31 January 2010

Best News Photos of 2009 by MSNBC

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Obama's inauguration makes. Barack Obama takes the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts, not seen, as his wife, Michelle, holds the Lincoln Bible and daughters Sasha, right, and Malia watch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 20.
historyChuck Kennedy / Pool via AP

Tempers flare at town halls. Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., left, listens to Craig Miller voice his complaints during a town hall meeting on health care Aug. 11 in Lebanon, Pa. Public meetings in several U.S. cities on health care overhaul legislation erupted in shouting, catcalls, jeers and even shoving matches. Bradley C. Bowe / AP

Geithner faces questions, protests. A protester holds a sign as U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner speaks during a hearing on the Troubled Asset Relief Program on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 21. Geithner testified on TARP, the $700 billion program to but bad assets from at-risk banks. Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

Obamas meet families of 9/11 victims. In pouring rain, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet relatives of those killed in the Pentagon during the 9/11 attacks after a wreath-laying ceremony outside the building on Sept. 11, the eighth anniversary of the attacks. Doug Mills / The New York Times

Running from deadly IED blast. A U.S. Marine of 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade runs to safety moments after an improvised explosive device exploded in Afghanistan's Helmand province July 13. Two Marines were killed in the blast, which occurred as they tried to clear a route into the Taliban heartland of southern Helmand. Manpreet Romana / AFP - Getty Images

From bedtime to the front lines. U.S. Army soldiers take positions May 11 after gunfire from militants in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. Spc. Zachery Boyd of Fort Worth, Texas, left, ran from his quarters wearing "I love NY" boxers. From right are Spc. Cecil Montgomery of Many, La., and Spc. Jordan Custer of Spokane, Wash. David Guttenfelder / AP

Car bomb rocks Peshawar. An injured man looks on in shock as people rush injured victims to hospitals at the scene of a powerful car bomb blast in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Oct. 28. The attack at a market in the northwestern city killed more than 100 people and turned shops selling wedding dresses, toys and jewelry into a mass of burning debris and bodies. Arshad Arbab / EPA

Pakistan offensive uproots residents. A Pakistani boy displaced from Pakistan's Swat Valley sleeps under a mosquito net outside his tent at the Jalozai refugee camp near Peshawar on May 26. Human Rights Watch warned that residents uprooted by Pakistani forces' offensive in the valley needed food, water and medicine. Emilio Morenatti / AP

Balloons mark child rights milestone. Balloons with messages attached released by Palestinian children are seen in the sky during an event organized by UNICEF to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on Nov.20 in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Muhammed Muheisen / AP

Sinkhole swallows L.A. fire truck. A Los Angeles fireman looks under a fire truck stuck in a sinkhole on Sept. 8. Four firefighters escaped injury when the truck fell into the hole, which was caused by a burst water main. The fire truck was later pulled out. Nick Ut / AP

Squirrel takes upside-down sip. A squirrel strains for a drop of water from a faucet next to the boat ramp at Craig Park in Tarpon Springs, Fla., on April 16. Jim Damaske / St. Petersburg Times via ZUMA Press

Precarious perch on train for Eid. A woman sits between cars on a train as it travels to Mymensing, Bangladesh, from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, on Sept. 20. Millions of Bangladeshis were traveling home from the capital to celebrate the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Andrew Biraj / Reuters

Throngs protest Iranian election. Hundreds of thousands of supporters of leading opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi protest the result of Iran's presidential election -- the disputed re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- at a rally in Azadi Square in Tehran on June 15. Ben Curtis / AP

Collision sparks fire on destroyer. A crew fights a fire raging from the bow of the Japanese navy destroyer Kurama after it collided with a South Korean container ship in the Kammon Straits in Fukuoka prefecture, south of Japan, on Oct. 27. The collision sparked fires on both ships and injured three crew members. Mainichi Shimbun / Reuters

Recoiling in Ramallah. A Palestinian boy reacts as youths point their toy guns at him in an alley in the West Bank refugee camp of Al-Amari in Ramallah on June 16. Muhammed Muheisen / AP

Fatal train wreck in India. A victim is carried by rescuers and army soldiers at the site of a train accident on the outskirts of the northern Indian city of Mathura on Oct. 21. A speeding passenger train rammed into another train waiting near a station, killing more than 20 people and injuring several others.
K. K. Arora / Reuters

Swine flu shot hurts! A student receives an H1N1 vaccine injection at a hospital in Suining, Sichuan province, China, on Nov. 11. Swine flu was on the rise in China and Japan after triggering an unusually early start to the winter influenza season in Europe, Central Asia and North America.

