Newseum Takes a Look All the Way Back... at 2010

The Best Photos of 2010

By Caitlin O'Brien
|  Thursday, Apr 21, 2011  |  Updated 1:18 PM EDT
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Newseum Takes a Look All the Way Back... at 2010

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An Icelandic volanco spewed ash into the air in June 2010, hampering flight plans but providing incredible imagery.

2011 has already had its share of memorable news: the disaster in Japan, the budget crisis... even (we'll grudgingly admit) Charlie Sheen. However, a new exhibit at the Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.) is all about remembering the most memorable news of last year.

The Pictures of the Year exhibit will showcase some of the 2010's more indelible images. It will include award-winning pictures from Haiti and the Gulf oil spill, plus images from the Winter Olympics, flood-ravaged Pakistan and the front lines in Afghanistan.

The museum also says that the exhibit will mark Lady Gaga's first appearance in a Washington museum.

We just thought you should know.

The Newseum created the exhibit with the Pictures of the Year International contest at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. On Saturday, April 30, some of the top photographers from the competition will be at the Newseum. They'll discuss their work and offer advice about photography.

The exhibit opens Friday, April 22 and runs through Oct. 31.


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