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2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year.

2005 is the World Year of Physics,the Year of the Rooster in the Chinese calendar, and the International Year of the Eucharist in Catholicism.



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Iraqi police officers hold up their index fingers marked with purple indelible ink, a security measure to prevent double voting.

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The Kyoto Protocol is intended to cut global emissions of greenhouse gases.

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Protesters in front of Terri Schiavo's Pinellas Park, Florida hospice, March 27, 2005.

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Members of the College of Cardinals look on at Pope John Paul II's Funeral.
Members of the College of Cardinals look on at Pope John Paul II's Funeral.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall following their civil wedding in Windsor, England
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall following their civil wedding in Windsor, England
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  • April 12 - Fans hurl lit flares onto the field at San Siro Stadium in Milan during a Champions League quarter-final soccer match.
  • April 15 - At least 21 people died and around 50 people were injured in a devastating fire at a hotel in central Paris.
  • April 16 - President Lucio Gutierrez of Ecuador declared a state of emergency in the capital city and dissolved the Supreme Court.
  • April 17 - Twelve holidaymakers were killed in southern Switzerland when a bus carrying 27 people plunged 200 metres into a ravine.
  • April 18 - Five people died in ethnic clashes in Iran's south-west Khuzestan province.
  • April 19 - Joseph Ratzinger elected Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of the Papal conclave.
  • April 20:
    • At least 46 workers have been killed and several others injured in a blast at an explosives factory in Zambia.
    • 56 hurt as earthquake hits Fukuoka and Kasuga, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. The earthquake measured a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter scale.
    • President Lucio Gutiérrez of Ecuador is said to have fled after Congress voted to sack him amid growing protests.
  • April 21:
    • A bus crash in Vietnam's Central Highlands has left 30 Vietnamese war veterans dead and four other people hurt.
    • A gunfight on the edge of the Saudi city of Mecca has left two militants and two members of the security forces dead.
  • April 23: Silvio Berlusconi, prime minister of Italy, re-forms government after its dissolution three days earlier.
  • April 25: A passenger train derails in the Japanese Hyōgo prefecture killing at least 106 people and injuring another 456.
  • April 26 - Facing international pressure, Syria withdrew the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon ending its 29 year military domination of that country.
  • April 27 - The Superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus 380 made its first flight from Toulouse.
  • April 30 - Attacks on tourists in the Egyptian capital Cairo leave three militants dead and at least 10 people injured.

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