Thinksquad Presents: The Decade in Pictures

Broward County canvassing board member Judge Robert Rosenberg looks over a questionable ballot, 25 November 2000, at the Broward County Courthouse in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The Broward County canvassing board continues a manual recount of votes to make the 26 November deadline as mandated by the Florida State Supreme Court to accept hand-counted ballots for certification.

A hijacked commercial plane approaches the World Trade Center shortly before crashing into the landmark skyscraper 11 Sept. 2001 in New York.


A person falls from the north tower of New York's World Trade Center in this Sept. 11, 2001 photo, after terrorists crashed two hijacked airliners into the World Trade Center and brought down the twin 110-story towers.

Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is seen in this picture sent to news media organizations by his kidnappers. Pearl, a 38-year-old American, was abducted in Karachi, Pakistan Jan. 23, 2002 by a group calling itself "The National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty." U.S. President George W. Bush said Feb. 1, 2002 that his administration will follow all leads that may lead to the Pearl's rescue.

Debris from the space shuttle Columbia streaks across the sky over Tyler, Texas, Feb. 1, 2003. Pieces of the shuttle were scattered over East Texas with some debris falling in downtown Nacogdoches, Texas. Columbia disintegrated 39 miles over Texas as it returned from a 16-day mission.

An Iraqi man, bottom right, looks at Cpl. Edward Chin, of the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines Regiment, cover the face of a statue of Saddam Hussein with an American flag before toppling the statue in downtown in Bagdhad, April 9, 2003. Moments later the American flag was removed.

Pfc. Lynndie England holds a leash attached to a detainee in late 2003 at the Abu Gharib prison in Baghdad, Iraq.

An Iraqi prisoner of war conforts his 4-year-old son at a regroupment center for POWs of the 101st Airborne Division near An Najaf, in this March 31, 2003 photo. The man was seized in An Najaf with his son and the U.S. military did not want to separate father and son.

US President George W. Bush meets pilots and crew members of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln as they return to the US after being deployed in the Gulf region 01 May 2003.

Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is being dragged out of his hiding following his capture by US troops 13 Dec. 2003 in an underground hole at a farm in the village of ad-Dawr, near his hometown of Tikrit in northern Iraq. The picture is one of a series of images of the deposed dictator unauthorized for release by the US army that has been circulating in recent days on the internet

Children attend ballet lessons wearing masks to protect themselves from severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS, in Hong Kong, April 27, 2003

Members of the military honor guard stand on duty by the casket of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, June 10, 2004 in Washington, DC.

Local girls look at a U.N. workers unloading ballot kits from a U.N. helicopter in Ghumaipayan Mahnow village, some 256 miles northeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 4, 2004. By air is the only way to deliver the electoral material in the inaccessible areas of the Badakhshan province

A 9-year-old Iraqi girl recovers from a skull fracture and two broken legs in the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 9, 2004, as hospital staff x-ray a Marine injured in Fallujah in the background. A U.S. Army Bradley fighting vehicle crashed into her family's car, according to her parents. The hospital is considered the busiest American combat trauma hospital in the world.

An Iraqi man celebrates atop a burning U.S. Army Humvee in the northern part of Baghdad, Iraq, April 26, 2004. An explosion leveled a building in northern Baghdad, setting four U.S. Humvees nearby on fire. At least one U.S. soldier and several Iraqis were wounded. The cause of the explosion was not immediately known.

World Press Photo of the year 2004 by Indian photographer Arko Datta of the Reuters news agency showing an Indian woman in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, India, Dec. 28, 2004, mourning the death of a relative who was killed in the Asian tsunami catastrophe.

Bodies of adults and children lie in mass grave near Wat Bang Muang, Jan. 7, 2005, in Takuapa, Thailand. More than 5,000 people are listed dead in Thailand following a massive tsunami that struck the popular tourist area in southern Thailand on Dec. 26, 2004.

From left, US President George W. Bush, his wife Laura, his father former US President George H.W. Bush, former President Bill Clinton, and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, kneel by the body of late Pope John Paul II inside St. Peter's Baslica, at the Vatican, April 6, 2005.

Paul Dadge, right, helps injured tube passenger Davinia Turrell away from Edgware Road tube station in London following an explosion, July 7, 2005. A series of deadly explosions in London claimed 52 lives and injured hundreds of others. The woman wears a special dressing for the treatment of burns. The dressing is coated with a special gel which is designed to prevent infection and reduce skin temperature from the burn.

