2010: The year in world events

Natural disasters, economic crises and ongoing wars made 2010 a year to remember. The Washington Post looks back at a world full of drama, and hope, in 2010.

 
 

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The Haitian earthquake

On Jan. 12, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In this photo, a young child is treated for injuries at Port-au-Prince General Hospital. Haitian leaders estimated that tens of thousands of people have died in the aftermath.


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