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Clockwise from top-left: Lehman Brothers went bankrupt following the subprime mortgage crisis; Cyclone Nargis kills upwards of 138,373 in Myanmar and became the 7th-deadliest cyclone of all time; the 2008 Summer Olympics are held in Beijing, China whilst a series of unrest in Tibet was occurring against the games; an earthquake in Sichuan kills over 87,000 and became the 18th-deadliest earthquake of all time; a destroyed Georgian T-72 tank during the Russo-Georgian War; the Trident Hotel in Mumbai was the site of the November Mumbai attacks; the Phoenix spacecraft is the first probe to prove that ice water still exists on Mars; poster in Pristina celebrating the Independence of Kosovo from Serbia.
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2008 (MMVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2008th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 8th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2000s decade.

2008 was designated as:

The Great Recession, a worldwide recession which began in 2007, continued through the entirety of 2008.

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References

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