The body of a victim of Hurricane Katrina floats in flood-waters in New Orleans 01 Sept., 2005.

A Jewish settler struggles with an Israeli security officer during clashes that erupted as authorities evacuated the West Bank settlement outpost of Amona, east of the Palestinian town of Ramallah, Feb. 1, 2006. Thousands of troops in riot gear and on horseback clashed with hundreds of stone-throwing Jewish settlers holed up behind barbed wire and on rooftops in this illegal West Bank settlement outpost, after the Supreme Court cleared the way for the demolition of nine homes at the site.

A woman takes her dead son into her arms, as she grieves for her six-year-old son, Dhiya Thamer, who was killed when their family car came under fire by unknown gunmen in Baqouba, capital of Iraq's Diyala province, 60 kilometers (35 miles) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Sept. 16, 2007. The boy's ten-year old brother, Qusay, was injured in the attack as the family returned from enrolling the children in school, where Dhiya was to begin his first year.

Survivors flee a bomb blast attack on former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on Dec. 27, 2007 following a campaign rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The opposition leader died from wounds to the neck and head after speaking at an election rally in the northern city where an estimated 15 people were left dead by the explosion, party officials have been quoted as saying.

A grieving mother looks back at the body of her child as she is escorted away from a temporary morgue after identifying the body at a sports center, after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the town of Hanwang in Sichuan Province, on May 15, 2008. China's biggest earthquake for a generation left tens of thousands dead, missing or buried under the rubble of crushed communities, plunging the nation into an all-out aid effort. Troops and rescue teams struggled by air, land and water to reach areas of southwestern China stricken by the huge quake that demolished schools, homes and factories.

South Korean protesters struggle with riot police as they march to the presidential house during a rally against US beef imports in Seoul on June 1, 2008.

Fish remain stuck in a fence as flood waters caused by Hurricane Ike recede, in West Orange, Texas, Sept. 15, 2008.

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Chief Executive Richard S. Fuld Jr., wearing tie, is heckled by protesters as he leaves Capitol Hill in Washington after testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Oct. 6, 2008, on the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

Protegee, carrying her sibling on her back, cries as she looks for her parents through the village of Kiwanja, 90 kms north of Goma, eastern Congo, Nov. 6, 2008. A fragile cease-fire in Congo appeared to be unraveling as the U.N. said battles between warlord Laurent Nkunda's rebels and the army spread to another town in the volatile country's east.

A gunman identified by police as Ajmal Qasab walks through the Chatrapathi Sivaji Terminal railway station in Mumbai, India, Nov. 26, 2008. Qasab, the only gunman captured after a 60-hour terrorist siege of Mumbai said he belonged to a Pakistani militant group with links to the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. The militant group suspected in the Mumbai attacks is widely believed to have been established by Pakistan's military two decades ago to fight India in the disputed region of Kashmir.

Customers stand in flood waters in a pastry shop in Venice December 1, 2008. Tourists and residents struggled to get across the city over raised walkways. The Centro Maree, which forecasts water levels, said sea levels in the Adriatic rose 1.56 meters (5.1 ft).

People walk on a flooded quay of the Grand canal of Venice on December 1, 2008.

A man's hand drips blood as he stands in front of riot policemen during a demonstration in Athens December 9, 2008.

Young students offer flowers to riot police while others blocked off Syntagma (Parliament) Square on December 13, 2008, following more than a week of clashes over the police killing of a 15-year-old.

The feet of one of three Palestinian siblings from the Al-samoni family, killed by an Israeli tank shell, are seen in the mortuary of Al-Shifa hospital, on January 5, 2009 in Gaza City. Seven members from the Al-samoni family were killed including the mother, three children and a baby, when an Israeli shell struck their house south of Gaza city.

People gather around bodies of Palestinians near a U.N.-run school in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip January 6, 2009. Israeli tank fire killed up to 40 Palestinians at the United Nations school in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, medical sources at two hospitals said. Israeli officials claim they had targeted Hamas soldiers operating in the area.

Airline passengers wait to be rescued on the wings of a US Airways Airbus 320 jetliner that safely ditched in the frigid waters of the Hudson River in New York, after a flock of birds knocked out both its engines, Jan. 15, 2009. The audio recordings of US Airways Flight 1549, released on Feb 5, 2009 by the Federal Aviation Administration, reflect the initial tension between tower controllers and the cockpit and then confusion about whether the passenger jet went into the river.