Quake leaves destruction in Sumatra. A woman peers from a vehicle window as she is driven past the earthquake-destroyed Ambacang Hotel in Padang in Indonesia's West Sumatra province on Oct. 9. A 7.6-magnitude quake on Sept. 30 devastated the area. Dylan Martinez / Reuters

Cow sacrificed for holiday. A cow is slaughtered for the celebration of the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in the Rhodope Mountains village of Ribnovo, Bulgaria, on Nov. 27. Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, marks the end of the hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Nikolay Doychinov / AFP - Getty Images

Flood rescue in Brazil. A man shouts for help to save a woman from raging floodwaters Oct. 7 in Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil. Several drivers were trapped in their cars after heavy rain caused flooding. The woman was reportedly rescued. Sidnei Costa / Agencia Bom Dia via EPA

Horror at deadly Gaza missile strike A Palestinian woman reacts over relatives moments after they were killed in an Israeli missile strike outside their home in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, on Jan. 8. Five Palestinians were killed in the strike, a response to militants' firing rockets into northern Israel earlier in the day. Khalil Hamra / AP

Devastation from Gaza incursion. Palestinians from the Hamouda family rest in the rubble of their home in the devastated area of east Jebaliya in the Gaza Strip on Jan. 26. Israel's three-week-long incursion into Gaza, aimed at the territory's Hamas rulers, ended Jan. 17 with nearly 1,300 Palestinians and 13 Israelis dead. Kevin Frayer / AP

Truck drives through icy flood. A tractor-trailer cuts a wake through floodwater and ice slabs on Interstate 29 north of Grand Forks, N.D., as a surge in the Red River moves north on March 30. Record-high floods on the river threatened North Dakota cities for days. Eric Hylden / Grand Forks Herald

Dog retrieves stream of snow. Max, a Chesapeake Bay retriever, leaps in the air, biting at snow thrown from a snow blower operated by his owner, Tom Leiferman, in Jamestown, N.D., on March 11. John M. Steiner / The Jamestown Sun

Gas dispute leaves Hungary chilled. Fifth-grader Bela Borsy, wearing his winter clothes indoors, peers through the frosty window of his classroom in Nagykallo, Hungary, on Jan. 9. A dispute between Russia and Ukraine over using Ukrainian pipelines cut Russian gas deliveries via Ukraine to Hungary and other European countries. Attila Balazs / EPA

Michael Jackson remembered. The Jackson family gathers around Paris Jackson, daughter of Michael, during the public memorial service for him held July 7 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Jackson, 50, the "King of Pop," died June 25 after going into cardiac arrest at his rented estate in Los Angeles. Gabriel Bouys / AFP - Getty Images

Mother mourns son slain at Fort Hood. Teena Nemelka hugs a picture of her son Pfc. Aaron Nemelka, 19, of West Jordan, Utah, and touches his boots as her husband, Michael Nemelka, comforts her during a Nov. 10 memorial for the 13 victims of a mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas. Rodolfo Gonzalez / Pool via Reuters

Construction worker rescues woman. A construction worker suspended from a crane rescues a woman who fell into the Des Moines River near downtown Des Moines, Iowa, on June 30. Mary Chind / The Des Moines Register

Car's impact sparks pole fire. Firefighters trying to rescue the driver of an overturned car that struck a utility pole look up at the electrical fire above them on Oct. 28 along Ohio 68 in Champaign County, near Urbana, Ohio. The driver was taken by medical helicopter to a hospital. Bill Lackey / Springfield News-Sun

Front-row seats for a fire. Helicopter pilots watch as a controlled fire burns on Mount McLean in western Canada. It was set in an attempt to reduce the amount of fuel for a wildfire burning on the mountain in Lillooet, British Columbia, on Aug. 4. The wildfire forced 2,500 people in the town of Lillooet to evacuate. Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press via AP

Miracle landing on the Hudson. Passengers are rescued after a U.S. Airways plane landed in the Hudson River in New York on Jan. 15 after hitting geese. All 155 people on board survived, and the pilot, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, became something of a folk hero for his cool performance in landing on the river. Janis Krums via NBC News

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