The Year In Review. In Pictures.

Over at The Boston Globe’s Boston.com website, the paper’s photography blog (The Big Picture) has a three-part Year In Review, featuring over 120 visually arresting photographs:

The year 2009 is now coming to a close, and it’s time to take a look back over the past 12 months through photographs. Historic elections were held in Iran, India and the United States, some wars wound down while others escalated, China turned 60, and the Berlin Wall was remembered 20 years after it came down. Each photo tells its own tale, weaving together into the larger story of 2009.

The series’ three parts can be found here, here, and here.

Looking back through the images, I’m reminded of the same thing that strikes me every December 31st: it’s been quite a year. There have been massive ups and downs; trials, tribulations, and triumphs; better, worse, richer and poorer, sickness and health. And next year will be just as unpredictable, just as difficult, and just as rewarding.

Farewell, 2009. And welcome aboard, 2010.

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Joseph Susanka has been doing development work for institutions of Catholic higher education since his graduation from Thomas Aquinas College in 1999. Currently residing in Lander, Wyoming -- "where Stetsons meet Birkenstocks" -- he is a columnist for Crisis Magazine and the Patheos Catholic portal.

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