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The 2010s Portal
The 2010s (pronounced ''"twenty-tens" or "two thousand (and) tens"; shortened to "the '10s" also known as "The Tens" or more rarely "The Teens") was a decade that began on January 1, 2010, and ended on December 31, 2019.
On 8 April 2013, former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, died of a stroke at the Ritz Hotel, London, at the age of 87. On 17 April, she was honoured with a ceremonial funeral. Due to polarised opinions about her achievements and legacy, the reaction to her death was mixed across the UK, including contrasting praise, criticism, and celebration of her life and death.
Image 6For over 15 months it was unclear what exactly happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 until at the end of July 2015 a few remnants of the plane swept to the shores of the island of Réunion (from 2010s)
Image 7In the 2010s, British girl group Little Mix was cited for helping the girl band renaissance in the UK during the late 00s and into the early 10s. They are also recognised as one of the most successful girl groups from that decade. (from 2010s in music)
Image 9Edward Snowden, former NSA employee who revealed a large number of global surveillance programs. (from 2010s)
Image 10A poster used during the Occupy Wall Street movements with the phrase "We are the 99%". The movement was against the economic inequality and the influence of money in politics. US President Barack Obama claimed the movement would help "Americans express their frustrations", while Vice President Joe Biden remarked that "The middle class has been screwed." (from 2010s)
Image 14Adele during this decade established herself as the best selling British female artist of all time. Her 21 (2011) and 25 (2015) became two of the best selling albums of the 2010s. (from 2010s in music)
Image 43Tool's live performances in 2006 included an elaborate light show using 10,000 Days artwork by painter Alex Grey as a backdrop. (from 2010s in music)
Image 44Taylor Swift was one of the most successful country artists of the 2010s. Her albums Speak Now (2010) and Red (2012) topped charts and opened with more than a million copies sold in their first weeks. (from 2010s in music)
Image 47The Arab Spring saw mass unrest in the Arab world early in the decade: Government overthrown multiple times Government overthrown Civil war Protests and governmental changes Major protests Minor protestsOther protests and militant action outside the Arab world (from 2010s)
Image 55The weighted capital city residential property price index, produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, since 2003 (from 2010s)
Image 56In the 2010s, the K-pop group BTS broke numerous records in South Korea and the rest of the world, with the hit songs "DNA", "Fake Love", and "Idol", and obtaining an immense fanbase globally. (from 2010s in music)
Image 62Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias recorded a remix version of the album track "Dirty Dancer" was released as the fourth English single and became his ninth Hot Dance Club Play chart topper, tying with Prince and Michael Jackson as the male with the most No. 1 dance singles. (from 2010s in music)
Image 85BRICS, a supranational economic cooperative comprising five major emerging national economies—Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa—grew to represent over 3.1 billion people, or about 41 percent of the world population by 2015. (from 2010s)
Amy Wright is an American advocate for disabled people who was named 2017 CNN Hero of the Year. Wright employs forty people with physical and intellectual disabilities at her coffee shop, Bitty and Beau's in Wilmington, North Carolina. She opened the shop in January 2016 after learning that a high percentage of disabled people were unemployed. She was born in Houston, Texas on September 21, 1975. As the mother of two children with Down syndrome, she wanted to create a business where people like her son and daughter could "work and shine." Wright plans to open a second location in Charleston, South Carolina.
The CNN Hero of the Year award comes with a cash prize of $100,000. Actress Diane Lane presented Wright with the award on December 17, 2017, at the 11th annual ceremony in New York. In her acceptance speech, Wright addressed her two youngest children directly, saying, "I would not change you for the world, but I will change the world for you." (Full article...)