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2010 Chile earthquake2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull2010 Winter Olympics2010 Haiti earthquakeDeepwater Horizon oil spillCaillouSmolensk air disasterKyrgyz Revolution of 20102010 FIFA World Cup
From top left, clockwise: The 2010 Chile earthquake was one of the strongest recorded in history; The Eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland disrupts air travel in Europe; A scene from the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion and subsequent oil spill becomes the worst marine oil spill in history; Spectators watch a football match with their famous vuvuzelas during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which was held in South Africa; people entering the White House in Bishkek on 7 April during the Kyrgyz Revolution of 2010; the remains of Tu-154 after crash on April 10, 2010 that killed Polish president Lech Kaczyński; a child is treated for injuries following 2010 Haitian earthquake which killed an estimated 100,000 - 250,000 people.
Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century21st century22nd century
Decades: 1980s  1990s  2000s  – 2010s –  2020s  2030s  2040s
Years: 2007 2008 200920102011 2012 2013

2010 (twenty ten) (MMX) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2010th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 10th year of the 3rd millennium, the 10th year of the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2010s decade.

The United Nations designated 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity and International Year of Youth.

Pronunciation[change | change source]

There are many debates over how the years are spoken. The year 2010 can be spoken as "twenty-ten" or "two thousand (and) ten".

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January[change | change source]

The National Palace, one of many buildings heavily damaged in the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Damage from the earthquake in Chile.

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April[change | change source]

Volcano plume from Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland.

May[change | change source]

Tank in preparation to assault Red Shirt barricade on May 19.

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July[change | change source]

Damaged bridge in Pakistan floods
Earthquake damage in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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2010 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar2010
Ab urbe condita2763
Armenian calendar1459
Assyrian calendar6760
Bahá'í calendar166–167
Balinese saka calendar1931–1932
Bengali calendar1417
Berber calendar2960
British Regnal year58 Eliz. 2 – 59 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2554
Burmese calendar1372
Byzantine calendar7518–7519
Chinese calendar己丑(Earth Ox)
4706 or 4646
    — to —
庚寅年 (Metal Tiger)
4707 or 4647
Coptic calendar1726–1727
Discordian calendar3176
Ethiopian calendar2002–2003
Hebrew calendar5770–5771
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2066–2067
 - Shaka Samvat1931–1932
 - Kali Yuga5110–5111
Holocene calendar12010
Igbo calendar1010–1011
Iranian calendar1388–1389
Islamic calendar1431–1432
Japanese calendarHeisei 22
Javanese calendar1942–1943
Juche calendar99
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4343
Minguo calendarROC 99
Nanakshahi calendar542
Thai solar calendar2553
Tibetan calendar阴土牛年
(female Earth-Ox)
2136 or 1755 or 983
    — to —
(male Iron-Tiger)
2137 or 1756 or 984
Unix time1262304000 – 1293839999

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Media related to 2010 at Wikimedia Commons

  1. "Haiti president describes 'unimaginable' catastrophe; thousands feared dead". Miami Herald. 13 January 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2010.
  2. "Hundreds of thousands may have died in Haiti quake, PM says". CNN. 13 January 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2010.
  3. "Thousands feared dead in Haiti quake; many trapped – Yahoo! News". News.yahoo.com. Archived from the original on 2010-01-14. Retrieved 2010-01-13.
  4. Dates and venues of future sessions
  5. "COP 16". Archived from the original on 2010-01-11. Retrieved 2010-01-06.
  6. "BBC News – Australia launches criminal probe into asylum shipwreck". bbc.co.uk. 16 December 2010. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
  7. "BBC News – Tests show head of France's King Henri IV 'genuine'". bbc.co.uk. 15 December 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2010.