120 of 2008′s Most Amazing News Photos

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Due to sporadic distractions this year (sailing the world in our pedal-powered yacht, abduction by hyper-intelligent lemurs, a case of the hantavirus) we missed out on some of 2008′s major headlines.

Luckily, the end of December is our chance to catch up on the news we missed this year.

But which “2008 in Review” article is best? Is it the New York Times? The Economist? The East Weedpatch Herald Tribune?

We just pick the one with the best pictures.

We scored big this year when we found 120 huge photos of practically everything that happened in 2008.

It’s not all fires, floods and wars either: it’s everything from hundreds of performers beating gold drums at the Beijing Olympics to a solar eclipse darkening the afternoon sky into night.

Sure, we may miss some news in 2009 (the old yacht’s a-callin’ and the lemurs are nigh), but at least we’re caught up on 2008.

2008 in Pictures, Part I

2008 in Pictures, Part II

2008 in Pictures, Part III

p.s. Seen it all before? Try the Odd News Review for the news you’ll wish you hadn’t seen.

Photo credits: NASA, Carlos Gutierrez, John Kirk-Anderson, Alex Brandon

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