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Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 12/10/2010

The year in Life photographs

By Melissa Bell
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A Pakistani man and a boy wade through monsoon-triggered floodwaters in late August during the country's worst flooding in more than eight decades. The disaster killed more than 1,700 people, caused more $40 billion in damage and destroyed nearly 2 million homes. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Life magazine takes a look back at some of the definitive moments of the year with its collection of 105 photographs. From weight-lifting Chinese toddlers to blood running in the street in Thailand, the photographs immediately take you back to the moments that shook our world in 2010. See the full gallery here.

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Spaniards construct a human tower during the Tarragona Castells Competition on Oct. 3 in Tarragona, Spain. The tradition is believed to have originated when dance groups began building human towers around the end of the 18th century and is now a celebrated part of Catalan culture. (David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Riot police stand in human blood spilled outside the residence of the Thai prime minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, by protesters known as the "Red Shirts." The rallies -- often punctuated by Red Shirts spilling containers of human blood, collected from volunteers -- were frequently put down with force by the Thai military. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
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When Indonesia's Mount Merapi erupted in October, the countryside was coated in a fine, ghostly gray ash for miles around. Above: Kinahrejo, a village near the city of Yogyakarta, in the south of the country. (Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
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Revelers enjoy a hair-raising ride at the annual Goose Fair -- one of Europe's largest traveling fairs, with a history dating back more than 700 years -- in early October in Nottingham, England. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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During a procession at the Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Thailand, devotees of the Chinese shrine of Ban Tha Rue celebrate with many, many firecrackers. (Athit Perawongmetha/Getty Images)

By Melissa Bell  | December 10, 2010; 11:01 AM ET
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