Pictures of the Year 2010

Firefighters approach an oil pipeline blast site in Dalian, China, July 17.

Volcanic Eruption in Iceland
Photograph by Whitehotpix /
The ash spewed by the volcano on Eyjafjallajö kull glacier clouded the skies over the U.K. and western Europe, shutting down air travel for six days in April. This photograph, made by an amateur photographer, captures the scene over the glacier in the first few hours of the volcano's increased activity.

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