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George W. Bush, president of the United States, Tony Blair, prime minister of England and Saddam Hussein, the president of Iraq, dominated the news in 2006.
The war in Iraq, supported by the U.S. and by Britain, continued on, and Hussein, who had been captured and deposed in 2003, was executed in December 2006.
In sports, French captain and soccer icon Zinedine Zidane head-butted Italian defender Marco Materazzi in the final minutes of the World Cup championship match, while top athletes such as cyclist Floyd Landis and baseball player Barry Bonds were questioned for using performance-enhancing drugs.
The Queen, an English film dramatizing the real-life events that transpired after the death of Princess Diana in 1997, wins accolades in Britain and in the U.S., and the American television show CSI: Miami was the most-watched show in the U.K.
Artist: Brent Rollins is a graphic designer and an artist. He is originally from Los Angeles, and now lives and works in Brooklyn. He has designed covers for Black Star, Tokion magazine and more, and designed the logo for the film Boyz in the Hood. He has also exhibited his murals and collages in galleries around the country. More of his work can be seen at www.brentrollins.com.