Monday, January 10, 2011

Pictures of the Year 2010: TIME Magazine

Some of my favorite photos:

2. Catastrophe
Photograph by Shaul Schwarz / Reportage / Getty Images for TIME
The Haitian government estimates that 230,000 people died in the disaster; Another 1,000,000 were made homeless.

10. The Chilean Miners are Discovered
Photograph by Reuters
Florencio Avalos, one of 33 miners trapped in a copper and gold mine in CopiapĆ³, 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.

13. Nameless Victim
Photograph by Charlie Riedel / AP
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.

21. Troop Drawdown
Photograph by Yuri Kozyrev / NOOR for TIME
Members of the Virginia National Guard wait for a U.S.-bound plane to take off at the end of their 12-month deployment in Iraq.

26. Empty Plate
Photograph by Anthony Suau /
Tyra Morgan, 14, pokes at her plate with a fork after finishing a meal supplied by a Detroit area food bank.

30. Polling Station 
Photograph by Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters
On August 9, Rwanda held its first election since the 1994 genocide. Incumbent Paul Kagame won in a landslide.

32. Backstage
Photograph by Christopher Morris / VII for TIME
Country singer Taylor Swift pauses in a corridor at the Palace of Auburn Hills outside Detroit, Michigan.

PS: I love Taylor Swift but don't understand why this picture is included.

33. Delicate
Photograph by Richard Mosse for TIME
The beginnings of a rudimentary shelter stand in a tent city in Gros Morne, Haiti. When this photo was taken in the spring, several months had passed since the devastating January 12 earthquake, but the country was still struggling to begin rebuilding.

38. All the News
Photograph by Callie Shell / Aurora for TIME
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."

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