Saturday 17 December 2011
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to We Found Love by Rihanna.
The Flowers of War, directed by Yimou Zhang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinne was one of the best selling books.
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- Egyptian Army soldiers beat protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square in a second day of clashes which have resulted in 10 deaths and hundreds injured. (Reuters)
- Flash floods triggered by Tropical Storm Washi kill at least 400 people in the Philippines with hundreds more missing. (AFP via ABC News Australia)
- A boat carrying 380 asylum seekers en route from Indonesia to Australia sinks off the coast of Java with hundreds of people missing. (Reuters via ABC Australia)
- The United States Senate votes in favor of extending the payroll tax cut for two months. (CNN)
- Johann Lamont is elected as Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, succeeding Iain Gray. (BBC)
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