THE YEAR IN PICTURES:
* NYTimes.com fancy year in pictures.
* BBC presents the year in pictures. Also, best 2004 pictures sent in by the readers.
* Europe's year in pictures.
THE YEAR THAT WAS:
* BBC's In Depth review of 2004.
* Best of BBC news from 2004.
* BBC presents the year in issues (all worth reading.)
* CNN's 2004 in review page.
* CNN presents the top ten news topics of 2004. Bonus: the ten most-emailed offbeat stories.
* An African review of 2004.
* CBS gives us the year in politics. Bonus: ten favorite political quotes of the year.
* The Weekly Standard saw it as a year of reality checks.
* Africa's year in political cartoons.
* 2004 in legal hits and misses.
* David Brooks hands out awards for his favorite essays of the year: Part 1 and Part 2. "A warning: if you read these pieces you will be so intimidatingly well informed it may cramp your social life."
SCIENCE AND TECH:
* Science Magazine's scientific breakthroughs of 2004.
* Top tech stories of 2004.
* Rob Pegoraro saw it as the year of the online mugging.
* The NPR ombudsman reviews his year as well.
* BBC's 2004 obituaries.
* BBC's cheers and tears.
* BBC's faces of women of the year.
* BBC's quotes of the year.
* Dave Barry's year-end roundup.
Bonus: Stephen Notley's year in review.