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Pictures of the Year 2010 | Bellevue and the Eastside

December 28th, 2010 at Tue, 28th, 2010 at 2:17 pm by Chad Coleman

Sergeant Kurtis W. Bennett, looks on as son Austin, 2, inspects his father’s  the Purple Heart medal during a presentation ceremony by Sen. Patty Murray at the Jackson Federal Building in downtown Seattle on January 7, 2010. Sgt. Bennett, of Iron Company, 3D Squadron, 2D Stryker Calvary Regiment was awarded the medal for wounds received in action in Iraq in 2008.

Longtime Mercer Island High School boys basketball coach Ed Pepple  speaks during a retirement and gymnasium dedication ceremony at Mercer Island High School on January 8, 2010.

A duck lands on the water at Mercer Slough in Bellevue on February 4, 2010.

Mercer Island swimmer Quinn Markwith, center, competes in the 3A state swim final of the 100-yard butterfly event at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on February 20, 2010. The Islander boys won their fifth consecutive team state title.

Eight-time Olympic gold medal winner Apolo Anton Ohno during a visit to Chinook Middle School in Bellevue on March 12, 2010.

Bellevue Wolverine guard Will Locke (25) drives to the hoop for tow points during the 3A Washington boys basketball state tournament at the Tacoma Dome on March 13, 2010.

Three deer in the 100 block of West Lake Sammaish Parkway NE in Bellevue on March 24, 2010.

Sheila, a Red kangaroo, and her baby visit the AAA Washington office as part of  SeaWorld San Diego promotional tour stop in Bellevue on April 14, 2010.

Left: Runners fill the street for a mass start of the race. Right: A tight crop of race start images highlights the participants during the annual Rotary Half Marathon on Mercer Island on March 21, 2010.

A Sammamish Totems outfielder throws a wet baseball to second base against Mercer Island at Sammamish High School in Bellevue on April 2, 2010.

Tent City 4 residents repair a fence boundary after moving to a new home at Lake Washington United Methodist Church in Kirkland on April 26, 2010.

Members of the band JAR on stage after their set during the Classic Rockathon finals at the Old Firehouse Teen Center in Redmond on April 30, 2010.

Kelsy Highet, left, stocks Swiss chard at the Hedlin Family Farms booth during the opening day of the Bellevue Farmers Market on Thursday, May 13, 2010.

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Queen of Jordan, at left center, enters the visitors center at the Microsoft campus in Redmond on Wednesday, May 19, 2010.

Irina Akimova, of the Ukraine, practices her hoops routine on stage for the Cirque Du Soleil production, KOOZA, at Marymoor Park in Redmond on  June 1, 2010.

Kenechi Udeze, the assistant strength coach with the University of Washington football program, had his NFL career cut short by leukemia. Photographed June 7, 2010.

Leonid Milkin stands on his unfinished porch off the master bedroom during the rebuild of the his home in Kirkland, July 14, 2010. Milkin’s family was murdered and the home set on fire four years earlier.

Edward Jiang is reflected in the window as Sujit Packiaraj, left, and Neville Chan use laptops in the “Clifford Room” at StudentRND in Bellevue on Thursday, July 15, 2010.

Spectators and competitors in the fading sunlight during the FSA Grand Prix races at the Veldrome at Marymoor Park in Redmond on July 23, 2010.

The two cranes pictured here will place girders for the new NE 12th Street bridge as part of the Interstate 405 braids project in Bellevue on August 2, 2010.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels during an airshow practice session over Lake Washington on Thursday morning, August 5, 2010.

Spectators watch the U.S. Navy Blue Angels airshow practice from inflatable floats at Slater Park on Mercer Island on Thursday afternoon on August 5, 2010. The Blue Angels performed under grey skies on August 6.

Workers could be seen through the front door of Crossroads Appliance removing units from the store on N.E. 8th Street at Crossroads Sation in Bellevue on August 19, 2010. A customer outside the store was told by the workers that they were repossessing appliances for a manufacturer after the abrupt business closure.

Newport High School football captains, from left, Louie Jachim, Matt Murray, James Dupar, Kevin Martin and Nick Clifford pose for a season preview portrait on the school campus in Bellevue on August 20, 2010.

Apples fill a large bin at Fall City Farms in Fall City, WA, September 15, 2010.

Two workers harvest dill at Fall City Farms in Fall City, WA, September 15, 2010.

Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire, center in green, watches the custom product engraving process as Clarisonic CEO David Giuliani, at left, and  Logistics Manager Joe Czajkowsi explain the process at the company production facility in Bellevue on Monday, October 11, 2010.

Rebel goal keeper Niki Fausset, in blue, blocks a shot on goal as teammates Tori Lee (19), Rachel Richardson (2) and Mercer Island’s Tara Nielson (11) work for position during a game at Juanita on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. Juanita beat the Islanders 1-0.

Mercer Islander defenders Kyle Reitinger (11), T.J. Blackburn (51) and Cassidy Kaufman (81) force Patriot wide receiver Jake Bainton to fumble as he pushed for the goal line at Mercer Island on October 15, 2010. The play was ruled a turnover and a touchback for a ball fumbled out of the endzone. Bainton left the game after the play with a shoulder injury.

Grammy Award winning singer John Legend photographed at the Meydenbauer Center prior to a Hopelink charity luncheon in Bellevue on Monday, October 18, 2010.

A sunrise view of Mount Rainier from the fourth floor of the Meydenbauer Center in downtown Bellevue on Monday, October 18, 2010.

First Lady Michelle Obama, left, is cheered Sen. Patty Murray during a Senate campaign fundraiser at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue on Monday, October 25, 2010. Obama was one of a string of high-profile Democrats coming to help out Murray in a competitive race with challenger Republican Dino Rossi. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Republican supporters react and hold signs while watching election night returns at the Hilton Hotel in Bellevue on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.

Two portraits that were part of a cultural diversity feature in the November issue of The Scene magazine, photographed by asking people to participate at Crossroads shopping mall in Bellevue in October 2010.

Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer, right, celebrates with gathered employees and patrons during the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Microsoft retail store in Bellevue Square on November 18, 2010. (Photo by Nat Levy/Bellevue Reporter)

Lauren Barkley, 8, and her brother, Richard, age 6, build a snow man in Downtown Park after an early release from Sacred Heart School in Bellevue on Monday, November 22, 2010.

Pat Nolan, of the Washington State Department of Transportation Incident Response Team, provides assistance to a motorist with a disabled vehicle along Interstate 405 on November 30, 2010.

Wolverine seniors Elan Richard (23), Kendrick Van Ackeren (3) and Evian Richard (4) celebrate as Bellevue won their third straight 3A state football title 38-0 over Kamiakin at the Tacoma Dome on Friday, December 3, 2010.

Spartan senior Kasen Williams, center, has emotional words for sophomore QB Max Browne after a Skyline 24-16 loss to Ferris in the Washington state 4A championship game at the Tacoma Dome on Saturday, December 4, 2010.

A full lunar eclipse photographed at 11:43 p.m. was visible for a short time through a shifting cloud layer over the region in this view from Shoreline on December 20, 2010.

Ed Shein takes advantage for the fresh snowfall to get out on his cross country skis near Mink Road in Woodinville on Wednesday, December 29, 2010.


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