Man has this been a depressing decade or what? The Big Picture has the evidence.
Looking back on the past ten years through news photographs, it becomes clear that it was a dramatic, often brutal decade. Natural disasters, terrorist attacks and wars were by far the most dominant theme. Ten years ago, Bill Clinton was ending his final term in office, very few had ever heard of Osama bin Laden, the Taliban ruled Afghanistan and Saddam Hussein still ruled Iraq – all that and much more has changed in the intervening time.
My first thought when perusing these photos was, “holy shit, Elian Gonzalez happened in this decade?” Didn’t that happen it like 1994?