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Fail compiler, Manuel “n0bodyyy” Staudte‘s 2010 Win-tacular montage.

UPDATE: Twisternederland – Broadsheet’s favourite fail compiler – released a December montage a few days back, which has since been taken down due to a copyright claim. Happily, he’s also released his own best-of-2010 mashup. Enjoy.



A Hungarian soldier wearing chemical protection gear walks through a street flooded by toxic sludge in the town of Devecser, Hungary on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. Approximately 1 million cubic meters of liquid waste spilled from a nearby alumina plant after a dam burst. Ten residents lost their lives in the caustic flood, the managing director of the operating company was later arrested and charged with criminal negligence.

An Italian soldier of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) stands guard as an Afghan boy aims a toy pistol inside Herat’s prison, in western Afghanistan on September 14, 2010.

An Israeli motorist runs down a masked Palestinian youth who was standing among a group of youngsters throwing stones at Israeli cars on October 8, 2010 in the mostly Arab east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan

A US army soldier with the 101st Airborne Division Alpha Battery 1-320th fires an AT-4 as Combat Outpost Nolen on the outskirts of the village of Jellawar in the Arghandab Valley came under Taliban attack on September 11, 2010.

Police officers in riot wear contain student protesters on Westminster Bridge during a large protest over a proposal that would triple tuition fees on December 9, 2010 in London, England. The proposal was later passed.

The final part of the Boston Globe’s Year in pictures.

Another stunning 40-pic mega gallery here.

Previously: 2010: What Exactly Happened (Part Two)

After months of heavy rainfall caused some of the worst floods Europe has seen in decades, farmers help a horse to jump into an amphibious vehicle in flooded Juliszew village in central Poland at Wisla river on May 24, 2010.

Pilot Capt. Brian Bews parachutes to safety just as his CF-18 fighter jet plummets to the ground during a practice flight at the Lethbridge County Airport for the weekend airshow in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada on July 23, 2010.

In seawater covered by a thick layer of spilled oil, two Chinese firefighters, Zheng Zhanhong (center) and Han Xiaoxiong (top right) attempt to rescue their fellow firefighter Zhang Liang (only his hand visible) from drowning beneath the oil slick during clean-up operations at the port of Dalian, China on July 20, 2010. Zhang Liang was unable to resurface, and drowned.
Pakistani villagers raise hands to get food dropped from an army helicopter at a flood-hit area of Kot Addu, in central Pakistan on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010

A tremendous sinkhole caused by the heavy rains of Tropical Storm Agatha in Guatemala City was estimated to be 30 meters wide and over 60 meters deep. As the sinkhole formed, it swallowed a clothing factory about three miles from the site of a similar sinkhole three years earlier. The clothing factory had closed only an hour before it plunged into the Earth.

Part two of the Boston Globe’s continuing homage to the year in pictures.

Cannot be unseen.

Incredible 40-pic mega gallery here.

Previously: 2010: What Exactly Happened?

Mark Zuckerberg. He may have made the cover of Time magazine, but this honour is as nothing compared to making No.4 in the Onion 20: The People Who Mattered in 2010:

No one made as large an impact on how we interact in 2010 as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, whom you’ve really gotta hand it to, as much as you’d like to punch the little shit right in his smug, 26-year-old- billionaire face. Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm room in 2004 and has since seen the social network grow from a few thousand college students to more 500 million users worldwide.

Smart little fucker, isn’t he?

Mark Zuckerberg – Got To Hand It To The Little Fucker (The Onion)

A snowboarder flies through the Olympic rings at the start of the opening ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 12, 2010.

An undercover Israeli police officer holds a weapon as another detains a Palestinian suspected of throwing stones during clashes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi al-Joz March 16, 2010.

Magma churns and gushes in the lava lake of Mount Nyiragongo, one of Africa’s most active volcanoes, in Goma, Congo on March 31, 2010.

Kyrgyz riot policemen try to protect themselves during clashes with opposition supporters demonstrating against the government in Bishkek on April 7, 2010.

Images from the first of the Boston Globe’s three-part pictorial review of 2010.

Genuinely mind-blowing 40-pic mega gallery here.

Well, the nominations are in. A total of 28,567 sites have been nominated in 457 categories, but Broadsheet isn’t one of them. Karl. Is. Gutted.

Why didn’t Grand Poobah of the Irish Blogosphere™ Damien Mulley Choo Choo Choose us? Was it something we said?

Other stunning omissions include:

Best Site When Mum’s Out

Best Music Blog

Best Irish Nazi Site

Other Best Irish Nazi Site

Best Property Website

Best Political Blog