Looking back at the photos, we understand that it was dramatic, sometimes even brutal decade. Natural disasters, acts of terrorism and war were the main topics for discussion. Ten years ago, Bill Clinton has modified his term as president of the United States, few people had heard of Osama Ben Laden, "Taliban" rule in Afghanistan and Saddam Hussein - in Iraq. All this and much more has changed in the next ten years. Of course, it is impossible to fit a decade in several photographs, but we tried.
Among the photographs presentedin photographs depicting the bloody scenes
Iraqi citizens and US soldiers pulled down the statue of Saddam Hussein in central Baghdad April 9, 2003. (AP Photo / Jerome Delay, File)
A six year old Elian Gonzalez cries in the arms of Donato Dalrymple - the man who saved him in the sea in November 1999 - at the time, as federal agents trying to take the boy in the house of his relatives in Miami April 22, 2000. US Supreme Court ruled June 28, 2000, he refused to give the boy, going to send him back to Cuba on June 28. (AL DIAZ / AFP / Getty Images)
Airplane Air France Concorde 4590 takes off, leaving behind a trail of fire engine in the left wing of the airport Charles de Gaulle in Paris, July 25, 2000. The plane crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 109 people on board and four on the ground. (AP Photo / Toshihiko Sato, File)