2010 in The Big Picture

A tremendous sinkhole caused by the heavy rains of Tropical Storm Agatha in Guatemala City was estimated to be 30 meters wide and over 60 meters deep. As the sinkhole formed, it swallowed a clothing factory about three miles from the site of a similar sinkhole three years earlier. The clothing factory had closed only an hour before it plunged into the Earth. (REUTERS/Casa Presidencial)

Boston Globe’s highly popular photo blog The Big Picture wraps up 2010 with a three part review of the best photos from this year. The photos are often astonishing, but many of them just reminds me of how much suffering there is in this beautiful world of ours. See Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.