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2010 in photos (part 3 of 3)

As the year 2010 approaches its last few days, it's time to look back on the previous 12 months. In the last third of 2010, Wikileaks released hundreds of classified diplomatic cables, 33 men were rescued from a mine after being trapped for 10 weeks, protesters took to the streets all over the world, and so much more. Each photo tells its own tale, weaving together into the larger story of 2010. This is a multi-entry story, 120 photographs over three days. Please see part 1 and part 2 from earlier. [Editor's note: The next regular entry will be posted on 12/22] (40 photos total)

Julian Assange, founder and public face of WikiLeaks, which has made public thousands of classified U.S. diplomatic cables and files on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, holds a news conference at the Geneva Press Club in Geneva, Switzerland on November 4th, 2010. (REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud)
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179 comments so far...
1.

Awesome pictures

Posted by martani_net December 16, 10 12:16 PM
2.

las mejores fotos lejos ...
machasa

Posted by rodrigo December 16, 10 12:17 PM
3.

some photos really break your heart....

Posted by dinos December 16, 10 12:19 PM
4.

if no more in series are to come, then i am surprised to see how many memories have been missed to be recalled

Posted by Amit December 16, 10 12:19 PM
5.

#40 is terrific ... looks like she is auditioning for a student production of Les Miserables.

Posted by PJRiowa December 16, 10 12:20 PM
6.

picture 20 is disgusting

Posted by riz December 16, 10 12:21 PM
7.

Now this is awesome once more....

Posted by Leander December 16, 10 12:23 PM
8.

amazing!

Posted by Ahmed Eid December 16, 10 12:23 PM
9.

Stunning!!!

Posted by bzz December 16, 10 12:26 PM
10.

38 VS 40, le choc des civilisations...

Posted by all December 16, 10 12:28 PM
11.

So many to love. This seems to be a collection of my favourite photos from all collections this year :)

Love the spirit of 3-4-5. The Chilean miner episode was definitely the most inspiring we had this year.

The colours and contrast of #12 are awesome.

Though, #13 is definitely my favourite photo in this collection.

The emotion in #21 moved me again as it did in the original collection. Though I think the original quote on this one was '2 brothers' instead of just 2 men.

In #23, the resolve on that man's face with the ash cloud in background - again #ilike.

#31 - the contrast is brilliant. Also a stark reminder of the troubling times here in Britain, specially the, IMO, overjealous policing of protests in London.

#32 - the best I've seen of my hometown :)

#40 - Loved the attitude and the dressing sense of this girl when it was first published in a collection. Still love it!

Thanks for the whole series. Was a brilliant reminder to end the world.

P.S.: I had the 'Last of the Mohicans' OST running in background when going through this set. Brilliant combo - highly recommended :)

Posted by raven December 16, 10 12:31 PM
12.

#33 is awesome!

Posted by Carlos December 16, 10 12:32 PM
13.

#20 Always incredible.

Posted by Tovkal December 16, 10 12:34 PM
14.

Definitely some heartbreaking photos here.

Posted by robina December 16, 10 12:34 PM
15.

These photos are result of rather courage and promptness than art of photography but there are damn great!

Posted by Vit Baisa December 16, 10 12:36 PM
16.

#9 is horrible!

Posted by ical December 16, 10 12:41 PM
17.

Incredible.

Posted by Sir December 16, 10 12:42 PM
18.

#31 looks like a scene from "V for Vendetta"

Posted by nico December 16, 10 12:43 PM
19.

14 and 21 were my favorites. These photographers are incredible

Posted by SoulChorea December 16, 10 12:48 PM
20.

estan tremendas
me da risa el fail police en la #31

gracias por increibles fotos!

Posted by P. December 16, 10 12:56 PM
21.

Great set of pix! But the tiny Beck rally and nothing from the much bigger (and more fun) Stewart/Colbert rally?

Posted by jr December 16, 10 01:00 PM
22.

31 - The information is incorrect. The protesters were kettled on Westminster Bridge several hours after the law had passed, not before. Until the law was passed, and for a while after, the demonstrators were kettled on Parliament Square, the other side of Westminster.

Posted by John December 16, 10 01:27 PM
23.

#27 - i was there :)))

Posted by alex December 16, 10 01:29 PM
24.

#22 is awesome. Human endevour to be proud of.

#20, It doesn't look like he "ran them down" as the caption says. I'd say the driver came round a corner and physics took over. I wouldn't say the driver was intentional there. Standing in the middle of the road on a tight bend, in front of cars throwing rocks at them, what did they expect?

Great photos mate. Big picture is the one site I check every day, hoping for more.

TY, and a merry season to all.

Posted by humanbeing December 16, 10 01:34 PM
25.

Nossa realmente é Impressionante, Terremoto no Chile.. foi um marcooo na nossa história!

Posted by Anonymous December 16, 10 01:42 PM
26.

Regarding #20

The video very clearly shows them running infront of the car after throwing rocks at them, it was their own fault really.

Posted by :D December 16, 10 02:01 PM
27.

Comenter 24: That's your opinion of that event. If you see the video, the car is stopped and then goes at full speed running down the two children. "What did they expect?" I don't know, maybe that a grown man behind a wheel wouldn't run them over? It's deeply insulting when people blame the victim. Try and be objective, please.

