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Top News Stories of the Year, 2008

What do you consider the most biggest news story of 2008?

Your vote:


The worldwide financial crisis16%
None of the above9%
Michael Phelps winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Summer Games8%
The terrorist attack in Mumbai, India7%
The devastating earthquake that struck Sichuan, Gansu, and Yunnan Provinces in western China7%
Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich's reported attempts to sell Barack Obama's senate seat7%
Kosovo's declaration of independence7%
The war between Georgia and Russia7%
The political turmoil in Pakistan6%
The growing piracy problem in the Gulf of Aden6%
Cyclone Nargis, which ravaged Yangon, Myanmar, and the Irrawaddy Delta6%
The flawed election in Zimbabwe6%
The conviction on seven felony charges of Sen. Ted Stevens, a Republican from Alaska who had served in the Senate for 40 years6%
Total votes cast: 1693
poll first posted on December 15, 2008

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