The Big Picture blog has three posts of the year in pictures, celebrating photography of all styles and subject matter this year. From war to nature, the profound to the mundane, getting a great shot is what photographers strive for. Above is the lingering image from one of the first neat stories of the year.
Airline passengers wait to be rescued on the wings of a US Airways Airbus 320 jetliner that safely ditched in the frigid waters of the Hudson River in New York, after a flock of birds knocked out both its engines on January 15, 2009.
2009 in Photos Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3