Posted by Andrea Moreno December 16, 10 02:04 PM
28.

Photo # 29
That is One cool looking smoke ring...
The rest are very emotional and moving...

Posted by Levi Burrow December 16, 10 02:24 PM
29.

Why you didn't include riots in Russia (Moscow, December 11, around 10,000 people came out) and demonstration against Berlusconi in Rome?

Posted by Smitty Murphy December 16, 10 02:29 PM
30.

#20 : A photo-op staged for the world There are additional photos & video of this incident. Adult handlers/instigators. journalists set up to shoot the scenes, child model/stone throwers, and an unsuspecting Jewish motorist not wanting to get maimed or killed. The photo does not show the violent thugs that would prompt anybody to "step on the gas". So yes, this photo is disgusting.

Posted by Mark G December 16, 10 02:29 PM
31.

#9 horrible, but why are the guys in top left looking the other way???

Posted by 88fox December 16, 10 02:30 PM
32.

commentator #24 #26: you are disgusting, really.

Posted by Leo December 16, 10 02:40 PM
33.

#20... The picture of the kid getting hit by the car.

The kid wanent "standing among a group of youngsters throwing stones"

He was in the process of throwing a stone. He charged the car and threw the rock. Then he was hit by the car.

Posted by Brian December 16, 10 02:48 PM
34.

pic 20,
ever wonder why they are throwing rocks? its because they are oppressed. I will fight back if I wasn't allowed to live a normal life.

Posted by i December 16, 10 02:53 PM
35.

amazing as always. thank you big picture.

Posted by guayec December 16, 10 02:59 PM
36.

Excelentes fotos, excelentes fotógrafos, me gusta mucho la galería,
#1 Julian Assange, personaje del año definitivamente, #9 no comprendo por qué hay personas tranquilas y como si nada hubiese pasado....

Sldos!

Posted by JuanGarcía December 16, 10 03:07 PM
37.

To commentator 32

They are disgusting you say? What would you do if at a stop sign people came out of the bush to throw ROCKS at you? And then you have no idea if they want to invade your car and attack you personnally. I'd slam on the gas without looking back. Too bad for them.

My fav picture: 31. simply awesome.

Posted by etienne December 16, 10 03:18 PM
38.

congratulation, i love this web site, the picture are amazing.
Stewie, from Brazil.

Posted by Stewie December 16, 10 03:22 PM
39.

#1 is my favorite.
Good to know he's free!!!!!

Posted by Mademoiselle December 16, 10 03:28 PM
40.

great trilogy...talk about great timing in #29 here.

Posted by Chris December 16, 10 03:38 PM
41.

#20's caption is flat out wrong. The youngster was not run down while "standing among a group". He was running directly at the car while throwing a stone at it. This is clearly documented in the video evidence: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STvNfzN2Lhc&feature=player_detailpage#t=8s

Please update the caption to reflect reality.

Posted by David December 16, 10 03:39 PM
42.

To commentator 37: I saw the video. kids were to the left of the driver. he did have a clear path to drive by. But he purposely swung to the left to hit the kids.
So do I still need to tell you what I would have done in that scneario?

Posted by Leo December 16, 10 04:24 PM
43.

@Comment 27

Review the video and only then may you lecture us on being objective.

Posted by Elias December 16, 10 04:38 PM
44.

# 31, the 3rd guy form the right was probably a bit nervous ;-)

great work, love it all!

Posted by lil m December 16, 10 05:08 PM
45.

WORLD COMES DOWN

Posted by Anonymous December 16, 10 05:51 PM
46.

I agree with comment #41, if you're charging cars with stones, you're expected to get hit. Regardless of it the driver could have avoided them, they should have been there in the first place.
Other than that, all of these photos are incredible.

Posted by Suzi. December 16, 10 05:59 PM
47.

Just looked at all 3 sets of photos back to back to back, was a crazy and eventful year indeed !!!

Posted by Cory December 16, 10 06:24 PM
48.

#42, watch a clip of the video which shows the car coming around the corner. Not the clips which just show the car hitting the kids.

The car was moving to miss them. Then the kids moved to again place themselves in front of the car.

If the car was really trying to hit the kids, why did he slow down to a stop after hitting them, just prior to taking off again? You would think he would have hit the gas the whole time and gone for broke. Not stop.

Posted by Brian December 16, 10 06:39 PM
49.

wow....I can't believe how much has happened in one year.

Posted by Natalie Brooke December 16, 10 07:12 PM
50.

to commentator 46:
Those kids probably had the same thought - the 'driver' should not have been there in first place.

Posted by Leo December 16, 10 07:15 PM
51.

#12 - Interesting but futile.

#20 - This is nothing.. poor kid will have a few broken bones though. I admire their courage. No pussies behind drones and guided missiles here. Israel ... you have already lost.. you're no longer human.

#34 - Bull.

#35 - Karma. This is just the beginning.

Posted by Patriotic Trailer Parker December 16, 10 08:48 PM
52.

Is the Julian Assange picture free lensing??

Posted by Erin December 16, 10 08:48 PM
53.

What a group of amazing pictures! What a year!

Posted by Bird December 16, 10 09:22 PM
54.

