The Big Picture has published the first part of a 2009 photo retrospective. These are my favourite shots, starting with this image of a soldier fighting in his "I love NY" pink underpants against the Taliban.
The name of the soldier in the "I love NY" underpants is Spc. Zachery Boyd of Fort Worth, TX, fighting next to Spc. Cecil Montgomery of Many, LA and Jordan Custer of Spokane, WA, centre.
A front shot of the Hudson River water landing, as passengers waited to be rescued.
Nothing really impressive happening in this shot of a French aerobatic team. I just love it.
This is one of the segments of the Mexico border barrier, running between Yuma, Arizona and Calexico. It's 4.5m tall, and it can be lifted and repositioned so the dunes don't cover it.
Go to the Big Picture for the rest of the series. [Big Picture]