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Xinhua's top 10 world news events in 2011 [Copy link] 中文

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The following were the top 10 news events around the world in 2011 as selected by Xinhua (in chronological order):
1. STRONG TURBULENCE IN WESTERN ASIA, NORTHERN AFRICA
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Egyptian Supporters of Egypt's ex-President Hosni Mubarak hold banners of his picture outside the Cairo Police Academy where Mubarak's trial is being held, Cairo, Egypt, on Dec. 28, 2011. (Xinhua/Ayman mose)

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2. CHINA BECOMES WORLD'S NO.2 ECONOMY
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Photo taken on Dec. 12, 2011, shows the Haitian Container Port in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province.
China has surpassed Japan in annual gross domestic product (GDP) for 2010 and become the world's No. 2 economy, while the United States remains the world's No. 1.

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3. DEBT CRISES IN EUROPE, U.S. HIT WORLD ECONOMY
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The Standard and Poor's building in New York, August 2, 2011. The U.S. Treasury hit back against a Standard and Poor's downgrade of U.S. top-notch credit rating, saying that the agency's judgment was flawed. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

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4. TSUNAMI, NUCLEAR LEAK AFTER POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE IN JAPAN
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A local resident searches for belongings among ruined houses in the quake-hit Oshikacho of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, March 23, 2011. (Xinhua/Song Zhenping)

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5. OSAMA BIN LADEN KILLED BY U.S.
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A man holds a placard reading "Ding Dong Bin Laden's Dead!!" during a rally near the World Trade Center site celebrating the announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden in New York, the United States, May 2, 2011.(Xinhua/Wu Jingdan)

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6. SOUTH SUDAN DECLARES INDEPENDENCE
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The national flag (C) of South Sudan is hoisted after South Sudan is admitted to membership in the United Nations at the UN headquarters compound in New York, the United States, July 14, 2011.
On July 9, South Sudan declared independence, splitting Sudan, Africa's largest country, in two.
On July 14, the 65th UN General Assembly accepted South Sudan as the 193rd member of the United Nations.

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7. DROUGHT IN HORN OF AFRICA LEADS TO HUMANITARIAN CATASTROPHE
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The "Horn of Africa" in eastern Africa is afflicted by the worst drought in 60 years. Large swaths of areas in Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia face a crisis.  

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