Really? No mention of the 7.1 earthquake in Christchurch (there were several stunning pictures from that, including some incredibly buckled train tracks) or the Pike River mine explosion on the West Coast? No love for New Zealand this year, I guess.

Posted by Mel December 16, 10 09:26 PM
55.

great photo

Posted by faizzaki December 16, 10 09:48 PM
56.

If the Beck rally was included - why was the significantly larger Rally to Restore Sanity/Fear exluded? http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2010/11/01/alg_resize_colbert_stewart_crowd.jpg

Posted by A. Guttierez December 16, 10 10:19 PM
57.

Stunning photos, but none of the trapped Chilean miners?

Posted by andrew December 16, 10 10:45 PM
58.

I get so emotional when I look at these blog posts. The world is so beautiful yet it breaks my heart to know that other people suffer because of what others do. I should be very grateful for what I have.

Posted by Meg December 16, 10 11:59 PM
59.

Missing probably the most iconic photo of 2010: Prince Charles and Camilla agape in their car, surrounded by students rioting over austerity measures. "Austerity" is the word of the upcoming decade, folks, and that photo screams "the good days are gone, off with their heads".

Posted by Steve December 17, 10 01:24 AM
60.

# 5. miners were rescued. best thing that happened in this year.
# 8. picture taken nicely. another good news in this year.
# 21. very touching picture.

Posted by Suresh December 17, 10 02:53 AM
61.

I think those kids deserved it. But awesome photos all the same.

Posted by Zach December 17, 10 03:04 AM
62.

Another year is almost gone. I hope next year would be a better one.
Julian Assange, I want to spit at his picture but I don't want to dirty my computer screen. I'm for freedom of information but not at the expense of someone losing their life. Not to mention the amount of damage to international relationship it would cause. I don't have to tell anybody how difficult to establish and maintain good relations with other countries.
Someday, he'll get his payback. After all, payback is a bitch!

Posted by M. Jones December 17, 10 03:11 AM
63.

Thank you for provinding us such powerful pictures !
LONG LIFE BOSTON PICTURE!

Posted by Nim December 17, 10 03:21 AM
64.

感谢 The Big Picture 一年来奉献的精彩大图!

Posted by Bryan Jiang December 17, 10 03:37 AM
65.

This awesome series prove that "a picture is worth a thousand words" Pulitzer Prize-worthy photojournalism series all. Kudos to ALL the photographers (and editors)involved !

Posted by MikSas December 17, 10 03:46 AM
66.

Regarding #20
The description is very poor. These are illegal Israeli settlers that are illegal under international law that have taken land away from the Palestininas this is why they are throwing stones at these crazy settlers. These settlers are awful people that destroy the peace process. Great photo though.

Posted by mrschimmo December 17, 10 05:02 AM
67.

# 9 and 21 makes me think deep.
sad reality...

Posted by daun December 17, 10 05:49 AM
68.

#20 is made of pure awesome. Think that kid will ever throw another rock at a car? Just like people getting their heads smashed in London and the bull fighter from yesterday's post...you better be prepared to pay for your actions. I'm sure this boy learned this behavior from his parents. Throwing rocks today and blowing himself up and/or flying planes into buildings tomorrow.

Posted by Ken December 17, 10 07:32 AM
69.

that beauty if they are the best pictures of 2010

Posted by lino December 17, 10 07:34 AM
70.

I like the picture number 2

Posted by katia December 17, 10 07:59 AM
71.

yes i am

Posted by federico December 17, 10 08:07 AM
72.

I like picture 40 :D

Posted by Paco December 17, 10 08:07 AM
73.

i love you baby photo 40

Posted by nathan December 17, 10 08:08 AM
74.

The picture number 2 is beautiful, i like this colors !!!

Posted by Julayyy December 17, 10 08:11 AM
75.

#20. Nice one. Well deserved i would say. Will teach some a lesson.

Posted by Ahmed December 17, 10 08:33 AM
76.

Absolutely amazing pictures! Thank you!

Posted by Anna Z December 17, 10 08:34 AM
77.

Sad to see that even these beautiful and very emotional pictures are on the screen some people still are able to feel hate...

Posted by Jason December 17, 10 08:43 AM
78.

Wow #40, she looks really cute! :) Quelle belle fille...

Posted by Strulf December 17, 10 09:04 AM
79.

the picute number 25 is horrible !!

Posted by aurélie December 17, 10 09:15 AM
80.

Photo 20 shows us that we view a picture from our personal perspectives. Unfortunate that the caption tries to tilt that perspective. I see a driver trying to avoid people throwing things at him. No time to ascertain they are children, just trying to get out of the situation.

Posted by Lilly December 17, 10 09:45 AM
81.

no word or pic on the 29 Pike River miners who died in a coal mine blast in New Zealand, or the shattering 7.4 earthquake in Centenbury (New Zealand) that ended rather well with no victims... well... nice pics anyway...

Posted by Crea December 17, 10 09:48 AM
82.

Thank you for another great year. Your effort is much appreciated.

Posted by Joshua Best December 17, 10 10:15 AM
83.

@Comment 66
If the roles were reversed, the Palestinians would have eradicated the Israelis long ago. The level of brutality would be unconscionable.

