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#2010 in Photos

# 2010-in-photos - Friday 31 December, 2010

Slideshow: 2010 in Photos

This year brought countless events that challenged, delighted and saddened us… We’ve collected some of the best moments captured in the click of a lens in 2010.

2010 in Photos: December 2010 In Photos This post contains images

2010 in Photos: December

In December, a suicide-bomber targeted a busy street in Stockholm for an attack, which failed; Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was granted bail; and a group (supposedly) from Limerick tried to reach the Christmas number one spot instead of the X Factor winner.

2010 in Photos: November 2010 In Photos This post contains images

2010 in Photos: November

In November, students in London protested the raising of tuition fees; Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest by the Burmese authorities; and Prince William announced his engagement to Kate Middleton.

2010 in Photos: October 2010 In Photos This post contains images

2010 in Photos: October

In October, an accident at an alumina plant in Hungary killed nine people and released about a million cubic metres of toxic sludge; 33 miners trapped under the ground in Chile were successfully rescued; and Bill Clinton visited Ireland.

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2010 in Photos: September

In September, Mexico celebrated its bicentennial, Muslims celebrated Ramadan, and Hurricane Igor hit – causing significant damage to Newfoundland in Canada.

2010 in Photos: August 2010 In Photos This post contains images

2010 in Photos: August

In August, Russia was ravaged by wildfires while Pakistan was devastated by heavy rains – and Wyclef Jean announced his intention to run for president of Haiti.

2010 in Photos: July 2010 In Photos This post contains images

2010 in Photos: July

In July, tragedy struck in Germany after 21 people were killed in a stampede during the Love Parade festival in Duisburg; A Spanish man who had undergone the first full face transplant met the media; and the 12th July saw rioting in Northern Ireland.

2010 in Photos: June 2010 In Photos This post contains images

2010 in Photos: June

In June, the 2010 Fifa World Cup kicked off in South Africa, torrential rains hit China, and temperatures soared in Ireland.

2010 in Photos: May 2010 In Photos This post contains images

2010 in Photos: May

In May, an explosion at BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig killed 11 people and kicked off one of the worst oil spills in history; Israeli commandos stormed a flotilla of ships attempting to break the Gaza blockade; and a bomb planned for Times Square fails.

2010 in Photos: April 2010 In Photos This post contains images

2010 in Photos: April

In April, the eruption of an Icelandic volcano disrupting European air traffic for weeks; The Polish presidential plane crashed in Russia killing 95 people; And Jewish communities across the world remembered the victims of the Holocaust.

2010 in Photos: March 2010 In Photos This post contains images

2010 in Photos: March

In March, hundreds of hopeful people queued outside the Passport Office in Dublin; Unrest exploded on the streets on Athens; and parts of China faced the most severe drought in over 50 years.

2010 in Photos: February 2010 In Photos This post contains images

2010 in Photos: February

In February the underdog won the Superbowl; Willie O’Dea resigned as Minister for Defence; and Chile was rocked by an 8.8 magnitude earthquake.

2010 in Photos: January 2010 In Photos This post contains images

2010 in Photos: January

In January, the world’s tallest building was unveiled; Irish passports were forged by the Israeli secret service; and longest annular solar eclipse of the millennium occured.