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What were our top moments of the decade? Check out the video below to see just a few of them: Kelly Clarkson, a sweet, plainspoken waitress from Burleson, Texas, captured our hearts when she won the inaugural season of a little singing competition called American Idol. The Sopranos had a habit of killing off its main characters, but we gasped when "nice wise guy" Silvio whacked the beleaguered Adriana. And back in the real world, Barack Obama made history as the first African-American president of the United States.

Check out these top moments in the video below, and then see many more in our Best of 2009 and Best of the Decade sections.