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The Year in Pictures 2010: United States, Cuba, Slovakia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Hungary

The Year in Pictures 2010 by Amanda Rivkin available on PhotoShelter Archive.

Images from the year include:

Gitmo USA – the prison site designated for Guantanamo Bay detainees after the prison’s closure in rural Illinois that never quite opened because the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has not yet closed.
Portrait of William Fiedler, Owner of the Gallery Bookstore, Chicago – My former boss at one of the North Side’s finest used book stores.

Injured Veteran – Portrait of Michael Jernigan, injured in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004; photographed at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Baltasar Garzon – Former examining magistrate of Spain’s Criminal Court, extraordinarily controversial for execution of the practice of universal justice and far-reaching indictments of foreign leaders and terrorist organizations; photographed at the Instituto Cervantes in Chicago.

Afghan Bowling Tournament (3 images) – Afghan-American bowling tournament in Annandale, Virginia.

Cuba (8 images) – The Second Age of Castro, published on and The New York Times “Week in Review”.

Spectacular Slovakia (13 images) – Weddings, floods, world cup, trains, planes, castles, even nuclear power plants; images from a 40 day odyssey across Slovakia for English-language newspaper The Slovak Spectator’s annual magazine-length feature travel guide publication’s 15th edition.

Azerbaijan (3 images) – Early impressions of the oil rich land include a peak inside the women’s section of the largest Shia mosque in the Old City, a meeting with satirical blogger Emin Milli on prison leave for his father’s funeral, and a visit to a polluted beach.

An Encounter with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan – And a book gets thrown at my head in Erzurum, Turkey in the country’s conservative northeast.

Hungary’s Greatest Ecological Disaster (4 images) – the aftermath and the survivors of the October 4, 2010 industrial accident caused by a rupture in a reservoir containing toxic alumina industrial waste.

On the campaign trail with Rahm Emanuel for mayor of Chicago (4 images) – running with Rahmbo as he opens a field office in the Hyde Park neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side and fields questions from attorney Burt Odelson challenging his residency and therefore eligibility to run.

Thank you Mikko and Photojournalism Links for the mention of “The Year in Pictures” in the December 19, 2010 links.