TOP TEN PHOTO GALLERIES: Most Viewed of 2008

TOP TEN PHOTO GALLERIES: Most Viewed of 2008
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10. Hurricane Ike: Galveston Braces for Storm

In a picture from National Geographic News's tenth most viewed photo gallery of 2008, Sylvia Renteria recoils as a wave churned by Hurricane Ike meets a seawall in Galveston, Texas, on September 12.

Before landfall, the National Weather Service's chilling warnings of "certain death" spurred officials and residents of the coastal town to gird for the worst--and stoked fears of a replay of the devastating 1900 Galveston hurricane that killed 6,000.

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—Photograph by Matt Slocum/AP
 
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