The year 2008 in pictures -thanks to the Beeb

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In the US, a believer in Big Government and Nanny State swept away the neo-con cockroaches from the White House (good riddance):


In the UK, a conservative bozo (Boris Johnson) took over the City of London:


The world&#8217-s financial markets experienced a melting debacle:


And I won&#8217-t mention Bernard Madoff &#8212-the nightmare that keeps on giving.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, and Happy Festivus&#8230- anyway.