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Our Most Read Posts in 2010

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On Global Voices we work with a large volunteer community to publish stories about what is happening in blogs and citizen media around the world. Below, are some of the stories that have attracted the most attention in 2010 from our readers in English (our Lingua websites in different languages may have other results).

Often the stories that are most popular are the ones that relate to a story that is making major headlines around the world, like the earthquake in Haiti, or the World Cup in South Africa. Other times, it's something the media isn't talking much about.

For regional retrospectives of 2010 by our editors, check our special coverage page: Best of 2010.

Most read in 2010

Our most read post in 2010 was Brazil: The Cala Boca Galvao Phenomenon partly thanks to the fact that our co-founder Ethan Zuckerman mentioned the story prominently in his TED presentation.

Most read special coverage

Conflict

MENA: Rage after Israel Attacks Gaza-bound Flotilla
North Korea: Beauty Plays In the Psychological Warfare
Costa Rica: Border Conflict with Nicaragua
Russia: Initial Coverage of the Moscow Subway Bombings
Philippines: Hostage drama ends in violence
Egypt: Khaled Said – An Emergency Murder by An Emergency Law

Politics

South Africa: Julius Malema and the future of freedom of speech
Facebook is blocked in Pakistan as it Indulges in a Controversial Campaign
Macedonia: Online Rebellion Against “Skopje 2014″ Plan
Myanmar's new flag and new name

Sports

South Africa:2010 FIFA World Cup theme song raises interesting views
Mali: World Cup Fans React to Referee's Controversial Call
Georgia: Tragedy strikes as Winter Olympic Games open

Internet memes

Philippines: The jejemon craze
The Virtual Choir: Technology, Collaboration and Music
Russia: Online Cartoon Character – Mr. Freeman – Deconstructs Reality, Mocks Netizens
Humorous Web Reactions to Thursday's Facebook Outage
“Boobquake” to challenge claims of Iranian cleric

China

China: Sex workers demand legalization, organizer detained
China: Zhouqu landslide, a man made disaster
China: ‘My father is Li Gang’
Chinese blogger reviews of Avatar
China: Confessions of a naked Internet runner
Noam Chomsky in China
China: Nobel Peace Prize Winner – Liu Xiaobo

Planes

Poland: President Kaczyński is Killed in Plane Crash in Russia – Initial Reactions
India: Outrage At Mangalore Plane Crash

Volcanoes

Guatemala: Pacaya Volcano Causes State of National Calamity
Ecuador: Tungurahua Eruption Hits More Ecuadorian Provinces
Indonesia: Earthquake, Tsunami, and Volcanic Eruption in 48-Hours.

Rain

Peru: Heavy Rains and Mudslides in Cusco
Saudi Arabia: When it Rains it Pours in Riyadh

Economy

Greece, Germany and the middle finger of Venus de Milo
Japan: Where taking a vacation is a no-no
India: The Battle Of Rin vs. Tide

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