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Days that shook the world – where were you?   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2012-9-6 14:34:51 |Display all floors
The new century has witnessed some huge events that changed the world and caused massive suffering, like the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Iraq war, the Indonesian tsunami in 2004 and the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011, the Wenchuan earthquake in 2008 Or the passing of icons like Michael Jackson.

Do you remember where you were and what you were doing on days that shook the world? Share with us your stories about the biggest stories of the century.

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Post time 2012-9-7 08:21:25 |Display all floors
I was airing my bike when I heard the news of Jackson's death from a nearby radio broadcast. It was strange that I was not very shocked, on the opposite, It seemed I had a presentiment that would happened and only in this way the legend of the King of pop could be last for good.

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Post time 2012-9-7 08:24:39 |Display all floors
september 11 - at work, listening to the radio... then listening to the radio and checking news in the internet for 2 or 3 days.

Japan 2011 tsunami - at home, watching (more - listening) news channel between my home duties. this video stopped me a little. those ships on the waves between houses... and footage from the buildings over the streets that changed into dangerous rivers, with cars instead fish.

Mickael Jackson? - icon of what? obsessions? pedophilia? for me, off course He was an icon of music - but it was maaaany years before He died

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Post time 2012-9-11 11:29:51 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Raff at 2012-9-11 11:30

what struck me the most was the quake hit Sichuan in 2008. I was then in daze in my math class until someone told me this terrible thing. After that disasters seem to obssess China.
-----By the way ,when did Michael pass away?- - ..

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Post time 2012-9-11 12:24:02 |Display all floors
where are you??
be strong be happy

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Post time 2012-9-11 13:52:17 |Display all floors
Raff Post time: 2012-9-11 11:29
what struck me the most was the quake hit Sichuan in 2008. I was then in daze in my math class until ...

2009? bad memory for me now.

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Post time 2012-9-12 12:15:03 |Display all floors
'01?  At work, then at the Red Cross.  '04?  In China, watching the events on CCTV.  '08?  In the U.S., reading up on the events on the 'Net.
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