Mexico's new President Felipe Calderón declared war on the drug cartels, reversing earlier government passiveness. Since then, the government has made some gains, but at a heavy price - gun battles, assasinations, kidnappings, fights between rival cartels, and reprisals have resulted in over 9,500 . March 12, 2009

Hotel property manager Paul Martinez kicks in a tenant's door after no one answered the knock during an eviction February 26, 2009 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The tenant said that he was laid off from his job in a retail store two months ago and had fallen behind on his rent payments at the low-budget hotel.

Hundreds of people stand in line as they look for jobs at the Miami Dade College Mega Job Fair 2009 on March 4, 2009 in North Miami, Florida. Job fairs are swamped with applicants as the economy continues to tank and many people find themselves unemployed.

A homeless resident of a tent city in Sacramento, California wears an American flag jacket on March 10, 2009. This tent city of the homeless is seeing an increase in population as the economy worsens, as more people join the ranks of the unemployed and as homes slip into foreclosure.

Seven-month-old Alexa Zuniga wears a surgical mask at the airport in Tijuana, Mexico, April 28, 2009. In Mexico, more than 150 deaths were believed to have been caused by swine flu.

A supporter of defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi shouts slogans during riots in Tehran on June 13, 2009. Hardline incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared winner by a landslide in Iran's hotly-disputed presidential vote, triggering riots by opposition supporters and furious complaints of cheating from his defeated rivals.

Protestors set fires in a main street in Tehran, Iran in the early hours of Monday, June 15, 2009. Iran's supreme leader ordered Monday an investigation into allegations of election fraud, marking a stunning turnaround by the country's most powerful figure and offering hope to opposition forces who have waged street clashes to protest the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Supporters of ousted Honduras' President Manuel Zelaya clash with soldiers near the presidential residency Tegucigalpa, Monday, June 29. 2009. Police fired tear gas to hold back thousands of Hondurans outside the occupied presidential residency as world leaders from Barack Obama to Hugo Chavez appealed to Honduras to reverse a coup that ousted the president.

U.S. Marines from the 2nd MEB, 1st Battalion 5th Marines sleep in their fighting holes inside a compound where they stayed for the night, in the Nawa district of Afghanistan's Helmand province, July 8, 2009.

Flood waters engulf an Austell neighborhood in Atlanta Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009 after torrential rains soaked the area for days.


This photo provided by the French Army shows French soldiers arresting suspected pirates off Somalia, in Nov.12, 2009

Bibi Adela, age 15, from Khost, grimaces in pain getting her wound treated on her amputated leg at the International Red Cross Orthopedic (ICRC) rehabilitation center on November 23rd, 2009 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Bibi lost her leg below the knee from a rocket attack 5 months ago that killed her sister and brother, injuring her mother as well. A recent U.N. report has described 2009 as the deadliest year in terms of civilian casualties in Afghanistan since the start of the U.S.-led war against Taliban in the country.

U.S soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division return fire after their patrol in the Pech Valley of Afghanistan's Kunar province was ambushed by Taliban fighters on, November 3rd, 2009.

An injured child is pictured at a makeshift hospital in Port-au-Prince January 16, 2010.

A Haitian mass grave receives unclaimed, unidentified bodies in the suburbs of Port-au-Prince January 16, 2010.

Men stand near a burning body left in the street in Port-au-Prince, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010. U.N. peacekeepers patrolling the capital said popular anger is rising and warned authorities and aid organizations to increase security to guard against looting

Cars lie overturned after the highway they were travelling on was destroyed in an earthquake in Santiago, Chile. February 27, 2010.

Residents look at a collapsed building in Concepcion, Chile, Saturday Feb. 27, 2010 after an 8.8-magnitude struck central Chile. The epicenter was 70 miles (115 kilometers) from Concepcion, Chile's second-largest city.

U.S. Marine Sgt. Shane Hanley, a squad leader from Easy Company, 2-2 Marines, receives treatment by U.S. Army flight medic Sgt. Michael G. Patangan (left) while airborne in an army Task Force Pegasus medevac helicopter, shortly after Hanley was wounded, in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan on February 9th, 2010. Sgt. Hanley, of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, who agreed to have photos of himself published, sustained shrapnel injuries to the left side of his body, face and eye when an improvised explosive device detonated below him while he was on a foot patrol.

Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokul April 17, 2010.

In this aerial photo taken in the Gulf of Mexico more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is seen burning Wednesday, April 21, 2010.

