Just ten more days to the end of 2007, and we know what that means. Plenty of reviews of the year that has almost gone by.
For a more straight up review of 2007, there's always this list of the year's top stories from the Associated Press. Here's how they summarize it:
"The massacre of 32 people at Virginia Tech by a mentally disturbed student gunman was chosen the top story of 2007 by U.S. editors and news directors in The Associated Press' annual vote.
The rampage, which prompted colleges nationwide to reassess their emergency response systems, received 82 first-place votes out of 271 ballots cast for the top 10 stories.
The mortgage crisis, which roiled the U.S. housing market, was the No. 2 story, and the war in Iraq placed third. Iraq was the No. 1 story in 2006, and has finished in the top three since 2002 — the year of the prewar buildup."
The full list can be reviewed here. It hits most of the big highlights.
We all have our own views on how the stories should be ranked or the ones that should even be in the top ten.
But it's a good start to think about how 2007 should be remembered.