The 2002, December 4th Eclipse.
I was thinking recently about my future, and later on in life how I would describe world changing events of my past to my children as I experienced them. We’ve all heard that a picture says 1,000 words, which in most cases is 100% true, so I dug up some collections of pictures and was able to comprise a set of 30 photos that exemplify some of the most important memories spanning the last decade or so. The photos aren’t in chronological order (they’re a bit boring when arranged that way), and this isn’t every major event that’s happened since 2000, just the ones that I remember the most. Check the method below, and if you remember any of these events, let me know what you think, and your opinion of the pictures that represent them. I’m extremely curious to hear what people have to say.
September 11th 2001
The Infamous ''Britney/Madona'' Kiss August 28th 2003
October 15th 2005, An Iraqi man is arrested for having bombs in his car.
September 11th 2006, World Trade Center Momument goes up.
December 27th, Mark Zuckerberg wins Time Magazine's Person of the Year award for Facebook.
February 20th, 2008, Barack Obama is on the campaign trail for President of the US.
The Iceland volcano Eyjafjallajokull erupts. April 22nd, 2010
October 4th 2003, The Governator is nearing completion of dominative the California Elections.
June 20th, 2004, An Israeli border policeman fires teargas canister during a protest by Palestinians
The final flight of the Concorde Jet (Flight 216). November 26, 2003.
Saddam Hussein after his capture is shown during a press conference in Baghdad, December 14, 2003.
Fireworks light up Sydney's Harbour Bridge during the closing ceremony of the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney October 1, 2000.
Michael Phelps becomes the first single athlete to win 8 Gold Medals at the Beijing Olympics. August 11, 2008.
My boy Usain Bolt of Jamaica becomes the fastest man in the world. August 20, 2008.
Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, July 7, 2009. The Jackson family mourns the death of Michael Jackson.
The war in the Middle East rages on in the Kunar Province August 12, 2009.
The 58th Cannes Film Festival, May 13th 2005. Paris Hilton reminds us that you don't have to be talented to be famous.
Fireworks illuminate the sky around a euro sculpture, designed by German artist Ottmar Hoerl on January 1st, 2002, to celebrate the birth of the 'Euro'.
Judge Robert Rosenberg, stares at a dimpled punchcard ballot November 23, during the 2000 presidential elections.
Elian Gonzalez, held by Donato Dalrymple, is taken by U.S. federal agents from his Miami relatives April 22, 2000.
Michael Jackson holds an unidentified child, covered with a towel in Berlin Germany, November 19, 2002.
Former President George W. Bush addresses U.S. Army soldiers and their families at Fort Hood, Texas, January 3, 2003.
A man walks in the street near the World Trade Center towers in New York City, early September 11, 2001.
Anti-war protesters gather in London at the start of a demonstration against war on Iraq, February 15, 2003.
November 19, 2001. Former President George W. Bush looks like a jackass. (This is neither the first or last time it would occur.)
A ''wardrobe malfunction'' marrs the Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston, on February 1, 2004. This is the most searched photo in internet history.
Elmont, New York, April 9, 2009. Protests begin against foreclosures in response to the failing U.S. economy.
November 4, 2008. Barack Obama is declaried the winner of the 2008 Presidential elections... And I'm stuck in class.
Richard Fuld, Chairman and Chief Executive of Lehman Brothers Holdings, October 6, 2008, signifying a response to the economic downturn.