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From left, clockwise: Anti-government protests during the Arab Spring; Crimea is annexed by Russia in 2014; ISIS does terrorist attacks and takes territory in Syria and Iraq; climate change awareness and the Paris Agreement; the first image of a black hole; same-sex marriage becomes legal in many countries; digital and mobile technologies are used more; rises in populism including the UK voting to leave the EU.
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The 2010s (pronounced "twenty-tens", "two thousand (and) tens", or simply "the Tens" or "Teens"), was the decade that began on January 1, 2010 and ended on December 31, 2019.

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  • The baby-boomer generation, which is a phrase that refers to many people who were born after World War II in 1945, will be at least 65 years old, which will result in many people retiring (stop working due to old age). Many people will think this may make the government have less money than it should due to government services retired people use, such as Medicare and Social Security.

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