Posted by Mel December 17, 10 10:20 AM
84.

to commentator 37. Yes #20 his disgusting because it shows the little respect for human life the israelis have. The israelis are brutally occupying a land that's not there's. And lets not forget that these are children for crying out loud!!! What would you think if this was done to your blond blue-eyed anglo-saxon kids???

Posted by Francois December 17, 10 10:49 AM
85.

Another great set!
#10 There is still so much to explore....

Posted by Stefan December 17, 10 11:20 AM
86.

no puede ser nooooo!
#3

Posted by shareunlimited December 17, 10 11:56 AM
87.

amazing photos
but would have liked to see :
1. 26/11 mumbai attack photos
2. CWG opening ceremony
3. greece marathon

Posted by punit December 17, 10 12:05 PM
88.

Thank BG, you're best BGPIC's...

Posted by michael December 17, 10 12:12 PM
89.

to the hypocrite commenters, who think they would have acted differently under attack.
this was an orchestrated ROCK throwing party (all the photographers weren't there by mistake). The driver (look at at video how all the windows are smashed) just didn't want to die. And I can understand if he was in a panic.
Ask yourself honestly, would you act differently?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STvNfzN2Lhc&feature=player_detailpage#t=8s
True, this boy is a victim. He's a victim of his society and leaders.
Stop believe everything the Palestinian propaganda machine is feeding you with.

Posted by John L. December 17, 10 12:30 PM
90.

Regarding 20: Even though the picture is stunning and really breathtaking(it even better if you notice the passengers sit with the driver's kid in it) it shows only half of the truth. If you really want to learn the truth just follow the link someone already posted and watch the video on youtube. As a matter of fact watch many videos of the same footage they show the same thing:

1) The driver tried to avoid the kid(and because he cares stopped to see if the kid is ok. no he couldn't get out of the car, would any of you get out of the car among many kids with rock in hand? )
2) Even though what the kids fight for a good cause, they also participate in an act that is played for us westerns(showing in the videos).

All in all great pictures all of them.

Posted by Vassilis December 17, 10 12:46 PM
91.

Great Pictures. Full with all ingredients of photography with human emotions.

Posted by Hozaifa December 17, 10 01:31 PM
92.

Breath taking

Posted by Andreea December 17, 10 01:36 PM
93.

#21 is amazing! So sad and sweet at the same time.

Posted by jmm December 17, 10 01:46 PM
94.

#14 This could be the explanation of few, but very bad, collateral casualties, I guess...

Posted by Pietro December 17, 10 02:29 PM
95.

#20
An Israeli motorist runs down a masked Palestinian youth who was standing among a group of youngsters throwing stones at Israeli cars on October 8, 2010 in the mostly Arab east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan.

seriously? they are not as naive as they look.
and as a photographer i must say that in this case instead of reporting news the photographers actually made them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjSdbVZ8QPY

Posted by Assaf December 17, 10 03:37 PM
96.

#6 This is Anna Barańska not Werblinska anyway amazing is woman body...

Posted by pol December 17, 10 06:15 PM
97.

Incrível.
Por um momento até se esquece que tudo isso se passou apenas neste ano de 2010.

Posted by Eryck December 17, 10 08:15 PM
98.

#20 i cant believe most of you are blaming the kid while defending the adult just because he is an isreali omg he is just a kid what if it was your kid can u say the same you are saying about that kid
isreal is just a terrorist bank

Posted by joe December 17, 10 08:30 PM
99.

My interpretation of #20, is this was staged.
The car is not moving, the kid did a cart wheel.
The one in front of the car should have already been fallen, if there was a force to lift the other one over the car. We do not see the driver's face, because he is not stressed.

Posted by M.K. December 17, 10 09:02 PM
100.

#84
"The israelis are brutally occupying a land that's not there's. And lets not forget that these are children for crying out loud"

Kids can carry gun just a well a adults and the fact that they are throwing rocks doesn't excuse their behavior. If someone in that situation fear for their life, I don't blame them for running those rioters down. That's right, rioters, because protesting something should not escalate to throwing, burning, maiming and destroying other people properties.
The Palestinian authorities are responsible for the predicament they are now because of what they did in 1973. Don't forget that they were the aggressor in that war not the Israelis.
If the Arab coalition manage to win that war, there wouldn't be a state of Israel. They would have wipe out that country and its population.
I say, don't antagonize Israel and come to the peace table and negotiate a settlement. If they have to give up land to accomplish this, then go ahead.
Consider land for peace as war reparations.
Don't poke at a bees nest and you won't get sting........

Posted by J.B. December 17, 10 10:18 PM
101.

#40: That girl is so undeniably Parisian.

Posted by Roto13 December 17, 10 11:31 PM
102.

Re #20, don't you think one of the 4+ adult photographers present might have advised the children not to throw rocks at cars, and especially not to stand in traffic?

...if they weren't busy cynically manufacturing news and endangering kids, that is.

Posted by Mike December 17, 10 11:32 PM
103.

#20 I saw for first time the photo and the video. The driver looks like playing bowling.....

Posted by Jim December 18, 10 12:56 AM
104.

