2009 A year in review

What were the most important world news stories in 2009?

Do you remember these stories?

1. US air flight 1549 landed safely on _______________________ All the passengers were saved thanks to the skill of the pilot.
2. ____________________ was sworn in as the 44th president of the USA.
3. The crisis of __________________ affected many of its subsidiary factories in Europe.
4. _____________________ was arrested after the biggest financial scandal in years.
5. Snipers rescued captain Richard Philips, who had been captured by ____________________
6. The WHO raised its alerts as an outbreak of _____________________ was feared.
7. ____________________ collapsed and died in his home in LA, after an overdose of painkillers.
8. The ____________________ family lost their patriarch, senator Edward __________________
9. Jaycee Dugard was found after ____________________________
10. 6-year-old Falcon Heene was safely found after having supposedly been ________________________. It all turned out to be a hoax.
11. ________________________ successful career ended abruptly after a sex scandal. He was the world’s best paid sportsman.
12. ________________________ was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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