The Year In Images: Shots That Wowed Us In 2009

The internet offers an endless stream of cool pictures, but here's a look at the best we've come across this year. Inside you'll find images that both amaze and amuse.

Atlantis' Launch Infrared Photo: So Crispy You Actually Want to Bite It

Stereographic Images Of Tokyo

"Welcome to the Oval Office, Please Check Your BlackBerry at the Door"

USAF Thunderbirds Are GO!

Here Is The Future of Technology

World's Largest Set of Balls Spotted Inside World's Largest Loop-the-Loop

In Russia's Red Square, 2009 Is Still 1959

The Holy Software Trinity: Torvalds, Jobs and Gates

Filming Hubble Repair Practice, Underwater

Apple's Huge, Throbbing Wall of iPhone Apps

Behind You!

"We're Going To Need A Bigger Boat"

I Don't Want to Land Here

Wheeee! I'll Capture My Broken Neck On Video

Photography Through Electrocution

Truth, Dear Readers

'Big Mess of Wires' Homebuilt Processor Is, In Fact, a Big Wonderful Mess of Wires

It's About Time They Upgraded the Carrier Pigeon

Japanese Prime Minister Bestows Upon Pope the Most Sacred of Gifts (a Sony Camcorder)

Oversized Solar-Powered LED Flowers Make For an Ostentatious Lawn

World's Most Perfect Pair of Balls - Yes!

Sony's Entire 1976 Lineup in One Photo

Motivational Music In a Dangerous Land

Crazy Russian Sukhoi Su-35 Pilot Ejects For a Hollywood Movie at Mach 2

The ISS as it Crosses the Face of the Sun

The Wrath of God or Just a Huge Atmospheric Discharge of Electricity

Robotic Dinosaurs Ponder Man's Extinction

Photos From This Morning's Delta II Rocket Launch

How Many Folding Bikes Does It Take To Fill a Parking Space?

LA Smouldering from Space

Inside AT&T's Global Network Operations Center: Where Calls Go to Die

Dallas Cowboys Stadium Continues Streak of Giant Screen Fails

Care BEAR

Toilet Waterfail

Even God Runs Windows XP

Swarm of Cheap Open Source Robots Set to Take Over the World

Electrifying Landscape Photography Captures Our Electric World

Bird's Eye View of Some Fast Birds

Astronaut Self-Portrait

Ride The Subway Towards The Light

This is How a Pissed Off Designer Quits His Job

A Taste of Home via a Laptop and a Movie

All the Jocks at This University Got Macbook Pros, But Are They Happy?

Satellite Imagery Captures Earth as Painting

RoboCop Gets the Job Done

The View From the Top of Kiev's Moscow Bridge Dares You Not To Get Vertigo

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