#18: Proof that age does not guarantee wisdom. "Hey, everybody, let's use what Social Security money our Medicare has saved us to travel all the way to D.C. so we can buy Glenn Beck merchandise and protest government handouts!"

#21: So many of these are so sad, but to see old men, burdened with so many years of real hardship and fleetingly pleasant memories crying for a damn good reason, is a really hard thing to bear. No wonder humans dreamed an afterlife for themselves. So much lost time between loved ones in this cruel world.

#22 is by far my favorite for purely nerdy reasons, but, in the context of this series, it takes a very different position. Amidst all the horrible things we do to one another, we are exploring other worlds, but looking back, there is nothing those worlds can offer us in any humane way. We are all we have and this Earth is all we have it in. It's horrible, but I really think humanity will only find peace in the oblivion of extinction.

#40: My god what a gorgeous young rabblerouser! All the more beautiful for her passion and excitement. I'll bet some lucky rebel poseur got well laid that day.

Posted by cgauthier December 18, 10 02:12 AM
105.

To comment #66. Do you think it's a problem to send people to their death for the price of freedom? If there are people dying for the freedom of speech is that a problem? If there is anyone that thinks that the war in Afghanistan is a war for freedom then who's freedom is it? Or is it as it always is with the US, a war for resources? It's interesting to see how so many western powers want to see Assange in prison or as US all time favorite person Palin says, "hunted down like a terrorist". Western world is leaning more and more towards dictatorship and no transparency, and in the front of that stands the mighty (and poor) US.
Thanks to Big picture for great pictures!!

Posted by Larsa December 18, 10 03:54 AM
106.

#31 look like from a movie scene

Posted by Hatem December 18, 10 04:21 AM
107.

Merry Christmas folks...
:o)

Posted by michael December 18, 10 04:34 AM
108.

Notice how extreme wether has become these past few years! Common action is truely required, and fast. Looks like we're heading towards a catastrophy.

Posted by Ash December 18, 10 06:06 AM
109.

So many pictures of our perennial state of suffering. Much of it inflicted upon ourselves.

What is wrong with the human race?

Posted by JDN December 18, 10 09:13 AM
110.

Imagens realmente fantásticas. Que no ano novo possamos ver imagens de paz e amor.

Posted by José Angelo Pinto December 18, 10 11:07 AM
111.

See all of the bad pictures? They would be kittens and unicorns and rainbows if you Americans had voted for McCain.

Posted by Charles December 18, 10 11:46 AM
112.

#29: That's an amazing capture of the smoke grenade. Kudos to the photographer.

Posted by Hon Wei December 18, 10 06:12 PM
113.

#35 I would trade places with that TSA agent any day!

Posted by Holden MaGroin December 18, 10 07:47 PM
114.

#13 is incredible! Really beautiful.

Posted by Yvi December 18, 10 08:25 PM
115.

I love #14.

Thank you for sharing all those pictures with us. Keep doing it, please!

Posted by Jorge December 18, 10 08:55 PM
116.

what is real meaning of your guys' "BIG"?

Posted by Anonymous December 19, 10 12:17 AM
117.

#14....and you wonder why civilians get killed

Posted by Shawn December 19, 10 03:12 AM
118.

#1- 40 good and bad i'm really in shock...many thoughts are racing through my head..this world has a long way to go [learn] before healing can take process...just gotta hope for the best and do our best as people -smh- speechless

Posted by Ty Lynn December 19, 10 05:55 AM
119.

Pic 30 Is the old guy on the right looking at this son on the left and thinking is he going to be more oppressive than me?

Posted by John McLean-Hodgson December 19, 10 06:00 AM
120.

At 99: A comment just for laughs...you have not seen this incident on video on the news???The car IS moving, fast enough to hit the 2 children and throw the one in the air...please, next time CHECK before you comment.

As for the incident per se, I agree with most of you that when children hide their faces and bear stones to destroy, they stop being innocent. Otherwise all terrorist/guerilla/mafia etc. organizations would use kids with guns to do all the dirty work, since they would be "innocent". I assume most of us in the drivers position would react the same way, it s called instict of survival.

Posted by Christos December 19, 10 07:46 AM
121.

#20 I hate the Isrealis government as much as I hate the Palestinian government. But the driver clearly trys to go around the kids left, when they run in front of the car. Then he moved to the right and did not see the other kid coming. He should have slowed down while driving through, but you can not blame him. And there are _adults_ standing around, which even attack him after the accident. The driver would be killed if he stopped.

Posted by Chris December 19, 10 08:00 AM
122.

@18: That was exactly my first thought, it looks SOOO much like "V for Vendetta"! Funny enough, at about the same time the whole theater with Wikileaks is going down there along the same tune.. Weird coincidence, no?

Posted by P December 19, 10 09:00 AM
123.

# 21
# 39

Too much sorrow..........

Posted by Danny December 19, 10 10:45 AM
124.

#20
Seen the video from several sites and clearly those "boys" were at fault.
The whole scene looks like its been stage using those kids to throw rocks at the motorist. The driver clearly tried to avoid hitting them but with multiple rocks being thrown he must not have seen those boys running in front of his car.
If I had my son with me and those kids where throwing rocks, I wouldn't hesitate to protect my son by running those hoodlums down. The Palestinians are losing credibility every time they stage something like these.
If they want the world to side with their cause, they should stop shelling Israel with rockets and stop throwing rocks at the police.
Looks like the Adults have lost their ball and are using kids to do their dirty work now. Shame, Shame!
As long as the Palestinians continue to behave like animals, there will be no peace in Palestine.

