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News of the decade

2008 Olympics in Beijing

Assassination of Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan
Bam Earthquake
Collapse of Enron
Collapse of Lehman Brothers
Copenhagen Climate Summit
Cyclone Nargis
Dafur Crisis
East Timor achieving independence
Economic growth of India and China
Election of George W Bush
Election of President Barack Obama
End of Concorde
Enlargement of the EU
Final Harry Potter book
Global recession
Global warming
Hurricane Katrina
Indian Ocean Tsunami
Invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan
Investigation into abuse and torture at Abu Ghraib prison
Lance Armstrong winning his seventh Tour de France
Launch of the Large Hadron Collider
Led Zeppelin reunion
Legalisation of gay marriage
Madrid bombing
Michael Jackson's death
Mumbai attacks
Retirement of Fidel Castro
September 11th 2001 - Attack on the World Trade Centre
The launch of Wikipedia
Films of the decade:
28 Days Later
American Psycho
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Bad Santa
Being John Malkovich
Brokeback Mountain
Casino Royale
Children of Men
Donnie Darko
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Finding Nemo
House of Flying Daggers
Knocked Up
Little Miss Sunshine
Lost in Translation
Monsters Inc
No Country for Old Men
Pan's Labyrinth
School of Rock
Shaun of the Dead
Slumdog Millionaire
Team America: World Police
The Bourne Supremacy/Ultimatum
The Dark Knight
The Devil Wears Prada
The Incredibles
The Last King of Scotland
The Lord of the Rings
The Orphanage
The Queen
The Royal Tenenbaums
This Is England
United 93
Wedding Crashers
People of the decade:
Barack Obama
Simon Cowell
Tony Blair
J.K. Rowling
Osama Bin Laden
Larry Page and Sergey Brin - founders of Google
Mark Zuckerberg - founder of Facebook
David Beckham
George W. Bush
Jamie Oliver
Tiger Woods
Damien Hirst
Amy Winehouse
Jade Goody
The Queen
Al Gore
Philip Green
Ricky Gervais
Usain Bolt
Alex Ferguson
Oprah Winfrey
Katie Price
Dan Brown
Helen Mirren
Andrew Flintoff
Ellen Macarthur