So, I came across Time Magazine's "Top 10 of Everything for 2009" lists and these struck me as quite interesting - definitely a good summary of 2009's world news.
Here are my favourites from the list:
#2: Vigilant - Mark Rykoff
A U.S. Army soldier from the 10th Mountain Division surveys a road in the Tangi Valley, Afghanistan, on Sept. 4.
#3: Farewell - Mark Rykoff Family members gather at the coffin of Senator Edward Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery on Aug. 29.
#6: Armed and Dangerous - Mark Rykoff Local drug dealers settle a score in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau. In the past few years, the small West African nation has become a key transit point for drug cartels from South America.
#8: Gaza Digs Out - Mark Rykoff A Palestinian family rests in the rubble of its home in east Jebaliya after the Israeli incursion into Gaza on Jan. 16.
#9: Parched - Mark Rykoff
A giraffe felled by drought lies dead on a road in Wajir, Kenya, on Oct. 9. The country has had virtually no rain in several years and is facing a severe water crisis.