of galaxies at a distance of 1 to 13 billion light-years from Earth. In this tiny patch of sky was detected 10 000 galaxies, and in each of them are billions of stars.
The bodies of tsunami victims in the center of Banda Akeh, Indonesia, Jan. 2, 2005. The total number of dead and missing in the tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004 was 230 000 people.
May 19, 2005 NASA rover "Spirit" has made this amazing picture of the sun, setting over the edge of Gusev Crater on Mars. This panoramic mosaic was made around 18:07 Martian days. "Spirit" had to be awake shortly after it sent the data to the orbiter «Mars Odyssey» just before sunset. Snapshot is a composition of pseudo-colors, which shows the sky, which used to seeing people, but with a slightly exaggerated colors.
The body of the victims of Hurricane Katrina, swimming in the river in New Orleans on Sept. 1, 2005. Katrina became the most "expensive" hurricane, killing 1800 people.
Paris Hilton poses at a photo shoot at the Hotel Carlton at the 58th Cannes Film Festival May 13, 2005.
Paul Daja (right) helps a wounded passenger station Davinio Turrell at Edgware Road station in London after a series of explosions in the London Underground July 7, 2005. Four Muslim suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the subway, killing 56 people.
In this photo provided by the French army, shows the French soldiers, arrested the pirates of Somalia on Nov. 12, 2009.
An investigator inspects the body of man killed by criminals in Medellin, September 26, 2008. After a sharp decline of crime over the past few years, giving hope to start a peaceful life in Medellin, Colombia, the poor areas of the city were once again on the verge of war. The number of homicides has nearly doubled since the issuance of a criminal leader Medellin, known as the Don Bern, which freed the field of drug gangs and racketeering.
Muslims pray on the eve of the first day of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan in a mosque in the city of Surabaya, West Java, August 31, 2008. Muslims around the world gathered for evening prayers, known as "tarawih" during the Muslim month of Ramadan.
In this photo made on 26 November 2008, armed men have been identified by police as Ajmal Kasab, is on the railway station, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai, India. Kasab was the only surviving terrorist from the ten, which held a series of terrorist attacks in Mumbai on November 2, killing 175 and wounding more than 300 people.
The demonstrators held banners and signs behind Richard Fulda – Chairman and CEO «Lehman Brothers», who sits down to give evidence at the hearing, the bankruptcy of the company on Capitol Hill in Washington October 6, 2008.
Useynov Bolt of Jamaica crosses the finish line and wins the gold medal in the race for 200 meters men at the National Stadium in Beijing during the 2008 Summer Olympic Games on August 20.
Drummers perform at the opening ceremony of 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing August 8, 2008.
Internally displaced persons leaving Kibati, heading north from town to villages and Kibumba Rugari north of Goma, Congo, Nov. 2, 2008. Several thousand people were forced to leave their homes during the conflict the rebels and government troops in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Now they have begun to return home after cease-fire.
Marines from the 24 th Expeditionary Unit MP escaped with little blood after a firefight with Taliban militants near the Garmsera in Helmand Province on May 18 in Afghanistan.
The presidential candidate of the Democratic Party Barack Obama and his wife Michelle before saying a speech to the voters of South Dakota and Montana
It was still a presidential candidate of the Democratic Party Senator Barack Obama waves to the audience, having come to the Victory Column in Berlin
A local woman carrying a baby tries to resist the promotion of the Amazon state police, who wanted to drive a woman and 200 other members of the movement with the private land on the outskirts of Manaus in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon
A woman was crying, because he can not find my 4-year-old daughter and her husband among the ruins of an earthquake destroyed the school in the district Beychuan, Nearly 70 000 Chinese were killed in the earthquake and ensuing landslides and floods.
Kenyan boy screaming at the sight of approaching his house with a police baton in the slums of Kibera, Nairobi, 17 January 2008. Hundreds of police officers who had previously faced with supporters of the Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga at the entrance to the slums, then began searching from house to house looking for protesters.
In this picture made September 10, 2008, see Hurricane Ike, the team tracked the International Space Station, passing the 220 land miles above the Earth.
Type of particle detector CMS (compact muon solenoid) in the shop clean. Tracking CMS – one of two general experiments conducted using the Large Hadron Collider, set up to study physics Terascale – the energy field, where physicists believe they will find answers to key questions of the 21 st century in the field of elementary particle physics.
A woman hugs her dead son’s six-year Thamera Diya, who died when their family car came under fire of unknown armed men in the Iraqi province of Diyala’s capital Baquba
A thick morning fog shrouded the Dubai Marina 21 November 2007.
The journalist Kenji Nagai of the agency lies wounded after police and soldiers began to shoot at demonstrators in downtown Yangon
Eighteen floodgates opened on the dam «Three Gorges» July 22, 2007 in Uichange, central China’s Hubei Province.
In this photo made on Nov. 2, 2007, you see the peat forests next to the cleared peat bog, which is prepared for plantation in Kampar in Pekanbaru, Riau. Peat bogs – a swampy forest, effectively absorb the greenhouse gases produced by large industrial countries.
Immigrant creeps past the holiday on the beach, swam to the beach Gran Taradzhal, Canary Islands, on a homemade boat, May 5, 2006.
Co-founders of video resource «YouTube» 29-year-old Chad Hurley (left) and 27-year-old Steven Chen pose with their laptops in the office «YouTube» in San Mateo, Calif.,
This photo, July 9, 2006 made immediately after the player of the French soccer team Zinedine Zedan struck head of the Italian defender Marco Materazzi in the final of the 2006 World Cup in Berlin.
Iranian woman – a supporter of former Prime Minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi – covers his face with his photograph during the election meeting at the stadium in Tehran