1/5 In 2003 - wildlife experts once again highlighted the plight of animals whose survival is under threat. The bottlenose dolphin is the latest creature facing extinction because it gets caught in nets.
2/5 In January more than 140 flood warnings in England and Wales meant a wet start to 2003. People had to be evacuated and homes were wrecked.
3/5 But Britain also had a summer heatwave. It recorded the hottest day ever - 38.1C - in Gravesend in Kent.
4/5 In May hundreds of people were killed and many more injured after an earthquake in Algeria. It measured 6.7 on the Richter Scale.
5/5 Hurricane Isabel hit Washington in September and was the biggest hurricane to hit the US for 50 years. It left a trail of destruction behind it.