History The year in pictures Previous Next Simon Ammann won two gold medals for ski jumping at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. (Keystone/Peter Klaunzer) Keystone The Dalai Lama visited Switzerland in April. (Keystone/Walter Bieri) Keystone Switzerland's football coach Ottmar Hitzfeld gives a news conference during the football World Cup. (Keystone/Peter Klaunzer) Keystone Building the Swiss pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo. (EPA/Liu Xin) Keystone Cedric Wermuth, president of the Swiss Young Socialists, at the annual shareholders' meeting of the Credit Suisse bank in Zurich in April. (Keystone/Della Bella) Keystone Blessing the Gotthard base tunnel as part of the breakthrough ceremony. (Keystone/Arno Balzarini) Keystone The solar-powered Solar Impulse plane made its maiden flight in April. (Keystone/Laurent Gillieron) Keystone Roman Polanski was released from house arrest in Gstaad in July, when Switzerland decided not to extradite him to the US. (AP/Laurent Cipriani) Keystone Simonetta Sommaruga (r), the eventual winner, comforts Jacqueline Fehr after she was knocked out of the cabinet election in September. (Keystone/Lukas Lehmann) Keystone Pope Benedict XVI made Swiss bishop Kurt Koch a cardinal in November. (EPA/Giuseppe Giglia) Keystone Kilian Wenger triumphed at August's Federal Swiss Wrestling Competition. (Keystone/Alessandro Delle Bella) Keystone Divers enjoying Lake Thun in the summer. (Keystone/Peter Schneider) Keystone Several carriages of the popular tourist Glacier Express, which runs between Zermatt and St Moritz, were derailed in July, killing one Japanese visitor and injuring 40 more. (Keystone/Jean-Christoph Bott) Keystone The Kunsthaus Zurich art museum put on a Picasso retrospective running from October to the end of January 2011. (Keystone/Walter Bieri) Keystone Nicolas Hayek, father of the Swatch watch, died in June. (Keystone/Martin Ruetschi) Keystone Curler Manfred Bolliger at the Paralympics in Vancouver. (Keystone/Dominic Favre) Keystone Supporters of an initiative calling for the automatic expulsion of criminal foreigners release balloons. The initiative was passed in November. (Keystone/Alessandro Della Bella) Keystone Celebrations of the 100th anniversary of first flight in Switzerland drew large crowds in July. (Keystone/Sigi Tischler) Keystone Fifa chairman Sepp Blatter defended the organisation against corruption allegations in November. (Keystone/Steffen Schmidt) Keystone A passenger at Zurich airport tried hitchhiking when ash from Iceland's Eyjafjalla volcano closed European airspace in April. (Keystone/Walter Bieri) Keystone Swiss businessman Max Göldi was released in Tripoli in June after four months in jail and nearly two years detained in Libya. (Keystone/Lukas Lehmann) Keystone WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in Britain in December; Switzerland's PostFinance closes his account. (Keystone/Jean-Christoph Bott) Keystone Winter sets in on Lake Neuchâtel. (Keystone/Jean-Christoph Bott) Keystone Picture 1 Picture 2 Picture 3 Picture 4 Picture 5 Picture 6 Picture 7 Picture 8 Picture 9 Picture 10 Picture 11 Picture 12 Picture 13 Picture 14 Picture 15 Picture 16 Picture 17 Picture 18 Picture 19 Picture 20 Picture 21 Picture 22 Picture 23 People and events making the news in Switzerland in 2010. This content was published on December 27, 2010 - 10:47 You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us! If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at email@example.com.