2010 was always going to be a momentous year in Sweden, with a Royal Wedding and a general election within months of each other.
But few expected Sweden to be grabbing the international headlines thanks to its associations with the leaking of thousands of US government secrets.
And nobody expected that a young man from Tranås would try to blow himself up among Stockholm’s Christmas shoppers.
How much have you been paying attention to the comings and goings in Sweden in 2010? Test yourself with The Local’s end of year quiz!