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.
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.