Happy Holidays to peace loving people around the world!

Posted by Tom December 19, 10 02:04 PM
125.

These are all incredible pictures (in all three series), but what is most noticeable by its absence are any pictures of the sovereign debt crisis in Europe - as could be depicted by riots in Greece, homelessness in Ireland, or any number of pictures of politicians gathering in Brussels to attempt to resolve the crisis.

Posted by Michael December 19, 10 04:22 PM
126.

@111
No truer words, my friend.

Posted by jk56 December 19, 10 08:50 PM
127.

2010發生好多的事情
希望在新的一年能更美好...
加油!

Posted by Jim December 19, 10 10:17 PM
128.

Too many photos from the complete collection of 2010 show pain. I am sure that when The big picture show us the collection of 2011, it will be the same. It is a pity but life, sadly, is like that. Good luck all of you for 2011. Jose, Seville.

Posted by JOSE December 20, 10 04:52 AM
129.

Spot the moron in #31 :-)

Posted by annnonymous December 20, 10 10:13 AM
130.

Auch wenn es viele schöne oder dramatische Fotos aus vielerlei Ländern zeigt... Es ist und bleibt die die strumpfdoofe und introvertierte Sicht der Amerikanier zu sich selber...

Posted by Sneeze December 20, 10 10:29 AM
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@ 68, ken. are you really that shallow?? are you really that dumb? have you asked yourself who are they throwing rocks at, and why??!? wow, people... no wonder the "powers that be" get to do whatever they want, with completely ignorant people like you they have all the support they need!

Posted by carlos December 20, 10 10:37 AM
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At Zach (poster no. 61):
Saying that the kids deserve it makes you a thoroughly disgusting person. You do not seem to understand the sanctity of life. There must have been something wrong with the way you were brought up.

And to the others who side against the Palestinian kids.
These are kids. Underage and without understanding. Even if the event was staged, the sympathy should be towards the kids and against those who took advantage of them.

Posted by Riz December 20, 10 11:53 AM
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#35: I wish Americans would stop bitching about this. I have to do it every time I fly. Welcome to the world of people with metal implants. Now we are all truly equal.

Posted by Adrienne December 20, 10 01:45 PM
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To #62 (M. Jones): I think I can see you in pic #18! Keep on drinking the Fox News kool aid.

Posted by Adrienne December 20, 10 01:54 PM
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#99 "i cant believe most of you are blaming the kid while defending the adult just because he is an isreali omg he is just a kid what if it was your kid can u say the same you are saying about that kid
isreal is just a terrorist bank"

You sir are an idiot......
Those aren't you typical western kids. They have been brainwashed to hate the Israelis and anyone else who gets in there way.
Those "kids" are terrorist just like the adults standing around waiting for mayhem to happened. I you are a well adjusted adults, you will put a stop to kids throwing rocks.I've hit with on stone before and it knock me for a loop. It was excruciatingly painful and I bleed profusely.
What if all those rock hit the driver and he lost consciousness. I bet there would have been dead bodies all around.
I don't understand why a lot of people are defending Palestinians actions when they are the root cause of all these problems. And because they have the backing of the Muslim world, they refuse to make any kind of concessions that will lead to peace.

Posted by M. Peterson December 20, 10 09:23 PM
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#132, If these kids are your round of the mill kids who are just doing stupid mischief, that I would understand. But when kids start throwing stone to damage and cause injury to someone, I do not and will not systematize with them. If these kids aren't stop now, they will grow up to be militants and will kill innocent people in the future.
You are blind if you think these are normal kids. Give them a gun and they can kill you just as easily as an adult can.

Posted by Chris December 20, 10 10:05 PM
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@ 134
Hey Adrienne, ya the picture added an extra 10 lbs!
Sorry, I don't surf that website nor the other lying, pseudo-news sites.
But I do enjoy Kool aid, and I'm partial to the black Cherry!
I like you name though!

Happy Holidays! ; - )

Posted by M. Jones December 20, 10 10:16 PM
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# 31 , The face of the future in the UK, ever more severe policing of any protest against an increasingly disliked and objectionable government. Great pic, the police placed between the people and their supposed representatives, super imagery.

For sheer tragedy the pic of the dead, dying and soon to be dead youngsters crushed on the bridge in Pnomh Penh takes some beating. Having come from all over Cambodia, one of the poorest countries on the planet, for the annual Om Tuk festival, what should have been a fun night out for these country kids turned into oanightmare.

Posted by Martyn December 21, 10 12:43 AM
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How did we reach the point where some people are actually defending a man who hit children with his car ..!!

Posted by John December 21, 10 10:41 AM
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The images are impressive. Fantastic. About the Wikileaks case, I'm sure, deep down, Julian Assange was happy because it was more "famous" with everything that happened. It could have been tragic at first, but then he should have accepted the fact that Wikileaks is already a "milestone" for the world. And the confidential files that were exposed were certainly very important to people because they've heard about all the "junks" that occurred in their countries and found many secrets that were hidden from the population.

