Miracle on The Hudson
This January, 2009, file photo shows airline passengers waiting to be rescued on the wings of a U.S. Airways that safely landed in New York's Hudson River after a flock of birds knocked out its engines.
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Obama Takes Office
Barack Obama, left, joined by his wife Michelle, second from left, and daughters Malia, third from left, and Sasha, takes the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts to become the 44th president of the United States at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.
Credit: AP Photo/Ron Edmonds
An aerial view of the site where Continental Connection Flight 3407 crashed into a home on Long Street in Clarence, N.Y., Feb. 14, 2009.
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An unidentified man is reflected in a storefront window that was shot during a shooting spree in Samson, Ala. on Tuesday, March 10, 2009. The rampage started around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, and took only about an hour from start to finish. In that time, Michael McLendon, 28, sprayed more than 200 rounds, killing relatives and others, authorities said.
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Bernard Madoff arrives at Manhattan federal court, Thursday, March 12, 2009, in New York. After entering his plea, Madoff told the judge he "cannot adequately express" how sorry he is. He also told the judge his pyramid scheme began in the early 1990s in response to a recession.
Credit: AP Photo/Louis Lanzano
Flooding in North Dakota
One of Doug Stensguard's dogs, Annie, looks out over what used to be a 5-acre yard and an out building that is now flooded by the rising Red River, March 24, 2009, in Fargo, N.D. Stensguard built an earthen and sandbag dike around his home in the hope of holding back the rising floodwater from the Red River.
Credit: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
Texas and Oklahoma Wildfires
Flames illuminate a storage tank as a grass fire moves through Choctaw, Okla., Thursday, April 9, 2009. Fire crews in Oklahoma and Texas raced Thursday to control wind-whipped wildfires that destroyed over 100 homes, forced evacuations and shut down parts of a major highway.
Credit: AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki
Boston University medical student Philip Markoff stands during his arraignment in Boston Municipal Court, Tuesday, April 21, 2009, in Boston. Markoff was ordered held without bail on charges that he sought to rob a woman he lured to a hotel through Craigslist, but bashed her in the head and shot her through the heart when she fought back. He was charged with murder and kidnapping in June.
Credit: AP Photo/Mark Garfinkel
Holocaust Museum Shooting
Washington police investigator George Klein Jr. examines bullet strikes in one of the doors of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, in this June 11, 2009, a day after a shooting left a security officer dead and the gunman wounded.
Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon
Washington Metro Trains Collision
Emergency personnel work at the site in Washington, Tuesday, June 23, 2009, where two metro trains collided on Monday.
Credit: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
The King of Pop Remembered
A look at the stage as Motown legend Smokey Robinson speaks during the memorial service for Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 7, 2009.
Credit: AP Photo/Mark Terrill
Death of a News Icon
CBS News correspondent Walter Cronkite delivers the news from behind a microphone and a bank of telephones, as a technician in headphones sits nearby, in 1951. Walter Cronkite, who personified television journalism for more than a generation as anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News," has died after a long illness on July 17, 2009. He was 92.
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40th Anniversary of Moonwalk
Astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. poses for a photograph beside the U.S. flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission, July 20, 1969. The first landing of a human being on the moon on July 20, 1969 celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.
Credit: AP Photo/Neil Armstrong, NASA
Hudson Mid-Air Collision
The wreckage of a helicopter is lifted by crane from the Hudson River and placed on a boat as seen from Hoboken, N.J., Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009. A tour helicopter carrying five Italian tourists collided with a small plane Saturday over the Hudson River, and authorities believe all nine people aboard were killed.
Credit: AP Photo/Seth Wenig
Ted Kennedy Dies
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in an enduring political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died late Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at his home on Cape Cod after a year-long struggle with brain cancer. He was 77.
Credit: AP Photo/Kenneth Lambert
Falcon Heene, 6, is shown with his father, Richard, outside the family's Colorado home on Oct. 15, 2009. The story that Falcon had floated away in a giant helium balloon was a hoax concocted to land a reality television show, authorities said Sunday, and the boy's parents will likely face felony charges.
Credit: AP Photo/David Zalubowski
Fort Hood Tragedy
Sgt. Anthony Sills, right, comforts his wife as they wait outside the Fort Hood Army Base near Killeen, Texas, on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009. The Sills' 3-year old son was still in daycare on the base, which was in lock-down following a mass shooting earlier in the day.
Credit: AP Photo/Jack Plunkett
Police Officers Gunned Down
An aerial view of the scene where a gunman burst into a coffeehouse on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009 in Parkland, Wash. and opened fire on four police officers as they sat working on their laptops, killing the three men and one woman in what an official described as a targeted ambush.
Credit: AP/News Tribune, Dean J. Koepfler