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2010 The Year In Review

Few Signs of Progress Lead to Protracted U.S. Involvement in Afghanistan • Greece and Ireland Battered by Financial Crisis • The Ground Shakes in Haiti • Undaunted by Sanctions, Iran Continues to Pursue Nuclear Program • Iraq Struggles to Form a Government After Elections • Peace Remains Elusive for Israelis and Palestinians • North Korea provokes South with brinkmanship • Anti-Government Protests Continue and Turn Deadly in Thailand • Release of Secret Military, Government, and Diplomatic Documents Sparks Outrage and Controversy by Wikileaks • A Deadly Spill by BP in the Gulf of Mexico • A Life Underground for the 33 Chiliean miners ends with them all being safely rescued • 3D TV became a reality, spurred by the massive box-office and Blu-ray DVD success of Avatar  • Adam Crozier took the reins at ITV, David Abraham took over at Channel 4 and Five is now owned by Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell • The BBC was told its license fee will be frozen • Girl in New Zealand sells her virginity for $47,000 •  Students riot over tuition fees in London • Apple launcehes the iPad and the iPhone 4 •  Britain suffers in its worst snow storms for years • The Wold Cup took place in South Africa • Beatles back catalogue appeared on iTunes • A lady dumped a cat in a wheelie bin to uproar from animal lovers • The vuvuzela became a love hate musical instrument at the world cup • Harry Potter, Toy Story 3 and Avatar were the box office favourites •  Gunman Raoul Moat instigated a huge manhunt and finally ended it by shooting himself • Derrick Bird a Cumbrian taxi driver went on a rampage after getting stressed over his taxes and in 3 and half hours killed 12 people and left 25 injured • John Higgins was filmed agreeing to louse four matches after being offered 300,000 euros • Pakistani cricketers were ‘deliberately’ bowled no-balls after the News of the World paid a middleman £150,000 • George Osborne’s Comprehensive Spending Review was announced with the harsh reality still to be felt •

Over the past 12 months the world has said goodbye to many esteemed actors, artists, performers, and sporting icons. So who did we lose...

Alexander McQueen (CBE)
Alex Higgins
Gary Coleman
Lynn Redgrave (OBE)
Dennis Hopper
Tony Curtis
Claire Rayner (OBE)
Norman Wisdom (OBE)
Bernard Matthews (CVO, CBE)
Leslie Nielsen
Tom Bosley
Michael Foot
Corey Haim
Dennis Hopper
Teddy Pendergrass

This is how Google saw the year.

Top 10 Searches In 2010

BP Oil Spill
World Cup
Miley Cyrus
Lady Gaga
Megan Fox
Justin Bieber
American Idol
Britney Spears

Top 10 Box Office films of 2010 - as of Dec 13th

Toy Story 3  ($415M)
Alice in Wonderland ($334.2M)
Iron Man 2($312.1M)
Deathly Halllows (part1) ($259.2M)
Despicable me ($250.3.7M)
Shrek Forever After($238.4M)
How To Train Your Dragon ($217.6m)
The Karate Kid ($176.6m)

This is how YouTube saw the year.


Top 10 Songs of 2010

JLS – One Shot
Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed
Cee Lo Green – Forget You
James Blunt – Stay The Night
Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
B.o.B – Airplanes
The Wanted – All Time Low
Michael Bublé - Hollywood
Olly Murs - Please Dont Let Me Go
Joe McElderry – Ambitions

Top 10 TV Programmes of 2010

The X Factor
World Cup 2010
Coronation Street
World Cup 2010
Strictly Come Dancing
I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
Britain's Got Talent
Doctor Who
Downton Abbey

Top 10 Games of 2010

Call of Duty: Black Ops
Red Dead Redemption
Fifa 11
Mass Effect 2
Halo: Reach
Fallout: New Vegas
God of War 3
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Fable 3
Just Cause 2