No doubt, another important fact, which was much more exciting than the Wikileaks case, was the release of the Miners of Chile. The whole world watched the rescue of these warriors. We all root for them to get out of there peaceful and come to earth very well. Fortunately, everything worked out. And the ransom he had no tragedy. It all happened naturally. It was great! Congratulations to Chile and to the brave warriors who bore be within 700 meters of the Earth for several days. Congratulations, Warriors!

All other photos are beautiful, but in my view, these were the two cases that had more impact on the world.

The only thing that makes me sad, but should make you all sad too, is this horrible war enters North Korea and South Korea. I hope that it all end well, and that in the end, both countries are able to understand without any war.

Posted by Doctor December 21, 10 12:38 PM
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#6 is grace and power of the athletic form. Awesome

Posted by Betty Ann December 21, 10 01:28 PM
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#21 is amazing...

Posted by Chase December 21, 10 07:17 PM
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good information

Posted by eleck December 21, 10 11:23 PM
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#20

It's amazing how so many people here defend the driver who runs a kid over. No wonder Israel gets the hell away with what ever it pleases to do. The children are fighting to get THEIR land back from ILLEGAL settlors.

The responses to that picture on this site says a lot about the state of mind of Israel's narrow minded and racist supporters.

Posted by Anonymous December 21, 10 11:57 PM
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It's very impressive.................

Posted by Ashad December 22, 10 01:21 AM
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Nowhere near enough hotties in these photos, last one is great but she's wearing too many clothes :(

Posted by Fork December 22, 10 05:56 AM
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Espero que DEUS nos perdoe de tanta coisa ruins que fazemos contra nosso proximo.

Posted by Marines December 22, 10 11:18 AM
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PIC #20, and the offended posters:

When I was a kid, the same apparent age, I was "run over" in the same way by a car coming out of a Kentucky-Fried Chicken take-out window. I was running to catch a bus, and the guy glanced down while unremarkably accelerating. Normal. I flipped arse-over-elbows across his hood and up his windshield, landing ... almost exactly as the kid did in the video clip. I walked away scared, with a cut lip, a scraped nose, a whole lot of little scrapes, and a bruise or two. Nothing broken, nothing even sprained.

The driver was horrified, stopped, got out... but since I was embarrassed (perhaps wrongly), I said, "no problem", and got myself together, and ran to catch the bus. Hurt all over for a few days, and looked like I got in a fight with the asphalt for a couple weeks. No biggie.

The boys definitely took matters in their own hands by (1) blocking the road, (2) preparing to throw rocks at cars, and (3) chucking rather large rocks at the car. The media "set-up" (no less than 6 cameras, all of them large, expensive, and "media" type) was utterly dehumanized and disgusting. The theatricsk of taking the "run over" boy away - was particularly telling - he was clearly grasping at the door of the car, trying NOT to be taken away.

I completely blame the Palestinians AND THE MEDIA for this transgression in civil behavior. In Berkeley, in the 1970s (I was there!) throwing rocks could get you shot. In fact, there are precious few places in the world where "throwing rocks" is "OK". Maybe Iraq at armored personel carriers. But not at flimsy Japanese cars. The VICTIMS here are the Palestinians, for buying into and capitalizaing on Media victimhood, AND the Israeli car driver for having been set up for the ambush. No one "won", except for the Media, and they are in my mind utterly despicable.

If they were my employees, I would fire them, on the spot. Despicable liberalite "we don't intefere" (but never recognizing that they also MAKE the situations... despicable.

Posted by GoatGuy December 22, 10 11:56 AM
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#21 is touching...

Posted by Husain December 22, 10 12:49 PM
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Feel sorry for the Palestine kids--the driver shouldn't be there, he's asking for it.

-- Great photos otherwise!!

Posted by Mia December 22, 10 04:45 PM
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#20
I find it perplexing that people defend the rights of those kids more than the rights of the driver. Whether the driver of that car is a legal or illegal settler, that doesn't justify destruction of his property and possible bodily harm.
What if those kids were shooting guns instead of throwing rocks, would people still defend them for being kids.
Those kids knows right and wrong and they choose to do the wrong thing and you can't justify their action because of their age. They are militant/terrorist in the making. I won't be surprise if those kids grows up and become suicide bombers.
Wrong is wrong no matter how old you are.

Posted by J.W. December 22, 10 11:30 PM
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Good and nice

Posted by Ugwuede chinedu December 23, 10 11:12 AM
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Amazing photos. And more amazing is the fact that there are almost none from India. So I would term this as a package of extremely good photographs. But an inclusive picture story of the year that was, No.

Posted by Alok Srivastava December 24, 10 09:43 AM
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Why does this collection include sooo much death? I don't think it's a healthy balance of good and bad, and it sure doesn't leave me feeling uplifted.

