THE WORLDPOST
12/16/2010 07:20 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

The World Almanac 's Top 10 News Topics Of 2010

The year 2010 has been tumultuous for many, with everything from a stalled economy to natural disasters making headlines.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2011 set out to define the top News Topics of the past year, both in the United States and abroad, no easy task considering the many significant news events of 2010. Here's what they chose as their top 10 picks:

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World Almanac's Top 10 News Events Of 2010
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World Almanac's Top 10 News Events Of 2010