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    Default 2011 - the yr that was

    So what events rated as important to you - TOP 3.

    1. Tsunami/Nuclear meltdown in Japan
    2. Wedding Will and Kate
    3. Bin Laden death
    4. Various deaths – Bobby Davies, Lionel Rose, Liz Taylor, Bill Hunter, Nancy Wake
    5. Steve Jobs death
    6. Military deaths (in particular 4 deaths in 2 weeks)
    7. Police commission/Enquiry/Simon Overlander quits
    8. Tiger Airways grounded
    9. Enquirer/phone hacking/Murdoch response
    10. Daryn Hinch – ban on broadcasting/new kidney
    11. London riots
    12. Bali drug boy
    13. Carbon tax
    14. Occupy movement
    15. Queen visit
    16. Maummar Gaddafi
    17. Qantas industrial dispute
    18. Obama visit
    19. Kim Jong Il death
    For me its definately
    1. Tsunami/nuclear
    2. Maummar Gaddafi
    3. Murdoch response to Enquirer/Phone hacking tied with Occupy Movement in USA

    Can't poll cos too many options.

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    1. Queensland, NSW, Victoria flooding and Yasi. Truly awful, gut wrenching and I was not even directly affected. I loved seeing how everyone pulled together afterwards however.
    2. Japan Tsunami
    3. Uprising of Egypt and Libyia and people taking steps to move these dictators.

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    Mine would be the flooding in Australia, Christchurch earthquakes and Japan tsunami. They were the ones I felt most affected by.

    On a brighter note, the Royal Wedding would be up there too!

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    Floods of dec 10/jan 11. Thats the main one for me as even though it didnt affect me as much as others, we experienced it first hand like many others. I will never forget the look on my dads face when walking him to have a sleep after being in the house flooded waiting to be rescued.

    I dont watch or read much news so not alot has stood out to me really.

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    Oh were floods this yr - whoops, I thought they were last xmas (2010)

    whoops forgot about the Eyptian/Libyian uprising and NZ quakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttoneska View Post
    Oh were floods this yr - whoops, I thought they were last xmas (2010)

    whoops forgot about the Eyptian/Libyian uprising and NZ quakes.
    Floods started in dec 10 but kept going in jan 11 as i was back in brissy early jan and brissy was about to be hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RainbowSky View Post
    Mine would be the flooding in Australia, Christchurch earthquakes and Japan tsunami. They were the ones I felt most affected by.
    These three for sure!

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    I'm going to cheat and put all the natural disasters as one, the deaths of Bin Laden, Gaddafi and Kim Jong Il as two and mass protests (Occupy through to Lybia etc) as three.

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    Japan tsunami
    Chch earthquakes
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    The floods here in QLD
    Japan and NZ disasters
    The discovery of Daniel Morcombe's remains
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