Posted by DKB December 25, 10 01:29 PM
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let's hope for the best to 2011

Posted by yarito December 26, 10 02:58 PM
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Despues de estas imagenes....Reflexiono que este mundo que estamos construyendo - destruyendo ?...uhhhhhhhh espero que estas imagenes de este 2010 sean una ayuda a nuestra toma de CONCIENCIA contaminamos mares ,atmotferas y limpiemos tambien nuestras mentes de la codicia ,y de paso nutramonos con lograr CREER QUE PODEMOS A PARTIR DE ESTOS EVENTOS DE HORROR ,PODEMOS TENER ESPERANZA ¡¡¡¡ YA ES TANTO EL DOLOR DE SERES QUE HAY QUE PENSAR QUE LE PODEMOS HACER ALGO LINDO A NUESTRO MUNDO ....PODEMOS..PODEMOS Y LO LOGRAREMOS¡¡¡¡.

Posted by maria soledad CHILE December 26, 10 03:31 PM
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The photos are amazing and each and everyone of us who lives in this world are responsible to make our world become peaceful and help whoever needs as much as we can.

SO OUR BLUE EARTH WILL STAY FOREVER UNLESS IT WAS STRUCK BY THE METEOR.

Posted by Nelson December 27, 10 12:15 AM
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Thank you for this big pictures.

Posted by Ralf Noehmer December 27, 10 07:38 AM
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very very nice realy i like it

Posted by naveen serrao December 27, 10 02:57 PM
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Nice collection............

Posted by Alok Ranjan December 28, 10 09:04 AM
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The Awards goes to the Best photographer of the world they have good collection.

Thanks for giving us a knowledge.

Posted by Farrukh Shahzad December 28, 10 11:30 PM
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I want good photo. Add more i visit every day this site

Posted by asum December 29, 10 05:10 AM
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Great photos again. Thanks for all the photos throughout the year.

Posted by Michael O'Hegarty December 29, 10 10:28 AM
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Fotos, não são apenas a revelação de um segundo. Através delas, abrem-se os olhos e as janelas para que através delas possamos refletir sobre o mundo que vivemos e que construímos. As fotos revelam um pouco de quem somos, nossos atos, gestos, gostos e ações no mundo em que vivemos. Ainda da tempo de pensar e agir pró-ativamente: "Mas se hoje ouvires a voz do Espírito, não endureça o teu coração" (Hb 3:15).
Desejo um 2011 bem melhor!

Posted by APOSTOLO December 29, 10 10:46 AM
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Awesome!

Posted by Thanks December 29, 10 07:07 PM
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I owe you boston.com, for bringing the best photographs by best photographers. I am thrilled to see the 2010 as a series of 40 photographs.

Thank you..

Posted by Bhargav G December 30, 10 01:29 AM
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so proffesional, so unforgettable, so shocking... Thank you.

Posted by Danute December 30, 10 10:02 AM
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Great foto. The best nr 24.

Posted by lethos January 1, 11 10:13 AM
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the girl in the last picture is beautiful

Posted by ericsion January 2, 11 08:50 AM
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I found photo #21 to be bittersweet.

3 days reunited with loved ones, after 60 years of separation, only to be separated again.

Reminded me of just how very fortunate I am, on so many levels.

Posted by lrs January 4, 11 03:21 AM
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Re #20: I think anybody with half-functioning brain would realize after watching this video that this confrontation was carefully orchestrated by the Palestinians and/or journalists.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOUfUtW2O8k

Besides, what would you do if you were confronted by a bunch of kids running towards you and throwing stones? Would you stop, get out of the car and try to reason with them? Or would you try to drive away?

Posted by IE January 5, 11 03:07 AM
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what we stand for , our animal race

Posted by Moira January 7, 11 01:29 PM
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Photo#20: The Palestinians are brutal. A guy in his car with his son minding there own business and you throw huge rocks at them? Brutal mentality! I know I would have "floored it" to get out of there and protect my son. Israel should take back the land they have given to the Palestinian people because it doesn't matter how nice Israel tries to be to them the Palestinian mindset will never change. They should totally separate the Palestinian and Israeli people and let the Palestinians fight themselves. They will never never change because the parents teach their children this behavior which only gets worse as adults.

Posted by Concerned January 7, 11 04:13 PM
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It's very impressive.................

Posted by WILFRIDO January 7, 11 07:27 PM
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reagrding comments to pic #20 has it crossed your little minds that they were throwing rocks because thats all they have to defend themselves.
Get real, no matter what anybody is throwing at you you dont RUN them over when you can avoid hitting them especially children you monsters

Posted by anonymous January 7, 11 08:06 PM
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Great pictures but ... where are the ones of non-violent Palestinians facing Israeli soldiers on Palestinian land? Where are the ones of the largest contingent of medical aid workers in Haiti -- the Cubans?

So many pictures of Americans grieving at their losses in Afghanistan, a country their government invaded. So few pictures of the victims of U.S. soldiers and their allies. And none of the humanitarian aid ship bound for Gaza that Israel attacked in international waters.

Madman Glenn Beck's right-wing Tea Party is pictured, but not the (reportedly larger) centrist rally a couple of months later.

What are the ideological criteria for selecting these pictures?

Posted by Disabuser January 19, 11 04:17 AM
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#30 Kim Jong Il and his son : Those men are really psychotic ..

Posted by surfou February 11, 11 05:10 PM
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That was a magnaficent collection of real outstanding photos.

Posted by Rashid Palijo March 4, 11 09:07 AM
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It is a good collection of classic pictures.

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