The Most Surprising Pictures of 2010

Benjamin Lowy—Reportage by Getty Images
Benjamin Lowy—Reportage by Getty Images
Grand Terre Island, USA: Crude oil washes ashore following the sinking of the BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig on Grand Terre Island, LA., June 7, 2010.

This year saw a series of long running news stories.  The disasters of the Haiti earthquake, the oil spill in the Gulf, the Pakistan floods, the fallout from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano and an epic story of survival which ended with the rescue of 33 miners in Chile. These and other events produced some dramatic and spectacular images. Here LightBox presents a selection of the more unexpected and unusual images you might have missed — but should see now

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CHICAGO, IL. USA. September 2014Chicago police officers look for evidence after four people were hit as they stood in the parking lot of a Pizza Hut at 67th Street and Stony Island Avenue around 10:40 p.m. Monday Aug 25. A 16-year-old girl was shot in the thigh; a woman, 22, was wounded in the neck; another woman, 18, suffered a graze wound to the stomach; and a man, 26, was shot in the leg. Nobody died from their injuries ( Photo by Carlos Javier Ortiz)

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