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10 striking images that tell the stories of the decade

Reuters selected photographs showing major moments in the past decade. Image: REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Sean Fleming

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The Northern Lights are seen above the ash plume of a volcano in Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland
The Northern Lights are seen above the ash plume from the Eyjafjallajӧkull volcano in Iceland, 22 April 2010. Image: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, kiss on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, watched by bridemaids Grace van Cutsem (L), Margarita Armstrong-Jones and pageboy Tom Pettifer, after their wedding in Westminster Abbey in London, Britain, April 29, 2011
Britain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge following their wedding in London’s Westminster Abbey Image: REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Usain Bolt (JAM) of Jamaica looks at Andre De Grasse (CAN) of Canada as they compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics, Men's 100m Semifinals at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 14, 2016.  Picture taken August 14, 2016
Usain Bolt of Jamaica in the 2016 Rio Olympics, Men’s 100m Semi-Finals Image: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, signs a copy of her book before an event launching her memoir,
Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, signs a copy of her book Image: REUTERS/Olivia Harris
Smoke billows as fire engulfs the spire of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, April 15, 2019. Picture taken April 15, 2019
Smoke billows as fire engulfs the spire of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Image: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
A tree in the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by farmers in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil, September 15, 2019. Picture taken September 15, 2019
A tree in the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by farmers in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil Image: REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
An aerial view of a coastal town devastated by super Typhoon Haiyan in Samar province, Philippines, November 11, 2013
An aerial view of a coastal town devastated by super Typhoon Haiyan in Samar province, Philippines Image: REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Lone activist Leshia Evans stands her ground while offering her hands for arrest as she is charged by riot police during a protest against police brutality outside the Baton Rouge Police Department in Louisiana, U.S.A., July 9 2016. Picture taken  9 July 2016.
Lone activist Leshia Evans stands her ground while offering her hands for arrest as she is charged by riot police during a protest Image: REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea, June 30, 2019.
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Image: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, Ivy-Fleur Boileau, Virgile Mouquet, Adelaide Charlier and Alicia Arquetoux, French activists from the Youth for Climate movement, attend the questions to the government session, at the National Assembly in Paris, France, July 23, 2019
Swedish environmental activists including Greta Thunberg from the Youth for Climate movement at the National Assembly in Paris Image: REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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