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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Newsmakers of 2010

Take a look at some of the most prominent newsmakers of 2010:
Promoting stong relations between the two countries, US President Barack Obama, along with wife Michelle, arrived in India on a three-day visit in November this year. (AFP/Jim Watson)
Nicole Faria of India made the country proud by bringing home the coveted 'Miss Earth 2010' crown. Nicole, the 20-year-old from Bangalore, who was announced the new Miss Earth in Vietnam recently, became the first Indian woman to win this title. (AFP/)
India's richest man Mukesh Ambani grabbed headlines as he moved into his new 27-storey residence, Antilla, world's first billion-dollar home. This Godzilla-sized new house in Mumbai boasts of a health club, a gym, a ballroom dance studio, lounges, guestrooms, a 50-seat screening hall, an elevated garden, 3 helipads, and a parking area for 160 vehicles. (AFP/)
WikiLeaks spokesperson and editor in chief Julian Paul Assange, who has been involved in publishing secret material about various countries, was recently in news for publishing US diplomatic cables. (AGENCIES/)
Hitting headlines for all the wrong reasons, Lalit Modi was caught in a major IPL controversy this year. (BCCL/)
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, along with wife Carla Bruni was in India in December 2010. Sarkozy backed India's bid for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council. (AP/Lionel Bonaventure)
After the closing ceremony of Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi, a high level probed into CWG corruption against Suresh Kalmadi was ordered. (BCCL/)
Spain victory at FIFA South Africa 2010:
Spain's David Villa kisses the World Cup trophy at the end of the FIFA World Cup final soccer match between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City in Johannesburg on July 11, 2010. (AP/Ivan Sekretarev)
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his film ‘My Name Is Khan’ had a face off exchanged blows with Hindu Nationalist political party Shiv Sena around the film’s release early this year. SRK’s favourable comments for Pakistani cricket team during the IPL didn’t go down well with Shiv Sena. And consequently, demanding an apology from the actor, Sena held protests and demonstrations against SRK and halted the screening of ‘MNIK’ in various cinema halls across India. (AP/)

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