Sunday 22 January 2012
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to We Found Love by Rihanna.
Bachelorette, directed by Leslye Headland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins was one of the best selling books.
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- New Zealand - Wellington Anniversary.
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Vincent.
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- 2011–2012 Syrian uprising: Arab League ministers meet in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss the extension of its monitoring mission in Syria. (BBC)
- War in Somalia (2009–): A senior foreign commander is killed in a drone strike south of the Somali capital Mogadishu. (''New York Times'')
- Egyptian police shoot two African migrants dead as they attempt to cross the border into Israel. (UPI)
- Sri Lanka orders 161 foreign clerics from the Tablighi Jamaat movement to leave the country for breaking the terms of their tourist visas. (''Times of India'')
- China reports the death of a second person this month to H5N1 bird flu. (AFP)
- At least 16 people drown after a passenger boat sinks off Iran's southern coast. (Al Jazeera)
- Police in Bosnia and Herzegovina recapture Bosnian Serb fugitive Radovan Stanković after he escaped from prison five years ago. (RIA Novosti)
- The party of former Madagascan President Marc Ravalomanana suspends its role in the unity government after the plane carrying him home from exile was turned away. (Voice of America)
- A referendum on EU accession takes place in Croatia, with 66% voting to join the EU, and 33% against. (BBC)
- Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona announces her resignation from office to focus on her recovery after surviving an attempted assassination in 2011. (''Washington Post'')
- The first round of the Presidential election takes place in Finland. (CNN)
- Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh announces that he is to leave for treatment in the United States. (Reuters)
- The New York Giants and New England Patriots advance to Super Bowl XLVI. ''(New York Daily News)''
- Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno dies from complications associated with lung cancer. (ESPN)
- End and Closing ceremony of the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, showing Germany receiving the most medals at the Medal table, followed by China and Austria.
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