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The 2000s was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 2000, and ended on December 31, 2009.

The growth of the Internet contributed to globalization during the decade, which allowed faster communication among people around the world.

The economic growth of the 2000s had considerable social, environmental, and mass extinction consequences. It raised demand for diminishing energy resources, and was still vulnerable, as demonstrated by the financial crisis of 2007–08.

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Avatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel David Moore, Giovanni Ribisi and Sigourney Weaver. The film is set in the mid-22nd century, when humans are mining a precious mineral called unobtanium on Pandora, a lush habitable moon of a gas giant in the Alpha Centauri star system. The expansion of the mining colony threatens the continued existence of a local tribe of Na'vi—a humanoid species indigenous to Pandora. The film's title refers to a genetically engineered Na'vi body with the mind of a remotely located human, and is used to interact with the natives of Pandora.


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Credit: Staff Sgt. James L. Harper Jr. (U.S. Air Force photo)

A Texan resident hugs a US-Air Force Sergeant after Hurricane Ike devastated the area on 13 September 2008.

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Taipei 101 in 2008

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