It is a habit at the end of every year to make a selection of the best photos taken during the course of the year. This year is no different. Most of the websites made their own selections. I only had to collect these collections together (just like I did last year and the year before as well) to make it easier for you to find the best photos of the year passing away.
Once I have photos, blog and look back on the past year it is about time to show a collection of the collections. Here is a bunch of the selections from different editors around the world from the pictures of 2009 and some about the decade too. There is the intention for completeness, but I know it is not at all complete. If you know any other similar pictures of 2009 collections of news images, feel free to let me know about it in comments.