2008

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This article is about the year 2008.
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2008 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 2008
MMVIII
Ab urbe condita 2761
Armenian calendar 1457
ԹՎ ՌՆԾԷ
Assyrian calendar 6758
Bahá'í calendar 164–165
Bengali calendar 1415
Berber calendar 2958
British Regnal year 56 Eliz. 2 – 57 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2552
Burmese calendar 1370
Byzantine calendar 7516–7517
Chinese calendar 丁亥(Fire Pig)
4704 or 4644
    — to —
戊子年 (Earth Rat)
4705 or 4645
Coptic calendar 1724–1725
Discordian calendar 3174
Ethiopian calendar 2000–2001
Hebrew calendar 5768–5769
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2064–2065
 - Shaka Samvat 1929–1930
 - Kali Yuga 5108–5109
Holocene calendar 12008
Igbo calendar 1008–1009
Iranian calendar 1386–1387
Islamic calendar 1428–1430
Japanese calendar Heisei 20
(平成20年)
Javanese calendar 1940–1941
Juche calendar 97
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4341
Minguo calendar ROC 97
民國97年
Nanakshahi calendar 540
Thai solar calendar 2551
Unix time 1199145600 – 1230767999

2008 (MMVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (dominical letter FE) of the Gregorian calendar, the 2008th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 8th year of the 3rd millennium, the 8th year of the 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2000s decade.

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  9. ^ "Kevin Rudd says sorry". The Sydney Morning Herald. February 13, 2008. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "BU.S., Europeans at Security Council Back Kosovo's Independence". Bloomberg L.P. February 17, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
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  28. ^ "BBC NEWS | Africa | Troops stage coup in Mauritania". news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-01-13. 
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