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Year in Review 2008
Readers share their 2008 memories

FirstPerson: Read stories, both happy and sad, sent in by msnbc.com readers from over the past year. Full story

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Celebrity Curtain Calls '08

  From the legendary Paul Newman (above) to tragic newcomer Heath Ledger, a look back at the stars we lost in 2008.

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Newsmaker
Farewells
2008

  From Tim Russert (above) to "Sunny" von Bulow, remembering newsmakers and top sports figures who died in the past year.

A villager collects seeds from Giant Water Lilies
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The Year in Sports Pictures: The Olympics, World Series, more

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Newsmaker
Farewells
of 2008

  From Tim Russert to "Sunny" von Bulow, a look at newsmakers and top sports figures who died in 2008.

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Cartoons

    Cartoon highlights
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    The Year
    in Cartoons

      Msnbc.com cartoonist Daryl Cagle's amusing look back at 2008.

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