Widespread anti-government protests in Kyrgyzstan recently turned violent, with groups of opposition protesters attempting to storm some government buildings, and clashing with riot police. Tensions are high, as Kyrgyz authorities declared a national state of emergency, and are enforcing curfews in at least three cities. April 17, 2010

Mourners arrive to light candles under a giant cross at Pilsudski Square in Warsaw, Poland, in memory of late Polish President Lech Kaczynski on April 11, 2010. Kaczynski, his wife Maria and leading members of the Polish military and government were killed when the presidential plane they were traveling in crashed while attempting to land at Smolensk, Russia on April 10th. The delegation was on its way to attend memorial services for the thousands of Polish military officers murdered by the Soviets during World War II at Katyn.

The Cumberland River floods outside of its banks Tuesday on May 4, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. More than 13 inches of rain fell over two days, more than doubling the previous record of 6.68 inches and leaving as many as 18 dead in Tennessee, including nine in Nashville.

Canadian journalist Chandler Vandergrift (left) lies wounded near injured Thai soldiers after they were hit by a grenade on May 19, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thai soldiers storm through the barricade of anti-government protesters on, May 19, 2010, in Bangkok, Thailand. Downtown Bangkok became a raging battleground Wednesday as the army stormed a barricaded protest camp and toppled the Red Shirt leadership, enraging demonstrators who fired grenades and set fires that cloaked the skyline in a black haze.

Mississippi River water (left) meets sea water and an oil slick that has passed inside of the protective barrier formed by the Chandeleur Islands, off the coast of Louisiana, on May 7, 2010.

A Greenpeace activist steps through oil on a beach along the Gulf of Mexico on May 20, 2010 near Venice, Louisiana.

A Brown Pelican is seen on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday, June 3, 2010.

Local inhabitants are evacuated from a flooded village of Sokolniki in Southern Poland, May 20, 2010. Flash floods caused by days of heavy rainfall hit parts of central Europe, disrupting power supplies and forcing thousands of people from their homes. Southern Poland, parts of the Czech Republic and Slovakia and northern Hungary were among the worst affected regions.

A protester with gas mask and camera participates in a standoff with a line of riot police on Bay Street during the G8 and G20 Summits, June 26, 2010 in Toronto, Canada.

Protesters march during a demonstration for indigenous sovereignty ahead of the G8 and G20 summits in downtown Toronto, June 24, 2010.

The first of the 140,000 music fans due at this year's Glastonbury Festival enjoy the sunset at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 23, 2010 in Glastonbury, England. This has become Europe's largest music festival and is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

People enjoy the sunny weather at the Glastonbury Festival on June 24, 2010.

U.S. Army soldiers carry a critically wounded American soldier on a stretcher to an awaiting MEDEVAC helicopter from Charlie Co. Sixth Battalion, 101st Airborne Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Shadow June 24, 2010 near Kandahar, Afghanistan.

A young woman lies down on the grave of U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Noah Pier on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. Pier was killed February 12, 2010 in Marja, Afghanistan.

Friends and family of Private Douglas Halliday approach a hearse as the cortege carrying the bodies of seven British soldiers and Marines killed in Afghanistan pass along the High Street on June 29, 2010 in Wootton Bassett, England.

A woman kisses the shrouded body of her four-year-old niece, Zainab, who was killed in a Baghdad bombing, as the family prepares for her burial in the Shi'ite city of Najaf, 160 km (100 mi) south of Baghdad, Iraq, June 21, 2010. The child was killed along with her entire family - mother, father, and sister - on Sunday, when suicide bombers attacked a a crowded Baghdad commercial district.

Marine Sgt. James Wright, 34, embraces his now-fiance Cody Fife (she said yes) after proposing to her during a ceremony, July 12, 2010 in Conroe, Texas.

U.S. Air Force medical technician Rachel Reidel pauses in "Heroes Hall," on May 8, 2010, a place where injured service members were encouraged to pay tribute to fallen comrades while waiting to be evacuated to Germany, at the Air Force Theater Hospital at Joint Base Balad, Iraq

An Iraqi man weeps at a hospital in Kirkuk, over the body of his young daughter who was killed in one of two car bomb explosions on June 18, 2010

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22 Responses to Thinksquad Presents: The Decade in Pictures

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    At first I didn’t want to finish looking at the photos. But why shouldn’t I? This is what’s going on in our beloved world. So much suffering and horrible acts of violence. It’s definately an eye opener for the oblivious.

    I believe we as Americans should not take advantage of any little privledge we are allowed. Little do most know what a great opportunity it is to be an American in this world. And I don’t mean that in an egotistical way.

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