Review of the Year 2002
Zimbabwe's March elections saw President Mugabe controversially returned to power. Condemnation of the poll by observers led to suspension from the Commonwealth.
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Zimbabwe's troubled vote
Presidential elections were marred by violence.
Violence continued unabated throughout the year.
Drought and war pushed millions to the brink of starvation.
Entertaining final set the seal on a successful football tournament.
Afghanistan's rocky peace
President Karzai worked to maintain stability after the Taleban.
A year on, the world commemorated 11 September victims.
Sniper's killing spree
Shootings spread fear around the US capital.
Tourists and locals were the victims of a powerful attack.
The Chechen conflict continued, its violence reaching the Russian capital.
Force of nature
Sicily's Mount Etna erupts with savage splendour
Oil from a sinking tanker caused ecological havoc in Spanish waters.
Iraq under scrutiny
UN inspections resumed in Iraq.